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Crossing the Divide is a cross-country reporting road trip from WGBH and The GroundTruth Project. At a time of deep divisions in America, five early-career journalists traveled together from east to west during the fall of 2017, to explore and report on the issues that divide us and stories that unite us. 

The reporters have different specialties, and roots in the five reporting regions of the project: Eric Bosco (Massachusetts, writer & reporter), Brittany Greeson (Kentucky, photojournalist), Gabriel Sanchez (Minnesota, writer & reporter), Rachel Cramer (Montana, audio reporter) and Mahlia Posey (California, videographer & reporter). Explore their reported work below and see the daily behind-the-scenes at xthedivide.org and on Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and YouTube. Also hear the daily podcast on SoundCloud, iTunes, RadioPublic, Stitcher or TuneIn.

 

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Crossing the Divide

Massachusetts

The reporting team focuses on educational divides through the lens of a high school in Springfield that is one step away from state takeover.

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Kentucky

The team focuses on rural Eastern Kentucky as the region tries to map out life after coal, from a nascent digital revolution to worries over health care.

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Minnesota

The reporters focus on the Somali-American community in Minneapolis's Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, known by some as "Little Mogadishu."

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Montana

Wildfires are the new reality of the American West. The team looks at how Montana is moving forward after more than a million acres burned this summer.

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California

In an area of San Francisco once known as the “Harlem of the West,” the team focuses on a struggle to preserve a historically black neighborhood.

Crossing the Divide

The Team

Meet the five young reporters from red and blue states who traveled cross-country together in a van, along with two field producers.

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