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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?

#063 Precious Lives: Checking In With Isiah Johnson, Change Takes Time

Emily Forman
Isiah Johnson survived two shootings in one year, and turned to his church congregation to help keep him safe.

24-year-old Isiah Johnson survived two shootings in one year. He asked his church, All Peoples Church, for help. Then the parishioners there formed a men’s group to help keep Isiah safe.

Since Precious Lives' first story on Isiah, the group has been meeting regularly. This week, Precious Lives producer Emily Forman checks in with him to see how it’s going.

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