LA Johnson

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Photos: See the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

The hurricane was downgraded to a Category 3 before making landfall in Florida Wednesday. Storm surge had residents worried as they watch the waters rise.


How a little more silence in children's lives helps them grow

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Studies show too much noise, particularly loud, irregular noise, can hurt a child's brain development, because if sound is irregular, it distracts our brains and makes concentration more difficult.


The surprising science of how pregnancy begins

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

The start of pregnancy — as well as exactly when that happens — is a hot topic in some state legislatures and U.S. courts. Understanding the nuances of what happens when has never been more important.


The Women Behind the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

We've heard about Rosa Parks and her crucial role in the Montgomery bus boycott. But Parks was just one of many women who organized for years. In this episode, those women tell their own story.


COMIC: How foraging restored my relationship with food

Friday, October 07, 2022

For forager Alexis Nikole Nelson, who has a very popular TikTok with more than 4 million followers, there's something soul-nourishing about connecting with your food.


COMIC: Finding my voice through dance

Friday, August 19, 2022

For Camille A. Brown, choreography unlocked a new way to understand her power as a dancer, and to celebrate her creative identity.


COMIC: How living on Mars time taught me to slow down

Friday, July 22, 2022

NASA engineer Nagin Cox lives on Earth but works on Mars time, where days are longer and time works differently. Her work with the rovers has entirely changed the way she thinks about time on Earth.


COMIC: One Sioux chef's attempt to reclaim Native American cuisine

Friday, May 13, 2022

When it comes to North American cuisine, Indigenous foods don't typically come to mind. Chef Sean Sherman is changing that by serving food that celebrates and preserves his ancestors' Lakota cooking.


How young people are taking action against climate change

Friday, April 22, 2022

Xiye Bastida was raised in the highlands of Mexico with an understanding that she had to thank the Earth for everything it provided. Now, she's dedicated her entire life to the issue of protecting it.


COMIC: How a computer scientist fights bias in algorithms

Monday, March 14, 2022

Computer scientist Joy Buolamwini is on a mission to fight bias in algorithms. In this comic, Buolamwini discusses the way biased algorithms can lead to real world inequality — and what we can do.


COMIC: Finding peace with singlehood in a society that wants everyone to partner up

Friday, February 11, 2022

In a world that wants everyone partnered up, this comic by Meghan Keane and LA Johnson offers tips from the experts on how to find peace with singleness and live a full life on your own terms.


These women speak candidly about their abortions. Here's what they want you to know

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

In D.C. and across the country, people gathered by the thousands in coordinated rallies to demand reproductive justice for all. The main message? Everyone loves someone who's had an abortion.


COMIC: If history is a guide, schools will start requiring COVID vaccines

Friday, November 05, 2021

The first vaccine required for school was for smallpox, over 200 years ago. And for decades, all states have required that kids be vaccinated against contagious diseases like polio to attend school.


Show And Tell: How Are Your Kids Getting Creative With Masks?

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Which cute and cool masks do your kids like best? How are they expressing themselves with their mask choices? Send us a postcard, or a story or a photo.


She's Been Teaching For 18 Years. She Says This Year Is Her Most Stressful Yet

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

What does an elementary school classroom look like right now? Photojournalist Natosha Via spent the day with one Louisville music teacher as she adjusted masks and sanitized xylophone mallets.


COMIC: Director Jon M. Chu's Long Journey From Home Videos To 'In The Heights'

Friday, June 11, 2021

Hollywood director Jon M. Chu got his start splicing VHS tapes of home videos, but it took him two decades — and acceptance of his cultural identity — to realize what stories he really wanted to tell.


COMIC: He Knew His First Year Teaching Would Be A Whirlwind. Then Came The Pandemic

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

It's been a year since teachers were handed an unprecedented challenge: Educate students in new ways amid the backdrop of a pandemic. This week our story is from San Antonio.


COMIC: How A Teacher Tackled Pandemic Fears For His Students With Disabilities

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

It's been a year since teachers were handed an unprecedented request: educate students in entirely new ways amid the backdrop of a pandemic. This week's story comes from a teacher in Nashville.


COMIC: 'Radiating Love And Positivity' While Teaching In The Pandemic

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

It's been a year since teachers were handed an unprecedented request: educate students in entirely new ways amid a pandemic. This week is Shameem Patel, a second-grade teacher in Dallas.


COMIC: For Music Teacher, Virtual School Meant Teaching Kids 'To Hear The Way I Hear'

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

It's been a year since teachers were handed an unprecedented request: educate students in entirely new ways amid the backdrop of a pandemic.