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You are the “Public” in Public Radio

Steve Schram

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Mr. Schram is Michigan Radio’s Executive Director/General Manager overseeing Michigan Radio WUOM, the NPR news and information public radio station at the University of Michigan. WUOM serves over 530,000 listeners weekly from its statewide broadcast signals and online audio streaming. The stations local journalism news team has won multiple Edward R. Murrow journalism honors, a National Scripps Award and the prestigious DuPont-Columbia national journalism award during Schram’s 11 year tenure.

Mr. Schram will present a lively presentation about the state’s most listened to-public radio station, a charter member of NPR. Steve will share insights into the history and highlights of the stations 70 years of service to its listeners, discuss current issues in public radio at large, its role in communicating news, and the future direction of news journalism and public media content in the digital space.

This is the seventh in OLLI’S distinguished lecture series for 2017-18. A variety of topics will be covered. There is one lecture each month, for a total of ten. The next lecture will be on April 10, 2018. The subject is: Cochlear Implants: New Technology, Applications, and Outcomes.
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  • $10 for an individual lecture, payable at the door, checks preferred. $25 for 5 lectures through January, or $50 for all 10 lectures through June, or $165 for an all-lecture package (10 distinguished lectures plus 33 Thursday lectures).

When and Where

Washtenaw Community College, Towsley Auditorium in the Morris Lawrence Building. 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI.

March 2018

10:00am - 11:30am

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