Coming Home is the story of three generations of veterans from three wars and their stories of coming home.
Produced in 2009. Run Time :14:33
This piece,edited to 8 minutes, played on Oregon Public Radio on Veterans Day. Here is the link http://news.opb.org/article/6188-coming-home-making-transition-war-peace/
For fifteen years, an art school in northeast Portland has been fostering the creative growth of its students. The 25-30 students at Art from the Heart take classes in painting, sculpture, weaving, music, and theater, and have studio time to work on their individual projects. At Art from the Heart, all of the students are developmentally disabled adults. The schools goal is to both teach art and to demonstrate the creative contributions of people with disabilities.
Recovering from a life of addiction and crime teaches a lot of lessons worth sharing.
Bear, Heidi, John and Shawn are all in recovery and leaders of Iron Tribe...an addiction recovery group which uses Native American traditions as part of their way. The group was started in prison by Bear and Shawn and now has 50-60 active members in Portland,Oregon.
These are their personal stories as told to Independent producer Steve Greenberg
Produced in 2010. Run time:20:31