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Maea Lenei Buhre is a general assignment producer for the PBS NewsHour.
The national attention on acts of police brutality often overlooks one group of victims, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. That's because data show that, as a whole, they experience low rates of fatal police violence. But new research shows the…
For many immigrants, a mastery of everyday English doesn’t mean they feel comfortable in all settings, like doctors’ offices. That’s where medical interpreters play a crucial role — but access to these highly skilled professionals isn’t guaranteed for many Asian…
Stigma around weight is pervasive in the United States. But as author and podcaster Aubrey Gordon outlines in her New York Times bestseller book, anti-fat bias is also counterproductive, exacerbating health disparities and interfering with effective obesity intervention treatments. Stephanie…
With abortion now effectively banned in 15 states, many Americans are crossing state lines to legally end pregnancies. Friday, the first state law aimed at ending that option for anyone under 18 went into effect in Idaho. In a story…
Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year, 14 states have banned abortions in nearly all cases. Many maternal health doctors say state abortion bans are untenable and OB-GYNs are beginning to pack up and leave. In a…
For the first time, the UN's International Court of Justice has been tasked with determining what countries are obligated to do to fight climate change. William Brangham reports on the young people who were instrumental in bringing this issue to…
A CDC report shows maternal deaths nearly doubled over three years, with over 1,200 deaths in 2021. Rural communities, where maternal mortality is almost double urban rates, struggle to access lifesaving maternal healthcare. With support from the Pulitzer Center and…
An attack on a private Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee has left the shooter and six people dead, including three children. Police say the suspected shooter was a 28-year-old woman who was a former student at the school. Stephanie Sy…
Since starring in the hit sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat,” Randall Park has become a familiar face on television and in some of Hollywood’s biggest movies. Now the Korean American actor can also be found behind the camera with his…
A federal judge in Texas heard a case that could force the FDA to revoke its approval of mifepristone. The drug is one part of a two-pill regimen for medication abortions which account for more than half of all abortions…
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