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86. Mind the Gap - Ebony Reed

In this episode, E86, Mind the Gap, we sit down with Ebony Reed, seasoned journalist, editorial leader, news strategist, author and executive. 

Ebony tackles some difficult subjects with us as we wrap our heads around the recent tragedy in Kansas City. We also focus on her incredibly important book ‘Fifteen Cents on the Dollar: How Americans Made the Black-White Wealth Gap,’ which is available for pre-order now. 

Hear how Ebony’s impressive career in journalism and dedication to her community has improved Kansas City for the better. 

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