Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has led the African nation since 1991, but his failing health has Ethiopians looking to what their nation’s future could hold. A local journalist and several journalism students recently returned from Ethiopia and on Tuesday, Matthew LaPlante and Mackinzie Hamilton join us to describe Ethiopia’s leadership transition.
- Matthew LaPlante, assistant professor of journalism, Utah State University
- Mackinzie Hamilton, journalism major
Check out LaPlante’s recent article in the Washington Post, “Ethiopians contemplate a nation without Prime Minister Meles Zenawi”
When it comes to auto racing, “LandSpeed Louise” Ann Noeth knows what she’s talking about. A former automotive journalist and professional racer, “LandSpeed Louise” has studied the history of Salt Flat racing and covered the victories of drivers who “shot the salt.” On Tuesday, LandSpeed Louise joins us to share the history and tales of the famed Bonneville Salt Flats.
- “LandSpeed Louise” Ann Noeth, author of Bonneville Salt Flats: The Fastest Place on Earth
LandSpeed Louise presents the lecture “Bonneville: The Fastest Place on Earth” on Sunday, August 19 at 1 p.m. in the Dumke Auditorium at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Drive, University of Utah. The lecture – part of the UMFA’s current exhibit, “Speed: The Art of the Performance Automobile” – is free and open to the public.
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