Gabrielle Hays is a reporter for the PBS NewsHour out of St. Louis.
Gabrielle’s Recent Stories
Nation Oct 15Missouri city honors Black doctor whose land was taken decades ago through eminent domain
Historically, urban renewal and eminent domain have separated hundreds of thousands of African Americans from their property and locked them out of generational wealth. But a newly dedicated park outside St. Louis, Missouri is one of the latest attempts to…
Nation Oct 14Decades after a Missouri town seized a Black doctor’s home, his relatives sought to reclaim his land — and his story
CREVE COEUR- At the end of a winding road in Creve Coeur, just west of St. Louis County, a park now bears the name of Dr. Howard P Venable, the Black ophthalmologist who purchased the land as his own more…
Education Sep 29A pro-slavery petition is the latest racist incident at this Kansas City high school. Parents say they’ve had enough
Parents say the district is doing little to mitigate the ongoing problems, including individual attacks on students based on their race.
Politics Sep 24Missouri revisits 8-week abortion ban as laws are challenged nationwide
The case examines a 2019 bill signed into law by Gov. Mike Parson that would make abortions illegal after eight weeks.
World Sep 10For Haitians in U.S., a constant feeling of deja vu as disasters destroy their homeland
Weeks after a massive earthquake devastated parts of Haiti, aid has yet to reach some of the more remote areas, and the suffering — and death toll — is growing. Here in the U.S, the more than million…
Education Sep 08Missouri left mask rules up to school districts. Parents say their kids are at risk
Missouri parents say they've had to constantly adjust as mask rules change across the state.
World Aug 20‘I feel so helpless.’ Afghans in the U.S. worry for friends and family back home
There are some 132,000 immigrants from Afghanistan living in the U.S., and many fear for their family and friends back home following the Taliban's takeover of the country. PBS NewsHour spoke with Afghan Americans about what it's been like to…