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Christopher welcomes you to read his words here.
Christopher E. Renner is a community activist and long-time voice for issues of social justice. He is a third-generation Kansas native, born and raised in Marshall County. One of his favorite quotes is from George B. Shaw:
"The only time my education was interrupted was when I was in school."
Those words have inspired Chris to be a life-long learner, with formal training in psychology, history, theology, education, applied linguistics, women's studies, community organizing, and most recently journalism and mass communications. "You can never learn too much," he says. For 17 years, Christopher lived and worked in Italy as an English as a foreign language instructor at the Università degli Studi di Napoli - Federico II, where he wrote two textbooks and published 18 articles about learning and instruction.
He returned to the US in 1998 to care for his father after the death of his mother. Christopher has called Manhattan home since then. He attended the 2005 and 2007 Media Reform Conferences. "The most powerful experiences I have had since a course on liberation theology in 1980," he says and they have lead him into a career change.
Since 2006, Christopher he has hosted "Community Bridge" on KSDB 91.9FM in Manhattan - a public affairs program that seeks to inform the public debate from a progressive point of view. Visit communitybridge.blogspot.com for more information about his show. In addition, he has lead efforts to establish a new community radio station, KONZ - Flint Hills Community Radio - a new public radio station for the northern Flint Hills that will be located at 90.9 on the FM dial. KONZ plans to be on air in mid-2010.
We are honored that Christopher writes with us at the Kansas Free Press!
You may browse his archives here.
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