Growing Up Englewood

In the past year, 29 current and recent students at Harper High School in Englewood, Chicago were shot. Eight died (including three current students). This American Life embedded three reporters in the school for five months; part one of their two-part series aired over the weekend. It’s rough! But recommended. Really important. Please listen.

From Ira Glass’s intro: “It’s hard not to think that if you grafted these facts onto another high school, in a wealthier place, maybe a suburb, dozens of students shot, three of them killed, in other places that would be national news, we would all know the name of that school.”


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