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The Umpqua Aftermath And Other School Shootings


It happened again, and this time in our backyard: a person brought a gun to an educational institution and opened fire. 

The Thursday mass shooting at Umpqua Community College is only the latest in what seems like a never-ending series of events involving guns and schools. 

Several guests join us in this hour to talk about this specific incident, but more broadly, what--if anything--we understand about the perpetrators and their motivations. 

Eugene's Joe Lieberman, who wrote two books on school shootings, joins us. 

We also gain the insight of public safety and counseling officials from Southern Oregon University.


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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.