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Nearly 10 years after her daughter Jessi was killed in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, Sandy Phillips is visiting yet another mass shooting site. Since her daughter and 11 others were killed in July 2012, Phillips has traveled the country…
The most successful quarterback in NFL history is retiring after 22 seasons and seven Super Bowl wins. Tom Brady played 20 years with the New England Patriots and the last two with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. NBC’s Al Michaels joins…
Over the past several days, the PBS NewsHour looked at America’s broken child care system and some of the programs trying to address the challenges. In this final part of our series “Raising the Future: America’s child care dilemma,” special…
There’s a national debate brewing over child care in the U.S. sparked by decades of frustration over access and affordability—issues that have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. To understand where things stand today, we decided to explore the history…
For the U.S. military, high quality child care is not just a family issue, it’s a matter of national security. Taking care of military families ensures soldiers can be ready to deploy at any time. Could the government-supported child care…
The lack of affordable child care is not just an issue in urban and suburban communities. In rural America, limited access also takes a toll on small town economies. Special correspondent Cat Wise and producer Kate McMahon traveled to Nebraska…
Special correspondent Cat Wise and producer Kate McMahon report from Mississippi, where many working parents struggled to find affordable, quality child care long before the pandemic. Among the most impacted: single mothers who are often stuck in low-paying jobs and…
During the pandemic, the federal government spent more than $50 billion to shore up the child care industry. But advocates say cost and access are still big hurdles. Over the past several months, special correspondent Cat Wise and producer Kate…
Four people who lost a loved one in the pandemic tell us about what they remember, how they’re grieving and how they're trying to move forward.
Generations of inadequate medical care, deeply entrenched economic disparities and a biased system of justice all came to a head, a reminder that for many Americans the hazards of structural racism are a daily reality. We hear the story of…
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