Graham Smith is a producer, reporter and photographer whose curiosity has taken listeners around the U.S. and into conflict zones from the Mid-East to Asia and Africa.
Smith served a record-setting stint as supervising producer of All Things Considered, and edited Morning Edition. He now works with independent producers and NPR staffers on sound-rich, long-form investigative pieces and podcasts.
Smith was a 2019 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his work on NPR's White Lies podcast. In previous years, he accepted the Robert F. Kennedy and the Edward R. Murrow awards for investigations with Youth Radio. He earned a Murrow for battlefield reporting from Afghanistan, and another for producing in Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis. Smith also received the George Foster Peabody award for editing a series on teen sex trafficking in Oakland.
On March 13, President Trump promised to mobilize private and public resources to respond to the coronavirus. NPR followed up on each promise and found little action had been taken.
The prostitutes of Freetown can't find customers. A wedding planner's shop is stuffed with dresses but couples keep delaying the big day. And the condomologist reports that business isn't booming.
Ebola has made it harder for the prostitutes who issue a come-hither "hiss" along Lumley Beach. Customers are hard to find, pay is down, and, like everyone, the women are scared of the deadly virus.