December 14, 2022, marks 10 years since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. For the last few months, I’ve been working with veteran public radio editor Cindy Carpien and reporter Davis Dunavin from WSHU on a podcast about what happened with all the stuff—emotional, spiritual, material—that piled up after that awful day.
Like another project I had a hand in at Colorado Public Radio, Still Newtown is a remarkable story of resilience after unspeakable tragedy. It has powerful, personal insights into living with trauma, what faith can and cannot do, and how folks who work in the media may more responsibly cover tragedies like this.
I’m privileged to help amplify the voices of people impacted by one of this country’s most insane phenomena. Working on it has been eye-opening and even inspiring, and I hope listening somehow helps get us all to a place where mass shootings do not keep happening.
Find it here and wherever you get your podcasts.