Gun violence in Philadelphia

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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Guests: Vanessa Garrett Harley, Shondell Revell, Helen Ubiñas, Anton Moore

Philadelphia continues to experience an epidemic of gun violence. Last year saw a 12% increase in homicides from 2017, amounting to 351 people killed and 1,400 shootings.  We spend the hour talking about the ongoing crisis, the communities and individuals effected by gun violence, the root causes, and the city’s efforts to stem it. Our guests are VANESSA GARRETT HARLEY, deputy managing director for criminal justice and public safety for the City of Philadelphia, SHONDELL REVELL, executive director for the Office of Violence Prevention for the City of Philadelphia, HELEN UBIÑAS, columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and ANTON MOORE, founder of Unity in the Community.

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