Public Radio's Mary Kay Magistad to speak here next week

Mary Kay Magistad

Mary Kay Magistad

Mary Kay Magistad, the Asia correspondent for Public Radio International's "The World," will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the auditorium of O'Shaughnessy Educational Center on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.

The talk, co-sponsored by St. Thomas' College of Arts and Sciences and the Communication and Journalism Department, is the second of four 2009-2010 lectures in Minnesota Public Radio's Broadcast Journalist Series.

The talk is free but tickets are required. Tickets are available at any of four Bibelot Shop locations. More information about the talk is available at this Minnesota Public Radio Web site.

Magistad plans to discuss America's relationship with China following President Obama's first presidential trip there this month. As the Asia correspondent for "The World," Magistad has covered North Korea's weapons program and the SARS epidemic, among other important stories. Before that, she covered Southeast Asia and China for National Public Radio, The Washington Post, and other media.

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.