"How to Talk to People," with WNPR's John Dankosky
John Dankosky talks to people for a living. Politicians, authors, business leaders, educators, researchers, inventors, community organizers and people in the news (or some that should be). Your sources for dialogue may not be as diverse, but what if you knew the secrets of a master inquisitor and could bring this know-how into your everyday life?
Join us for a rousing conversation over brunch with John, host of WNPR's Where We Liveand the station's news director, as we explore the art of the interview. Held at the Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut in Windsor, this Breakfast Epiphany will bring to light John's best and worst war stories and his seasoned skills for cultivating a story and engaging others through conversation.
Thursday, November 10
11:30 - 1:00 PM
Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of CT
115 Pierson Ln, Windsor, CT 06095; http://www.vrcmct.org
$50 per person; Brunch provided
Attendees will max out at 15
Proceeds will benefit the AIGA Connecticut scholarship fund
About John Dankosky
John has been working in radio – mostly public radio – for 23 years. Since coming to Connecticut in 1994, he’s helped to build WNPR’s award-winning newsroom – cultivating one of the most talented news staffs in public radio. He’s edited national award-winning documentaries on Connecticut history, care for the chronically ill, the evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11, and the mental health of children, and has been involved in editorial planning for Public Radio News Directors, Inc., The Public Radio Exchange, and NPR’s Local News Initiative. He’s won awards for reporting, hosting Where We Live, and “overall station excellence” from the AP.
Since 2004, John has served as an adjunct journalism professor at Quinnipiac University, and is now the Robert C. Vance Endowed Chair in Journalism and Mass Communication at Central Connecticut State University. He’s a native of the “Steel City,” where he began his career at WDUQ. John is an amateur drummer who occasionally gets to play music with other WNPR musicians. He lives in Winsted with his wife Jennifer, and cat, Dirk.