Writing Samples, Awards, and More
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The Child-Friendly Faith Project
SAMPLE BLOG POSTS, ARTICLES, AND NEWS STORIES
“The well-deserved anger of the abused child,” religiouschildmaltreatment.com, 2016 — Regardless of the immediate target of rage, the real enemy often turns out to be the disrespectful. humiliating. and careless treatment of children by those who lacked an ability to empathize.
“Field Goal,” The Texas Observer, 2012 — Paul Quinn College turns a football field into a farm to end a food desert.
“No Refuge,” The Texas Observer, 2012 — Five years after the infamous raid on the FLDS compound in Eldorado, questions remain about the state's handling of the case and the safety of the children.
“Profile of a Death Row Angel,” National Public Radio, 2005 — In Texas, Bonnie Caraway and her granddaughter visits prisoners on Death Row each week. She's trying to make sure the people there are not forgotten. Her own son was held in jail for nearly a year for a killing he did not commit.
“TV Preacher Turns to Film World,” National Public Radio, 2004 — Television preacher T.D. Jakes has released a film called “Woman Thou Art Loosed,” the story of a woman who was molested as a young girl. Jakes has enlisted clergy to get their congregants into the movie theaters.
“Rx for Scandal,” Texas Monthly, 1998 — The quality of health care in the Texas penal system is criminal.
“Unity of Austin become Charter Member of the CFFP,” childfriendlyfaith.org, 2015 — The Child-Friendly Faith Project is proud to partner with faith communities that are ready to take important steps toward meeting the needs of children
AWARDS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
2012 Certificate of Recognition for Literary and Artistic Achievement (Hamilton County Committee of the Ohioana Library Association and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County)
2006 Katie Award (Press Club of Dallas) Best Radio Feature Story
2006 Lone Star Award, First Place, Radio Hard News Feature
2006 Lone Star Award (Houston Press Club), Second Place, Radio Journalist of the Year
2006 Lone Star Award (Houston Press Club), First Place, Radio Soft News Feature
2005 Katie Certificate of Excellence, Best Radio News Story
2005 Katie Certificate of Excellence, Serious Radio Feature Story
2004 Lone Star Award (Houston Press Club), Second Place, Hard News Feature (Radio)
2004, Lone Star Award, First Place, Soft News Feature (Radio)
2003 Texas Gavel Award (State Bar of Texas), Best Radio Program
2001 Lone Star Award (Houston Press Club), First Place, Investigative Radio Program
1993 Joey Award of Excellence (San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau/San Jose Film & Video Commission), Consumer Video over $25,000 (Video)
1992 Joey Award of Excellence (San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau/San Jose Film & Video Commission), Consumer Video over $25,000 (Video)
1991 BYTE Magazine Best Product (Video)