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This edition: Gun Control: Ignoring the Inner City?

Episode Details

Original tape date: January 14, 2013.

First aired: January 16, 2013.

This week, gun control. New York City’s murder rate is at a 40-year-low but the pop of gunfire is still a regular sound in neighborhoods like Central Harlem, Brownsville or East New York. There were nearly 1,500 shootings in New York City last year, 414 dead. Philadelphia: 324 dead. In Chicago’s schools alone, 319 students were shot, 24 of them fatally. Why not more attention to the cities and these victims? And, would gun control do much to save those lives? Brian interviews Robin Holmes-Myers, project director of a Harlem-based violence prevention program, Operation S.N.U.G., and David Cole, professor of constitutional law and criminal justice at The Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Irwin Redlener evaluates New York’s health system and whether it’s ready for the next Hurricane Sandy or, flu epidemic. Dr. Redlener directs
the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and co-chairs Governor Cuomo’s newly-formed New York State Ready Commission.

After a recent protest against censorship by Chinese journalists, Madeline Earp, senior researcher at the Committee to Protect Journalists dissects the government’s response and next steps.

Recovering 15 years of precious digital archives after Hurricane Sandy: Jonathan Minard, resident, and executive director, Patricia Jones of Eyebeam Art+Technology Center in Chelsea, join Brian in studio to discuss salvage techniques.

Guest List

David Cole Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Madeline Earp Committee to Protect Journalists

Robin Holmes-Myers Project Director, Operation S.N.U.G. - Harlem

Patricia Jones Executive Director, Eyebeam

Jonathan Minard Resident, Eyebeam

Dr. Irwin Redlener, M.D.

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