In the Studio: Julian Bond & Wendy Kopp tape Overheard with Evan Smith on 5/4

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for two interviews on Wednesday, May 4. First is Julian Bond. Taping starts at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30. RSVP here Next is Wendy Kopp. Taping starts at 4:15 p.m.; Doors open at 4. RSVP here

Julian Bond’s history as an activist stretches back to 1960, when he led sit-ins in Atlanta, and reaches across movements including civil rights, peace and advocacy for economic justice.  Bond helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, becoming its communications director and solidifying his future as a prominent civil rights activist and advocate.  Bond went on to serve a total of ten terms in the Georgia General Assembly, and also became chair of the NAACP, a major leader of the Southern Poverty Law Center and a powerful force behind many other groups.  In addition to his advocacy, Bond writes and teaches extensively. RSVP for the Bond taping here

Wendy Kopp founded Teach For America after developing the idea for her senior thesis at Princeton.  The concept: give high-achieving college grads a crash course in teaching, then place them in low-income schools for two-year commitments.  The program launched with 500 teachers in 1990, and now has more than 8,000 teachers.  It’s a hot employer for new undergrads.  Last year, more than 46,000 applied, including 12% of all Ivy League seniors.  Kopp is also author of the recent bestseller A Chance to Make History, which explores ideas for ending inequality in education. RSVP for the Kopp taping here

Overheard with Evan Smith updates the successful formula of our award-winning series Texas Monthly Talks – great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The new show brings you the same mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and is available to PBS stations nationwide.Overheard airs on KLRU at 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. Fridays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Episodes are also available online at klru.org/overheard