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Granite Staters Reflect on the Newtown School Shootings

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Days after one of the most deadly school shootings in history many Granite Staters remain numbed, scared and angry. How could something like this happen... again? How could someone be that cold to kill innocent first grade children?  What can be done so this doesn't ever happen in the Granite State, or anywhere else? Today get your thoughts, questions and suggestions?

Guests

  • Donna Decker - Professor of English at Franklin Pierce College who teaches a course on school shootings. She's also currently writing a book about the issues surrounding the December 6, 1989 shooting at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec.
  • David Finkelhor - Director of the Crimes against Children Research Center, Co-Director of the Family Research Laboratory and Professor of Sociology at UNH.
Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.

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