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Paul Pepper: John Morlock, Heroes Outreach Program

Heroes Outreach Program founder JOHN MORLOCK has quite the story to tell. A onetime paramedic in the military, upon his return to society, like many veterans, John experienced PTSD; his PTSD was so severe that he took a gun and blew the top of his head off. (He's alive today because "doctors are just better at keeping me alive than I am at killing myself.") In an effort to curb others from doing something similar, John created the Heroes Outreach Program. January 12, 2022

Travis McMillen is the senior media producer at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. For KBIA, Travis oversees production of Views of the News and The Daily Blend with AC.
Paul Pepper was a fixture on the mid-Missouri airwaves from 1969 until his retirement in 2023. He started hosting Radio Friends with Paul Pepper for KBIA-FM in 2009 after a remarkable 40-year on-air career at KOMU-TV.