A one-minute long news update, focused on COVID-19, airing before and after PBS NewsHour.
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Renee Shaw and guests discuss COVID-19’s impact on special education and student mental health. Guests include: Eric Friedlander, secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services; Gretta Hylton, associate commissioner at the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Early Learning; and Allison Slone, special education teacher at McBrayer Elementary School.
The United States is approaching another tragic marker of the coronavirus pandemic, with nearly 200,000 Americans dead from COVID-19 and related complications. The magnitude of the loss is difficult to comprehend. We examine how the virus has spread across the country, deeply affecting communities of all kinds, and evaluate this somber occasion in historical context. William Brangham reports.
Renee Shaw speaks with hip hop artist and activist Devine Carama about his social justice and charity work. Then, Renee speaks with artist Marjorie Guyon and Barry Darnell Burton about renewed interest in the I Was Here project that pays tribute to Blacks bought and sold at a Lexington slave auction block.
PBS NewsHour reflects on the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Sept. 18 at her home from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg, who was appointed to the highest court in 1993, long stood for women’s rights issues and became the court’s second female justice.
At issue is whether due process requires expert assistance be provided to indigent parties in dependency, neglect, and abuse cases. Oral arguments heard on Sept. 16, 2020.
The coronavirus pandemic has challenged the way hospitals think about the design of their facilities, changing how doctors and nurses move through the hallways and rearranging patients’ beds. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker takes us inside a Pennsylvania company that has set its sights on the ways in which air is being moved and filtered through our buildings.
Is cynical Amsterdam detective Piet Van der Valk’s favorite Vermeer painting the key to two senseless murders and a suspected kidnapping? In Episode 1, art, politics, and passion mix in a case that breaks in Piet’s new assistant and prompts discord with the police chief. Piet’s sidekick, Lucienne, courts death. Meanwhile, a bitter political campaign counts down to a fateful election. Watch now.
Host Renee Shaw and guests discuss remote learning in Kentucky's education system during the 2020-21 school year while COVID-19 reduces in-person student attendance. Guests include: Jason Glass, Ed.D., commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education; Marty Pollio, Ed.D., superintendent of the Jefferson County Public Schools; and Eddie Campbell, president of the Kentucky Education Association.
Celebrate women's history with a look at some of our recent stories about notable Kentucky women. Mary Todd Lincoln struggled to prove her sanity; Kentucky suffragettes fought for women's voting rights; Alice Allison Dunnigan was a pioneering journalist, and Kentucky folk artist Minnie Adkins is one of the most respected woodcarvers in the country. Watch now.