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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

    An Oregon family's Brief But Spectacular take on surviving a wildfire

    An Oregon family's Brief But Spectacular take on surviving a wildfire

    Wildfires scorched millions of acres across the Western United States this past summer, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their homes. Jocksana Corona and her family were among them, after flames reached their Talent, Oregon, neighborhood. They have been living in a Girl Scout facility since then. Corona shares her Brief But Spectacular take on surviving a wildfire.
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    • 3 min
    A Brief But Spectacular take on honoring Breonna Taylor

    A Brief But Spectacular take on honoring Breonna Taylor

    Mahogany L. Browne is a poet, author and mother. In response to the police killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville in March, Browne wrote a poem called "Apply Pressure" for Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer. Browne offers her Brief But Spectacular take on honoring Taylor.
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    • 3 min
    A nurse practitioner's Brief But Spectacular take on end-of-life care for children

    A nurse practitioner's Brief But Spectacular take on end-of-life care for children

    Pediatric nurse practitioner Deborah Fisher spent her early career working in intensive care units. The experience convinced her that more needed to be done to improve end-of-life care for children. Now specializing in palliative care at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., Fisher shares her Brief But Spectacular take on an important subject that's difficult to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 4 min
    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

    • 3 min
    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

    • 6 min
    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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    • 2 min

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