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NPR host will deliver lecture during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week

Michel Martin to address King’s legacy, Jan. 18

By - Dec 13th, 2016 10:41 am

MILWAUKEE — National Public Radio’s Michel Martin on Wednesday, Jan. 18, will speak at Marquette University on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sponsored by the university’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Raynor Memorial Libraries, Diederich College of Communication, and the Center for Peacemaking, the free, public lecture will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, 1442 W. Wisconsin Avenue.

Registration for the lecture is required and available online.

The weekend host of NPR’s All Things Considered and Marquette’s 2017 Ralph H. Metcalfe Fellow, Martin has spent more than 25 years as a journalist, covering stories for national print, television and radio news media. Her career highlights include 14 years at ABC News, where she served as a correspondent for Nightline and covered events such as the congressional budget battles, Hurricane Katrina and the U.S. embassy bombings in Africa. Her work covering the international campaign to ban the use of landmines was honored with an Emmy award.

After joining NPR in 2006, she launched the popular Tell Me More news and talk show and, more recently, the “Michel Martin: Going There” live event series.

“I am fascinated by people who live lives different from my own,” Martin said. “And at the same time, I feel connected to all of these lives being a journalist, a woman of color, a wife and mother.”

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