June 11, 2012
Contact:
Cara Philbin, NPR


   

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA ON NPR'S TALK OF THE NATION, LIVE TUESDAY, JUNE 12 AT 2-2:30PM (ET)

OBAMA TO DISCUSS LET'S MOVE!, TAKE LISTENER CALLS ABOUT NUTRITION

AUDIO AVAILABLE AT 6 PM (ET), TUESDAY AT NPR.ORG

In a live interview airing Tuesday, June 12 from 2-2:30PM (ET) on NPR's Talk of the Nation, First Lady Michelle Obama speaks with host Neal Conan and listeners nationwide about Let's Move!, her initiative that focuses on solving the problem of obesity. During the show, Obama will also take questions and calls from listeners about nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices for children. She will also discuss her new book, American Grown.

Conan will talk with Obama about her Let's Move! initiative, which encourages regular physical activity and improved access to healthy, affordable food in schools and at home. Conan will invite parents to call in with their stories and questions for the First Lady. Listeners can call (800) 989-8255, email talk@npr.org or visit NPR.org to submit questions.

The live conversation is airing in full tomorrow on Talk of the Nation (find local stations and broadcast times at npr.org/stations; audio will be available on Tuesday at 6PM (ET) online at NPR.org.

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