Capital Report: 06-17-2016

Jun 17, 2016

Here’s a sonic portrait of how Floridians across the state have been uniting in a show of support for victims and community members impacted by the devastating attack in an Orlando club.  Regan McCarthy prepared this audio montage.

Human drama was everywhere the night of the Orlando shooting. Patience Carter and her friend had made it out of Pulse. But as the shots rang out in the night they realized a third friend was missing. Together they went back inside. Amy Green from member station WMFE in Orlando reports on what happened next.

Experts say very young children shouldn’t be exposed to graphic coverage of the Orlando mass slaying, but they also urge the kids get straight answers. Karen Lockard, a licensed clinical social worker and grief therapist in Tallahassee, talks with Florida Public Radio’s Jim Ash about the best way to discuss the tragedy with children.

Even though some individual Muslims and mosques in Florida have been the target of death threats following the Orlando tragedy, Sascha Cordner reports many of those “targets” are responding by condemning the attack and vowing solidarity with their fellow Americans.

The guns used to kill at least 49 people in an Orlando gay club were purchased legally. In the wake of the largest mass shooting in recent US history, Kate Payne looks into Florida’s gun laws.

The mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub shooting has garnered an outpouring of support from around the county and the world. But not every condolence has been welcomed.  Lynn Hatter reports on the clash between some gay rights activists, and conservatives over an appropriate response.