Trump’s Call For FBI Investigation, Need For More Inclusive School Safety Plans, The Nostalgia Trap

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Volunteers participating in a training exercise for an active shooter simulate exiting the main entrance of Hopewell Elementary School with injuries Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in West Chester, Ohio. Lakota Schools and West Chester police and fire personnel collaborated with volunteers to help stage “a sense of chaos” and ensure all the key players are ready for “a worst-case scenario.” (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Department of Justice’s inspector general is investigating a claim that the FBI spied on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. We look at what Trump’s allegation means for the Russia probe. Then, while active shooter drills are now commonplace practices at schools, they’re not as inclusive to students with disabilities as they could be. We learn more from our guest. We also take a look at why the nostalgic longing we feel for an idealized past could also serve to be a separating force between different racial and cultural groups.

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  • State Advocate Calls For More Inclusive School Safety Plans

    Run, hide, and fight is one method typically heard of when discussing active shooter drills. But is this considering all people? As Wisconsin starts accepting applications for grants to pay for school security upgrades, advocates are saying people with physical and mental disabilities need to be taken into consideration. We’ll find out what Wisconsin can be doing to better protect all students.

  • Being Too Nostalgic Might Not Be A Good Thing

    The term “good old days” is used frequently to evoke a earlier, often simpler time in our culture’s and country’s history. But our guest says that it can be dangerous to fall into a “nostalgia trap.”

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Marylee Williams Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Devlin Barrett Guest
  • Sally Flaschberger Guest
  • Stephanie Coontz Guest

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