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      April 24, 2018

      Tuesday   8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

      3201 Rickenbacker Causeway
      Key Biscayne, Florida 33149

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      Headliner Award Breakfast

      National Hank Meyer Headliner Award Goes to a Florida Native Known for Tackling Pressing Issues on NPR

      MCCJ is thrilled to announce that this year’s recipient of the Hank Meyer National Headliner Award is Joshua Johnson, host of 1A on WAMU and NPR. On April 24, Johnson will receive the prestigious award during a breakfast attended by South Florida civic and community leaders as well as students from area high schools.

      The Hank Meyers Award goes to journalists who mirror MCCJ’s mission of creating an inclusive community. Past honorees of this award include Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Barbara Walters, Tom Brokaw, Michelle Martin, Joy Ann Reid, Leonard Pitts Jr., ABC’s John Quiñones, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd, and New York Times Op-Ed columnist, Charles M. Blow.

      As an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, Johnson has addressed diversity on 1A, while tackling the tough issues including the current administration’s travel ban and The Dream Act. Launched at a tumultuous time for news and inspired by the 1st Amendment, Johnson and 1A bring new insight and inquiry to the most pressing issues in America.

      A University of Miami graduate, Joshua Johnson was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. He began his public radio career helping launch a unique regional news partnership between Miami’s NPR station, WLRN, and The Miami Herald. After that, he served for over five years as morning news host for KQED in San Francisco. Before joining WAMU, Joshua co-created and hosted the provocative nationwide public radio series, Truth Be Told, which explored race in America. When the legendary Diane Rehm retired from public radio, she welcomed Johnson as her successor; hence the birth of 1A. “He is a man of great intelligence, curiosity and depth,” said Rehm upon introducing him on the air. South Florida can tune in to Johnson’s show on 91.3/ WLRN, Mon. - Fri. at 10:00 a.m.

      Michael Stock from WLRN will serve as the emcee at the award breakfast. The public is welcome to join by calling 305-755-6096 and purchasing a $45 ticket. The breakfast and award ceremony will run from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at the Rusty Pelican.

      Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

      Rusty Pelican, 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

      Breakfast Price - $45 pp
      Table sponsor - $500 includes a table for ten
      Call 305-755-6096 or go to

      MCCJ was founded in Miami in 1935 as the Miami Coalition of Christians & Jews. It creates a safe haven for dialog, trains inclusive leaders and promotes understanding for all faiths, races and cultures through education, advocacy and conflict resolution. It hosts the oldest interfaith clergy dialog in the United States and presents prejudice reducing programs in local high schools, among other activities. For more information, please visit

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