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WATCH: Pandemic in the Heartland
A small dairy community in the northwest part of Wisconsin recorded zero cases of COVID-19. Despite that, the virus hit the city of Loyal hard.
Milwaukee PBS
June 10, 2020
Alaska's Controversial Pebble Mine Was Dead. Not Anymore.
The Pebble mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay got a new lease on life under the Trump administration. A decision on whether to permit the mine is expected later this year.
May 27, 2020
Counterfeit Masks Reaching Frontline Health Workers in U.S.
The story of how one brand of counterfeits has infiltrated America’s supply chains illustrates how the lack of coordination amid massive shortages during the coronavirus pandemic has plunged the United State’s medical system into chaos.
May 12, 2020
As President Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Continues, 4 Documentaries to Watch
FRONTLINE has been chronicling Trump’s harsh stance on immigration — and how it has served as a winning political strategy — from the beginning.
April 22, 2020
During the Coronavirus Crisis, the Trump Administration's Environmental Rollbacks Continue
Watch "War on the EPA" for the backstory on how the battle over environmental regulations and climate science has been waged.
April 10, 2020
U.S. International Aid Groups Sending Help Home
Several U.S. charities that traditionally operate in countries stricken by war and natural disaster are now sending humanitarian aid to some of the wealthiest communities in America.
April 10, 2020
WATCH: Colorado Economy: Business Survival
Uncertainty about how long many businesses will be closed and the inability to plan for the future has many communities concerned about both short term and long-term economic stability.
Rocky Mountain PBS
April 2, 2020
Companies’ New Pledges to Boost Recycling Face Old Pitfalls
Facing a public outcry over the plastic pollution crisis, some of the world’s biggest consumer brand companies have promised to dramatically boost recycling. Yet some of those same companies have made — and failed to deliver on — similar promises in the past.
March 31, 2020
When Does Recycling Your Plastic Make Sense? The Answer Isn’t So Simple
The vast majority of plastic — about 76 percent — ends up in landfills. Here's what to do about yours.
March 31, 2020
Plastics Industry Insiders Reveal the Truth About Recycling
They never believed it would actually solve the plastic waste problem. Today, it’s estimated that no more than 10 percent of plastic produced has ever been recycled.
March 31, 2020
Coronavirus is Crippling Florida’s Unemployment System
As Florida’s economy ground to a halt this week, Floridians flooded the program with calls and website requests, jamming the lines and crashing the website.
Tampa Bay Times
March 21, 2020