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E.J. Dionne Jr.'s audio available from Wake Forest University commencement address


May 19, 2008

Broadcast-quality audio from Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr.’s May 19 commencement address at Wake Forest University is available for radio stations to download and broadcast.  The ceremony was held in the morning.

The Wake Forest News Service has posted the entire speech on the Web at http://www.wfu.edu/news/release/2008.05.19.d.php.  From the sidebar link, audio is available in .mp3 format.  The audio file begins with an introduction by Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch.  Total file length is 21:45; Dionne’s comments begin at 1:29.

Dionne has written his widely syndicated political column for the Washington Post for the past 15 years. He is also a professor in Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute and a senior fellow in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, where he researches and writes on a range of issues, including elections, polling, the role of media in politics and the role of religion in public life.  He appears regularly as a political analyst on National Public Radio and other radio and television news shows.  He is also the author of several books, including "Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right," published in January.

The speech was delivered to 966 undergraduate and 599 graduate and professional school students and their families during the outdoor ceremony on Wake Forest’s Hearn Plaza.

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