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  • An Evening with Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad

    Thursday, October 4, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Add to Calendar 10/04/2018 7:00 PM 10/04/2018 8:30 PM America/New_York An Evening with Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad

    What is it that makes a story move you? Like really, really move you? 

    7 – 8 p.m. | Keynote Lecture (Auditorium doors at 6:30 p.m.)
    8 – 8:30 p.m.| Q&A with the Audience
    Location:  Corning Museum of Glass Auditorium (1 Museum Way, Corning, NY)
    General Admission: $20 | Students: $10 | Rockwell Members: FREE

    CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

    Tickets available at the door starting at 5:30 p.m. Click here for parking map.

    Join Jad Abumrad for his talk, The Miracle of Indoor Plumbing, as he deconstructs the process of finding and developing stories and creating new, original work. He’ll unearth the hidden ingredients key to the stories that inspire, change and connect us all.

    Photo credit: Lizzy Johnston

    Jad Abumrad is the host and creator of Radiolab, a public radio program broadcast on 524 stations across the nation and downloaded more than 9 million times a month as a podcast. In 2010, Radiolab was awarded the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, and in 2011, Abumrad was honored as a MacArthur Fellow.

    This program is made possible with support from WSKG Public Media. 

    CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

    Not a Rockwell Member? Learn more!

    About Jad Abumrad

    Jad Abumrad did most of his growing up in Tennessee, before studying creative writing and music composition at Oberlin College in Ohio. Following graduation, Abumrad wrote music for films, and reported and produced documentaries for a variety of local and national public radio programs.

    In 2002, Abumrad began tinkering with an idea for a new kind of radio program, an open-ended radio “laboratory.” Radiolab has since evolved into one of public radio’s most popular programs. Abumrad hosts the program with Robert Krulwich and also serves as its lead producer, composer and managing editor.

    Abumrad employs his dual backgrounds as composer and journalist to create what’s been called “a new aesthetic” in broadcast journalism. He orchestrates dialogue, music, interviews and sound effects into compelling documentaries that draw listeners into investigations of otherwise intimidating topics, such as the nature of numbers, the evolution of altruism, or the legal foundation for the war on terror.

    Most days, Radiolab is the 2nd most popular podcast, just behind This American Life. In 2010, Radiolab was awarded the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and 2011 Abumrad was honored as a MacArthur Fellow (also known as the Genius Grant). The MacArthur Foundation website says: “Abumrad is inspiring boundless curiosity within a new generation of listeners and experimenting with sound to find ever more effective and entertaining ways to explain ideas and tell a story.” The Radiolab spinoff, More Perfect, a series about untold stories of the Supreme Court, is currently in its 2nd season. The New York Times called More Perfect “…possibly the most mesmerizing podcast.”

    Alongside his radio work, Abumrad continues to work as a composer and remixer. His music is currently being performed across the country.

    What is it that makes a story move you? Like really, really move you? 

    7 – 8 p.m. | Keynote Lecture (Auditorium doors at 6:30 p.m.)
    8 – 8:30 p.m.| Q&A with the Audience
    Location:  Corning Museum of Glass Auditorium (1 Museum Way, Corning, NY)
    General Admission: $20 | Students: $10 | Rockwell Members: FREE

    CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

    Tickets available at the door starting at 5:30 p.m. Click here for parking map.

    Join Jad Abumrad for his talk, The Miracle of Indoor Plumbing, as he deconstructs the process of finding and developing stories and creating new, original work. He’ll unearth the hidden ingredients key to the stories that inspire, change and connect us all.

    Photo credit: Lizzy Johnston

    Jad Abumrad is the host and creator of Radiolab, a public radio program broadcast on 524 stations across the nation and downloaded more than 9 million times a month as a podcast. In 2010, Radiolab was awarded the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, and in 2011, Abumrad was honored as a MacArthur Fellow.

    This program is made possible with support from WSKG Public Media. 

    CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

    Not a Rockwell Member? Learn more!

    About Jad Abumrad

    Jad Abumrad did most of his growing up in Tennessee, before studying creative writing and music composition at Oberlin College in Ohio. Following graduation, Abumrad wrote music for films, and reported and produced documentaries for a variety of local and national public radio programs.

    In 2002, Abumrad began tinkering with an idea for a new kind of radio program, an open-ended radio “laboratory.” Radiolab has since evolved into one of public radio’s most popular programs. Abumrad hosts the program with Robert Krulwich and also serves as its lead producer, composer and managing editor.

    Abumrad employs his dual backgrounds as composer and journalist to create what’s been called “a new aesthetic” in broadcast journalism. He orchestrates dialogue, music, interviews and sound effects into compelling documentaries that draw listeners into investigations of otherwise intimidating topics, such as the nature of numbers, the evolution of altruism, or the legal foundation for the war on terror.

    Most days, Radiolab is the 2nd most popular podcast, just behind This American Life. In 2010, Radiolab was awarded the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and 2011 Abumrad was honored as a MacArthur Fellow (also known as the Genius Grant). The MacArthur Foundation website says: “Abumrad is inspiring boundless curiosity within a new generation of listeners and experimenting with sound to find ever more effective and entertaining ways to explain ideas and tell a story.” The Radiolab spinoff, More Perfect, a series about untold stories of the Supreme Court, is currently in its 2nd season. The New York Times called More Perfect “…possibly the most mesmerizing podcast.”

    Alongside his radio work, Abumrad continues to work as a composer and remixer. His music is currently being performed across the country.