Airs Friday, June 20, 2014 at 9:00 PM on 90.3 WCPN
Guns in America takes a look at three very different stories around gun control in the United States: Ruxandra Guidi hears from Sharletta Evans, an African American mother from Denver, who lost her 3 year old boy, Casson, in a drive by shooting some years ago. Sharletta ended up befriending the teenage killer’s mother and went on to forgive him and to campaign for his release from prison. She is now a very outspoken advocate of gang intervention and restorative justice in Colorado. Dmae Roberts and Skye Fitzgerald venture across Oregon in the wake of the Clackamas mall shooting, and hear about people’s fear of violence, rational or not, that drives the fierce opposition to gun control. It is a little known fact that in the United States more gun deaths are due to suicide than homicide. Kelly Jones and Lu Olkowski explore the legacy of one such suicide to find out what happened to the fiancée left behind, to friends, to the law enforcement officers and to the guns themselves.
Community/Human Interest, Courts/Crime - Fire/Law Enforcement, Terrorism, Government/Politics