Wednesday, June 8, 2016
NPR's Diane Rehm stops by the Bob Carr to talk journalism, politics and more
By Thaddeus McCollum
on Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 9:22 AM
7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9 | Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston St. | 407-514-1756 | wmfe.org
Loyal NPR listeners know Diane Rehm as the shaky-voiced weekday morning host who posits insightful questions to politicians and other newsmakers. But that characteristic quake isn't a result of Rehm's age, but rather a symptom of her battle with spasmodic dysphonia, a voice disorder cased by involuntary muscular spasms in the larynx. While many radio hosts might have thrown in the towel after developing the condition, Rehm hasn't let the condition take away her focus on powerful journalism, resulting in a prestigious Peabody award in 2009. Our local NPR affiliate, WMFE, hosts Rehm this week for a discussion about her career – as well as her analysis of the current presidential race – along with a Q&A session. WMFE has stepped up their live game in recent years, with Orlando appearances from Ira Glass, "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" and "Ask Me Another." Maybe soon we'll get a live taping of "Echoes" with John Diliberto. Fingers crossed.