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WAMU Presents: 'Through The Cracks'


In 2014, a second-grader named Relisha Rudd disappeared from a homeless shelter in Washington, D.C. where she had been living with her family. By the time the city formally declared Relisha “missing,” 18 days had passed since the last time she’d been seen at school or in the shelter. Relisha has never been found. "Through The Cracks" investigates gaps in our society and the people who fall through them, and in this program, host Jonquilyn Hill examines if Relisha’s disappearance was, as the city later claimed, unpreventable.

This special program features selected portions of the "Through The Cracks" podcast from WAMU and PRX, along with additional commentary on the work from host Jonquilyn Hill in conversation with "1A’s" Jenn White. The years-long investigation is the result of a collective effort with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Fund for Investigative Journalism, PRX; and additional support from NPR.

Listen Sunday, April 4 at 7 p.m. on WRVO, on-air and online.