KCPT special examines gun violence as health-care epidemic

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KCPT in Kansas City, Mo., is examining gun violence as a health-care epidemic in a live hourlong call-in show this week.

“It’s one of those nagging issues that simply won’t go away,” Nick Haines, executive producer, said in a press release. “Why do we accept such an unacceptably high death toll in our inner city? It would be easy for us to ignore the problem as unfixable. But we feel obligated as a public TV station to spotlight the problem and make a concerted effort to seek answers.”

Special Correspondent Sam Zeff will report on the city’s Aim4Peace program, which tracks violence, predicts where it may spread and then takes steps to prevent it.

Shots Fired: KCPT Takes Aim at Gun Violence airs at 7 p.m. Central Thursday.

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This item was first published in Current, August 12, 2013.

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