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The Brian Lehrer Show

Talking About Not Talking About Mass Shootings

Friday, December 13, 2013

A year after the mass shooting in Newtown, executive editor of The New Atlantis, Ari Schulman, asks what we've learned from these types of crimes that could make them less frequent. In his piece, he considers whether it might help to "deprive the killer of an audience."

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The Takeaway

Gun Sales on the Rise a Year After Newtown

Friday, December 13, 2013

Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary. The desire to prevent a tragedy of this scope from ever taking place again is one shared by many Americans. But a year later gun laws are no stricter, and gun sales are on the rise. Robert Draper, contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, writes about the legislative battle over gun control in this week's magazine.

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WNYC News

NY's Public Pensions Still Invest in Guns

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Almost a year after the mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, New York’s public pension funds still hold shares in gun manufacturers.

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Schoolbook

Challenging School Year Comes to a Close

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

By midday Wednesday the school year officially will be out for summer. And, while educators say each year has its highs and lows, many concede the 2012-2013 year was especially packed with challenges.

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WNYC News

School Doors Close on a Tragic Year

Friday, June 21, 2013

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June 21 is the last day of school for students at Sandy Hook Elementary. The year is finishing with four first-grade classes, down from five, after a gunman killed 20 students in December. One Sandy Hook family, whose daughter just finished first grade at the school, describes their recovery as taking "two steps forward and two steps back."

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WNYC News

Newtown: Six Months Later

Friday, June 14, 2013

There was a subdued mood in Newtown, Conn. Friday, six months after six educators and 20 children were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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WNYC News

Newtown Leaders Vote to Raze Sandy Hook Elementary and Rebuild

Monday, May 13, 2013

In Newtown, CT, a task force made up of local elected officials voted unanimously last Friday to tear down and rebuild Sandy Hook Elementary School on the same site where a gunman massacred 20 children and six adults last December. 

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WNYC News

After Boston, Reflecting on Social Media and Disasters

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

When two bombs went off at the Boston Marathon last week, many people turned to Twitter and Facebook for information.

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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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WNYC News

Newtown Families Lobby Lawmakers as Vote Nears

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

As the Senate prepares to vote on a gun control measure, relatives of victims of the Connecticut school shooting have been in the nation's capitol making a personal plea.

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WNYC News

Connecticut Legislature Passes Gun Control Bill

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Following a total of more than 13 hours of respectful and at times somber debate, the Connecticut House of Representatives and State Senate voted in favor of the 139-page bill crafted by leaders from both major parties in the Democratic-controlled General Assembly.

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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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WNYC News

Conn. Lawmakers Announce Agreement on Gun Control

Monday, April 01, 2013

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Connecticut lawmakers have reached an agreement on a gun control proposal almost four months after a school shooting in Newtown left 20 kids and six educators dead.

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WNYC News

Connecticut Lawmakers Close to Vote on Gun Control

Monday, April 01, 2013

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Connecticut lawmakers are poised to vote this week on a gun control bill almost four months after the deadly shooting rampage at an elementary school in Newtown.

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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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WNYC News

Warrants Released in Sandy Hook Shooting Investigation

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Warrants that investigators used to search the home and car of the man who shot and killed 26 people inside a Newtown elementary school were released Thursday morning, as well as information about the ongoing investigation. The documents were sealed for 90 days during the investigation. 

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WNYC News

Biden, Speaking in NY, Supports Assault Weapons Ban

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Relatives of shooting victims from Newtown, Conn., stood with Vice President Joe Biden as he spoke at New York's City Hall in favor of an assault weapons ban.

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New Jersey News

Christie Takes Aim At Gun Violence and NRA

Thursday, January 17, 2013

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In response to the Newtown, Connecticut mass shooting, Gov. Chris Christie has appointed a panel to evaluate current gun laws in the state.

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WNYC News

Gun Deal Close in Albany

Monday, January 14, 2013

New details are emerging on gun control legislation that lawmakers say could be passed as early as Monday in what would be the nation's first gun control measure after the school shooting in Connecticut.

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Schoolbook

Arm the Schools? NYC Educators and Parents Respond to NRA's Proposal

Friday, December 21, 2012

The NRA's proposal to put armed security guards or police officers in every public schools was mostly met with outrage by parents, teachers and educators in New York City. We have a roundup of views plus one Staten Island parent's call for using retired police officers to bolster school security.

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