‘No Mercy’ Bonus Episodes: More From Fort Scott, Kansas

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Searching for the Nuns Who Ghosted Fort Scott

Host Sarah Jane Tribble sets out on a mission to learn more about the Sisters of Mercy, the nuns who founded Fort Scott’s Mercy Hospital and were once prominent leaders of the community. Tribble’s first glimpse into their lives takes her to an old convent. To learn more about the founding of Fort Scott’s hospital, listen to Episode Four.

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How’s Josh?

Before Fort Scott’s hospital shut down, Josh was a teenager coping with his aging grandparents and the emotional burden of his mother’s opioid death. The family’s troubles worsened after the hospital closed. Tribble gives Josh a call to find out his next steps. If you want to hear more of Josh’s story, we tell it in Episode Six.

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“Where It Hurts” is a podcast collaboration between KHN and St. Louis Public Radio. Season One extends the storytelling from Sarah Jane Tribble’s award-winning series, “No Mercy.”

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