Lydia McMullen-Laird

Lydia McMullen-Laird appears in the following:

Florida Reports Highest Single-Day Increase in Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Monday, July 13, 2020

Florida has been leading the nation in new cases of the coronavirus in recent weeks, followed by California, Texas, and Arizona.

Reckoning with Race in Public Media

Thursday, July 09, 2020

In the midst of a nationwide push for racial justice, public media is having a reckoning of its own.


Judge Orders Shut Down of the Dakota Access Pipeline in a Major Blow to the Trump Administration

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

The Trump administration was dealt a major blow on Monday when a district court said the Dakota Access Pipeline must shut down by August 5th.


Pandemic Parenting: Balancing Work, Kids, and Mental Health

Monday, July 06, 2020

Many parents across the country have gone months without childcare, due to the pandemic. Experts say some parents' mental health is suffering.


Vanessa Guillén Disappearence Raises Question About Sexual Assault in the Military

Monday, July 06, 2020

Army specialist and Houston native Vanessa Guillén disappeared from her Texas base in April, and police now say she was brutally killed.


Trump Administration Makes Sweeping Changes to International Media Outlets

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Voice of America, and other government-funded international media outlets, have been in a state of chaos since controversial Trump pick took over last month.

Interest in Gardening Blooms Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The Takeaway talks to Ron Finley, a community activist and self-proclaimed “Gangster Gardener,” about making gardening more accessible to communities of color. 

Why Are States Criminalizing Fossil Fuel Protests?

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Some states have been quietly passing laws to criminalize fossil fuel protests amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

The Overlooked Reality of Police Violence Against Disabled Black Americans

Monday, June 15, 2020

Amidst national protests for racial justice the reality of police violence against disabled people—especially Black people—is rarely discussed.

COVID-19 Cases Are on the Rise in Nearly Two Dozen States

Thursday, June 11, 2020

While the world’s eyes have been turned to the uprising against racism and police violence, some parts of the country are seeing new upticks in confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Calls to Defund the Police Are Gaining Traction

Monday, June 08, 2020

As protests continue over the killing of black people by police, calls to defund police departments are gaining traction. 

The Lack of Attention for Violence Against Black Trans People

Thursday, June 04, 2020

As people around the country protest the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others, another case of alleged police brutality is emerging in Tallahassee, Florida.

How Police Are Responding to Uprisings Across the Country

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

For the past week, protests against police violence following the killing of George Floyd have been taking place around the country. 

"Quarantine Fatigue" and Navigating the Risks of Expanding Our Bubbles

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Lockdown measures are becoming harder to follow as the weather warms up and people are increasingly feeling the mental and emotional strain of isolation.

COVID-19 Gives New Urgency to Doctors Running for Office

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

COVID-19 has given us all a newfound appreciation for health care workers. But could that kind of enthusiasm translate into votes?

EPA Rushing to Finalize Rule Change on Lead in Drinking Water

Thursday, May 21, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency is rushing to finalize a major regulation that could leave millions of Americans exposed to potentially hazardous levels of lead.

Is Sweden's Coronavirus Strategy Working?

Monday, May 18, 2020

Sweden has taken a different approach than most countries to the coronavirus outbreak and has avoided large shutdowns. How is that strategy working?

First-Generation Graduates Take the Virtual Stage

Thursday, May 14, 2020

During a global pandemic, with stay-at-home orders in place, graduation this year is looking quite different.

DeVos Quietly Releases New Rules on Campus Sexual Assault Amid Pandemic

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Many advocacy organizations are unsurprisingly concerned about the impact this will have on survivors coming forward.

How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Although many kids seem to avoid serious cases of COVID-19, they aren’t immune to the psychological effects of the crisis.