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W&L Faculty on the Air Today

Three members of Washington and Lee’s faculty will make talk-show appearances on National Public Radio today:

Jasmin Darznik, assistant professor of English, will discuss her new book, “The Good Daughter,” on the “Diane Rehm Show” today from 11 a.m. to noon. The “Diane Rehm Show” originates from WAMU in Washington and is available throughout the country on NPR. To find a station in your area, consult this web page. This is the latest of several recent appearances that Jasmin has made in promoting her book. Last week she was on BBC’s “Outlook” show and on “The Takeaway” from WNYC. You can also read a review of “The Good Daughter” from the Cleveland Plain Dealer and can read an interview on Iranian.com.

George Kester, the Martel Professor of Finance, presents today’s “Academic Minute” on WAMC. His spot, which examines the phenomenon known as the Super Bowl Stock Predictor, airs twice today. If you didn’t catch George live at 7:37 a.m  and aren’t near a radio at 3:56 p.m., you can hear him at this link. George, who teaches managerial finance, corporate finance and corporate mergers, will make you feel better about your stock portfolio whether your team won the Super Bowl yesterday or not.

Ed Wasserman, the Knight Professor of Journalism Ethics, will appear on NPR affiliate WMRA’s “Virginia Insight” at 3 p.m. today to discuss the lack of media coverage of poverty. Ed is teaching Poverty in the Media this semester. He and the students are exploring the portrayals of poverty, chiefly in the United States, from the late 19th century to the present, through an intensive review of distinguished print journalism, nonfiction books, documentary film and movies. In addition, Ed directs several W&L students in the development of the website OnPoverty.org, which is a resource for journalists who cover issues related to poverty, class and economic justice. You can listen to Ed today on WMRA at 89.9 in Lexington, 90.7 in Harrisonburn, 103.5 in Charlottesville and online at http://www.wmra.org

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