The Truth About COVID-19
|Thurs 6/25/20||6:00 pm||7:00 pm|
Tagged as: News/Talk/Public Affairs, Special
The Truth About COVID-19 – An exploration of fact-finding through media, science and the internet during the time of COVID-19. KVMR’s Joyce Miller and Ali Lightfoot speak with researchers, journalists, scientists, doctors as well as a local public health official, astrologer and community member about where they find truth about COVID-19 and adapt to its ever-evolving story.
Jennifer Kavanaugh – A researcher who co-wrote a book called “Truth Decay,” which explores the erosion of trust in mainstream media and how cognitive bias plays a role in what people choose to believe.
Professor James R. Carey – of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and fellow at the American Association for the Advancement of Science shares trusted resources for scientific research.
Anita Varma – Assistant director of Journalism and Media Ethics at Santa Clara University shares her observations about how journalists should cover the ever-changing story of COVID-19.
Dr. James Tabery – A professor at the University of Utah in the Department of Internal Medicine talks about the class he taught called “Detecting BS,” which delves into ways to detect fake or misleading research.
Astrologer Starlight Compost – talks about where she gets information on the spiritual, astrological and environmental implications of COVID-19.
Cindy Wilson, Director of Public Health Nursing for Nevada County – talks about the challenges in getting news and updates about safety protocols out to Nevada County and the constantly changing information coming from government agencies.