Jan 6, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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Lisa Simeone, Radio Host, Writer, and Activist
Details: Lisa Simeone has been working in public radio for 30 years. In October 2011, she was blacklisted by National Public Radio for her political activities with the Occupy Movement. She will speak about her career and her political activism.
Speaker Bio: Lisa Simeone has hosted Weekend All Things Considered, Weekend Edition Sunday, Performance Today, World of Opera, Soundprint, the Metropolitan Opera, and countless live specials. Her radio career began at WBJC in Baltimore, followed by work at WETA in Washington, D.C. After that – during her ten years at Baltimore's WJHU – she developed a loyal following for her unusual mix of programming, that offered classical, folk, jazz as well as provocative reports, interviews, and call-in shows on a wide variety of subjects, including anthropology, neuroscience, philosophy, and media criticism (though she confesses that her favorite reports were on bocce, the Hon Man of Baltimore, and the virtues of a well-fitting bra!). After being blacklisted by NPR, she has still retained two radio gigs. Her writing has appeared for the past decade in Baltimore’s STYLE magazine, which she also serves as Beauty Editor, in addition to Urbanite, City Paper, and the Baltimore Sun, for which she contributed book reviews and op-eds for several years (until it stopped paying freelancers). She also writes for and edits TSA News, an independent blog covering the Transportation Security Administration. A 1980 graduate of St. John’s College in Annapolis, she received her M.A. from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University in 1997 and lives in Charles Village.