Tuesday, March 21, 2023

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Texas lawmakers consider legislation to prevent cities from self-governance, Connecticut considers policy options to alleviate an eviction crisis, and Ohio residents await community water systems.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis breaks his silence on Trump's potential indictment and attacks Manhattan prosecutors, President Biden vetoes his first bill to protect socially conscious retirement investing, and the Supreme Court hears a case on Native American water rights.

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The 41st state has opted into Medicaid which could be a lifeline for rural hospitals in North Carolina, homelessness barely rose in the past two years but the work required to hold the numbers increased, and destruction of the "Sagebrush Sea" from Oregon to Wyoming is putting protection efforts for an itty-bitty bunny on the map.

Laura Rosbrow-Telem

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Laura is a radio and print journalist with pieces on Radiolab, Foreign Policy, the Atlantic, the Jerusalem Post, Business Insider, the Next Web, Mic, and Geektime, as well as WSKG and NPR. She is currently a co-host of PNS' politics newscast 2021 Talks.


Honors and Awards: New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA) Award for Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series (2019)

Languages Spoken: English, Hebrew.

Topic Expertise: Health and science, national politics, social issues, mental health, international reporting.

Local Expertise: Based in Berkeley, CA. I used to cover the Northeast/New England.

Location: Berkeley, CA

Demographic Expertise: Israel/the Middle East.

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