When lawmakers try to tackle gun violence, they often turn to measures like adding police officers or cracking down on illegal guns. But what happens when they treat violent crime as a public-health problem — one that affects the whole community?
In communities where violent crime is the norm, Richmond, California's Office of Neighborhood Safety takes a totally different approach from police. The city's experiments have caught the attention of D.C.'s goverment, which is troubled by a big increase in homicides.
Investigators continue to seek answers in the contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan, but experts warn millions of older pipes still in use put other communities around the country at risk as well. Join us to talk about efforts to assess and ensure the safety of America's tap water.
The murder of a thirteen-year-old Virginia girl has raised concerns about anonymous messaging apps. Millions of American teenagers use services like Kik that police say have been linked to a growing number of crimes. What parents and teens need to know.
Julette Saussy was hired by D.C. government less than a year ago to oversee reforms in the city's troubled fire and emergency medical services department. But she recently announced that she'd be quitting the post - and she says the department's failure to change is putting lives in danger.
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