Justice & Journalism with NPR White House Correspondent Tamara Keith

Feb 28, 2019

Credit Tom Kise

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New Hampshire Public Radio and the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Service at the University of New Hampshire School of Law will host National Public Radio White House Correspondent Tamara Keith as the next speaker in the Justice & Journalism series. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at UNH Law. The event is free, but registration is required.

As NPR’s White House Correspondent and a co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast, Keith regularly surveys the intersection of power, policy and the public interest in Washington, reporting on the impact of Washington politics beyond the nation’s capital.

The Justice & Journalism series brings nationally renowned journalists to the Rudman Center for engaging conversations on public affairs and the public servants who create, implement, and influence public policy. The series is a joint initiative of NHPR and the Rudman Center, made possible by the generous support of The Couch Family Foundation.

NHPR’s Laura Knoy, host of the live call-in news show The Exchange, will conduct a conversation with Keith exploring the day-to-day workings of the White House beat during this period in our nation’s history. After the discussion, Keith will take questions from the audience.

Keith spent considerable time in New Hampshire during the 2016 presidential campaign, where she covered Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the White House (and filed some reports from the NHPR newsroom). Keith joined NPR in 2009 as a business reporter, before moving on to serve as an NPR congressional correspondent. Her reporting has taken her to Haiti, covering the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, and to the Gulf region, covering the worst oil spill in U.S. history. In 2011, the series The Road Back to Work – conceived and reported by Keith – tracked the stories of six people in the St. Louis area who were unemployed and searching for work.

A public media veteran, Keith has worked at NPR member stations KQED in the San Francisco Bay area, WOSU in Columbus, Ohio, and KPCC/Southern California Public Radio. She got her start in public radio as a teenager, by writing and voicing essays for NPR’s Weekend Edition.

[LISTENING NOTE: Tamara Keith will also appear on The Exchange with Laura Knoy, live on NHPR at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, with a replay that evening at 7 p.m.]

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About NHPR

Since 1981, New Hampshire Public Radio has shaped the media landscape in the Granite State and beyond. Our mission is “Expanding minds, sparking connections, building stronger communities.” NHPR is broadcast from 14 different sites, making it by far New Hampshire’s largest (and only) statewide radio news service. Every week, NHPR is the choice of 170,000 listeners as a primary source of in-depth and intelligent news coverage, with thousands more viewing NHPR.org, following our social media sites or listening to our podcasts. Each day, New Hampshire Public Radio delivers several hours of local news reported by its award-winning news team. Locally produced programs and podcasts include The Exchange, Word of Mouth, The Folk Show, Outside/In, and Civics 101, among others. NHPR is the exclusive outlet for NPR News in the Granite State and broadcasts national weekly programs such as The Moth Radio Hour, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, and This American Life.

About the Rudman Center and UNH Law

New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman was widely admired for his integrity and willingness to work with politicians across the aisle in order to advance the public interest. In lending his name to the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Service at the UNH School of Law, Senator Rudman stated that he could “think of no greater mission than to train our next generation of leaders to seek justice, serve their country, and work together for the common good.” The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Service operationalizes this charge by providing programmatic and financial support for students interested in exploring public service careers. UNH Law is ranked among the top 100 law schools in the nation.