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With a name that nods to the First Amendment, 1A is a daily, live show that encourages listeners to “speak freely” and stay connected – in an increasingly disconnected world. 1A provides a platform for Americans of all stripes to come to the table, talk, and – most importantly – be listened to, not just heard. 1A is a trusted source for public dialogue. Tune in every day at 10 a.m.

“I am excited to build on my love of the news, to moderate conversations around the most important issues of our time,” said Jenn White.  “1A is a show by, and for our listeners, and I can’t wait to talk to them about the most salient topics facing our country, to find solutions and hold those in power accountable.” 

White moderates the daily dialogue and champions Americans’ right to speak freely. As the country grapples with issues including COVID-19, a teetering economy, and the rise in unemployment White looks forward to leading the conversation.

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Jenn White

White has worked in public radio since 1999. She joins WAMU 88.5’s 1A  from Chicago’s WBEZ where, since 2016 she has held several on-air positions as host of the station’s local two-hour midday show, Reset with Jenn White; and before that as host of The Morning Shift. She is also a familiar voice on several WBEZ podcasts, including Making Oprah, Making Obama and 16 Shots, which chronicled the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald and the trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. Before WBEZ, White was local host of All Things Considered at NPR member station Michigan Radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. White is also skilled as a public speaker and has moderated numerous on-air gubernatorial and mayoral debates. She is a Detroit native and graduate of the University of Michigan.