My first audio story was for the public radio program This American Life. More to come!


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How to Win Friends and Influence White People
This American Life, Sept. 8, 2017

Back in the late 1960s, a wealthy tobacco heiress saw that integration was happening all around the country - except at prep schools in the South. So she set out to find the best black students in Southern public schools - in hopes of teaching the white prep school students to be less bigoted. In a 43-minute piece, I told the story of how the first two black students to integrate Virginia Episcopal School succeeded beyond anyone's expectations. (A version of the story appeared in The New York Times Magazine.)