Red, Blue, and Brady

Red, Blue, and Brady

From one of the longest standing national organizations advocating for gun violence prevention, Red, Blue, and Brady combines the best of current events and personal narratives, exploring the epidemic of gun violence in America. Survivors, activists, writers, and politicians join for an insightful, and at times humorous, discussion about the country’s love of guns, the repercussions that come as a result, and efforts to find a middle ground within the movement to prevent gun violence. Learn the whys and hows, but most importantly, what is being done and still needs to be done to stop this epidemic. ... Show More

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JJ is joined by Kyleanne Hunter, who in addition to her work as VP of programs for Brady, is a US Marine Corps combat veteran who served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as an AH-1W “Super Cobra” attack pilot. They're chatting today with Read more

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JJ casts alone today, talking about elections, anniversaries, and #thisisourlane, in this, a weekly wrap up gun violence and gun violence prevention for the week of November 2nd to November 8th.

Today in this wrap-up, you'll learn about:

  • why the Virginia election matters so much; 
  • what a a special session of the Virginia legislature means;
  • the Fort Hood shooting;
  • The Thousand Oaks sh... Read more

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  • JJ, JP, and Christian team up to talk about Virginia elections--namely, how a gun violence majority got elected in Virginia for the first time on record. If Virginia is now a state for gun violence prevention lovers, what does that mean?

    Today in this Minisode, we cover:

  • what a gun violence prevention majority means;
  • why the Virginia election matters so much; 
  • why do people keep saying "if w... Read more

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  • JJ and Christian are joined by Chris Hurst, a journalist, former news anchor, and politician of the Democratic Party currently serving as a Read more

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    All the gun violence prevention news that we could fit in this, a weekly wrap up for the week of October 26th to November 1st. This week, JJ covers mass shootings yet again, how guns in even the most trained hands can sometimes go horribly wrong, laws in Pittsburgh that were struck down, bizarre news from the NRA coming out in court, and finally, calling out awesome Team Enough member Arielle Geismar for her great work. 

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    Should you let your kids play with realistic toy guns? Let them have a realistic toy gun as part of their Halloween costume? Why have toy guns gotten more and more realistic? Are toy guns more regulated than real guns? Why did all of our childhood toys involve melting things?! 

    Kris Brown, President of Brady, and Kelly Sampson, Counsel at Brady, join JJ to weigh in on this spooky subject.

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    News reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward were shot and killed on live television on August 26, 2015. Since then, Alison's father, Andy Parker, has fought for gun violence prevention. He also has taken on online trolls and hoaxers who maintain her death was somehow staged, and the platforms (like Google) that are used to host the video of Alison and Adam's death. Andy joins JJ and JP to discuss all this a... Read more

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    All the gun violence prevention news that we could fit in this, a weekly wrap up for the week of October 20th to October 25th. This week, JJ tackles the anniversary of the Tree of Life shooting, the continued stories on the shooting of children, an art exhibit to commemorate those killed, and finally, a lot of plans from politicians on how to solve the nation’s gun violence problem.

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    It's a phrase no mother ever wants to hear--

    "Don't do it Daddy, don't shoot Mommy!"

    And yet, it's what Kate Ranta heard on November 2nd, 2012. Today, she joins JJ and JP in studio to talk about her autobiography, Killing Kate: A Story of Turning Abuse and Tragedy into Trans... Read more

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    In 2013, Greg Jackson was a young man working as the Southern Regional and Gun Violence Issue Coordinator for the nonprofit Organizing for Action, a grassroots organization committed to moving forward with President Obama's agenda of empowering people in their own communities to fight and move forward on key issues. He also then became the victim of random gun violence. In this podcast, Greg joins JJ and special guest Christ... Read more

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    All the gun violence prevention news that we could fit in this, a weekly wrap up for the week of October 13th to October 19th. This week, we're talking about a great gun violence prevention hero we lost, the latest democratic debate, the continuing carnage in Chicago, the dangers of road rage, gun violence prevention art in Rockefeller Center, teachers learning how to triage gunshot wounds, a strange, violent video played at... Read more

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    Concerned with urban violence and the 100 Americans we lose each day to it? If so, this is an essential minisode for you. We're here with Thomas Abt, a leading researcher of urban violence whose work focuses not only on this epidemic's causes, but its solutions as well -- and whose plan could potentially reduce gun homicide rates by 50% in just eight years. Join us as we talk about his book Read more

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    Joan Peterson became a gun violence prevention activist after she lost her sister, Barbara Lund, to domestic violence. Barbara and her boyfriend, former Iowa state legislator Kevin Kelly, were shot and killed in her home in August 1992 by her estranged husband. Today, Joan tells JP and JJ about her long history of being an activist, why extreme risk prevention orders need to be passed into law, why background checks matter, and ... Read more

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    All the gun violence prevention news that we could fit in this, a weekly wrap up for the week of October 6th to October 12th. This week, we’re talking about CEOs doing the right thing, politicians in Ohio doing the wrong thing, the murders of two young men, the Kansas city bar shooting, and finally, to end on a high note, what you can do this week to push bi-partisan gun violence legislation. It’s been a busy week, let me tell y... Read more

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    Kirsten Englund was driving to visit her son in college when she was shot and killed at an overlook on the side of the road. Brady Legal took up Kirsten’s case to seek justice for her family. Hear about the case and the legal precedent it set. 

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    Ivy Schamis was teaching a Holocaust class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas when a gunman opened fire killing 17 people, two of who were in her classroom. Ivy recounts the day’s events, the emotional aftermath, and shares why she is an advocate for stronger gun laws. 

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    For the first full length episode of Red, Blue, and Brady a longtime friend of the Bradys, Representative Tony Coelho joins us. Representative Coelho talks to us about his time as majority whip when the Brady bill was first introduced, the Bradys’ legacy and the intersection of gun violence prevention and disability rights. 

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    All the gun violence prevention news that we could fit in this, a weekly wrap up for the week of September 29th to October 5th. This week, we saw survivors take a stand, TikTok take over, a video game supporting advocacy, and the launch of something new to deal with a problem that’s only increasing every minute. 

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    Every day, 8 children and teens are unintentionally injured or killed due to family fire — a shooting involving an improperly stored or misused gun in the home that results in death or injury.  Kyleanne Hunter, VP of programs for Brady and US Marine Corp combat veteran, talks with us about the campaign to End Family Fire and how everyone, including gun owners, must be involved to create a future free from gun violence.

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    Luigi the service dog made it easier for teachers and students to come back to school after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida. Hear about the role of service animals after tragedy and the story of Luigi from one of his biggest fans, Ivy Schamis--survivor and teacher at MSD. 

    For more information on PAWS and their amazing work, check out https://www.goldenpaws.org/about/.

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