Saturday, April 5, 2014

CMH Alum recognized for investigative journalism

Dear Father Hartmann,

I thought you'd like to know that one of my classmates from the CMH class of 1989 was honored for her work in investigative journalism.  Karen Coates (and her husband Jerry Redfern, a photojournalist) have worked for many years to expose the consequences of undetonated bombs from the Vietnam era on the people of Laos and the surrounding region.
Their most recent book, The Eternal Harvest, was just named a finalist in the Investigative Reporters and Editors' Book Award.

Angie Wenger
Class of '89
Mother of Nick - Class of '17

From Amazon.Com - Karen Coates and Jerry Redfern spent more than seven years traveling in Laos, talking to farmers, scrap-metal hunters, people who make and use tools from UXO, people who hunt for death beneath the earth and render it harmless. With their words and photographs, they reveal the beauty of Laos, the strength of Laotians, and the commitment of bomb-disposal teams. People take precedence in this account, which is deeply personal without ever becoming a polemic.

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