IPR Insights Series :: Ira Flatow
Host, NPR's Talk of the Nation Science Friday
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
6:00 p.m.: VIP Reception
7:00 p.m.: Live Presentation
State Historical Building of Iowa
600 East Locust Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Award winning science correspondent and TV journalist, Ira Flatow is the host of Science Friday®, heard weekly on NPR and online. He anchors the show each Friday, bringing radio and Internet listeners world wide a lively, informative discussion on science, technology, health, space and the environment.
Mixing his passion for science with a tendency toward being "a bit of a ham," Flatow describes his work as the challenge “to make science and technology a topic for discussion around the dinner table.” He has shared that enthusiasm with public radio listeners for more than 35 years.
His Podcasts are among the most listened to on the Internet, frequently in the top-ten of all downloads on the iTunes web site. His SciFri Twitter audience numbers more than 220,000, the biggest in all of Public Radio talk/shows.
Ira Flatow will show you why "Science Is Sexy." While schools are struggling to teach science, the public is learning science on its own, through movies, radio and TV shows, science museums, web sites, blogs, etc. "Informal science education" is hot and the entrainment industry is taking advantage of the public interest in science by including science and "geeky" topics in their shows. Can you say The Big Bang Theory, or Myth Busters?
Single Tickets: $25 and $35
VIP Package: $75
Includes premium seating to presentation(s) of your choice and VIP reception(s).
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