Win Tickets ($50): Live Wire w/ Luke Burbank @ Portland’s Mississippi Studios | Featuring Football Star Joey Harrington, Author Peggy Orenstein & more!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to on May 11. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, May 9.


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May 11, 2016
7 p.m. | $20 ADV, $25 Doors, Reserved $40 ADV | 21+
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Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Be in the audience for the taping of this public radio variety show hosted by Luke Burbank (Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me). The show artfully blends unpredictable conversation, live music, and comedy from all types of cultural talent and creative minds, from emerging artists to established acts and reaches over 150,000 listeners via 95 public radio stations across the country.

Join Live Wire at Mississippi Studios for the “How on Earth?” show this Wednesday, May 11 at 7pm. The show will feature local football hero Joey Harrington, author of Girls and Sex, Peggy Orenstein, columnist D. Watkins, and musical guest Walter Martin.


Joey Harrington

Joey Harrington was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and is something of a hometown hero. He was a star Quarterback at the University of Oregon where he was the Pac-Ten Offensive Player of the Year in 2001 and a Heisman Trophy finalist before spending six seasons in the NFL. In 2003 Joey founded the Harrington Family Foundation, as a nonprofit organization with the goal of supporting youth education and activities, started with money from his NFL signing bonus. Like we said, he’s a hero.

D. Watkins

A columnist for Salon and professor at University at Baltimore, D. Watkins has also been published in the New York Times, the Guardian, and Rolling Stone. This spring, Watkins will release The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir, where he narrates his life as a former drug dealer and now author and educator.

Peggy Orenstein

Peggy Orenstein is the author of not one, but TWO New York Times Bestsellers (Cinderella Ate My Daughter and Waiting for Daisy). Her new book is called, Girls and Sex and it’s about, well, Girls and…sex. A contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, in 2012 she was named by The Columbia Journalism Review, as one of its “40 Women Who Changed the Media Business in the Past 40 Years”.

Walter Martin

Best known for his time with the Walkmen, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Walter Martin was also a member of the acclaimed ’90s indie rock act Jonathan Fire*Eater and pursued a solo career when the Walkmen went on hiatus.

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12 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Live Wire w/ Luke Burbank @ Portland’s Mississippi Studios | Featuring Football Star Joey Harrington, Author Peggy Orenstein & more!

  1. marco May 4, 2016 at 11:32 am #

    I spent a career talking… Now, I want to listen,

  2. Camille Curry May 5, 2016 at 10:12 am #

    I’m still fantasizing about going to a live taping of Live Wire. It would be great to take a mentee who is a wild child turned “contributing member” of society.

  3. JP May 5, 2016 at 2:29 pm #

    Love LiveWire!

  4. Claire May 5, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    I love listening to Live Wire on the radio – I’m sure it’s even better in person!

  5. Amy May 5, 2016 at 4:10 pm #

    i love livewire and have been meaning to go to one of these! Plus, I love the Walkmen so it would be awesome to see Walter Martin :)

  6. Alex May 5, 2016 at 5:53 pm #

    because it sounds awesome!

  7. Anne May 5, 2016 at 9:18 pm #

    Portland’s version of “A Prairie Home Companion”!

  8. Ashley T. May 5, 2016 at 9:53 pm #

    I’m a big fan! Would love to see it live!

  9. sean s May 6, 2016 at 10:34 am #

    The girlfriend and I love live wire and this sounds like a super fun date!

  10. Stephanie V May 6, 2016 at 9:07 pm #

    I <3 Livewire!

  11. Brooke Gracey May 8, 2016 at 7:16 pm #

    Obsessed with everything Luke Burbank does, and would be the happiest girl alive to see him live and in person.

  12. Stella May 8, 2016 at 8:38 pm #

    Because I need a good reason to take a break from grad school for one night!

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