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Philly Residents Impacted by Gun Violence Will Help Researching the Root Causes of the Crisis

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Kimberly Paynter
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WHYY
The Philadelphia research team, Sarah Sydney, research associate (left), Sharon Macon, research associate (2nd from right), Dr. Wilson, program director (right), met with members of the New York team, Dr. Elise White, program director (left), and Basaime Spate, community reach coordinator (2nd from left), to discuss designing a study that determines the root causes of gun violence on June 3, 2022.

Philadelphians impacted by violence are being hired as researchers to explore a crucial question: Why do youth in disadvantaged urban areas get involved with guns? WHYY’s Sammy Caiola reports on the beginnings of a national study.

(Original air-date: 6/8/22)