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Wilkes University Reschedules Rosenn Lecture with NPR’s Terry Gross

Wilkes University has canceled the April 19 Max Rosenn Lecture in Law and Humanities with National Public Radio’s Terry Gross. The event is rescheduled for April 25, 2021 at 2:30 pm in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts. Details about registering for the 2021 event will be released at a later date. The lecture is free and open to the public. 

The lecture, “All I Did Was Ask: An Afternoon With Terry Gross” will offer a behind-the-mic glimpse of her innovative and hugely popular public radio show, Fresh Air. Recounting stories of extremely successful interviews as well as relating entertaining tales of particularly disastrous interviews, Gross will share a side of herself that her listeners rarely get to see. 

Gross is National Public Radio’s award-winning host and co-executive producer of Fresh Air.  Gross, who has been host of Fresh Air since 1975, when it was broadcast only in Greater Philadelphia, is not afraid to ask tough questions. But she sets an atmosphere in which her guests volunteer the answers rather than surrendering them. The San Francisco Chronicle calls the unique approach, “a remarkable blend of empathy and warmth, genuine curiosity and sharp intelligence.” Fresh Air is broadcast on nearly 600 stations and became the first non-drive-time show in public radio history to reach more than five million listeners a week. The broadcast went on to win The Peabody Award in 1994 for its “probing questions, revelatory interviews and unusual insight.”

For more information about the rescheduled event, please contact Rebecca Van Jura at 570-408-4306 or email rebecca.vanjura@wilkes.edu.

About Wilkes University: 

Wilkes University is a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, Wilkes is on a mission to create one of the nation’s finest doctoral universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small college, open to all who show promise. The Economist named Wilkes 25th in the nation for the value of its education for graduates. In addition to 46 majors, Wilkes offers 24 master’s degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu.

 

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For more information about the rescheduled event, please contact Rebecca Van Jura at 570-408-4306 or email rebecca.vanjura@wilkes.edu.

 


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