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May 31, 2017 at 9:21 am

Alumni News | Michael Krasny Hosts Show on California’s KQED Public Radio

Michael Krasny

Michael Krasny

Ohio University alum Michael Krasny ’66, ’67M is a broadcast journalist and host of Forum at KQED Public Radio, based in San Francisco and serving Northern California.

He earned a B.A. (cum laude) from the Honors Tutorial College and an M.A. in English from Ohio University. He also earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.

Listen to a rebroadcast of Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu Offer Advice in “The Book of Joy”.

Listen to some of his Forum interviews, including “Secrets and Security: Deborah Tannen on the Language of Female Friendship” and “Updates on Egypt, Manchester and the Russia Investigation.”

His website biography: Michael Krasny, PhD, has been in broadcast journalism since 1983. He was with ABC in both radio and television and migrated to public broadcasting in 1993. He has been Professor of English at San Francisco State University and also taught at Stanford, the University of San Francisco and the University of California, as well as in the Fulbright International Institutes. A veteran interviewer for the nationally broadcast City Arts and Lectures, he is the author of a number of books, including “Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life” (Stanford University Press) “Spiritual Envy” (New World); “Sound Ideas” (with M.E. Sokolik/ McGraw-Hill); “Let There Be Laughter” (Harper-Collins) as well as the twenty-four lecture series in DVD, audio and book, “Short Story Masterpieces” (The Teaching Company). He has interviewed many of the world’s leading political, cultural, literary, science and technology figures, as well as major figures from the world of entertainment. He is the recipient of many awards and honors including the S.Y. Agnon Medal for Intellectual Achievement; The Eugene Block Award for Human Rights Journalism; the James Madison Freedom of Information Award; the Excellence in Journalism Award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association; Career Achievement Award from the Society of Professional Journalists and an award from the Radio and Television News Directors Association. He holds a B.A. (cum laude) and M.A. from Ohio University and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin.

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