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S02 E11 – A Shooting in the Heartland


It’s been one year since a gunman opened fire in Dayton’s Oregon District, killing nine people and injuring 27. It was the 233rd mass shooting of 2019 . . . and one of 107 in the Midwest.

Join J.R. Jamison and Kelsey Timmerman as they hear from three survivors from that night, and sit down with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley to discuss A Shooting in the Heartland.


  • Like the Book of Job
    Dion Green’s story as told to Ria Megnin. Performed by Kasaahn Johnson.
  • Unwritten Books
    Tom McMurtry’s story as told to Rick Gebhart. Performed by Saul Caplan 
  • Somebody’s Child
    Jason Phillips’s story as told to Whitney Bell. Performed by Chris Hahn.

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Original air date: Jul. 25, 2020

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