8:54am

Wed March 20, 2013
The Interrupters

Today on Your Call: How do we stop the cycle of violence on urban streets?




  On today's Your Call, we'll speak with Alex Kotlowitz, producer of The Interrupters, a documentary about three violence interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities. We’ll also speak with the film’s protagonist, Ameena Matthews.  How much can be accomplished through direct violence interruption?  Join us at 10am Pacific Time or post a comment here.  Have you been part of violence intervention?  What are the solutions to stopping the homicide epidemic in urban inner cities? It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you. 


Guests:
Alex Kotlowitz, independent journalist and producer of The Interrupters
Ameena Matthews, violence interrupter
Resources:

The Washington Times: CHICAGOLAND: Rahm's $3 million anti-violence program backfiring


Colbert Report: Ameena Matthews 


WBEZ: Ameena Matthews 


PBS: The Interrupters (watch) 


Kartemquin Films: The Interrupters 


This American Life: Harper High School Part 1


This American Life: Harper High School Part 2 


 

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