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See Ira Glass In Pittsburgh!

Sandy Honig

Ira Glass, host of This American Life, is coming to Pittsburgh's Byham Theater on March 21 -and we want to send you to meet him! 

Support 90.5 WESA today and you'll automatically qualify to win. Everyone who makes a membership donation on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. will automatically qualify to win a pair of premium tickets to see Ira Glass at the Byham Theater on Saturday, March 21. A meet and greet opportunity is also included. 

Make your donation today and automatically qualify to win. Click here to give.

No donation necessary. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.), 18 years or older. Promotion starts: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6 a.m. and promotion ends: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7 p.m. To enter without making a donation, click here. For full official rules, including prize descriptions and odds, click here. Sponsor: Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting, 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Void where prohibited.

Ira Glass | Seven Things I've Learned

"Mr. Glass is a journalist but also a storyteller who filters his interviews and impressions through a distinctive literary imagination, an eccentric intelligence, and a sympathetic heart." - The New York Times

Ira Glass, the beloved host and creator of the iconic public radio program, This American Life, invites us into his creative process, mixing audio clips, music, and video to tell captivating stories live onstage, and sharing lessons and insights gathered over his career. This American Life is heard each week by over 2.2 million listeners on more than 500 public radio stations, with another 2.5 million downloading each podcast.  

Under Glass' editorial direction, This American Life has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including six Peabody awards. In 1999, the American Journalism Review declared that This American Life was "in the vanguard of a journalistic revolution" and, since then, a generation of podcasts and radio shows have sprung up - Radiolab, Invisibilia, StartUp, Reply All, Love + Radio, Heavyweight - building on the style of narrative journalism championed by Glass and his staff. 

Featured Event of the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and The Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University and part of Dentons Cohen and Grigsby Trust Presents Series. To learn more: