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MPR Journalist to Speak


MARCH 4, 2005--Minnesota Public Radio journalist Brandt Williams will discuss media coverage of minority populations, discrimination, and racial profiling on March 15 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the President's Room of the Hagestad Student Center at UW-River Falls.

Williams is a reporter with MPR's urban affairs unit. At MPR, Brandt has extensively covered issues that concern race and justice, including racial profiling. Before coming to MPR in 2000,
Williams was the executive editor of Insight News, the state's largest African American-owned newspaper. Williams grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in speech communications in 1991. He is married and lives in north Minneapolis.

The presentation is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the College of Education and Professional Studies Cultural Diversity Committee. For more information contact Ruth Kalms, 715/425-3376 or Stephanie Harty, 715/425-3790.

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