180: The Power of Harm Reduction to Prevent Gun Violence
One thing we all have in common: we're afraid. And that fear can keep us from talking about hard, important things, as if not speaking on it will somehow protect us. Sadly, that's not the case, especially when it comes to gun violence.
A possible solution to gun violence may be coming at the issue from a harm reduction perspective, which requires meeting people where they are, and having some very honest conversations. To discuss how harm reduction may help in gun violence prevention, we're joined by Stephanie Wittels Wachs. Stephanie is the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Lemonada Media, a podcast network that aims to make life suck less. She also co-created and hosts Last Day, a podcast devoted to talking about massive epidemics, that is now tackling America's epidemic of gun violence in it's third season.
Mentioned in this podcast:
They lost their brothers to addiction. Now they’re tackling deadly stigmas head on, with humor (Los Angeles Times)
Lemonada Media Announces New Season of Award-Winning Podcast Series, Last Day, A Show Devoted to Tackling Massive Epidemics with Humanity and Finding Solutions (Lemonada)
America's gun culture - in seven charts (CNN)
Gun Violence Is an Epidemic. Better Data Can Help (The Washington Post)