One mention of the indomitable Diane Rehm and you can just hear her theme song trumpets can’t you? Let’s face it: Rehm, whose National Public Radio talk program was called “the gold standard in civic, civil discourse” by the 2010 Peabody Award committee, is likely the most intellectually stimulating voice you’ll hear all day. It’s like delectable health food for your mind. While you’re normally content for a hearty portion during the 9 to 11 a.m. slot on KERA-FM 90.1, the Dallas Country Club invites you to a rare heaping helping of your favorite newsy, in person and in real time, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday as part of the Parkinson Voice Project’s Awareness Luncheon. An activist since her husband’s diagnosis, Rehm works tirelessly with the organization’s intensive voice treatment program dedicated to helping Parkinson’s patients maintain their abilities to speak and swallow — a mission doubly significant to the radio star following her own battle with spasmodic dysphonia, a neurological voice disorder that challenged her career in 1998. Tickets are $150 and may be purchased by calling 469-375-6500 or online at parkinsonvoiceproject.org.
Wed., April 25, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 2012