MELISSA BLOCK, NPR Special Correspondent, interviewed ADMIRAL JAMES STAVRIDIS, author of Sailing True North,
at the Kentucky Center on December 16, 2019.

As special correspondent and guest host of NPR’s news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Block has earned some of the top honors in broadcast journalism, including the James Beard Award in 2018, the 2019 Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism and a Fullbright 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Block’s reporting has taken her everywhere from the Mississippi Gulf Coast to the heart of Rio de Janeiro; from rural Mozambique to the farthest reaches of Alaska and Sichuan, China.

NPR’s Mellissa Block works on a story with USA biathlete Lowell Bailey (and family and coaches) while training in November 2017 in Lake Placid NY. photo by Nancie Battaglia

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