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Clara Ritger
Works at Green Buzz Agency
Attended University of Notre Dame
Lives in Washington, D.C.
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My 6-episode, documentary video series "The Great American Cooking Story" premieres Wednesday, Dec. 2! Stay tuned for stories of food and community as I explore the role of restaurants in revitalizing neighborhoods.

http://clararitger.com/2015/11/11/the-great-american-cooking-story-premiere-date/
Episodes start Wednesday, Dec. 2. Stay tuned.
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You meet a lot of interesting strangers when you travel alone. Here are some of the more adventurous stories of the people I met during my trip across America with the Millennial Trains Project.

http://clararitger.com/2015/06/04/oh-the-strangers-youll-meet/ #travel #journeys #documentary #train  
You never really travel by yourself. People can’t fight the innate need to form human connections, even if that means connecting with strangers.
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Crowdfunding Tips: Lessons from my campaign to get on the Millennial Trains Project #MTPtrain  

http://clararitger.com/2015/05/18/what-i-learned-from-crowdfunding/
I was one of those kids who shied away from the annual school wrapping paper fundraiser because I didn’t like asking for money. I had a lot to learn.
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A Letter to the Person Who Was Randomly Assigned My Old Phone Number

http://clararitger.com/2015/05/08/a-letter-to-the-person-who-was-randomly-assigned-my-old-phone-number
It’s been one year and nine months since I changed my phone number. And I know you still get messages and phone calls from people expecting to find me at the other end. I know this, because you’ve ...
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Thoughts on the modern workforce and having big dreams http://wp.me/p1UODT-b1
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The story of one man who took his passion for the arts and founded a Milwaukee microbrewery.
We were killing time in Milwaukee, Wisconsin waiting for my sister's plane to arrive, so my parents decided they wanted to take me on a tour of the Miller Brewery. We get there by about 3:15, and w...
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On modern train travel, and the saga to film my documentary...
The latest from "The Great American Cooking Story"
http://clararitger.com/2015/06/12/derailed/
Here we were, a bunch of innovators and forward-thinkers, held back by the infrastructure of the past. We could connect people, but we couldn't connect trains.
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My view of the flooding in Houston, Texas from a moving train. New update from "The Great American Cooking Story."
http://clararitger.com/2015/05/26/the-ark-that-millennials-built/
We're privileged, protected by the walls of the train. I only knew of the flood because of my family, who was reaching out to make sure I was okay.
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"The Great American Cooking Story" now has a web home! http://clararitger.com/2015/05/12/the-origin-story/

In the first post, I wrote about how my idea for the documentary web series on the role of restaurants in revitalizing neighborhoods came to be.

In just one week I'll continue the journey by getting on the train across the American South. #MTPtrain

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In one year I went from thinking I should be making documentaries to crowdfunding my way on board a train across the country to create a series of them.
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A train journey across the American South.
Six cities in 10 days with 20 passengers.
Millennials.
Trying to see the future of our country and where we fit in it.
We’re in the middle of a culinary revolution, I say. And we should be figuring out how to feed more people. Did you know 1 in 6 Americans are hungry?
I need your help to get on the train.
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The real reason so many journalists have second careers in PR
The people who flock to marketing and public relations careers have always had a place at the table in my life. When my day job was in journalism, they were the uninvited guests who I only shared a...
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"We crossed the ocean to meet with one another because we couldn't cross the street back home." #Israel #Gaza  
"We crossed the ocean to meet with one another because we couldn't cross the street back home," said one Israeli student.
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  • University of Notre Dame
    2013
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Multimedia Journalist
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  • Green Buzz Agency
    Assistant Producer, 2014 - present
  • National Journal
    Reporter, 2013 - 2014
    Between August and May I covered the rollout of the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplaces, the launch and repair process of the online registration site HealthCare.gov, and the Congressional hearings with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and other key members of the Obama administration. I broke the story about the delay of the individual mandate for Americans whose health plans were canceled, and reported on the obstacles faced by the Latino population in getting coverage. I am also a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists. In June I began covering Congress full-time. I focused on foreign policy, reporting about the U.S. response to the conflicts in Israel and Gaza, Iraq, Russia and Ukraine. I developed sources on Capitol Hill, speaking with members of Congress for stories such as the one I wrote about the Iraq veterans in Congress who felt as though there was little they could do now to stop ISIS from retaking Mosul and other cities they fought for.
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