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‘This American Life’ host Ira Glass visits to share the creative process behind his popular program
Ira Glass, the host and creator of the public radio program “This American Life” will be the fourth and final speaker in the 2012-13 George T. Hunter Lecture Series at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, at the Tivoli Theatre. Glass’s talk, dubbed “Reinventing Radio,” will focus on his famous program and how it’s put together.
The show premiered on Chicago’s public radio station WBEZ in 1995 and is now heard on more than 500 public radio stations each week—locally on Sunday evenings at WUTC-FM 88.1—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.
The lecture is free and open to the public, no tickets necessary. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. For more information, please visit benwood.org, facebook.com/hunterlectureseries, or twitter.com/hunterlectures.