KTOO Presents: An Evening with Lakshmi Singh
Join KTOO for a special conversation with NPRs Lakshmi Singh. Singh's range of experience with NPR includes serving as midday newscaster, reporting on complex social and political issues, and contributing to Latino USA.
Lakshmi will be joined onstage by Jennifer Pemberton, KTOO's Managing Editor. The two will discuss challenges facing the industry in current times, diversity in reporting and their own personal experiences. Audience will have an opportunity to submit questions for a curated Q&A.
About Lakshmi Singh:
"Singh's experience extends beyond the studio booth to domestic and international field reporting. From comprehensive coverage of the infamous sniper shootings in the Washington, DC, area to in-depth feature reporting on immigration from both sides of the border, Singh's stories reflect the magic of radio. In her pieces, Singh tries to get the right mix of rich sound and descriptive narrative to transport listeners to a place hidden deep in one's imagination.
As a regular contributor to NPR's Latino USA, Singh is passionate about issues that affect Hispanics today. The diversity questions Singh has faced due to her biracial background (Singh's mother is Puerto Rican, her father is from Trinidad) have led her to take unconventional approaches to many stories."
- From npr.org/people/2101212/lakshmi-singh
About Jennifer Pemberton:
Jennifer manages KTOOs newsroom in Juneau as well as reporters with Alaskas Energy Desk around the state. Jennifer has produced special reporting series on water in the west, women running for political office and community health problems related to air pollution. Her reporting has appeared in the Midnight Oil podcast and nationally on Here & Now and All Things Considered.
VIP Meet and Greet:
Join Lakshmi Singh at TK Maguire's before the show from 5:30-6:30pm. Snacks will be provided. No-host bar.
6:00pm Box Office opens
7:00pm Event begins
No-host Wine and Kombucha bar - all proceeds benefit KTOO.
Kombucha provided by Alaska Probiotics
Under 21 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
Sponsorship for this event provided by Juneau Obstetrics and Gynecology and Bartlett Regional Hospital.
The Juneau Arts and Cultural Center (JACC) (View)
360 Egan Dr
Juneau, AK 99801-1769
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|