NPR announces new season of live events

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NPR is partnering with member stations to continue its NPR Presents live events series in 11 cities starting this week, the network announced Tuesday.

NPR Presents will bring two programs to live audiences. “NPR Presents: Family Matters,” a series that started in 2013, will include discussions of financial planning with Morning Edition host David Greene and business reporters Yuki Noguchi and Sonari Glinton.

NPR is partnering with member stations in five cities on “Family Matters”: WNED/WBFO on an event in Buffalo, N.Y. (Oct. 8); WAMC and WMHT in Albany, N.Y. (Oct. 15); WESA in Pittsburgh (Nov. 5); WPPB in Stony Brook, N.Y. (Nov. 12); and WNPR and WSHU in New Haven, Conn. (Nov. 19).

TIAA-CREF, a financial services organization, is sponsoring the series.

Newly appointed All Things Considered host Michel Martin will also return to the stage for another series of events, “Michel Martin: Going There.” The events will combine “traditional interviews and panel discussions with cultural expression, such as music and storytelling,” according to NPR, and will cover topics including youth voting patterns and the 60th anniversary of the bus boycotts in Montgomery, Ala.

NPR will partner with Iowa Public Radio on a Nov. 10 event in Des Moines, Iowa. Martin will then visit Montgomery for a Dec. 1 show. Events are also in the works for Pittsburgh; Chicago; Kansas City, Mo.; and Fort Collins, Colo.

The Kresge Foundation is sponsoring Martin’s live event series.

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