Still Newtown Ten years ago, 20 children and six educators were killed in a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The tragedy reimagined so many aspects of American life: school safety, mental health, and community activism. In this deeply compelling and thoughtful podcast, WSHU's Davis Dunavin asks: How does a community come out the other side of tragedy?
Still Newtown

Still Newtown

From WSHU

Ten years ago, 20 children and six educators were killed in a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The tragedy reimagined so many aspects of American life: school safety, mental health, and community activism. In this deeply compelling and thoughtful podcast, WSHU's Davis Dunavin asks: How does a community come out the other side of tragedy?

Most Recent Episodes

Episode 11: Sacred Soil

In our final episode: how Newtown made its staggering number of gifts part of the permanent memorial to the tragedy.

Episode 10: How the Light Gets In

Many Newtowners turned to their faith after the tragedy. One faith leader became a prison chaplain to work on rehabilitation. Another postponed retirement to see the community through another few years.

Episode 9: "Tell All Your Friends That I Am Kind"

A mother is honoring her daughter — who loved "all the animals," from dogs to butterflies — with an animal sanctuary in Newtown.

Episode 8: "What You Say Will Live Forever"

How do you report a story like Sandy Hook or Robb Elementary? What role should journalists play? Including a sobering perspective from someone who covered both tragedies for local public radio stations.

Episode 7: Not Defined By One Day

Newtowners celebrate their history, traditions and the spirit of kindness that makes this town special.

Episode 6: "To Be Humble, To Be Kind"

A Sandy Hook father and daughter embark on a shared musical journey — and make an important promise.

Episode 5: Three Words

A Sandy Hook mother honored her son with a school program — used around the world — that teaches children to choose love

Episode 4: Squeezing the Lemon

Teachers, therapists and mental health experts have found many ways to help children address their trauma over the last ten years.

Episode 3: The Isle of Skoo

A puppet show about a six-year-old lighthouse keeper allows a mother to honor her son's memory — and help children deal with complex emotions.

Episode 2: "Please Care About This"

Two former Sandy Hook Elementary School students found new purpose in high school — as activists against gun violence.