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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, 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, and how people might embrace a new way to rebuild the economy in a state known for its natural beauty.

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 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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