Another tragic school shooting in the Denver area has everyone buzzing once again about the issues of gun violence and school safety. While statistically rare, school shootings are still a crushing tragedy and a community crisis.

Anger and accusations are flying around, but does anyone have any answers? How do we address the problem of school shootings? What steps can we and should we take to protect our kids while still preserving our civil rights? Can Americans ever have a productive conversation on such a sensitive issue?

This week we try to uncover some answers to some difficult questions.

But it’s not all heavy news. We’ll also get to some royal baby news, Met Gala favorites and quick hit stories of the day.

Enjoy the Smart Girl podcast as you run your errands or work around the house today, and don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes and leave us a comment.