Not sure how many of you listen to This American Life (a weekly hour-long radio program & podcast) on a regular basis, but wanted to share with you their two most recent episodes focusing on gun violence in Chicago. The reporters spent five months at Harper High School in Chicago, where last year 29 current and recent students were shot. The two-part podcast series shares stories from many different people in the school, giving insight to what it means to live in the midst of gun violence.
I loved listening to the stories and perspectives of the people interviewed & so appreciated the inside look of Harper High School. While neighborhoods across the city are different, and the gun violence & its effects can look different as well, there are a number of deep running themes that remain constant across the board.