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Gretchen Frazee is the deputy digital editor for the PBS NewsHour.
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Nation Oct 21The growing political influence of American millennials
The U.S. has more than 72 million millennials, adults who were born between the early 1980s and the mid-1990s. This year, millennials surpassed baby boomers as the largest generation of adults. And while they have in the past been less…
Arts Sep 25This Kentucky singer-songwriter seeks to bridge the urban-rural divide
As the election approaches, the country feels culturally and politically divided. Some of the starkest differences are between rural and urban areas. Now, a singer-songwriter from Western Kentucky is hoping her music can help Americans to find some common ground.
Education Sep 22How Maine’s Colby College is striving to keep COVID-19 under control
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many academic institutions across the country are dealing with outbreaks -- or offering only virtual learning in an attempt to prevent them. But one liberal arts school in Maine is seeking to avoid either fate.
Nation Aug 28A new March on Washington through the eyes of Black families — including Jacob Blake’s
Thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Friday to commemorate the iconic 1963 March on Washington -- and to communicate a message of their own, calling for an end to the killing of Black Americans…
Economy Aug 14The pandemic has created unexpected summer jobs for these young people
The summer job is a rite of passage for many teens and younger adults. Because of the pandemic, however, traditional roles such as camp counselor, lifeguard and waiter, are scarce. But as John Yang reports, some local governments are providing…
Health Aug 12Young people are still going out, despite rising rates of coronavirus hospitalization
Young people are making up a large proportion of the new coronavirus infections being seen across the U.S. In some states, such as Arizona and Florida, people under 45 account for more than half of all cases. Doctors are warning…
Health Aug 04Millennials report more stress than older Americans during pandemic
Young Americans are reporting high levels of stress during the COVID-19 pandemic, prompted by job loss or fears that their loved ones might become seriously ill.
Health Jun 22Past pandemics have reshaped society. Will coronavirus do the same?
Although the coronavirus pandemic presents unprecedented challenges for people living through it, humans have endured similar health ordeals in the past. Jeffrey Brown speaks to two historians, Frank Snowden of Yale University and Nancy Bristow of the University of Puget…
Nation Jun 19What happened 99 years ago in the Tulsa Race Massacre
Up to 300 black Tulsans were murdered by white residents, and a thriving neighborhood burned to the ground.
Economy Jun 08Pandemic increases workload, health risks for postal and delivery employees
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans are relying on mail carriers and delivery workers for essential supplies. The workload for many of these employees has increased significantly with so many consumers ordering from home. Stress and…