Episode | #030

Milwaukee’s Leaders Respond to Minneapolis Blueprint

The airing of a Precious Lives story about the success of Minneapolis’ youth violence prevention program has had Milwaukee leaders talking.  Precious Lives Executive Producer Brad Lichtenstein sat down with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, County Executive Chris Abele, and Milwaukee Commissioner of Health Bevan Baker to discuss what needs to be done to end youth gun violence in our city.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and other leaders kick off “Ceasefire Week,” an effort to get illegal guns off the streets (May 2014). Photo credit: Erin Toner/WUWM

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