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Ira Glass Returns to Louisville

“This American Life” host and creator Ira Glass will return to Louisville’s Brown Theater later this year with “Seven Things I’ve Learned.” The event, presented by 89.3 WFPL News and Louisville Public Media, will take place Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.

“This American Life” can be heard on 89.3 WFPL News on Saturdays at 1 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. The show reaches 2.2 million listeners on more than 500 public radio stations in the United States, Australia and Canada, with another 2.2 million downloading each podcast. For years, it was the most popular podcast on iTunes -- that is, until the staff created the program “Serial,” which has more than 10 million people downloading each episode.

Glass began his career as an intern at National Public Radio’s network headquarters in Washington, D.C., in 1978, when he was 19 years old.

Under Glass’s editorial direction, “This American Life” has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including five Peabody awards. The American Journalism Review has said the show is “at the vanguard of a journalistic revolution.”

Ticket Information:
Tickets start at $30 and will be available for purchase at the Kentucky Center Box Office, by phone at 502-584-7777, and via KentuckyCenter.orgbeginning Friday, May 20 at 10 a.m. A presale for 89.3 WFPL members will be available on May 13, 2016 at 10 a.m. Details for the presale are available by calling 502-814-6565.

A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $100. VIP tickets include premium seating in the theatre and private meet-and-greet reception with Ira Glass at 6 p.m.

Kirsten is the Director of Marketing at LPM. Email Kirsten at kpfalzgraf@lpm.org.

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