WBUR CitySpace announces new fall programming

From NPR Legal Correspondent Nina Totenberg to former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, CitySpace has events for every type of fan.

WBUR, Boston's NPR news, is proud to announce the new fall season for CitySpace at The Lavine Broadcast Center, a state-of-the-art live event venue for cutting-edge conversations, adventurous art and innovative ideas.

Bringing WBUR's journalism alive on stage, CitySpace conversations feature some of the nation's leading thinkers on timely topics such as the changing media landscape, the state of national politics, climate change and the challenges of American motherhood. Also on the calendar are exciting arts performances, storytelling and the return of popular series like Curated Cuisine with celebrated chefs, Phenomenal Women with guests and professional networking and Remarkable Science.

"There is something for everyone this fall at CitySpace — whether one wants to go behind the news headlines with America's leading journalists, or sit back and be entertained by an up-and-coming performer," says Amy Macdonald, director of CitySpace.

Notable speakers coming to CitySpace include NPR Legal Correspondent Nina Totenberg; NPR White House Correspondent Asma Khalid; chef and cookbook author Miyoko Schinner; New York Times Senior Political Reporter and CNN Analyst Maggie Haberman; songwriter and NPR's 2022 Tiny Desk Winner Alisa Amador; tap dancer and choreographer Ayodele Casel; former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky; and environmentalist Bill McKibben.

"Event-goers have told us they're anxious to return to powerful performances and conversations, together, in an inviting live event setting," said WBUR Chief Content Officer Victor Hernandez. "We're excited to continue our mission of convening community through memorable programming at CitySpace this fall, driven by a diverse slate of remarkable speakers and performers."

Most CitySpace events will be hybrid, held at 890 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston for in-person audiences, with the ability to stream online from anywhere with Wi-Fi. For more information on what events are coming up this year at CitySpace, or to sign up for the events newsletter to be the first to know about new events as they're booked, visit our events page. A selection of tickets on sale now is below.

WBUR CitySpace: Fall 2022


Remarkable Science: How to prepare for the fall season of infectious diseases
Wednesday, Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Dinners with Ruth: Nina Totenberg on her friendship with Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m.

"Stranger at the Gate" documentary screening and conversation
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m.

The Makers: A celebration honoring emerging artists of color in Boston
Thursday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m.

"No One Is Coming To Save Us" Live: Unpacking the child care crisis
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m.

Sound On: Lady Pills live in concert
Thursday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m.

Curated Cuisine: Miyoko Schinner and the vegan cheese revolution
Friday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m.


Curated Cuisine: Wining and dining with The Urban Grape's TJ and Douglas Hadley
Monday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m.

The Northern lights on demand: Artist Dan Acher brings "Borealis" to Boston
Thursday, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m.

The Moth StorySLAM: GROWN
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Confidence Man: New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman's newsmaking book on President Donald Trump
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m.

Phenomenal Women: How Deborah Torres turned down "Shark Tank" and changed the vegan fried chicken market
Friday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.

WBUR Cognoscenti Turns 10: Celebrating a decade of ideas, conversation and community
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.


Sound On: 2022 NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner Alisa Amador live in concert
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m.

AGNI at 50: A literary celebration
Friday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Phenomenal Women: Newsroom confidential with journalists Margaret Sullivan and Eileen McNamara
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m.

Phenomenal Women: An evening with tap dancer and choreographer Ayodele Casel
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m.

A conversation on climate action and activism with environmentalist and author Bill McKibben
Monday, Nov. 21, 6 p.m.

Curated Cuisine: Art of the chicken with world-renowned chef Jacques Pépin
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m.


Remarkable Science: Living to 100 with Blue Zones author Dan Buettner
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m.

Screaming from the Inside: New York Times reporter Jessica Grose on the unsustainability of American motherhood
Monday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.

WBUR Presents "A Christmas Carol"
Monday, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.


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