Maj. Troy Brown, Army Aviation Support Facility commander, provides media with an interview during the annual National Disaster Medical System training exercise August 17, 2016, at the Denver International Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling)

What roles can public media and public libraries play in supporting local communities during times of shock and stress?

To answer this and other questions, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) and The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN) hosted a webinar Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. ET. Leaders shared information on:

  • Public media’s role as an independent source of information and local reporting.
  • Initiatives to capitalize on building local public media capacity during disasters.
  • How public libraries perceive their roles in disaster response.
  • Challenges to maintaining and enhancing public institutions in their disaster response efforts.

CDP Vice President Regine A. Webster moderated the discussion that included opening remarks from Maureen Lawless, vice president and director of member services at TFN.

Panelists included:

Watch the webinar recording to learn more about the role of public media and libraries in community crises:

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