Bram Sable-Smith

Bram Sable-Smith is a native Missourian and a reporter on the KBIA Health & Wealth Desk. He’s documented mbira musicians in Zimbabwe, mining protests in Chile, and a lobstering union in Maine. His reporting from Ferguson, Missouri won a regional Edward R. Murrow award for feature reporting. Bram cut his radio chops at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine.

This story was originally published February 6. It has been updated as of February 9 at 1 pm.

The Atchison-Holt Ambulance District spans two counties and 1,100 square miles in the far northwest corner of Missouri. The EMTs who drive these ambulances cover nearly 10 times more land area than their counterparts in Omaha, the nearest major city.