Speaking of: Shirley Jahad

Jul 22, 2013
Courtesy of; photo by Aaron Salcido

Courtesy of; photo by Aaron Salcido

It’s the voice we hear in our head.

“This is Shirley Jahad for Weekend Edition.”

Kind of husky, in the throat, but tinged with a lyricism. The timber denotes a cool head, a sharp and curious mind—serious discussion looms on the horizon or an adventure is about to be undertaken.

Saturday, July 27th, Pasadena Public Library‘s fourth in a series of quarterly programs, “Speaking of,” will feature award-winning journalist, radio correspondent, and news anchor Shirley Jahad.

Most will recognize that name (or hear that voice in your head) from her local hosting of “Weekend Edition” for 89.3 KPCC-FM, the National Public Radio affiliate in Pasadena.

She has also been recognized for producing radio documentaries. Jahad traveled to Iran to Produce Dreaming in Farsi, chronicling her parents’ first return to their home in more than 40 years, and has written television documentaries, including one for the History Channel on the life of Fidel Castro. She was recently named a fellow by the International Center for Journalists.

The “Speaking of” series aims to “explore the lives and creative journeys of Pasadena’s most enduring artistic and cultural figures—people who have left an indelible impression on the artistic and cultural landscape of Pasadena and beyond.”

The discussion will be moderated by Fred Glienna.

Come hear the voice…

Speaking of: Shirley Jahad
Saturday, July 27th, 2 p.m.
Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena 91106
Cost: free
For more info, visit or call 626.744.7260



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