From Where We Are

From Where We Are: November 14, 2019

Annenberg Radio News is a student-produced show about news and culture through the lens of USC and Southern California. Tune in to our show at KXSC, 1560 AM, at 4 p.m. or wherever you get your podcasts.

This morning, tragedy struck Southern California. A sixteen year old student opened fire at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita killing two young students. On today’s show, we get a live update from Henry Mayo hospital in Santa Clarita, and learn how we can discuss tragedy. If you or someone you know is in need of help, please reach out to professional counselors. USC students can access resources through USC Student Health at

Producers: Joshua Chang, Luke Scorziell, Evan Jacoby, Isaiah Murtaugh

Hosts: Jolene Pumphrey and Helena Getayalew

Technical Director: Yuki Liang

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Live updates from the Santa Clarita shooting: Henry Mayo Hospital

Annenberg Media’s Morgan Stephens reports live from Henry Mayo hospital following Thursday morning’s shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, which left at least two students dead.

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Live updates from the Santa Clarita shooting: City of Santa Clarita Activities Center

Annenberg Media’s Isaiah Murtaugh reports from Santa Clarita ahead of a vigil Thursday night to remember the victims of the morning’s Saugus High School shooting.

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Santa Clarita students, families react to school shooting

By Becky Sweeney

After a shooting at Saugus High School, families reunited and expressed range of emotions.

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How social media can help heal a community in grief

By Arielle Smith

When we face moments of tragedy, many turn to social media as a way to connect, to bond, and to heal.

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After the tragedy: Advice from a trauma specialist

By ZaZu Lippert

ARN producer Zazu Lippert interviews licensed therapist and adolescent trauma specialist Claire Telford about navigating the emotional effects of a shooting.

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How DPS responds when students are in crisis

By Kate Ly Johnston

When concerned loved ones call about students, DPS sends officers to conduct “wellness checks”

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Annenberg Media has a new health and wellness section: A conversation with editor Dan Toomey

Annenberg Radio News spoke with Dan Toomey, Annenberg Media’s managing editor for culture and outreach, about the creation of a new section focused on health and wellness on USC campus.

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USC students dealing with food insecurity have a number of available resources

By Natasha Brennan

A surprising number of students at USC are dealing with food insecurity. But there are resources for students, on and off campus, to help students have a balanced, financially reasonable diet.

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LA Archbishop José Gomez elected to lead U.S. Catholic bishops

By Lorena Bourdevaire

The archbishop of Los Angeles José Gomez has been elected as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). He is the first Latino selected for the role in the United States.

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More from Annenberg Radio:

Racing against disordered eating

By Kellie Miller

On a mission to get thinner and faster, many runners end up “running on empty,” and some go as far as developing life-threatening eating disorders.

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DACA recipients protest as Supreme Court hears arguments about closing the program

By Abhinanda Bhattacharyya

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether the Trump administration can shut down DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which offers temporary protection from deportation to people who were brought to the United States as children.

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Elizabeth Banks’ remake of Charlie’s Angels celebrates powerful women

By Genevieve Glass

Banks is the star and director of a new adaptation of Charlie’s Angels. She visited the Annenberg Forum to talk about how she used this movie as a platform to speak about women’s empowerment.