Grant Blankenship Grant came to public media after a career spent in newspaper photojournalism. As an all platform journalist he seeks to wed the values of public radio storytelling and the best of photojournalism online. A Coronavirus Spike In A Big City, And In A Small One By Grant Blankenship & Kate Wells • Mar 31, 2020 Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: To Control Wildfires, Western Officials Are Urged To Follow South's Lead By Grant Blankenship • May 27, 2019 Copyright 2020 Georgia Public Broadcasting. To see more, visit Georgia Public Broadcasting. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: Old Animal Specimens May Hold The Key To New Discoveries By Grant Blankenship • Apr 13, 2018 You find all kinds of things in drawers when you're getting ready to move. Expired credit cards. Single socks. Concert tickets. Chargers from old phones. Two-foot-long dead squirrels. Well, maybe not the squirrels - unless you're a scientist moving to a new lab. That's what happened in the Biology Department at Mercer University in Macon, Ga.