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Tom Alexander holds a cross as he prays prior to rulings outside the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill

Court OK’s Limiting Free Birth Control on Religious Grounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — More employers who cite religious or moral grounds can decline to offer cost-free ...
Indians participate in a health awareness run to mark World AIDS Day in Hyderabad, India

AIDS Report: Kids are Lagging and COVID-19 is Harming Care

New numbers on the global AIDS epidemic show some big successes, such as fewer deaths and ...
Tricia Nora, right, a pediatric nurse practitioner, reads a book to Emilyanne Wade

Amazon Homeless Shelter Boosts Unique Program for Sick Kids

SEATTLE (AP) — After becoming homeless, Connie Wade realized she'd be missing something critical to care ...
Olivia Chan's father helps her with a new mask she received during a graduation ceremony for her Pre-K class

Debates Turn Emotional as Schools Decide How and If to Open

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — School districts across America are in the midst of making wrenching decisions ...
Jennifer Gottschalk, environmental health supervisor of the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department

Hollowed Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront ...
Marielena Hincapie and Mark Oppenheim at KLCS studios

Preview: National Immigration Law Center – Marielena Hincapie

Marielena Hincapie, Executive Director of the National Immigration Law Center, discusses how the nation's only legal ...
Drew Furedi and Mark Oppenheim at KLCS studios

Preview: Para Los Niños – Drew Furedi

Drew Furedi, President & CEO of Para Los Ninos, discusses the wrap-around services that create a ...
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Coronavirus Cases are Rising in 40 of 50 US States

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. climbed to ...
Protesters gather under a sign reading "DEFUND" at an encampment outside City Hall

NYC Passes Austere Budget That Cuts $1B From NYPD

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers approved an austere budget early Wednesday that will ...
Bob Smiland and Mark Oppenheim at KLCS studios

Preview: Inner-City Arts – Bob Smiland

Bob Smiland, President & CEO of Inner-City Arts, discusses creating an emotionally safe space for low-income ...
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Poll: Americans are the Unhappiest They’ve Been in 50 Years

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — It's been a rough year for the American psyche. Folks in ...
David Baca and Mark Oppenheim at KLCS studios

Preview: Los Angeles Unified School District – David Baca

David Baca, Chief of Schools of the Los Angeles Unified School District, discusses how allocated funds ...
In front of a Nursing Home

Nearly 26,000 Nursing Home COVID-19 Deaths Reported to Feds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities have received reports of nearly 26,000 nursing home residents dying ...
Joel Arquillos and Mark Oppenheim at KLCS studios

Preview: 826LA – Joel Arquillos

Joel Arquillos, Executive Director of 826LA, discusses how writing is a fundamental tool in preserving history, ...
Carol Henault and Mark Oppenheim at KLCS studios

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 ...
Virus Outbreak Fighting Loneliness

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 ...
Virus Outbreak-Nursing Home Workers

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 ...
Virus Outbreak Charitable Giving

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 ...
Virus Outbreak A Walk Through Town

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 ...
Virus Outbreak Seniors Coping

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 ...
Virus Outbreak Migrants

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 ...
US Virus Outbreak Abortion

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 ...