Podcast Host, Blogger, and Historian

John A.

Hanford Site | 1967-1995 | Chemist & Analytical Lab Manager

John worked at the Hanford Site in Washington as a chemist, supervisor, and analytical lab manager. During his time at Hanford, he also volunteered as a Benton County Deputy Reserve Officer and even served as a volunteer Deputy Coroner for a period of time. Between his time at Hanford and volunteering for Benton County, John told us he feels like he “gets far more out of his giving than what he can give back.” His favorite part of his work has been watching the people with whom he has worked and supervised grow and expand their horizons. Continuing to stay involved is very important to John.

Currently, he writes a blog called “Amazing Black History.” His blog focuses on telling unresearched and unpublished stories about Black History. John also records his own radio show, “The Road to Success” every Thursday night. His goal is to help empower people and encourage his listeners to be all that they can be.

John and his wife Ruth split their time between their home in Washington and their family home in South Carolina, where he receives in-home care from Professional Case Management. John’s words of advice to fellow nuclear weapons workers “Get up in the morning with a plan!”


You can listen to John’s podcast “The Road to Success”
on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm EST on BlogTalkRadio.com.

Also, be sure to check out his blog at AmazingBlackHistory.com.