UW-Madison's Lynda Barry will join Michel Martin from NPR and Wisconsin Public Radio as a panelist on March 7 to explore the question of whether college is worth it.
The event is titled, "Going There: Who Needs College?"
It runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Monona Terrace.
The show will be part of the NPR series: "Going There with Michel Martin," who is also the weekend host of NPR's "All Things Considered." The show will be produced in partnership with Wisconsin Public Radio.
There is a growing debate surrounding the huge price tag of a college diploma and whether or not it is worth it. This show will examine whether people actually need a college education, and whether or not universities still allow free intellectual debate among growing focuses on political correctness.
Barry is an associate professor with the School of Education's Art Department
, and is the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art. An award-winning author and cartoonist, Barry is perhaps best known as the author of the nationally syndicated "Ernie Pook's Comeek," but her career is legendary. Spanning nearly 35 years, Barry has authored 21 books, worked as a commentator for National Public Radio, and had a regular monthly feature in Esquire, Mother Jones Magazine, Mademoiselle, and Salon.com.
Other local voices include:
Robin Vos, Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker
Charlie Sykes, Longtime Conservative Radio Host and Author
Stephen Thompson, UW-Madison Alum and NPR Music Editor
Brian Raffel, Raven Software Co-founder & Studio Head
Deshawn McKinney, UW-Madison Student and Wisconsin Union Directorate President
Brooke Evans, UW-Madison Student and Ronald E. McNair Scholar
Samuel Park, UW-Madison Student and Working Class Student Union Outreach Director
Kaitlynne Roling, UW-Madison Student and Powers-Knapp Academic Scholar
Tickets are $12 and include a post-show reception with Michel Martin and Wisconsin Public Radio. Get tickets here.