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David R. Wheeler

Writer: CNN, Atlantic, New Republic, NY Times

Lexington, Kentucky

David R. Wheeler

Freelance writer for CNN, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and The New York Times.

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As Jobs Become Scarce, Teenagers Drive Farther to Find Work

Many parents hold teenage work experience in the same high regard as good grades and extracurricular activities. But what happens when the corner drugstore closes, the family-owned supermarket shuts its doors, and the only jobs available for high schoolers are more than 30 minutes away? The percentage of teenagers in the workforce has been declining steadily, plummeting by nearly half over the last 15 years.
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When the Diagnosis Is Rare, Parents May Know More Than Professionals

Despite reassurances from their pediatrician, David Faughn and Glenda McCoy, new parents, knew something was wrong with their baby, Katherine. It was April 2012. They had expected Katherine to continue to hit all the developmental stages right on time. They even expected her to start walking early.
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About

David R. Wheeler

Journalism professor at Asbury University.

Freelancer for CNN, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and The New York Times.

Newspaper adviser for The Asbury Collegian.

Guest on BBC Newsday:
https://vimeo.com/106411914

Atlantic author page:
http://www.theatlantic.com/david-wheeler

Photography:
http://davidrichardwheeler.smugmug.com/

Personal website and blog:
http://www.davidrwheeler.net/