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Digital Technology Workshop

Tuesday, November 21, 2006
7:00 am–12:30 pm

McNamara Alumni Center


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Jon Gordon, host of "Future Tense"

Jon Gordon

The keynote speaker for the DTC and the Academic and Corporate Relations Center's November 21, 2006 Digital Technology Workshop will be Jon Gordon, host of American Public Media's "Future Tense."


Jon Gordon joined Minnesota Public Radio in 1983 as an 18-year-old intern at KRSW in Worthington, Minn. Since then, he has worn many hats as assistant/associate producer, reporter and host while working at MPR stations in Bemidji, St. Peter and St. Paul. In 1997, Gordon left St. Paul for San Francisco, Calif., to pursue technology reporting for Minnesota Public Radio. As host and producer of "Future Tense," his job is to remain alert of the rapidly changing technological world, and to present the most important and interesting information in a simple, straightforward manner. Gordon's work has been recognized by the Associated Press, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Northwest Broadcast News Association, and most recently he received the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for business journalism from UCLA's Anderson School of Business. "Future Tense" can be heard weekdays at 8:20 a.m. during Minnesota Public Radio's "Morning Edition" and at 10:30 p.m. during "As It Happens." "Future Tense" also airs on more than 70 stations across the country, including the markets of New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.