This American Life: Harper High School, Part 1 & 2

This American Life: Harper High School, Part 1 & 2

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 6:00pm - Thu, 02/28/2013 - 10:00pm

Anita and Crystal talk to a student in the Social Work Office.

Photo by Bill Healy

This American Life spent five months at Harper High School in Chicago, where last year alone 29 current and recent students were shot. 29. We went to get a sense of what it means to live in the midst of all this gun violence, how teens and adults navigate a world of funerals and Homecoming dances. We found so many incredible and surprising stories, this show is a two-parter; Part One airs Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD 91.5-2 or Live Stream at: http://interactive.wxxi.org/listen#amstream Part Two airs Sunday February 24th at 6pm and re-airs at Thursday, February 28th at 9:00pm.

Local support for the American Graduate Initiative and this broadcast is made possible by Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection, preparing students for graduation, college, and a career.

Check out images collected at Harper High School

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