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Oregon Humanities presents Think & Drink with Eli Saslow
Oct 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 6:00

Join Oregon Humanities for a conversation with Eli Saslow, a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter for the Washington Post and author of "Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist".
Joining him for this conversation is Emily Harris, reporter and producer for the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Reveal podcast.

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Think & Drink | 7:00 PM
Think & Drink is an onstage conversation series that explores provocative ideas and fresh perspectives. The 2018–19 series features conversations with renowned writers about questions relating to journalism and justice.
Eli Saslow | 7:00 PM
In his Pulitzer Prize–winning coverage for the Washington Post, Eli Saslow reveals the human stories behind the most divisive issues of our time. From racism and poverty to addiction and mass shootings, Saslow’s work uncovers the impact of major national issues on individuals and families.

Saslow won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for a series of stories about food stamps and food insecurity in the United States. Collected into the book American Hunger, his stories were praised as “unsettling and nuanced...forcing readers to grapple with issues of poverty and dependency.” Saslow was also named one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing in 2013, 2016 and 2017.

Saslow is a longtime staff writer for the Washington Post, where he was initially a sportswriter. He has reported for 42 states and six countries. He covered the 2008 presidential campaign as well as President Obama’s life in the White House.

His first book, Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President, examined President Obama’s daily habit of reading ten random letters from Americans. Four of his stories have been anthologized in Best American Sportswriting, and he is an occasional contributor to ESPN The Magazine. more >>>
Emily Harris | 7:00 PM
Emily Harris is a reporter and producer for the Center for Investigative Reporting’s podcase, Reveal. She previously served as an NPR international correspondent, based first in Berlin and later in Jerusalem. Her 2016 series on Israelis and Palestinians changing their minds about some aspect of their conflict won the Overseas Press Club’s Lowell Thomas Award, and her 2014 coverage of Gaza was honored with an Overseas Press Club citation. She also was part of the NPR team that won a 2004 Peabody Award for coverage in Iraq.

Harris lived in and reported from Russia during the upheaval of the 1990s. In the US, she covered a range of beats for NPR’s Washington desk and reported jointly for NPR and PBS’ “Now” with Bill Moyers. Harris helped start and host “Think Out Loud,” Oregon Public Broadcasting’s daily public affairs talk show. She worked to evaluate and share new financial models for journalism as editorial director of the Journalism Accelerator startup. She’s drafted a screenplay about relationships born in war and collects audio stories of awful and mind-changing moments in people’s lives. more >>>