Lydia McMullen-Laird

Lydia McMullen-Laird appears in the following:

Keep or Ditch: How Our Lives Will Change After COVID-19

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Shaking hands? Canceled.  

Biden Responds to Sexual Assault Allegations After Weeks of Silence

Monday, May 04, 2020

It’s been one month since Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer, publicly accused Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993. 

Cannabis Companies Struggling During COVID-19 Are Ineligible for Federal Relief

Thursday, April 30, 2020

One industry that is not feeling the benefits of that bailout is the cannabis industry. How will the industry survive the pandemic?

Remembering Richard Hake: Longtime WNYC Host, Colleague and Friend

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

On Friday, the Takeaway and WNYC family lost a friend and beloved co-worker, Richard Hake. He died in his home at age 51.

Grieving in the Time of COVID-19

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Of all the things we're trying to adapt to in isolation, grieving might be the most difficult. We’ve asked our listeners to share their stories of loss and grief with us.

For Black Men, Complying with Face Mask Guidelines Comes with Racial Profiling Risks

Monday, April 27, 2020

The CDC is urging all Americans to wear face masks when leaving the house. But that’s proved to be a difficult and sometimes dangerous choice for black men in particular.

Environmental Justice in the Age of COVID-19

Thursday, April 23, 2020

For years, black people in the U.S. have been dealing with environmental justice issues. 

Former Climate Skeptic on How Climate Denial Paved the Way for Disinformation Around COVID-19

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Decades of undermining science related to pollution and climate change has paved the way for the denial of COVID-19.

Montana Judge Revokes Permit on Controversial Keystone XL Pipeline

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

A judge in Montana has canceled a key permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that’s expected to stretch from Canada to Nebraska.

Tara Reade's Sexual Assault Allegations Against Joe Biden Explained

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Tara Reade, a former Senate aide, has accused Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993.

State Policies May Give People with Disabilities Lower Priority for COVID-19 Care

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

A new investigation from the Center for Public Integrity shows that people with disabilities may not be able to access ventilators amid the pandemic.

FDA Relaxes Blood Donation Restrictions for Men Who Have Sex With Men Amid COVID-19

Monday, April 13, 2020

The FDA has reduced the amount of time men have to wait to donate blood after having sex with another man. 

When Home Isn't Safe: Shelter-In-Place for Victims of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

Monday, April 13, 2020

We’re staying home to keep ourselves and each other safe. But what if home isn’t safe at all?

Nightly Gratitude and Applause for Health Care Workers Around the World

Thursday, April 09, 2020

All over the world, people have been clapping and cheering for health care workers in a nightly ritual to celebrate those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Is Not An Equalizer: Early Data Shows African Americans Are Dying at Higher Rates

Monday, April 06, 2020

Early data shows black people are being infected and dying at higher rates than other communities.


Coronavirus Exposes Public Health Inequities in Indigenous Communities

Thursday, April 02, 2020

In American Indian communities, the coronavirus outbreak has exposed a number of longstanding public health inequities.


"An Open License To Pollute": EPA Relaxes Regulations Citing Coronavirus

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency announced last week it is relaxing environmental regulations for companies including factories and power plants.


The Looming Crisis of COVID-19 in America's Jails and Prisons

Monday, March 30, 2020

A coronavirus outbreak in the correctional system could cause chaos for thousands of inmates across the country.


Emissions Are Going Down Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, What Does That Mean for Climate Change?

Monday, March 30, 2020

Are there unintended climate benefits from the coronavirus pandemic? Or is this just a temporary dip in emissions that will be inconsequential in the long run?


Faith Communities Find Creative Ways to Congregate Amid Pandemic

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Places of worship are transitioning to creative ways of holding services that protect their congregations from the spread of the coronavirus.