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    Violence in Major Cities

    Tom Manger, police chief of Montgomery County, Maryland Police Department, talked about a meeting earlier in the week with officials from several major cities about the rise in violence…

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    Open Phones with Jill Leovy

    Jill Leovy, author of Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America, talked about her book and responded to viewer calls. She was interviewed at the 2015 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books…

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    National Summit on Preventing Youth Violence

    Youth leaders talked about their efforts to engage with young people in broader violence prevention programs. The leaders came from cities around the country, including from Baltimore, Cleveland,…

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    Panel Discussion on Crime

    Ruben Castaneda, S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.; Sam Quinones, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic; Barry Siegel, Manifest Injustice: The True Story of a…

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    In Depth with Luis Rodriguez

    Luis Rodriguez talked about his life and career. Mr. Rodriguez is a former gang member turned author, poet, community activist, and political candidate. He responded to viewer calls, emails, and…

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    International Organized Crime and National Security

    Panelists talked about organized crime as a national security threat, including the effects of organized crime on the security of New York City, and what should be done about it. This event took…

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    City of Scoundrels and People Wasn't Made to Burn

    Authors talked about their books about Chicago in 1919 and 1947 with Chicago Tribune literary editor Elizabeth Taylor. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Gary Krist is the…

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    Youth PROMISE Act

    Panelists discussed the various components and benefits of the proposed Youth PROMISE Act. They focused of efforts to reduce crime in communities, law enforcement, poverty, and the juvenile…

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    Power Concedes Nothing

    Civil rights attorney Connie Rice recounts her life and legal career. Ms. Rice, the second cousin of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, recalls her upbringing and education as well as…

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    Don't Shoot

    David Kennedy, director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control, recounts the development and execution of his plan to curb inner-city violence in Boston in the 1990s. Mr. Kennedy’s proposal, dubbed…

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    Wrong Place, Wrong Time

    Dr. Rich presents several portraits of young black men trying to get out of their violent inner cities lives and the challenges posed by socio-economic factors. The author is joined at an…

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    Dry Manhattan

    Michael Lerner talked about his book Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City, published by Harvard University Press. The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ushered in the era of Prohibition in…

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    Gang Leader for a Day

    Sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh talked about his book Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets. While a graduate student in Chicago, Sudhir Venkatesh spent seven years…

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    Crime in America

    During the Democratic National Convention, mayors and other urban officials called on the 2008 presidential campaigns to focus on crime in America and the challenges of urban/metropolitan…

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    State of Black America 2008 Report

    The National Urban League released their annual “State of Black America” report. Former Mayor Marc Morial talked about statistics that show disparities between blacks and whites across five…

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    Q&A with Sudhir Venkatesh

    Sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh talked about his book, Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets, which was published the previous week by Penguin Press. In the book he…

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    Crime in the Cities

    Members of Congress and several mayors discussed the topic, “Crime in the Cities: America’s Mayors Fight Back.” Topics included murders, crime statistics, police departments, and gun…

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    Our America

    LeAlan Jones talked about the book which he co-authored with Lloyd Newman, Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago, published by Scribner. The book was based on the National Public Radio (NPR)…

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    Youth Gun Violence

    A panel of officials spoke at a conference for U.S. mayors about youth violence, gun crimes, and weapon trafficking in urban areas. They talked about gun regulation and gun control…

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    Gangs and Juvenile Justice

    “Building Resiliency: Alternatives to Gangs,” a town hall-style meeting, included a panel dicussion on youth gangs. Panelists discussed youth gang prevention, intervention, suppression, and re-entry…

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