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Frankie: 16 Years Later

Teenage Diaries Listen to Frankie's diary 16 years earlier »

As a teenager, Frankie was a high school football star whose picture was in his hometown newspaper every week. Years after graduating, Frankie was back in the paper—when he was arrested for drug related crimes. In his new diary, Frankie tells his story of crystal meth addiction and takes his recorder along while he attempts to repair his relationship with his family. With a baby on the way, Frankie is hoping for a second chance.

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Produced by Joe Richman and Sarah Reynolds
Edited by Deborah George, Ben Shapiro and Sarah Kate Kramer
Mixed by Ben Shapiro

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