Radio Forum: Tackling Violence in Oakland

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Coro fellows working in East Oakland

Coro fellows working in East Oakland 2011

 

Originally broadcast on July 19, 2012

The city of Oakland has suffered a spate of violence recently, including seven people killed in just seven days earlier this month. We'll discuss ways to combat the violence with Oakland's police chief, residents, experts and listeners. How is the city doing at keeping residents safe?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Howard Jordan, chief of the Oakland Police Department
  • Brenda Grisham, executive director of the Christopher Lavell Jones Foundation, a foundation in honor of her son who was killed in 2010 in Oakland
  • Junious Williams Jr., CEO of the Urban Strategies Council, which works to support youth, family and community development as a means of building healthy, vibrant communities
  • Tammerlin Drummond, columnist for The Oakland Tribune

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