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Shirley Chambers had four children—she lost all of them to gun violence. Her last remaining son, Ronnie, was killed over the weekend. Shirley and her sister, Nancy Harrison, join Rick live at the Old Town Ale House, near their old home in Cabrini Green, to talk about their heartbreak and their determination.

(Photo by Eilee Heikenen-Weiss)

I heard this story on WBEZ on Thursday afternoon and it brought me to tears fairly quickly. I pulled up to Trader Joe’s and could not get out of the car - this story was too important to not hear it all. I really hope that you will listen to this. It is heavy, oh is it heavy. It is relevant. And their story needs to be heard. 

This is worth your time. Particularly the time you’ll spend thinking about it in the hours after you listen.