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March 08, 2013 6:54 PM

On the Line

Published March 08, 2013


Everybody’s talking on HashtagVOA.

From hard issues to hot topics, HashtagVOA explores what people are talking about on social media. And it’s a program in which you, the viewer, can join the worldwide conversation through Facebook and Twitter.  Host Cal Perry engages top experts to provide answers to your questions. The program airs each Tuesday at 1730 UTC on www.voanews.com and continues daily @HashtagVOA on Twitter and www.facebook.com/hashtagvoa

This Week's Program:

#Guncontrol #Gunviolence
The United States has the highest gun ownership rate in the world, and thousands of Americans are killed by firearms every year. On this week’s HashtagVOA, we take a closer look at what drives Americans to violence of this magnitude, the psychology of mass murder, and the role of the media in their coverage of such shootings. How much information should be shared? The problem is huge, and the answers are not clear.
Dave Cullen: Author, “Columbine”, New York
Max Abrahms: Professor, NorthEastern University, Boston
Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith: Psychotherapist, Bethesda