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

Mar 20, 2013

  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 

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