|“Listen Up Luncheon” features a series of national hosts from public radio
|SARASOTA, Fla. (October 12, 2022) – WUSF Public Media is proud to bring the NPR “On Point” radio and podcast program host Meghna Chakrabarti to Sarasota for WUSF’s “Listen Up Luncheon” series. Tickets are now on sale for the exclusive event at the Sarasota Yacht Club.NPR’s “On Point” program hosts intelligent conversations that help make sense of the world, with topics ranging from politics and the environment to health and popular culture. Recent shows delved into: — The often-harrowing journey of immigrants to the United States– The unusual origin of trust and how it is built in the animal and human kingdoms– The Jackson, Mississippi water crisis– The perilous position of energy resources in Europe– The unusual plans among the super-rich to escape environmental catastropheChakrabarti is an award-winning radio host, based in Boston, and is a trained environmental scientist with degrees from Oregon State University, Harvard University and Boston University. “On Point” Senior Editor Dorey Scheimer will lead the discussion.Tickets: www.WUSF.org/ListenUp. $125. A Meet & Greet ticket with Chakrabarti is $500.Time: Registration and Networking at 11:30 a.m. Program at Noon – 1 p.m.Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2022Place: Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34236 “Meghna is a wonderful voice of genuine curiosity on NPR, and her conversations always help peel back the layers of events to explore dynamics underneath,” said JoAnn Urofsky, General Manager of WUSF Public Media. “Meghna is a delight to talk with, and we are so proud to bring her to Sarasota so she can meet listeners and supporters of WUSF.”The “Listen Up Luncheon” series is part of a growing lineup of live events that WUSF has brought to the community, including on-stage performances of shows such as “Snap Judgment,” “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” and “Science Friday.” These events regularly sell out, so fans are encouraged to buy their tickets now.For more information, see https://www.wusf.org/listenup/ or contact Kathy Jordan of WUSF at firstname.lastname@example.org, (941) 359-4240. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Richard Mullins(813) email@example.com About WUSF Public MediaWUSF 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 serves the public interest through programming, educational outreach and community partnerships. For more information, visit www.wusf.org.