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Pathways to Prosperity, Choosing a Future for Your Community
Rapid growth has transformed the South from the poorest region in the nation to the world’s third-largest economy in the span of a single lifetime. But even as many communities prosper, continued commercial and population growth raise troubling questions. What of those who are left behind? Does our enthusiasm for economic progress endanger a distinctive and valued way of life? How do we convert growth into prosperity? It is important to give serious thought to these questions while there are still choices to be made.
Hosts: Tifton Community Leaders and Richard B. Russell Library
When: September 30, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Agrirama

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News Media and Society: How to Restore the Public Trust?
Good journalism is vitally important for a strong democracy, but Americans increasingly do not trust the news media. We must restore citizens’ trust in news reporting in order for our democracy to function well. This issue book suggests three approaches to repairing the relationship between the news media and the American people. Each approach offers different perspectives on what has damaged citizens’ trust. Each presents various ways to address those problems. The ideas and suggestions come from citizens and experts across the country.
Hosts: Tifton Community Leaders and Richard B. Russell Library
When: October 9, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Tifton Welcome Station Business Development Meeting Room, 502 Main Street, Tifton, GA

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Health Care in America: How Can We Make it More Affordable?
Forty-seven million Americans lack health insurance while costs continue to spiral out of control for those who do have coverage. The nation spends more than any other country on health care, but many are still dissatisfied with what we have to show for it. Now it is time to face the difficult choices needed to make the U.S. health-care system function properly.
Hosts: Tifton Community Leaders and Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, The University of Georgia
When: October 22, 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Leroy Rogers Senior Citizens’ Center, 315 W. 2nd Street, Tifton, GA

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Jobs: Preparing a Workforce for the 21st Century
Welcome to America's Third Industrial Revolution, where technology and global trade are remaking the nation's workplace, and requiring most workers to possess an array of new skills in technical and academic areas. It's a staggering transition and possibly threatening social upheaval. Democracy's challenge: How can the nation prepare its workforce for the new millennium?
Hosts: Moultrie Technical College-Tifton, Tifton Community Leaders, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
When: To be announced
Where: Moultrie Technical College, 52 Tech Drive, Tifton, GA

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Jill Severn
706-542-5766
jsevern@uga.edu

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