Public Affairs with Linda Lutton

Join us on Tuesday, October 10 at 7 p.m. in the Culbertson Room to hear from WBEZ’s radio reporter, Linda Lutton, who has covered events affecting youth and education in Chicago’s schools.

As a WBEZ education reporter, Linda covers schools, education and issues affecting youth.

Her enterprise coverage has examined Chicago’s dropout crisis, race and segregation in schools, school performance, and youth violence. She covered the 2012 Chicago Teachers Union strike and the historic closing of 50 public schools. Her work has been broadcast on This American Life, Re:sound, Marketplace, The World, and NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She’s received many honors, including a 2014 Peabody Award.

Linda has a B.A. in Urban Studies and English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Born and raised in Minnesota, Linda has lived in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood since 1994. Her husband is artist-muralist Hector Duarte. Their three children attend Chicago public schools.

In the coming year Public Affairs will continue to host events focused on understanding the challenges of our city, state, and country.