Public Radio's Dina Temple-Raston to speak here next Wednesday

Dina Temple-Raston

Dina Temple-Raston

Dina Temple-Raston, an author and the counterterrorism correspondent for National Public Radio, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in the auditorium of O'Shaughnessy Educational Center on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas. 

Tom Crann, host of Minnesota Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” will host the lecture. 

Her talk about terrorism on U.S. soil and abroad is the season finale of Minnesota Public Radio's Broadcast Journalist Series and is co-sponsored by St. Thomas' College of Arts and Sciences and the Communication and Journalism Department.

The talk is free but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Bibelot Shops. More information about the talk is available at this Minnesota Public Radio Web site.

Temple-Raston has reported about the Somali-American men who went missing from Minneapolis and the U.S.-born cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, who has been linked to terror.

Previously a foreign correspondent for Bloomberg News in Asia, Temple-Raston is an award-winning author.  Her first book, A Death in Texas, won the Barnes and Noble Discover Award and was chosen one of the Washington Post's Best Books of 2002.  She has written two books related to civil liberties and national security.  The first, In Defense of Our America, looks at civil liberties in post-9/11 America.  The other, The Jihad Next Door, is about the Lackawanna Six, America's first so-called "sleeper cell," and the issues that face Muslims in America. 

Temple-Raston holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and a master's from the Columbia University School of Journalism. 

Minnesota Public Radio's Broadcast Journalist Series, now in its 13th year, commissions renowned public-broadcasting journalists for a 24-hour residency four times a year. They share insights on their craft and issues that affect our world.