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Connie Kargbo has been working in the media field since 2007 producing content for television, radio, and the web. As a field producer at PBS NewsHour Weekend, she is involved in all aspects of the news production process from pitching story ideas to organizing field shoots to scripting feature pieces. Before joining the weekend edition of PBS Newshour, Connie was a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand where she trained Thai English teachers.
As co-founder of The Velvet Underground in the 1960s, Lou Reed helped change the direction of music. As a solo artist, he challenged convention and never stopped experimenting. And through a new exhibition about his creative life at the New…
It's been called the most urgent infrastructure program in America — but for decades, the Gateway Program has been on hold. The $30-billion project would see a dramatic upgrade to transportation infrastructure in the most heavily used section of the…
After more than a year of restrictions and online schooling, educators and counselors are focusing on ways to assess the long-term social, emotional and mental impact of the pandemic on school children when they return to the classroom. Christopher Booker…
More than 6,500 Black people were lynched in America between the end of the civil war in 1865 and 1950. These murders were carried out not only in the deep South, but in states like Maryland, which is now the…
Several events were held on Saturday to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, in which a gunman killed 49 people and injured dozens. At the time, this was the deadliest mass shooting in modern…
On Maryland’s eastern shore, small islands used by birds for nesting are disappearing. That coincides with a steep drop in several species of colonial nesting birds in the state. But this spring, in what's being described as a ‘Hail Mary’,…
Rare works from world-renowned artist Yayoi Kusama were auctioned this week, selling for more than $15 million. The collection comprised some of her earliest works — which for over 60 years were in the possession of one of Kusama's first…
As much of the US faced a reckoning following the death of George Floyd, towns across the country began to look at racial justice in their own backyards. Led by two sisters, the JXN Project is a new initiative working…
For about a year, many Americans have been forced to work from home due to COVID-19 safety concerns. Now, architects and designers are thinking about the future of the workspace for when workers return. As we look to the future,…
Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest sporting -- and betting -- event of the year. Despite the pandemic, bookkeepers are expecting wagers worth more than $4 billion this year. Since its expansion outside Nevada in 2018, the legal betting industry…
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