WCC Jenn White Underwriter

JENN WHITE is best know as host of 1A, National Public radio’s nationally broadcast radio talk show airing on WVXU from 10 am to 12 noon on weekdays.  The 1A program name was inspired by the First Amendment’s five freedoms as laid out in the constitution.  Ms. White’s daily show replaced WAMS’s 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.

Ms. White is a seasoned journalist and podcast host, who has worked in public radio since 1999. She joined NPR from Chicago’s WBEZ, where she held several on-air positions, as host of the station’s local two-hour midday show, Reset with Jenn White, and before that as the host of  The morning Shift.

She is also a familiar voice on WBEZ podcasts, including  Making Oprah, Maknig Obama, and 16 Shots, which chronicled the fatal police shooting of Laquan Mc Donald and the trail of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke.  White is skilled as a public speaker and has moderated numerous on-air gubernatorial and mayoral debates.

Born in Detroit and raised on the city’s west side, Jennifer White was one of seven children. At the age of sixteen, 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 two dogs.

Individual Sponsorship Opportunities

Support Levels Number of VIP Tickets

Angel $1,500 10 tickets

Benefactor $1,000 6 tickets

Patron $600 4 tickets

Supporter $300 2 tickets

VIP $150 1 tickets

Deadline for inclusion in the event’s program is Monday, March 11, 202

The Moth Mainstage

The Moth — hailed as “New York’s hottest and hippest literary ticket” by The Wall Street Journal — is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. In its twenty-five history, The Moth has presented more than 50,000 stories, told live and without notes, by people from all walks of life to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth Podcast is downloaded more than 100 million times a year, and The Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour, airs weekly on more than 575 public radio stations nationwide. Each Moth Mainstage features simple, old-fashioned storytelling, by five wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth’s artistic team.

Thank you to Novogradac for sponsoring The Moth Mainstage at Memorial Hall.