INDIANAPOLIS — National Public Radio “Morning Edition” host
Steve Inskeep will be the keynote speaker for the 2013 Purdue Agricultural
Alumni Association Fish Fry, scheduled for Feb. 2 on the Indiana State
Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.
A native of Carmel, Inskeep has been part of the NPR team
since 1996 and joined “Morning Edition” in 2004.
“We are thrilled to have Steve Inskeep as our featured
speaker at the 2013 Fish Fry,” said Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample Dean of Purdue
“He will bring a valuable perspective to our patrons,
stemming from his Indiana roots and enhanced by his years of journalism on the
national and international scale.”
Inskeep is known for his probing questions to presidents,
warlords, authors and musicians, but his passion is the untold stories of the
less famous. He has traveled the globe, asking insightful questions to people
from various backgrounds.
Inskeep is the author of the 2011 book, Instant City: Life
and Death in Karachi, a story of ordinary — often heroic — people and their
struggles to build one of the world’s great mega cities.
The event will be in the Marsh Blue Ribbon Pavilion starting
at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $25 per person and are sold only in advance.
All seating, at round tables of 10, is reserved. Seat
location will be based on the date the order is received. Those wanting to sit
together should order tickets together.
Parking permits for the lots in front of the Marsh Blue
Ribbon Pavilion or at the nearby Swine Barn should be purchased when ordering
tickets. Without a parking permit obtained in advance, there will be a $5 charge
to park on the fairgrounds, and parking will be based on availability.
Onsite child care will be available free of charge.
Reservations for child care must be made in advance.
See the order form for required information or call the Ag
Alumni office at (765) 494-8593 by Jan. 19 to make reservations.
Roundtrip bus transportation is available from West
Lafayette. Cost is $8 per person.
Reservations are required, and space is limited. Those
wanting bus transportation should reserve a space when ordering tickets.
More information and an order form to purchase tickets are
available online at
The Ag Forecast, a program highlighting important topics in
agriculture, will precede the Fish Fry in the Grand Hall at 9:30 a.m., also on