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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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The Postindustrial Podcast, Bonus Episode 3: Maskless Sneers

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public when around people outside of their household. Yet some Americans resist this simple measure.

In this bonus episode, a trip to an Italian market in Ohio becomes uncomfortable, as some balk at wearing masks.

Those Americans willing to endure the minor inconveniences of wearing a mask in order to curtail the spread of the virus are effectively prisoners of those who won’t.

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.

Season 5, Episode 3: Gary Abernathy

Can’t we all just be civil to each other? That’s one question longtime newspaperman and contributing Washington Post columnist Gary Abernathy asks in the latest episode of the Postindustrial Podcast. After spending 13 years as an editor at three Ohio newspapers, Abernathy worked in Republican Party politics then returned ...

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Season 5, Episode 2: Damon Young

Damon Young is a writer, humorist, and satirist. His memoir, “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker,” won a Thurber Prize, among other awards. The book explores the angsts and anxieties “of existing while Black in America.” Damon is also cofounder of VerySmartBrothas, which was sold to Univision. His ...

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Season 5, Episode 1: Gisele Fetterman

Gisele Fetterman believes in “blooming where you live.” In this episode to kick off Season 5, Pennsylvania’s Second Lady talks about improving her community, what she learned growing up as an undocumented immigrant, and more. Fetterman is a native of Brazil. She became a U.S. citizen in 2009. She’s ...

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