First, after a lifetime of working with the poorest children in America, Jonathan Kozol helps us understand their harsh realities, and the factors that help the most disadvantaged kids to thrive. Kazol is the author of, Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America.[ dur: 23 mins. ]
- Jonathan Kozol is an education writer, activist for children and an award winning author. He is the author of numerous publications including, Death at an Early Age, Savage Inequalities, The Shame of the Nation and Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America.
Then, on the Scholars’ Circle panel, in light of the shooting in Orlando, we look at how the meaning of the second amendment has changed since its introduction and what it may mean for today’s debate about gun laws. Our guests have traced the historical meaning of the second amendment from the very first days when it was drafted and proposed. [ dur: 33 mins. ]
- Michael Waldman is President of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. He is the author of POTUS Speaks: Finding the Words That Defined the Clinton Presidency, A Return to Common Sense: Seven Bold Ways to Revitalize Democracy, The Second Amendment: A Biography and his latest, The Fight to Vote.
- Adam Winkler is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. He is the author of Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America and the co-editor of Encyclopedia of the American Constitution.
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This program is produced with generous contribution from Ankine Aghassian, Melissa Chiprin, Tim Page, Mike Hurst and Sudd Dongre.