Explaining school shootings to kids, Fandom and Star Trek

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Jay Anderson Jr.'s mother, Linda Anderson, holds a sign during a rally
Jay Anderson Jr.’s mother, Linda Anderson, holds a sign on Oct. 29, 2020, during a rally in Chicago. Special prosecutors are deciding Wednesday, June 1, 2022, whether to charge former Wauwatosa Officer Joseph Mensah, who shot and killed Anderson Jr. after discovering him sleeping in a park after hours in June 2016. Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo

A pediatric psychologist explains how we can talk to our children about school shootings. Then, the author of a new book shares how the “Star Trek” franchise set the example for fan culture.

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  • 'Star Trek' and the influence of its fan culture

    We discuss the history and culture of “Star Trek,” including how the rise of its fan culture set the example for future fanbases.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Ryan Britt Guest

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