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Suicide Remembered: "The Dark Eclipse"

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A.W. Barnes lost his brother, Mike, to suicide 25 years ago.  They had much in common, being gay brothers in a big conservative family in the Midwest. 

But their relationship was fraught, as were many in the family.  A.W.--Andrew--remembers his brother, his brother's suicide, and the aftermath in a series of essays contained in the book The Dark Eclipse: Reflections on Suicide and Absence.  It's a bid to both remember Mike and to let him go.  
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for over 35 years, working in both television and radio.
John Baxter's history at JPR reaches back three decades.  John was the JPR program director who was the architect of "the split" when JPR grew from a single program stream to three separate streams. We coaxed him out of retirement and he's now a co-producer of the Jefferson Exchange.