Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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Does North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's criminal-justice reform go far enough? Plus, Congress is running out of time to prevent a shutdown and default, and Oregon tackles climate change.

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The nation's murder rate is up, the Senate votes on raising the debt limit, the DEA warns about fake prescription painkillers, a new version of DACA could be on the way, and John Hinckley, Jr. could go free next year.

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A new Oklahoma museum honors tribal nations, while Iowa's history is back on the blacktop; mixed news on COVID-19 comes with a warning about unconventional drugs; and electric cars and buses are coming to rural America.

Andrea Sears

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Andrea Sears is a New York City-based broadcast journalist who comes to Public News Service from the storied WBAI, where she was the Evening News news editor and anchor for 20 years. She has also produced feature stories and documentaries for National Public Radio. Originally trained in sculpture and conceptual art at Rhode Island School of Design and Pratt Institute, in her spare time today Andrea is an avid motorcyclist and amateur singer/songwriter performing at open mic nights around New York City.


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