When Anderson Cooper’s mother, the designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, reached her 91st birthday, they began a correspondence, breaking a wall of silence between them. This 2016 conversation covered life in the spotlight, suicide, money, and grieving for a parent and a child. Vanderbilt Died in June at age 95.
NPR Justice Correspondent Carrie Johnson describes how the FBI and local authorities missed warning signals before the mass murder at a South Florida high school last week and the power of young people pushing for gun control.Then, former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, on what it will take redirect our politics and our economy toward the common good, and Diane’s commentary on the mass shootings in Florida.
- Robert Reich Professor of public policy, University of California, Berkeley; chair of the National Governing Board of Common Cause; and former secretary of labor under President Clinton.
- Carrie Johnson Justice correspondent, NPR
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