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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 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.

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 6, Episode 4: Cammie Wolf Rice

Cammie Rice is an advocate, philanthropist, and author. Her son Christopher Wolf, died in 2016 at the age of 32 from an opioid overdose after struggling for years suffering from addiction. Since then, Cammie has made it her mission to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic and alternative ways to manage pain. ...

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Season 6, Episode 3: Nan Whaley

Dayton’s Democratic Mayor, Nan Whaley wants to be Ohio’s next governor. But Whaley faces an uphill battle in her race against opponent, GOP Gov. Mike DeWine. In our conversation, the Dayton leader talks about her concerns for the future of Ohio, extremism among its citizenry, and more.

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Season 6, Episode 2: John Austin

John Austin wears a lot of hats. He’s the director of the Michigan Economic Center, a nonresident senior fellow with the Brookings Institution and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. However in all of these roles Austin’s working toward one goal: reimagining once highly industrialized communities into something ...

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