The creator of one of public radio’s most compelling programs will speak at the University of North Texasi in September.
Tickets are free for UNT students; $5 for student guest ticket (limited to one); $10 for UNT staff, faculty and alumni; and $20 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at UNTuniontickets.com.
Radiolab, which is heard on 524 stations across the country, has won the Peabody Award and National Academies Communication Award. The show has tackled topics such as autism, language, sleep, space and the mathematics of randomness.
Abumrad has won the MacArthur Genius grant for “engaging audio explorations of scientific and philosophical questions (that) captivate listeners.” He was a film composer and documentary producer before Radiolab officially launched in 2005.
He also created the spinoff program More Perfect that covers how the U.S. Supreme Court affects personal lives.