Woodard speaks with NPR’s Here & Now about the geography of gun violence

The Nationhood Lab director discussed the project’s recent report showing massive regional differences in per capita gun homicide and suicide rates

Nationhood Lab director Colin Woodard spoke with Here & Now, the nationally syndicated NPR show produced at WBUR in Boston, about the Pell Center project’s latest work on the geography of gun violence.

Woodard talked with host Scott Tong about Nationhood Lab’s new American Nations-driven research showing massive regional differences in the per capita rates of gun homicides and suicides, which persisted when segmented by urbanity and race of victim. The research, published April 23, was the topic of a Politico story Woodard wrote which has had more than a million readers and is the most read article at the news site this far in 2023

The Here & Now segment aired May 3 on 450 public radio stations across the country. The show, produced at WBUR in Boston, has an average of 5 million weekly listeners.

Woodard also appeared recently on MSNBC’s Katy Tur Reports to discuss the gun violence findings.

Nationhood Lab, a project at Salve Regina University’s Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, delivers more effective tools with which to describe and defend the American liberal democratic tradition and better understand the forces undermining it.