This is a show about recovery, hosted by CPR News host Vic Vela. Everyone knows someone who struggles with addiction or mental health issues or a physical ailment that has dramatically changed their life. This show is a place to regularly showcase courage and what it takes to come back.
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Latest Episodes

  • She's one of the greatest female basketball players of all time. She was a three-time national champion in college and later starred in the WNBA. But Chamique Holdsclaw has struggled with mental health problems and bipolar disorder.
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  • A random car crash ended David Mellor's hopes of pitching in the major leagues, and led to years of sleepless nights. What happened next changed his life forever.
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  • Anders Osborne is a talented singer, blues guitarist and songwriter from New Orleans. He was dependent on alcohol for years — and it nearly destroyed his career and family. Anders opens up about his struggles with addiction, explains how he got sober and shares songs about those experiences.
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  • Listen to the trailer for our new podcast "Back from Broken" - a podcast about recovery, hosted by CPR News host Vic Vela.
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  • Weekend Host / Reporter, Back from Broken