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Norman-Based Documentary Seeks to Shatter the Stigma Around HIV/AIDS

Though his voice is now silent, a gay Oklahoma teen's words live on in a documentary that premiered at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History last night.  Broken Heart Land focuses on 19-year-old Zachary Harrington of Norman.  He committed suicide in 2010, after keeping his HIV-positive diagnosis a secret for over a year.  
 
Hear about the Norman screening, then listen to a full-length interview with KOSU's Nikole Robinson Carroll, Director Jeremy Stulberg and the Harrington family below.

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Hear a full-length interview with KOSU's Nikole Robinson Carroll, Director Jeremy Stulberg and the Harrington family

The television debut  of Broken Heart Land is Tuesday, June 24th on PBS World Channel - sign up for a live online simulcast and real-time chat Q&A with members of the Harrington family here.  
 
Read Nancy Harrington's Huffington Post editorial about Zack here.

Find the Mothers of Many (MOM) advocacy group on Facebook here.

The Broken Heart Land trailer:

 

Nikole Robinson Carroll joined KOSU’s staff in November 2013. She began her professional broadcasting career at WEKU in Richmond, Kentucky, but her passion for radio can be traced back to her childhood bedroom, where she would perform “radio shows” on a tape recorder. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Eastern Kentucky University and has worked for a variety of social service and nonprofit agencies.
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