Seg. 1: Audience Takes Sides During Kansas City Gun Program. Seg. 2: Teaching 9/11 As History.
Segment 1: American Public Square panelists agree on securing firearms in the home and little else during conversation on ways to prevent children dying from gun violence.
According to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, every day in this country seven children die from gun violence: four are murdered, three die from suicide and one is killed unintentionally. In a search for common ground when it comes to protecting our kids from gun violence, KCUR and American Public Square teamed up for "Up in Arms: Kids and Guns." Today, we listened to excerpts from the panel discussion that had audience reactions breaking the Square's civility rules.
- Karen Randolph, legislative lead for the Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
- Dr. Shayla Sullivant, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Children's Mercy Hospital.
- Robert VerBruggen, deputy managing editor at the National Review.
- Kevin L. Jamison, attorney and author of "Missouri Weapons and Self-Defense Law."
Segment 2, beginning at 28:58: How educators talk about 9/11 to students not alive or too young to remember terrorist attacks.
It's been seventeen years since planes flew into the towers at the World Trade Center, long enough now that students in K-12 schools have no memory of that day. So what are they taught about 9/11? Today, one history teacher told us about pushing students to examine the event that left them growing up in the shadow of terrorism.