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One Year Later: Maria Hiaasen Remembers Rob

Jun 28, 2019

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Tom's guest is Maria Hiaasen. Her husband, Rob Hiaasenwas one of five staffers killed in a mass shooting at the Capital Gazette one year ago today. 

Rob was a beloved reporter, columnist and editor who was recently recognized with an award for mentoring scores of young journalists. Maria has overseen the posthumous publication of Rob's novel, Float Plan, as well as a collection of his columns called Love Punch.  

Gerald Fischman, Wendi Winters, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Rob Hiaasen were among 54 journalists around the world who lost their lives in 2018 while reporting.  

Hope & Remembrance, a memorial concert sponsored by the city of Annapolis, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, takes place tonight -  Friday, June 28th  - at 7:00pm, in the Maryland Hall Labyrinth, located at 801 Chase Street, Annapolis MD 21401. Admission is free but advanced registration is recommended. 

Proceeds from the sale of Rob Hiassen's books go towards funding groups advocating for gun control legislation. Join Maria Hiaasen and current/former Baltimore Sun colleagues as they launch Love Punch Sunday July 7th from 3:00 - 6:00 PM at Union Craft Brewing.

Reading Rob Day by Jamyla Krempel on Scribd