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You've probably seen them on the Strip, the men and women in loud shirts advertising girls direct to your room, intently waving handbills at passersby. These "porn slappers," as they are called,  are a source of consternation. Local politicians and business owners have tried to get rid of them, only to find out that they are protected under the First Amendment.

The lives of these unlikely foot soldiers for free speech are anything but glamorous. Journalist and UNLV MFA student Daniel Hernandez recently investigated the lives of porn slappers and found that many face harassment from tourists and police, and struggle to earn fair wages from employers. He wrote an article about them for The Guardian and joined us to talk about what he found.

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Daniel Hernandez, MFA student, UNLV

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