Red, Blue, and Brady

Red, Blue, and Brady

Welcome to a unique podcast experience! Red, Blue, and Brady, brought to you by one of the oldest gun violence prevention organizations, delves into current events and personal stories, unraveling America's firearm crisis. Join hosts JJ and Kelly as they engage survivors, activists, academics, politicians, and more in insightful, occasionally humorous discussions. Explore our nation's enduring gun culture, its consequences, and the collaborative efforts of Brady and its allies to combat gun violence.

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May 29, 2024 44 mins

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On May 29, 1994, the Dix family's life was irrevocably altered when Kenzo, a beloved and vibrant fifteen-year-old, was tragically shot and killed by a friend playing with an unsecured firearm. In this episode, hosts Kelly and JJ delve into this heart-wrenching story with Griffin Dix, Kenzo's father, through excerpts from his poignant book, "Who Killed Kenzo: The Loss of a Son and the Ongoing Ba...

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Join us for an insightful discussion uncovering the impactful efforts of the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention. RBB hosts Kelly and JJ are joined by Brady President Kris Brown, along with Deputy Directors Greg Jackson and Rob Wilcox. Together, we analyze the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, delve into challenges surrounding victim compensation and legislative gaps, and highlight strides in firear...

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Award-winning journalist and author Ioan Grillo brings us face-to-face with the consequences of US gun policies on our southern neighbor in a discussion about his book "Blood Gun Money: How America Arms Gangs and Cartels." As Grillo unfolds how arms trafficking fuels the fires of gang and cartel violence in Mexico, we come to understand the stark contrast between Mexico's strict gun laws and th...

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Amid the heavy burden of today's societal pressures – from the lingering effects of the pandemic to the omnipresent weight of social media – our youth are wading through unprecedented mental health challenges. In today's podcast, we sit with Dr. Kurt Michael (Senior Clinical Director) from The Jed Foundation (JED), diving into the urgent topic of youth firearm suicidality. As a former academic dedic...

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When Jonathan Brocco, a school administrator, got involved in gun violence prevention, it was after a mass shooting rocked his school community — one of his students had lost a brother in the 2018 Waffle House mass shooting. Sadly, soon Jonathan would be directly impacted, when his father Charlie passed from firearm suicide in February of 2019.

In the wake of that combined trauma, however, Jonathan c...

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Uncover the hidden layers of New York City's youth gun culture with the Center for Justice Innovations' Basaime Spate (a Community Based Research Coordinator),  Javonte Alexander (a Senior Research Associate), and Elise White (Interim Senior Director of Research and Policy), who, along with Rachel Swaner (Research Director), created the groundbreaking report, "Two Battlefields: Ops, Cops, and N...

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In his latest book, Armed Citizens: The Road from Ancient Rome to the Second Amendment​,  Dr. Noah Shusterman posits how the question isn't the existence of the right to bear arms, but rather, about determining the specific individuals or groups entitled to bear arms. With host JJ, Dr. Shusterman details how, during the American Revolution, Americans needed to, and did, depict their conflict as a battle ...

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What if we told you that the key to preventing gun violence in youth lies not just in legislation, but also in acknowledging and addressing the root causes of trauma? Kelly and JJ sit down with  Dr. Sonali RajanPresident of the Research Society for the Prevention of Firearm-Related Harms (and also, as you'll learn, about a million other things!).  Our conversation orbits around the interconnection be...

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Kelly and JJ tackle the  harsh realities of gun violence, health inequity, and trauma surgery with our extraordinary guest, Dr. Brian Williams. Dr. Williams offers a unique perspective on these gripping matters, drawn from his personal experiences as a trauma surgeon in safety net hospitals. Together we discuss what led to Dr. William's writing his book " The Bodies Keep Coming: Dispatches from a Bl...

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When it comes to talking about "gun culture" in the US, it's time challenge our understanding and reshape the discourse. This week. hosts Kelly and JJ sat down with with David Joy, a North Carolina native, award-winning novelist, and gun owner. This episode is a deep dive into how some folks form a collective relationship with firearms, a connection rooted in hunting traditions yet challenged b...

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Scott Charles, a trauma outreach manager at Temple University Hospital, joins hosts Kelly and JJ to share about his own experiences with gun violence and the impact it's had on his role in preventative care. We delve into the importance of personal narratives and the power they hold in humanizing statistics related to firearm injuries, while also uncovering the raw reality of the trauma bay, revealing it...

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After his mother, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, was killed in the Mother Emanuel AME church shooting in 2015, Chris Singleton became a beacon of resilience and unity in the face of unthinkable tragedy. His story of losing his mother in a horrific hate crime and then transforming that unimaginable pain into a life dedicated to combating gun violence and racism is both heartbreaking and awe-inspiring. As he takes...

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Are you ready to challenge long-held beliefs? Brace yourself as we take a hard look at the deeply ingrained myths of gun violence, with Devin Hughes, the founder and president of GVPedia, a nonprofit that specializes in gun violence research. Together we unpack and challenge the notion that defensive gun use is widespread and beneficial to society, trace back the origins of the myth "an armed society is ...

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Gun violence has tragically become the leading cause of death amongst children in the United States. We explore this alarming reality with our esteemed guest, Dr. Chethan Sathya, Director of Northwell Health Center for Gun Violence Prevention. Together, we unravel the proactive steps the healthcare sector is taking to protect our most vulnerable, using tools such as judgement free screenings and surveys. Thro...

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Gun violence takes a massive toll on the US healthcare system and medical professionals. To discuss how, hosts Kelly and JJ were joined by Dr. Christine Petrin and Dr. Babak Sarani, who shed light on this pressing issue. Together, we delve into the emotional and physical ramifications, illustrating the stark reality through a heartbreaking story of a patient who suffered gunshot wounds on multiple occasions. ...

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Actress and activist Piper Perabo joins to highlight the unique power of storytelling and narrative as a tool for organizing and bringing about change. Together, we discuss Piper's passion for promoting safe storage on film and television sets, as well as how fighting for gun violence prevention is itself an intersectional act. From sharing safety concerns with families to sparking conversations around f...

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Actress, podcaster, and activist Caitlin McHugh Stamos joined hosts Kelly and JJ to discuss social good campaigns, gun safety in entertainment, and the power of language - all with an eye on our shared responsibility to tackle gun violence. We dissected the role of entertainment in shaping societal norms, particularly with respect to gun use, as well as role of emotions in decision-making and how it could be ...

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Writer, producer, and director Matt Nix (True Lies, the Good Guys, Burn Notice) shares his unique perspective on the Show Your Safety campaign, and how Hollywood can be a change-driver by encapsulating messages of responsible gun ownership within captivating (and realistic) storylines. With JJ, Matt breaks down how crafting narratives on responsible gun ownership and gun safety messages isn't impossible,...

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How can theater become a powerful tool for activism, particularly in the fight against gun violence? Join us as we discuss this topic with our special guest, Michael Cotey, a theater director and the Artistic Director of ENOUGH! Plays to End Gun Violence. Inspired by young people, their experiences with gun violence, and their fight for change, we explore Michael's journey of developing the project and h...

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How can storytellers in media play a critical role in preventing gun violence? Actor Adam Brody joins us to share his insights on Hollywood's influence on gun culture and the power of storytelling to change hearts and minds. As an actor, Adam recognizes the impact that the stories we tell can have on shaping people's perceptions and the importance of having a higher level of conversation about gun v...

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