NPR ‘Rough Translation’ Host Gregory Warner


WUFT Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, speaks with journalist Gregory Warner, host of Rough Translation, NPR’s international podcast that explores how things we are talking about in the U.S. are being talked about somewhere else in the world.

The second season takes new journeys to hear from people searching for a bridge from one worldview to another, even when everyone’s telling them you can’t get there from here. Two stories aired on Morning Edition last month and a third story, “Afghan Hands,” airs Monday, July 16.

Gregory Warner was formerly NPR’s East Africa Correspondent and was part of the NPR team that earned a George Foster Peabody Award for coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. He was also a senior reporter for American Public Media’s Marketplace and has filed stories from around the world for Planet Money, This American Life, and Radiolab.


A Radiolab Extra from 2017:

When he brought his accordion to the Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on the New Year’s festival of Norouz, reporter Gregory Warner was hoping to jam with some traditional Afghan musicians. He didn’t realize he’d be asked to get on stage and play a tune.

About Glenn Richards

Glenn Richards is Operations Coordinator and local host for Morning Edition on WUFT-FM. His background includes 30+ years of radio in South Florida as an air personality, promotion director, and morning show producer (WSHE, WZTA, & WFLC). His previous education includes a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Miami where he was also general manager of WVUM-FM. Upon his arrival in Gainesville in 2006 to pursue a telecommunication master’s degree at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, he worked as an air personality at WRUF-FM (both Rock104 and Country 103.7 The Gator). One of Glenn’s passions is local music. Since 1990, he has produced and hosted local music programs in both South Florida and Gainesville, playing demos and independent releases from unsigned artists, many of whom went on to national prominence including: Marilyn Manson, Sister Hazel, For Squirrels, Matchbox 20, Saigon Kick, Mary Karlzen, Nil Lara, Hundred Waters, and more.

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