About Andrew Patner

Andrew Patner

Andrew Patner has been heavily and steadily involved in journalism, the arts, and arts journalism since his days as a student in the Chicago Public Schools. Over the past 30 years his professional career has taken him from reporting, editing, and producer positions at the old Chicago magazine, WORT-FM Community Radio in Madison, Wisc., The Wall Street Journal, and Chicago's NPR affiliate, WBEZ-FM, to his current happy roles as critic-at-large and host and producer of the weekly "Critical Thinking" for WFMT, Chicago's classical and fine arts radio station (and wfmt.com) since 1998, and classical music critic for the Chicago Sun-Times for which he has been a regular critic and arts writer across many disciplines since 1991. Freelanced and guested internationally for years, various awards, Universities of Chicago and Wisconsin-Madison, unlicensed historian, author of I.F. Stone: A Portrait (Pantheon, 1988, Anchor pb, 1990), proprietor: The View from Here and a very busy facebook page.

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