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Preview: Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California – Carol Henault

Carol Henault, Executive Director of Reading is Fundamental of Southern California, discusses a major education issue ...
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The Absence of Service Dogs During a Critical Period 

Today, Michele Ostrander, President and CEO of Freedom Service Dogs, describes the challenges the organization is ...
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Just a Chat: Calls Offered for Older Adults Staying Home

The program being offered by the city of Plano is among those that have popped up ...
Preview: Child360 - William Sperling

Preview: Child360 – William Sperling

William Sperling, CEO of Child360, discusses providing teachers and guardians with important tools needed to identify ...
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INSIGHT: WDSE Promo on Duluth Nonprofits

In this collaboration with WDSE in Duluth, host Mark Oppenheim interviews nonprofit leaders from  Northeastern Minnesota ...
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White House Recommends Tests for All Nursing Home Residents

NEW YORK (AP) — A top world health official Monday warned that countries are essentially driving ...
Virus Outbreak Summer Camp

With Camps Shut, Families Face Summer in The Great Indoors

Parents around the country are learning their children's summer camps will be canceled, delayed or moved ...
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INSIGHT: KLCS Promo on Los Angeles Nonprofits

In this collaboration with KLCS in Los Angeles, host Mark Oppenheim interviews nonprofit leaders from Los ...
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Riots, Escapes and Fear as Coronavirus Hits Juvenile Centers

Nicole Hingle wasn't surprised when the call came. Frustrations had been building inside juvenile detention centers ...
Virus Outbreak Nursing Home Testing

10,000 Deaths: Ravaged Nursing Homes Plead For More Testing

NEW YORK (AP) — After two months and more than 10,000 deaths that have made the ...
Nonprofit Spotlight: Orange County Nonprofit Focuses on Creativity to Help At-Risk Youth Shape Bright Futures 

Nonprofit Spotlight: Orange County Nonprofit Focuses on Creativity to Help At-Risk Youth Shape Bright Futures 

Read our Nonprofit Spotlight with The Wooden Floor CEO Dawn Reese on how the organization is ...
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Amid Pandemic, Charities and Nonprofits Face Huge Challenges

NEW YORK (AP) — While celebrities and billionaires have announced huge gifts to combat the COVID-19 ...
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NONPROFIT REPORT: Disability and Special Needs Organizations in Covid-19

Host Mark Oppenheim interview guests: VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired CEO Nancy Miller; Gatepath ...
Virus Outbreak Birth Control in Lockdown

Lockdowns Mean Millions of Women Can’t Reach Birth Control

The International Planned Parenthood Federation, or IPPF, in a new report Thursday says more than one ...
Census Sends Paper Forms to Laggards as Midwest Sets Pace

Census Sends Paper Forms to Laggards as Midwest Sets Pace

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — If you're a census slacker and haven't yet filled out the form ...
Virus Outbreak English Language Learners

Tasked With Schoolwork Help, Many US Parents Lack English

Since her daughters' school closed for the coronavirus outbreak, Mariana Luna has been thrust into the ...
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Feed the Soul: In Chaotic Times, Gardening Becomes Therapy

As spring's arrival in the Northern Hemisphere coincides with government stay-at-home orders, the itch to get ...
Virus Outbreak Juvenile Offenders

Kids Under Threat: Virus Hitting Juvenile Detention Centers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the tens of thousands of kids locked up in juvenile detention centers ...
Remote Learning Poses Hurdles for Students With Disabilities

Remote Learning Poses Hurdles for Students With Disabilities

Across the U.S., schools and families face new challenges in maintaining instruction for students with disabilities ...
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For Seniors, Isolation Changes Life in Varied, Nuanced Ways

For older Americans, some of the people most likely to be affected badly by the coronavirus ...
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Trump Administration Urged to Free Migrants as Virus Surges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure was mounting on the Trump administration Wednesday to release people from immigration ...
Virus Pandemic an Unprecedented Test for a Young Generation

Virus Pandemic an Unprecedented Test for a Young Generation

As social distancing has emerged as a key tool to staunch the spread of the coronavirus, ...
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Virus Pandemic an Unprecedented Test for a Young Generation

As this crisis unfolds, young generations will likely be tested like never before, especially those whose ...
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Texas Moves to Ban Most Abortions Due to Virus Outbreak

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The governor and attorney general of Texas are moving to ban most ...
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AP-NORC Poll: Fear of Virus Infection Spikes Among Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many nursing homes risk running out of protective masks and gowns by next ...
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Millions Holed Up at Home as Virus Profoundly Shifts US Life

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Millions of Americans began the work week holed up at home against the ...
Nonprofit Spotlight: Center for Developmental Services in Greenville, South Carolina Uniting Health Professionals to Place Families First

Nonprofit Spotlight: Center for Developmental Services in Greenville, South Carolina Uniting Health Professionals to Pla...

Read our Nonprofit Spotlight with Center for Developmental Services Executive Director Dana McConnell on how the ...
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‘Remain in Mexico’ is Just One US Response to Asylum-seekers

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to continue making asylum-seekers ...
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Talking to Kids About virus? Experts Say be Calm and Honest

Many parents are now deciding how to talk to their children about the virus. Some said ...
Legislators in Alabama Consider Lifting Ban on Yoga In Public Schools

Legislators in Alabama Consider Lifting Ban on Yoga In Public Schools

Alabama legislators are considering lifting a nearly 30-year old ban on yoga in public schools. The ...
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US Appeals Judges Hear Down Syndrome Abortion Arguments

CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal judges on Wednesday sharply questioned attorneys on both sides of an Ohio ...
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Sesame’s Count Wants to Get Young Children Counted in Census

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — No other age group was under-counted more during the last once-a-decade census ...
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Women Fill Streets of World’s Cities With Call for Justice

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Women filled the streets of the world's largest cities Sunday to protest ...
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Baltimore Squeegee Kids Find Work, Risks, Cash at Stoplights

For these "squeegee kids," every idling windshield is an opportunity - to make a little cash, ...
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A Clinic Prepares for Supreme Court Abortion Fight

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The Hope Medical Group for Women in northern Louisiana fields phone calls ...
Case of Discrimination Against LGBT Foster Parents to Be Heard by Supreme Court this Year

Case of Discrimination Against LGBT Foster Parents to Be Heard by Supreme Court this Year

The Supreme Court is prepared to hear a First Amendment dispute over same-sex foster parents later ...
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America’s Youth Impacted and Influenced by Presidency, but Unable to Vote

“I care about who wins the next election because I know how damaging presidential power can ...
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AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans Plan to Participate in Census

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Most Americans say they are likely to participate in the 2020 census, ...
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Crackdown On Immigrants Who Use Public Benefits Takes Effect

With new rules taking effect Monday that disqualify more people from green cards if they use ...
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More Americans Dying on the Job as they Work into Old Age

Workplace fatalities have been up for the last several years in the last decade, according to ...