Melissa Block appears in the following:
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Early in her career, the Supreme Court justice argued cases that expanded rights for women and men.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
The 19th amendment secured all women the right to vote, but in practice many women of color were excluded. This continues to resonate today with voter suppression among marginalized communities.
Monday, August 17, 2020
Tennessee was the final state needed to ratify the amendment that secured women the right to vote. At the last moment, a young state legislator switched his vote to yes after his mom asked him to.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
The fans can't come back because of the coronavirus pandemic, so Major League Baseball will pump crowd sounds into the empty ballparks when its season begins on July 23.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
With soccer stadiums empty of fans because of COVID-19, broadcasters are juicing up their feeds with prerecorded sound of crowds. Major League Baseball will take a similar approach.
Friday, July 03, 2020
Statues have been taken down; names scrubbed from institutions. The national reckoning over race has reenergized debates over historical figures and the scrutiny goes beyond Confederate monuments.
Thursday, July 02, 2020
Statues have been taken down. Names are being scrubbed from institutions. The national reckoning over race has led to closer scrutiny of which figures from history we honor, and how.
Saturday, June 06, 2020
This week at the protests in Washington, D.C., thousands of voices joined spontaneously in singing the Bill Withers classic "Lean on Me," led by local musician Kenny Sway.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Since it's impossible to hold mass public gatherings to mourn those who have died of COVID-19, people are creating new ways to memorialize the dead.
Monday, May 25, 2020
As the U.S. nears the grim milestone of 100,000 dead from COVID-19, various projects around the country are trying to make sure that those who have died are remembered for who they were.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
The White House says coronavirus indicators are trending down across most of the U.S., but are a concern in Washington, D.C., Chicago and Los Angeles. City health officials say progress is being made.
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Christopher Mores is among those trying to unlock secrets of the novel coronavirus. He spends 14-hour days with his team throwing everything they have at this pathogen, looking for ways to defeat it.
Monday, April 13, 2020
A small team at Johns Hopkins University early on created what's become one of the most authoritative interactive online dashboards, tracking COVID-19 data around the world.
Saturday, April 04, 2020
There have been dramatic spikes in demand for sedatives, pain medications, paralytics and other drugs that are crucial for patients who are on ventilators.
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Authors explore questions of morality, evil, solidarity and survival in Albert Camus' The Plague, Geraldine Brooks' Year of Wonders and Karen Thompson Walker's The Dreamers.
Sunday, February 02, 2020
In New Orleans, arguably the most far-out pre-Mardi Gras parade is staged by the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus: home to "revelrous Star Wars freaks, Trekkies, Whovians... and all super-nerds."
Saturday, February 01, 2020
In New Orleans, the most fanciful pre-Mardi Gras parade is by the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus, home to "revelrous Star Wars Trekkies." We check in as they gear up for tonight's parade.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Author John McPhee tells us why he is undertaking what he calls an "old-man project" — writing about the scraps of unwritten stories he's thought about over the years.
Friday, January 10, 2020
The U.S. and Iran may have pulled back from the brink of war but tensions remain high. Iranian American activists and writers talk about their fears and hopes for what's next.
Monday, December 23, 2019
Life expectancy in the U.S. has taken a significant downward turn. This is especially true in Ohio and West Virginia, which have the highest rates of overdose deaths among people ages 25 to 64.