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Emily Forman

Emily Forman is a health reporter with Side Effects. Her reporting focuses on addiction recovery, women's health, and sexuality.

Formerly, she was the Senior Producer of Precious Lives, a Peabody Award-nominated podcast covering gun violence in Milwaukee.

Previously Emily worked at KCAW in Sitka, Alaska where she covered everything from Native American fishing traditions to scientific discoveries about ice age goats. Her work has also aired on Alaska Public Radio Network and NPR. Emily was trained in documentary radio production at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. She graduated from Colby College with a BA in Economics.

When Ronson Rowley was a teen, he said he used to sneak into a nightclub called the Ten Bar. “It was the only black gay club here in Indianapolis,” he recalled. One night he ran into his uncle.

“He looked me dead in the face,” he recalled. “And [he] said what are you doing here? I said, the same thing you’re doing here.”