Ghettoside

Episodes

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01A Murder20150601

Bryant Tennelle was eighteen years old when we was gunned down one spring evening in his neighbourhood in LA , one of many black Americans senselessly murdered that year. Ghettoside is the gripping story of the murder and of its investigation by John Skaggs, a brilliant, ferociously driven detective - a blond, surfer-turned-cop who is determined to track down the killers.

The award-winning reporter Jill Leovy was embedded with the LAPD for almost a decade and in Ghettoside she takes us on to the streets, inside the homes and into the community (which includes the notorious Watts neighbourhood) wracked by homicide. Here Leovy explores the tragic facts behind the disproportionately high murder rates of young black men.

Read by Rhashan Stone

Written by Jill Leovy

Abridged by Miranda Emmerson

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

02Grief20150602

Rhashan Stone reads Jill Leovy's account into the high rates of murder among LA's young black men. Bryant Tennelle's parents are grief stricken following his murder. His father, an LA police detective, waits patiently for a break through as the search for his son's killers begins.

Written by Jill Leovy

Abridged by Miranda Emmerson

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

03A Breakthrough20150603

Rhashan Stone reads Jill Leovy's account into the high rates of murder among LA's young black men. The ferociously driven detective John Skaggs takes on the investigation into the murder of Bryant Tennelle, the son of a fellow detective. Finally, there is a major break through as efforts to track down the killers continues.

Written by Jill Leovy

Abridged by Miranda Emmerson

Produced by Elizabeth Allard

04A Witness20150604

Rhashan Stone reads Jill Leovy's account into the high rates of murder among LA's young black men. Today, detective John Skaggs's dogged determination to track down Bryant Tennelle's killers starts to pay off.

Written by Jill Leovy

Abridged by Miranda Emmerson

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.