Thursdays with KUOW: Patricia Murphy and Will Jimerson on Youth and Guns

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Of the 246 people who were shot in King County in 2018 nearly 40% were under the age of 25. If the County is truly committed to ending youth incarceration, then it needs to reach these young men before they pick up a firearm. In this talk KUOW's public health and justice reporter, along with Wil Jimerson will talk about how young people perceive guns and violence. They'll also discuss the successes and roadblocks to the County’s plans to address the issues of youth violence and involvement in the criminal justice system. 

ABOUT THURSDAYS WITH KUOW

An NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll found that 68 percent of Americans do not have much confidence or any at all in the press. Additionally, according to a Pew Research Center poll, 83 percent of people in the Seattle area say they have never spoken with a local journalist.

In an effort to counteract the erosion of trust in media, deepen the public’s understanding of journalism and ensure our community's voices are reflected in our reporting, KUOW invites you to a series of free public presentations and conversations with KUOW reporters. At each meeting, the journalist will talk about their work, answer your questions about the journalistic process and hear from you on what topics and stories are important to you and your community.

See full schedule at kuow.org/thursdays.

ABOUT PATRICIA MURPHY AND WILL JIMERSON

Patricia Murphy is KUOW's public health and justice reporter. Previously she was part of two collaborative projects focusing on military and veterans affairs. The American Homefront Project is a partnership between public radio stations KUOW, WUNC, KPCC and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Back at Base is a collaboration between National Public Radio and seven member stations including KUOW.

Patricia is an award-winning radio journalist and news anchor. Patricia’s first job in radio news was at WBUR Boston in 1994. She’s worked at KUOW since 2000. She also received a national Edward R. Murrow Award for a documentary on IV drug use and has had her work recognized with awards from the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Will Jimerson Jr. is a community and youth advocate who works as program manager at the Urban League.

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