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POTUS connects to Chicago, misses opportunity to speak to violence

In his 2015 State of the Union speech, President Obama talks about his Chicago heritage and the city’s bedrock values. When he raises these values he may have been talking to Chicago’s Malik Bryant, a seventh grader from Englewood who was a guest at the White House after he wrote a letter to Santa asking for less violence in his neighborhood. Asiaha Butler knows about life on the city’s South Side. She’s part of the group RAGE (Resident Association of Greater Englewood) and she joins us to discuss whether or not the President missed an opportunity to speak to violence in Chicago. Photo: Flickr/ifmuth

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