***Class is SOLD OUT***The story of international broadcasting comes alive
**This Class is SOLD OUT**”Tell the truth and let the world decide”. This simple eight word sentence captures the very essence of the Voice of America. It was guiding principle when it was founded more than 70 years ago and it serves today as the core mission of this venerable institution. The can-do, pioneering spirit of journalists and engineers of the 1940s made VOA a powerful voice of truth and fact during a time of propaganda, hate mongering and lies. Engineers based in Cincinnati designed and built a radio transmission facility, thought not possible by their peers. The facade of the classic Art Deco style building has been restored and the interior is being constructed as a museum highlighting the important accomplishments both yesterday and today. The museum also holds one of the most complete inventory of radios dating back to the Marconi era. After the speaker there will be a tour, participants will have the opportunity to see the new Powel Crosley Exhibit which opens in September. For more than 70 years, an iconic building has dominated the landscape on a plot of land located just north of Cincinnati, in West Chester Township, Ohio. For thousands of area residents, the Art Deco façade has been a landmark. More significant is that for many, living in foreign lands, it remains a source of inspiration. It was from this site that millions of people in thousands of cities and hamlets worldwide first learned about the United States. Our culture, values and dedication to freedom and the democratic process became bright beacons of hope and aspiration as the Voice of America beamed its broadcasts from this rural hill top in Ohio to millions around the world.