Episode 3: "The Long Fall of Phoebe Jonchuck" by Lane DeGregory


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This week’s episode looks at “The Long Fall of Phoebe Jonchuck,” by Lane DeGregory for the Tampa Bay Times in January 2016.

The story looks at the life and tragic death of Phoebe Jonchuck, a five-year-old girl, murdered by her father, who dropped her from the side of a bridge. I talk with Lane about the challenges of exploring this difficult story.

Lane Degregory is a feature writer for the Tampa Bay Times. She has won dozens of national awards, including the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing for her story "The Girl in the Window."

Some other great examples of Lane's storytelling:

A Message from Roger

At 99, a St. Petersburg man finds meaning in the working life

Driving headlong into a sunny paradise

Couple falls for the biggest game at the fair

For next week: A Million Little Boxes by Oliver Roeder

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