A 30-Year-Old Cold Case Reopened, And Why It’s Still Relevant Today

Chicago Mayor Challenges
In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000 Alex Kotlowitz, a Chicago journalist and writer whose 1992 book "There Are No Children Here" exposed the horrors of a child’s life in the city's public housing, is seen on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Kotlowitz was interviewed by The Associated Press on the challenges that will face Chicago's next mayor. The election is Feb. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) / Associated Press
Chicago Mayor Challenges
In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000 Alex Kotlowitz, a Chicago journalist and writer whose 1992 book "There Are No Children Here" exposed the horrors of a child’s life in the city's public housing, is seen on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Kotlowitz was interviewed by The Associated Press on the challenges that will face Chicago's next mayor. The election is Feb. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) / Associated Press

A 30-Year-Old Cold Case Reopened, And Why It’s Still Relevant Today

Investigators in Benton Harbor, Mich. are reopening the 30-year-old cold case of Black teen Eric McGinnis’s death, following the emergence of a new eye witness. Chicago author Alex Kotlowitz detailed the case in the 1998 book The Other Side Of The River. He joins Reset for the latest on the case and why it continues to resonate today.

GUEST: Alex Kotlowitz, author of The Other Side Of The River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death, America’s Dilemma and An American Summer: Love And Death In Chicago