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Carmen Gentile is the creator and host of the Postindustrial Podcast, featuring conversations with newsmakers throughout the Rust Belt and Appalachia. His book, "Blindsided by the Taliban," documents his life as a war reporter and the aftermath of his brush with death after being shot with a rocket-propelled grenade while embedded with U.S. Army forces in Afghanistan. He is a founder and editor-at-large of Postindustrial Media.

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Season 4, Episode 6: Dr. Clay Marsh

What can we learn from the way West Virginia is handling its COVID-19 vaccination program? Plenty. Listen to the state’s “coronavirus czar,” Dr. Clay Marsh, discuss how a state known for its poor health outcomes, has become a leader in vaccinating its citizens.

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Season 4, Episode 5: Nan Whaley

Nan Whaley discovered her love of politics years ago while studying chemistry at the University of Dayton. Now, the mayor of Ohio’s sixth-largest city is in play to run for governor or U.S. Senate. She proved so popular during her first term as Dayton mayor that she was ...

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Season 4, Episode 4: Bertram de Souza

Bertram de Souza is a former columnist and editor for The Youngstown Vindicator, a daily staple in the Mahoning Valley for more than a century. He wrote more than 1,600 columns for the newspaper over 40 years — from politics to public corruption in an area that once boomed, and now struggles with ...

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Season 4, Episode 3: Kim Palmiero

We hoped that following the inauguration of Joe Biden divisions in our region might become less stark…but it appears not so much. On this week’s Postindustrial Podcast, host Carmen Gentile talks to Kim Palmiero, CEO & editor-in-chief about political and social divisions in our region, the importance of ...

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Season 4, Episode 2: Heath Druzin

Journalist Heath Druzin covers anti-government movements and recently finished a stint as the Idaho reporter for the public radio project Guns & America. So what’s next for a movement that attempted a coup at the nation’s Capitol on Jan. 6? Listen in.

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Season 4, Episode 1: John Fetterman

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s political career began as mayor of Braddock just outside of Pittsburgh and now he’s considering a run for the U.S. Senate. Hear him talk legal weed, jobs, and more in this bonus epsiode of the Postindustrial Podcast.  

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Season 3, Episode 6: Lt. Col. David Eastburn

What’s it like serving in federal government at a time of great change in the U.S.? In this episode, hear from Lt. Col. David Eastburn, director of marketing and outreach for the U.S. Army, located in New York City. He helps to develop public support for the ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 3, Episode 5: Kim Palmiero, journalist

Why is media literacy so important? With more information at our disposal, shouldn’t we be a more informed society? (that’s a trick question). Kim Palmiero, CEO & editor-in-chief of Postindustrial, talks to host Carmen Gentile, founder of the company about media literacy. They both spent time at media ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 3, Episode 4: Ben Lando, news sites publisher

Why is local news so vital? Hear from Ben Lando, who covered stories abroad but returned to his native Kalamazoo, Mich. and launched an online news startup, NowKalamazoo.com, covering vital community issues. He’s also the founder of the Iraq Oil Report, which specializes in covering developments in the ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 3, Episode 3: sarah huny young

sarah huny young is an award-winning visual artist primarily documenting and exalting Black womanhood and queer communities through portraiture and video, often shooting in locations across the country. She’s the artist behind Postindustrial’s Fall magazine cover.

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 3, Episode 2: Timothy Snyder, author of “On Tyranny”

Access to health care is essential to our freedom, but it’s freedom that eludes many, writes bestselling author Timothy Snyder in his newest book, “Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty from a Hospital Diary.” Snyder fell gravely ill late last year, and as he clung to life he began to ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 3, Episode 1: Seth G. Jones, counterterrorism expert

In Season 3, Episode 1 of the Postindustrial Podcast, author and expert Seth G. Jones says that the U.S. faces an escalating threat of violence in the next year — from within. Extremist groups fueled by the disinformation, political rhetoric, and a populace suffering added stresses of surging unemployment and the pandemic ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Bonus Episode 7

Is it sunny today or is it cloudy? Don’t just ask someone— look out the window! At Postindustrial we work to find out the truth, not just ask others. Listen to this in-between season short.

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Bonus Episode 6

We’re in between seasons! But we still have an important message for you, our valued listeners. Tune in for a short! We’ll start Season 3 soon and we have a tremendous line-up of guests already.

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Bonus Episode 5

Thanks to you, the listeners, we’ve produced two season with 16 episodes the the Postindustrial Podcast. We have big plans at Postindustrial in the coming months and soon we’ll launch Season 3 — listen in!

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 2, Episode 8: Eros Hoagland, conflict journalist

In the final episode of Season 2, Eros Hoagland discusses his experience as a photojournalist and visual documentarian working around the world, concentrating on areas immersed in cycles of violence. What can those conflicts teach us about the current state of affairs in the U.S.? Listen in. Assignments and personal ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 2, Episode 7: Tory Parrish, New York-based journalist

In this week’s podcast, host Carmen Gentile speaks with Tory Parrish, president of Region I of the National Association of Black Journalists, and a business reporter for Newsday on Long Island, N.Y. Tory is writing a story for Postindustrial magazine highlighting some women in positions of power across ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 2, Episode 6: Stephanie Strasburg, award-winning photojournalist

Stephanie Strasburg documents the human condition in Postindustrial America from behind the lens. She is a staff photographer and filmmaker with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, in Pennsylvania. Her recent work includes an investigation on child sexual abuse in the Amish and Mennonite communities, for which she and her fellow reporters were ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 2, Episode 5: Emmai Alaquiva, award-winning producer

Emmai Alaquiva uses the power of art to raise awareness. He recently created a public service announcement, “Unspeakable,” focused on American Sign Language and the Black deaf community. Alaquiva is an Emmy Award-winning producer, and composer. He also is CEO of Ya Momz House, a multimedia agency in Pittsburgh.

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 2, Episode 4: John Rudoff, Oregon-based photojournalist

John Rudoff is a full-time freelance photojournalist who has been documenting the protests and federal response in Portland, Ore., where he lives. His principal current outlet is Sipa USA and AP Images, with whom he has worked for about three years. Recently he’s also covered political events in Charlottesville, ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 2, Episode 3: Letrell Deshan Crittenden, journalism scholar

Letrell Deshan Crittenden is assistant professor of communication and program at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.  A former police and government reporter, he is an emerging scholar who specializes issues related to diversity and inclusion in news, and community journalism. How can the media do better at a time when ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 2, Episode 2: Eric Eyre, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

West Virginia is known for its natural beauty, natural resources, and also, struggles. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Eric Eyre uncovered the story of companies flooding small towns in his state with prescription pain pills. He’s concerned about those struggling with addiction amid COVID-19, what the government is doing, ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 2, Episode 1: Dr. Arvind Venkat, professor of emergency medicine

We don’t know everything about how COVID-19 will change our world, but we do know that medicine and science can guide us. Listen in as Dr. Arvind Venkat discusses the novel coronavirus pandemic that’s transformed our lives. He is vice chair for research and faculty academic affairs in ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Bonus Episode 4

Listen in for in-between season updates….what happened after last week’s editorial published in the New York Daily News, what’s new at Postindustrial, and Season 2!

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Carmen Gentile

Carmen Gentile has worked for The New York Times and CBS News, among others. His book, “Blindsided by the Taliban,” documents his life as a war reporter and the aftermath of his brush with death after being shot with a rocket-propelled grenade while embedded with U.S. Army forces in Afghanistan. He is a founder and editor-at-large of Postindustrial Media.

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