Students in The University of Montana School of Journalism have produced a program focusing on sexual assault in the Missoula community, which will air on KUFM-FM Montana Public Radio at 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 25.
“The Footbridge Forum: Without Consent” originally aired this spring as a series of live programs on KBGA College Radio. The program educates listeners and a citizen panel on the issue of rape. Panelists then work toward solutions and offer those suggestions to people in a position to make change.
Students conducted research, produced stories and hosted the panelists in a wide-ranging discussion. Panelists ultimately came up with a list of suggestions for citizens, victims, students, athletes, agencies, administrators, law enforcement and the media. Those original programs have now been condensed to a one-hour program for air across western Montana.
The original programs can be found online at www.footbridgeforum.org along with a list of suggestions for various stakeholders.