Central RED – Let’s Talk with Dr. Bob Leonard
Thursday, Feb. 20
11:30 a.m. – lunch, noon – presentation. Dave and Ardie Sutphen Common Room, Graham Annex
Dr. Bob will talk on the art of storytelling and read from his new book, “Deep Midwest: Midwestern Explorations.”
Robert Leonard hosts a daily public affairs program for KNIA/KRLS radio in the south-central Iowa towns of Knoxville, Pella, and Indianola. He is an occasional contributor to The New York Times, the Kansas City Star, the Des Moines Register, and other publications. Much of his written work covers rural issues, including politics, agriculture, and climate change. Over the years he has interviewed over 8,000 Iowans. He 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. An anthropologist, Leonard is also the author of dozens of scholarly papers and books. A book of short stories and poetry about rural life titled “Deep Midwest,” published by Ice Cube Press of North Liberty, was released in October.