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.”...
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...
Ericka Guevara: Everyone needs a good mentor

Ericka Guevara: Everyone needs a good mentor

When I first talked to my mentor on the phone, I was a little nervous. I had whitening strips in my mouth and was embarrassed that she would think that I had some kind of weird lisp. (I imagined her being like, good luck in radio, kid.) The conversation was a little...