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
Kartemquin Films: The Interrupters
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