The numbers of sexual assaults in the military is staggering. In this in depth piece which aired nationally on Here and Now we look at the scope of the issue and current legislation.
In late December of 2013 1.3 million Americans lost their long term unemployment benefits. For this piece which aired nationally on Here and Now, which was paired with an interview with NPR's Tamara Keith I arranged an interview with Tammie Heazlit, a Michigander who lost her benefits.
For months Ukrainian protestors filled the streets of Kiev, speaking against President Yanukovych's move toward making the countries trade ties with Russia stronger. In this piece which aired on Here and Now hear from Olga Bielkova, member of the Ukrainian Parliament from the opposition party UDAR, the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance For Freedom.
On June 30, 2013 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite wildfire fighting team, were killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire. Months later an investigative report on their deaths was released. Here and Now spoke with Kyle Dickman, a former hotshot and an associate editor of Outside magazine who is writing a book about the Yarnell Fire and Darrell Willis, wildland division chief and a co-founder of the Granite Mountain Hotshots about just what happened to the hotshots and what their deaths mean for the future of firefighting.