Gunning For Education  

On 1st August 2016, Texas became the first big American state to allow students aged over 21 to carry concealed handguns on campus. Ian Peddie explores the impact of the new law. This change is seen by many as a litmus test and, despite a few smaller states already having similar laws, where Texas goes America often follows. As with all American gun debates the issue is divisive, with many seeing this moment as pivotal in framing the nation's political and cultural relationship with weapons. Most educators in Texas oppose the legislation, Texas Senate Bill 11 (SB11). They fear an impact on teaching, where contentious topics such as religion and philosophy may now be avoided. But after notorious shootings at Virginia Tech, Columbine and the University of Texas, some students welcome the ability to defend themselves. British born Assistant Professor Ian Peddie has lived and worked in the USA for over 25 years. SB11 will change the context under which he lives and works and it's in that knowledge that he explores the impact of the new campus carry laws. We follow Ian into class at Sul Ross State University for the first day of the new law's introduction. On campus Ian meets students, faculty, and the police to gauge the mood of these new times. Later, Ian hears from protestors for and against the new law at the huge University of Texas in Austin. In a noisy atmosphere, the arguments are good natured but passionate. Throughout the programme Ian examines the fears, claims and discussions being held across universities, the state, and the nation. It will be illegal for lecturers to ask students if they are carrying weapons but it remains to be seen how that 'knowing but not knowing' might affect the class. A Like It Is Media production for BBC Radio 4.

**New Decline of the West Podcast** #4 Overwhelming and Collective Murder  

New Decline of the West Podcast here. Didn't plan this, but had to get at you after the madness of the last couple days. Didn't plan on posting any more to the MartyrMade feed, but I liked this discussion so I thought I'd share it. If you like it, please subscribe to The Decline of the West. If not, tell me to get lost and wait for the next MartyrMade, which is on its way!

On July 26, 2016, two young French Arabs announcing themselves as "Soldiers of ISIS" burst into a French church during morning Mass. You know the rest.

On the same day, a 26-year-old Japanese man stalked through the halls of a Japanese hospital for the mentally disabled to carry out a plan he had outlined to the Japanese government in February letter.

Something has shifted beneath our feet, and we might be cracking up.

Listen on iTunes.

Get John's book, The Age of Catastrophe, to read about the Aum Shinrikyo attack on the Tokyo subway system, the Columbine spree killers, the sinking of the Titanic, the Bhopal chemical disaster, and much more.

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*BONUS EPISODE #2 Spree Killers – Dallas, Orlando, Columbine*  

*NOTE* I jacked up the audio levels on this episode. Sorry about that. It is straightened out for the next episode.

This is the last time I'll push The Decline of the West through my MartyrMade feed, at least until something changes, but I wanted to speak directly to you guys and gals one last time as I get this thing started.

We hadn't planned to release another episode for two weeks, but with the recent events in Dallas, TX (for future readers of this post, it's July 10, 2016, and a black nationalist gunman recently murdered five police officers, wounded seven more, who were protecting a Black Lives Matter protest march in the city), we had a few thoughts we wanted to share. I won't give it away, but I will say that we hardly skimmed the surface of all the dark pools we could have, and probably will eventually, dive into as this hot summer slouches toward the 2016 US presidential election.

If you like The MartyrMade Podcast, I really think you should head over to The Decline of the West website and subscribe to the new one I'm doing. The Decline of the West will be a bi-weekly (for now, maybe more later) podcast in collaboration with my friend John David Ebert, and it is going to be an opportunity for me to connect with everyone on a more regular basis. As I'm stuck in my dark and dingy apartment researching and preparing MartyrMade, it can get pretty lonely, and I would love the opportunity to be able to reach out and interact with my MartyrMade listeners in a looser, more informal manner on a regular basis.

On The Decline of the West, I will be providing regular updates on my progress on the next MartyrMade, and I'll be able to break down issues and questions you send my way as they come in, rather than trying to load them into a MartyrMade episode that comes out only every couple of months. We're getting our feet under us a bit in these early shows, but just wait until we get a-rockin' and a-rollin'... Things are happening, and we're gonna get to the bottom of it all. So seriously, subscribe to MartyrMade, because it's a cool show and we all love it, etc etc, but MartyrMade is so research intensive that it's going to keep a schedule somewhat similar to Hardcore History (although, to be honest, I match Dan's schedule despite having a full-time day job and  90 minute commute, so I don't know what time he's getting out of bed!). Subscribe to Decline of the West and we'll be able to talk about contemporary issues and current events in real time.

Thanks again, it still blows me away that I'm typing these words and there are some of you out there who are actually looking forward to reading them. It feels undeserved, but I'll continue to work my ass off to earn your attention as best I can.

Listen on iTunes here!

Other listening options coming as soon as I get a spare half hour from work!

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Dr. Park Dietz - The Psychology of Murder  

Dr Park Dietz has been named as one of the top ten psychiatrists of all time. He is a forensic psychiatrist who has consulted and testified in some of the US's highest profile criminal cases including Jeffery Dahmer, The Unabomber, Andrea Yates, and John Hinckley Junior, who attempted to assassinate then president Ronald Reagan. He has also consulted in the area of mass shootings - looking into the motivations behind such attacks as the Columbine shootings - and the most recent shooting in Orlando. Dr. Dietz talks with Wallace about his career in criminology, what makes people kill, and why the media sometimes doesn't help by reporting mass shootings.

Malcolm Gladwell wants to make you cry  

Malcolm Gladwell, New Yorker columnist and author of "The Tipping Point," talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about his new podcast, "Revisionist History." Gladwell thinks his new foray into audio will have a more emotional effect on listeners than his columns and books, because "you feel with your ears and you think with your eyes." He also discusses how he wandered into a job at the Washington Post in the 1980s and the proliferation of mass shootings in America, from Columbine to this week's tragic attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

Murder in Bangladesh  

Insight, colour and analysis. In this edition: the authorities deny IS or al-Qaeda is active in Bangladesh but others believe a spate of vicious killings there is the work of Islamist extremists; after Columbine, Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook, American schools are now having to rehearse what they'll do if their place of learning comes under gun attack -- but the precautions aren't always a comfort to parents; there are now hundreds of thousands of Syrians taking shelter from the war in neighbouring Jordan - their presence is having a marked effect on the Jordanian economy and on its peoples' eating habits; we meet a man in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania who tells us how the country's new president is providing his country with inspirational leadership at last. And surely covering the Cannes Film Festival is a thoroughly pleasant experience? Only up to a point, apparently. We hear a story of status anxiety and snobbery, indignity and humiliation

Episode #632: The New Phil Hendrie Show  

Police recruit Dave Oliva and yoga instructor Deane Wheeler kick the week off with talk about Bin Laden and yoga... Then for the BSP Classic Hour from May 2000, Gay journalist Doug Dannger joins the program to talk about the "hilarious" Columbine Training videos that were recently issued. Don't forget to grab tickets for Phil Hendrie and Friends, May 6 at the Hollywood Improv Lab! Thank you! And remember to post your favorite line from today's show with the hashtag #worldofphil on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and get in the running for some free crap! Go beyond the podcast with a Backstage Pass to the official Phil Hendrie Show website. Receive up to $150 in free gifts when you sign up! With a Backstage Pass, you'll receive the daily podcast completely ad-free along with the daily pre-show commentary with Phil. You'll also receive access to our vast 20,000+ hour comedy archives, the exclusive Saturday BSP-Only show, the exclusive BSP-Only Classic Podcast, our daily HD webcast, character clips, Lions football archives, weekly chats with Phil, and much more! And with up to $150 in free gifts for new members, there's never been a better time to sign up for a Backstage Pass!

IM1562: Buch “A Mother’s Reckoning”  

Am 20. April 1999 betraten Eric Harris und Dylan Klebold gegen Mittag die Columbine High School in der Nähe von Denver. Sie töteten 13 Menschen und verwundeten 24 weitere teils schwer. Anschließenden töteten sich die...

Der Beitrag IM1562: Buch “A Mother’s Reckoning” erschien zuerst auf Insert Moin.

Filmland 2016-04-13  

Ingen tvivl om at amerikaneren Michael Moore ikke er mange selvdøde sild værd som klassisk dokumentarist eller journalist. Hans revsende film, 'Bowling for Columbine' og 'Capitalism - A Love Story', kan snildt affærdiges som tendentiøs følelsesporno. Men der er heldigvis andre måder at anskue Moore, fx som satiriker eller filmisk klummeskribent. Hvem af de sider af Michael Moore har skabt hans nye film 'Where to Invade Next?' spørger Filmland, der også anmelder bl.a. repremieren på storfilmen 'Doctor Zivago' og den nye actionbombe, 'Hardcore'. Tilrettelæggelse: Per Juul Carlsen. (Sendes også torsdag 19.03, lørdag 6.03 og søndag 1.03).

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Episode 21: Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the Presidential Race, and Malcolm Gladwell on School Shootings  

This week: Julia Louis-Dreyfus says that, in light of the 2016 Presidential race, “Veep” is now like a “sombre” documentary; Malcolm Gladwell looks at the subculture behind post-Columbine school shootings; and we explore the rumor that Alexander Hamilton’s ghost resides in an old house in Manhattan.

Weekend Woman's Hour: Julianne Moore, Author KM Peyton, Musician and designer Beth Ditto  

The Oscar winning actor Julianne Moore talks about her role in the film Freeheld. Lots of people have been asked to celebrate 'great mothers' on the social media 'motherhood challenge'. But is this just a smug fetishisation of motherhood, pushing it as an ideal of womanly perfection? And what about those women who can't or choose not to have children. We discuss with journalist Flic Everitt and Jody Day founder of Gateway Women a support network for women who are childless by circumstance. The author of Flambards, KM Peyton, tells us about her latest novel Wild Lily and why she continues to be obsessed by horses. In 1999, two teenagers armed with bombs and guns walked into their school and began shooting. Twelve children died at Colorado's Columbine High while another 24 were injured in what was then ' the worst school shooting in history'. Sue Klebold's son Dylan was one of the boys who carried out the attack. She describes her love for her son and attempts to find a reason for the tragedy. Women often feel self-conscious about facial hair but it's very common. We discuss why is it something that we still don't talk openly about with Dr Sam Bunting a cosmetic dermatologist and Laura Cofield a PhD student at Sussex University who is writing about a cultural history of body hair removal in 20th century Britain. How do adults with a learning disability make friends and relationships in a safe environment? We hear from Mandy and Jay who met through a charity called Stars in the Sky in Hampshire. Beth Ditto the lead singer of the cult American band Gossip and outspoken LGBT activist talks about her new plus size fashion line. Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed Editor: Beverley Purcell.

Columbine Shooter's Mother Reckons With Guilt And Loss  

17 years ago Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris went on a shooting rampage at Columbine High School, killing 13 people and injuring 24. Dylan's mother, Sue Klebold, has written a memoir recounting the massacre and her experience "living in the aftermath of tragedy."

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Cartoonist Jacky Fleming; Mother of Columbine killer; Fall in number of childminders  

Iconic cartoonist Jacky Fleming talks about female genius and her first book in 10 years The Trouble with Women. Sue Klebold, the mother of one of the Columbine killers talks to Jane about living with the pain caused by her son. In 1999, two teenagers armed with bombs and guns walked into their school and began shooting. Twelve children and one teacher died at Colorado's Columbine High while another 24 were injured in what was then 'the worst school shooting in history'. Sue Klebold's son Dylan carried out the carefully planned attack along with Eric Harris before they shot themselves. Speaking in a rare interview, she describes her love for her son and attempts to find a reason for the tragedy. The number of childminders in England has dropped by 10,000 in the past five years, putting pressure on childcare places and raising costs for working parents. Why are so many deciding to leave the work? Flouting the dress code: being yourself or just plain rude? Hilary Alexander and Lucy Mangan discuss. Presented by Jane Garvey Produced by Jane Thurlow.

La tuerie de Columbine : l'épidémie des armes à feu en Amérique  

durée : 00:55:07 - AFFAIRES SENSIBLES - par : Fabrice DROUELLE - Il y a 16 ans, partout dans le monde, on apprenait avec stupéfaction la mort de 11 lycéens et d’un professeur, tués par deux gamins de 18 et 17 ans. Désormais ces meurtres de masse sont devenus des marronniers de l'actualité américaine. - invités : Johan Hufnagel - Johan HUFNAGEL co-fondateurs de - réalisé par : Fabrice Laigle

On San Bernardino  

Hours before Wednesday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, a group of physicians petitioned Congress to end the so-called Dickey Amendment, a nearly twenty-year-old ban that effectively prevents the CDC from researching gun violence. Brooke talks with Todd Zwillich, Washington Correspondent for The Takeaway, about the history of the ban and its current political state.

And: as the names of the victims are being released to the public and their families struggle to make meaning from their incalculable loss, they often find they must learn how to manage the media to achieve their goals. The template for that kind of PR savvy was established back in 1999, after the massacre at Columbine High School, as Karen Duffin reported for us a few years ago. 

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03.12.15 Nyheter fra vitenskapen  

Blomsten Columbine bruker døde insekter for å lokke til seg beskyttelse Hjerneåret er ved veis ende- hva har skjedd siden Moserekteparet fikk Nobelprisen? Vitamin D kan redde verdens tyngste papegøye - kakapoen Reportere: Line Hødnebø og Mats With

Free Talk Live 2015-11-14  

Super Columbine Massacre RPG Creator Danny Ledonne Joins Us to Discuss Being Banned From College Campus :: ISIS Attacks in Paris :: Muslims Fighting ISIS :: Nuking the Middle East :: Cop Gets Job Back After Viciously Attacking Man :: Carpet Bombing :: Police Under Attack? :: Innocents Killed in War on Terror :: Immigration Fearmongering :: Police Take Down Peaceful Vet in Wheelchair :: Gun Free Zones :: Drug Prohibition :: Pragmatism :: HOSTS - Ian, Mark

The Zac FTP Interview  

This week on No Jumper I interviewed Zac from FTP aka FUCK THE POPULATION, a so called "anti streetwear" streetwear brand from Los Angeles. Zac is only 21 and he has been making big moves over the past couple years, amassing a sizable fan base and pissing off streetwear elder-statesmen at every turn. Follow No Jumper on Soundcloud: and iTunes: 00:45 Starting a brand 03:30 The Columbine tee 05:30 Streetwear 07:30 Beefing with The Hundreds 10:30 Fredo Santana & Yung Gleesh 13:50 Odd Future 15:20 Slim Jesus 18:30 Beefing with Ian Connor 21:00 Soulja Boy 24:00 HUF 29:00 Fairfax 32:40 Drugs 36:30 Cut n sew 39:30 Hypebeastin’ 41:30 Negativity Follow @ftp @zacftp and @onsomeshit on Twitter Follow @zacftp, @fuckthepopulation and @adamtwentytwo on Instagram

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Episode 251: A Perfectly Good Sin Chicken  

South America has become a safe haven for the Catholic Church’s alleged child molesters. The Vatican has no comment   Oklahoma Pre-K teacher allegedly calls being left-handed ‘evil’ and ‘sinister’   Michigan GOPer: Planned Parenthood teaches sex ed so they can drum up more abortion business   'I Don't Believe In Women Voting': Theodore Shoebat Declares That 'Women Have No Place In Politics'   Facebook Troll Strikes Again to Defend Rainbow-Colored Doritos   Rick Santorum: Kim Davis is like victim of the Columbine massacre   Staver: Gay Marriage Is Leading America 'Into The Very Pit Of Hell'   Carly Fiorina won the GOP debate, but fact checkers will have a field day Jewish chicken-slaughter ritual gets OK from judge

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