Joe Hernandez

WHYY

Joe Hernandez covers South Jersey for WHYY.

He previously worked at WNYC, as a producer on the local news desk and at The Takeaway, WNYC and PRI's morning drive show. His work has appeared on NPR, the Columbia Journalism Review, and NJ Spotlight.

Joe Hernandez appears in the following:

What we know about the victims of the Uvalde school shooting

Friday, May 27, 2022

Two teachers and 19 students were killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, making it the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. At least four others were injured.

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Guns are banned during Trump's upcoming speech at the NRA conference

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The Secret Service is taking control of the hall during Trump's speech in Houston on Friday and is prohibiting attendees from having firearms and other weapons, according to the gun group.

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The designer of the X-wing and other iconic 'Star Wars' ships has died

Monday, May 23, 2022

Colin Cantwell worked on other films including 2001: A Space Odyssey and WarGames. He was 90.

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A Texas woman is wanted in the murder of cyclist Anna Moriah 'Mo' Wilson

Monday, May 23, 2022

The suspect, Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, and Wilson had both had a relationship with the same man, according to an arrest warrant.

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A new federal law bans baby sleep products linked to nearly 200 infant deaths

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

President Biden signed the Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2021 on Monday, outlawing the manufacture and sale of crib bumpers and certain inclined infant sleepers.

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The U.S. men's and women's soccer teams will be paid equally under a new deal

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The new collective bargaining agreements will run through 2028 and will also include the "equalization" of World Cup prize money, the organization announced.

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Biden will visit Buffalo, where residents are reeling from the mass shooting

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

In Buffalo, N.Y., people are still struggling to comprehend Saturday's attack that killed 10 people at a supermarket. Authorities say a self-avowed white supremacist targeted Black people.

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Buffalo victim Roberta Drury, 32, is remembered as a great help to her family

Monday, May 16, 2022

"She would go to Tops for us all the time, actually," Moyer told NPR. "We don't really have family in the area, so it was just a great help that she could do something for us like that."

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Encore: Nationwide shortage of baby formula is a major stressor for parents

Friday, May 13, 2022

There's an acute baby formula shortage in the U.S. A recall at a big supplier along with supply chain challenges have caused the issue. (Story first aired on All Things Considered on May 11, 2022.)

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The Biden administration is working to ease the ongoing shortage of baby formula

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The average out-of-stock rate for baby formula at retailers across the country was 43% during the first week of May, according to the firm Datasembly.

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Former NBA and Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne is shot and killed

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Payne, 31, was known for the bond he formed with a young girl who had become ill with cancer. A 29-year-old man has been charged with murder in the Orlando shooting and is in custody.

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Authorities find human remains in Lake Mead twice in one week

Monday, May 09, 2022

Lake Mead's falling water levels could lead to the discovery of more human remains in the reservoir, a police officer warns.

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Here's how to watch the total lunar eclipse on May 15

Monday, May 09, 2022

Late in the evening, the full moon is slated to pass directly into Earth's shadow cast by the sun, illuminating the moon a brilliant red.

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What overturning Roe v. Wade could mean for the rest of the world

Thursday, May 05, 2022

If the U.S. scraps the constitutional right to abortion, human rights advocates warn that repressive governments across the globe could use it to justify crackdowns on their citizens.

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These companies are assuring workers they'll help them access abortions

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, as a leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court suggests it could be, millions of Americans could lose access to abortions where they live.

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The U.S. now says Russia is wrongfully detaining WNBA star Brittney Griner

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Griner was arrested after authorities reportedly found vape cartridges with hashish oil in her luggage. The shift in language indicates the U.S. will work more aggressively to secure her release.

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Here's what could happen if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the landmark decision, it will have a major impact in states across the country that have already signaled their intention to further restrict or ban abortion.

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Google honors the Black inventor who likely inspired the phrase 'the real McCoy'

Monday, May 02, 2022

Elijah McCoy, the revolutionary Black inventor who was born 178 years ago today, came up with an idea for an automatic lubricator that kept engines oiled while they ran.

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The U.S. Marshals Service is offering $10K for information about an Alabama fugitive

Sunday, May 01, 2022

Lauderdale County corrections official Vicky White is also missing. She told staff she was transporting Casey White to the local courthouse for a mental health evaluation before the two disappeared.

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Connecticut looks to expand abortion rights in response to out-of-state restrictions

Sunday, May 01, 2022

The legislation is partly a reaction to the wave of new measures in conservative states restricting abortions and in some cases levying civil and criminal penalties on people who perform them.

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