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Lawrence Lanahan

Freelance Print and Radio Journalist

Baltimore

Lawrence Lanahan

Freelance reporter

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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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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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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 the composer to the city of Baltimore.
Weekend America 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.