NPR Political Correspondent Mara Liasson to Speak at WRKF Luncheon

BATON ROUGE, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#news–89.3 WRKF-FM, Baton Rouge’s NPR News station, announced today that NPR
political correspondent Mara Liasson will speak at the station’s fifth
annual Founders Luncheon Sept. 13 at 12:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza
Hotel, Baton Rouge.

Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from
Washington, DC, focusing on the White House and Congress; and political
trends beyond the Beltway. She has reported on seven presidential
elections since 1992. Liasson’s reports are heard regularly on Morning
Edition and All Things Considered on WRKF.

“We are thrilled Mara Liasson will join us,” said WRKF President and
General Manager Paul Maassen. “She brings a unique perspective on the
political landscape.”

The WRKF board of directors will present its Founders Award to Mary Ann
Sternberg, a longtime supporter of WRKF. Sternberg represented WRKF’s
members during her two terms on WRKF’s board of directors. She is author
of six books about Louisiana’s River Road.

Previous award recipients, each recognized for significant contribution
to the station, were Lew Carter (posthumously), the Richard Kilbourne
family, the Reilly Family, and Cyril Vetter.

The popular event, has drawn more than 600 attendees each year. Speakers
at previous luncheons were political commentator James Carville, NPR
commentator Cokie Roberts, New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet,
and political strategist Mary Matalin.

Tickets are available at WRKF.ORG. Individual tickets are $100 for the
general public, $85 for WRKF members. Tables of 10 are available
starting at $900. Order online at:

WRKF’s Founders Luncheon is presented by Covalent Logic. The Program is
made possible by Southern Strategy Group Governmental Affairs. VIP
reception sponsor is Our Lady of the Lake. Major sponsors are Hancock
Whitney Bank, Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens LLC, and AARP

WRKF, Baton Rouge’s NPR station, connects community members to
independent news, cultural programs, and each other, through local,
national and international news and programs. Founded in 1980, WRKF is
supported by donors and underwriters who value discovering the world
around them.


Barbara Clark, Development Director, WRKF | 225-278-0504,

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