Mental Health Issues Spiked During the Pandemic. Medicaid Isn’t Much Help.
Co-published with The Intercept. In Part 3 of our film series “Insecurity,” host Ray Suarez meets Katie Prout, a writer trying to find a job and mental …
Covid Cut the Red Tape for Welfare Benefits. Let’s Keep It That Way.
Co-published with The Washington Post. It’s usually not a glitch when qualified applicants have a hard time accessing aid they need. That’s how the system was designed.
John Koopman: Stars and Stripes and Strip Clubs
Co-published with The Nation. How a war correspondent found himself bouncing rowdy customers at a strip club—and what came next.
There’s a Term for the Avalanche of Paperwork We All Deal With
Co-published with The Nation. When Lisa Ventura’s father needed help filing for unemployment, she got an overload of what experts call “administrative burden.”
In Texas, An Anti-Poverty Program Tries to Define Success
Co-published with KERA News. An ambitious program helmed by Catholic Charities Fort Worth set out to end poverty, but it saw mixed results.
A Fort Worth Program Aimed to End Poverty. It Didn’t Work for Everyone.
Co-published with KERA News. While some people enrolled in The Padua Project saw varying degrees of success, others dropped out or faced other challenges completing the program.
A Veteran Journalist Finds Himself the Center of the Story
Co-published with The Nation. How did Ray Suarez end up jobless and worrying about how he was going to pay his dental bills?
I’ve Always Been the Haggler in My Family. During the Pandemic, It Saved Us.
Co-published with Esquire. The financial crunch of COVID turned one man's bartering with customer service representatives into a matter of survival.
A Year in a School Bus: Amid COVID-19, A Family Finds Freedom Traveling the American West
Co-published with TIME. The move towards towards skoolies or converted vans has grown in recent years, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Working Single Mom Shares Challenges of Motherhood A Year Into Pandemic
Co-published with The Double Shift Podcast. It's been a year since the COVID shutdowns. A single mom in Oxford, MS shares her moving story on what the …
It’s a Myth That Asian-Americans Are Doing Well in the Pandemic
Co-published with Scientific American. Statistics suggest they are—but numbers often don’t include the most vulnerable with limited English
‘I Thought It Was Going To Break Me’: COVID’s Brutal Toll on Working Mothers
Co-published with The Guardian. As we near the first anniversary of the Covid shutdowns, we share the stories of five mothers who have been laid off, pushed …