Two Kids, a Loaded Gun and the Man Who Left a 4-Year-Old to Die

The children will never recover from what happened inside a D.C. apartment. The owner of the illegal gun faces far less serious consequences.

Published: Sep 27, 2021
Length: 22 minutes (5,539 words)

She saved her 7-year-old brother’s life. Then the pandemic threatened to take it.

Reign Howard didn’t understand what a bone marrow transplant was, just that her brother desperately needed one. It was March 2020. Nothing went according to plan.

Published: Dec 7, 2020
Length: 20 minutes (5,200 words)

Only One of Their Children Survived Sandy Hook. Now School Posed a New Threat: The Virus.

“After losing their 6-year-old daughter in a mass shooting, can Isaiah Marquez-Greene’s parents bear to let him return to high school during a pandemic?”

Published: Oct 7, 2020
Length: 19 minutes (4,762 words)

They Depended on Their Parents for Everything. Then the Virus Took Both.

Nash, Nadeen, and Nanssy Ismael struggle with the loss of their parents — while learning to pay bills, take care of themselves, and be a family.

Published: Jul 20, 2020
Length: 19 minutes (4,782 words)

‘I Want It to Stop’

Fifteen-year-old Ruben Urbina suffered from depression and attempted suicide multiple times. His friends and family members pleaded with him to get help. But one morning, Ruben couldn’t handle it anymore and called the police to falsely report that he had a bomb strapped to his chest.

Source: Washington Post
Published: Dec 27, 2017
Length: 14 minutes (3,637 words)

The Wounds They Carry

How six teens dealt with their trauma days after the Las Vegas shooting massacre. Cox spoke with family members, friends, witnesses, doctors, and school officials to show the effect of gun violence on these young survivors.

Source: Washington Post
Published: Dec 7, 2017
Length: 36 minutes (9,000 words)

Children Under Fire

Nearly two dozen children are shot every day in the U.S. John Woodrow Cox follows the story of one of these children, 4-year-old Carter “Quis” Hill, who was shot in the head during a road rage incident.

Source: Washington Post
Published: Sep 15, 2017
Length: 14 minutes (3,526 words)

Twelve Seconds of Gunfire

The shooting at the elementary school lasted just 12 seconds, but the damaging effect it had on a group of first-graders continues to endure months later.

Source: Washington Post
Published: Jun 9, 2017
Length: 19 minutes (4,946 words)

A Marine’s Convictions

A Naval Academy teacher fights to prove he’s innocent of sexual misconduct. Then a lost cell phone is found.

Source: Washington Post
Published: Mar 16, 2016
Length: 31 minutes (7,949 words)

Telling JJ

How a ten-year-old learns that she has HIV.

Source: Washington Post
Published: Sep 18, 2015
Length: 20 minutes (5,100 words)