Media literacy is about accessing, analyzing, evaluating, creating, and engaging with information. Whether news comes from a print newspaper, an online story, a social media post, a radio program or podcast, a video presentation, or other formats or channels, being able to critically evaluate sources and information is essential to being a well-rounded citizen.
The office of Missouri’s secretary of state wants public libraries to act in the very best interests of our children. We’ve long done that at the Kansas City Public Library and have no doubt that is the priority and practice of libraries across the state.
Podcast guest Brandon Calloway is the CEO and co-founder of G.I.F.T., a nonprofit that gives grants to businesses East of Troost – long known as Kansas City’s racial dividing line – to reverse the lingering effects of redlining that contribute to the racial wealth gap.