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Monday, December 15, 2014

State Senator Vincent Fort of the 39th Congressional District and Jerry Henry, executive director of discuss and debate the findings of this latest research.

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A new survey from Pew Research shows that for the first time in 20 years, more Americans put a priority on gun rights than on gun regulation. What about you? Is owning a gun more valuable for protection than dangerous?

For the first time in decades, public support for gun rights has surpassed support for gun control. Host Celeste Headlee talks about the numbers with Jocelyn Kiley of the Pew Research Center.

Host Celeste Headlee delves a little further into public opinion on gun rights. She talks with Jerry Henry of and Democratic State Sen. Vincent Fort.

The U.S. Department of Education says black girls in public elementary and middle schools were suspended at a rate of 12 percent. That compares to just 2 percent for white girls. In Georgia, that gap is even wider. Host Celeste Headlee talks with New York Times reporter Tanzina Vega and attorney Michael Tafelski of the Georgia Legal Services Program.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is getting more than a billion dollars to help fund its fight against Ebola. Host Celeste Headlee talks with CDC spokesman Tom Skinner.

Host Celeste Headlee talks about holiday shopping scams with Gary Davis, a consumer cyber security expert with McAfee.

We are protected under the Fourth Amendment from warrantless illegal searches and seizures. But that wasn’t always the case.

We gained this protection in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case in 1961: Mapp v. Ohio. And we can thank an African-American woman named Dollree Mapp. She’s been dubbed by legal scholars as the “Rosa Parks of the Fourth Amendment.”

Mapp died recently in Conyers, Georgia. She was 91 years old.

Host Celeste Headlee talks about her legacy with Ken Armstrong, a reporter for The Marshall Project. She also talks with Carolyn Long, an associate professor of political science at Washington State University Vancouver.