When a client walks into a brothel, a staff member rings a doorbell. All of the available sex workers line up, and say their stage names. It’s an introduction so that the clients can see who they want to “party” with.
Lineups are a complicated topic among sex workers at Nevada’s legal brothels. Many see it as just a part of the job. Others see it as demeaning. I spoke with several current and former sex workers about their experiences in the brothel parlor, and how it shapes their feelings about the sex industry as a whole.
Listen to the story I produced for KUNR here.
Jocelyn and her two daughters were recently displaced from their rental home because of a rise in the price of rent. Now, they're living in a Days Inn Motel in Carson City, Nevada. Listen to the profile I produced for KUNR's Priced Out: The Housing Crunch series here.
Women's shelters often find that people who flee violent homes sometimes go back to a dangerous situation because they can't bring along their pets. Most emergency shelters don't have the facilities to house them. A facility in Reno is looking to change that. Listen to the feature story I produced for NPR's Here & Now here.
Andrew Holland was 36 years old when died in the San Luis Obispo County Jail in January 2017, after being kept naked in a restraint chair for nearly two days. In this piece, his is family looks back on what happened during the time that lead to the death, examine how to live with a family member who has schizophrenia and what they are doing to put forth change in San Luis Obispo County. I produced this audio documentary about the Holland family for KCBX Public Radio. Listen to the story here.
Most students around the U.S. are on summer break. But school resource officers are already preparing for the year ahead. This officer training is focused on building community in order to make schools safer. Hear my story that was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered here.