Neighborhood Safety: A Child’s Eye-View

Thursday, May 5, 2016

East Knoxville Kids Lead The Way


Research shows ZIP code may matter more to health than genetics. In this video, we meet a group of young people in East Knoxville who are fighting back against the ZIP code curse. We follow along as they lobby public officials for a plan to improve public health, walkability and safety in their community – one of Knoxville's most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Jess Mador

Jess Mador is the creator of TruckBeat for WUOT. She's an award-winning public radio and multimedia journalist who has produced stories for news organizations around the country, including Minnesota Public Radio, NPR News and PBS member stations. She has a Master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Phil Batta

Phil Batta is an award-winning cinematographer and director who specializes in creating short-form documentaries and visually rich multiplatform media for social impact. His work appears on PBS, The New Yorker, UK Channel 4, ITN, The Guardian, ABC7, CNN and ITVS. He's also shot and edited projects honored as official selections at international film festivals and exhibitions. Batta is currently directing two documentaries exploring youth social justice and gender equality. 

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