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History Happy Hour with NPR’s Carrie Johnson

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

With so many conflicting stories coming out of the capital these days, let’s hear directly from an expert on the subject.  NPR’s Carrie Johnson, Justice Correspondent for the Washington Desk, will be here to talk about what’s going on in the Supreme Court and the Justice Department.

Ms. Johnson’s presentation, which begins at 6:30 pm, will be preceded by a museum members-only reception beginning at 6 pm. (Not a member?  Join while you are registering for the program.)

Carrie Johnson covers a wide variety of stories about justice issues, law enforcement and legal affairs for NPR’s flagship programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  While in this role, Johnson has chronicled major challenges to the landmark voting rights law, a botched law enforcement operation targeting gun traffickers along the Southwest border, and the Obama administration’s deadly drone program for suspected terrorists overseas.

Prior to coming to NPR in 2010, Johnson worked at the Washington Post for 10 years, where she closely observed the FBI, the Justice Department and criminal trials of the former leaders of Enron, HealthSouth and Tyco. Earlier in her career, she wrote about courts for the weekly publication Legal Times.

Outside of her role at NPR, Johnson regularly moderates or appears on legal panels for the American Bar Association, the American Constitution Society, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and others. She’s talked about her work on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, PBS, and other outlets.

Her work has been honored with awards from the Society for Professional Journalists and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. She has been a finalist for the Loeb award for financial journalism and for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news for team coverage of the massacre at Fort Hood, Texas.

History Happy Hours include happy hour drinks and snacks.  The series is sponsored by Therrien Waddell Construction Group.


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