Andrea Hsu

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A COVID-19 Vaccine For Children May Still Be Many Months Away

Friday, November 27, 2020

The first COVID-19 vaccines to hit the market will not be approved for use in children. Researchers must figure out if the vaccines are safe and effective in kids.

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As COVID-19 Vaccine Nears, Employers Consider Making It Mandatory

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

With promising news out of COVID-19 vaccine trials, the question now is how many people will get the vaccine? And can or will employers require their workers to get vaccinated?

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Use It Or Lose It: Parents Set Wages Aside For Child Care. Now It's At Risk

Thursday, November 19, 2020

For many families, 2020 ended up being a year with fewer child-care expenses. Now parents with unspent funds in their dependent-care flexible spending accounts are trying to figure out what to do.

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Some Working Parents Could Lose Money Set Aside For Child Care Expenses

Thursday, November 19, 2020

For many families, 2020 ended up being a year with fewer child care expenses. Now parents with unspent funds in their dependent care flexible spending accounts are trying to figure out what to do.

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Florida Just Passed A $15 Minimum Wage. Is The Time Right For A Big Nationwide Hike?

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Florida became the eighth state and the first in the South to adopt a $15 minimum wage. Replicating this in other states and on the federal level remains a challenge.

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Why The Pandemic Is Forcing So Many Women To Leave Their Jobs

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Michel Martin speaks with NPR's Andrea Hsu, economist Kathryn Anne Edwards and new stay-at-home mom Farida Mercedes about how the pandemic is disproportionately impacting women in the workforce.

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'I'm A Much Better Cook': For Dads, Being Home During Pandemic Is Eye-Opening

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

While working moms have been struggling this year, pandemic life is also taking a toll on dads, many of whom are confronting situations they may not have chosen otherwise.

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The American Government Once Offered Widely Affordable Child Care ... 77 Years Ago

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Affordable, quality child care was hard to come by even before the pandemic and now even more so. It's not for a lack of ideas about how to fix it. Is this the moment those ideas are taken seriously?

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Even The Most Successful Women Pay A Big Price In Pandemic

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The unequal division of household work leads to the "mom penalty." For highly educated, high-income women, it could mean losing promotions, future earning power and roles as future leaders.

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For Fans Hungry For Baseball, Taiwanese Announcer Made Right Call In Unusual Season

Monday, October 19, 2020

Since 2014, Richard Wang has called Major League Baseball games in Chinese for fans in Taiwan. When COVID-19 delayed the MLB season, he had a chance to bring Taiwan baseball to the world in English.

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During Pandemic, MLB Baseball Announcer's Audience Grows

Monday, October 19, 2020

Since 2014, Richard Wang has called Major League Baseball games in Chinese for fans in Taiwan. When COVID-19 delayed the MLB season, he had a chance to bring Taiwan baseball to the world in English.

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Enough Already: Multiple Demands Causing Women To Abandon Workforce

Friday, October 02, 2020

Women left jobs at four times the rate of men in September. The burden of parenting and running a household while also working a job has created a pressure cooker environment that's pushing women out.

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'This Is All I've Ever Known': Amid Cuts, Airline Workers Wonder Where They'll Land

Friday, October 02, 2020

Airlines have furloughed tens of thousands of employees. Now they wonder what they'll do next. For some it's a career change; for others it's finding a temporary job until the industry recovers.

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'This Is Too Much': Working Moms Are Reaching The Breaking Point During The Pandemic

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The coronavirus did not create the struggles that working mothers face daily. But it has exacerbated them and made them more visible, forcing women of all income levels to make hard choices.

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'Swing County, USA' Prepares For Unprecedented Influx Of Ballots By Mail

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Voting by mail is easier now across the U.S. Officials in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, a swing region in a critical state, are making changes to manage the time-consuming process of counting ballots.

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What Scientist Do And Don't Know About The Spread Of The Coronavirus

Friday, May 29, 2020

Scientists are trying to answer various questions about the coronavirus four months after the first confirmed case in the U.S.: why it spreads, who transmits it and where the spread is happening.

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How A Decades-Old Unemployment Insurance System Is Measuring Up In The Pandemic

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Indivar Dutta-Gupta, a co-executive director at the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, explains the U.S. unemployment insurance system's origins and role today.

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How The United States Failed To See The Coronavirus Crisis Coming

Friday, April 03, 2020

The U.S. has reported far more cases of coronavirus than any other country. How did the country not see this coming as recently as late February? What went wrong with the messaging from the top?

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How Big Oil Of The Past Helped Launch The Solar Industry Of Today

Monday, September 30, 2019

The multibillion-dollar solar photovoltaic industry has roots in an unexpected place. More than 40 years ago, oil companies invested in solar research and development that have proved critical.

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Stepping Into The Sun: A Mission To Bring Solar Energy To Communities Of Color

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Solar energy has taken off across the U.S. As an African American working in the industry, Jason Carney wants to make sure minority communities don't miss out on the energy savings or the green jobs.

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