NEW THIS MONTH
Human Trafficking: Fighting Modern-Day Slavery in the U.S.According to the ILO, approximately 40 million people worldwide are victims of human trafficking, a multibillion-dollar criminal industry.
Caroline Diemar, Director of the National Human Trafficking Hotline, details the many forms of modern-day slavery and shares how her organization is fighting this global epidemic.
Census 2020: Averting a Latino UndercountAdvocates say the U.S. Census has historically undercounted America’s Hispanic community. Factors such as immigration status, income level, language and education serve as continuing barriers for this population.
As Census 2020 approaches, JudeAnne Heath of LULAC discusses efforts to ensure an accurate count of Hispanic families living in the United States.
Safeguarding Digital Privacy: Computer Security Flaw
Combating Nationwide Child TraffickingEach year, as many as 300,000 American children are at risk of being victimized of commercial sexual exploitation.
Teresa Huizar, Executive Director of the National Children’s Alliance, discusses the prevalence of this issue in all 50 states and the importance of engaging communities to better protect children.
Indian Country and Census 2020: Reach and RepresentationThe U.S. Census Bureau reports that multiple population groups were undercounted in the 2010 Census, impacting federal funding and congressional representation.
Natalie Landreth of the Native American Rights Fund, outlines efforts underway to ensure Natives are accurately counted in the upcoming Census.
Preventing Relationship Abuse and Violence
Campaigning Against Domestic Violence
Farzana Safiullah, CEO of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, provides an in-depth look into this issue, and discusses an initiative to encourage each American to help change the narrative of domestic violence.
Americans With Disabilities: 2020 Election Priorities
Screen Time and School Performance: Striking a Healthy Balance
Susan Bearden, Chief Innovation Officer of the Consortium for School Networking, delves into the debate over excessive screen time and its impact on children’s performance at school.
Forensic Genealogy and Privacy
Katelyn Ringrose of the Future of Privacy Forum joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss forensic genealogy and privacy.
Digital Citizenship for Kids
Emily Mulder of the Family Online Safety Institute shares how children and teens can benefit from “digital citizenship” skills to make smart choices online and in life.
Women and Financial Security in Retirement
Bridging the Workplace Skills Gap
Thomas Gentzel, Executive Director and CEO of the National School Boards Association, discusses efforts to ensure students are better prepared for college, career and life.
Saving Wildlife From Extinction
William Pitt Ph.D., Deputy Director of Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute, joins Comcast Newsmakers to discuss global efforts underway to save endangered wildlife.
STORIES FROM YOUR REGION
GRASPing the need for post-secondary education
Washington Air Quality Committee
Chesterfield County Public Schools
Increasing educational opportunities in Chesterfield County
Pride in RichmondJames Millner, President of Virginia Pride, joins Elena Russo to discuss their work in the Richmond region to make it a better place for LQBTQ people to live, work, and visit. They do this through advocacy, community partnerships, direct financial support and events, including their annual pride festival.
After-School programs for Middle School Students
Fighting poverty in Schools