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DARK CANYON

An investigative radio series from lead producer Ellen Berkovitch and co-producer Hannah Colton. Sound design and production support by Rita Daniels on feature parts one and four.

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PART ONE (Feature): Sexual Abuse and Secrecy in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe on September 12th released a list of 74 names of priests, deacons and brothers that have been credibly accused of abusing children. Our first story of the series looks at the ADSF's history of releasing men known to have abused children out into the supply ministry. Originally aired 9/19/2017.  HEAR THE FULL STORY BY CLICKING HERE.

PART TWO (Live interview): A Follow-Up Interview with Bishop Accountability President

Ellen Berkovitch speaks with Terry McKiernan, the president of Bishop Accountability dot org, for more on the release of the list of 74 credibly accused priests, deacons and brothers, by the Santa Fe Archdiocese on September 12, 2017. Originally aired September 21, 2017. HEAR THE FULL STORY BY CLICKING HERE

PART THREE (Live interview): A Follow-Up Interview with Erik de la Garza

Hannah Colton speaks with Erik de la Garza of Courthouse News Service for an update on the murder trial of former priest John Feit in Hidalgo county, Texas. Originally aired September 28, 2017. HEAR THE FULL STORY BY CLICKING HERE.

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PART FOUR (Feature): Trust and Betrayal in the Northern New Mexico Church

We head north to tell the stories of New Mexico Catholicism in the 1970s and 1980s, and the stories of some of the most prolific abusers in the northern churches. Originally aired October 10, 2017. HEAR THE FULL STORY BY CLICKING HERE.

PART FIVE (Live interview): A Follow-Up Interview with Cody Hooks

Rita Daniels speaks with the Taos News reporter for more on the abuse histories of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in northern New Mexico. Originally aired October 12, 2017. HEAR THE FULL STORY BY CLICKING HERE.

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PART SIX (Feature): Powers Vested, Powers Abused

While many priests on the credibly accused list are long dead, newly released documents brought to light information about a few former priests who still live in the communities where they abused. Hannah Colton produced this documentary about a Las Vegas perpetrator and the Church leadership that protected him. Originally aired November 7, 2017. HEAR THE FULL STORY BY CLICKING HERE.

PART SEVEN (Live interview): Erik de la Garza Reports on John Feit Murder Trial

Hannah Colton reaches Erik de la Garza of Courthouse News Service for word on the testimony in the John Feit murder trial in south Texas. HEAR THE FULL STORY BY CLICKING HERE.

PART EIGHT (Live interview): Former Priest John Feit Convicted of Murder 

Hannah Colton spoke to Erik de la Garza just hours after the jury reached a guilty verdict in the murder trial of former priest John Feit. HEAR THE FULL STORY BY CLICKING HERE. 

PART NINE (Feature): The Diocese of Gallup

In 2013 the Diocese of Gallup filed for bankruptcy, the 11th of eighteen US diocese or religious orders to do so since 2004. It became one of the longest running cases in one of the poorest dioceses of the US Catholic church. Originally aired December 14, 2017. HEAR THE FULL STORY BY CLICKING HERE.