EDITORIAL + ASSIGNMENT WORK
Hosted by reporter Amy Brittain, Canary: The Washington Post Investigates is a seven-part podcast that tells the intertwining stories of two women – Carole Griffin and Lauren Clark – separated by decades but united by a shared refusal to stay silent.
I am grateful to Carole for her bravery and vulnerability, to Photo Editor Nick Kirkpatrick for the assignment, and to Amy Brittain for thoughtful and sensitive storytelling – it's an honor to be a part of such important work.
Listen here: Canary: The Washington Post Investigates or read the investigative report from the Sun. Oct. 4 print edition.
H2A is an agricultural program that brings in nonimmigrant foreign workers to the US for temporary, seasonal work. The program ensures employee rights by requiring employers to guarantee wages, housing, transportation, insurance, and other benefits. More than 165k H2A jobs were certified in 2016, a 160% increase since 2006, with more than half filled in Florida, Georgia, Washington, California and North Carolina.