On this week’s 51%: the month of June is National Gun Violence Awareness month. We hear from Jaclyn Schildkraut, executive director of the Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium, about how the country’s epidemic is impacting children and schools. We also speak with journalist Jamie Stiehm about her mother’s book Janet Reno: A Life, chronicling the life and work of Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general. And our associate producer Jody Cowan tells us about a New York bill to give nail salon workers a seat at the table when discussing industry standards.
Guests: Jaclyn Schildkraut, executive director of the Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium and co-author of Lockdown Drills: Connecting Research and Best Practices for School Administrators, Teachers, and Parents ; Jamie Stiehm, journalist and historian.
You can learn more about Cornell University’s study on New York State’s nail industry here.
51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio in Albany, New York. Our producer is Jesse King, our associate producer is Jody Cowan, and our theme is “Lolita” by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue.