Thursday, December 1, 2022

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Access to medication is key to HIV prevention, a Florida university uses a religious exemption to disband its faculty union, plus Nevada tribes and conservation leaders praise a new national monument plan.

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The House passed a bill to avert a crippling railroad strike, Hakeem Jefferies is chosen to lead House Democrats, and President Biden promises more federal-Native American engagement at the Tribal Nations Summit.

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The first-ever "trout-safe" certification goes to an Idaho fish farm, the Healthy Housing Initiative helps improve rural communities' livability, and a new database makes it easier for buyers and builders to find available lots.

Mary Schuermann Kuhlman

Assistant Managing Editor

Mary'Schuermann' Kuhlman is an Ohio-based broadcast journalist who joined the Public News Service team in 2008. Previous experience includes radio news reporting and anchoring for WHIO-AM in Dayton and WTAM 1100 in Cleveland. She’s produced hundreds of stories across the country for PNS over the years, served as an assignment editor and helped launch the PNS Daily Newscast in 2012. Mary currently covers beats in Ohio and other Midwestern states, and co-anchors 2021Talks, a PNS newscast tracking politics and elections.


Languages Spoken: English

Topic Expertise: civic engagement, consumer issues, health care, reproductive health, youth issues

Local Expertise: Ohio, Indiana, Michigan

Location: Liberty Township, OH

Demographic Expertise: women, seniors, low-income families, children

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Latest Work

New Research Dives into Fracking’s Impact on Water Flow in Ohio

Fracking is a very water-intensive industry, and a new study dives into the impact of unconventional oil and gas drilling on aquatic ecosystems in …

Ohio Rape Crisis Centers Share Successes, Challenges

Rape crisis centers assist sexual abuse survivors and educate about violence prevention, and collaboration is a key aspect of their work. The Ohio …


Election Day in Ohio Deemed a Success for Voters

While some states saw glitches with equipment and accusations of voter fraud, state officials and voting-rights advocates agree Election Day here in …

Issue 1 Puts Public Safety, Bail Before Ohio Voters

Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment are putting public safety on Ohio's ballot this Election Day. Issue 1 came about after the Ohio …


3,000 Ohio Kids in Need of a Forever Family

November is National Adoption Month, and the results of a 2022 survey are encouraging for children in waiting. Of the approximately 400,000 foster …

From Coverage to Care: Federal Marketplace Navigators Ready to Help

Dozens of navigators are available to help Ohioans shopping for health care plans through the federal insurance marketplace. Open enrollment is …


Ohio's Winter Crisis Program Begins

Rising energy costs are nothing short of frightening for many Ohioans as cooler fall temperatures will soon settle in. But assistance is available …

Nurse to Candidates: Opioid Crisis Should be "Front and Center" in Ohio

Overdose deaths in Ohio are on track to fall below the record pace of last year, but the opioid crisis is far from over. The group Harm Reduction …


Medical Debt: Help Available for Struggling Ohioans

Medical costs are a concern for many people in Ohio, but efforts are under way to alleviate some of the financial burdens associated with health care…

A New Voice Protects Rights of Ohio Kids in Care

Youth advocates are working to ensure all children and teens in foster care in Ohio know their rights, and know what to do if those rights are …


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