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Scott Tong To Visit Springfield

Here & Now co-host Scott Tong speaks at 2024 Missouri State University Public Affairs Conference
Between the One and the Many: Considering Community and Individualism
Thursday, September 26
12:30-1:30 PM, PSU Theater
Free and open to the public

Ozarks Public Broadcasting proudly announces Scott Tong, co-host of NPR and WBUR's Here & Now, as a featured speaker at the Missouri State University Public Affairs Conference on September 26. Tong will engage with the conference theme, Between the One and the Many: Considering Community and Individualism. The event is free and open to the public. 

"We are delighted to have Scott Tong join this year’s Public Affairs Conference, drawing on his extensive journalistic experience both domestically and internationally," said Rachel Knight, General Manager of Ozarks Public Broadcasting. "I look forward to hearing his insights as we explore and consider this year’s conference theme on navigating the balance between individualism and collective responsibility." 

Washington, DC, USA - November 3, 2014: Marketplace DC editorial staff portraits. Photo by Ian Wagreich / Ian Wagreich Photography
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Washington, DC, USA - November 3, 2014: Marketplace DC editorial staff portraits. Photo by Ian Wagreich / Ian Wagreich Photography

Tong, who assumed the co-host role at Here & Now in July 2021, previously served as Shanghai bureau chief and senior correspondent for American Public Media's Marketplace. His reporting spans over a dozen countries, investigating critical issues such as international adoption practices in China, labor conditions in brick-making facilities, and environmental controversies in the U.S.

"As the region's source for NPR News, KSMU is committed to fostering community dialogue and engagement," Knight added. "Welcoming Scott Tong, and making his presentation available to everyone in our community, underscores our dedication to meaningful engagement and public service."

Tong will speak on September 26 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Plaster Student Union Theater.

Sponsorships are still available. For more details, please contact Sue Robinson at 417-836-6171 or via email.