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Time Magazine columnist and bestselling author Joe Klein to speak on Nov. 10 at Macomb Community College

– Wednesday, November 2, 2016 12:00AM

Political columnist has covered 10 presidential campaigns and will also provide his take on the 2016 election

On Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m., Time Magazine political columnist and bestselling author Joe Klein will present Full Metal Leadership with Comments on the Election at Macomb Community College’s Lorenzo Cultural Center in Clinton Township. His presentation is the second in the cultural center’s Speakers Series, which brings thought-provoking nationally prominent commentators on current issues to the community and is presented by First State Bank.

Klein, who writes the weekly column In the Arena and blog posts for Time, covers U.S. politics, elections and foreign policy. He insists on collecting the facts himself, travelling to combat zones and on campaign buses.  He will provide his take on this year’s election, as well as discuss his latest book. Charlie Mike: A True Story of Heroes Who Brought Their Mission Home follows the veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan as they fight through guilt, injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The presentation begins at 7 p.m., preceded by a 5:30 p.m. meet & greet with Klein. Tickets to attend the presentation only are $20 and $15 for seniors and students. Tickets that include the meet & greet along with the presentation are $30. To purchase tickets, call 586.286.2222 or go online to www.macombcenter.com

The Speaker Series concludes on March 23, 2017, with a presentation by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, filmmaker, advocate, and president and CEO of the nonprofit, The Representation Project.  She will provide her perspective on the current climate of American media, its harmful effects on our culture at large, and the impact of media and culture on women’s representation in leadership positions.

About Macomb Community College
Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu) is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 44,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

Media Contact: Tish Wirth, 586.445.7560, wirthp@macomb.edu