How Sales Of Bump Stocks Have Changed Since The Vegas Shooting, How Prescription Drug Prices Are Affecting Wisconsinites

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In this Oct. 4, 2017 file photo, a shooting instructor demonstrates the grip on an AR-15 rifle fitted with a “bump stock” at a gun club in North Carolina. AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File

It’s been about a year since a Las Vegas gunman used assault rifles, modified with bump stocks, to fire at an outdoor music festival. We take a look at the legal status and availability of bump stocks a year after this deadly mass shooting. We also consider how to talk to young people about sex education and consent as movements like #MeToo and #WhyIDidntReport are ongoing. Then, we turn to our latest conversation about the WPR News project, Beyond the Ballot, with a focus on how Wisconsinites feel about prescription drug prices.

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  • One Year After Vegas Shooting, What's The Status Of Bump Stocks?

    In October of 2017, a Las Vegas gunman used assault rifles modified with bump stocks to kill 58 people and wound hundreds. Since then, there have been numerous calls to regulate bump stocks on the federal level, and President Trump says that a ban is coming soon. A reporter joins us to look at the legal status and availability of these devices one year after the nation’s deadliest mass shooting.

  • Amidst the #MeToo, #WhyIDidntReport Movements, How Do We Talk About Sex Education?

    In an era of #MeToo and sexual assault allegations, what should good sex education entail? Our guest has advice for parents and educators looking to navigate the waters of 21st century sex-ed, and says that conversations about consent, boundaries and body positivity are crucial.

  • Beyond the Ballot: Prescription Drug Price Edition

    This election season, Wisconsin Public Radio is meeting people where they are, in their communities, to talk about the issues that matter most to them. As part of our ongoing conversations about the Beyond the Ballot project, we look at how Wisconsinites are dealing with prescription drug prices.

Episode Credits

  • John Munson Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • Alex Yablon Guest
  • Bridgit Bowden Guest
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director

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