September 4, 2021

September 5, 2021

This week on Matter of Fact, a look at how climate change is intensifying the destruction caused by natural disasters. Craig Colten is a geography professor at Louisiana State University and studies how communities can better cope with extreme weather. Then, Tennessee leads the nation in COVID cases per capita, especially among its children. Correspondent Jessica Gomez follows school nurses and frontline doctors as they struggle to treat a growing number of sick kids. Plus, Bonnie St. John became the first African American to medal at the Paralympics more than 30 years ago. Correspondent Julia Sun sat down with her to talk about sports, determination, and resilience.