This week on the show, I spoke with Jim O'Brien. Jim's an Oakland-based writer who has spent the past four years reporting deeply on the effects of violent crime in our city and on efforts to slow and prevent that violence. He's a wonderful writer, and he gives a fantastic interview. We talked about the violence prevention community he's reported on, why he started this work, and his thoughts on the intersection of violent crime and city politics. We also got a little into the craft of writing because I couldn't help myself.