Even after tragic mass killings like the ones in Newtown, Connecticut, Charleston, South Carolina and the most recent in Orlando, Florida, there's still a lot we don't know about gun violence. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta studies a host of public health issues, but it's limited in its research in this area because of congressional restrictions. So, should gun violence be viewed as a public health issue? We listen back to our conversation with Garen Wintemute of Violence Prevention Research Program at the UC Davis School of Medicine and Mark Rosenberg of The Task Force for Global Health, which is based in DeKalb County.Should gun violence be considered a public health issue? Garen Wintemute of Violence Prevention Research Program at the UC Davis School of Medicine and Mark Rosenberg of The Task Force for Global Health discuss. Then, scarred straight or consider the consequences? Programs geared towards getting at-risks kids back on track and their effectiveness. We cover white rage and tracking down Limited Liability Companies. Finally, a revisit with the Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker.

Plus, can you be "scared straight"? GPB Macon reporter Grant Blankenship introduces us to the Consider The Consequences program at Bibb County Law Enforcement.  At-risk kids are matched with correctional officers in an attempt to get them back on track to good behavior. 

Then, there are many ways to describe reactions to the deaths of Michael Brown, Freddie Gray and other victims of police killings. But one four-letter word has surfaced time and again: rage. Specifically black rage from African-Americans fed up with violence targeted at unarmed members of their community.  But Emory Professor Carol Anderson says this focus on black rage is misses the point. We hear an excerpt from her new book, “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide.”  

Also, the recent release of the Panama Papers has revealed that thousands of companies are currently hiding money in offshore accounts. Often times, Limited Liability Companies – LLCs for short – are used to cover the tracks of the original financial offender. But these practices are not just reserved for accounts in the Cayman Islands. Several of these ‘dummy companies’ are currently active in Georgia and are causing big problems for some of Atlanta’s neighborhoods. We talk with Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Willoughby Mariano, who attempted to track down the owner of one dummy company, about her experience and the problems LLCs can present for citizens and government.

And finally, 2016 is the centennial year of the Pulitzer Prize. The honor has been awarded to dozens of people from or living in Georgia, and so we'll spend some time with past winners all year long in a series we're calling Pulitzer Peaches. In this next installment, we revisit our conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Alice Walker.