The story of a flash flood that killed 20 people — eight of them children — is told in an in-depth, three-part series focusing on the experience of two families. Originally published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in November, 2010.
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This radio piece reconstructs an inspiring moment amid tragedy and pain, at a makeshift hospital tent in Port-au-Prince. It originally aired on WLRN's "Under the Sun," on July 12, 2010.
This two-part series shines a light on how war affects not only soldiers but their families. Originally published in July, 2009 in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, it is an honorable mention in the 2010 Dart Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Trauma.
This five-part series tells the story of female inmates of Michigan prisons as they endured years of sexual assault at the hands of guards. Originally published in January 2009 by the Detroit Free Press, received an honorable mention for the 2010 Dart Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Trauma.
In late 2006, Daniel Zwerdling reported for NPR on soldiers being punished, instead of treated, for having mental health problems. His groundbreaking reports led to investigation by the Senate, Pentagon and Government Accountability Office and widespread promises of reform.
Each teen suicide is a puzzle with pieces missing. Gone is the only person who might know the exact reasons. But taken together, these deaths reveal much about the social forces contributing to teen suicide. Originally published in the Omaha World-Herald in May, 2005.
A 12-part series about a couple who survived the Cambodian killing fields and returned years later to help others. The devistation of genocide is revealed through their own journey and that of the women they seek to rescue fro a life of prostitution. Originally published in the Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO) in June, 2004.