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Farai Chideya to guest host on "The Takeaway," airing mornings on WDET-FM

March 3, 2009

March 3, 2009 (Detroit, MI) - Wondering where you can find the brilliant and accessible social + political analysis of FARAI CHIDEYA now that NPR's News & Notes is ending?

For three weeks - from Monday, March 2- Friday, March, 20 -- she's back on public radio as a guest host on THE TAKEAWAY with John Hockenberry and Adaora Udoji, public radio's new live morning drive news program. The Takeaway airs weekdays from 8 - 10 AM on WDET-FM, the Detroit public radio station owned and operated by Wayne State University.

Produced by a team of global leaders -- WNYC and Public Radio International, in collaboration with the BBC World Service, The New York Times, and WGBH Boston -- THE TAKEAWAY convenes the American conversation about news, politics and life every morning at and on public radio stations around the country.

Follow Farai on Twitter at @faraichideya

Adaora Udoji is on parental leave, caring for her newly adopted daughter.

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Farai Chideya is a multimedia journalist who has worked in print, television, online, and radio. Chideya founded in 1995, which is now one of the longest continuously operating blogs in the world. From 2006 to early 2009, she hosted NPR's News and Notes, a daily national program about African-American and African diaspora issues. Chideya has also been a correspondent for ABC News, anchored the prime time program Pure Oxygen on the Oxygen women's channel, and contributed commentaries to CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and BET. She has written three nonfiction books: "Trust: Reaching the 100 Million Missing Voters" (2004), "The Color of Our Future" (2000) and "Don't Believe the Hype: Fighting Cultural Misinformation About African Americans" (1995), and the novel "Kiss the Sky" (2009).

Wayne State University is a premier institution of higher education offering more than 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 31,000 students.