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Money Talking

Money Talking: Socially Responsible Investing After Newtown

Friday, December 21, 2012

A week after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, the mass shooting continues to have a ripple effect in the conversation around guns, even in the financial community. 

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On The Media

Interviewing Kids In the Wake of a Tragedy

Friday, December 21, 2012

A lot of criticism was leveled at the press for interviewing the child survivors of the Newtown school shooting in its immediate aftermath. Bob talks to WABC-TV reporter Bill Ritter about whether it's ever appropriate to interview a child in the moments after a disaster of this nature, and whether the very act of interviewing a child could contribute to the childrens' trauma.

Emiliana Torrini- Dead Duck

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Prospects for New Gun Laws

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Richard Dunham, Washington correspondent for the Houston Chronicle & Hearst Newspapers, talks about the president's call for legislation to stem gun violence and the changing politics of gun control.

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The Takeaway

Why Own a Gun?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A portrait of gun owners in America is a lot like a portrait of Americans as a whole — diverse. But in the wake of the Newtown shooting, many Americans are wondering if our gun culture at large is to blame for such unthinkable violence. Kyle Cassidy is a photographer and author of "Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes." He crossed the country three times asking Americans, "Why do you own a gun?"

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WNYC News

McCarthy, Gun Control Advocate, Says Newtown 'Hit the Heart of Everybody'

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy has been calling for gun control since her husband was among the six people killed during a mass shooting on the Long Island Railroad in the late 1990s — and she told WNYC on Wednesday that she thinks the Newtown shooting is enough to move the needle.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Backs Obama's Gun Violence Task Force

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that he's encouraged by the news that the Obama administration is creating a task force whose goal is to generate proposals to reduce gun violence.

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The Takeaway

Company that Made Adam Lanza's Assault Rifle Up for Sale

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The firearm manufacturer Freedom Group produced some of the weapons used by the Washington, D.C. sniper in 2002, by James Holmes in Aurora Colorado, and by Adam Lanza in Newtown Connecticut last Friday. Who is behind this company? New York Times reporter Peter Lattman profiles the organization, and explains what the company's future might hold.

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It's A Free Country ®

Watch: President Obama on Policy After Newtown

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

President Obama speaks about the policy process the administration will pursue in the wake of the Newtown tragedy. Watch the remarks and read a transcript below.

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The Takeaway

Gun Control Proposals and the Second Amendment

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Politicians across the political spectrum have proposed new gun control measures since the Newtown shooting, but how would the ideas on the table fit into Supreme Court decisions regarding the Second Amendment? Adam Liptak, Supreme Court reporter for Takeaway partner The New York Times, says, "The main obstacles to the passage of such measures is likely to be politics, not constitutional law."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Crowdsourcing a Mental Health Policy

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

We asked for your thoughts about how we should change the way we deal with mental illness in this country. Here's some of the highlights of what you told us.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: School Security - Not Gun Control - is what we Should Learn from Sandy Hook

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Our most important reaction should be rationally taking steps that will stop these kinds of attacks in the short term, and better security in our schools should be the first step.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Can We at Least Make it a Little Harder to Get Killed in America?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

When Americans say "gun control," we mean "gun inconvenience." We mean "gun paperwork." We mean "filling out gun forms."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Black Guns After the Sandy Hook Shooting

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Michael Moss, New York Times reporter, talks about the use of firearms in Newtown, Connecticut, and how resistant the area has been to gun control.

Constitutional law professor at UCLA and author of: Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America (W. W. Norton & Company, 2011)

Adam Winkler, Constitutional law professor at UCLA and author of:  Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America, explains what we know about the weapons allegedly used by the shooter Adam Lanza, what black rifles are and why they are so popular.

 

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The Takeaway

Congress Loses Its Most Senior Senator, Replaces DeMint, Debates Sandy Aid

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich has the latest on potential gun control legislation in Congress, with the death of the Senate's most senior member, more on the Hurricane Sandy relief bill, South Carolina’s new Senator, John Kerry for Secretary of State, and the fiscal cliff.

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WNYC News

In Newtown, The General Store Becomes A Grieving Town's Front Porch

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The General Store in Newtown, Connecticut, is playing a central role following the mass school shooting last week.

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WNYC News

Former Governor Eliot Spitzer: Go After Money Behind Gun Companies

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Private equity giant Cerberus Capital Management is planning to sell its stake in Freedom Group, maker of the Bushmaster rifle, following the Newtown, Conn., school shootings.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Reconsidering Mental Health in Newtown's Wake

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The tragedy in Newtown has raised questions about the state of mental health treatment in the U.S., especially among children. Nadine Kaslow, psychologist, professor and vice chair at Emory University, and president-elect designate of the American Psychological Association, and Steve Coe, CEO of Community Access, Inc., explain the difficulty in treating mental illness in children, and what changes to policy could make it easier.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Says Strengthen Federal Gun Laws, Close State Loopholes

Monday, December 17, 2012

Governor Cuomo says federal gun laws need to be strengthened, and he says New York State’s assault weapons ban has loopholes that need to be closed.

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WNYC News

Newtown Begins to Bury Its Dead

Monday, December 17, 2012

On Monday, the first funerals for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting took place. Two six year olds, Noah Pozner and Jack Pinto, were laid to rest.

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WNYC News

In Wake of Shootings, Ct. Governor Malloy Calls for Federal Action on Guns

Monday, December 17, 2012

Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy is joining the growing chorus of advocates calling for more federal action on gun control, in the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown last Friday.

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