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|

‘We can change some stuff’: Inside a youth-led voter group’s COVID era engagement

Mississippi Votes, a youth-led voter education and engagement organization, was already using innovative digital strategies. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. But that opened up even more opportunities to get creative, said the group's executive director, Arekia Bennett. Bennett, a Jackson native who studied physics at Jackson State University, said the [...]

By |2020-09-01T09:22:26-05:00September 1, 2020|Podcast, Politics, Story|