ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — From Washington to Indigenous communities across the American Southwest, top government officials, family members and advocates gathered Wednesday as part of a call to action to address the ongoing problem of violence against Indigenous women and children.
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — After more than a year of fretting over her 13-year son with a rare liver disease, Heather Ousley broke into tears when she learned that he and millions of other youngsters could soon be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the state of the foster care system with Becky Davenport, Executive Director of Bloom Our Youth; Melanie Scheetz, Executive Director of the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition and Don Wells, CEO of Just in Time for Foster Youth.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on empowering girls through Girl Scouts with guests Meridith Maskara, CEO of Girl Scouts New York City, Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO of Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital (DC) and Marina Park, CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern California.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ioane Teitiota and his wife fought for years to stay in New Zealand as refugees, arguing that rising sea levels caused by climate change threaten the very existence of the tiny Pacific island nation they fled, one of the lowest-lying countries on Earth.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin i s charged with murder and manslaughter in George Floyd’s death after pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck as he cried out: “I can’t breathe.”
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on organizations that support those who are deaf and hard of hearing with guests Howard Rosenblum, CEO of the National Association of the Deaf; Michelle Bronson – Executive Director of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center and Jeff Bravin, Executive Director of American School for the Deaf in West Hartford CT. We are also joined by professional interpreters Erin Ruiz and Marie Langill.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on how we can better help and understand people living with Autism with guests Colleen Allen, President & CEO of Autism Alliance of Michigan; Joanne Quinn, Executive Director of The Autism Project in RI; and Brian Hall, Executive Director of Autism Delaware.
For decades, a deadly type of childhood cancer has eluded science’s best tools. Now doctors have made progress with an unusual treatment: Dripping millions of copies of a virus directly into kids’ brains to infect their tumors and spur an immune system attack.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden released a $1.5 trillion wish list for his first federal budget Friday, asking for substantial gains for Democratic priorities including education, health care, housing and environmental protection.
NEW YORK (AP) — A graphic novel for children that was a spin-off of the wildly popular “Captain Underpants” series is being pulled from library and book store shelves after its publisher said it “perpetuates passive racism.”
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday signed into law legislation allowing doctors to refuse to treat someone because of religious or moral objections, a move opponents have said will give providers broad powers to turn away LGBTQ patients and others.