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What The Biden Administration Will Mean For Climate Change In New England

January 14, 2021

Severe storms. Heat waves. Rising seas. New England is already seeing the impacts of climate change, and scientists project they will become more severe and deadly, shaping how we live and work in the northeastern U.S. In a special ahead of Inauguration Day, the New England News Collaborative and America Amplified look at climate change…

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December 11, 2020

Premieres: Thursday, Jan. 14, 2020 Severe storms. Heat waves. Rising seas. New England is already seeing the impacts of climate change, and scientists project they will become more severe and deadly, shaping how we live and work in the northeastern U.S. Ahead of Inauguration Day, the New England News Collaborative and America Amplified will look…

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Lessons Lost: The Struggle In Some New England Classrooms To Talk About Race

October 7, 2020

What we don’t learn in school can matter as much as the lessons we do learn. In this fourth and final episode of a special radio series on “Racism In New England,” we talk to teachers and students about the harm of omitting stories and cultures from curricula — and how we can do better.

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Addressing The Toll Of Racism On New Englanders’ Mental Health

October 1, 2020

Racism is trauma. But racism’s impact on mental health can be hard to talk about. In this third episode of a special radio series on “Racism In New England,” we hear about the stressors to mental health in the region and ways to get relief.

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How Segregation Persists In ‘Progressive’ New England

September 24, 2020

Despite New England’s progressive reputation, residential segregation still exists in communities throughout the region. In this second episode of a special radio series on “Racism In New England,” we look at how housing laws and discrimination influence where we live — from the predominantly white states of northern New England to cities and suburbs in…

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New England’s Abolitionist History At Odds With Racist Realities

September 16, 2020

Here’s the story that New England tells itself: Racism is a Southern problem. But our region’s abolitionist past hides a darker history of racism, slavery and segregation. It’s a legacy that lives with us today.

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Call-In Special: New England Colleges In ‘Survival Mode’ As COVID-19 Jolts Higher Education

May 21, 2020

COVID-19 has driven New England’s higher education sector into financial “survival mode.” Now colleges and universities must adapt or risk major — if not catastrophic — loss from the crisis. Join us for an America Amplified special from the New England News Collaborative. We’ll bring together voices from across the region, and we want to…

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Call-In Special: Are New Englanders Becoming More Territorial During The Pandemic?

May 15, 2020

Across New England, tensions already existed between year-round residents and “part-timers.” Now, as coronavirus pushes more people from crowded cities to rural second homes, it’s raised the question: “Whose town is this anyway?”

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Call-In Special: How Can New England’s Economy Survive Coronavirus?

April 10, 2020

From small business to big employers — from family farms to fishermen — New England’s economy is taking a hit from the coronavirus. Join us for an America Amplified special from the New England News Collaborative. We’ll bring together voices from across the region, and we want to hear yours.

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Call-In Special: Health Care Workers On The Pandemic’s Frontlines

April 3, 2020

Health care workers in New England are facing incredible challenges on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, from long hours and dangerous conditions to shifting public policies.

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