There are many great things about working on a college campus, but one of my favorites is the regular visits from great thinkers, writers, and speakers. We’re excited to be part of one such visit this month – Wes Moore, host of the PBS series Coming Home with Wes Moore, will be speaking as part of the Missouri State University Public Affairs Convocation Lecture Series on October 20 at 7pm in the JQH Arena. If you missed Coming Home the first time around, you can catch it again on Thursdays in October. The three part series airs at 8pm on October 1, October 8 and October 15. We hope you’ll tune in for the show, and then come hear Moore speak live on campus.
And don’t forget about your two opportunities this month to treat your taste buds in support of OPT. The 26th Annual Joplin WineFeast will be held on October 4 at Hotel Joplin. And the 28th Annual Wine & Food Celebration takes place on Saturday, October 24 at the White River Conference Center in Springfield. Find out more at www.optv.org.
Proceeds from both of these events help fund the acquisition and broadcast of children’s programming on OPT. As you know, OPT has a strong and longstanding commitment to the littlest viewers of our region. Children love shows like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Super Why!, and Curious George. But more than simply entertainment, these shows empower children by providing the knowledge and confidence they need for success in school and life.
Both of these events are a great time for a great cause – we hope to see you there!