Park University students Andria Enns and Keith Taylor will appear on the "Walt Bodine Show" on Kansas City radio station KCUR (89.3 FM) on Thursday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m. to discuss their recent study abroad trip to Uganda.
Enns, a sophomore communication arts/public relations major from Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Taylor, a senior communication arts/broadcasting major from Kansas City, Kan., spent 18 days in Uganda working on a peace journalism project. The students shadowed Park University Associate Professor of Communication Arts Steven Youngblood as he teaches peace journalism seminars for radio professionals in Uganda. The students taught segments of the seminars and produced their own journalism, including audio reports that will be aired during the students’ appearance on KCUR, Kansas City's NPR affiliate.
Youngblood received two grants totaling $150,000 to direct and teach a six-month Peace, Developmental and Electoral Journalism project in Uganda. He received a $90,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State, administered through the U.S. Embassy in Kampala, Uganda, and a $60,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development. The project was launched earlier this month and is aimed at preventing violence before, during and after the March 2011 presidential elections in Uganda.
Audio pieces, photos, videos and blogs produced by Enns, Taylor and Youngblood are linked through Youngblood's peace journalism webpage,http://captain.park.edu/syoungblood/peace.htm.