Journalist to speak at Bigwood Lecture series on April 2 [UPDATED]Published 9:53am Monday, March 25, 2013 Updated 11:54am Monday, March 25, 2013
Personal finance expert and award-winning journalist Chris Farrell will be the guest speaker at the 21st annual Bigwood Lecture beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in Legacy Hall on the Fergus Falls campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College.
The event is free and open to the public.
Farrell is a familiar voice to fans of public radio, where he was the host and executive editor of Right on the Money, a nationally syndicated personal finance series produced by Twin Cities Public Television.
His address is entitled “Work-tirement: How Aging Boomers Will Change the Way the Younger Generation Thinks about Work and the Good Life.”
Farrell, of St. Paul, is a lively commentator on the major issues of the day and a frequent speaker at conferences and universities on economics and personal finance. He is currently senior economics contributor at Marketplace, the nationally syndicated public radio business and personal finance program produced by American Public Media.
Farrell is also a columnist for Bloomberg Business Week, Next Avenue and the Star Tribune and the author of three books, most recently “The New Frugality: How to Consume Less, Save More and Live Better.” He is a graduate of Stanford University and the London School of Economics.
The Bigwood program will begin with a performance of Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy,” featuring M State student pianist Johanna Becker, the Chamber Chorale, under the direction of M State Choral director Teresa Ashworth, and the Chamber Orchestra directed by Laurie Strom.
The Bigwood Lecture is endowed by Otter Tail Power Company in honor of the late Robert M. Bigwood, the longtime power company president and board chairman who was instrumental in establishing the community college in Fergus Falls and Fergus Area College Foundation.