The Craig Fahle Show

A Discussion on Gun Violence, Youth and Schools: Part 2

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Original Air Date: Tuesday February 26, 2013

The Craig Fahle Show continues its February 19th, 2013 discussion on gun violence, youth and schools.

Ben Calhoun of This American Life; Al Taylor of the Peace Project; Mario Dickson, DRIS Production manager and a victim of gun violence; and Dr. Carl Taylor, Professor at Michigan State and expert in urban violence and stable communities, join Craig for a conversation about Gun Violence and school-age youth after a special program by This American Life.

Dr. Carl Taylor is a Sociology Professor at Michigan State University. He has written extensively and studied urban violence and stable communities.

Ben Calhoun joined This American Life as a producer in April 2010. Before that, he was a reporter who contributed to most every major public radio news entity heard in the country—including Radiolab, NPR, the BBC, and Marketplace. Ben worked in WBEZ’s newsroom for eight years, where he reported on politics and did documentary work.

Virgil "Al" Taylor founded the Peace Project in Detroit. The Peace Project is an initiative designed to address issues of youth violence. The premise of the initiative is not new. It is to engage young people, educate them and offer meaningful learning and earning opportunities. There’s a bit more to this initiative though--it is largely led and directed by young people.

Dezraia Morris and Demitrius Hudson are students at Plymouth Educational Center Prep and members of the You Only Live Once (YOLO)component of Peace Project.

Mario Dickson, DRIS Production manager for WDET and a victim of gun violence.

WDET is committed to advocating conversations on issues that affect the communities of Southeast Michigan with concentration on improving the lives of our kids. How do we talk to our children about guns and violence? This is an issue WDET will continue to explore.

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