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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | February 7, 2013

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Over 1,600 Hundred Gun-Related Deaths Since Newtown | The History of Mail Delivery | When We Wrote Letters | Assassination of Opposition Leader Sends Tunisia into Turmoil | Capturing the Art that Defined Egypt's Revolution

The Leonard Lopate Show

Walmart and the AR-15

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

George Zornick, Washington reporter for The Nation, talks about his latest article, “How Walmart Helped Make the Newtown Shooter's AR-15 the Most Popular Assault Weapon in America.” It’s a look at how Walmart became the top seller of firearms and ammunition nationwide. As his story was going to press, Walmart pulled the weapon from its website, but it's still on shelves in about 1,700 stores nationwide. The article appears in the January 7-14 issue of The Nation.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guns, Guitars, and Presidental Pals

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Walmart is the nation’s top seller of both firearms and ammunition. Reporter George Zornick tells us how the chain retailer helped make the AR-15 the most popular assault weapon in the country. Singer-songwriter and celebrated guitarist Richard Thompson talks about his latest album, “Electric.” British pop icon Lulu discusses her career, her hits like “To Sir With Love” and “Shout,” and making her U.S. debut. Plus, Jeffrey Frank looks at the complex relationship between Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon.

Radio Rookies

Teens and Guns: Reflections from Radio Rookies

Thursday, January 31, 2013

WNYC

We decided to check in with Rookie Graduates in different communities to ask them how they feel about guns. They rated how easy it is to get a gun in their neighborhood on a scale of 1 to 10 [1 being very easy, 10 being very hard]. 

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Radio Rookies

Op-Ed: Still Living in Gun City

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

"I am a life-long resident of Bushwick, Brooklyn - a beautiful community besieged by gun violence" - Jesus Gonzalez.

*Mr. Gonzalez will be live chatting about gun control and school safety with Radio Rookies and Youth Radio from 1-2pm.

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The Takeaway

Gabby Giffords Addresses Senate on Gun Control

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

There was drama and division on Capitol Hill today in the first Congressional hearing on gun control since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last month. Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, has been following the hearings from Capitol Hill.

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WNYC News

New York Gun Owners to NRA: 'Sign Us Up'

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WNYC

For 14 years, Harry Jacobs has spent just about every weekend at a gun show, signing up members for the National Rifle Association.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | January 28, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Pre-Trial Hearings Begin at Guantanamo Bay | Families of 9/11 Victims Face Their Grief in Guantanamo Trials | Gun Show a Test Case for New York's New Gun Control Laws | Former NFL Quarterback Steve Bono on his Financial Life After Football

The Brian Lehrer Show

Up To Speed

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Our series of interviews with the area's newest representatives continues with Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries. Plus: NPR's Andy Carvin on live-tweeting breaking news; Paul Barrett continues our month-long series on Guns in America; and why more area Catholic schools are closing.

On The Media

In Harm's Way

Friday, January 18, 2013

The massacre in Newtown has sparked a national debate about gun control. But usually, when a child falls victim to gun violence, it’s not in a comfortable suburb, and its coverage is confined to the metro page. At New York Public Radio, our producing station, reporter Kathleen Horan’s current assignment is to profile every child killed by a gun in New York City. Her series is called In Harm’s Way. Kathleen talks to Brooke about her project. 

 

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WNYC News

Gun Found in 7-Year-Old's Backpack at Queens School

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A handgun has been found in the backpack of a 7-year-old Queens elementary school student, police said.

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The Takeaway

How Florida Legislators Are Responding to the Newtown Shooting

Thursday, January 17, 2013

We've been following responses across the country to last year's string of mass shootings. Our last stop, Texas, focused on the story and activism of Suzanna Gratia Hupp, who said that a mass shooting she witnessed in Texas would have turned out differently had she been allowed to carry a gun.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Pushing Back

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

New York State has agreed on legislation that would require mental health professionals to report patients who are likely to be dangerous and allow law enforcement to confiscate any guns they might have. Hear what it could mean for privacy and the patient-doctor relationship. Plus, questioning whether disaster aid should be on-demand; statistics explained; the new Congresswoman from Queens Grace Meng; and what to do when the doctor says your child is obese.

The Takeaway

New York Legislature Moves on Gun Legislation

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ahead of the Obama administration's attempt to get some changes in gun laws, the state of New York has staked a claim first. The legislature there responded to the Sandy Hook tragedy with a late night vote that went 43 to 18. Some are calling it the the most restrictive gun control law in the country.

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WNYC News

In High-Crime Brownsville, Albany Debate on Guns Feels Long Overdue

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

In Brownsville, Brooklyn, the neighborhood with some of the highest crime rates in the city, news of impending state gun legislation is met with tepid optimism.

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The Takeaway

How Mass Shooters (and Everyone Else) Get Guns

Monday, January 14, 2013

In 2010, according to the Department of Justice, around 80,000 Americans were denied guns because they lied or provided inaccurate information about their criminal histories during a background-check, but just 44 of those people were charged of committing a crime. Could this present a new avenue for the Obama administration's attempt at fighting gun violence? Reporter Anne Mostue of WGBH explains.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | January 14, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

How Mass Shooters Get Their Guns | Kerry, Hagel Could Bring Vietnam Service to Obama's Cabinet | U.S.-China Relations in Obama's Second Term | What Should Boys Be Taught About Rape?

On The Media

Corrections

Friday, January 11, 2013

We take a moment to correct two recent mistakes.

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The Takeaway

Gawker Publishes the Names of People Who Own Guns in New York City

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

A growing number of news organization have responded to the recent incidents of gun violence by publishing lists from public records of the names and — sometimes the addresses — of gun owners in communities in the Northeast. Randy Cohen was the writer of The Ethicist column for The New York Times Magazine for 12 years.

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WNYC News

Gawker Posts Names of NYC Gun Permit Holders

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

WNYC

Weeks after The Journal News made the controversial decision to publish the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Rockland and Westchester counties, a celebrity and entertainment website has released the names of people licensed to own a gun in New York City.

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