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Tuesday, February 07, 2023
A new study looks at whether placing health care workers in churches can help eliminate health disparities that disproportionately affect Black communities in the South.
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Some cities are investing to revitalize their Black business districts. In Jackson, Mississippi, Farish Street has unique challenges as old and new business try to bring commerce back.
Thursday, September 15, 2022
It's been a year since NPR's Sarah McCammon spoke with Tammy and Benny Alexie after Hurricane Ida hit. She checks back in with them to see how they're doing now.
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Clean-up continues in New Orleans and a nearby suburb after a tornado moved through Tuesday night, destroying homes and killing one person.
Wednesday, February 02, 2022
It's now been a year since the American Hospital Association alleged price gouging and asked the White House to investigate and act. Bidding wars among states have only escalated.
Tuesday, February 01, 2022
Mississippi, one of the states being hit hardest by the omicron variant, is struggling to keep hospital doors open because of staffing issues.
Monday, January 17, 2022
As COVID hospitalizations surge, hospitals in southern states can no longer avoid paying competitive wages for traveling nurses, and that creates tension with local nurses who are usually paid less.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
For the people of LaPlace, La. the destruction of Hurricane Ida was on another level. And that has some residents considering moving away before the next one.
Friday, October 08, 2021
Residents of LaPlace in Louisiana have stayed hurricane after hurricane due to their deep ties to their community. State and federal officials are trying to deal with the area's repeated devastation.
Friday, September 10, 2021
In Mississippi, the last temporary 'parking lot' coronavirus field hospital closes on Sunday. It was set-up as the Delta variant whipped through the region.
Sunday, August 29, 2021
New Orleans residents who lived through Hurricane Katrina's devastation are now confronting another hurricane of epic scale. Some people are riding out the storm because they can't afford to leave.
Friday, August 13, 2021
"Many people had coronavirus," says asylum seeker Raudel, adding there's little social distancing or mask wearing, and sick and healthy people are mixed. ICE denies this but cases doubled since June.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Weeks after warnings about high COVID-19 infection rates in Missouri and in Southeastern states, vaccination rates remain low and health care systems are stressed.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Several southern states are far behind the White House's goal of vaccinating people against COVID-19. It's becoming a block-by-block, house-by-house effort to encourage people to get vaccinated.
Thursday, June 03, 2021
A federally-funded clinic in rural Mississippi embodies the history of community health centers in the U.S., and shows how these safety-net clinics can help minority patients during the pandemic.
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
A federally funded clinic in rural Mississippi embodies the history of community health centers in the U.S., and shows how these safety-net clinics can help minority patients during the pandemic.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
States with the worst vaccination rates are clustered in the South. A look at three Gulf states: what's working and what needs to change to vaccinate more people?
Monday, March 08, 2021
Not all of the residents of Jackson, Miss., have had clean water restored — weeks after a winter storm. It's leading to major questions over emergency preparedness, and the state of infrastructure.
Saturday, March 06, 2021
Mississippi endured a winter storm that knocked out power and water to hundreds of thousands of residents. Black Mississippians say their needs continue to be ignored.
Saturday, February 06, 2021
An NPR analysis of finds that U.S. distribution sites are more common in whiter areas, despite the pandemic's disproportionate impact on Blacks and Latinos.