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Arts Oct 08At this Virginia theater, the show — and the masks — must go on
Seven months into the pandemic, theater companies are still struggling to raise the curtain on live performances. But one regional company in rural Virginia hopes it has found a way for the show to go on -- in a way…
Arts Oct 02Playing Othello as a Black woman in today’s America
Amid nationwide protests against systemic racism, Jessika D. Williams sees parallels between racism in the play and in real life.
Health May 13During the pandemic, reports of child abuse have decreased. Here’s why that’s concerning
Since the coronavirus pandemic closed schools nationwide, children are spending much more time at home. But reports of abuse and neglect have declined dramatically, prompting concerns among child welfare advocates that mistreatment isn’t being exposed. William Brangham reports on the…
Nation Apr 28How religious leaders are keeping the faith during COVID-19
Throughout the pandemic, restrictions on social gatherings have forced those who observe major religious holidays to find new ways to practice their faith. How is COVID-19 changing places of worship? Judy Woodruff talks to New York University’s Imam Khalid Latif,…
Health Apr 03What Dr. Fauci wants you to know about face masks and staying home as virus spreads
As COVID-19 spreads across the country, there has been some debate over the need for government stay-at-home orders, whether Americans should be wearing masks in public and how the coronavirus spreads. Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health,…
Politics Jan 15Virginia votes to ratify ERA, putting amendment one step closer to Constitution
Virginia state lawmakers approved two separate, but similar resolutions that would ratify the ERA in Virginia. The move is seen as a major victory for women’s rights advocates who want to see equal rights written into the Constitution.
Arts Jan 13Crafters united to help Australia’s wildlife, but some donations don’t help
Crafters took up their tools to lend some comfort to hurt animals in the wake of historic and deadly Australian bushfires. But some facilities receiving these items say the outpouring of generosity may not be serving the animals who need…
Arts Dec 20Which ‘Little Women’ sister are you? Director Greta Gerwig weighs in
“Little Women” breathed life into four young women, their strengths and weaknesses a mirror for readers to find their own reflection. For more than a century, the question endures: “Do you identify most with Jo, Meg, Amy or Beth?"…
Politics Nov 22Equal Rights Amendment edges closer to reality
In the shadow of last week’s impeachment hearings, the House Judiciary Committee paved a path for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in the first full congressional hearing on the measure since 1983.
Arts Sep 10The one Robert Frank photo that might best capture America
In highlighting the daily lives of 20th-century Americans, Swiss-born photographer Robert Frank, also helped articulate an American counter-narrative of racism and inequality.