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Radio Host Ira Glass to Appear at UW

September 30, 2011
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Ira Glass, host and creator of the public radio program "This American Life," will perform at UW Saturday, Nov. 12. (George Barcos Photo.)

Tickets for students go on sale Wednesday, Oct. 5, for a performance by Ira Glass, host of the popular radio show "This American Life." The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium at the University of Wyoming.

Tickets will cost $5 for UW students. Tickets for non-UW students cost $20 and go on sale Friday, Oct. 7. Tickets can be purchased at the Wyoming Union information desk, Fine Arts box office and online at Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will start at 7 p.m.

Additionally, VIP tickets for a reception and the event cost $100 and also go on sale Friday, Oct. 7.

"This American Life" began in 1995 on Chicago's public radio station WBEZ. It is now heard on more than 500 public radio stations each week by more than 1.7 million listeners. It is one of America's most  popular podcasts,  and also airs each week on the CBC in Canada and on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's radio network.

Glass began his career in 1978 as an intern at National Public Radio's network headquarters in Washington, D.C. Over the years, he worked on nearly every NPR network news program and held virtually every production job in NPR's Washington headquarters. He has been a news writer, desk assistant, editor and producer. He filled in as host of "Talk of the Nation" and "Weekend All Things Considered."

Created and directed by Glass, "This American Life" has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including several Peabody and DuPont-Columbia awards. The American Journalism Review noted the show is "at the vanguard of a journalistic revolution."

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