Monday, July 4, 2022

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July 4th: an opportunity to examine the state of U.S. Democracy in places like MT; disturbing bodycam video of a fatal police shooting in Ohio; ripple effects from SCOTUS environmental ruling.

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The Biden administration works to ensure abortion access, Liz Cheney says Jan 6th committee could call for criminal charges against Trump, and extreme heat and a worker shortage dampens firework shows.

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From flying saucers to bologna: America's summer festivals kick off, rural hospitals warn they do not have the necessities to respond in the post-Roe scramble, advocates work to counter voter suppression, and campaigns encourage midterm voting in Indian Country.

Gretchen Sanchez Higuera

Spanish Producer

Gretchen Sanchez earned her Bachelorís 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 Studiesí 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

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