Sarah McCammon

Sarah McCammon appears in the following:

Redistricting Reform Advocates Say The Real 'Rigged System' Is Gerrymandering

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Advocates in Virginia and beyond hope voters will be more engaged in the wake of the 2016 and ready to take on redistricting reform.

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In Virginia, Advocates Hope To Engage Voters In Redistricting Reform Efforts

Friday, March 17, 2017

In the wake of the 2016 election, redistricting reform advocates are hoping to engage voters in efforts to reduce partisan gerrymandering. In Virginia, activism is taking the form of a lawsuit and grassroots campaign.

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Voices From 'A Day Without A Woman'

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Many women around the country participated in a strike called "A Day Without A Woman" Wednesday. It was organized as a follow-up to the Women's March in January. But many other women had objections.

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Public Clinics Fear Federal Cuts To Planned Parenthood Would Strand Patients

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

A goal for many Republicans is to cut federal funding for health services at Planned Parenthood and divert those funds to public health centers. How ready are those centers to pick up that work?

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Trump Skips Gridiron Dinner As His Staffers Get Roasted

Sunday, March 05, 2017

At a time when tensions between President Trump and the press are as high as ever, Trump declined his invitation, instead spending the evening at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

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Birth Control Is Working Better – Or At Least, It's Failing Less

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Failure rates for the most common forms of contraception are down, but it's not entirely clear whether it's due to education, availability, or other reasons.

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In Eastern Virginia, Mixed Feelings on Trump's Trans Restroom Guidance

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Gloucester County, Va., is embroiled in a battle over transgender restrooms. The case of one of its high school students is slated to be argued before the Supreme Court next month.

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The South Has Been Slow To Harness Its Wind, But That's Changing

Thursday, February 16, 2017

There are several reasons the region is lagging in wind energy — including lower wind speeds. But now North Carolina is home to the first large-scale commercial wind farm in the Southeast.

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West Virginia Families Worry About Access To Addiction Treatment Under Trump

Thursday, February 09, 2017

If President Trump fulfills his promise to repeal Obamacare, families in the state hit hardest by the opioid epidemic are concerned their loved ones will lose coverage for alcohol and drug treatment.

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In West Virginia, Men In Recovery Look To Trump For A 'Helping Hand'

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Residents of a drug treatment center in Huntington, W.Va., hope President Trump follows through on promises to fight the addiction crisis. Many are worried about how they'll pay for their health care.

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In Living Rooms Around The Country, Activists Organize To Oppose Trump

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

"Indivisible" is a loosely-organized network of activists united by a common goal: stopping President Trump's agenda. Local chapters are guided by a manual that takes its approach from the Tea Party.

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Social Conservatives Are Excited By Trump's Pick To Join The Supreme Court

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Supporters and opponents of abortion rights are reacting to President Trump's pick of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. The pick was the culmination of a promise Trump made to social conservatives.

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Abortion-Rights Opponents Energized By New Administration

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Abortion-rights opponents marched in Washington, D.C. in what they call the March for Life. The annual event got a boost this year from the attendance of Vice President Mike Pence.

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Activists Descend On Washington, D.C., For Anti-Abortion Rally

Friday, January 27, 2017

The annual March For Life is bringing anti-abortion activists from around the country to Washington, D.C., at a time when abortion opponents are looking to the Trump administration for action.

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On Abortion, Goals Of Back-To-Back Marches Couldn't Be More Different

Friday, January 27, 2017

Less than a week after the Women's March, anti-abortion activists are taking to the streets for what they call the March for Life.

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Mothers, Daughters, Sisters And Men Unite To Protest Trump's Presidency

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Thousands descended on Washington, D.C. for Saturday's Women's March. "We came to show our disapproval of our new president, and I think also to draw attention to women's issues," Heather Ba said.

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Women's March On Washington Starts To Move Toward White House

Saturday, January 21, 2017

As participants in the Women's March on Washington prepare to begin their walk down the National Mall to the White House NPR's Sarah McCammon checks in.

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Thousands Of Women Prepare To March In Washington

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of women are expected at the Women's March on Washington.

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U.S. Abortion Rate Falls To Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A report by the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that backs legalized abortion, puts the 2014 rate at 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age — the lowest recorded rate since 1973.

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Virginia Legislature Plans To Debate If Pornography Is A Public Health Hazard

Monday, January 09, 2017

Is pornography a "public health hazard" that's a detriment to marriages? That's what the Virginia legislature plans to debate once lawmakers convene on Jan. 11.

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