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

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

A Rant On THAT FLAG, A Demand For Respect

gpb.org — I'm a professional journalist and that means I try to refrain from expressing my opinion on issues in the news. I want my audience to trust that I can have a conversation with anyone that's fair and unbiased. But no modern journalist pretends to be completely objective.

A Rant on THAT FLAG

celesteheadlee.tumblr.com — I'm a professional journalist and that means I try to refrain from expressing my opinion on issues in the news. I want my audience to trust that I can have a conversation with anyone that's fair and unbiased. But no modern journalist pretends to be completely objective.
Jul 02, 2015

A Rant on THAT FLAG - I’m a professional journalist and that means I try to refrain from expressing my... tmblr.co/Zr8ubw1obLuwQ

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gpb.org — John's Creek is an affluent suburb in northeast Atlanta. It's fairly small -- only about 80,000 people live there -- but it has big dreams. The city wants to transform some of its 728-acre office park into a town...
May 29, 2015

RT @OSTtalk: So...did you know we blog too? Check out the latest posts by @CelesteHeadlee and @chenlindah at the @gpbnews site: bit.ly/1BsmrhR

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.
May 21, 2015

RT @OSTtalk: "What are you?" It's a question #mixedrace ppl know all too well. What answer will suffice? @CelesteHeadlee 's take: bit.ly/1AfzYyp

May 23, 2015

RT @OSTtalk: When @CelesteHeadlee tells people she's black, they doubt her. But saying she's white doesn't work out well either: bit.ly/1AfzYyp

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.
May 15, 2015

I’m black; I’m white; I’m neither. - (WARNING - I use the word “nigger” in this blog)I’m black. My... tmblr.co/Zr8ubw1ksdC8M

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...
Feb 11, 2015

See My Beloved City - I am not a native Detroiter.  In fact, I wasn’t thrilled about moving there when I... tmblr.co/Zr8ubw1d7zYf5

Feb 11, 2015

Loving Atlanta, but missing #Detroit. This is both a love letter & a guide for tourists. celesteheadlee.tumblr.com/post/110728981…

Mar 07, 2015

RT @RichHomberg: Former @wdet @CelesteHeadlee, now building a show in Atlanta, tells of her beloved Detroit. Smart women/great radio ow.ly/K3nHn

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".
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Jul 28, 2015

"It's not good... someone has died that didn't have to die." Officer in OH shoots unarmed black man in the head. wlwt.com/news/city-mana…

Jul 28, 2015

Fight over "Happy Birthday" moves ahead. Did filmmakers find the "smoking gun" that proves song is in public domain? arstechnica.com/apple/2015/07/…

Jul 27, 2015

@usedgov @arneduncan Many parents can't help their kids pay for school becuz they're still making high payments on their own student loans

Jul 27, 2015

RT @McClendonLaw: @OSTtalk campaign season in the US is waaaay too long. By the end of it I am exhausted and unenthusiastic about all of the candidates

Jul 27, 2015

RT @babytoolkit: @CelesteHeadlee After the first 35 or 40 times, it kind of loses the magic.

Jul 27, 2015

ICYMI: a repeal of #Obamacare failed in the Senate.That's the 56th time it's been attempted. politico.com/story/2015/07/…

Jul 27, 2015

RT @GapJumpers: @CelesteHeadlee the results are amazing and helping to move the needle on #diversity & #inclusion in tech and beyond.

Jul 27, 2015

Why are political campaigns SO LONG in the US? Is it better in the UK? We talk to Alasdair Young of @GeorgiaTech @OSTtalk

Jul 27, 2015

Today: @bradschrade explains how police ended up kiling Caroline Small, why they weren't prosecuted. W/ David Rossman of @BU_Law @OSTtalk

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