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Courtney Vinopal is a general assignment reporter at the PBS NewsHour.
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Arts Mar 19Discussion questions for ‘Nomadland’
Our March/April 2021 pick for Now Read This, the PBS NewsHour’s book club with The New York Times, is Jessica Bruder’s “Nomadland."…
Nation Mar 17What we know about the Atlanta spa shootings that killed 8, including 6 Asian women
Eight people, including six Asian women, are dead following a series of shootings at three massage parlors in the Atlanta area Tuesday evening.
Arts Mar 16Author Charles Yu answers your questions about ‘Interior Chinatown’
Charles Yu, author of our February pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, recently answered questions submitted by readers on Facebook about his satirical novel, “Interior Chinatown.”…
World Mar 05Pope Francis makes first-ever papal visit to Iraq amid violent threats and a deadly virus
It was a pilgrimage never seen before, in the face of violent threats and a deadly virus. Pope Francis arrived on Friday in Baghdad for the first-ever papal visit to Iraq. Nick Schifrin reports.
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…