Meeting with Survivors of Columbine and Stoneman Douglas
February 28, 2018
Moving Forward from the Tragedy of a School Shooting
Today on The Balancing Act, we sit down with survivors of devastating school shootings that occurred 19 years apart. Columbine survivor Crystal Miller has gone on to become an internationally known author, speaker and advocate for survivors of school violence.
We also hear from Carson Campbell, a student at Parkland, Florida’s Stoneman Douglas High School, the scene of the mass shooting that killed 17 students and teachers this past February 14. On that terrifying day, Carson was right next to the school’s freshman building, where the shooter went on his rampage. We learn about the importance of leaning on the community in these times of mourning, and how vital it is to embrace the grieving process. Plus, we get a father’s perspective: how Doug Campbell reacted the moment he learned his son’s school was the scene of an active shooter.
Chef Stuart O’Keeffe is back in The Balancing Act kitchen to offer a tantalizing taste of the Mediterranean, whipping up recipes with STAR olive oils and vinegars.
For our Broadway Balances America series, correspondent Amber Milt goes behind the scenes -- and actually makes a cameo in the show as one of the cell block girls!
Today on The Balancing Act, we go behind the scenes at Chicago The Musical and into the kitchen with Chef Stuart for some tantalizing Mediterranean recipes.