We are just at the beginning of the hot, hazy, days of summer and already the Washington Baltimore area is facing an escalation in the number of violent incidents in the region. From DC to Prince George’s County to Baltimore City, police are scrambling to get a handle on the bloodshed. Authorities say they have not seen this level of violence since the bloody days of the late 1990s at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic.
What’s fueling this violence and what are local leaders, officials, police and concerned residents doing to make the streets of the region safe.
WHUR, HUR-Voices, and WHUT TV will host a special two-hour discussion to explore ways to quell the violence. We will talk with elected leaders, Howard University experts, law enforcement, youth activists, religious leaders, and concerned citizens who will all share their expertise and ways to engage youth in hopes of saving lives this summer.
This two-hour special Howard University Radio and Television Network presentation on Thursday, July 9th from 7pm to 9pm will be broadcast live from the studios of WHUT and will be streamed on whut.org and whur.com. The special will air on WHUR for one-hour. It will air on HUR-Voices for the full two-hours.
Hosted by veteran broadcasters Harold Fisher and Troy Johnson, “Not One More” will also feature a live studio audience of students, educators, ex-offenders, and those impacted by the violence who will add their real life experiences of living in communities which have seen far too many youth lose the battle of safety.
“Not One More” is the 2nd installment of a quarterly special collaboration between WHUR and WHUT TV to address some of the most pressing issues impacting communities around the globe.
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