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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?

#069 Precious Lives: Changing the System From Within

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Rick Wood | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Reggie Moore was among the city leaders who spoke out at a news conference following the shooting of a 9­-year-­old girl on May 5.";

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Reggie Moore

When a nine-year-old girl gets shot in the head while watching TV, where do we look for answers?

Do we expect the city government to offer solutions? Some people might not know that the City of Milwaukee has an Office of Violence Prevention ­or that they’re filling two new positions focused on engaging youth.

Reggie Moore is the new director of this Office. He says, “We don't need any more wake up calls. We need answers.”

But that the answers lie within the community, and it’s his job to help make them visible.

Moore welcomes community feedback and invites neighbors to contact the Office of Violence Prevention at 414-286-8553.

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