Chris Newberry is a documentary filmmaker based in Minneapolis and founder of the Medicine Box Project. His film “American Heart” had its nationwide TV premiere on January 20th on the PBS World Channel (coincidentally, the night of the State of the Union). To learn more about the film, or to find out how you can view it, visit

Recent Posts by Chris Newberry

How Paid Family Leave Would Have Made Life Easier For One Family

In this year’s State of the Union address, President Obama brought some much-needed attention to the topic of family leave. In the months since, he and some of his allies in Congress have been championing the “Healthy Families Act,” which establishes guidelines providing that all employees...