Alison Jones

Alison Jones is a prize-winning print and radio journalist and a former staff writer for the Raleigh News & Observer . Her pieces have been published in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun . Jones has produced stories for All Things Considered , Weekend Edition , and North Carolina Public Radio, among others. Her radio documentaries have received several awards, including the National Headliner Awards Grand Award, the National Award for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, and a Gracie Allen Award from the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television.


During World War II, Americans watched news reels of atrocities abroad. But, in some small U.S. towns, the enemy was hoeing the back garden - or sharing a meal at the kitchen table.