THURSDAY KEYNOTE INTERVIEWER: Host of NPR's The State of Things
Frank is famous in the Triangle and beyond for his engaging and thought-provoking daily interview broadcast, The State of Things.
He also was one of the key players in bringing the newly opened Durham Co-op Market to life.
Frank has hosted several panels for our conferences on the stage at Fearrington Barn. This time he gets Judy Wicks all to himself (with us listening in) to discuss how Money and Meaning intersect in her life as the queen dame of the local food and buy local movements.
Here’s what they have to say about him at the NPR website:
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station’s News Director.
From there he went to National Public Radio, where he rose from associate producer to newscaster for All Things Considered. He left that job in 1990 to help start an alternative school in Washington, DC. Frank returned to NPR as a freelance news anchor, guest host of Talk of The Nation and other national programs, and host of special news coverage.
He also presents audio theater workshops for children and teachers and conducts radio journalism workshops for broadcasters in former Soviet-bloc countries.