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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?

#030 Precious Lives: Milwaukee’s Leaders Respond to Minneapolis Blueprint

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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and other leaders kick off “Ceasefire Week,” an effort to get illegal guns off the streets (May 2014).";s:

The airing of a Precious Lives story about the success of Minneapolis’ youth violence prevention program has had Milwaukee leaders talking.

Precious Lives executive producer Brad Lichtenstein sat down with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee Commissioner of Health Bevan Baker to discuss what needs to be done to end youth gun violence in our city.

Corresponding Content:

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Coordination urged in efforts to stem youth violence in Milwaukee

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