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Allison Lirish Dean

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Member since 2008


  • Portland, OR


  • Reporting
  • Writing
  • Teaching

About Allison

I am the founder and host of EAR TO THE PAVEMENT, a podcast in association with Progressive City, a network of progressive urban planners. I have worked in print, radio, and film. I researched and produced MY BROOKLYN (2012), a feature documentary film about the forces behind the gentrification of Downtown Brooklyn's Fulton Mall. Prior, I researched and produced SOMEPLACE LIKE HOME in conjunction with FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality). Radio work includes stints with Living on Earth and WNYC's Soundcheck & Studio 360, and as a professor of media at Brooklyn College. 

Allison's Portfolio



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  • Mentoring
  • Interviewing
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