The voices of Alpha Camp

The voices of Alpha Camp

There are countless stories at Alpha Camp and nowhere near enough time to tell them all. Here are a few of them that made it on tape. Jonathan Wilson, 29, the co-commander of Alpha Base. Patty Reinhardt with her rescue dog and brother, “Johnny Rotten.”...
Finding focus in a story that was bigger than I knew

Finding focus in a story that was bigger than I knew

What drew me to this story in the first place was a news article I read about Alpha Camp receiving a reprieve from the Arizona Department of Transportation’s attempts to evict them. As I dug deeper, I found even more to pique my interest – the problem of veteran...
A tour with Alpha Camp Commander Tim Johnson

A tour with Alpha Camp Commander Tim Johnson

  Nothing would happen at Alpha Camp without its commander, Tim Johnson, who oversees camp operations and helps care for residents. In this interview, he describes his role at Alpha and why he does what he does.  ...
Kristin Torres: Getting back in the game

Kristin Torres: Getting back in the game

When I got the email that I had been chosen for Next Generation Radio, I was so excited that I ran to tell the first person I could find—a very confused administrative assistant in my office at the University of Missouri. But then, panic. I hadn’t touched a...
One week, multiple memories

One week, multiple memories

While others were traveling from around the country and  dealing with flights and rental cars, I travelled the long journey of 15 minutes from Downtown Phoenix to Tempe. Even though I am close to my school, friends, parents and a Chipotle I frequent, I have still...