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Radio Evening With Ira Glass at the Ferst Center at Georgia Tech April 6

2013 March 31

Story teller and producer of “This American Life,” Ira Glass, will present “Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass” at the Ferst Center at Georgia Tech this Saturday.

In “Reinventing Radio,” Glass offers a behind-the-scenes look at his quirky public radio program “This American Life” and its unique approach to broadcast journalism and storytelling.  Live onstage, Glass will mix stories from the show and talk about the show, its origins, his influences and the elements of a good story.

Glass, a distant cousin of music composer Phillip Glass, has introduced his audience to some of the top radio story tellers today, including David Sedaris, Jonathan Goldstein and Sarah Vowell.

“This American Life” is heard on more than 500 public radio stations each week by more than 1.7 million listeners. Most weeks, the podcast of the program is the most popular podcast in America. The show also airs each week on the CBC in Canada and on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s radio network. Under Glass’s editorial direction, “This American Life” has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including several Peabody and DuPont-Columbia awards. “The American Journalism Review” declared that the show is “at the vanguard of a journalistic revolution.”

“Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass” will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at the Georgia Tech Ferst Center for the Arts.

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