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4-4-07

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NPR interviewer to bring a little fresh air to Iowa State presentation

AMES, Iowa -- Terry Gross, longtime host of "Fresh Air" on National Public Radio, will be at Stephens Auditorium on the Iowa State campus at 8 p.m. on April 9. Her presentation is called, simply, "An Evening with Terry Gross." The event is free and open to the public.

"Fresh Air" is broadcast on WOI radio 640 AM every weekday from 3 -- 4 p.m.

While Gross is known for getting guests to open up, she rarely talks about herself on the air. During her presentation at Iowa State, audience members will have the rare chance to ask her questions.

The Peabody Award-winning Gross has been part of the NPR landscape for more than 30 years. She started hosting and producing the weekly "Fresh Air" in 1975 in Philadelphia. It became a daily, one-hour show in 1987.

Her interviews are heard by more than 4.7 million people on more than 450 public radio stations. Her guests have included many of the most celebrated artists, writers, actors, and musicians of our time. She is known for her thoughtful, probing interview style.

This lecture is sponsored by the George Gund Fund and WOI radio.

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Terry Gross of National Public Radio will speak at Stephens Auditorium on the Iowa State campus at 8 p.m. on April 9. The event is free and open to the public.