Sunday, January 16, 2022


A new survey shows discrimination in medical settings affects quality of care; U.S. Supreme Court rejects vaccine and testing mandates for businesses; and New York moves toward electric school buses.


U.S. House passes a new voting rights bill, setting up a Senate showdown; President Biden announces expanded COVID testing, and Jan. 6 Committee requests an interview with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.


New website profiles missing and murdered Native Americans; more support for young, rural Minnesotans who've traded sex for food, shelter, drugs or alcohol; more communities step up to solve "period poverty;" and find your local gardener - Jan. 29 is National Seed Swap Day.

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 at the University of Edinburgh, American University and 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

For Parents in Recovery, Expanded Child Tax Credit Provided “One Less Stressor”

West Virginia families can expect a smaller federal Child Tax Credit this year, and no more advance monthly payments now that the Build Back Better …

Holistic Wellness Center Serving NC Latino Community to Expand Services

A bilingual and multicultural health center offering affordable health care to uninsured residents in the Charlotte region is now expanding its servic…

Gov. Beshear Touts Economic Gains, Community Resiliency in State of State

Gov. Andy Beshear spoke before a joint session of the Kentucky House and Senate last night, in his third Commonwealth address. After a year of …

KY Parents Urged to Make "Game Plan” for Kids’ COVID Shots

The Food and Drug Administration this week has authorized Pfizer booster shots for kids ages 12 to 15, as well as a third shot for younger children …

Older Americans Can Expect Higher Drug Prices in 2022

Older adults will likely shell out more for healthcare costs in 2022. Medicare beneficiaries will see their premiums for 'Part B,' which covers …

Stalled BBBA Could Boost WV Kids' Access to Preventive Care

Health advocates say the continuous-coverage provision in the Build Back Better Act - which has hit a dead end in Congress - would benefit West Virgin…

Device Ownership Critical to Improving Rural Broadband

The now-stalled Build Back Better Act means $475 million in grant money is also stalled - money that would go to communities for laptops, tablets and …

NC Forests Need Prescribed Fire for Regrowth, Restoration

A new year is a time for restoration, and two free downloadable publications from The Nature Conservancy shed light on the role that controlled fire …

WV Families Anticipate More Mental, Financial Stress in New Year

West Virginia families expect increased financial stress and anxiety in the new year. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment …

Putting Price on Carbon Could Benefit West Virginians

Tax credits and direct payments to companies that capture and store their carbon emissions underground are a key feature of the climate provisions out…

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