Must listen: This American Life - Harper High School

If you didn't catch these two episodes when they aired, you really should listen to them. 

Spread over 2 hour-long episodes, the reporters offer a gripping look into an inner city high school dealing with the violence that invades students' lives. Faculty and staff grapple with how to provide students with "normal" high school experiences like homecoming games and dances amidst shootings and funerals. The story will likely challenge your assumptions about "gang-related violence" and how it effects a school community.

One of the reporters is Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here.