LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- As Little Rock battles a surge in homicides, investigative reporter Marci Manley has been digging deeper into the root issues of the capital city's crime problem.
For the past two months, Manley has been working with journalist Maxwell Strachan of HuffPost on a comprehensive piece -- designed for the national stage -- spotlighting Little Rock's issues. The result is hours of interviews that would've ended up in a digital recycle bin.
Instead, we're going to bring those interviews to you on Facebook Live to allow you to hear the full context of the story. The 6-part web series "Capital City in Crisis" debuts today at 2:30 p.m. on the KARK 4 News Facebook page.
On Thursday, you'll get the opportunity to see Manley's in-depth piece and offer thoughts, opinions, and questions through the Facebook Live comments feature. Manley and a panel will address your comments during a discussion period after the piece premieres.
In the days that follow, you'll get to hear long-form interviews from each of the individuals spotlighted in Manley's piece. The interviews will largely be unedited and raw (with the except of edits for time) to allow you to hear from each person "in their own words."
If you happen to miss an episode, they'll be archived here on arkansasmaters.com.
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