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May 3, 2020

Jo Giese is an award-winning radio journalist, author, teacher, community activist, and former TV reporter. 

As a special correspondent, she was part of the Peabody Award–winning team at Marketplace, the most popular business program in America garnering numerous other awards in Radio as well.

At Marketplace she won an EMMA for Exceptional Radio Story from the National Women’s Political Caucus and a GRACIE from the Foundation of American Women in Radio. She has contributed to Ira Glass’s This American Life and is the author of A Woman’s Path (St. Martin’s Press) and The Good Food Compendium (Doubleday). She has written for many top publications, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, the LA Weekly, European Travel & Life, BARK, Montana Outdoors, and The Malibu Times.

An intrepid and enthusiastic world traveler, Jo has visited more than 50 plus countries, including India, China, Africa, Finland, Vietnam, Patagonia, Bhutan, New Zealand, Iceland, Brazil, Argentina, and Norway. She lives in Southern California and Bozeman, Montana, with her husband, Ed Warren.

She connects with Lou Diamond to talk about her latest book "Never Sit If You Can Dance: Lessons from My Mother"