Senate Gun Talks: A Deep Dive Into Background Checks

By Tom Kutsch, The Trace | June 15, 2022

Stoneleigh Fellow Jessica Beard is featured in Philadelphia’s Stronger Every Day podcast, highlighted by The Trace as a ‘can’t miss audio documentary’ on one family’s journey after experiencing gun violence.

‘Stronger every day’: A documentary looks at recovering from gun violence. Estimates of gun injuries are hard to find. But the most credible numbers — just over 40,000 injuries, according to one — provide the general sense of the problem. And survivors often struggle with health problems and economic woes, as we’ve reported in Chicago and beyond. Tashawn Strother, a community journalist from the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting’s Credible Messenger Reporting Project, hosts a can’t-miss audio documentary sharing her family’s journey after her son, Walter Willis, was shot and critically wounded in Philadelphia on New Year’s Eve in 2019.

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