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1st Woman To Fly Solo Around World Honored At Exhibit In Her Hometown

A new exhibit in Newark tells the story of its hometown native Jerrie Mock.  In 1964, she became the first woman to fly solo around the world.  Her story, though, is not well known as another female pilot, Amelia Earhart.

To learn more about the exhibit, WOSU's Debbie Holmes spoke with the Marcia Downes, Managing Director at The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology.      

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Debbie Holmes has worked at WOSU News since 2009. She has hosted All Things Considered, since May 2021. Prior to that she was the host of Morning Edition and a reporter.