OUR NEXT PROGRAM
January 8, 2014 — DINNER: Callaghan & Friends
Peter Callaghan of the Tacoma News Tribune is back with his friends, discussing the politics going on in Olympia. This five star program will entertain and educate you from the insider’s view!
Peter Callaghan is a local columnist for The News Tribune in Tacoma. He has also been the newspaper's political reporter and editorial page
columnist. Before joining the staff in 1985, he spent four years with The Herald of Everett where he was the Olympia-based state government/political reporter. He has also worked for the Associated Press in Olympia and Seattle and for the Lewiston (Idaho) Morning Tribune. The Tacoma native is a graduate of the University of Washington-Seattle. He and his wife Suki Dardarian, the managing editor of the Seattle Times, are the parents of 21-year-old daughters, Blair and Anna.
Austin Jenkins has been the Olympia-based political reporter for the Northwest News Network since January 2004. In that position, Austin covers Northwest politics and public policy as well as the Washington State legislature. He regularly files stories for NPR News. You can also see Austin on television as host of TVW's (the C–SPAN of Washington State) weekly public affairs program "Inside Olympia." Prior to joining the Northwest News Network, Austin was a freelance general assignment reporter at KING–TV, the NBC affiliate in Seattle. He also worked as a freelance education reporter for KPLU–FM, the Tacoma–based NPR station. Austin spent 2001 in Washington, D.C. as a Knight Foundation/American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow. Austin has also worked as a television reporter in Portland, Oregon; Boise, Idaho; Casper, Wyoming; and Bozeman, Montana. Austin is a graduate of Garfield High School in Seattle and has a B.A. in Government from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. Over the years Austin has won numerous professional awards for his reporting. He lives in Olympia with his wife Jennifer Huntley and their two children.
Rachel LaCorte covers Washington state politics and elections for The Associated Press. Before moving to Washington state AP in January 2005 to cover state politics and elections, she worked for the AP in Florida, reporting out of our Miami and Tampa offices. Rachel covered politics, breaking news, and all the other eclectic news stories that happened regularly in the Sunshine State from 1997-2005. Rachel is currently the president of the Capitol Correspondents Association.
Jordan Schrader is the state government reporter for the Tacoma News Tribune, where he is getting ready for his 5th legislative session -- or his 14th if counting special sessions. Before moving to Olympia, Jordan worked in Raleigh, N.C., as the state government reporter for the Asheville Citizen-Times newspaper. He majored in history at the University of Michigan, where he was the editor-in-chief of the independent student paper, The Michigan Daily.
6:00 Doors open
7:00 program starts
8:15 program adjourns
University of Puget Sound, Wheelock Rotunda
1500 N. Warner St.
Tacoma, WA, 98416
Members may attend for the "program only" rate of $8 and skip the meal. The $8 rate includes wine, coffee, and dessert. This is only open to current City Club members.
SAVE THE DATE
January 22, 2014 — LUNCH: Argo ~ Fact or Fiction?
Academy-Award winning movie, Argo, captured the fascination of moviegoers around the world. But how true was it?
Mark Lijek, was one of the "houseguests" of the Canadian Embassy during the Iran hostage crisis. He was portrayed in Argo and was a consultant on the movie.
He wrote his memoir, The Houseguests: A Memoir of Canadian Courage and CIA Sorcery, in large part because, after reading an early script of Argo, he realized the movie was unlikely to give adequate credit to the Canadian embassy team he believes saved him and his wife Cora from becoming hostages.
Mr. Lijek will be speaking to us about his experiences and his take on the US /Iran relations of today.
11:30 am doors open
12:00 lunch buffet
12:10 program starts
program ends by 1:15
Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402