Episode 14: Report for America Reporters

This episode of the Real Issues: Real Conversations podcast is about Report for America. In it, we hear from some of the project’s 2020-2021 Ohio-based corps members who all began their new jobs during June of 2020.

This episode of the Real Issues: Real Conversations podcast is about Report for America. In it, we hear from some of the project’s 2020-2021 Ohio-based corps members who all began their new jobs during June of 2020.

The guests interviewed are Seyma Bayram, who is reporting on minority and immigrant issues for The Akron Beacon Journal, H.L. Comeriato, who is focusing on Public Health also in Akron for The Devil Strip, and Conor Morris, who’s covering poverty-related issues in Cleveland - such as housing, health and education – for the Northeast Ohio Journalism Collaborative.

ncidentally, a fourth corps member - Pete Grieve, whose beat is covering public health for Spectrum in Columbus OH – was supposed to be part of this conversation but unfortunately, technical issues prevented his participation.

The story by M. Sophie Franchi about addiction recovery which was published in The Devil Strip is available at https://thedevilstrip.com/together-and-alone-nine-years-since-i-kicked-my-heroin-addiction/

And here are some links to pieces by the reporters featured in this program:
 https://thedevilstrip.com/east-akron-public-schools-segregation-bell-board-education/
  
Real Issues: Real Conversations is hosted and produced by Rachel Hopkin.

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