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NPR Counterterrorism Correspondent Dina Temple-Raston to Visit WBFO April 28

Award-winning author will discuss national security issues during special call-in show

Release Date: April 23, 2010

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Dina Temple-Raston, who reports on counterterrorism at home and abroad for NPR News, will visit the studios of WBFO 88.7 FM, a public service of the University at Buffalo, for a special one-hour call-in show at 3 p.m. April 28.

Part of NPR's national security reporting team, Temple-Raston will take listener questions about some of the stories she has covered, including "Jihad Jane," the Lackawanna Six and military trials for 9/11 suspects.

Questions for the show may be e-mailed to news@wbfo.org.

She joined NPR in 2007 following a two-year sabbatical, during which she completed two books, learned Arabic and earned a master's degree. A longtime correspondent for Bloomberg News in Asia, she served as the news service's White House correspondent during both Clinton administrations, and covered financial markets and economics for both USA Today and CNNfn.

An award-winning author, Temple-Raston's books include "The Jihad Next Door," about the Lackawanna Six, the nation's first so-called "sleeper cell" and the issues that Muslims face in the U.S. She also has written "In Defense of America" with Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the ACLU, which looks at civil liberties in post-9/11 America, as well as "A Death in Texas" about race in America, and a book on the role Radio Mille Collines played in the Rwandan genocide.

WBFO reaches an audience of almost 100,000 people through its main signal in Buffalo and through repeater stations WUBJ 88.1 in Jamestown and WOLN 91.3 in Olean. The WBFO news department offers comprehensive coverage of regional and worldwide news. The station also offers a depth of programming not available elsewhere in the community, including NPR/PRI news and entertainment programs, public and cultural affairs programming, and music.

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