Peeling back the shiny top layer of a completed radio broadcast, tonight’s Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass reveals what it takes to produce a program from start to finish. But Glass, the host and co-creator of National Public Radio’s This American Life, doesn’t just take listeners behind the scenes; he deconstructs his own methods of storytelling while sharing how he cuts and pastes conversations with subjects into one seamless hour.
A unique blend of radio journalism, personal essays and in-depth profiles of people, places and events in American history, This American Life, now in its eighteenth year, is an NPR programming staple. Glass and his cadre of contributors bring original human-interest stories to the FM dial weekly — and often, like tonight, to the live stage.
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Reinventing Radio begins at 7:30 p.m. at Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road in Boulder. Tickets are $37 to $100 ($100 tickets include a pre-show meet-and-greet with Glass) and can be purchased through the venue’s website or by calling 303-440-7666. For more information, visit chautauqua.com.
Sat., Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., 2013