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Adelina Lancianese

Producer, Rough Translation

Adelina Lancianese is the lead producer for the NPR podcast Rough Translation.

Most recently, she helped produce investigative podcast On Our Watch, a collaboration between NPR and Member station KQED. Lancianese was also an associate producer in Content Development, where she worked primarily on long-form projects, and organized the annual Story Lab Workshop for the development of new independent and Member station podcasts.

She served as a producer for NPR Music's investigative podcast Louder Than A Riot, about the interconnected rise of hip-hop and mass incarceration. In 2019, she produced NPR's I'll Be Seeing You, a series of one-hour radio specials that explored the technologies that watch us.

Lancianese came to NPR as a 2017 Kroc Fellow. During the fellowship, she helped produce an investigation into black lung disease among coal miners, which won an Edward R. Murrow Award and was nominated for both a Peabody and Emmy. Lancianese also reported for Pittsburgh Member station 90.5 WESA and produced for NPR's Weekend Edition.

She is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, where she served as a researcher for the StoryCorps-affiliated American Pilgrimage Project, and is a former contributor at the Beckley Register-Herald newspaper in her home state of West Virginia.

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Brandie Diamond describes herself as a "transgender truck driver/chef/Jill-of-all-trades." But her career in trucking began in the mid-1980s, and she hadn't come out as trans back then. Meg Vogel for NPR hide caption

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What women truckers can tell us about living and working alone

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Brandie Diamond stands by her FedEx Custom Critical truck in a Walmart Supercenter parking lot in Columbus, Ohio. Meg Vogel for NPR hide caption

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Former Coal Miner Jack Horne Dies From Advanced Black Lung Disease

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Hear Yves-Emmanuel Segui leave a voicemail for his daughter Chloe

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One year after his death, fans of Nipsey Hussle are honoring the rapper's legacy by turning his motivational words into actions. Prince Williams/WireImage hide caption

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'10 Toes Down': How Fans Carry On Nipsey Hussle's Legacy One Year After His Death

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Jeff Jonas sits at a computer, creating software that not only tracked the fish from The Mirage but allowed the casino to make better decisions about how it stocked the tank. Eventually, this system would become known as Non-Obvious Relationship Awareness — NORA. Olivia Fields for NPR hide caption

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Can A Computer Catch A Spy?

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In the photo above, dust circles a worker during the construction of the Hawks Nest Tunnel in 1930. Workers on the project were exposed to toxic levels of silica dust; hundreds ultimately died. Courtesy of Elkem Metals Collection, West Virginia State Archives hide caption

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Before Black Lung, The Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster Killed Hundreds

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Michel, joined on the couch by longtime pet Blade and service dog Lizzy, says at least three male service members assaulted or molested her between 1990 and 2005. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Veterans Struggling After Sexual Assault Increasingly Turn To Service Dogs

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Shifts in temperature are leading to shifts in the wedding industry as bakers, photographers, florists and the couples they serve think about how to beat the heat on this all-important day. JGI/Daniel Grill/Getty Images/Blend Images hide caption

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Say 'I Do' Without The Sweat: Wedding Pros Share How They Beat The Heat

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Teachers Turning To Free Supply Shops To Outfit Their Classrooms

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At Supply Swap, A Teacher's Discarded Blackboard Is Another's Blank Slate

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Brenda J. Faulkner, co-founder of The Truman Foundation, sits with her dog Truman at the Association of Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans annual conference in Tyson's Corner, Va. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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