gun violence

12:20am

Mon July 14, 2014
Politics

Your Call: How does the history of the Second Amendment shape today’s gun laws and gun culture?

On the July 14, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Michael Waldman, President of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and the author of the new book, The Second Amendment, a Biography. He writes that for two centuries the Second Amendment received little notices but in recent years it has been thrust to the center of Controversy. So what does the Second Amendment actually say? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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11:52pm

Sun June 22, 2014

12:00am

Thu May 29, 2014

4:57pm

Tue January 7, 2014
Education

Oakland high school confronts daily violence

Fourteen-year-old Trevor Watson, a freshman at Castlemont High School, stands in front of his home in East Oakland. He is a part of Youth ALIVE, an after school program where teens talk to younger kids about gang violence.
Brett Myers/Youth Radio

Castlemont High in East Oakland, looks like many other California schools – colorful box-style buildings with big windows – but inside, teacher Demetria Huntsman and several students are deconstructing a shooting that happened out front just 30 minutes before I got there.

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7:29pm

Mon April 15, 2013
Cops & Courts

What Richmond's drop in crime means for other cities

A man was shot dead at the Richmond BART station during rush hour.
Mariel Waloff

Residents in the city of Richmond are reeling from a recent shooting spree, including the murder of a 19-year-old. The city has had four homicides so far this year – all committed in public, all during the day. And there have been other daytime shootings. They’ve shocked city residents – because crimes like that are no longer the norm.

KALW’s criminal justice reporter Kyung-Jin Lee joined Holly Kernan in studio to talk about the crime drop in Richmond – and what other cities can learn from Richmond’s approach.

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