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NPR Founder, Ken Myers, to speak at Edinboro University this week.

03/27/2012

Ken MyersEDINBORO, Pa. – Tomorrow and Thursday, Ken Myers, one of the original personalities on National Public Radio will be speaking at Edinboro University’s Cole Auditorium. Myers has interviewed more than 1,000 prominent intellectuals from around the world and will share with an Edinboro University audience his insights developed from these experiences.

The public events, sponsored by the Dr. James F. Drane Bioethics Institute, will start Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. with a lecture on religion and science. Myers will also lecture on humanities and religion on Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m.

Myers was named associate producer when NPR’s Morning Edition went on the air in 1973 and was responsible for 18 minutes of each day’s program. Myers collaborated with host Bob Edwards in many of his interviews. Ten years later, Myers left NPR to work for periodicals that combined cultural analysis with theological perspective. He also consulted with a foundation on their editorial and publishing projects involving third-world relief and development.

In 1989, Myers wrote the book, “All God’s Children and Blue Suede Shoes: Christians and Popular Culture,” which combines his theological concerns with his cultural interests. The book has remained in print since its initial publication due to its popularity.

In 1992, Meyers formed Mars Hill Audio, which produces a bimonthly audio magazine, featuring interviews with scholars in the arts and humanities, “focusing attention on how contemporary cultural institutions reflect and advance specific notions of human nature and human flourishing.”

The events this week are free of charge and open to the public.