Saturday, September 24, 2022

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The health-care subsidy extension a relief for small businesses; Consumer groups press for a bill to reform credit reporting; and an international group aims to transform how people view peace and conflict.

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Condemnation of Russian war on Ukraine continues at the U.N, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says there's need for worker training to rebuild Puerto Rico, the House takes on record corporate profits while consumers struggle with inflation.

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The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts two winters across the U.S., the Inflation Reduction Act could level the playing field for rural electric co-ops, and pharmacies are dwindling in rural America.

Danielle Smith

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Danielle M. Smith is an award-winning radio journalist/personality with more than a decade of experience in broadcast media. Smith is a former audio journalist with American Urban Radio Networks and Sheridan Broadcasting Networks. She is currently joining PNS as a producer. She also hosts a weekly community affairs show “Good News” on WGBN Power 1360AM & 98.9FM in Pittsburgh, PA. Smith sits on the Communications board for the Functional Literacy Ministry of Haiti 501 ©(3). Smith recently took a leap of faith and relocated to Nashville TN.


Honors and Awards: Robert L. Vann Media Award for Radio/Public Affairs feature story, “Sister Friend Provides Feminine Care Products to Homeless Women (2017),” The New Pittsburgh Courier 2016 Women of Excellence Award. Community Spirit Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism from North Side Institutional Church (2013

Professional Memberships: Nashville Association of Black Journalist Pittsburgh Black Media Federation

Languages Spoken: English

Topic Expertise: Business, Religion, Health Justice, Literature, Urban News

Local Expertise: Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Haiti

Location: Nashville

Demographic Expertise: Urban, Gospel

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Latest Work

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