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Broadcast journalist series: Jason Beaubien

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MPR News host Angela Davis interviews NPR's correspondent Jason Beaubien.
MPR News host Angela Davis interviews NPR's global health and development correspondent Jason Beaubien at the University of St. Thomas on Monday, May 6, 2019, as part of MPR's Broadcast Journalist Series.
Jeff Jones | MPR News

The latest edition of MPR's Broadcast Journalist Series featured NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent Jason Beaubien.  

He talked to Angela Davis in front of a live audience at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul about the work of an international journalist and what it's like to cover natural disasters and epidemics around the world.   

Beaubien has previously been based in Africa and Mexico for NPR. He's covered earthquakes and coup attempts, mass cataract surgeries in Ethiopia, poisonous gold mines in Nigeria and drug-resistant malaria in Myanmar. 

He was part of NPR's team covering the 2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. That work earned NPR a Peabody Award.

In the conversation, Jason also remembered his friend and colleague David Gilkey. And he talked about the interview subject who has inspired him most in recent years.

To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.