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Lawrence Lanahan

Freelance Print and Radio Journalist

Baltimore

Lawrence Lanahan

Freelance reporter

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The Lines Between Us

A year-long exploration of inequality in the Baltimore region with radio, video, and data maps.
WYPR 88.1 FM Link to Story
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Navigating in Nebraska

One man's quixotic crusade to get Hurricane Katrina evacuees back on their feet...in Omaha, Nebraska.
Weekend America Link to Story
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Lowering Health Care Spending, One Patient at a Time

Can social workers help hospitals' most expensive patients develop healthier habits?
"Maryland Morning," WYPR 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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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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Day in the Work Life: Boarding houses

Baltimore is full of boarded-up vacant homes. Meet the man who puts the boards up.
APM: Marketplace 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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Honorably Discharged...Into a Recession

A 23-year-old Iraq War veteran restarts civilian life in post-crash 2009.
Maryland Morning, WYPR 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.