August 6, 12 p.m. | Humphrey Center
The Humphrey School's Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host a panel discussion on Friday, August 6 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium. The discussion will focus on the importance of political fact-checking and preview key issues in the upcoming election - and how they may be distorted. The forum will feature four prominent fact checkers who sniff out the lies, distortions, or half-truths in Minnesota politics. Panelists will include Eric Black, author of the MinnPost column Black Ink, Pat Kessler, a political reporter for WCCO-TV, Catharine Richert, the lead reporter for PoliGraph, a fact-checking project at the Humphrey School, and Tom Scheck of Minnesota Public Radio News. The discussion will be moderated by Lori Sturdevant, and editorial writer and columnist for the Star Tribune. The event is free and open to the public.