Rationality amidst fear with David Forbes of The Asheville Blade on Finding Asheville

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Rationality amidst fear?

 

Nathan sits down with David Forbes, editor of The Asheville Blade, for the 43rd episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. They chat about growing up in rural Northeastern North Carolina, how class impacts political participation, why he started reading the newspaper as early as the second grade, whether or not writer’s block actually exists, why he fell in love with local journalism, why Asheville should be rather than to seem, why Asheville has to tackle its lack of diversity, defacto segregation, and low wages now, the future of The Asheville Blade, and the details on union drive efforts that ultimately lead to his dismissal at the Mountain Xpress.

 

Listen to the full episode below or here:

This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.       

 

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!            

 

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Author: citizenthymes

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