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witf introduces 'Smart Talk Friday' radio program

RST: NPR's David Greene

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Jun 20, 2013 3:32 PM

Radio Smart Talk for Friday, June 21:

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Most of the people who listen to witf-fm are big fans of NPR.  In fact, Morning Edition attracts the largest audience on the station each day.

One of voices heard most often on Morning Edition is David Greene, who acts as the primary substitute host and also appears on Weekend Edition Saturday and Sunday.

Greene will appear on Friday's Radio Smart Talk to discuss his career, the stories he's covered, and weigh in on events and issues around the world.

David Greene is a Pennsylvania native.  He was born in Philadelphia, spent his childhood in Pittsburgh and moved to Lancaster in his teens, eventually graduating from McCaskey High School in Lancaster.

Greene's degree at Harvard was in government but his career path took him to journalism and he ended up covering the White House for the Baltimore Sun and then NPR starting in 2005 during the Bush Administration.

Greene moved to NPR's foreign desk and reported from Moscow for two years before coming back to the United States.

He has a fascinating story to tell.

Also, witf program director Fred Vigeant joins us to discuss some recent programming changes and solicit ideas for future RST programs.

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David Greene Host and Correspondent for NPR Morning Edition

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Comments: 3

  • Janet E. Spleen img 2013-06-21 08:39

    David, I was your neighbor on College Avenue. Every time I hear you on NPR, I think of your mother, Terri. I'm sure she is extremely proud of you wherever you go. I am proud to have known you as an exceptional young man. Keep up the good work. Janet Spleen

  • Radio Smart Talk img 2013-06-21 08:56

    Email from Andrew

    What was the most important thing you learned in Russia and how did your time there affect your work today?

  • Radio Smart Talk img 2013-06-21 08:58

    Email from Tracy,

    I don’t think this is a question for on-air but I wonder if David Greene (who I think is fantastic) would be interested in covering the Extraordinary Give on November 22, 2013.

    It’s clearly a significant event inspiring giving and changing the approach of philanthropy in Central PA but it’s also part of a larger, and growing, national movement of giving days.

    We could be an interesting case study!

    I know WITF is a huge supporter. Thought this might be an interesting idea!

    Thanks for the great work.

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