Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

Anna Boiko-Weyrauch appears in the following:

Ahead Of 1 Year Mark, Remembering 1st U.S. Confirmed Case Of COVID-19

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

That first U.S. case was in a city north of Seattle. A nurse and her hospital reflect on that early experience in the pandemic, and how their approach has changed in the last year.


Washington Nursing Homes Still Waiting For Promised COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Assisted living facilities and nursing homes in Washington state have not received as many COVID-19 vaccine doses as promised. Frustrated residents and staff are looking for answers.


Opioid Support Group Grows From Christian Book Club

Thursday, January 09, 2020

A group of women gathered at a coffee shop outside Seattle to discuss a book about Christian living, but soon discovered that they shared something else: addiction in their families.


Christian Book Club Morphs Into Opioid Support Group

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Some Christian women outside Seattle started a book club that transformed into a support group for parents of addicted children. Their approach ran contrary to their community's conventional wisdom.


Tired Of Being 'Dope Sick,' A Drug User Gets Help From Police To Get Sober

Sunday, May 26, 2019

"Just continually putting people in jail, that's not doing anything for them," says an Everett, Wash. police officer who connected with one drug user, Shannon McCarty, and helped her get off drugs.


A Rural Community Decided To Treat Its Opioid Problem Like A Natural Disaster

Sunday, October 28, 2018

A rural county in Washington declared the opioid epidemic a life-threatening emergency. It uses a multiagency coordination group straight out of FEMA's playbook to respond to the crisis.


Seattle Defends Its New High-Earner Income Tax In Court

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The first legal steps challenging a Seattle income tax pit the city's progressive policy against long-standing resistance to taxing income in Washington state.


Billionaire Spent Millions In Charity, But Avoided Mine Fines

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Jim Justice, a West Virginia philanthropist and mine owner, gave away and invested more than $200 million while his mines failed to pay $2 million in delinquent mine safety penalties.


Top Delinquent Mine Has Deadly Legacy

Thursday, November 13, 2014

In the eight years regulators didn't collect penalty fines from D&C Mining, it was cited 1,500 times for safety violations — including many that federal inspectors say put miners at serious risk.


Common Core Reading: The Struggle Over Struggle

Thursday, November 13, 2014

With the Common Core State Standards' emphasis on "complex texts," some critics worry kids are being asked to struggle too much. We ask: How much is too much?


Coal Mines Keep Operating Despite Injuries, Violations And Millions In Fines

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

An NPR investigation found thousands of American mine owners fail to pay penalties for safety violations, even as they continue to manage dangerous — and sometimes deadly — operations.


Regulators Couldn't Close U.S. Mine Despite Poor Safety Record

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The West Virginia mine where two workers were fatally injured on Monday consistently violated federal mine safety laws, but federal regulators say they were unable to shut it down completely.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration confirmed that two workers were killed on May 12 when coal and rocks burst ...


2 Die In W.Va. Mine With Troubled Safety Record

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Two coal miners died in a mine accident in Boone County, W.Va., Monday night, in a mine with a troubled safety record.

The accident occurred at the Brody Mine No.1, which is owned by Patriot Coal. In a statement, the company says the deaths were caused by "a severe coal ...


Mockingbird in Monroeville

Friday, July 09, 2010

This year To Kill a Mockingbird turns 50. Initially, Harper Lee's novel didn't get the warmest reception from her neighbors — after all, she was depicting her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Anna Boiko-Weyrauch travels to the real-life "Maycomb" to see if that's changed.


Aha Moment: TV On The North Slope

Friday, October 09, 2009

Filmmaker Andrew Okpeha MacLean is from an Inuit family in Barrow, Alaska. When TV was introduced to the North Slope, it began to decimate the Inupiaq language. Now he's making films that bring that language to the world beyond the Arctic. Produced by Anna Boiko-Weyrauch.

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Runners Ready for the NYC Marathon

Friday, October 31, 2008

New York City Marathon runners have descended on the city to prepare for Sunday's 26.2 mile trek. Among the runners picking up their numbers at the Javits Center yesterday was Chuck Bleifeld of Stonybrook, Long Island. This year will be his sixth marathon.

BLEIFELD: It's a ...


Brooklyn Community Leaders React to Taser Death

Thursday, September 25, 2008

State Sen. Eric Adams is a frequent critic of the NYPD.

He says it's one thing to discipline individual police officers but the problem of how to interact with the mentally ill is system-wide.

ADAMS: We don't have an effective policy in the city and state of ...

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