About Ruth @ruthetam
Online Editorial Production Assistant at the PBS NewsHour.
Ruth’s Recent Stories
Arts Aug 22Artists protest through song in the wake of Ferguson shooting
What does a 21st century protest song sound like? If you're folk musician Ezra Furman, it echoes of Bob Dylan. If you're legendary songwriter Lauryn Hill, it borrows from Rodgers and Hammerstein. If you're hip hop artist J. Cole, it's…
Health Jul 09Can antidepressants offer hope to those suffering chronic pain?
Janice Lynch Schuster was the kind of person who never got sick, because she “didn’t have the time.” A writer for a health research institute, mom to six kids and a boxing hobbyist, Schuster considered herself a healthy 51-year-old. But…
World Jul 01Pro-democracy activists swarm Hong Kong on anniversary of Chinese takeover
At the peak of a stifling hot Tuesday, a historic number of Hong Kong activists marched over three miles in support of elections free from Chinese oversight.
Nation May 15Glenn Greenwald’s new book headed to Hollywood
Sony Pictures announced Wednesday that it acquired film rights to journalist Glenn Greenwald’s new book, “No Place To Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the U.S. Surveillance State.”…
Nation May 08Rise in burl poaching threatens Redwood forest
Burls are knobby tree growths that, when cut open, display delicate swirls resembling cream that’s just been poured into a mug of coffee…
World May 06New Russian law puts roubles in the swear jar
Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a ban on swearing in Russian films, television, theater, concerts and other live entertainment.
Health May 05What’s holding undocumented immigrants back from seeking health care?
A new study published by the journal “Health Affairs” examines how often undocumented immigrants in California used health services to see whether conservative talking points about the Affordable Care Act hold true.
Nation Apr 25Netflix strikes deal with cable companies to establish its own channel
Netflix has signed a deal with three cable companies that will allow its subscribers to stream videos through its own ‘channel’ launching Monday.
Health Apr 24Money, the root of all infections
Don’t accept anyone’s dirty money. Not because it’s wrong, but because it’s loaded with germs.
World Apr 18Using bathroom humor to try to improve India’s rural sanitation
It will take all of three seconds to recognize UNICEF India’s recent “Take The Poo To The Loo” is not your average public service announcement. The Indian government and private aid groups have struggled with the country’s rural sanitation for…