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 unopposed in her second term. How has she met some of this postindustrial city’s toughest challenges and why does she continue to serve?
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.