Public radio star Ira Glass, host of "This American Life," will perform in Juneau on Tuesday, April 27, at Centennial Hall. The show will run from 7:30 to 9 p.m., and will include about 30 minutes of questions from the crowd.
Glass, named "Best Radio Host in America" by Time magazine, is a nationally-known radio personality. His show, "This American Life," has a weekly audience of about 1.7 million, according to its Web site, and most weeks is the most popular podcast in the country.
Glass got his start in public radio in 1978 at the age of 19, as an NPR intern. He worked on nearly every news show and held most of the production jobs at NPR before moving to Chicago in 1989. In 1995, he launched "This American Life," distributed by PRI, and has been its host ever since.
His visit to Juneau is made possible through K3, Juneau's public broadcasting stations (KTOO, KRNN and KXLL).
In addition to his performance, K3 has invited station members to participate in a drawing to meet Glass. A total of 50 spots are available, and names may be submitted only once. Tickets will be awarded in pairs and households will be awarded no more than two tickets. Names will be drawn on Friday, April 23. To enter, send an e-mail through the K3 Web site at www.ktoo.org that includes your name and contact information and "Ira Glass drawing" in the subject line.
Tickets to see Glass are $25 each and are on sale at the station, located at 360 Egan Drive, at the JACC, Hearthside Books, and on-line at www.ktoo.org.