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Aung San Suu Kyi is on her first trip to the U.S. in decades. After years under house arrest, she is now a member of parliament in Myanmar, also known as Burma. So far, she's collected honors and drawn crowds in the places you might expect: New York City, Washington, D.C. But tomorrow, she heads to a smaller community in the Midwest. Sean Bueter, of member station WBOI, explains where she's going and why.
Since joining NIPR in March 2011, Sean has worked to raise the news profile of WBOI by increasing its presence at public meetings, speeches, and events, improving relationships with key sources and community partners, and bringing WBOI to the national stage by placing local stories on NPR newscasts and APM's Marketplace Morning Report. Sean is the local host of Morning Edition, as well as co-host of Midday Matters.