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Broken by design: The long history of the South’s fragmented health care system

The Covid-19 pandemic laid bare the problems with the South’s fragmented, patchwork health care system. Nine out of 10 people in the United States who fall into the “coverage gap” live in the South. The region leads the country in high rates of chronic disease and each year we see more and more hospitals shuttering across the rural South.

By |2020-09-14T09:25:58-05:00September 7, 2020|Health, Podcast, Politics, Race, Reckon Interview|

To live here, you have to fight: What organizing looks like in the South

In an op-ed published on the day of his funeral, Congressman John Lewis offered one final lesson. “Democracy is not a state,” he wrote. “It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.”

By |2020-09-09T09:26:17-05:00August 31, 2020|Economy, Feature, Justice, Podcast, Politics, Race, Reckon Interview|

Absentee voting, the USPS, and COVID-19: How to ensure your vote counts

The USPS is warning states that the federal government's defunding of its services could affect the 2020 election by delaying mail-in ballots. Many had hoped a wider mail-in option would help lower the risk of spreading COVID-19 at polling places. But this week, President Donald Trump has indicated he would [...]

By |2020-08-14T16:48:26-05:00August 14, 2020|Politics, Reckon Interview, Uncategorized, Video|