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Precious Lives, created by 371 Productions, is a weekly podcast about gun violence and young people in the Milwaukee area. Explore the impact on the community at large and how to stop the violence. http://preciouslivesproject.org

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Precious Lives, created by 371 Productions, is a weekly podcast about gun violence and young people in the Milwaukee area. Explore the impact on the community at large and how to stop the violence. http://preciouslivesproject.org

    #101 Precious Lives: A Search for Answers

    #101 Precious Lives: A Search for Answers

    This is the final episode of Precious Lives . And for this final story, we thought we’d return to the first family we met - the family of Laylah Petersen. Two years ago, we interviewed Ashley Fogl and Amanda Legler. Start From The Beginning: #001 Precious Lives: How Do You Measure the Loss of a Five-Year-Old Girl? Milwaukee has come to know Laylah as the 5-year-old girl who was shot and killed while sitting on her grandfather’s lap. To Ashley, Laylah was a daughter; to Amanda, a goddaughter. In

    • 23 min
    #100 Precious Lives: Breaking the Cycle of Violence

    #100 Precious Lives: Breaking the Cycle of Violence

    On June 11, 1994, Garland Hampton woke up around 10:30 am. He poured himself a bowl cereal, took a shower and went to a friend’s birthday party. That evening, Garland got into a fight with a fellow gang member. He pointed a 9-millimeter pistol at Donell Storks and shot him in the left side of the head. Both boys were 15 years old. Garland was arrested on homicide charges the next day. He wrote in his police report: “I feel very sorry about what happened.” Today, Garland is 37 and an inmate at

    • 13 min
    #099 Precious Lives: A Pediatric Surgeon’s Plea To End Gun Deaths in Milwaukee

    #099 Precious Lives: A Pediatric Surgeon’s Plea To End Gun Deaths in Milwaukee

    Well over a decade ago, pediatric surgeon Dr. John Densmore and his wife bought their first home. He had just started his residency at Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee. "You know what I remember fondly about it was that people looked out for each other," Densmore says. For instance, he’d come home after a long shift to find his walk shoveled. But, there were problems. "I remember on a run by a park near that house one day that a Hmong kid had been shot," he says. "Sort of being dumbstruck that

    • 17 min
    #098 Precious Lives: The Next Chapter

    #098 Precious Lives: The Next Chapter

    At the end of 2016, Precious Lives will shift gears. We’ll wrap up our radio series and focus on a traveling live show. The Precious Lives team will attempt to reach all corners of Milwaukee to harness diverse energies to combat the problem of gun violence. Performers will bring their stories of gun violence directly into churches, schools, offices and so on. We’ve tried this a few times already: most notably to a sold out audience at the Pabst Theater over the summer and recently at an event at

    • 10 min
    #097 Precious Lives: An Urban Ministry

    #097 Precious Lives: An Urban Ministry

    Violence clusters like an infectious disease. But you can also feel it when you walk into certain community spaces, like All People’s Church in Milwaukee. Precious Lives has featured All People’s before in our series - after 24-year-old member Isiah Johnson survived two separate shootings in one year. However, Isiah is far from the only one in the congregation affected by violence. So, if you’re Pastor Steve Jerbi, who leads All People’s Church, what do you say to your congregation? A

    • 10 min
    #096 Precious Lives: Finding Justice - and Purpose - Amid Police Violence

    #096 Precious Lives: Finding Justice - and Purpose - Amid Police Violence

    After Sylville Smith was shot and killed by a police officer this summer, his family was left to grieve and figure out how to move forward. His brother Sedan and cousin Taz have emerged as community leaders. They’re young black men from the streets who are taking advantage of the spotlight to seek justice for Sylville, and push for a larger change in their community. And Precious Lives discovered how they’re being changed along the way.

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