Steamboat briefs: NPR Editor to discuss news, accountability Wednesday |

Steamboat briefs: NPR Editor to discuss news, accountability Wednesday

 NPR Public Editor Elizabeth Jensen and KUNC News Director Michael de Yoanna will discuss fake news, how the media really works and restoring trust in journalism at a “News & Accountability” event from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave. Admission is free, but space is limited. Reservations information is at

Jensen was appointed to a three-year term as NPR’s ombudsman/public editor in January 2015. In this role, she serves as the public’s representative to NPR, responsible for bringing transparency to matters of journalism and journalism ethics.

As a contributor to The New York Times, she covered the public broadcasting beat — PBS, NPR, local stations and programming — as well as children’s media, documentaries, nonprofit journalism start-ups and cable programming. She also wrote for the Columbia Journalism Review and was a regular contributor to Current, the public broadcasting trade publication, where, among other topics, she wrote about sustainability strategies for public television stations.

Wednesday Wonderings return to Yampa River Wednesday

Yampa River Botanic Park is launching this summer’s Wednesday Wonderings series Wednesday. The free, fun and informative gardening-related classes are held weekly Wednesdays at the park through August.

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Classes include: Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m., permaculture with Eva Luna; July 19, 5 to 7 p.m., fun with plant names and families with Kathy Keeler, the Wandering Botanist; July 26, 5 to 7 p.m., fun with fairy gardens with Allison Mecklenburg; Aug. 9, 8 a.m. to noon, creative iPhone photography class with Karen Schulman; Aug. 16, 5 to 7 p.m., using plants as medicine with Mary O’Brien; Aug. 23, 5 to 7 p.m., “To Bee or Not to Bee” with local beekeeper David Truly; and Aug. 30, 5 to 7 p.m., macro photography with Andy Kennedy.

For more information about instructors and class descriptions, visit

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