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  • How Libraries Keep Serving as a Hub of The Community

    April 4, 2021

    How Libraries Keep Serving as a Hub of The Community

    April 4, 2021

    While the coronavirus forced some libraries to physically shut their doors, many have found new ways to help people during the pandemic. Some are offe...

  • Could A City’s Form of Reparations Become a Model for the Nation

    April 4, 2021

    Could A City’s Form of Reparations Become a Model for the Nation

    April 4, 2021

    Evanston, Illinois is planning to pay some Black residents for the harm it caused by discriminatory housing policies. The program offers up to $25,000...

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  • What the 1918 Flu Pandemic Can Teach Us About Letting Our Guard Down Too...

    March 28, 2021

    What the 1918 Flu Pandemic Can Teach Us About Letting Our Guard Down Too...

    March 28, 2021

    Even as millions of vaccine shots continue to roll out, the U.S. could be on the edge of another coronavirus surge. Right now, COVID cases are spiking...

  • March 27, 2021

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    March 27, 2021

    March 28, 2021

    This week on Matter of Fact, we look at gun reform in the U.S. After the Sandy Hook massacre, when a gunman killed 20 little kids and 6 adults, Shanno...

  • Navigating the Chaos of the World Through Poetry

    March 28, 2021

    Navigating the Chaos of the World Through Poetry

    March 28, 2021

    When she recited “The Hill We Climb” in January, Amanda Gorman became the youngest poet to read at the presidential inauguration. She was influenced b...

  • Could A City’s Form of Reparations Become a Model for the Nation

    April 4, 2021

    Could A City’s Form of Reparations Become a Model for the Nation

    April 4, 2021

    Evanston, Illinois is planning to pay some Black residents for the harm it caused by discriminatory housing policies. The program offers up to $25,000...

  • What the 1918 Flu Pandemic Can Teach Us About Letting Our Guard Down Too...

    March 28, 2021

    What the 1918 Flu Pandemic Can Teach Us About Letting Our Guard Down Too...

    March 28, 2021

    Even as millions of vaccine shots continue to roll out, the U.S. could be on the edge of another coronavirus surge. Right now, COVID cases are spiking...

  • Landowners Along the Border Trapped Between the Policies of Two Presiden...

    March 21, 2021

    Landowners Along the Border Trapped Between the Policies of Two Presiden...

    March 21, 2021

    When President Joe Biden suspended construction of a border wall, it left landowners in legal limbo. For years, property owners had been fighting to k...

  • Struggling to Breathe: A Community Hit Hard By Both Air Pollution and th...

    March 14, 2021

    Struggling to Breathe: A Community Hit Hard By Both Air Pollution and th...

    March 14, 2021

    The residents of Imperial County, California have struggled against poor air quality for decades. While living in one of the state’s hottest regions, ...

  • How Flint’s Former Failures Are Poisoning Efforts to Vaccinate the Vulne...

    March 14, 2021

    How Flint’s Former Failures Are Poisoning Efforts to Vaccinate the Vulne...

    March 14, 2021

    If the coronavirus pandemic wasn't enough, the city of Flint, Michigan is fighting the consequences of a second public health crisis. Residents are st...

  • How The COVID-19 Vaccine is Bringing Some a Dose of Relief

    February 28, 2021

    How The COVID-19 Vaccine is Bringing Some a Dose of Relief

    February 28, 2021

    It’s been a little more than a year since the U.S. confirmed its first death from COVID-19. This week, the nation passed what once would have been an ...

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    April 4, 2021

    This week on Matter of Fact, we visit Evanston, Illinois where some residents could get a form of reparations for housing discrimination. Special Corr...

  • March 27, 2021

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    March 27, 2021

    March 28, 2021

    This week on Matter of Fact, we look at gun reform in the U.S. After the Sandy Hook massacre, when a gunman killed 20 little kids and 6 adults, Shanno...

  • March 21, 2021

    March 21, 2021

    March 21, 2021

    March 21, 2021

    This week on Matter of Fact, we’re taking a look at the Biden administration’s attempts to overhaul immigration policy. A federal judge who oversees c...

  • Watch: Soledad O’Brien Hosts “To Be an American: Identity, Race and Just...

    March 18, 2021

    Watch: Soledad O’Brien Hosts “To Be an American: Identity, Race and Just...

    March 18, 2021

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    March 14, 2021

    This week on Matter of Fact, we look at how the water crisis in Flint, Michigan eroded trust in the community. Now, its overshadowing efforts to vacci...

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    March 7, 2021

    This week, Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien takes you to the center of the country’s first confrontation with COVID-19. A year ago, we set out to d...

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