In the face of the city’s violence, Cecilia Mannion refuses to give up hope. The former gang member relentlessly pursues peace and healing.
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Over the last six years, support for community-based violence prevention has swelled in Chicago. It started with a “really shocking and enormous” increase in shootings.
Anti-violence worker Cecilia Mannion confronts her desire for revenge after the car her kids are riding in is shot up 20 times.Listen — 40:12
A chance to hear parts of a special broadcast we created for people in Illinois prisons and their families.Listen — 29:48
Clark Martell led neo-Nazi skinheads. Then, he disappeared. His trail reveals how sex, money and blood have kept the movement alive.Listen — 36:02
In the final episode, the Motive team looks at everything after an assault, including the emotional toll and the decision to pursue justice.Listen — 28:30
Motive is a true crime podcast hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frank Main, with original reporting from the Chicago Sun-Times.Listen — 31:20