The New York Times' David Carr has a look at two upcoming episodes of "This American Life" which focus on the trials and tribulations of a violence-plagued neighborhood in Chicago, and how it affects the students, staff and teachers of Harper High School.
The first episode airs this Saturday at 1 p.m. on 89.9 WWNO.
One of the discussions that comes up every time there is a mass shooting at a suburban school or a movie theater is how underreported other, equally disturbing killings are - like the ones at urban high schools and in city neighborhoods.
Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass Saturday, March 10, 8:00 p.m., McAlister Auditorium, Tulane University campus, New Orleans.
For fifteen years Ira Glass and his team at This American Life have pushed the boundaries of radio journalism, exploring people, places, issues, and ideas all across the country. Their adventure in radio story-telling has won a host of awards, and Ira received the highest individual honor in public broadcasting, the Edward R. Murrow Award.