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NPR “Morning Edition” host Steve Inskeep visits Sarasota
Steve Inskeep and Carson Cooper on stage together
SARASOTA, Fla. (January 15, 2016) – National Public Radio “Morning Edition” host Steve Inskeep will visit Sarasota on Thursday, January 21 to talk about his work, his new book Jacksonland and his life as a public radio reporter. The event is open to the public. Ticket-holders will have the chance to have books signed, and meet Inskeep, a nationally recognized journalist who has interviewed and told the stories of a wide range of people including musicians, presidents and warlords.
“Steve Inskeep is one of public radio’s most well-known voices,” said WUSF Public Media General Manager JoAnn Urofsky. “This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of an interesting conversation between NPR’s Morning Edition host and Carson Cooper, WUSF’s local host of Morning Edition.”
Best-known to NPR listeners as the host of “Morning Edition,” Inskeep has reported from cities including New Orleans, Detroit, Karachi, Cairo, Houston, Tehran and Baghdad. He has received a 2006 Robert F. Kennedy journalism award for “The Price of African Oil,” on conflict in Nigeria. In 2012 he traveled 2,700 miles across North Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring. In 2013 he reported from war-torn Syria, and on Iran’s historic election. In 2014 he drove with colleagues 2,428 miles along the entire U.S.-Mexico border; the resulting radio series and online magazine, “Borderland,” won widespread attention.
Inskeep’s visit to Sarasota begins with a private reception, followed by an on-stage conversation with WUSF’s Carson Cooper that includes an audience Q&A, and a public book signing.
The event is made possible with the support of major sponsors, including Paul and Sarah Karon, SunTrust Private Wealth, Harry’s Continental Kitchens and National Public Radio.
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016
Location: Selby Auditorium at USF Sarasota-Manatee. 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
VIP Pass, $125 Includes pre-event reception (6 p.m.), talk and book signing, plus a complimentary copy of Jacksonland.
General Admission, $35 7 p.m., includes talk and book signing. Copies of Jacksonland available for purchase.
About WUSF Public Media
WUSF Public Media is a comprehensive media organization that provides media services to the community and businesses through public broadcasting and multi-media production services. Licensed to the University of South Florida, WUSF Public Media has been serving the public interest through programming, educational outreach and community partnerships for 50 years. For more information, visit www.wusf.org.