April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, designed to bring awareness to the issues of child abuse and neglect. A national organization that works with families, children, and courts to determine the best interests of children is CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates. According to their website, the Dependency and Neglect Advocacy Program in the Pikes Peak chapter of CASA served over 250 children in their 2007-2008 fiscal year.

In this week’s “Citizen Report,” volunteer and advocate Francis Eggleton says the catalyst that brought him to work with CASA has become much more than his own story.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

(The “Citizen Report” is a collaboration between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC. More information is available at the YourHub link at ColoradoSprings.com.)

 

Comments are closed.

News

April 28, 2015 | NPR · The move applies only to the league office. The National Football League’s 32 teams already pay taxes on their profits, salaries and merchandise sales.
 

WFCR
April 28, 2015 | WFCR · The rise in heroin use in the town of Turners Falls, Mass., has led to another problem: a proliferation of discarded hypodermic needles. Police can’t keep up, so they’ve asked residents to help.
 

AP
April 28, 2015 | NPR · In a blog post, Simon added that while there is much to be “argued, debated, addressed … this moment … can still, in the end, “prove transformational, if not redemptive for our city.”
 

Arts & Life

FX
April 28, 2015 | NPR · The star of the FX series Louie talks about the pain of his first-ever open mic experience and the “massive gift” of taking care of others before himself.
 

April 28, 2015 | NPR · Readers eager to catch up with the Iowa farming family Jane Smiley introduced in Some Luck will enjoy the latest installment, which follows the five children off the farm and into the postwar era.
 

Courtesy of the White Family
April 28, 2015 | NPR · A new book looks at the female soldiers who served alongside elite special operations units in Afghanistan in order to connect with a population that was off-limits to male soldiers: Afghan women.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
April 28, 2015 | KCRW · KCRW’s Jason Bentley spins music by Hudson Mohawke, Jamie xx, Kygo and more in this 2-hour EDM mix.
 

Courtesy of the artist
April 28, 2015 | NPR · Weedeater’s “Bully” is a squirrely sludge-punk bruiser with bassist Dixie Dave cackling like a supervillain.
 

NPR
April 28, 2015 | NPR · These are just a few of the questions that popped up during our recent All Songs Considered listening party in Boston.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab