Maureen Pao

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Survey: Women Are Rethinking Having Kids As They Face Pandemic Challenges

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A survey from the Guttmacher Institute finds that roughly one-third of women say they plan to delay having children, or have fewer, even as they are experiencing difficulty obtaining contraception.


Mayor Of Kansas City, Mo., Wants To Eliminate Marijuana Offenses

Friday, June 19, 2020

Quinton Lucas says marijuana is often a pretext for police stops that disproportionately affect Black people. While pushing for local reforms, he doubts the possibility of larger, lasting change.


No More Watercooler Talk And Other Ways Offices Will Adapt To The Pandemic

Monday, May 18, 2020

As stay-at-home orders loosen, people will return to offices transformed by the crisis. Conference rooms, air conditioning, kitchenettes and open-floor plans are all being rethought.


Cal State Chancellor Says Virtual Classes Can Still Lead To 'Lifetime Of Opportunity'

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Tuition will not drop for online learning, says Timothy White, chancellor of the largest four-year public college system in the U.S., due to the costs of additional technology and faculty training.


New Jersey Investigates State's Nursing Homes, Hotbed Of COVID-19 Fatalities

Monday, May 11, 2020

More than half of New Jersey's coronavirus fatalities were at long-term care facilities, including nursing homes. The state's attorney general, Gurbir Grewal, has opened an investigation.


Tyson's Largest Pork Plant Reopens As Tests Show Surge In Coronavirus Cases

Friday, May 08, 2020

The Tyson Foods plant in Waterloo, Iowa, reopened Thursday after a coronavirus outbreak there. Black Hawk County Sheriff Tony Thompson says he'd support a second shutdown if the changes aren't enough.


Don't Skip Your Child's Well Check: Delays In Vaccines Could Add Up To Big Problems

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Telemedicine has its limits. And postponing shots could lead to a resurgence of diseases like measles. Doctors are taking steps to make their offices safe for kids who need to come in.


NIH Launches Effort To Speed Up Development Of COVID-19 Treatments

Friday, April 17, 2020

Federal agencies and 16 big pharma companies will collaborate on drugs and vaccines, says Dr. Francis Collins, head of the National Institutes of Health.


Ford Says It's On Track To Begin Making Ventilators Next Week

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The carmaker will be able to manufacture 50,000 ventilators by July 4, a Ford official tells Morning Edition. It is retooling a plant in Michigan, which is scheduled to begin operations Monday.


Alumni In China Lead Effort To Procure PPE For Medical Workers In New York

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Spurred by the concerns of members in China, Columbia University's alumni associations raised more than $1 million to buy desperately needed masks and other gear.


Expat In Post-Lockdown Wuhan: 'Things Will Never Be The Same'

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Pisso Nseke, a Cameroonian living in Wuhan, China, describes venturing out for the first time in nearly three months and how grateful he is to be alive. But, he says, he doesn't feel truly free yet.


Gov. Newsom On How California Is Preparing For A Spike In Coronavirus Cases

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

The state is building makeshift hospitals in anticipation of a surge in cases, following weeks of moderate growth, Gov. Gavin Newsom tells All Things Considered.


Why It's The Year Of Peppa Pig In China

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

The popular British cartoon character ushers in the Lunar New Year with a new movie. But it's the live-action trailer — and its story of a loving and lonely grandpa — that everyone's talking about.


Photographer Captures The Contradictions Of Otherworldly Antarctica

Thursday, July 19, 2018

WAMU's Tyrone Turner was mesmerized by the majestic ice and surprised by how he felt in the presence of these massive structures.


Dolly Parton's Nonprofit Reaches Milestone With 100 Million Books Sent To Children

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

This week, country music legend Dolly Parton celebrated a big milestone: 100 million books. That's right, books. Parton's nonprofit, Imagination Library, mails free books to children from birth to age 5 across the country, and this week, she celebrated the program's remarkable growth in a special ceremony at the Library of Congress.


They Fell In Love For Life, After She Got Over All The Death

Friday, October 27, 2017

In 1992, when Lynne Houston first laid eyes on the man who would become her husband, he was wearing a white gown with blood all over it. The then-waitress dropped the food she was delivering and ran.


As Popularity Of Baby Boxes Grows, Skeptics Say More Testing Is Needed

Monday, June 12, 2017

New mom Maisha Watson uses one of the 20,000 cardboard boxes given out so far in New Jersey. She's glad to have a safe spot for her son to sleep. But some question the boxes' safety and effectiveness.


Face-To-Face Sleep Education Plus 'Baby Boxes' Reduces Bed Sharing

Monday, May 22, 2017

The two-pronged approach to promoting safe sleep led to a 25 percent drop in the risky practice of bed sharing with babies in the first eight days of life, a study found. But more research is needed.


In The Art Of Netsuke, Tiny Toggles Tell Delightful Stories Of Japan

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Collectors covet the detailed and intricate charm-like pieces, used as anchors on kimono sashes. Master carver Komada Ryushi shares how he still gets nervous each time he starts a new netsuke.


States Give New Parents Baby Boxes To Encourage Safe Sleep Habits

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The baby boxes that Finland gives to all new mothers are legendary. Now states in the U.S. are experimenting with them as a way to encourage safe sleep practices and reduce SIDS.