Linda Lutton covers education and youth for WBEZ Chicago. She’s received honors for both print and radio reporting, among them the Studs Terkel Award for reporting from Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods. Lutton received a 2009 Third Coast award and a 2010 Casey Medal for her work on a series about Chicago’s dropout crisis.
Recent Posts by Linda Lutton
This stark two-part radio series follows students, school staff and families as they confront and cope with the deeply disruptive impact of gun violence on their everyday lives. The series offers revelatory insights into gang geography, youth culture, the corrosive impact of trauma and the overwhelming limitations to stemming the tide of violence. Judges called “Harper High School” “profoundly moving” and “extraordinarily comprehensive and compassionate” in its complexity. Originally broadcasted on NPR in February 2013.
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