Stories about kids, guns and how to stop the violence. Precious Lives, created by 371 Productions, is a 2-year, 100-part weekly radio series about gun violence and young people in the Milwaukee area. The series applies a public health lens to each story to help listeners understand the full scope of the problem: who are the victims and the shooters; how are the weapons obtained; and what can we change about the environment that contributes to violence in Milwaukee?
#011 Precious Lives: A Look at Life, Death & Homicide at a Milwaukee Funeral Home
In Wisconsin, African Americans are 30 times more likely to be shot and killed than non-Hispanic whites.
Michelle Pitts is the owner of New Pitts Mortuary - a black-owned funeral home in the heart of Milwaukee. She sees this statistic first-hand.
For information on possible financial assistance for a burial or cremation, visit PreciousLivesProject.org.
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