Lydia McMullen-Laird

Lydia McMullen-Laird appears in the following:

Across the Country 70 Anti-Trans Bills Pending in State Legislatures

Friday, March 05, 2021

The House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, but 70 anti-trans bills are pending in state legislatures. 


The Takeaway Answers Your Vaccine Questions

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

With the expanding vaccination efforts around the country, what can—or should—we actually do once vaccinated? 


Supreme Court Hears Key Voting Rights Case

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Today the Supreme Court is hearing a case out of Arizona on one of the most powerful sections of the Voting Rights Act.


Biden's Cabinet Nominees Face Tough Questioning from Republicans

Thursday, February 25, 2021

President Joe Biden's cabinet is filling up slowly, but some of his remaining nominees are facing tough questioning from Republicans. 


The Overlooked and Pervasive Sexual Abuse of Boys and Young Men

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The sexual assault of boys and men is much more pervasive than we might expect. 


The Long Road to COVID-19 Recovery

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

A year into the pandemic, some patients, known as “COVID-19 long-haulers,” are still suffering from the virus.


U.S. Races to Vaccinate Population As New Variants Emerge

Monday, February 22, 2021

So far, just 5½ percent of the population, or 18 million Americans, have gotten the two doses that experts say are needed for inoculation.  


The American Power System Is Unprepared for Climate Change

Thursday, February 18, 2021

From Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico to wildfires in California to winter storms in Texas, the failures of U.S. power grids continue to put people at risk.


The Pandemic's Toll on Our Bodies

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

After a year locked down in our homes, many people are reporting an increase in aches, pains, headaches, and a whole host of other physical ailments.


Find What Feels Good: Adriene Mishler on How to Help Our Bodies Survive the Pandemic

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

We spoke to Adriene Mishler about her advice for reconnecting with our bodies.


New Leadership in Newsrooms: An Opportunity for Change

Thursday, February 11, 2021

As many news organizations look for new leaders, the media landscape is changing.


The Climate Crisis vs. the Jobs Crisis

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

We discuss what kinds of jobs will be lost and what kinds of jobs will emerge under the Biden administration’s environmental policies. 


"The Primal Scream": How the Pandemic is Pushing Parents to the Brink

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

The New York Times recently came out with a big feature on working parents, getting at the level of exhaustion, frustration, and even despair that many are facing right now.  


The Financial Future of Puerto Rico Under the Biden Administration

Monday, February 08, 2021

The Biden administration has announced it will be removing restrictions on billions of dollars in Hurricane Maria recovery aid to Puerto Rico.


Restoring Faith in American Institutions

Friday, February 05, 2021

Plus, the looming battle over redistricting and how an independent commission in California hopes to break the polarization. 


The Pandemic Has Pushed Women Out of the Workforce at Higher Rates Than Men

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Women, in particular women of color, have been hit the hardest by the crushing wave of job losses. 


U.S.-Russia Relationship Back in Spotlight After Sentencing of Putin Critic

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

The Biden administration is calling for the release of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was sentenced to more than two years in prison on Tuesday.


Ahead of Impeachment Trial, GOP Falls In Line with Trump

Monday, February 01, 2021

Many predicted a real shift for the future of the Republican Party after the insurrection, but real change may be slower and less dramatic than anticipated.


The Cognitive Benefits of Learning New Skills as an Older Adult

Monday, January 25, 2021

We look at the science behind the stereotype that older adults are not as good at learning new skills as young people. 


Biden Proposes Sweeping Immigration Reform

Thursday, January 21, 2021

After his inauguration, President Joe Biden sent a piece of immigration reform legislation to Congress that would give roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship.