Election 2012: Barber, McSally Live Forum to be Held at UA

Members of the public are invited to attend a forum between Ron Barber and Martha McSally on Oct. 23 in the UA Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom.
Oct. 17, 2012
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The event will be captioned. If you have questions concerning access, or wish to request a Sign Language interpreter or other accommodation, contact 520-621-3268 or email drc-info@email.arizona.edu.

Image courtesy of Arizona Public Media.
Image courtesy of Arizona Public Media.

The public is invited to the University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom on Oct. 23 for a forum between candidates running for the Congressional seat in Arizona’s District 2. Ron Barber (D) and Martha McSally (R) have agreed to participate.

Christopher Conover from Arizona Public Media will moderate, and a distinguished panel of journalists will pose questions. The forum is a partnership among Arizona Public Media, the Associated Students of The University of Arizona and the Arizona Students’ Association.

The forum will begin at 6 p.m. and will end at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis. All attendees must be seated by 5:45 p.m., and no signage will be permitted in the ballroom.

The entrance to the debate venue will be through the northeast side of the building, directly across from the Second Street Garage. Pre-pay parking will be available in the Second Street Garage for $4 at the gate. Free parking may be found in surface lots north of First Street after 5 p.m.

Arizona Public Media will air the forum live on three platforms: PBS-HD Channel 6, NPR-KUAZ 89.1FM/1550AM and online. The event video also will be available afterward on demand at the same address. Please note it will take a number of hours to post the video online after the event.

Complete election information, candidate interviews and other information can be found through Arizona Public Media online.

The Associated Students of the University of Arizona, or ASUA, serves as the representative student voice of 39,000 students at the UA. The organization offers a wide variety of programs and services and advocates on behalf of UA students at a local and statewide level.

The Arizona Students’ Association is a statewide advocacy organization representing all of Arizona’s public university students. ASA works to make sure that higher education in Arizona is affordable and accessible by advocating to elected officials and running issue campaigns to engage students.

Arizona Public Media is the trusted source of information that promotes thoughtful conversation and community collaboration. AZPM creates, acquires and distributes distinctive and relevant content for, with, and about Southern Arizona, the University of Arizona and the Southwest.  

AZPM broadcasts NPR, jazz and local programming on KUAZ-FM 89.1 and 1550AM; and classical music on stations KUAT-FM 90.5 and FM 89.7. Television broadcasting of PBS stations includes KUAT Channel 6 and KUAS Channel 27; on digital TV channels 6-1 PBS-HD; 6-2 V-me (en Español); 6-3 Create; KUAS Channel 27-1 PBS-HD; 27-2 PBS Kids; 27-3 PBS World, the UA Channel (Cox 116/Comcast 76); and the Ahora channel (en Español) on KUAZ-HD2.

AZPM also produces award-winning original local television programming from its digital studios on the UA campus. AZPM is a member-supported non-profit media organization of the UA and is a registered trademark of the Arizona Board of Regents.