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The Human Toll of Gun Violence: An American Summer with Alex Kotlowitz in conversation with Shannon Heffernan, WBEZ Chicago
June 9, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Author and filmmaker Alex Kotlowitz spent the summer of 2013 researching how gun violence shapes the City of Chicago. In his most recent book An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago, Kotlowitz, author of the national bestseller There Are No Children Here, chronicles the stories of individuals impacted by gun violence upending what we think we know about gun violence in America. Join WBEZ Chicago’s Shannon Heffernan for a conversation with the author and some of the individuals profiled in An American Summer for firsthand accounts of how gun violence penetrates the minds, bodies and communities of all it touches.
Shannon Heffernan is a criminal justice reporter for WBEZ. Her work has been on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and This American Life. She recently worked on the 16 shots podcast, about the police killing of Laquan McDonald, which won a national headliner award and was a Scripps Howard finalist.