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Ira Glass speaks on radio’s storytelling power

When the lights dimmed in the Tivoli Theatre, fans who packed the event hall craned their necks to catch a glimpse of Ira Glass, host of National Public Radio show, “This American Life.” They were greeted only by a glow of his iPad mini as Glass walked the stage in the dark in an effort to illustrate the power of radio. Glass was in Chattanooga to speak at George

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Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass

Ira Glass, host and producer of the public radio show This American Life, will deliver the final lecture in the 2012-13 Hunter Lecture Series on Sunday, April 7, at the Tivoli Theatre.  This free event will begin at 4 p.m.; doors open at 2:30 p.m.  It is open to the public.

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Will Allen urges more support for urban farming

More than 20 years ago, Will Allen began farming on his first plot of land in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Now, Allen is the founder and CEO of Growing Power, a non-profit urban farming foundation with two farms totaling 140 acres of land. Allen urged a large crowd in the Roland Hayes Auditorium to take on their own urban farming projects.

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Will Allen to speak at Hunter Lecture Series on February 26

The 2012-2013 season of the Hunter Lecture Series continues with Will Allen, a former professional basketball player turned urban farmer. Allen will be speaking on February 26 at 7 p.m. at Roland Hayes Auditorium in the UTC Fine Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; first come, first served.

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Thomas Friedman: Think creatively in hyper-connected world

When Thomas Friedman began his career as a journalist more than twenty years ago, “average” was good enough. But according to Friedman, in this age of hyper-connectivity and globalization, average doesn’t mean much anymore. Instead, America’s workers will need to have something “extra” and invent their own jobs, he told a large crowd at the Tivoli Theatre.

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