civic engagement

Desirae Simmons
Desiraé Simmons

With the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, and a highly volatile election season, 2020 has been a year of discontent.  Desiraé Simmons is co-director of the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice.  She says the good news is more people have become engaged and are working to take action, but it has to continue to grow.  Simmons joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss the growing importance of civic engagement in this week's "Washtenaw United."

Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

National Public Radio Executive Editor of News Edith Chapin joins WEMU's Lisa Barry in-studio to talk about the importance of local news and the evolution of how news information is shared and consumed.