Miranda Bennett

Freelance Reporter

Miranda Bennett is a freelance reporter for WMRA based in Charlottesville. After earning a Masters degree in anthropology and economics from the London School of Economics, she wanted to find a way to share her study of systemic economic inequality with a wider audience. She became interested in storytelling as a way to connect people who see themselves as part of different social and economic tribes. In 2013 she returned to her hometown of Charlottesville to make radio, first as a producer for WTJU's news program Soundboard and then as an intern with the public radio program With Good Reason.

Miranda Bennett

At this time of great political change and uncertainty, some Charlottesville residents are looking to history for direction. Their guide is the writer James Baldwin, as WMRA’s Miranda Bennett reports.

Miranda Bennett

A top priority for many refugees coming to America is to learn English. But the ability to convey their own stories takes more time. WMRA's Miranda Bennett went to an exhibit of their art to see how some refugees in Charlottesville are communicating through drawing.