Ira Glass Brings NPR’s Popular ‘This American Life’. Ira Glass has created one of the most listened-to radio programs in the United States. ‘This American Life’ is heard every week by more than 2.2 million listeners across more than 500 National Public Radio Stations, along with another 2.5 million people downloading each podcast of his program. Since starring as an intern at NPR in 1978, Glass worked his way up through almost every position at the company before he began his own show in 1995. He will bring his famed commentary to the Duke Energy Center for the Arts-The Mahaffey Theater on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m.
‘This American Life’ had won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including six Peabody awards. The American Journalism Review declared that this program was “in the vanguard of a journalistic revolution” in 1999, and, since then, a generation of podcasts and radio shows have emerged that has built on the style of narrative journalism championed by Glass and his staff.
Tickets for the Ira Glass show are available at The Mahaffey Box office and online at www.tickets.themahaffey. com. The Duke Center for the Arts-The Mahaffey Theater is located at 400 First St. in St. Petersburg. For more information, call 727-300-2000.
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