Tuesday, October 26, 2021


Younger children may soon be able to get the COVID vaccine, plus a legal dispute over social-studies standards in South Dakota simmers over references to Native American culture.


President Biden makes his case for his spending package in New Jersey as Sen. Joe Manchin says a deal could be reached this week; plus former Facebook employee Frances Haugen testifies before Parliament in London.


An all-Black Oklahoma town joins big cities in seeking reparations; a Kentucky vaccination skeptic does a 180; telehealth proves invaluable during pandemic; and spooky destinations lure tourists at Halloween.

Nadia Ramlagan


Before joining Public News Service as a producer, Nadia Ramlagan worked for The Center for Emerging Media and The Marc Steiner Show, a daily public affairs program in Baltimore, MD. She's also produced long-form radio documentaries and is currently in the process of working on a film. Based in Kentucky, she covers the Southeast and Appalachian region for Public News Service (Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee), and co-anchors 2021Talks, a Public News Service newscast tracking politics and elections. Nadia studied in Scotland and at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies.

Languages Spoken: English

Topic Expertise: Interests include politics, reproductive health, mental health, gun violence

Local Expertise: Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee

Location: Lexington, KY

Demographic Expertise: rural, immigrant, women


Latest Work

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on KY Abortion Law

FRANKFORT, Ky. - U.S. Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case involving a 2018 Kentucky abortion law that bans a medical …

‘Kitchens of Africa’ Founder: More Women Small-Business Owners Need Access to Loans

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Women small-business owners in North Carolina say access to financing is a key component of helping women reach economic success…

Civic Groups Host East TN Redistricting Hearing

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- East Tennesseans can learn more about the redistricting process in Tennessee and share input at an upcoming public hearing held …

WV Moms Call on Manchin to Support Biden’s Climate Plan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Some West Virginia families are calling on Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to support President Joe Biden's climate action plan…

Statewide Survey Seeks Input from KY Domestic Violence Survivors

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence has launched a statewide survey for Domestic Violence Awareness Month to better …

Gov. Cooper: NC Will “Do Its Part” to Reduce Carbon Emissions

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Gov. Roy Cooper said this week, North Carolina lawmakers are on the cusp of passing legislation he believes will put the state on …

Faith, Death Penalty Focus of NC Virtual Sabbath

RALEIGH, N.C. - An online conversation this Sunday will focus on faith with people affected by capital punishment. Panelists will include George …

Looming Uncertainty Over Future of Abandoned Mine Land Cleanup

WHITESBURG, Ky. -- Congress has allowed the Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) program to expire, and advocates said nationwide on both state and tribal …

Experts: Natural Gas Could Derail Biden’s Climate Action Plan

By Drew Shindell for The Conversation.Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan for West Virginia News Service The U.S. and European Union are working on …

More Black Male Educators Sought Across TN

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Among Tennessee students, 40% are children of color, yet only about 3% of teachers in the state are Black men. In Memphis…

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