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Sam Weber has covered everything from living on minimum wage to consumer finance as a shooter/producer for PBS NewsHour Weekend. Prior joining NH Weekend, he previously worked for Need to Know on PBS and in public radio. He’s an avid cyclist and Chicago Bulls fan.
The PBS NewsHour explores the swath of trauma gun deaths have left in their wake across America in: “Ricochet: An American Trauma.” The documentary was reported by correspondent William Brangham and produced by Sam Weber and Sam Lane.
When it comes to gun deaths in America, suicide is still the leading cause. William Brangham recently traveled to Colorado and Wyoming, the state with the highest suicide rate, to look at a movement to change the conversation around mental…
Ten years ago today, a gunman opened fire in a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 and wounding 70 people. At the time, it was one of the worst mass shootings in the country’s history, and sparked familiar…
After hitting near historic lows pre-pandemic, crime has been spiking in many parts of the U.S., including in the nation's most populous city. Shootings in New York City have more than doubled this year compared to the same time period…
Each day the Twitter thread “Faces Of COVID” posts the names, images and a short remembrance of Americans who have died from COVID-19. The project was started by Boston-based communications consultant Alex Goldstein, who has posted more than 7,000 remembrances…
As we approach the tragic milestone of 1 million deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. we wanted to bring you reflections from some of the people we’ve met over the past two years of this pandemic. A paramedic, a nurse,…
The U.S. is in the midst of its worst deadly bird flu outbreak in years. Millions of poultry and wild birds have been killed. And although the risk to human health is low, the impacts have trickled down to consumers.
In the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion striking down Roe v. Wade, Justice Samuel Alito writes that the nation has had an “unbroken tradition” of criminalizing abortion. But as John Yang reports, the history is much more complicated.
The draft opinion that was leaked from the U.S. Supreme Court could have enormous implications, especially for abortion providers in 26 states where new restrictions or outright bans would go into effect. Dr. Sarah Traxler in St. Paul, Minnesota, who…
The past few years have led to record wildfires across the U.S. Decades of suppressing fires has led to overgrown forests, and a warming climate has increased their intensity and frequency. Christopher Booker reports from California on community-led efforts to…
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