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Event Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 6:30 pm

“26.2: Beyond The Finish Line” With Tom Ashbrook

Update on 4/17: We’ve posted video of the full broadcast below:

runThis event is now sold out. Listen live to the broadcast on wbur.org Tuesday 7-9 p.m.

On April 15, 2013, Boston suffered a terrible loss. This April 15, On Point host Tom Ashbrook gathers a distinguished group of first responders, writers, scholars and musicians to remember, to reflect, and to look ahead in a special live broadcast. Confirmed guests include: Harvard historian and author Jill Lepore, award-winning author James Carroll, comedian and social observer Jonathan Katz, Boston firefighter Sean O’Brien, national poetry slam winner Regie Gibson and New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. The free event will also feature music from singer/songwriter Patty Larkin, Bill Janovitz of Buffalo Tom, Amanda Palmer of Dresden Dolls and cellist Ronald Feldman of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra.

“26.2: Beyond the Finish Line” is part of WBUR’s special coverage of the Marathon anniversary. Even if you can’t make it to the live event, be sure to tune in on Tuesday, starting at noon, for live coverage of the day’s events. And stay with us all week for more.

Note: Doors open at 6:30, and the live broadcast begins at 7 p.m. sharp. Please plan to be in your seat by 6:50 p.m.

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  • Carrie1928

    Same thing happened to me.

    • Louise Kennedy

      We are staggering our email confirmations because we couldn’t send them all at once for tedious reasons. If by Monday you still have not received yours, please email me directly and I’ll check. You can reach me through the “Meet the staff” link in the teeny type at the bottom of this page. Thanks for your patience.

  • disqus_yEGntbySOZ

    Still waiting for my email confirmation? A couple days now. Thanks!

    • jessica

      If you submitted your RSVP prior to today, Monday the 14th at 10am, you are confirmed to attend the event. An additional email will be sent to all the RSVPs tomorrow. Some email addresses bounced back, so they were not entered correctly. You should be all set, we look forward to seeing you there!

  • jessica

    Hi Sandra, If you submitted your RSVP prior to today, Monday the 14th at 10am, you are confirmed to attend the event. An additional email will be sent to all the RSVPs tomorrow.

  • Eli

    Hi Jessica, thank you for the response–I never received a confirmation for either of my email addresses from which I had registered. How can I confirm that I’m registered as I’d really love to attend and had signed up immediately…I’d be happy to respond via private message or phone to share the email accounts which I used to register.

    Thank you!

    • jessica

      Hi Eli, the confirmation email was sent to you on Friday. I just resent it to you.

  • Joe Martyn

    One of the most excruciatingly bad pieces of Radio I’ve heard in my entire life. Embarrassingly bad.

  • RiverVox

    Is the recording of this event going to be made available?

    • WBUR

      Yes. We’ve posted a video of the evening atop this post.

  • Karen

    I loved the Regie Gibson “Boston” poem, and would love a link to a recording!

    • WBUR

      Thanks! We’ve posted a video of the evening atop this post.

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