R.E.M.’s Bertis Downs: ‘Good Schools for All Kids’

February, 2013

Blake Aued

As their lawyer, Bertis Downs had a front-row seat to local legends R.E.M.’s 20-year career as one of the most influential and popular rock bands in the world. So, when people had the opportunity to ask him anything, what did they want to know about? Education.

Downs sat down with Willson Center for Humanities and Arts Director Nicholas Allen at the Chapel for a public conversation this afternoon. They touched on his upbringing and R.E.M.’s rise to fame, but mostly focused on his current passion—public schools.

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