In the process of learning more about their local community, LEAP Ambassadors also have the opportunity to discuss their events with local media. On their first day of school, the students visited with Larry Crippen– the hard-working News Director for KSAM Radio. Crippen provided the students with the opportunity to discuss their recent and upcoming events, which the students did with relish!
Maggie Denena, a LEAP Center Student Worker, discussed past event, such as the LEAP Center’s numerous trips this summer as part of a grant project on American Photographer Mark Burns.
Makayla Mason discussed some of her activities–such as her trip to Hawaii–and our upcoming activities, such as our trip to the Texas Tribune Festival in late September. (See upcoming events here!) and our planned visits to Houston for various author-related events.
In addition to informing the community of our goings-on, this experience also provides students the chance to learn media relations and communications. Even the most articulate people can freeze when a recording device is in their face…
…but with Larry’s comfortable professionalism, the students were able to learn the process, inform the public, and gain a new experience all at once!
LEAP Ambassador Megan Chapa met with KSAM News Director Larry Crippen on Thursday, February 18 to discuss the organization’s upcoming activities. The seven-minute segment, Around Town, highlights local activities and aired on Sunday, February 21.
The interview began with a brief overview of what LEAP was; the interview then proceeded to events from earlier in the semester such as the students’ luncheon with Secretary Bob Gates, their day with Chase Untermeyer, and their many law-related events.
But the bulk of the conversation related to the LEAP Center’s upcoming events, which include:
Feb 22-26: Campaign-Related Events
Feb 24-28: Little Rock, AR
Feb 29: LEAP Day Celebration
March 1: Primary Election Work
March 2: March to the Grave
March 15-April 19: LSAT Prep Course (Tue and Thu nights)
March 16: March Pre-Law Meeting
March 18: Dust Bowl Motel
March 26: Easter Egg Hunt
March 30: Mark Burns Opening Reception
March 31: Lunch with Glenn Frankel and Mark Burns
March 31: Glenn Frankel Presentation in Ralph Pease class
March 31: Mark Burns Presentation in Becky Finley’s class
March 31: Let’s Talk
April 1: Philip Mudd Presentation in Mike Yawn’s Class
April 5: Skip Hollandsworth Book Signing
April 6: 10th Court of Appeals at SHSU
April 9: 7th Annual Football Game
April 13: Career Service’s Etiquette Dinner
April 20: Final Pre-Law Meeting
April 23: HEARTS Veterans Museum’s Casino Night
May: Campaign Bootcamp
June: Mini-Austin Internship
July: Southern Legislative Conference in Lexington, KY
LEAP Center Ambassadors Karla Rosales and Megan Chapa met with KSAM‘s Larry Crippen for an “Around Town” session. This is the seventh time the Junior Fellows/LEAP Center have been featured on Around Town, a six-minute radio program that highlights local happenings on 101.7 and 104.9 FM.
The program, which covers their recent experiences at the Texas Governor’s Inauguration, as well as upcoming events such as the Michael Morton appearance, Nancy Bocskor’s appearance, and the Citizenship Program, aired Saturday (March 14) and Sunday (March 15).