About Maea Lenei
Maea Lenei Buhre is an associate producer for the PBS NewsHour.
Maea Lenei’s Recent Stories
Economy Apr 23They were hit hard by the last recession. Now it’s happening again
The U.S. suffered a big financial hit during the Great Recession of 2008-2009. As the novel coronavirus pandemic yields another economic collapse, many of those people are losing jobs, businesses and investments again. Here are stories from four people who…
World Jan 03PHOTOS: Australia endures deadly, historic wildfires
The flames have set off one of Australia’s largest evacuations in history, forcing thousands of people to flee some of the country’s most densely populated regions, in what many scientists have called a foreboding sign of climate change.
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.
Nation Aug 09Ferguson residents have turned anger into action — but say some wounds won’t heal
Friday marks the fifth anniversary of the deadly Ferguson, Missouri, shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. by a white police officer. Protesters gathered in Ferguson after the incident to voice outrage, but the officer was never charged. Since then, activists…
Nation Aug 085 years after Michael Brown’s death, what has changed in Ferguson — and what hasn’t
It’s been five years since Michael Brown Jr. was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The incident sparked protests, questions about race and police brutality and a Justice Department conclusion that the city’s law enforcement practices…
Nation May 15Could these state abortion bans help the movement to overturn Roe v. Wade?
A Louisiana bill banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected is the latest example of how abortion opponents and anti-abortion lawmakers across the country are pushing legislation that could prompt the highest court to reconsider Roe v. Wade.
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.
Agents for Change Apr 03When college is out of reach, this academy trains Ugandans to be entrepreneurs
SINA, a residential academy, aims to teach marginalized Ugandan youth how to start companies that have a positive impact on the environment and society.
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.