This program is 29 minutes long
(Chicago: John Yang) The gang-related mass shooting at a neighborhood basketball court reviewed; photo shown of 3-year-old victim Deonta' Howard, whose uncle was shot to death 4 days ago; details given about other shootings in Chicago last night and the increased police presence in troubled neighborhoods; shooting statistics cited; map shown. [MAN, Deonta's grandmother Semehca NUNN– comment.] [Police superintendent Garry McCARTHY- says military-type weapons belong on battlefields.] [University of Chicago Crime Lab Harold POLLACK- says it is not Dodge City here.]
(Washington: Peter Alexander) The views of Medstar Washington Hospital Center Dr. Janis Orlowski, who spoke out in frustration after the massacre at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC, on gun violence presented in the wake of the mass shooting last night in Chicago. [ORLOWSKI – says she refuses to believe mass killings are our future; says we have to talk as a community about mental health and individuals in crisis.] [Trauma surgeon Dr. Christine TRANKIEM- comments on treating trauma victims.]
(White House: Chuck Todd) The Congress over the budget and Obamacare updated; details given about what will happen if Congress fails to agree on a budget. [Speaker of the House John BOEHNER – says the American people don’t want the government shut down and they don’t want Obamacare.] [Senator John McCAIN – says we will not defund Obamacare.] [Representative Tom GRAVES- comments.] [In Missouri, President OBAMA – criticizes House Republicans.] The cost to taxpayers if the government shuts down cited.
(New York: Katy Tur) The frenzy over Apple’s new iPhone 5s featured; scenes shown of people in line; photo shown of an arrest outside a Pasadena store, where a fight broke out. Layoffs for BlackBerry noted.
(Oklahoma City: Chelsea Clinton) The surge in the Bible’s popularity with the release of the YouVersion app featured; map of where people are opening the app in real time shown. [Pastor Cesar AROCHA, 4 youth CONGREGANTS – comment.] [YouVersion founder Bobby GRUENEWALD- notes the opportunity to change how this generation engages in the Bible.]
(Boulder: Joe Fryer) The volunteers called “mudslingers” who are helping Colorado flood victims shovel mud out of their homes and clean up after the disaster featured; details given about the use of social media to connect volunteers with people who need help. [VOLUNTEER, donateboulder.org Scott HINERFELD, flood victim Debbie SETLOCK- comment.]