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Alex Kotlowitz

Alex is the author of There Are No Children Here and other books. He specializes in deeply reported stories that are also emotional stories, character studies.
  • The Eyewitness.

    488: Harper High School, Part Two 02.22.2013

    Most murders in Chicago happen in public places — parks, alleyways, cars. Scores of Harper ...CrimeDeathTeenagers

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  • Devonte, Part Two.

    488: Harper High School, Part Two 02.22.2013

    In the first hour of our Harper High School shows, Alex Kotlowitz talked to a junior named ...DeathTeenagers

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  • In Country, In City.

    484: Doppelgängers 01.11.2013

    For decades, the writer Alex Kotlowitz has been writing about the inner cities and the toll of ...AfghanistanDrugsMental Health

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  • The Other Guy.

    376: Wrong Side of History 03.13.2009

    When Bernie Epton ran for mayor of Chicago in 1983, he was a long shot—Chicago historically ...HistoryPoliticsRace

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  • Prologue.

    358: Social Engineering 06.27.2008

    Tim White used to be a gang leader in Chicago, but now he's a "violence interrupter" for a ...ActivismCriminal Justice

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  • Objects In Side View Mirror Are Truer Than They Appear.

    318: With Great Power 10.06.2006

    Alex Kotlowitz reports on a woman with the power to change two people's lives...and at the ...Criminal JusticeFathersHeroism

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  • Mothers Of Invention.

    298: Getting and Spending 09.23.2005

    Five stories of people doing what they think they have to, in order to make ends meet. A ...EconomicsPersonal Finance

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  • Water Bed.

    297: This Is Not My Beautiful House 09.16.2005

    Louann Mims, a 78-year-old retiree, planned to leave her New Orleans house before the ...HousingNatural Disasters

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  • Exodus Of One.

    271: Best Interests 08.20.2004

    When she was three years old, Georgia was caught by immigration officials when a Milwaukee woman ...ChildrenImmigration

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  • Untouchables.

    179: Cicero 03.16.2001

    To understand how Cicero reacted when Hispanics started flooding into town, you have to ...CrimeGovernmentPolice

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  • The Inevitable.

    179: Cicero 03.16.2001

    In the 1970s and 1980s, a wave of non-white migration into Cicero begins, this one primarily ...CrimeGovernmentLegal System

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  • War By Other Means.

    179: Cicero 03.16.2001

    Despite the town's resistance, Hispanics now make up three quarters of the population. And yet ...GovernmentLegal SystemPolice

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  • They Say Our Love Is Here To Stay.

    179: Cicero 03.16.2001

    Two stories about daily life in Cicero. First the tale of Dave Boyle, who stumbled into Cicero ...CrimeGovernmentMurder

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  • Man Without A Country.

    170: Immigration 10.13.2000

    What happens if the immigration service wants to deport you, but the country you came from won't ...Criminal JusticeFriendshipImmigration

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  • Are You My Mommy?

    159: Mother's Day 05.12.2000

    When Jessica Robinson was sent to adult prison at the age of 14, the state did such a terrible ...CrimeCriminal JusticeLegal System

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