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EPISODE 6: ELECTION SPECIAL

Vote like your life depends on it,” says Natasha Cloud, starting guard for the 2019 WNBA champion Washington Mystics. With the 2020 presidential election just two weeks away, The Hard Screen brings you an election special that includes:

 

  • Interviews with Cloud and Renee Montgomery, a two-time WNBA title-winner, who opted out of the 2020 season to focus on social justice initiatives that emphasized getting polling locations into their respective communities of D.C. and Atlanta, helping voters to register and educating voters on the voting process
  • A breakdown of why it is so difficult for some voters in many parts of the country to cast their ballots this year
  • A review of what individual WNBA teams have done in their respective cities to encourage voter registration and provide polling locations

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Jam-packed with content, Issue No. 5 features comprehensive reporting on what Natasha Cloud, Renee Montgomery and individual WNBA teams have done to register voters, secure polling locations and combat voter suppression ahead of Election Day 2020, plus the usual...

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Tamryn Spruill

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Tamryn Spruill is a freelance journalist covering women’s basketball, with issues of gender, race and sexuality central to her reporting. She has followed the WNBA since its 1996 inception and is writing a book about its exciting history.

She is represented by New Leaf Literary + Media.

Spruill’s bylines include The Athletic, ZORA, Teen Vogue, Bleacher Report, and Swish Appeal, where she also has served as editor-in-chief since 2018 when hired as the first woman to hold that position. Her media appearances include NPR’s All Things Considered, Fox Sports’ First Sports in the Morning, The Julie DiCaro Show on 670 The Score in Chicago, and TMA podcast with Nick Hamilton.

She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and Journalism (University of South Carolina) and a Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Goddard College).

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