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I take me wherever I go: Luke’s journey


Theo and Luke
Theo and his guest, Luke, at Theo's home (Photo credit Aaron Henkin / WYPR)

Luke and his big brother didn’t get along, until they started smoking marijuana together. But what started as a bonding experience became a slippery slope for Luke’s addictive personality. Next came pills, then heroin. Luke is about to celebrate seven years clean, and he talks with Theo about what he’s learned along the way.

Aaron creates and produces original radio programs and podcasts for WYPR. His current project is The Maryland Curiosity Bureau. Aaron's neighborhood documentary series, Out of the Blocks, earned the 2018 national Edward R Murrow Award. His past work includes the long-running weekly cultural program, The Signal, and the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings series, Tapestry of the Times. Aaron's stories have aired nationally on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.