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Wed August 21, 2013
Listening Event with Kelly McEvers, NPR's Middle East Correspondent
Join NPR corrrespondent Kelly McEvers and radio producer Jay Allison for a listening event, followed by Q & A. Sunday, August 25th, 7:30pm at Woods Hole Community Hall, and Monday August 26th, 7:30pm at Wellfleet Preservation. There are no tickets or reservations for these events. Doors open at 7 p.m. Come early to save yourself a seat.
In 2011, Kelly McEvers started to see things in slow motion. She cried unpredictably. She was NPR’s correspondent in the Middle East, at the time of the Arab uprisings. Colleagues and friends were being kidnapped. Some were getting killed.
But still, she went toward the story. The next year, 2012, was the deadliest on record for journalists worldwide. It was a huge hit to the “tribe” of foreign correspondents of which Kelly is a part. Kelly began to wonder, “Why do otherwise intelligent people risk their lives when they don’t have to?”
Over the next year, she kept an audio diary. She talked to doctors, scientists, and fellow conflict journalists like Sebastian Junger, Jon Lee Anderson, and Christiane Amanpour. She asked them about how they’ve kept going, or why they’ve stopped, or if they could stop even if they wanted to.
The result is "Diary of a Bad Year," a one-hour radio documentary produced with Jay Allison. McEvers and Allison host two very special listening events on Cape Cod, to play the audio documentary and answer questions. Sunday, August 25th, 7:30pm at Woods Hole Community Hall, and Monday August 26th, 7:30pm at Wellfleet Preservation. The event is free. Seating is limited.
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