Lydia McMullen-Laird

Lydia McMullen-Laird appears in the following:

The Music That Helped Us Survive 2020

Monday, January 04, 2021

In 2020, music helped people survive and process the grief, anxiety, and loneliness of the pandemic.


A New Variant of COVID-19 Variant is Spreading Rapidly Worldwide

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

A new variant of the coronavirus has been spreading rapidly in parts of the world including the U.K., and now that variant has been detected here in the U.S. 


Indigenous Treaties Are Helping to Secure Environmental Wins

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Nearly 400 treaties exist in the U.S. to protect tribal lands and hunting and fishing rights—and they have rarely been honored. But that may be changing.


Trump Pardons and Commutes Dozens of Loyalists

Monday, December 28, 2020

Last week, President Trump pardoned or commuted dozens of people. The majority of the President's pardons in his term have been those of supporters and loyalists to the president. 


’A Scarlet Letter’ D for Most New York City Buildings on Energy Efficiency

Friday, December 25, 2020

The city’s new grading system is supposed to make big buildings more energy efficient, but it’s also stressing out those who don’t want to post a black mark at the doorway.

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Finding Hope and Resilience in 2020

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

It’s been a tough year. We discuss the hope and resilience that got us through the collective trauma and devastation of 2020.


Report Finds NYPD Used Excessive Force During Racial Justice Uprisings

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

A new report from New York City’s Department of Investigations found NYPD often used excessive force and did not have a clear strategy to respond to the mass demonstrations.

Pornhub Cracks Down on Child Sex Abuse Videos

Monday, December 21, 2020

A recent New York Times investigation found that Pornhub was full of videos showing child rape and sexual abuse.


What Does Right-Wing Extremism Look Like Post-Trump?

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump promoted right-wing conspiracy theories and even encouraged right-wing extremist groups like the Proud Boys. 


From Fashion Mask to Sweatpants: How COVID-19 Has Changed the Way We Dress

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

From fashion masks to sweatpants and slippers, this pandemic has changed a lot about expectations of how we dress.


The Role of Images and Photojournalism During COVID-19

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Photojournalists documenting COVID-19 on the frontlines have been, for many of us, our window into suffering, grief, and empathy of the past year.


Workers Call for Better Conditions As Public Becomes More Reliant on Food Delivery Apps

Monday, December 14, 2020

Amid the pandemic, many consumers have become reliant on food delivery apps, but many of their workers say that they haven't been treated appropriately in return.


The Collapse of the Iconic Arecibo Observatory Telescope

Monday, December 07, 2020

On December 1, the iconic telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico collapsed to the ground after decades of astronomical discoveries. 


Dr. Anthony Fauci on the State of the Pandemic, As Holiday Season Gets Underway

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci has been a central figure in the national battle against the coronavirus. 

How to Recover from Burnout During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, November 19, 2020

No matter who you are, there’s a good chance you or someone in your life is experiencing some form of burnout right now.

Conflicts Have Escalated in the African Nations of Nigeria and Ethiopia

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Conflicts have escalated in the African nations of Nigeria and Ethiopia and could present challenges for a Biden/Harris administration.

As Winter Approaches, COVID-19 Pandemic Worsens Across the U.S.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

On Wednesday, the U.S. reported a record of 144,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

The Trump Campaign Mounts Legal Challenges in Multiple States Following Biden’s Win

Monday, November 09, 2020

President Trump has yet to concede in the 2020 presidential election, and the Trump campaign has already announced a number of legal challenges to the results.

Julián Castro on Election Results and This Moment of Uncertainty

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Julián Castro weighs in on the election results so far.

Listeners Share Their Voting Experiences and Plans Ahead of Presidential Election

Monday, October 26, 2020

Across the U.S., approximately 60 million people have already cast their vote for president.