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Regionally Speaking: Gun Culture and Policy

Indiana University

Following the tragic shooting death of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) employee, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra declared that gun violence has become a “public health crisis” in America. And many community members are speaking out asking for legislative changes in gun ownership to help curb the number of mass shootings across the nation. Lakeshore Public Media will spend the next few months speaking with experts as well as policymakers about the Second Amendment as well as the underlying trauma that may be building up.  Joining hosts Dee Dotson and Tom Maloney to discuss his latest column for the Indiana Business Journal as well as a course Gun Culture and Policy is political scientist Pierre Atlas, a senior lecturer at the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI .

Columns written by Pierre Atlas, Ph.D. on the topic of guns
Pierre Atlas: Students focus on keeping guns from bad people https://www.ibj.com/articles/pierre-atlas-students-focus-on-keeping-guns-from-bad-people
Pierre Atlas: Reasonable reforms should be discussed https://www.ibj.com/articles/pierre-atlas-reasonable-reforms-should-be-discussed
Pierre Atlas: Romanticizing the Wild West revises history https://www.ibj.com/articles/pierre-atlas-romanticizing-the-wild-west-revises-history

As co-host and producer of Regionally Speaking, Dee is responsible for connecting with northwest Indiana community newsmakers to share their stories with the Lakeshore Public Radio listening audience. She believes in the power of storytelling to engag, teach and change lives. Prior to working at Lakeshore Public Radio, Dee enjoyed giving her time, talent, and resources to various community organizations. Dee believes in servant leadership. Her favorite quote is "Leadership is service not position." by Tim Fargo.
As Vice President of Radio Operations, Tom is responsible for overseeing Lakeshore Public Radio. He oversees the radio station’s programming, as well as news. He was instrumental in bringing several different genres of music to Lakeshore Public Radio.