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Jenn White, host of NPR's 1A, will discuss 'Truth in Journalism' at Woman's City Club of Greater Cincinnati's National Speaker Forum on March 22. Tickets available online.

By Sarah Gideonse

Woman鈥檚 City Club

As the nation enters a pivotal election year, Woman鈥檚 City Club of Greater Cincinnati will present award-winning journalist Jenn White to discuss one of the most important components of democracy鈥斺淭ruth in Journalism鈥濃攁t its National Speaker Forum at 7 pm, Friday, March 22, at Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm Street.

Tickets for the event are $50 for individuals; VIP tickets for the lecture and a reception with the speaker start at $150. They may be purchased online at:

A highly respected journalist and podcast host, Jenn White is best known as host of 1A, National Public Radio鈥檚 talk show, broadcast locally on WVXU from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on weekdays and heard on more than 460 public radio stations across the country. Her timely presentation will delve into the challenge of media inaccuracy and misinformation in the age of alternative facts and artificial intelligence鈥攁nd how responsible reporting can earn the trust of the public and be protected as a safeguard to democracy.

Woman’s City Club was founded in 1915 by women who sought to inform themselves and others about civic issues in anticipation of their winning the right to vote. The club’s mission is to educate, empower, and engage people to be responsible citizens who take an active part in our democracy.

Every spring since 1994, Woman’s City Club鈥檚 National Speaker Forum has invited a woman of national stature to our community to share insights about current events and public policy. Notable past speakers include Lani Guinier, the first African American woman to become a tenured professor at Harvard Law School; Susan Stamberg; Molly Ivins; Gail Collins; Diane Rehm; Mariel Hemmingway; Isabel Wilkerson; Martha Raddatz; and, most recently, civil rights activist Dr. Mary Frances Berry, and U.S Supreme Court expert Marcia Coyle.

About Jenn White:

Jenn White is best known as host of 1A, National Public Radio鈥檚 nationally broadcast radio talk show airing on WVXU from 10 am to 12 noon on weekdays. The program is heard on over 400 public radio stations across the country. The 1A program, whose name was inspired by the First Amendment鈥檚 five freedoms as laid out in the Constitution, replaced WAMU鈥檚 long-running Diane Rehm Show in 2016. Protecting free speech and a free press allows 1A to convene conversations that explore the most important issues facing the country.

Born in Detroit and raised on the city’s west side, Jennifer White was one of seven children. At age 16, her sister introduced her to the NPR show Car Talk. She became further interested in radio through her performing arts classes at Cass Technical High School. After graduating from the University of Michigan, her first official radio broadcasting job was in 2010 when she took a job on Michigan Radio’s All Things Considered. In July 2020, she succeeded journalist Joshua Johnson as permanent host of 1A and moved from Detroit to Washington, D.C. with her husband and dog.

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