Finding America: My Fourth Life

About This Episode


One percent of America’s population bears a large burden: military service. Who is in the military? How do their families cope and connect? At Fort Drum, the stronghold of the 10th Mountain Division, thousands are actively serving. In the communities that surround Fort Drum, thousands more are military retirees. In My Fourth Life, Feed our Vets pantry director Tonia Russell cares for veterans, active service members and herself at the organization’s monthly food pantry. In partnership with NCPR.

Finding America is an independent public media production comprised of 15 teams embedded for nine months at forward-moving public radio and television stations across the U.S. The series moves into communities large and small to invent new storytelling models with citizens who help us tell a new story of the rich diversity of America today.