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The Saugus High School Shooting, How To Help Children Process Trauma, Project Purple

Published November 14, 2019 at 3:05 PM PST
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Students reunite with their parents in Santa Clarita's Central Park after a shooting at Saugus High School on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019.
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Students reunite with their parents in Santa Clarita's Central Park after a shooting at Saugus High School on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019.

Saugus High School Shooting

This morning in Santa Clarita six students were shot at Saugus High School. Two of them have died. They were aged 14 and 16. KPCC's education reporter Kyle Stokes has been in Santa Clarita all morning, talking to students and their parents on the ground.


  • Kyle Stokes, KPCC Education Reporter

Saugus Shooting and Psychology

School shootings are rare occurrences but they've made headlines too many times in recent years. All of this begs the question again of how to process and how to talk to your children and other young people about what happened. Take Two explores how to talk about and help children process trauma associated with incidents like these.


Cathy Paine, school psychologist based in Oregon

Project Purple

The next few weeks on KPCC, you'll hear familiar voices reading the amendments to the Constitution.  LeVar Burton will read the amendment that ended slavery, while Danny Trejo reads the rights guaranteed for those accused of crimes. Plus, there's Shepard Fairey, Aubrey Plaza, Norman Lear and many more. It's part of the nationwide Purple Project for Democracy, a non-partisan campaign to recommit to democratic values and institutions. For this installment, public radio host Joshua Johnson, of 1A, recites the 24th amendment.

Youth Policy Institute

A Los Angeles based nonprofit has come under scrutiny in recent months for mismanagement of funds. According to reporting from the L.A. Times, the group's CEO spent 1.7 million dollars on personal expenses, including political donations, travel and furniture.


  •  David Zahniser, L.A. Times reporter 
  • Erin Bradrick, an attorney specializing in nonprofits

Military Domestic Violence 

A recent report found that the military often mishandles domestic violence on base, leading to fewer prosecutions and more danger for people who are abused. Some abused spouses say they’re not taken seriously and the process favors the abuser. Carson Frame reports for the American Homefront Project.

Solar Panel Homes

The California Energy Commission has declined to vote on a program to provide off-site solar energy for new housing. The proposal would have provided an alternative to the state mandate that all new homes be built with rooftop solar panels, starting in 2020. We find out why the vote was delayed.


  • Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times energy reporter 

Saugus Check-in

We've been bringing you news about the shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita. Six students were shot this morning — including the shooter. We get the latest from the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Santa Clarita where four victims were taken.


  • Robert Garrova, KPCC Reporter

Sudden Oak Death

A tree disease that has killed over fifty million oak species in California over the past two decades is on the rise. That's according to a recent U.C. Berkeley survey that studies the disease known as Sudden Oak Death. Researchers found that the number of infected trees nearly doubled since 2018... and in some areas... rates increased as much as 10 times compared to last year.


  • Matteo Garbelotto, the director of the U.C. Berkeley Forest Pathology and Mycology Laboratory

Throwback Thursday: Crossroads of the World

Crossroads of the Road is located on Sunset Boulevard and Las Palmas has been said to be America's first outdoor shopping mall. But did you know it has some secret crime roots, too?


  • Richard Schave, Esotouric Tours
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