April 19:  Scandalous Voices: Journalistic Truths Standing in the Face of False Rhetoric


SALLY CRANE COX, past board member of the Robbins Hunter Museum, is formerly the publisher and editor of The Granville Sentinel and Community Booster in Granville, as well as Columbus Alive. Crane Cox is now treasurer and board chair of The Matriots, a nonpartisan statewide political action committee founded in May 2017 and dedicated to electing more Ohio women to office.


MAX ABELSON, journalist for Bloomberg News and Businessweek, has profiled Trump Tower and Trump’s money, his Wall Street building, DC Hotel, vodka and billionaire friends. He’s covered an undocumented immigrant at Goldman, Wall Street’s lack of black diversity, its love of tax cuts, its violin pools, its addictions, and its politicians. He’s also written about the comedians Tim and Eric, Michael Milken’s rise and fall and more. Max was a Yale Daily News arts editor and a New York Observer reporter for five years. His work was included in Columbia University Press’ Best Business Writing anthologies in 2013 and 2015.

MYRA MACPHERSON.  Her latest book, The Scarlet Sisters: Sex Suffrage and Scandal in the Gilded Age, has been described as “timely” by major reviewers even though it is about 18th century feminists Victoria Woodhull and her sister Tennessee Claflin. A long time writer for The Washington Post, she is the author of five acclaimed books including the best selling classic on the Vietnam War, Long Time Passing: Vietnam and the Haunted Generation (1984), with new introduction and printings in 2003. Hired in 1968 to write for the Post’s “Style” section, she covered five presidential campaigns, interviewed U.S. presidents and dictator Fidel Castro, and profiled the Watergate criminals. Her 2006 biography, All Governments Lie! The Life and Times of Rebel Journalist I. F. Stone, won the 2007 Ann M. Sperber Award for media biography, and was a finalist for a 2008 PEN Center USA literary award.

JULIE CARR SMYTH, reporter for Associated Press, is an award-winning journalist, political commentator, and journalism instructor with more than 25 years of experience covering government, politics and business at papers large and small around the United States. Julie has spent most of the past 15 years covering the Ohio Statehouse, frequently a microcosm of national political debate on taxes, jobs, guns, abortion, education and energy issues. Originally covering the Statehouse as a state government, politics and legislative reporter for The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Julie joined The Associated Press in 2006, where she mastered multi-format journalism in a 24/7 world.

MARY YOST, editor of the Editorial page for the Columbus Dispatch, is a former senior leadership executive skilled in media, nonprofit management, board relations, strategic communications, government, and public relations. She was editor of Columbus CEO magazine, volunteered as the public affairs director of Ohio-Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, served as vice president of public affairs at The Ohio Hospital Association, and was a member of the Columbus Rotary, after having begun her career as a reporter for the Columbus Dispatch.

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*Save the date for the final roundtable of 2018 - The Voices of Women:

September 13:  Dangerous Voices: Women who dare to speak the truth. 


Cindy Safranoff, author of Crossing Swords, Mary Baker Eddy vs. Victoria Claflin Woodhull and the Battle for the Soul of Marriage.

Phyllis Pratt Thompson, lecturer at Harvard University. Her course on "Leaning In, Hooking Up, and Visions of Feminism and Femininity" is listed as one of Elle Magazine's college courses that give us hope for the next generations.

Linda Schlossberg, professor of women's studies in the Victorian Age, Harvard University.

Cari Carpenter, professor at West Virginia University and author of the Selected Writings of Victoria Woodhull, Suffrage, Free Love and Eugenics.