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VA law prevents utility shutoffs in extreme circumstances; MI construction industry responds to a high number of worker suicides; 500,000 still without power or water in the Houston area; KY experts: Children, and babies at higher risk for heat illness.

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The House passes the SAVE Act, but fails to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in inherent contempt of Congress, and a proposed federal budget could doom much-needed public services.

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Enticing remote workers to move is a new business strategy in rural America, Eastern Kentucky preservationists want to save the 20th century home of a trailblazing coal miner, and a rule change could help small meat and poultry growers and consumers.

Gretchen Sanchez Higuera

Spanish Producer

Gretchen Sanchez earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Journalism from the University of Havana, Cuba in 2016. After graduating, Gretchen specialized in TV reporting and documentary filmmaking. In 2015, she won a grant from Sparring Partners Foundation-GVC to make a documentary film about climate change impact in a coastal community of Cuba. Gretchen has been living in the United States since 2019. Since then, she has been linked to the Institute of Latin American Studies’ Cuba Program at Columbia University where she contributes to events and academic research on US-Cuba relations.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English, Portuguese, Russian

Topic Expertise: climate change, civil society, US-Cuba relations, women rights

Local Expertise: Cuba

Location: Baltimore, MD

Demographic Expertise: Latin American immigrants, women

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La Sociedad Histórica del Estado de Iowa ha abierto una nueva exposición en su museo de Des Moines. "Cívica en Acción" se centra …

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NC Personas vulnerables enfrentan desafíos con planes de salud personalizados

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