On Dec. 14, a young man named Adam Lanza slaughtered 20 first graders and five adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, after killing his mother and before killing himself. The massacre stunned a nation grown used to mass shootings. The tragic loss of so many beloved children galvanized not one, but many national debates, including gun control, mental health, school safety and national politics. Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane has devoted many shows to the aftermath and consequences of the Newtown massacre, and we're posting them here.
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On Tuesday 2/19 and Wednesday 2/20, WHYY-TV and PBS explore a range of topics including guns in America, understanding the path to violence, analyzing the mind of a rampage killer, and a profile of Adam Lanza, the man behind the Sandy Hook massacre.
- Guns and politics
February 13, 2013 — Last night, before Congress and the nation, President Obama addressed the state of the union and outlined his second term agenda. He focused on the middle class, pledging action on creating jobs and growing the economy and proposed initiatives aimed [...]
- Guns and politics
February 11, 2013 — Vice President Biden is in Philadelphia today to hold a roundtable discussion on gun violence with law enforcement officials. He’s been leading the White Houses effort for tougher gun laws including a limit high capacity magazines, a ban [...]
- Philly Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey; then Barbara Laker on 'Tainted Justice' 4 years later
February 6, 2013 — Philadelphia Police Commissioner CHARLES RAMSEY joins us to brief us on his contribution to the Gun Violence Panel convened by Vice President Joe Biden and appointed by President Obama. That [...]
- Debating mental health legislation after Newtown massacre
January 25, 2013 — The massacre last month at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut galvanized the national conversation on gun control, but that wasn’t all. Family stories of shooter Adam Lanza’s mental health struggles – on the heels of mental [...]
- The Inauguration and Obama's next term
January 22, 2013 — Yesterday President Obama was sworn into his second term as commander in chief of the United States, something that has only happened to 16 other U.S. Presidents. The inaugural ceremony, though full of pomp and pageantry, didn't [...]
- Guns & gun laws, after Newtown, CT: US, PA, Philly
January 16, 2013 — In advance of President Obama’s much anticipated news conference later this morning outlining his agenda regarding gun and safety regulations in the wake of the horrific massacre in Newtown, Connecticut last month, we check in with three people [...]
- Gun violence in cross-hairs, in Philly & U.S.
December 27, 2012 — As many families gathered over the holidays, the issue most hotly debated and discussed was guns and gun violence in the United States. With the Dec. 14 massacre of 20 first-graders and seven adults in Newtown, Connecticut, still [...]
- National politics: Guns, fiscal cliff & more
December 21, 2012 — In this week’s national news roundup, Marty chats with two Washington D.C.-based journalists about the big two topics dominating the national political discussion this week: the Newtown, CT, massacre and possible gun legislation in response, and the "fiscal [...]
- Vanguard's Jack Bogle on investing in gun makers and ethical investing
December 18, 2012 — John Bogle tackles the concept of ethical investing, specifically in relation to guns, defense contractors and climate change. The exchange was prompted by a Facebook post from a Radio Times listener who challenged Bogle to defend the Vanguard stake in Smith & Wesson in light of the Newtown massacre.
- Perspective on the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy
December 17, 2012 — In an effort to provide thoughtful perspective on the tragic shootings that killed 20 children aged 6-7 and 6 educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, we’ll turn to three local professionals who study and work [...]