Distributed May 2, 2001
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Mary Jo Curtis



Press Advisory

NPR’s Ira Glass to speak on ‘A New Kind of Radio’ May 6
Ira Glass ’82, host and producer of NPR’s This American Life and a 1982 graduate of Brown, will speak on “Lies, Sissies and Fiascoes: Notes on Making a New Kind of Radio” at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2001, in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. The public and media are welcome, but seating is limited.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Ira Glass, host and producer of National Public Radio’s This American Life and a 1982 graduate of Brown University, will be the guest of the Brown Lecture Board when he speaks on “Lies, Sissies and Fiascoes: Notes on Making a New Kind of Radio” at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2001, in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. The event is free of charge.

Because the Lecture Board produces its events specifically for the Brown student body, only 50 seats are reserved for the public. Additional public seating is on a space-available basis. Glass will give a 60-minute lecture, followed by a 30-minute question and answer period. The media is welcome.

Glass began his career as an intern at NPR at the age of 19, working for All Things Considered and Morning Edition. He is an award-winning education reporter and last year received the Lyndhurst Prize in recognition of his work in public radio. A Chicago-based experiment in radio vérité, This American Life premiered on that city’s public radio station in 1995 and quickly won a Peabody Award. It was aired nationally in 1996 and is now heard on more than 300 public radio stations.

For more information, call Lindsey Murtagh at (401) 867-6061.

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