On the May 27th edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about what we can learn from police forces in other countries. Last year, British police fired their weapons just three times. Most police officers in Britain, Ireland, Norway, Iceland and New Zealand don’t carry guns, even when they’re on patrol. President Obama recently banned the sale of military equipment to local law enforcement agencies. How will this affect how US police handle conflict? What other changes should be made? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you. 

My reluctant relationship with guns

Jul 24, 2014

"What do you get out of shooting?" is a question with many layers here in the United States – a country that was founded, in part, on the right to bear arms. But that right comes with overwhelming responsibility and controversy. There are approximately 30,000 gun deaths in the U.S. every year. Many involve people who don't own guns, and many involve children. The nation seems torn, and even individuals who themselves want to own and shoot guns can find themselves conflicted.

Paintball: so good it hurts

Aug 5, 2013
Bastian Neumann 2009

In the world of extreme sports, paintball is pretty famous. There are leagues like The National Professional Paintball League, Paintball Sports Promotions, and many others outside of the United States. Here’s how it works: you run around with a paintball gun and shoot your enemy with pellets full of paint.  It sounds unsafe, but for the people who play say it’s fun and a great rush. KALW Student Reporter Christian Rose, an avid paintballer himself, headed out to the field to see just what’s so appealing about the game.

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Will Durst with a few choice words about the giant brouhaha resulting from Texas troopers confiscating tampons from female legislator gallery members during a debate on a bill that would outlaw most abortions in the state.