Public radio journalist will speak at Brooks library
David Brancaccio.

Public radio journalist will speak at Brooks library

BRATTLEBORO — Award-winning public broadcaster and economics reporter David Brancaccio will consider how a “Secretary of the Future” might help the U.S. in a talk at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., on Nov. 2, at 7 p.m.

His talk, “What This Country Needs is a Secretary of the Future,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

Brancaccio will consider one way our democracy might get beyond the short-term focus of politics and address long-term challenges such as sustainability, infrastructure, education, and healthcare.

Currently, Brancaccio is the host of American Public Media's Marketplace Morning Report. His reporting focuses on the future of the economy, financial and labor markets, technology, the environment, and social enterprises. He was the senior editor and host of the evening edition of Marketplace from 1993 to 2003.

Among his awards for broadcast journalism are the Peabody, the DuPont-Columbia, the Cronkite, and the Emmy.

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