GLT’s Radio Faces

Prior to moving to the role in January 2014, she was a Congressional correspondent. During the 2012 Republican presidential primaries she traveled with several candidates, including Mitt Romney leading into the primaries in Colorado and Ohio.

Keith joined NPR in 2009 as a business reporter covering topics from the debt downgrade and debt ceiling crisis to the latest in policy debates, and legal issues. In 2010, she was on the ground in Haiti covering the aftermath of the country’s disastrous earthquake; later she covered the Gulf oil spill. She conceived and reported the 2011 NPR series The Road Back To Work, a year-long series of audio diaries of six people in St. Louis who began the year unemployed and searching for work.

Keith has worked for NPR Member Stations KQED and KPCC in California, and WOSU in Ohio covering topics including agriculture, the environment, politics and the 2004 presidential campaign.
In 2001, Keith developed B-Side Radio, an hour-long public radio show and podcast that she co-founded, produced, hosted, edited, and distributed for nine years.

Keith has been recognized for excellence in journalism with many awards, including a 2010-2011 National Press Foundation Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellow. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree at the UCB Graduate School of Journalism. Tamara is also a member of the Bad News Babes, a media softball team that once a year competes against female members of Congress in the Congressional Women’s Softball game, to raise funds and awareness for young women battling breast cancer.

Radio Faces tickets are available at two levels:

The $100 In-Depth Story ticket includes a meet-and-greet cocktail party with Keith, appetizers with open bar; followed by a full dinner with wine accompaniment, and our guest’s presentation.

The $65 In The News ticket includes a full dinner with wine accompaniment, and our guest’s presentation.

When ordering your tickets, you will be asked for each attendee’s name and meal choice from the three below.
If you need have a special dietary need, please select that entree option and we will contact you for the details.

Tropical Style Tilapia: Baked flake fish, flash cooked with a dry rub and finished with tropical mango salsa; served with Polynesian rice

Chicken Sparta: Breast of chicken with a filling of sauteed spinach and shallots tossed with sun dried tomatoes and sharp feta cheese with roasted red pepper and oregano beurre blanc; served with wild herb orzo

Vegetable Empanada: Flakey butter pastries filled with roasted seasonal vegetables served with red beans and rice

Previous Radio Faces guests have been Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, Weekend Edition Sunday host Liane Hansen, White House correspondent Don Gonyea, veteran newscaster/Wait, Wait judge Carl Kasell, All Things Considered co-host Melissa Block with ATC producer and GLT alum Brendan Banaszak, Radiolab co-host and NPR Science Desk correspondent Robert Krulwich, David Kestenbaum and Jacob Goldstein from Planet Money, American Routes host Nick Spitzer, All Things Considered host Audie Cornish, and local radio legend Don Munson.

Proceeds from this event help pay for the programming you depend on at GLT. Thank you for supporting this public radio station.


Friday, November 13, 2015
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Cost: $65-$100


The DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center Ballroom 10 Brickyard Drive Bloomington IL 61701 309-438-5083

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