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Rockville, MD
Freelance Journalist
As seen in:  NPR, Al Jazeera, WBUR Boston, WNYC

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I'm Black. I'm White. I'm Both. I'm Neither.

gpb.org — I'm black. My grandfather is William Grant Still, the "Dean of African-American composers." His skin was the color of maple syrup. Mine is the color of café au lait. My grandfather suffered countless indignities and injustices because of his color. I remember them still, almost viscerally. They still feel personal to me.

I’m black; I’m white; I’m neither.

celesteheadlee.tumblr.com — (WARNING - I use the word “nigger” in this blog)I’m black.My grandfather is William Grant Still, the “Dean of African-American composers.” His skin was the color of maple syrup. Mine is the color of café au lait. My grandfather suffered countless indignities and injustices because of his color.

Educators Sentenced In Atlanta Public School Cheating Scandal

wnyc.org — Educators Sentenced In Atlanta Public School Cheating Scandal Sentences will be handed down today to 10 Atlanta-area educators convicted earlier this month of racketeering in one of the country's largest-ever public school test cheating scandals. The educators, who include teachers, principals and administrators, were involved in cheating on standardized tests in 2009.

Educators Sentenced In Atlanta Public School Cheating Scandal

hereandnow.wbur.org — Sentences will be handed down today to 10 Atlanta-area educators convicted earlier this month of racketeering in one of the country's largest-ever public school test cheating scandals. The educators, who include teachers, principals and administrators, were involved in cheating on standardized tests in 2009. Their wrongdoings allegedly included erasing incorrect test answers.

See My Beloved City

celesteheadlee.tumblr.com — I am not a native Detroiter. In fact, I wasn't thrilled about moving there when I took a job with WDET in 2001. I'd heard all the same things you have, about the crime, the poverty, the burnt out buildings and abandoned homes...

What’s Wrong With Pundits?

gpb.org — I have a strict no-pundit policy on the shows that I host. Before I explain why, though, let's define our terms. What is a pundit?

Celeste Headlee | Georgia Public Broadcasting

gpb.org — Celeste Headlee has worked in public radio since 1999, as a reporter, host, and correspondent. She was the Midwest Correspondent for NPR before becoming the co-host of the PRI show "The Takeaway". After that, she guest hosted a number of NPR shows including "Tell Me More", "Talk of the Nation", "Weekend All Things Considered", and "Weekend Edition".

Two Way Street 10/18/14: Carl Hiaasen and Celeste Headlee

gpb.org — Segments 1 & 2: Best-selling novelist Carl Hiaasen has won legions of loyal readers who devour his twisted, funny novels about crime and corruption in Florida like popcorn. Hiaasen began his career as a reporter at the Miami Herald, and was a member of a celebrated investigative team that exposed shady land schemes and corrupt government officials in Florida.

Outsourcing, Obama Legacy Ignite Georgia Senate Debate

hereandnow.wbur.org — In their first televised debate last night, a raucous crowd booed and cheered Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue. The two candidates went back and forth on who would be best for the Georgia economy and whether the race was a referendum on President Obama's policies.

What Your Average American Can Learn From Journalists

celesteheadlee.tumblr.com — There's a lot of disagreement on political issues these days and that's to be expected. We're politically polarized for a number of reasons. That means all kinds of issues that shouldn't be political are now fractured down ideological lines. While that's worrisome, it doesn't surprise me or concern me the way that the polarization of science does.
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May 22, 2015

RT @pietrospeggio: American Civil Liberties Union @ACLU says that only 7 % of the 250 recent blockbusters & 31 % of Tv shows have been dire…

May 22, 2015

@mkramer You could turn this around & say, "If you think local doesn't matter, you probably live in NYC or DC." haha #mostlykidding

May 22, 2015

RT @Dreyga_kun: "Let's go to our two white guys" might be my favorite out of context quote today. @OSTtalk

May 22, 2015

RT @WSAVAndrewJames: Having my #BanTheBox interview air on @CelesteHeadlee #On2ndThought makes me feel more famous than it being on TV. That sad?

May 22, 2015

@mkramer Also, I think stories from NYC & DC are inherently thought to be more important, even if they're lifestyle stories.

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