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Courtney Vinopal is a general assignment reporter at the PBS NewsHour.
Courtney’s Recent Stories
Economy Mar 03‘The system was never created for us.’ Business owners of color still struggle to get enough COVID aid
Black and Hispanic business owners said they feel disparities in PPP distribution highlight longstanding systemic inequities in the U.S. that have kept entrepreneurs who are not white from accessing capital.
Arts Mar 01‘Nomadland’ is our March book club pick
The March and April selection for Now Read This is Jessica Bruder's “Nomadland,” which chronicles the growing community of transient older Americans who have taken to the road in search of seasonal work.
Arts Feb 26Author Charles Yu on using satire to point out Asian American stereotypes
The February pick for our ‘Now Read This’ book club was “Interior Chinatown," winner of the 2020 National Book Award. It’s a funny and biting satire of stereotypes of Asian Americans in popular culture. The book's author, Charles Yu, also…
Politics Feb 25WATCH: Surgeon general, assistant HHS secretary nominees testify before Senate
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Feb. 25 will consider the nominations of Vivek Murthy for U.S. Surgeon General and Dr. Rachel Levine for assistant secretary of Health and Human Services.
Politics Feb 23WATCH: Biden, Rice lead roundtable with Black essential workers
He spoke with a EMT from Missouri, a pharmacist from Illinois, a child care worker from Ohio and a grocery store manager from Iowa.
Arts Feb 16For author Charles Yu, ‘non-writing time can also be productive’
“What I do is try to frame a question or idea in a useful or interesting way, set my subconscious to work on it, and then check back later to see if there’s been progress,” author Charles Yu told the…
Arts Feb 05Discussion questions for ‘Interior Chinatown’
Our February 2021 pick for Now Read This, the PBS NewsHour’s book club with The New York Times, is Charles Yu’s “Interior Chinatown."…
Politics Feb 03Why reforming the U.S. approach to deportations could be Biden’s biggest immigration challenge
Biden’s immediate effort to reverse course on enforcement has not necessarily made immigrant communities safer, say advocates who represent clients facing deportation.
Health Feb 02WATCH: State health officials testify on how to administer more COVID-19 vaccinations
The Biden administration will begin providing COVID-19 vaccines to U.S. pharmacies, part of its plan to ramp up vaccinations as new and potentially more serious virus strains are starting to appear.
Politics Feb 02WATCH: Deputy Defense Sec. nominee Kathleen Hicks testifies before Senate committee
The Senate Armed Services committee will hear testimony Feb. 2 from President Joe Biden's nominee for deputy defense secretary, Kathleen Hicks.