Designing safer schools doesn't mean turning them into military bunkers. That might have been an easy remodel back when schools were built like jails, filled with "cells" and controlled by bells. Today's schools are open, flexible spaces that allow students to combine and recombine into groups that learn from each other as much as they learn from the teacher.
Most of us spent the weekend following the coverage of Friday's tragic mass killing in Newtown, Conn. Have you changed your mind on gun control? Were you pro-gun rights until last Friday? Ross Reynolds takes your calls.
Following one of the worst school shootings in the country's history, what's already being done and what can be done to keep guns and violence out of classrooms? We talk with Mike Donlin of Washington state's School Safety Center. Then, we hear from former Seattle City Councilmember Tina Podlodowski about how Washington state could lead on gun control at the ballot box.
The country's latest episode of mass casualty gun violence has shaken Newtown, Connecticut, where 26 people, including 20 children, were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday. Speaking from the White House, an at-times emotional President Obama said "we have been through this too many times." We talk with Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn about schools, safety and guns. We'll also talk about other city business, including the proposed South Lake Union rezone and last week's hearing on coal trains along the Seattle waterfront. Share your thoughts at 206.543.5869 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.