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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

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WFIU radio to feature Jill Bolte Taylor on 'Noon Edition'

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Nov. 4, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- WFIU Public Radio kicks off its annual fund drive Friday (Nov. 6) with guest Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist IU Professor Jill Bolte Taylor on Noon Edition.

She'll be talking about her experiences, the importance of public radio, and taking calls and questions. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey (published in 2008 by Viking Penguin) and was chosen as one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2008.

WFIU invites listeners to submit their questions by calling 812-855-0811 during the show. Listeners may also submit question by sending an e-mail to or on Twitter (@noonedition).

WFIU Radio is offering an autographed copy of Taylor's book as a "thank-you" for listeners who make a contribution at or above the $90 level.

About Noon Edition
Noon Edition is WFIU's weekly public affairs call-in program. Each week, Herald-Times Editor Bob Zaltsberg and co-host Mary Catherine Carmichael survey diverse topics of local and regional interest, in a lively but civil conversation with scholars, government leaders and listeners. Noon Edition is produced in partnership with The Herald-Times. Production support for Noon Edition comes from Closets, Too! and Smithville Telephone.

About WFIU
WFIU -- Public Radio from Indiana University -- broadcasts in Bloomington at 103.7 fm, with translators in Columbus at 100.7 FM, French Lick/West Baden at 101.7 FM, Greensburg at 98.9 FM, Kokomo at 106.1 FM, and Terre haute at 95.1 FM. WFIU is an NPR member station offering local and national news as well as jazz and classical music.

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