How to Talk to Your Kids About Mass Shootings

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Nov 8, 2017
  • 14:22 mins

Guest: Brooks Keeshin, MD, Clinician Researcher in the Division of Child Protection and Family Health at the University of Utah, Child Psychiatrist at the Center for Safe and Health Families at Primary Children’s Hospital, Salt Lake City A gunman’s rampage in Sutherland Springs, Texas, over the weekend is the latest in a string of mass shootings in the US. As parents, how do we explain these acts of violence to our children when they are becoming more and more common? How young is too young for a conversation about an event as unpredictable and terrifying as a mass shooting?

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How Self-Driving Cars Could Prevent Terror Attacks

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Guest: Jeremy Straub, PhD, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, North Dakota State University In the last 18 months, terrorists pledging allegiance to ISIS have made trucks their preferred weapons. More than 100 people around the world have been killed in nearly a dozen such attacks, including eight fatalities in New York last week. When someone uses a gun to kill lots of people, we immediately start debating gun control. Debating “vehicle control” after a terror attack seems preposterous, but what if the focus weren’t on controlling who can drive one? What if we focus on technology that would let the vehicle take control away from the driver who tries to steer the truck into a crowd of people?  The technology to do that already exists. The question is, do we really want our vehicles to be able to override us?

Guest: Jeremy Straub, PhD, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, North Dakota State University In the last 18 months, terrorists pledging allegiance to ISIS have made trucks their preferred weapons. More than 100 people around the world have been killed in nearly a dozen such attacks, including eight fatalities in New York last week. When someone uses a gun to kill lots of people, we immediately start debating gun control. Debating “vehicle control” after a terror attack seems preposterous, but what if the focus weren’t on controlling who can drive one? What if we focus on technology that would let the vehicle take control away from the driver who tries to steer the truck into a crowd of people?  The technology to do that already exists. The question is, do we really want our vehicles to be able to override us?