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This Is Chance!: Jon Mooallem on OPB

Wed, November 18 from 11:00 am - 11:45 am PST
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Jon Mooallem discusses new book, This Is Chance!: The Shaking of an All-American City, A Voice That Held it Together, the thrilling, cinematic story of a community shattered by disaster—and the extraordinary woman who helped pull it back together—with John Notarianni of OPB Radio.

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Jon Mooallem

Jon Mooallem is a longtime writer at large for The New York Times Magazine and a contributor to numerous radio shows and other magazines, including This American Life and Wired. His first book, Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America was chosen as a notable book of the year by The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, NPR’s Science Friday, and Canada’s National Post, among others. His most recent book is This is Chance! The Shaking of an All-American City, A Voice That Held It Together. He lives on Bainbridge Island, outside Seattle, with his family.

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John Notarianni

John Notarianni is the host of “Weekend Edition” at Oregon Public Broadcasting. Before joining OPB, John worked as a radio producer, reporter and host at WDET in Detroit and WYPR in Baltimore, and had stints at WBEZ in Chicago and WUOM in Ann Arbor. Along the way he’s worked as the Michigan editorial director for an urban development news startup, served as business development director for several Detroit-based social entrepreneurial companies, founded a brass band that toured Europe and honed his craft cocktail skills. John graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in English and Global Media Studies.
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