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Fake News Panel, Climate Action & Founding Fathers Forum 

It's time to face the facts.

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Get your facts to fight the fake news fervor that's taken over the country. You need that ammo, as a large percentage of Americans hold tight to misguided views fueled by "alternative facts." In a recent survey on news consumption, Pew Research Center found that 59 percent of U.S. adults just want the facts—no interpretation. They also found that not everyone can agree which facts are true. And, of course, that's what helped propel @realDonaldTrump into office. You can learn more at the panel discussion "Facts, Fake News and a Post-Truth America," moderated by KRCL RadioActive Host and Executive Producer Lara Jones with local experts including City Weekly's own Enrique Limón, George Pyle of The Salt Lake Tribune, Joel Campbell from BYU and Allison Pond of Deseret News. Salt Lake City Public Library, Marmalade Branch, 280 W. 500 North, 801-363-1818, April 11, 7 p.m., free, bit.ly/2opLray

If you "believe" in climate change—unlike the new head of the EPA—you need to collaborate with other science-minded people. Plan to attend Path to Positive Utah's Water and Climate Forum, with presentations and small group discussions about these critical environmental issues. Salt Lake City Public Safety Building, Community Room, 475 S. 300 East, Tuesday, April 25 (RSVP by Monday, April 10), 10 a.m.-noon, free, bit.ly/2oHoFtT

Everyone seems to be channeling the Founding Fathers these days. Why not find out what they really thought in a discussion with author Stephen F. Knott at "Washington, Hamilton and the American Presidency." His book explores the friendship between George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, two men of vastly different backgrounds. Knott attributes the ratification of the Constitution partly to the professional, enduring friendship between these two key players, and speaks to how Hamilton was the focus of attacks because Washington, as president, was pretty untouchable. Weber State University, 3848 Harrison Blvd., Hurst Center Dumke Legacy Hall, 801-626-6252, Thursday, April 13 (RSVP by Friday, April 7), noon-1:30 p.m., free, bit.ly/2ojUInF

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Katharine Biele

Katharine Biele

A City Weekly contributor since 1992, Biele is the informed voice behind our Hits & Misses and Citizen Revolt columns. When not writing, you can catch her working to empower voters and defend democracy alongside the League of Women Voters.

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