Patrick FlanaryFill-In Host, Morning Edition
Patrick Flanary is a dad, journalist, and host of Morning Edition.
His reporting on music, mental health, politics, business, and equality has appeared in Rolling Stone, The Guardian, ProPublica, Quartz, and elsewhere.
Patrick spent a year reporting on the Cape Cod murder trial of former Coast Guardsman Adrian Loya. His prison interview with Loya was expanded into a feature for Psychology Today magazine, which explored how Loya’s range of psychiatric diagnoses revealed the difficulty of untangling mental fitness from criminal intent at trial.
For three years Patrick lived in Beijing, where he contributed an American perspective on China Radio International.
He lives in Hyannis Port.
Thousands of soldiers are heading back home following the end of the war in Afghanistan.Many war veterans have experienced combat-related trauma, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. And that trauma can often lead to post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.