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Northwest Public Radio and the Numerica Performing Arts Center will host NPR’s Renee Montagne in Wenatchee for an interview-style presentation on November 2, 2017, at 5:30pm. Before the presentation, attendees can meet Northwest Public Radio (NWPR) staff members at a listener reception starting at 4:30pm. Both the reception and the presentation will take place at the Numerica Performing Arts Center.

Montagne will be joined on stage by NWPR hosts Thom Kokenge (All Things Considered) and Gillian Coldsnow (Morning Edition). Tickets will be available for $15 (general seating) starting October 2 at 509-663-ARTS,, or the Numerica PAC Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue.

Having reported and hosted since the mid-1980s, Montagne is a familiar voice on NPR. Montagne co-hosted NPR’s Morning Edition—the most widely heard radio news program in the United States—from 2004–2016, broadcasting from NPR West in Culver City, California, with co-hosts Steve Inskeep and David Greene at NPR’s Washington, D.C. headquarters.

Montagne and a team of NPR reporters won a prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award in 1994 for their coverage of South Africa’s historic presidential and parliamentary elections. Montagne has also been honored by the Overseas Press Club for her coverage of Afghanistan and by the National Association of Black Journalists for a series on Black musicians going to war in the 20th century.

For information about this event and Renee Montagne, call (800) 842-8991. NWPR, which operates out of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at WSU’s Pullman campus, offers news and classical music programs to listeners across Washington state, north-central Idaho and northeastern Oregon.

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