In January, 2009, WTIP’s First Thursday Community Conversation featured Barbara Radke, University of Minnesota Extension educator who put together the Cook County Social Capital survey. She was joined by volunteer committee member Judie Johnson, Cook County Extension Director Diane Booth and Commissioner Jim Johnson.
In December of 2007, over 500 county residents – adults and young people – participated in assessing our connectedness and the degree to which we network together. The results have been complied and the panel discussed things like how much we trust each other. Who do we know and what are we willing to do for them? Do we volunteer and participate in community activities? Tune in to hear about the survey's results.