Yudofs host their first monthly show on WCCO radio Tuesday

Ben Goessling

University President Mark Yudof will take a page from the Roosevelt-era “Fireside Chats” Tuesday when he addresses the University and the state in the first of many monthly radio shows.

“This is a unique and exciting opportunity,” Yudof said. “Never before has a U of M president had this kind of opportunity to connect each month with so many of our stakeholders.”

WCCO radio is carrying the broadcast, featuring Yudof and his wife Judy. The program airs at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The show, airing the first Tuesday of every month, will cover a broad range of topics, including the University, current and legal affairs, politics and the implications of new technologies.

“The show will be something
listeners have never heard before,” said Wendy Paulson, station director for WCCO.

Paulson said having both Yudof and his wife on the show will give listeners a perspective on what the couple feels is important, not just to the University, but to the community as a whole.

Judy Yudof is a community volunteer who in February will begin serving as international president of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.

The show will have guest hosts and include a call-in session for viewers to voice their opinions and concerns with the president on the air.

Listeners can talk to Yudof on air by calling (612) 989-9226.

 

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