Final Post

Samantha Mills and Olivia Dobkin
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By the end of this studio, Olivia and I completed a first draft of a podcast on gun violence. We choose gun violence because Olivia and I realized we never hear about people dying from gang violence even if it's just five miles away. We knew that we wanted our podcast to use personal stories and raise awareness on the realities of life in “violent” neighborhoods.

With our podcast’s goal in mind, we began contacting people including Robert DeLeo, the House Speaker, True-See Allah, Tim Crellins, and other advocates. We wanted to interview ex-gang members and victims of gang violence, but no one wanted to talk about their experiences. We traveled to Dorchester District Court to interview Issa Bibbins, who introduced us to Anthony Owens, the Clerk Magistrate; their two voices shaped our entire podcast.