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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 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…
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…
American companies have often moved manufacturing plants in search of cheaper labor or easier access to raw materials. But inside the U.S., states are competing with each other to attract new companies and the jobs they bring. In turn, corporations…
As President Donald Trump begins his first days in office, he joins a Congress that has been divided by partisanship in recent years. The NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson sat down with two recently retired members of the House of Representatives…
As 2016 comes to a close, journalists and media outlets are confronting the questions raised by this year's election and planning for what comes next. James Geary, the deputy editor of the Nieman Foundation's Nieman Reports Magazine, joins the NewsHour…
There are an estimated 83 million millennials in the U.S. -- and candidates want their vote. In the last presidential election, 45 percent of millennials turned out to vote, and the group tends to lean further left than other generations,…
Hurricane Matthew has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone after causing a trail of damage from Florida to North Carolina over the weekend, though it continues to flood the East Coast. At least 19 people in the U.S. have died…
Nationally, about a quarter of all state legislators are women. But Utah’s numbers are some of the lowest in the country, with six female senators in its 29-member Senate and 10 female representatives in its 75-member house. The NewsHour Weekend's…
Hurricane Matthew has weakened to a Category 1 storm but still remains a threat to the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas as it continues to crawl up the Eastern Seaboard. The storm has killed at least three people in…
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