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Hear NPR’s Renee Montagne in person Nov. 12

Of those familiar voices you hear on National Public Radio, Renee Montagne's might be one of the most recognizable. A co-host (with Steve Inskeep) of NPR's "Morning Edition," Montagne has been working for the network since the mid-'80s in a variety of reporting and hosting roles.

For example, according to the NPR Web site, since the events of 9/11 Montagne has visited Afghanistan nine times to report on life in that embattled country. In other work, she covered Pope John Paul II at the Vatican and in 1990 traveled to South Africa to cover Nelson Mandela's release from prison.

You'll have a chance to hear Montagne talk about her exploits on Nov. 12 when, at 7:30 p.m., she will appear at the Bing Crosby Theatre in support of Spokane Public Radio. Tickets ($25 general admission, $18 for students) went on sale Sept. 20. For order and other information, click here. Or call (509) 325-SEAT.

Doug Nadvornick is set to host the event, and SPR correspondents Steve Jackson and Paige Browning will interview Montagne about her life and career.