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Fri, Dec 21, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Living With Gun Violence


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A school bus passes a memorial of candles, flowers and beer at the spot a suspected gang member was slain in Los Angeles.
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A school bus passes a memorial of candles, flowers and beer at the spot a suspected gang member was slain in Los Angeles.

The entire nation has been shaken by the brutal killings of 20 children and six adults from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Less discussed has been the pervasive gun violence in some urban communities. Last year in Oakland, nearly 150 kids under the age of 18 were victims of shootings. Six were killed. We discuss the effects of gun violence on a community. How does it impact children and their families, and what can be done to help?

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Allison Briscoe-Smith, director of the Center for the Vulnerable Child at Children's Hospital, Oakland
  • Cindy Hill-Ford, director of mental health services for Catholic Charities of the East Bay
  • Paula Pringle, president and founder of Save Our Little Children; she lost both her sons to shootings in Oakland in 2001 and 2003
  • Sheila Blandon, Youth Advisory Board member for Youth Radio
  • Troy Flint, spokesperson for the Oakland Unified School District and member of the crisis response team that responds to violent incidents on or off-campus that affect students and their families

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