The mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon was the 294 mass shooting this year. Piers Morgan, the U.S. editor at large for TheDailyMail.com and the former host of "Piers Morgan Tonight" on CNN, has openly advocated stronger gun control laws, and in the process he's become an enemy of right wing conservatives. Morgan is now back in the United Kingdom, but he's still thinking about American gun violence. Today on The Takeaway, he argues that the NRA's worst enemy is knowledge, and that the movement to not name gunmen behind mass shootings is exactly what the NRA wants.
Dr. Thomas Insel has led the National Institutes of Mental Health for 13 years, but he'll soon step down for a job at Google Life Sciences. Here, he discusses brain science developments and why our "badly broken" mental healthcare system.
Over 300 million Americans have access to guns. That's over 75 percent of this nation. In light of those figures and the record number of mass shootings in America, we asked listeners like you why Americans should own guns.
The Broadway revival of the play "Spring Awakening" stars a mixed deaf and hearing cast, and features American Sign Language captions and signing. It also features the first performer in a wheelchair in the history of Broadway.
The Takeaway examines a new fair pay law in California, we examine the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and look at some revisionist history in Texas.