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The Confluence

School lockdowns, in which students and teachers barricade doors and hide in classrooms to simulate what would happen if an outside intruder attacked, were implemented nationwide after Columbine. But in recent years, some schools have begun conducting active shooter drills using the ALICE method (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) that feature more realistic simulations, often including non-lethal weapons like Airsoft guns.

PublicSource.org reporter Brittany Hailer finds the potential stress and anxiety they cause student and adult participants can far outweigh any effort at preparedness.

The Confluence

PublicSource reporter Brittany Hailer explains recent shakeups to the leadership team at the PERSAD Center in Lawrenceville. For 47 years, the group has offered services to the LGBTQ community and those impacted by HIV and AIDS.

Ghoul on Ghoul

Amanda and Sarah welcome Brittany Hailer, a Pittsburgh-based journalist/author with an extremely spooky childhood. She talks about her witchy Irish relatives and her haunted cliffside house. She also reads an excerpt from her upcoming book Animal You'll Surely Become.

Mr. Bear’s Violet Hour Saloon

Mr. Bear raises ghosts with beautiful work by Brittany Hailer that weaves family history, legends, memories, and the power of storytelling. Turn off the lights and turn up the volume on your heart.