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Lawrence Lanahan

Freelance Print and Radio Journalist

Baltimore

Lawrence Lanahan

Freelance reporter

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Noise Welcome At This Library

Library music isn't for listening, but library LPs are flying off the shelves. (flickr/Matthias Rhomberg)
Studio 360 Link to Story
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Worse Than the Blues

How the suburbs made John Fahey more miserable than the meanest bluesmen in Mississippi.
Baltimore City Paper Link to Story
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A Dream Fulfilled in the Gospel Tent

A Jazz Fest gig was the culmination of Ron Hadley's struggle to turn his life around.
Weekend America Link to Story
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Zappa in Bronze

Why two Lithuanian Frank Zappa fans donated a bronze bust of Frank Zappa to Baltimore City.
Weekend America Link to Story
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WYPR's The Lines Between Us

A duPont-Award winning series on inequality in the Baltimore region with radio, video, and data maps.
WYPR 88.1 FM Link to Story
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Worker-Owned Businesses Are Having a Moment

How co-ops handled the pandemic--and what they can teach us about a sustainable post-COVID economy.
Businessweek Link to Story
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‘It’s just too much’: Students abandon community colleges

The pandemic is flushing hundreds of thousands of vulnerable students out of two-year schools.
PBS Newshour Link to Story
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Given A Second Chance, Convicted Trader Helps Others

What do we want from white collar criminals once they've done their time? (flickr/epSos.de)
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For Trump, ‘Local Control’ Is Only for the Suburbs

Trump's racist gambit to freak out "Suburban Housewives."
Citylab Link to Story
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Will Under Armour's Investment Help All of Baltimore?

A community benefits agreement takes effect, testing Under Armour's commitment to Black Baltimore.
Baltimore Fishbowl Link to Story
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The Legacy of a Landmark Case for Housing Mobility

Thompson v. HUD, which changed Baltimore's regional housing landscape, turns 25.
Citylab Link to Story
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OP-ED: Under Armour's Opportunity Zone tax break

A billionaire plays finders keepers with poor Baltimore neighborhoods.
The Baltimore Sun Link to Story

About

Lawrence Lanahan

I'm a freelance journalist with ten years of experience reporting for newspapers, magazines, and public radio programs.

From 2010 to 2013, I was a senior producer at Baltimore NPR member station WYPR, where I launched "The Lines Between Us," a year-long multimedia examination of regional inequality. The series won a 2014 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University award.

Before I started reporting, I spent seven years as an education researcher, and I've taught at Goucher College, University of Baltimore, Lehman College, and Howard Community College. I hold an M.A. in sociology from American University and an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

I'm also a songwriter and a guitarist, and I fool around with composition (I created the theme music for "The Lines Between Us"). My band Disappearing Ink released "There Is No Time and Nothing's Been" in December 2014.