Brett Bass, a gun retailer and coordinator of Forefront Suicide Prevention's Safer Homes, Suicide Aware program, talks with a customer about firearm safety.
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Brett Bass, a gun retailer and coordinator of Forefront Suicide Prevention's Safer Homes, Suicide Aware program, talks with a customer about firearm safety.
Credit: Forefront Suicide Prevention/University of Washington

How firearms retailers talk about suicide

A conversation between a firearms retailer and a firing range renter about looking for customers who may be suicidal. A debate over a proposal to create a regional governing board to respond to homelessness in King County. And a movie theater that needs a hug.

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Firearms Retailers on Suicide

Bill Radke talks to Brett Bass, instructor at the Bellevue Gun Club, and Safer Homes, Suicide Aware Program Coordinator at Forefront Suicide Prevention at UW, and Robin Ball, owner of Sharp Shooting Indoor Range and Gun Shop in Spokane, about a UW study on how firearms retailers discuss mental health and suicide with customers.

King County Board to Address Homelessness

Bill Radke talks to Lauren McGowan, Senior Director of Ending Homelessness and Poverty at United Way of King County, and King County Councilor Reagan Dunn, about why they disagree over the county and City of Seattle's proposal for a governing board to address homelessness in the region.

David McRae, Ark Lodge Cinemas

Bill Radke talks to David McRae, owner of Ark Lodge Cinemas in Columbia City, about why he tweeted the cinema needs a hug.