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Benny Becker
Hi, I'm a person! Sometimes I make public radio stories. fellow at Harvard, soon back to KY. Appalachian Yid from Morgantown, WV. Word nerd. He/they.
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Appalshop May 24
Black lung isn't a disease of the past — in fact, it's on the rise. We've reported extensively on the deadly surge in black lung in our region. Our people deserve better than this.
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Appalshop May 24
Replying to @wmmtfm @BHEBecker and 2 others
Our own , reporting for w/ , worked w/ Howard Berkes on research that made its way into multiple Congressional bills to improve monitoring, treatment & prevention of black lung here in the central Appalachian coalfields.
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The Intercept May 18
Stephen Noble Smith’s campaign is based on the fundamental belief that the everyday people of West Virginia are far better suited to solve their problems than the out-of-state lobbyists, out-of-state landowners, and monopolies that dominate the state.
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Naomi Klein May 23
Michelle Alexander has written an absolutely extraordinary NYT piece about her rape, abortion, the politics of apology - and the deep meaning of "choice." I am in awe of her unending courage and moral leadership.
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Sarah Smith 🦆 May 22
Want to control some of the insane housing market spikes and valleys? Keep rent down? Fund affordable housing for folks in need? Try a speculative real estate tax on second homes and vacant properties. BC is doing it. Why can’t we?
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Benny Becker May 22
My sister and her band are newly up on Spotify! (and itunes etc.)
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Benny Becker May 22
So cool! "The organizations will be submitting public records requests to the largest water systems in the United States - from Puerto Rico to California and in between - looking for the latest corporate attempts to absorb community water supplies"
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Beryl May 17
💧💧💧 Let and know about efforts to privatize water systems. Submit to our form here: 💧💧💧
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Sarah Smarsh 🌻 May 21
Replying to @Sarah_Smarsh
In fact TBH the concept of belonging to a "middle class" isn't really my jam. The right language is opportunity for all, an inclusive economy & culture, rather than enforcing one's label, place or aspirational place on an inevitably problematic class ladder.
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Kenwardjr May 22
Imagine if and and competed to partner with the best local journalists around the country instead of parachuting in once in a while for a "scoop." That would be something.
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Briahna Joy Gray May 21
“In the past, there was no candidate who didn’t come to New York, Chicago, L.A. for money,” says Lasry. “Today, there are two candidates who aren’t doing that—Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.”
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Katherine Webb-Hehn May 21
What’s the most condescending thing someone has said to you about being from / living in the South?
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Benny Becker May 21
Replying to @lyndseygilpin @KAWebb_
me too, for both KY and WV :p
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Lyndsey Gilpin May 21
Replying to @KAWebb_
I get this one a decent amount: “You don’t LOOK like you’re from Kentucky.”
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Jenée May 19
“This is my class,” he said. “And I know my class will pay it forward.”
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Ashley Graham May 19
Imagine how relieved these graduates and their families must be, to start their careers without that burden. Amazing. Congratulations to them!
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Ailsa Chang May 17
When & I first started talking about a sex series for , she, within minutes, pitched a story about kink. What she saw so early on was how much we can learn about healthy communication from the kink community. Edited by
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Boston Globe Opinion May 17
"We know from the days before Roe v. Wade that banning abortion doesn’t eliminate the demand for abortion — it only eliminates access to safe, legal abortion," writes dean Dr. Michelle Williams.
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Benny Becker May 17
"the fourth state just this year to pass a $15 plan, joining New Jersey, Illinois and Maryland. The very first states to do so were California, New York and Massachusetts." -/
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Andrew Demirjian May 4
Wave Farm - Radio Artist Fellowship, a nine-month, grant-supported, part-time engagement for an American radio artist. deadline: 5/31/19.
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