About Maea Lenei
Maea Lenei Buhre is a news assistant at the PBS NewsHour.
Maea Lenei’s Recent Stories
Nation Nov 14Read Ricky Kidd’s desperate letters begging his public defender to do more
From the beginning, Kidd told his public defender that he was innocent, and he knew who actually committed the crime he was charged with.
Agents for Change May 02Meet the entrepreneur connecting indigenous artists with the global art market
The benefits of life in larger cities can also come with the loss of a rich rural or indigenous craft culture. But this social enterprise company aims to bridge the gap between native artists and customers across the world.
Nation Mar 18How to help those affected by the Midwest flooding
As river levels begin to top off and slowly recede in some places, here are some ways you can help these families and communities.
World Mar 16Donate, organize or show up: How to help after the New Zealand massacre
As details about the shooting continue to emerge and the victims are identified, here are some ways you can help their families and communities.
Agents for Change Mar 01How a Jordanian scientist spreads the love of reading around the world
To help kids in her neighborhood fall in love with reading, Rana Dajani sought to replicate her own experience. A decade later, her nonprofit has expanded to more than 40 countries globally.
Agents for Change Feb 085 ways social entrepreneurs are promoting sustainability around the world
Unemployed miners retrain to become beekeepers, solar power helps students in Malawi, and more.
Politics Jan 10Trump has threatened to declare a national emergency to build a wall. Is that legal?
A closer look at what emergency powers the president has and whether he'll use them.
Economy Jan 04What will happen to the economy in 2019? Watch these 7 factors
The final jobs report of 2018 released Friday, boasting 312,000 jobs added in December, puts the U.S. economy on track for another relatively strong showing in 2019, with economists predicting a slowdown coming toward the end of the year.
Politics Jan 03Your questions about the shutdown, answered
With no clear end in sight, here’s a look at how the government shutdown is affecting federal workers, agencies and the public.
Politics Dec 13Hemp, high-speed internet and other highlights from the new farm bill
Congress passed a 10-year, $867 billion farm bill Wednesday that would reauthorize a variety of agricultural programs and food aid for low-income Americans. Here's a look at the other, lesser-known provisions that also made it into the bill.