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The brightest thinkers, makers, artists and inventors give passionate takes on topics that inspire them. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    A photographer's Brief But Spectacular take on documenting the pandemic

    A photographer's Brief But Spectacular take on documenting the pandemic

    How do you picture a pandemic? Photographer Philip Montgomery documented New York City funeral homes and health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis this past March. His images appeared in the New York Times Magazine, capturing the stark divide between "before COVID" and after. Montgomery shares his Brief But Spectacular take on covering the pandemic. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

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    A family's fight to stay together -- despite a 10-year prison sentence

    A family's fight to stay together -- despite a 10-year prison sentence

    When Jasson Howell Sr. received a mandatory 10-year federal prison sentence for heroin distribution, his family shared his punishment. Two of his four children went to live with his parents, who have worked tirelessly to raise their grandchildren while remaining connected to their son. Kim and Dale Howell share their Brief But Spectacular take on keeping their family together. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

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    A Brief But Spectacular take on empowering Malawi during the pandemic

    A Brief But Spectacular take on empowering Malawi during the pandemic

    The pandemic has created immense challenges for people around the world. In Malawi, an extremely poor country in southern Africa, the situation is complicated by the fact that many residents don't have access to services and supplies that Americans tend to take for granted. Nonprofit worker Gertrude Kabwazi shares her Brief But Spectacular take on working to break Malawi's cycle of poverty.
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    A Brief But Spectacular take on caring for those who care for us

    A Brief But Spectacular take on caring for those who care for us

    The pressure on doctors, nurses and other health care professionals has been constant throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Tara Rynders, a registered nurse in Colorado, has created an arts-based workshop designed to alleviate the stress and compassion fatigue that many medical providers experience. Rynders shares her Brief But Spectacular take on caring for those who care for us. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

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    A Brief But Spectacular take on surviving coronavirus at age 102

    A Brief But Spectacular take on surviving coronavirus at age 102

    Throughout the pandemic, Americans in elder care facilities have been at a high risk of contracting COVID-19. But there are also those residents of nursing homes who have survived the disease in spite of their age. Centenarian Grace Weissman-Spiegel-Davis is one of those. She shares her Brief But Spectacular take on her spectacular, but not brief, life. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

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    Aasif Mandvi's Brief But Spectacular take on staying true to himself

    Aasif Mandvi's Brief But Spectacular take on staying true to himself

    Writer and performer Aasif Mandvi has made his way through the entertainment industry with memorable stops at "The Daily Show" and on Broadway. He currently stars in the CBS series "Evil," which returns later this year. But navigating Hollywood as a South Asian and a Muslim hasn't always been easy. Mandvi shares his Brief But Spectacular take on furthering his career while staying true to himself. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

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