HuffPost’s “Listen to America” tour stop in Des Moines, Iowa on Oct. 9, 2017, will include two events. IowaWatch is the Iowa partner in HuffPost’s tour, designed to engage in conversations with people across the country of all ages and backgrounds.
The HuffPost tour bus will park at the intersection of Sixth and Forest avenues, across from Urban Dreams, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food trucks will be present during lunchtime. The panel forum is to be at the Sussman Theater in Drake University’s Olmsted Center from 7 to 9 p.m.
IowaWatch and HuffPost are collaborating on an upcoming news story by veteran Iowa journalist Cindy Hadish about a topic that is important to Iowans. The story will be published on Oct. 9 in conjunction with the HuffPost stop in Des Moines.
The “Listen to America” tour will stop in 25 cities between Sep. 12 and Oct. 30, 2017. HuffPost journalists are traveling in a mobile studio in a tour bus gathering stories from several states about what it means to be an American in 2017.
The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan, investigative news service that does investigative and community affairs journalism in collaboration with other media and trains college student journalists to do this kind of reporting at a high level.