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Central RED Society Presents ‘Let’s Talk’ with Radio Personality Bob Leonard

Featured: Central RED Society Presents ‘Let’s Talk’ with Radio Personality Bob Leonard

February 10, 2020

Central College’s Central RED Society presents “Let’s Talk” with Bob Leonard of KNIA/KRLS radio in Pella, Knoxville and Indianola. The presentation will begin at noon Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Dave and Ardie Sutphen Room of Graham Annex at Central College. Cost is $10 with lunch to begin at 11:30 a.m.

Leonard will talk about the art of storytelling and read from his new book “Deep Midwest: Midwestern Explorations,” which was released in October. It is a book of short stories and poetry about rural life.

Much of Leonard’s written work covers rural issues, including politics, agriculture and climate change. He is an occasional contributor to The New York Times, Kansas City Star and Des Moines Register. Leonard has appeared on “Reliable Sources” on CNN, “Meet the Press Daily” with Chuck Todd, MSNBC with Katy Tur, Iowa Public Television’s “Iowa Press,” Iowa Public Radio’s “River to River” and “Talk of Iowa,” WNYC and more.

Central RED (Ready to Engage and Discover) is a volunteer-driven, lifelong learning and social organization with an abiding partnership with Central College alumni and friends who wish to share knowledge, talents and experiences. Members pay $20 annually to join Central RED.

No affiliation with Central College is required to join Central RED. For more information, visit www.central.edu/red or contact Mary Benedict by email at benedictm@central.edu or phone at 641-628-7641.