Since tasers were introduced in the late 1990s, they have become commonplace among law enforcement officers nationwide. Peter Eisler is a journalist with Reuters who’s behind a new project that digs into the reality of tasers and if they’re actually as safe as they were promised to be.
In a check of regional news, the El Capitan monolith in Yosemite National Park experienced two massive rockfalls last week, one of which claimed the life of a British tourist at the base of the cliff. One of the pieces of rock that sheared off was described as “as big as an apartment building."
University of Arizona President Robert Robbins says the school has hired a law firm to conduct an independent review of allegations against an assistant men’s basketball coach. But in a column, John Feinstein, sports columnist for the Washington Post, writes that college coaches are control freaks, and says corruption like what’s being alleged now has been going on for years.
When we are afraid, we typically act. We run away, we shout, we lash out. Fear is a great motivator, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, there is a downside to acting out of fear alone.
As the investigation continues into Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, organizers of Phoenix’s Lost Lake Festival say they’ll “continue to work closely with Phoenix law enforcement officials to assess our safety and security protocols to ensure we host the safest event possible."
The intersection between the NRA and country music has existed for a long time and points to the complexity of gun culture in America. Jonathan Bernstein, contributing writer for The Guardian, joins The Takeaway to look at the history of the relationship and how the NRA has used country music to extend its brand.
After one of its basketball coaches was caught up in nationwide scandal involving influence and money on NCAA coaches and athletes, the University of Arizona has initiated an independent review and hired outside counsel.
Public safety and city officials in Las Vegas held a vigil Tuesday night to say thank you to community members for the outpouring of support they’ve shown this week after Sunday's mass shooting. About 200 people were at the vigil.
A U.S. district judge recently ruled in favor of foster children bringing a class action lawsuit against the Arizona's Department of Child Safety. The complaint said the state did not provide the children needed access to healthcare, had a shortage of family foster homes and was slow investigating complaints.