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KNX-FM, Los Angeles Produces Town Hall on Post-Pandemic Learning

Audacy’s all-news KNX-FM, Los Angeles produced a live town hall on Tuesday (2/21) titled, “A Generation Lost,” that brought together students and experts to illuminate the unseen impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on education and the workforce. The one-hour event was held in the Audacy SoundSpace on Los Angeles’s Miracle Mile. Mike Simpson, host of “LA’s Morning News” on KNX, and Charles Feldman, host of “KNX In Depth” and “LA’s Afternoon News” served as moderators. Audacy Southern California regional president Jeff Federman says, “There is no issue of more universal importance to our communities. It was important that we use our platform at KNX News to ensure parents and teens know they’re not alone in adjusting to a new reality.” Panelists included students Montserrat Hidalgo, Sarah Mian, and Alex Bielanski who discussed their first-hand experiences of how the pandemic shutdowns affected their education, social development, and mental health. Other panelists were Long Beach Unified School District superintendent Jill Baker, UCLA director of undergraduate admissions Gary Clark, Los Angeles Trade Tech College dean Chito Cajayon, and Stanford University professor Sean Reardon. You can see it on demand here.