From the archive 2015, Jan Haaken interviews Kathy Farr, professor emeritus at PSU, on her research on school shootings. She looks at middle and high school rampage shootings over the past 30 years and takes up some of the gender and social dynamics that seem to be driving these expressions of rage. They also discuss the inadequacy of simply calling for more mental health counseling. As mass shootings spike again across the US, this discussion is as relevant now as it was 6 years ago. This show originally aired in 2017. For more see the 2019 op-ed in the LA Times: We've studied every mass shooting since 1966. Here's what we've learned about the shooters and the 2020 op-ed in Truthout: Gun Manufacturers are Endangering Public Health. They Should Be Held Liable.
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