The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School presents the Fall 2016 Redpath Lecture on Monday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture costs $10 and will be held at Columbia High School’s Black Box Theatre.

How We Got Here and How the Corporate News Media Missed It

For years, the corporate news media reported we were recovering from the Great Recession and the foreclosure crisis was over. But only seven percent of America’s counties have actually experienced a recovery. Polls indicate this prolonged economic stagnation has the American public angry because they believe our political system is rigged for special interests. How has Donald Trump harnessed these undercurrents and used them to appeal to disillusioned voters? What’s next? How will our economic challenges shape the debate that will define our future?

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BOB HENNELLY is an award-winning independent investigative reporter and weekly contributor to Salon, City & State and WBGO-Newark Public Radio.

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This evening honors the late Robert U. Redpath, a distinguished former trustee of the Adult School, in whose memory a fund has been established to provide an annual program highlighting his interest in communications and language.