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This fall, join a community of public radio supporters at NPR Collective!

Discover how NPR and Member stations are blending local and national news to reflect the diverse voices of our nation. Explore the unique avenues they’re using to reach new audiences, refresh content and respond to the demands of a 24-hour news cycle. And hear from storytellers like Kelly McEvers, Domenico Montanaro and Gene Demby—journalists who are blazing trails and redefining radio through innovative long-form audio initiatives.

Friday, October 6, 2017

UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

8:00 AM
Breakfast and Registration

9:00 AM

Embedded: The Making Of Trump

NPR’s Embedded podcast takes stories from the news cycle and goes deep, beyond their headlines, to ask questions and gather narratives that can only be found at the front lines. Join host Kelly McEvers as she walks us through the newest season of the hit show. The five-part series will explore the backstories of President Trump, his closest advisers, business ventures and the reality show that transformed television and paved the way to the White House.

Rough Translation

How are the things we’re talking about in the US being talked about somewhere else in the world? From a Ukrainian battlefield to an Indian yoga studio and a Syrian refugee’s first date, host Gregory Warner shares a special look at NPR’s first internationally-focused podcast, featuring a discussion with Stacey Vanek Smith, reporter for Planet Money.

And The Beat Goes On: A Left-Right Political Analysis With NPR Politics

With Congress back in session, NPR’s politics team continues to cover the current administration’s priorities: reforming the federal tax code, developing a major infrastructure bill and revisiting health care legislation—all while gearing up for the 2018 midterm elections. Join Domenico Montanaro, NPR's Lead Political Editor, in conversation with Guy Benson, Political Editor of and contributor to Fox News; Jamelle Bouie, Chief Political Correspondent for Slate Magazine and political analyst for CBS News; Jonathan Capehart, Op-Ed Writer for The Washington Post and MSNBC contributor; and Amy Holmes, former anchor, TheBlaze TV and MSNBC's Way Too Early.

1:00 PM

2:30 PM
Local pop-ups 

The power of public radio lies in the local-national partnership between NPR and local stations. In these breakout sessions, hear from NPR journalists and representatives from Member stations about the topics that matter most to the region and discover how these issues are playing out in local communities.


Led by Richard Gonzales, NPR’s National Desk Correspondent, with Tarryn Mento, KPBS Reporter, and Leslie Berestein Rojas, KPCC Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter.


Energy & The Environment
Led by Nate Rott, NPR National Desk Reporter, with Lauren Sommer, KQED Science Reporter, and Jason DeRose, NPR's Western Bureau Chief.

NPR Cities: Housing, Homelessness & Gentrification 
Led by Franklyn Cater, Acting Director of NPR Collaborative News Strategy and Pam Fessler, NPR National Desk Correspondent, with KCRW's Anna Scott and Saul Gonzalez


3:45 PM
Afternoon Roundup

Invisibilia: The Story Behind The Science

Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research to uncover the unseen forces that control human behavior — ideas, beliefs, feelings and emotions — helping listeners make sense of their own lives. Join moderator David Greene and hosts Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel for a special look at some of Invisibilia’s latest episodes followed by a lively Q&A discussion.

5:00 PM
Closing Remarks


Evening Events

Skirball Cultural Center
Guerin Pavilion, Herscher Hall
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Transportation from Luskin Center will be provided

7:00 PM
Special REception

8:00 PM
Code switch Live

NPR’s Code Switch explores the intersection of race, ethnicity and identity in America and brings a diversity of perspectives to topics such as politics, criminal justice reform, environmental issues and more. Join host Gene Demby, correspondent Karen Grigsby Bates, reporter Adrian Florido and special guests (TBA) for an intimate conversation about art and activism.

Parking will be available at the Luskin Center and Skirball

Registration closes September 22nd