Domestic violence and guns, Anthropocene epoch

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A gun in a holster
An attendee at a gun-rights rally open carries his gun in a holster that reads “We the People” from the Preamble to the United States Constitution, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Ted S. Warren/AP Photo

We talk to a gun law expert about a case coming before the U.S. Supreme Court over whether someone with a domestic violence restraining order should be allowed to own a firearm under the Second Amendment. Then, we learn more about why some scientists believe we’re entering a new era of Earth’s history marked by human impact on the planet.

Featured in this Show

  • Should domestic abusers have the right to own guns?

    The Supreme Court will decide whether a 1994 law that bans people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning guns violates the Second Amendment. A gun law expert explains.

  • Earth entering a new, human-caused, geologic age

    A panel of scientists are saying the planet is entering a new geologic epoch for the first time in civilization’s history: the Anthropocene. It’s also the first era sparked by humanity’s planetary impact. We talk with a UW-Madison Environmental Studies associate professor about the effects fo humanity on the planet.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Susan Liebell Guest
  • Elizabeth Hennessy Guest

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