Philadelphia Daily News columnist John Baer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Kate Giammarise, and WITF Radio correspondent Mary Wilson will discuss what the election results say about women's issues and women voters, what to expect on the issues from Governor-elect Tom Wolf, and how those decisions will play out in light of the state Senate and House elections.
John M. Baer is a reporter and columnist with the Philadelphia Daily News. Baer is a graduate of Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland, holds a Masters Degree from Temple University, is a former Fellow of the American Political Science Assn. in Washington, under whose auspices he studied at the Brookings Institution and worked a year in Congress, and a Fellow of the Loyola University School of Law's inaugural Journalist Law School program in Los Angeles. The National Journal (in 2002) called Baer one of the country's top 10 political journalists outside Washington, saying Baer has, "the ability to take the skin off a politician without making it hurt too much."
Kate Giammarise is a reporter at The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette covering state government. She previously wrote about poverty and social services for The Toledo Blade. She has reported from 14 states, Canada, England, Singapore and China.
Her ambition is to write a book about the Rust Belt.
Mary Wilson is the state Capitol reporter for Pennsylvania's public radio stations, including WITF in Harrisburg, WHYY in Philadelphia and WESA in Pittsburgh. Mary came to witf after a year being a catch-all staffer for a Maryland politician. Partisanship was a drag, but other things stuck: she has great empathy for those who have spent hours folding sample ballots and building campaign signs. Before that, she was a part-time show host and cub reporter at WFUV-FM in New York City. She covered the closing of the old Yankee stadium and narrated the scene of Harlem on the night of the 2008 presidential election. Mary graduated from Fordham University in the Bronx with majors in history and Italian.
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
$15/per person ($10/students)
Journalists invited free of charge
Widener University School of Law
3737 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110