An interview with the keynote speaker at our October 22nd annual dinner will be aired on Sacramento's Capital Public Radio Insight program between 9-10 AM and again between 7-8 PM on Wednesday, November 1, the one month anniversary of the Las Vegas mass shooting.
The interview with Joshua Sugarmann, who is the founder and executive director of the Violence Policy Center in Washington DC, was recorded at the CPR studio the morning after Mr. Sugarmann delivered his keynote address on the topic, Gun Violence in America: A Preventable Epidemic. (Click on this link to read the full text of his speech.)
During the broadcast on November 1, the interview can be heard in the Sacramento area on KXJZ 90.9 FM; in the Tahoe/Reno area on KKTO 90.5 FM; in the Stockton/Modesto area on KUOP 91.3 FM, and in Quincy on KQNC 88.1 FM. The interview can also be heard via live streaming from any site with internet access during the broadcast and for approximately 7-10 days afterward through the CPR Insight archives.
We know from past experience that the radio station will receive complaints from the gun lobby about the interview with Mr. Sugarmann, who has been condemned by the NRA as being "the most effective anti-gun rabble rouser in Washington DC." After listening to the interview yourself, please contact CPR either by phone at (916) 278-8900 or by email by clicking on this link, and please let the station know your opinion about the interview and about the importance of public radio devoting more air time to publicizing the need for the adoption of stringent gun control laws in our country comparable to the laws that have long been in effect in every other high income democratic country of the world.