This week Matter of Fact travels to a West Virginian community recruiting high school students for an innovative teacher education program, in hopes of tackling the nationwide teacher shortage. Plus, the future of space travel, how a drought in the West is affecting livelihoods and why a rock-n-roll band made it to the Supreme Court.
The new Artemis program is set to create a permanent presence on the Moon. James Green, PhD, is NASA’s senior advisor and the agency’s former chief scientist. He joins Soledad O’Brien to discuss the future of space exploration, private and international partnerships and the hopes being pinned on the Artemis mission.
A nationwide teacher shortage is leading to states taking desperate measures, especially in rural areas of the country. Jessica Gomez visits with a West Virginian community in McDowell County that is attempting to fill that gap by recruiting and fast-tracking high school students through college in hopes that numbers — and retention — will increase.
On the 200th anniversary of abolitionist and legendary Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman‘s birthday, special contributor Joie Chen visits Anthony Cohen, a historian of African American historian who is literally following in Tubman‘s footsteps all the way to Canada.
The award-winning Pose actress Michaela Jaé Rodriguez sits down with Soledad O’Brien to discuss accolades, trans rights, choosing “hope and joy” and her newest show, Loot on Apple+.
About one in six households are behind on their utility bills, and even more Americans are facing food insecurity. Soledad O’Brien speaks with Arohi Pathak, director of policy for the Poverty to Prosperity program at the Center for American Progress, about how better paying jobs and affordable childcare and housing can make big differences.
Bills, bills, bills. This week Matter of Fact looks at the large number of Americans falling behind on utility bills and struggling to keep food on their tables. Plus, how one man is quite literally following in the footsteps of abolitionist Harriet Tubman and what’s next for Golden Globe winner Michaela Jaé Rodriguez.