Award-winning Minnesota journalist and newspaper columnist Nick Coleman will be the featured speaker Thursday, August 20 at St. Joan of Arc Church as part of KFAI Radio’s 2009 speaker series. He has covered politics, government, media and business, Native American issues, war and peace in Northern Ireland, published more than 3,000 columns, produced approximately 300 TV commentaries, and hosted two radio talk shows. Coleman has received numerous awards for his work, including a series on The New Face of Minnesota, dealing with the impact of new immigrants on Minnesota, as well as a series on the 1862 Dakota Indian War. “Nick’s vast experience as a journalist in a variety of mediums makes him an excellent person to comment on the historical and current state of the media in the Twin Cities. Nick never minces words and we expect him to ignite a lively dialogue with our audience,” remarked KFAI’s Executive Director, Janis Lane-Ewart.
In 2008, Nick was again honored by City Pages as the reader’s choice for Best Columnist. Coleman will be joined by KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell and a panel of KFAI public affairs programmers in a discussion on the past and future of media in the Twin Cities.
REGISTRATION: $10 in advance, $12 at the door, available online by credit card at https://www.kfai.org or by calling KFAI, 612-341-3144, x23 or at KFAI, 1808 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis, M-Th 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
All proceeds from this event will benefit KFAI, Fresh Air, Inc. – Radio Without Boundaries.