Bryn Stole is a reporter covering crime, criminal justice and public safety in the Baton Rouge metro area for The Advocate, Louisiana's largest daily newspaper. He also writes occasionally for the Reuters newswire.
A St. Louis native, Bryn is a 2011 graduate of Kenyon College in Ohio with degrees in history and modern languages. A former Fulbright teaching fellow in Germany, Bryn contributed writing for The American Interest magazine in Washington, D.C. and spent two years as a staff reporter at The Commonwealth newspaper in Greenwood, Mississippi prior to joining The Advocate in 2015. His work has been recognized with a number of awards, including from the Mississippi Press Association, the Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors and the Society of Professional Journalists.
What are the programs and initiatives helping our veterans successfully transition to civilian life?
Since 2001, 2.6 million service men and women have been deployed to support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Twenty-six percent of Louisiana’s veterans fought in these conflicts. The needs for these veterans are plentiful including securing employment and housing, and dealing with the mental rigors of transitioning from military back to civilian life.
Louisiana Public Square explores the unique programs and initiatives that are helping our state’s younger veterans successfully overcome these challenges on “Louisiana Veterans Back Home” Wednesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Thursday, October 18.)
Veterans Coming Home is a collaborative, multi-platform public media project between Wisconsin Public Television and Kindling Group in partnership with local stations and other national organizations. Veterans Coming Home is made possible with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.