Shot on the Job

Two City workers were shot and killed on the job last year, while several others were threatened. The Trace looks at how the City of Philadelphia is responding

By Mensah M. Dean

A New Gun Violence Narrative

A study by a Temple trauma surgeon looks at the damaging effects of daily crime reporting on victims of gun violence. A bigger question remains: Would changing the news decrease shootings?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Citizens of the Week: Mazzie Casher and Steven Pickens

The former high school friends launched Philly Truce, an app, event series and neighborhood watch to interrupt gun violence — because everyone has to work for peace in the city

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Listen: Ali Velshi on the Culture of Corruption in Congress

The MSNBC host asks: Why are Republicans trying to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics?

By Ali Velshi

Stop the Public Education Blame Game

A longtime university president responds to a recent Citizen column by urging us to work for constructive solutions that support public education for all students

By Elaine Maimon

Kensington’s Trauma Porn Problem

YouTubers roaming Kensington to record human suffering there have built a cottage industry of crass global gawkers. What can Philly do about it?

By Nick Russo

The Gun Violence Plan Philly Finally Needs?

The new Civic Coalition to Save Lives plan to combat gun violence is a type of problem-solving collaboration we’ve not seen before. Can it work? And can it model a new way to enact solutions?

By Larry Platt

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2022: How to Solve A Murder Epidemic

Chester has reduced gun violence by 60 percent in the last two years. We’ll learn how they did it at our 5th annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival on December 15

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy