Do you wish you could have been front and center during the Casy Anthony Trial?   Join us for a conversation with Journalist/Author Robyn Walensky who covered the trial and wrote a book about it. Robyn Walensky is a veteran news reporter and anchor who has been covering crime, terrorism, politics, and breaking news for more than twenty years in both radio and television. She was in two terrorist attacks, and reported extensively on the World Trade Center bombing in 1993, the federal trial of the WTC 93 Plotters, and September 11th. She is co-editor/author of the book Covering Catastrophe-Broadcast Journalists Report 9-11-01. Walensky has a BA in journalism and political science from the George Washington University and an MA in journalism from New York University. Most recently, Walensky was the morning drive reporter covering the Casey Anthony Trial for WDBO Radio in Orlando, Florida, and a frequent guest on CNN’s Nancy Grace Show.

With all of the Republican noise this past week about overturning Roe v. Wade, doing away with contraceptives, defunding Planned Parenthood, Gay Marriage, etc. we have asked Jessica Arons to be with us to have a real discussion about what lies ahead if a Republican wins the Presidency.

Jessica Arons is the Director of the Women’s Health and Rights Program at American Progress and a member of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative. Prior to joining American Progress, she worked at the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, the labor and employment law firm of James & Hoffman, the Supreme Court of Virginia, the White House, and the 1996 Pennsylvania Democratic Coordinated Campaign. She currently serves on the boards of the Virginia ACLU and is a former board member of the D.C. Abortion Fund.

Jessica is an honors graduate of Brown University and William and Mary School of Law. At William and Mary, Jessica was an associate editor of the William and Mary Law Review, managing editor of the William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law, and a board member of the William and Mary Public Service Fund. She has been seen on MSNBC, Fox News, and “ABC News;” heard on NPR and Clear Channel radio; and featured in The Baltimore Sun, The NationPoliticoSlate magazineThe Huffington Post, ScienceProgress, and RHRealityCheck. Her publications include “More Than a Choice: A Progressive Vision for Reproductive Health and Rights” and “Future Choices: Assisted Reproductive Technologies and the Law.”

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