The $100 Million Gamble

Council is pushing the mayor to spend $100 million on gun violence prevention programs. Is that bold policy-making or the appearance of it?

By Larry Platt

The Citizen Recommends: An Evening with Author Alex Kotlowitz

At a Citizen event next Wednesday night, the New York Times bestselling author will discuss his latest, An American Summer: Love & Death in Chicago, in a conversation that will demonstrate the power of storytelling to move the needle on race and gun violence

By Larry Platt

Listen: Philly Under Fire Podcast

The Citizen spent a year trying to understand Philly’s gun violence epidemic—and identify ways to solve it. Listen to the seven-episode series here

By Jo Piazza

Philly Under Fire Episode 7: Detective Mode

The final episode of The Philadelphia Citizen’s podcast exploring stories and solutions from the front lines of Philly’s gun epidemic meets the mothers who are solving their children’s murders when no one else can

By Jo Piazza

Philly Under Fire Episode 6: The Golden Hour

The latest episode of The Philadelphia Citizen’s podcast exploring stories and solutions from the front lines of Philly’s gun epidemic looks at how supporting victims and their families can help stop the transmission of violence.

By Jo Piazza

Ideas We Should Steal: Reduce Gun Violence Through Better Policing

While murder and shootings have spiked in Philly and elsewhere, both Camden and Newark have made progress in reducing gun violence by adopting smart policing techniques. Why don’t we do what they’ve done?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Philly Under Fire Episode 5: “Killadelphia”

The latest episode of The Philadelphia Citizen’s podcast exploring stories and solutions from the front lines of Philly’s gun violence epidemic looks at the toll of gun violence on Philadelphia’s youth

By Jo Piazza

Philly Under Fire Episode 4: “A Fresh 24”

Episode four of The Philadelphia Citizen’s podcast exploring stories and solutions from the front lines of Philly’s gun violence epidemic looks at the power of meaningful jobs in curbing violence.

By Jo Piazza