Bring Your Own Presents: 'A Big Deal'

Mar 12, 2015

James and his dad.

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have seven minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on

This story was told at the winners circle edition on February 26, 2015 at the Broad Theater. The theme of the evening was “Can of Worms,” and James Hamilton recalled how the D.A.R.E program kept him off drugs…until it didn’t.

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