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Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester speaks at City Hall on Oct. 25, 2023.
Kate Wolffe / CapRadio
City of Sacramento reports a nearly 19% drop in violent crime. How other countries have responded differently to mass shootings. Visit Sacramento launches a new Spanish-language podcast “Bienvenidos a Sacramento.”
City of Sacramento Reports Drop in Violent Crime
Sacramento Police and city officials touted a roughly 18% reduction in violent crime so far in 2023. The city also announced $3.2 million in grants to community-based organizations working to interrupt violence in Sacramento. CapRadio Reporter Kate Wolffe dives into the early report.
How Other Countries Reduce Mass Shootings
An issue that can deeply divide us in the United States is gun control. While the U.S. is home to the largest number of mass shootings among developed countries in the world, and gun violence remains the number one cause of death for children, some argue that our constitutional right to a firearm continues to get in the way of meaningful and sensible gun control laws. Dr. Michael “Mick” North is the author of a book called, “Dunblane, Never Forget” after losing his 5-year-old daughter Sophie in a 1996 school shooting in Scotland, in which a gunman killed 16 students and their teacher before turning a gun on himself. Dr. North joins us Insight to talk about how he, and other parents who lost children, were able to change laws that resulted in a dramatic decline in gun-related deaths in the U.K. North also offers what he thinks can be done in the United States to bring the gun violence epidemic under control.
‘Visit Sacramento’ Launches Spanish Podcast
Visit Sacramento debuted their new Spanish-language podcast, Bienvenidos a Sacramento, last month. A tribute to Hispanic Heritage Month, the new program showcases the stories and contributions of local Latino and Latina individuals and organizations in the community, from the all-female group Mariachi Bonitas to the Latino Center of Arts and Culture. Host Lilly Cortés Wyatt and Sonya Bradley, Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Visit Sacramento join Insight to talk about how this new podcast was started, the “intentionality” behind their approach, and the growth of Spanish-speaking podcast listenership.
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