Speaking on NPR’s Here & Now about the geography of gun violence


Here & Now, the nationally syndicated NPR show produced at WBUR in Boston kindly had me as a guest yesterday to talk about our latest work at Nationhood Lab

I talked with host Scott Tong about my Pell Center project’s new American Nations-driven research showing massive regional differences in the per capita rates of gun homicides and suicides, which persist when segmented by urbanity and race of victim. The research, published April 23, was the topic of a Politico story I wrote which has had more than a million readers and been the most read article at the news site so far in 2023. You can hear the full Here & Now segment here.

Here & Now broadcasts on 450 public radio stations across the country and has an average of 5 million weekly listeners.

Nationhood Lab, a project I founded at Salve Regina University’s Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, delivers more effective tools with which to describe and defend the American liberal democratic tradition and better understand the forces undermining it.