John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

U.S. truckers are protesting vaccines, even as pandemic restrictions ease

Thursday, March 03, 2022

A truckers' convoy inspired by what happened in Canada in February is rolling across America toward Washington, D.C. They're protesting vaccines even as states are lessening pandemic restrictions.


Americans are fleeing to places where political views match their own

Friday, February 18, 2022

America is growing more geographically polarized — red ZIP codes are getting redder and blue ZIP codes are becoming bluer. People appear to be sorting.


The widening political chasm is revealed in real estate data

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Red zip codes are getting redder and blue zip codes are getting bluer, causing many to rarely interact with folks with whom they disagree. People are purposely moving to places reflecting their views.


Christian Nationalism is stronger than ever, even without Donald Trump as president

Friday, January 14, 2022

Christian Nationalism has grown in the last year. Now, some more mainline churches are speaking out against the movement, which they see as opposed to the teachings of Jesus.


The trip to the U.S. Southern border is hard, let alone for kids traveling alone

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

The last decade has seen a historic migration of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border with Mexico. What does the future hold for America's newest child migrants?


This prized parrot is in peril from pet poachers

Friday, December 03, 2021

The beloved Red-Crowned Parrot, the official bird of Brownsville, Texas, and one of two native parrots in the U.S., faces threats from people stealing nestlings to sell into the pet trade.


How chaos at the U.S.-Mexico border fits into the international picture of migration

Thursday, December 02, 2021

As the U.S. struggles to cope with a surge of immigration at its southern border, the European Union is faced with its own crisis — the weaponization of migration by Belarus.


The U.S.'s only native parrot is being studied, to save it

Saturday, November 27, 2021

We know the bird can mimic human speech. Now, a researcher is trying to understand parrot-to-parrot communication, looking at the red-crowned parrot, which is the only parrot native to the U.S.


Texas schools can require masks again after a judge overrules state's ban

Thursday, November 11, 2021

A federal judge on Wednesday blocked an order by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that banned mask mandates in public schools. The ruling could have implications for other states with similar bans in place.


Vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter the U.S. for the first time in months

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

After the reopening of the Southern border with Mexico for vaccinated travelers, U.S. communities along the border hope for a boost in commerce, and families look for a return to normalcy.


Waiting on that holiday gift from your online cart? It might be stuck at a seaport

Friday, November 05, 2021

The global supply chain backup is clogging the Port of Houston, but it's not as bad as the huge bottleneck at the Port of Los Angeles.


With the holidays ahead, supply chain issues will get worse before they get better

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Supply chain backups are snarling ports — and are only expected to get worse before they get better.


He worked as a U.S. immigration agent for 18 years — as an undocumented immigrant

Thursday, October 14, 2021

In spite of serving his country for nearly 25 years, this U.S. immigration agent is an undocumented immigrant — and just as deportable as the people he'd been ejecting for 18 years.


Biden promised to halt building Trump's border wall — but new construction has begun

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Critics in Texas say President Biden is going against his promise to halt construction of the Trump border wall.


Texas Gov. Abbot Has A State Border Force Jailing Migrants, Which Some Say Is Illegal

Thursday, September 30, 2021

In Texas, hundred of migrants have been jailed by state authorities. Gov. Greg Abbott has launched his own border crackdown, which critics say is illegal.


Deadly Texas Bridge Collapse Was Overshadowed By 9/11 Attacks

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

On Sept 15, 2001, a causeway bridge leading from Port Isabel to South Padre Island collapsed and killed eight people. Twenty years later, survivors and rescuers can talk about it for the first time.


The Security Crackdown After 9/11 Permanently Altered Life At The U.S.-Mexico Border

Thursday, September 09, 2021

The tightened security that followed 9/11 irreparably changed the U.S.-Mexico border region. Border agents see themselves as fighting terrorism, but it's unlikely a terrorist has ever crossed there.


Descendants Of The Enslaved Sheltered From Ida In A Historic Plantation's Big House

Sunday, September 05, 2021

Joy Banner's family took shelter in a house on a plantation their ancestors helped build. "They were not able to have this kind of house for their own protection when a hurricane hit them," she says.


Hurricane Ida Hit An Important Oil And Gas Hub, Which Will Likely Drive Up Gas Prices

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

When Hurricane Ida came ashore on Sunday in Louisiana, the storm hit an important hub for the offshore oil and gas industry, which will likely drive up the price of gas at the pump.


Hundreds Of Thousands Left Without Power After Hurricane Ida

Monday, August 30, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of people are without power in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida. Crews in the state are fanning out to help.