Monday, September 3, 2007

Coverage of the National Conference of State Legislatures

360 North will be bringing coverage of a national event to its Gavel to Gavel Alaska programming this fall.

The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. Each year, at their annual meeting, members from across the nation gather to discuss issues, attend workshops and conduct forums. This year, with the help of the National Association of Public Affairs Networks, 360 North will broadcast coverage of the sessions that took place in Boston.

KTOO's Gavel to Gavel Alaska is a member of NAPAN, and Bill Legere, KTOO general manager, serves on the NAPAN board. This year, another member, The Connecticut Network, produced programs of many NCSL sessions. They have made these recordings available to other public affairs channels like 360 North.

Topics range from energy policy, education and health care reform to climate change and media advances in the delivery of news.

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