Bringing My Father Home by Will Coley
Will stumbled on an article in the New York Times about the upcoming anniversary of the Southern Flight 242 accident. It was on that flight, when Will was seven years old, his father died in a commercial plane crash. He already knew of course, it’s a fact he simply grew up knowing, but Will had always been reluctant to learn the details about the disaster that took his father away from him. 15 years later he was finally ready to visit the crash site. Will also chose this pilgrimage as his first ever radio project. It was a big, difficult journey and took far longer than he'd expected, in part because it was so deeply personal. Tonight, we hear the results of his search.