Thursday, June 30, 2011

#209: Watch "MICHIANA MIX: Profile on Young Adults in Michiana" on WNIT tonight

If you don't live under a rock, you might have noticed that recently, South Bend has attracted a bit of national media attention... and some of us think it's been pretty uncreative, unfair, misguided, and frankly, wrought with ulterior motives.  There's absolutely no need to brush aside our serious challenges as a city, but it's important to characterize our strengths and weaknesses accurately.  And tonight, a live television discussion will attempt to do just that.

Often cited as one of the bend's shortcomings, a strong population of young adults is a crucial indicator of a city's health, vibrancy, and future.  Tonight on WNIT Channel 34, you'll have a chance to hear from about 50 young people who not only live in the area, but are making impressive efforts to improve our home and make it a place where more young professionals will come to live and work.

Personally, I'm of the frame of mind that criticism can be made constructive and no one can make you feel inferior without your consent (a little love to E. Roosevelt for that nugget-o-wisdom).  Hopefully, we'll see a productive and constructive conversation tonight.

Be a part of it, and tune in at 8 pm for a LIVE broadcast of MICHIANA MIX: Profile on Young Adults in Michiana on WNIT Channel 34.  Submit your questions for Michana's young professionals here.

(And after the show, it's the after party.  And after the party, it's the hotel lobby.  Okay, maybe [or hopefully] this won't be like an R.Kelly song... but like any well-organized event for young adults, there's rumored to be an afterparty somewhere downtown, which will almost definitely be quite the thing to do in South Bend tonight.)

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