National Public Radio Correspondent Noah Adams to Keynote Antioch University Midwest Commencement Ceremonies
Noah Adams, award-winning journalist, bestselling author and contributing correspondent for National Public Radio’s national desk, will share remarks with Antioch University Midwest’s (AUM) 2015 graduating class at 2 pm on Sunday, May 3, at Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center’s Kuss Auditorium, 300 South Fountain Avenue, Springfield, Ohio. A resident of Yellow Springs, who travels extensively for assignments, Adams brings a reporter’s perspective to a class of students focused on social justice causes in the United States and beyond.
“I love to tell stories that compare the Miami Valley to Silicon Valley, a century apart. And to wonder aloud about what comes next and how fast,” Adams said.
Adams is the long-time co-host of NPR’s All Things Considered and has more than three decades of broadcast journalism experience. As a contributing correspondent for NPR’s National Desk since 2003, he focuses on topics ranging from on the low-wage workforce and farm issues, to the Hurricane Katrina aftermath.
“As the newest AUM graduates complete their degrees, they will continue to impact their communities locally and globally,” said Dr. Karen Schuster Webb, president of Antioch University Midwest. “What better way to inspire applying new perspectives and ever-expanding world views than to hear from someone with truly unique experiences.”
Over the years Adams has often reported from overseas: he covered the Christmas Eve uprising against the Ceasescu government in Romania, and his work from Serbia was honored by the Overseas Press Club in 1994. His writing and narration of the documentary Father Cares: The Last of Jonestown, earned Adams a Prix Italia, the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award and the Major Armstrong Award.
Adams’ work has been published extensively and includes a collection of essays from Good Evening, entitled Saint Croix Notes: River Morning, Radio Nights (W.W. Norton, 1990; Noah Adams on All Things Considered: A Radio Journal (W.W. Norton, 1992); Piano Lessons: Music, Love and True Adventures (Delacore, 1996); Far Appalachia: Following the New River North (Delacore, 2000); and The Flyers: in Search of Wilbur and Orville Wright (Crown, 2004). Most recently Adams co-wrote This is NPR: The First Forty Years (Chronicle Books, 2010).