March 22, 2018
On Saturday, Kelley and Shira will be marching in Washington DC, and Gretchen will be marching in Bangor, for the March For Our Lives to stand up and speak out against gun violence and demand safe schools. Because of that, we are taking this week off from a new episode and throwing it back to episode 7, when we had Shira join us to talk about this issue. As of publication, there was yet another school shooting, this time in Maryland, and it has been classified as domestic violence as well. On Saturday, March 24, there are 828 events scheduled worldwide to participate in the March For Our Lives, if you want to join us. We'll be back with a new episode next week!
This week, we have guest number two, Shira, a prosecutor (and new mom) who works on domestic violence and child abuse cases talking about links between domestic violence, homicide, and even mass shootings. She also gets some advice about going back to work after maternity leave!
Calif. gunman killed his wife before rampaging through community, trying to storm elementary school
Maine concert promoter pleads guilty to domestic violence charge, maintains he didn’t do it
Facing the Sins of the Democratic Party
Our Favorite Things!
Shira: The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country, Helen Russell
Kelley: Essential Oils - She mentions DOTerra, (the ones that Gretchen uses that are not MLM are from Plant Therapy)
Gretchen: Find My Friends the app that keeps track of everyone (if they let you)
March 1, 2018
Sarah Walker Caron is the mother of a survivor of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. She joins us and shares her experiences from that day, and in the years after. You also hear from Gretchen's daughters - one who was in 1st grade when Sandy Hook happened, and one who is in 2nd grade now, the same age that Sarah's son was when Sandy Hook happened - about lockdown drills. (Heads up, this one is definitely a heavy subject.)
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Mentioned on the podcast
Sandy Hook School Shootings
My son survived Sandy Hook. I want to tell him it won’t happen again, but I can’t.
School starts at new building for Sandy Hook kids
Sandy Hook Elementary School design finds safety, security in openness
PD: Man arrested for making threat at Sandy Hook Elementary School
Sandy Hook Elementary Students Return Day After Bomb Threat
Parkland Student Emma González Opens Up About Her Fight for Gun Control
Diane Alston's Twitter thread on 'remember, they are teenagers.'
Pennsylvania church plans a ceremony with AR-15 rifles — and a local school is getting students out of the way
Police: Ellsworth student who made threat had access to weapons
Oregon passes gun control bill aimed at domestic abusers
Ex-Maine police officers claim law enforcement failed in its duty to confiscate Lake’s guns
Kate Braestrup on The Moth: The Blessing
We’re used to experiencing mass shootings online. But Parkland brought us into the classroom.
March for Our Lives
The Briar Patch's teacher portrait project: "We are already armed."
Our Favorite Things
Kelley: Harvard Injury Control Research Center
Americans Widely Support Tighter Regulations on Gun Sales
Gretchen: Everytown for Gun Safety
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Giffords Courage to Fight Gun Violence
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Sandy Hook Promise