Woodard speaks with MSNBC’s Katy Tur about Nationhood Lab’s “geography of gun violence” work

The Salve Regina University Pell Center project report showing massive regional differences in per capita gun homicide and suicide rates was the subject of a live segment on the network’s Katy Tur Reports on Monday

Nationhood Lab director Colin Woodard discussed the project’s latest work with Katy Tur on MSNBC’s Katy Tur Reports Monday afternoon.

In the live segment — available in its entirety here at the Internet Archive — Woodard described the Pell Center project’s new research showing massive regional differences in the per capita rates of gun homicides and suicides, which persist when segmented by urbanity and race of victim. “It’s almost like we’re looking at separate countries,” Woodard told Tur.

The research, published Sunday, received prompt national attention via Woodard’s magazine-length article on its findings in Politico, which also published Sunday.

Tur’s show — currently the tenth most-watched in MSNBC’s lineup ahead of Morning Joe, Inside with Jenn Psaki, and Andrea Mitchell Reportshad an average viewership of 978,000 Monday, according to ratings compiling portal US TVDB.

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