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

By Charles D. Ellison

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?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Leadership Malpractice

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

By Larry Platt

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.

By Jonathan Lovitz

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.

By Larry Platt

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?

By Jo Piazza

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?

By Larry Platt

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

By Jeffrey Fishman