Reality Check: Could We Cut Philly Shootings By…Up To 93 Percent?
Multiple studies find that environmental fixes to low-income neighborhoods reduce gun violence dramatically. WURD’s midday host combines five of them into one bold plan
The Mission is Preventing Violence
The state is giving about $40 million in grants to community groups this year to fight gun violence. Will it stop the shootings?
The sniping and pettiness this week among Mayor Kenney, District Attorney Krasner and Council President Clarke advertises why they’re failing at curbing gun violence
Guest Commentary: The Economic Imperative To Stop Gun Violence
Lives and livelihoods are at stake in Philly’s surge of shootings. A state house candidate and public policy advocate urges Harrisburg to act now.
How To Reverse The Murder Epidemic
Unlike many other leaders, Delco DA Jack Stollsteimer and City Council members Isaiah Thomas and Allan Domb speak with a no-nonsense sense of urgency. That’s a start.
Healing Past the Trauma
An intergenerational therapy program for formerly incarcerated men with violent pasts strives to help everyone thrive post-incarceration. Could it be a path to less gun violence?
Emergency? What Emergency?
Councilmember Jamie Gauthier, Controller Rebecca Rhyhant and other elected leaders blasted Mayor Kenney yesterday for his inaction on gun violence. So what’s their plan?
Giving a Face to Gun Violence
Five reasons why you should read An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago, by Alex Kotlowitz, after watching The Citizen’s most recent virtual event