Producer, Think Out Loud
Dave Blanchard is a producer for Think Out Loud. He came to OPB by way of Seattle's NPR affiliate, KUOW, where he worked for a number of shows including Weekday, The Conversation, and Speakers' Forum. Dave graduated from Whitman College in Walla, Walla with a Bachelors in philosophy in 2009.
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