Monday, July 21, 2014
By Sarah Gonzalez : Reporter, WNYC/NJPR
Gov. Christie encounters unfriendly territory on his trip to Connecticut where residents from Newtown showed up to protest his position on guns.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
By Richard Hake
Get in line for a free performance of Shakespeare in the Park's Much Ado About Nothing at the Delacorte theater in Central Park.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Although the killing 26 people at an elementary school remains incomprehensible, one journalist's conversations with a grieving father can give us insight into what went wrong.
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Friday, December 13, 2013
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Friday, December 06, 2013
Next weekend marks the anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook elementary, and the town of Newtown has asked that the press stay away out of respect for the grieving families and community. Brooke discusses media coverage in light of this request as well as the ethics of airing the recently released 911 phone calls with executive editor of NPR news, Madhulika Sikka.
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Monday, November 25, 2013
Since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly a year ago, more than 30,000 people in the United States have died from gunfire, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Slate. Kathleen Horan is a reporter at WNYC Radio. She profiled 10 children killed by gunfire in New York City in the past year in an attempt to put a face, a voice and a story to these statistics. Kathleen joins us today to discuss her findings.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
By Yasmeen Khan
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.
Monday, June 24, 2013
How do you get out of a movie you've already shot? That's the current dilemma for actor Jim Carey who announced he'll no longer support the film Kick-Ass 2, where he plays a leading role in the comic book sequel. Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday and co-host of the Takeaway Movie Date podcast, joins us to discuss the film.
Friday, June 21, 2013
By Yasmeen Khan
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."
Monday, April 01, 2013
By Robert Lewis : Reporter, WNYC News
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.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
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.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists discuss the White House plan to confront gun violence and the harsh reaction from the NRA. Plus, they preview the President Obama’s second inauguration. Then on the Culture Gabfest portion of the show, panelists talk about the incredible performances in Michael Haneke’s Oscar-nominated "Amour."
Friday, January 11, 2013
It's like the first day of school all over again for the staff and students of Scholars Academy. The school returns to its Rockaway Park building Friday for the first time since Hurricane Sandy hit the area.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
How truly cohesive is the U.S.'s mental health care system? And what can be done to ensure that those who need care most have access to it? Dr. E. Fuller Torrey discusses the shortcomings of the country's resources for the mentally ill.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio Political Gabfest panelists discuss how America might confront gun violence in the wake of the latest mass shooting tragedy in Newton, Conn, while on the Culture Gabfest panelists talk about Peter Jackson’s "The Hobbit" and whether its increased frame rate helps or ruins the movie.
Friday, December 21, 2012
By Beth Fertig
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.
Friday, December 21, 2012
The press has misreported a lot about the Newtown shooting, and if history is any guide, much of that misreporting will inform our memory of the event. In his book Columbine, Dave Cullen revisited that soul shattering school shooting 13 years ago. He tells Bob that our story of that event is largely frozen in early misreporting.
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