Since Columbine On April 20, 1999 a school shooting in suburban Denver shook the country.Now, 20 years after the shooting, some kids who survived it are having kids of their own. A generation of America's children have gone through lockdown drills. There have been more mass shootings, which have created thousands of survivors knit together in a network. Columbine created a need to feel supported and created a need to understand how to stop the next "Columbine."Hosted by Colorado Public Radio reporters Andrea Dukakis and Nathaniel Minor, this podcast series tells stories of how one shooting changed America and what we've learned since.
Since Columbine

Since Columbine

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On April 20, 1999 a school shooting in suburban Denver shook the country.Now, 20 years after the shooting, some kids who survived it are having kids of their own. A generation of America's children have gone through lockdown drills. There have been more mass shootings, which have created thousands of survivors knit together in a network. Columbine created a need to feel supported and created a need to understand how to stop the next "Columbine."Hosted by Colorado Public Radio reporters Andrea Dukakis and Nathaniel Minor, this podcast series tells stories of how one shooting changed America and what we've learned since.

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BONUS: A Musical Legacy

Within days of the Columbine High School shooting, University of Colorado band students wanted to help and organized a commission for a new piece of music for the high school band. The piece, "American Elegy," by composer Frank Ticheli, premiered a year after the shooting. Since then it's been performed over 10,000 times.

The School Building Itself

Many who get fixated on the Columbine High School shooting stay in dark corners of the internet, but sometimes they move into the real world and they make the trek to the school in Littleton, Colorado "to feel it, touch it, see it, experience it."

President Clinton On How Columbine Shook America

Former President Bill Clinton talks about his role in consoling the nation after the shootings 20 years ago, and insight from historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Barbara Perry about how other U.S. presidents have also played the role of "consoler-in-chief" after national tragedies.

Rise Together

Survivors of the Columbine massacre didn't know at the time that there would be so many other shootings that followed: Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Navy Yard, and more. Initiated by a group of Columbine alumni, survivors of each shooting are now banded together, in a new kind of family that works together to re-learn how to live.

Locks, Lights, Out Of Sight

Lockdown drills have become prolific since the Columbine High School Shooting, but they can traumatize students, even though there's no real attack. Is it worth it, given that researchers don't even know if drills are effective?

What We've Learned About School Shooters

In the 20 years since Columbine, researchers have dedicated themselves to studying potential shooters and teaching others how to spot them. They believe that assessing individual threats — based on psychology and behavior — can prevent attacks.

Survivor Parents

The student survivors of the Columbine shooting are now in their mid- to late-30s, and many now have families. Raising your own children as a survivor presents a unique set of challenges, like how and when to tell them your story, or what to do when dropping them off at school sets off a panic attack.

Trailer: 'Since Columbine' A School Shooting That Changed America

Twenty years ago, a school shooting in Littleton, Colorado shook the country.

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