Sam Whitehead

Sam Whitehead

Sam Whitehead, Correspondent, covers the South for KHN from his base just outside Atlanta. He previously worked as a health care reporter for WABE, where he chronicled the covid-19 pandemic as host of the award-winning podcast “Did You Wash Your Hands?” Before that, he was a general assignment reporter and fill-in radio host at Georgia Public Broadcasting. He co-founded a long-running nightly news program on WRFI Community Radio in Ithaca, New York. He’s a graduate of Emory University.

Bristol Regional Women’s Center has been providing abortions in Bristol, Tennessee, for years. Now that the procedure will soon be mostly illegal in the state, it had an idea: help open a clinic a mile across town ― and the state line ― in Bristol, Virginia, where abortion remains legal. (SAM WHITEHEAD / KHN)

Abortion is just the latest dividing line between the twin cities of Bristol and Bristol

By: - August 17, 2022

BRISTOL, Tenn. and BRISTOL, Va. — The community of Bristol is proud to straddle the border between two states. Tennessee flags fly on the south side of State Street, Virginia flags on the north. A series of plaques down the middle of the main downtown thoroughfare mark the twin cities’ divide. A large sign at […]