It is a truism of being human: loss and grief focus, illuminate and amplify joy and gratitude. Sides of the same coin. Our gratefulness can grow as our experience with grief expands–it’s built into the arc of a life. Who escapes this...
Binghamton, NY, Jul 02, 2009 — Three months have passed since a gunman opened fire at an immigrant services center in Binghamton. Jiverly Wong, a mentally-ill immigrant from Vietnam, murdered thirteen people before taking his own life. Brian Mann was one of the reporters NPR sent to cover the shooting. NPR asked Brian to go back to Binghamton this summer, to talk with families and to find out what happens to a community blindsided by such devastating violence. Go to full article
Mar 02, 2006 — A year's memoir as the author travels between the North Country and New Mexico following her older sister's death. Each week, over the course of the year, Mars becomes a seeker at a different house of worship. Compelling writing. Authentic feel for the northern borderlands. Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson host. Go to full article
Aug 18, 1999 — For some kids, summer camp is more than fun. It's a second chance at life, a way to move past their grief. Camp Good Grief, based in Saranac Lake, is organized for kids grieving the loss of a loved one. Brian Mann visited the camp and sent this audio postcard. Go to full article