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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.
In the heart of Amish country, hat makers are maintaining a century-old business.
Both presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump pledged to bring manufacturing jobs back to American shores as the economy became a central theme in this year’s presidential elections. But some jobs, once thought to be forever lost to cheaper…
As more and more states struggle with declining rural populations, these areas are experiencing an acute challenge in hiring and retaining lawyers. PBS NewsHour Weekend correspondent Christopher Booker travels to South Dakota to find out about a state program that…
In South Africa, practitioners of traditional medicine, including herbalists, midwives, and faith healers who claim to speak to ancestors, have historically practiced openly and freely. But the government now aims to formally register and regulate the estimated 250,000 self-described healers,…
The Winnsboro, South Carolina, Wal-Mart Super Center was one of three in the state to shutter its doors last month, joining more than 150 stores nationwide. For 18 years it had served as the town’s center of commercial operations and…
"¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York" explores the civil and human rights activism of Latinos through photography, film and other artwork to showcase the legacy of the Young Lords.
If you’re a college hoops fan, you've likely been waiting all year for the NCAA's March Madness tournament. You made your picks, filled out your bracket, wagered a few dollars. But it turns out, you're also breaking the law.
Even when appliances and devices are powered off -- if the devices are plugged in, they're sucking up power. These so-called "vampire electronics" account for five to 10 percent of an average home's energy use.
Ask any researcher or conservationist how many elephants are in Africa and you will be hard-pressed to get an exact number. But now, in what is being heralded as the largest survey since the 1970s, scientists will try to answer…
Berkeley residents will now pay more for sodas and drinks with added sugar after voters approved a measure on Tuesday that will tax sugary drinks. Across the bay in San Francisco, a similar measure fell short.
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