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Rieke Havertz Discusses Chicago's Gun Violence on WGN Radio

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Graffiti in Humboldt Park on the West Side of Chicago where Latin and black gangs control the streets.  Image by Rieke Havertz. Chicago, 2013.
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As the discussion about tougher gun laws gains momentum in the U.S. after mass shootings in Colorado...

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Listen to a radio host Mike McConnell talk to Berlin journalist Rieke Havertz about gun violence in Chicago. Rieke's Pulitzer Center project, "Gun Violence in Chicago: A Global Problem," focuses on a city that has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, but still sufferings from daily shootings in poor neighborhoods. Her series ran in the German newspaper Taz.

In a separate article for The Chicago Tribune, "Perspective: A German's View of Chicago's Gun Violence" Rieke adds a personal note to her reporting in Chicago.

To listen to the full interview, visit WGN's website. The discussion with Rieke begins about a third of the way through the program.

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