Gracie Awards Submission For Reporter/Correspondent: Carson Frame
Carson Frame’s enterprise reporting on military and veterans issues highlights how women are reshaping the culture of service and holding a traditionally male leadership structure more accountable.
Her stories rely on the interpretations and expertise of women, showing the social, emotional and physical impact of military service on families. The stories in this entry show the autonomy and strength of military-affiliated women, both as leaders, family members and partners to service members.
She is the only public radio reporter in Texas dedicated to the military beat and the only woman doing this kind of in-depth reporting in South Texas. Carson’s stories had a wide reach, airing on Texas Public Radio, the statewide newsmagazine show “Texas Standard,” and NPR member stations across the country through the American Homefront Project.
Whether she is tackling living conditions on military bases, domestic violence, fertility benefits for injured troops, or relationship counseling for veterans and their spouses – these stories are produced by women, for women, and about women.
In this 15 minute audio mix produced for the Gracie Awards, you will hear a selection of stories by Texas Public Radio reporter Carson Frame covering issues that touch on sensitive, health-related developments within San Antonio’s military community.
- (0:00 to 4:18) Months After Damning IG Report, Military Struggles To Curb Domestic Violence On Bases– A recent report found that military law enforcement often mishandles domestic violence on base, leading to fewer prosecutions and ongoing danger for people who are abused. Some abused spouses complain that they’re not taken seriously and say the process favors the service member. This story aired on Texas Public Radio’s "Morning Edition."
- (4:19 to 8:10)From Warrior To Soulmate: Veterans Reconnect With Their Spouses In VA Couples Retreat–The Department of Veterans Affairs is now offering retreats to couples o help former service members communicate with their spouses through PTSD and other life stressors. Veterans are more than 60% more likely to separate or divorce than non-veterans. This story was featured on NPR’s "Morning Edition."
- (8:11 to 12:20)Congress May Expand Fertility Benefits For Injured Troops, But Some Religious Groups Are Objecting – A look into a military family’s personal experience with infertility and an effort to get the government to expand fertility coverage for service members and veterans who've suffered war-related reproductive injuries.This story aired on Texas Public Radio’s "Morning Edition."
- (12:21 to 14:59)'A House That's Literally Killing Me:' Families In Base Housing At JBSA-Randolph Air Grievances– Military families living on Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph have complained about poor housing conditions and bad maintenance by the company. This story aired on the daily statewide newsmagazine "Texas Standard."