healing

Photo by Eric Alan

Coffee with Cooper is a cross-country story gathering project by a Missouri cancer patient named Cooper. He’s spending forty weeks in forty cities, with the intention of turning the resulting stories and experiences into a book. While spending a week in Eugene, Cooper speaks with Eric Alan about illness, hope and the remarkable people he’s met.

Photo by Eric Alan

March 31st marks the 3rd anniversary of one of baseball’s most tragic fan violence cases: the Opening Day beating of Bryan Stow in the Dodger Stadium parking lot.  It also marks one of the most unusual musical benefit efforts in response. Eric Alan travels with Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe—a band led by the San Francisco Giants third-base coach—to explore the place where music, baseball and healing from violence converge.