Connie Kargbo

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  • June 17, 2017

    The Affordable Care Act mandated that all Americans obtain health insurance and created marketplaces, also known as exchanges, to facilitate coverage for the uninsured. But now, enrollees in five states, including Alabama, have only one option for insurance. PBS NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker went to Alabama to look at the impact. Continue reading

  • June 4, 2017

    At 4.3 percent, the unemployment rate is at its lowest level since 2001. But left out of this figure are people who are working part time or fewer hours than they desire — – the underemployed. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker reports on how the underemployed are struggling in the U.S. economy. This is part of an ongoing series of reports called “Chasing the Dream,” which reports on poverty and opportunity in America. Continue reading

  • May 27, 2017

    American economist and author Tyler Cowen says in his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” that every available measure of productivity in this country shows that innovation is slowing down. Cowen says the book was inspired by conversations with people in China who described the U.S. as “sleepy.” NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker has more. Continue reading

  • April 16, 2017

    In 1993, former President Bill Clinton signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act, granting unpaid family leave to millions in the U.S. Decades later, the country has yet to implement a paid family leave policy — but some states have created their own policies. The NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker went to one of those states, Rhode Island, to see how it works. Continue reading

  • March 12, 2017

    If the Constitutional Convention had not been held behind closed doors, it’s unlikely that delegates would have agreed on the Constitution, says author Mary Graham of “Presidents’ Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power.” Graham outlines how presidents have used secrecy to provide shelter from public scrutiny, protect sensitive national security operations, cover up mistakes or for other reasons. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker reports. Continue reading