As part of its Community Conversations series, WFAE-FM (90.7) will host a public forum at 7 p.m. Thursday on First Amendment freedoms and issues involving protests expected during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in September.
Among the topics in the 90-minute meeting will be how the city is preparing for large demonstrations that accompany political conventions.
Greg Collard, WFAE's news director, will serve as moderator. On the panel will be Bob Hagemann, Charlotte city attorney; Ken Davies, attorney for Occupy Charlotte; and Mark Newbold of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
It is free and will begin at 7 p.m. in the James B. Duke Auditorium on the first floor of the Mint Museum-Uptown.