Lydia McMullen-Laird

Lydia McMullen-Laird appears in the following:

Amazon's Sales Are Up But Their Workers Don't Feel Safe

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Americans are hunkering down to slow the spread of the coronavirus. As people spend more time at home trying to avoid contact, they’re also shopping online more.


Puerto Rico's Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Governor Wanda Vazquez has issued stricter guidelines to citizens on the island than we have seen anywhere on the mainland U.S., with a curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.


NASA is Accepting Applications for New Astronauts: Extensive Travel Required

Monday, March 16, 2020

NASA is taking applications for astronauts for the first time in four years. These new astronauts are likely to be part of future expeditions to the Moon and Mars.


Can Travel Bans Slow the Spread of the Coronavirus?

Monday, March 16, 2020

Can travel bans help stop the spread of coronavirus?


How the Coronavirus is Affecting Washington's Homeless Population

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Washington State is dealing with one of the most serious COVID-19 outbreaks in the country. One population is especially vulnerable, those experiencing homelessness.


What Does the Coronavirus Mean for the Economy?

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

There’s a real risk of a recession from the economic stress caused by the coronavirus. President Trump is now considering stimulus measures like a payroll tax cut.


Bernie Sanders Dominates in the Muslim Vote

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

It’s the second big contest of the Democratic primary and there’s a lot at stake. For Bernie Sanders, it’s a chance to show that he’s still competitive in this primary. 

Communities of Faith Grapple With the Coronavirus

Monday, March 09, 2020

As the coronavirus continues to spread around the country and the world, places of worship are grappling with how to continue their services, while also protecting their congregations.


How Will the Coronavirus Affect Schools?

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Some countries have already shut school doors and sent all students home to wait out the virus. Can closing schools help contain this outbreak? 


What Does the U.S.-Afghanistan Peace Deal Mean for Afghan Women's Rights?

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

The U.S. signed a deal with Afghanistan over the weekend that signals the end of the longest war in American history. 18-years of conflict in the region may soon be over.


The Coronavirus Keeps Spreading, So Does the Misinformation

Monday, March 02, 2020

The coronavirus keeps spreading. The first two U.S. deaths from COVID-19 were confirmed over the weekend in Washington State.


Parents are Fighting Gun Violence Through Their School Boards

Thursday, February 13, 2020

As federal and state legislation around gun safety continues to stall, some parents are taking matters into their own hands, by going through their local school boards.


The National Archives Is Deleting Records About Trump’s ICE Policies

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

In 2017, the Archives agreed to let Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials delete or destroy documents that detail the sexual abuse and death of undocumented immigrants


Iowa Caucus: Is It Time to Overhaul the System?

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

After months of campaigning, the Iowa caucuses are finally over. Well, almost over. 


World's Largest Money Manager to Make Investment Decisions Based on Climate Change

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The world’s largest money manager, BlackRock, announced recently that it plans to make climate change a central part of its investment strategy.


Women are Leading Protests Against Controversial Citizenship Law in India

Thursday, January 23, 2020

In India, people are still protesting a law passed over a month ago that many see as discriminatory against Muslims because it grants citizenship based on religion.


Can Solar Energy Solve Puerto Rico's Energy Crisis?

Monday, January 13, 2020

Last week’s earthquake in Puerto Rico caused widespread power outages on the Island that left hundreds of thousands of residents without electricity for days.


Federal Government to Crack Down on Robocalls

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Americans received more than 5 billion robocalls in November alone, according to the robocall blocking app YouCall.


Same-Sex Ballroom Dancers are Challenging Traditional Gender Roles—Brigham Young University is Pushing Back

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Ballroom dancing has long been a symbol of heterosexual norms, but that might be changing.


Multiple People Dead in Jersey City Shooting that Targeted Jewish Deli in 'Act of Terror'

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Multiple people died in a shooting in Jersey City, NJ on Tuesday, in what appeared to be an anti-Semitic attack.