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

Writer, journalist, anchor, reporter. All views are my own. Retweets are not an endorsement. Not even an agreement. www.middlegroundshow...

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.

Celebrating Fat Tuesday, Polish Style

npr.org — Every year, millions of Christians around the world celebrate the last day before Lent. For some, the day is Shrove Tuesday, for others, it's Mardi Gras. But in cities like Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and Detroit, thousands of Polish Americans are celebrating Paczki Day. Detroit Public Radio's Celeste Headlee reports.

A Beginner's Guide to -isms

celesteheadlee.tumblr.com — I watched Tucker Carlson on Fox News yesterday explaining that the veto of Arizona bill 1062 amounts to supporting fascism: CARLSON: Well it's pretty simple. I mean, if you want to have a gay wedding, fine, go ahead. If I don't want to bake you a cake for your gay wedding, that's okay too.

I love my fountain pen. I love that it forces me...

celesteheadlee.tumblr.com — I love my fountain pen. I love that it forces me to write more slowly, and consider every word. I love that it stops working if I don't use it. The ink will dry and clog the nib, so it requires me to write.

Why Do We Need Middle Ground?

celesteheadlee.tumblr.com — Over the past couple months, I've gotten a slew of emails, phone calls, Facebook messages and tweets from people in the middle of the country telling me why their region needs more coverage. Some of them are very detailed, many of them are eloquent, all of them are passionate.
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Mar 31, 2015

@T_barf @OSTtalk If you're going to exclude people from work, there should be good reason & evidence, not gut instinct.

Mar 31, 2015

RT @sarahmccammon: .@OSTtalk chat about a parlor for wealthy Jekyll Island men of days gone by reminds me of little boys building "no girls allowed" forts. ;)

Mar 31, 2015

The @punchlinecomedy is closing in Atlanta, looking for a new home. We talk to the owner & 2 comedians about it today. @OSTtalk

Mar 31, 2015

Since we're talking abt employers using credit reports in hiring, check the bad credit history of some Congresspeople rollcall.com/news/10_poores…

Mar 31, 2015

And don't get me started on how much the Congressional benefits plan is worth. bankrate.com/finance/retire…

Mar 31, 2015

Paid $1500 a day and they were the 2nd least productive Congress in history. 2nd only to the year before. pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014…

Mar 31, 2015

Congress makes $174k/year. In 2014, they worked 113 days. So they make over $1500 A DAY. Think about that and how productive they are.

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