Maureen Pao

Maureen Pao appears in the following:

To Tackle Racial Disparities In COVID-19, California Enacts New Metric For Reopening

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Dr. Mark Ghaly, California's health secretary, discusses a new health equity metric that requires larger counties to reduce coronavirus rates in minority communities before businesses can reopen.


Anita Hill On Sexual Harassment In Hollywood And Beyond

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Anita Hill, chair of the Hollywood Commission, discusses a new report's findings on sexual harassment in the industry. She also discusses Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation battle and Joe Biden.


Savanna's Act Addresses Alarming Number Of Missing Or Killed Native Women

Monday, September 28, 2020

Sarah Deer, citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and University of Kansas professor, discusses the measures to strengthen investigation procedures and why it's taken so long to address the issue.


As COVID-19 Cases Rise, Gettysburg College Puts All Students On Lockdown

Friday, September 04, 2020

Students at the small private college in Pennsylvania are essentially banned from leaving their rooms until at least the end of the week. All classes and labs have moved to remote learning.


Wildfire Season Is Off To A Roaring Start In California And Colorado

Friday, August 14, 2020

Two back-to-back wildfires have erupted around Los Angeles. And across the country, major wildfires are burning in a dozen states, including one of the largest in Colorado's history.


California And Texas Health Officials: Mistrust A Major Hurdle For Contact Tracers

Monday, August 10, 2020

In Harris County, Texas, about 25% of people are "absolutely unwilling to share anything," says a local health department epidemiologist. Misinformation is one reason for the mistrust, officials say.


Gov. Cuomo Clears The Way For In-Person Learning At Schools In New York State

Friday, August 07, 2020

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that infection rates were low enough that local districts could opt to bring kids back into classrooms if they wanted. Many teachers oppose the decision.


Texas Tech Fires Top Women's Basketball Coaches Amid Abuse Allegations

Friday, August 07, 2020

Head coach Marlene Stollings came to Texas Tech in 2018, along with assistant Nikita Lowry Dawkins. They're both out now, after USA Today published allegations of physical, mental and verbal abuse.


Mississippi On Track To Become No. 1 State For New Coronavirus Cases Per Capita

Monday, August 03, 2020

"We need to do something different," says Dr. LouAnn Woodward, who leads the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She says the state needs a mask mandate, but knows many people won't comply.


San Francisco Proposes To Shift $120 Million From Police To Tackle Racial Disparities

Friday, July 31, 2020

Mayor London Breed said the funds would be reallocated over two years to address stark inequities in housing, education, health and economic opportunities faced by the city's Black community.


Hong Kong Delays Elections For A Year, Citing Coronavirus Pandemic

Friday, July 31, 2020

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she is postponing legislative elections slated for Sept. 6 due to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. Critics say it will further erode the Chinese territory's autonomy.


Los Angeles Launches $103 Million Program To Offer Relief To Renters

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

LA City Council President Nury Martinez says the city's new program will provide subsidies of up to $2,000 to some 50,000 families. More than 100,000 people applied the first day.


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.