The Gun Talk: How to Broach the Topic of School Shootings With Your Children

The Takeaway

Here's what you'll find on today's show:

— In the wake of another tragedy, this time at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, where 10 people were killed, parents are trying to figure out how to have the gun talk with their kids. Conversations range from how to interact safely with firearms to a review of where to hide and how to protect yourself if a shooter enters your school.

— On Monday, the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, upheld a process known as 'mandatory arbitration,' which companies may use to bar workers from joining class action lawsuits. Traditionally, exclusion from these collective lawsuits has made suing over issues like wage theft and discrimination more difficult. The majority opinion was written by Neil Gorsuch and finds that the Federal Arbitrations Act, which says that employers must handle private disputes through the courts, holds precedent over the National Labor Relations Act, which says that employees have the right to sue employers collectively or through a class action.

— Back in 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the Kerner Commission to investigate the reasons for violence and unrest in the black and Latino neighborhoods in several American cities. When the commission’s report was released in 1968, it warned that the nation was, "moving toward two societies, one black, one white, separate and unequal." The commission was especially critical of the lack of diversity in the news media and the way in which it covered race and politics at the time.

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