David Greene

David Greene

David Greene, co-host of National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” program and author of the just-published Midnight in Siberia, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the auditorium of O’Shaughnessy Educational Center on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.

He is the second of three speakers this fall in Minnesota Public Radio News’ Broadcast Journalist Series, which is co-sponsored by the St. Thomas College of Arts and Sciences, its Communication and Journalism Department and by Thomson Reuters.

Greene will be interviewed on stage that evening by Tom Weber, co-host of “The Daily Circuit” for Minnesota Public Radio News.

Greene spent two years as NPR’s foreign correspondent in Moscow and has covered politics and events from the White House and abroad for more than 10 years. Midnight in Siberia chronicles his journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway, a 6,000-mile cross-country trip from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok. In quadruple-bunked cabins and stopover towns sprinkled across the country’s snowy landscape, Greene spoke with ordinary Russians about how their lives have changed in the post-Soviet years.

Students, staff and faculty from the five Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (including St. Thomas) are admitted for free at the door on the evening of the program. Just present your college or university ID to the usher at the entrance of the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium.

General admission tickets are $12 for Minnesota Public Radio members and $15 for nonmembers. Ticket information, along with directions for parking on or near the St. Thomas campus, is available here.

Now in its 20th year, Minnesota Public Radio’s Broadcast Journalist Series commissions renowned journalists for a 24-hour residency four times a year. They share insights on their craft and issues that affect our world.

The third speaker in the series this fall will be National Public Radio’s television critic Eric Deggans on Nov. 13.

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