This course is for those interested in current events. Each week we will discuss news from around the world, across the United States, and in the Triangle. The facilitator will provide an agenda of discussion topics, and members of the class are permitted to propose additional discussion topics. Active participation is encouraged (but not mandatory), since it expands our mutual understanding of the many events that might, and do, affect us. Discussions are enriched by the variety of class members' backgrounds, expertise, and viewpoints. Topics are discussed knowledgeably, respectfully and, sometimes, with passion, but we always end with humor, looking forward to the next class. And, many of us even continue the discussions over lunch at a nearby restaurant. We offer two sections of this class due to the large number of interested OLLIites. Most facilitators rotate between the sections. Each facilitator is a news junkie and has led discussions many times, and each brings his own distinctive style and background to the class and, most importantly, each will encourage a wide selection of views from class members. Facilitated Discussion.