NPR's Lakshmi Singh to Speak at Cazenovia Forum

— Lakshmi Singh, news anchor for National Public Radio, will deliver the next Cazenovia Forum lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the Catherine Cummings Theater in Cazenovia.

Since 2000, Singh has been a part of the award-winning team at NPR News, which has an audience of 26 million and is repeatedly recognized for its comprehensive analysis of the most pressing issues of our day. She will discuss her journey through the NPR system, the changes she has seen in news reporting during the past two decades and the struggle NPR faces in remaining true to its mission while also serving a 21st century audience.

Singh is a Syracuse University graduate who got her start at WAER-FM, before moving on to NPR member stations in Spokane, Orlando and Washington, DC.

During the last two decades, NPR listeners have come to know her for her ability to quickly connect with audiences as a newscaster and a field reporter through the power of sound and descriptive narrative. Her passion for telling a good story has taken her from the heart of a Central American village in the aftermath of an earthquake to the corridors of the nation's Capitol as immigration reform was under debate to farms in the Midwestern U.S. as global fears rose over a swine flu epidemic.

While in Haiti as a documentary producer for public radio's Soundprint program, Singh uncovered compelling stories of women struggling to live with HIV/AIDS while their politically embattled government was on the verge of collapse.

As with all Cazenovia Forum events, Singh’s lecture will be followed by a reception, during which she will be on hand to chat informally with audience members.

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