Stories reported and produced by Ryan Sweikert.
Short of Breath - Winner of the 2016 Miller Audio Prize for Best Documentary. An audio collage about opiate overdose and recovery with the reversal drug Narcan, as told by victims, their families, and the first responders who come to their rescue.
Knuckles - produced for KCRW's Unfictional - The Past Can Hold A Terrible Power - Johnny punches steel. Everybody in the neighborhood knows it. That's where he got his nickname: Johnny Knuckles. But not everybody knows why he punches steel. The dark past that he's willing away with every blow to his favorite steel pole.
Dust - produced for Kismet - Greg, a New York City cop, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia 11 years after being covered in dust and debris at the World Trade Center attack in 2001. A forgotten moment from Sue 30 years prior was to be crucial if he was to survive.
Neil's Fight - As an amateur boxer, Neil Smith had 175 fights, and battled his way to 168 wins. But growing up in the 1950’s, Neil was fighting a different fight outside of the ring.
The Staten Island Ferry Disaster - Joe Reginella, a Staten Island sculptor, sneaks a statue into Battery Park every weekend to commemorate a disaster that has been scrubbed from the annals of history.
A Fire in the Head - A sound profile of musician Michael Page.