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 job loss and population decline.
What might it take to get Ohio and the Valley to build prosperity? Listen in for more and as de Souza discusses his recent book: “No Holds Barred – More Than Three Decades of Delving into the Mahoning Valley’s Underbelly.”
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.