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WNYC News

Sen. Schumer: Blame NRA for Failure of Background Check Measure

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Senate has rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks to more firearms buyers in a crucial showdown over gun control.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Flashpoint: A Tale of Two Police Forces

Friday, April 12, 2013

How are New York and Chicago fighting gun violence? The Brian Lehrer Show and WBEZ Chicago co-host a special call-in, live in both cities to discuss how the NYPD and CPD are trying to curb guns -- and how communities are reacting to different policing strategies. Listen to full audio and read a transcript of highlights now.

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On The Media

Why We Might be Telling the Wrong Stories in the Gun Debate

Friday, April 12, 2013

As the Senate debates gun control for the first time in decades, we’re awash in stories we might never have heard but for Newtown. Brooke speaks with New York Times op-ed writer Joe Nocera, who's tracking gun violence daily on his blog The Gun Report. And Bob speaks with reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg about why we're stuck with anecdotes instead of data in the gun discussion.

 

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The Takeaway

Gun Special, David Cross of Arrested Development, and the End of Television

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Gun Owners React to Senate's New Proposals | Welcome to the Solar Capitol of the Universe | The End of Television on the Television | David Cross on "Arrested Development" and "It's a Disaster" | A New History Puts a Critical Eye to Florida's Past

The Brian Lehrer Show

A Deal on Background Checks?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

This morning, Republican Senator Pat Toomey (PA) and Democrat Joe Manchin (WV) are expected to announce their support for expanded background checks - including the closing of the so-called "gun show loophole." This could pave the way for other Republicans to support gun control legislation, end the filibuster, and lead to a vote in the Senate. Rachel Smolkin, deputy managing editor for POLITICO, discusses the news and helps play highlights from their press conference. Plus: Excerpts from President Obama's remarks on his budget proposal.

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The Takeaway

An Up or Down on Gun Control and Immigration Reform May Be on the Way

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Congress is being tested today, and it looks as though lawmakers have studied up on actually taking votes in the House and Senate. With procedural wrangling out of the way, will there actually be up or down votes on gun control legislation and immigration reform?

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The Takeaway

Gun Control and Immigration Reform Snake Through Congress

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Two dreamy topics are working their way through Congress right now: gun control and immigration. Any sort of movement on gun control seems unlikely, but that's not exactly the case for immigration reform.

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Life of the Law

Without Means

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

More than 30,000 people died by guns in 2011 in the US. Of those, close to 20,000 died by suicide. Many still do not make a connection between gun availability and suicide rates, but a growing body of research suggests otherwise.

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The Takeaway

A Gun Manufacturer's Take on Tougher Gun Laws

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

On Monday, lawmakers in Connecticut announced plans to overhaul the state's gun laws. Several gun manufacturers have their homes in Connecticut. If the new proposed gun legislation passes, how will it affect their businesses?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Guns at Home and Around the World

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Connecticut now has a strong gun control bill to match New York's. Paul Barrett, editor at Bloomberg and author of Glock: The Rise of America's Gun, joins us as we compare and discuss the NRA's school safety proposal and other gun news, including yesterday's U.N. arms trade treaty that Republican senators oppose.

 

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The Takeaway

Second Texas Prosecutor Gunned Down

Monday, April 01, 2013

According to our partner The New York Times, a prosecutor in Kaufman County was gunned down in his home. His wife was also killed. It's the second killing of a prosecutor in the county, and investigators believe the two crimes are related. Bill Zeeble is a reporter for Takeaway affiliate KERA in Dallas, Texas.

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WNYC News

Newtown Search Documents Yield Few Answers, More Questions

Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Connecticut law enforcement officials released Thursday search warrant documents related to Adam Lanza and the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Lanza killed 20 children and 7 adults, including his mother, before taking his own life last December.

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Studio 360

An Orchestra of Guns

Friday, March 15, 2013

Pedro Reyes has one of the most unusual artist’s studios you could ever find: a warehouse full of firearms, nearly 7,000 of them. Machine guns, shotguns, and grenade launchers ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gun Guys: A Road Trip

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Dan Baum, author of Gun Guys: A Road Trip, talks about what his road trip into middle America taught him about the country's gun culture. 

Event: On-stage conversation, Q&A and book-signing with Dan Baum at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute today at 6:30 PM. More info here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Record Dow; Jody Williams; Energy Futures; Political Hip Hop

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high. Daniel Gross, the global business editor of Newsweek and the Daily Beast, explain what it signals about the economy. Plus: Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. discusses his proposal for a registry for criminals who use guns; Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams; and three hip hop artists from the Middle East and North Africa.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | March 6, 2013

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Chavez's Death Leaves A Divided Venezuela | Beau Willimon on Hollywood and "House of Cards" | President Obama Pushes to Diverisfy the Judiciary | Investing in Girls' Education in the Developing World | 'Gun Guys' Challenges the Stereotypes about Firearms and Those Who Love Them

The Takeaway

Gun Control Measures Snake Through Congress

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

 

While Florida is still looking at its "stand your ground" laws. Politicians in Washington are still debating gun control, and this week, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Patrick Lahey, has scheduled four separate votes on Thursday on different gun control measures. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich is following the legislation.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Al Gore; Jon Meacham; "After Newtown"

Friday, February 22, 2013

Former Vice President Al Gore discusses his new book The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. Plus: Jon Meacham, executive editor at Random House, talks Washington politics; a look at the PBS series "After Newtown" with Hari Sreenivasan; an Oscar preview; and theatrical idioms.

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Freakonomics Radio

How to Think About Guns

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

No one wants mass shootings. Unfortunately, no one has a workable plan to stop them either.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Following Up: Tracing Illegal Guns

Friday, February 08, 2013

A follow up on some lingering questions from Wednesday's interview with Thomas King of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association. First, BL Show producer Jody Avirgan fact-checks the stats about the number of out-of-state weapons in New York. Then,  Paul Browne, Deputy Commissioner at the NYPD, discusses the tools law enforcement has at their disposal to trace illegal guns brought into New York City and State.

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