My short digital narrative, As If, was selected as a featured film at the 2011 Paonia Film Festival. The piece is a tribute to my friend Chris Dourley and the beautiful gift he shared with me shortly before he departed this life. The festival played to a sold-out show March 26 at the Paradise Theater.
In 2009, I decided to give up my jet-setting ways and remain within 100 miles of my house. I thought I was narrowing my boundaries, but I ended up expanding my horizons. The project changed my life for the better. My article about the project, Jet Blues, appeared in Mother Jones in May 2010. KVNF radio’s Daniel Costello interviewed me about the story on the Chautauqua radio program. See also: Mother Jones blog.
With funding from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, I traveled to Vietnam in 2007 to report on Agent Orange. My television story about the legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam ran on the PBS program Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria in May, 2008. The report was produced by George Lerner, who traveled with me to Vietnam. He also produced the video report that accompanied my New York Times story about Agent Orange’s lasting environmental effects. We made some other videos for the Pulitzer Center here.