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The Promise, Season 2 As an intern with Nashville Public Radio, I worked on season two of The Promise, an award winning podcast that in its first season explored life in public housing in Nashville, and in its second dove into the persistent segregation of Nashville schools. I conducted archival research and used my academic […]

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Report of inequitable CARES distribution highlights bigger school finance problems, advocates say "Lockers at school" by Brett Levin Photography is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Education, PLS, Recent

Report of inequitable CARES distribution highlights bigger school finance problems, advocates say

Originally published Dec. 8, 2020 for The PLS Reporter. On the heels of a PA Schools Work report last week that concluded that Pennsylvania has failed to keep up with the rising costs of special education, comes a new report which found that poor school districts received less emergency CARES money compared to their wealthy counterparts. The […]

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Vanderbilt Students Scramble For Housing As Campus Closes
Radio, WPLN

Vanderbilt Students Scramble For Housing As Campus Closes

Originally posted March 20, 2020 for WPLN Kirsten Bailey is a Vanderbilt senior currently living on the university’s mostly empty campus. She’s staying there as long she can – she has an internship in Brentwood, and her parents, back in Cincinnati, are immunocompromised. She worries about putting them at risk.   She requested to remain on […]

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Eyeing an esports win Photo by Daniel Meigs for the Nashville Post
Clips, Nashville Post

Eyeing an esports win

Originally published online and in print Sept. 13, 2019 for Nashville Post Esports is hitting its stride. Since video games entered the consumer market in earnest in the 1970s — long before we had today’s world for professional competitive gaming — players found ways to battle it out. They lugged their equipment to others’ houses […]

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Czech instrument maker establishes local presence Image courtesy of Furch Guitars
Nashville Post

Czech instrument maker establishes local presence

Originally published July 18, 2019 for the Nashville Post Musical instrument manufacturer Furch Guitars has opened its flagship U.S. distribution and service center in Nashville, part of the Czech Republic-based company’s effort to expand its footprint in the American guitar market. Located at 1856 Air Lane Drive, the distribution center will handle all U.S. operations for the […]

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