12-29-15 Nicole Sandler Show – 2015 in Guns, Gals and Guffaws

Nicole Sandler continues her look back at 2015, covering a lot of ground today: Cliff Schecter joins in to talk guns, mass shootings and the Tamir Rice travesty; Amy Simon brings the state of women in 2015; Julianna Forlano helps shine a light on the absurd news of the year (and there's plenty of that!)

Rape is Rape – in Cleveland or in the Military!

Yes, we had some technical difficulties on the show today, but I seem to have the problems fixed, finally.  We'll be back Monday with phones in working order. In the meantime, it was a good thing I had lots to talk about, as we weren't able to get any of our guests on the line. But we did talk a bit about the horrific revelations coming out of Cleveland's house of horrors - and the horrific reality of sexual assault in the US Military. Wired has the details on the Air Force Chief of Sexual-Assault Prevention's arrest on sexual battery [...]

Houses of Horror

Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh after the collapse which killed 803 people and counting Cleveland house where at least three women were allegedly held hostage, tortured and raped for over a decade      Worlds apart, these two real-life houses of horror each saw the end of their real-life horror stories within a couple of weeks. This morning, the death toll from the collapse of the Rana Plaza building, which housed five garment factories, in Bangladesh passed 800.  Eight hundred and three - and the number is still rising - souls lost in the worst garment manufacturing disaster in [...]

Guns in the News… Again… and Again…. and Again…

One of the saddest things I've heard recently was not only that a 2-year old in Kentucky was shot dead by her 5-year old brother with a "Cricket" gun that he had gotten as a gift, but that their grandmother told a local TV station 'It was god's will. It was her time to go, I guess.' The list of shootings that are described as "accidental" but are actually acts of extreme negligence goes on and on and on and on and on and on....  and so too many of them involve children too young to know better and certainly too young to [...]

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