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Ryan Caron King

visual journalist | @wnprnews

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“Hands up. Don’t shoot.” . Protests continue in New Haven after an unarmed woman was shot and injured by police. . “If a police officer committed a crime, they should be brought up on charges directly and made to prove their innocence and held to the same standard as regular people.” — Kerry Ellington, community organizer.
American Woofie
putting this all behind us (for now)
She’s a fifth-grader. She’s out. She’s Ella Briggs — Connecticut’s first openly gay kid governor.
my new year’s resolution was to post these photos from new year’s before the next new year’s happened. nailed it! ...also, I hope you’re having a great 2019.
Goodbye winter (maybe)
“Hey papa”
Budget day. #ctpolitics
tiny moon // super ice
pomp and circumstance and a ten minute parade // a new session begins, and a new governor walks into the Capitol
a handful of good ones (2018) . (1) a breath (gorda, ca) . (2) new in town (new haven, ct) . (3) on the hunt for hot cheeto pie (houston, tx) . (4) old friends (bolton, ct) . (5) a new friend (ellington, ct) . (6) reunion (philadelphia, pa) . (7) pitorro (cidra, pr) . (8) jen (hartford, ct) . (9) nadia (new haven, ct) . (10) one last question (hartford, ct)
tree pose (or the ymca?) — stretching in the clouds with @ahleeoh
Last week, Jahana Hayes made history. She rose from poverty as a teenage mother to become an educator in Waterbury, a National Teacher of the Year, and now, the first black woman in Connecticut elected to serve in Congress.
Growing up, David McGhee didn't know much about his grandfather, who died during World War II. But when he inherited a mysterious suitcase from his grandmother, he discovered a treasure trove of documents. Through old letters, telegraphs, photos, and medals, David used the contents of the suitcase to piece together his grandfather’s past as a black soldier whose job was to handle ammunition and explosives. Linking to the full video in my profile cause David McGhee has a story that seriously can’t be told in 60 seconds.
About a year ago, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, altering the lives of millions both on the island, and here on the mainland. Jeff and I were fortunate to be able to get on a plane a couple of times and go cover Maria -- the storm, its destruction, the politics, and the process of rebuilding. But what resounded most, I think, were the stories about people. . We made a TV documentary with some of those stories. It aired on the hurricane's 1-year mark (Sept. 20). I’ll put a link to the full version in my profile. . We decided early on that there wouldn’t be a narrator. Because the people who can tell you best about what it’s like to survive a natural disaster and the prolonged and often painful process of recovery are the people who actually lived through it. As the storm hit. Four weeks after. Ten weeks. Ten months. Today. . Their words give us a small glimpse of life after Hurricane Maria — and remind us that there are still stories that should be be told, even after the reporters leave.
We spent time with Ramón as the remnants of a tropical storm passed through Puerto Rico. We listened to the radio as the announcer listed off towns across the island where electricity had been knocked out. Ramón lost power too — and he and his family have been living under a blue tarp since Hurricane Maria blew his roof away. But we weren’t at his house that day — he’s still waiting on the supplies he needs to fix it. While he waits, he’s been rebuilding the house of another man in need instead. . . . . . #puertorico 🇵🇷 #hurricanemaria #hurricaneseason
Vieques is an isolated Puerto Rican island known both for its remote beaches and the decades during which the U.S. Navy used them for bombing runs and training exercises. . Nine months after Hurricane Maria, Vieques is still on generator power, and it's still in recovery. . Produced for @NPR as we report on people repairing from the last storm and preparing for the next.
It's been over 9 months since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. This next week @jeffreybcohen and I will be back on the island telling the stories of people preparing for the next storm. . We first met Ileana Cruz. She grew up in Connecticut and Massachusetts, but she moved here a few years back to go to nursing school and be closer to her mom. . When Hurricane Maria hit in September, her concrete home was fine -- if wet. But her neighborhood lost power and water, the wind flattened her backyard banana plants, and rats built a nest in her stove. In March, Cruz’s stepfather -- who was ill before the storm -- died. She considers him one of Maria's victims. . Even though Cruz and her fiance like it here, her three children tell her they want to go back to Hartford. And she knows she could earn more money as a nurse on the mainland. While she finishes her studies, her backyard is showing signs of regrowth: nine months after the hurricane, at least one of the banana plants is finally giving fruit.
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