Mary Rohlich is drawn to stories that matter. As executive producer of the Netflix hit "Atypical," she helps the world understand life through the eyes of 19-year-old Sam Gardner, who lives on the autism spectrum.
Karey Kirkpatrick transformed his childhood passions into a career that stretches from Hollywood to Broadway. In his 2018 blockbuster film, "Smallfoot," Kirkpatrick tells a modern fable about "others."
A treatise on the future of technology and security usually is thick and often inaccessible, but Peter Singer and August Cole turn their expertise on emerging technology and national security into a page-turning techno-thriller, Burn In, set in the not-too-distant future.
Professional sports play a giant role in American public life-and their absence has been a much-discussed part of the pandemic. Ken Belson, ace sports reporter for The New York Times, talks about the business of sports and their role in American society and why racial issues in athletics matter.
While the narrative history of 2020 will take some time to be written, Maddie McGarvey is among the photojournalists already capturing the images of this era and beginning to tell that story.
The pandemic began as a disease of privilege-those whose employment and wealth enabled them to travel the world were the first Americans affected by the virus. Over time, the pandemic has come to ravage communities on the margins of American life, including Native Americans. Dr. Donald Warne discusses the impact of COVID-19 on indigenous populations and the status of Native Americans, more generally, in 2020.
There are some really great dead people, as journalist, humorist, and author Mo Rocca might say. Rocca shares the stories of some of them from his book Mobituaries, while also discussing 2020-the year that feels like a decade.
In the midst of pandemic and social unrest, Americans of every age are coping with the mental health consequences of this era. Psychiatrist Gayani DeSilva cautions that the challenges of being a child or adolescent at this time pose special health risks.
Over the last four years, Americans have heard a lot about Russian interference in our elections. In a new book, David Shimer says we haven't heard the whole story about those efforts in the Cold War, 2016, or 2020.
More than 200,000 Americans have been killed by COVID-19 with some projections saying that number will double by the end of the year. Dr. Ashish Jha explains the tragedy of those numbers in the simple things Americans could still do to more effectively fight the pandemic.
The peaceful transfer of power is a hallmark of American democracy. Even in 2000 and 2016 when the popular vote failed to select the president, Americans accepted the results. Rosa Brooks is among a growing community of experts warning about the potential for violence after the 2020 election.
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