Emma Peaslee is a 2020-21 Kroc Fellow. Before coming to NPR, she reported for Atlanta's member station, WABE. She covered public forums about toxic chemicals leaking into neighborhoods, the world's largest 10K race, and the federal government's plan to resume executions. Peaslee has a master's degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where her work received the 2020 Edward R. Murrow Award for best student newscast. She is a Minnesota native.
The Washington Spirit, D.C.'s national women's soccer team, just sold for a record amount after a months-long ownership battle. It's a story of how sports teams are not a typical business investment.
Several schools have cut women's sports teams during the pandemic, and some of the teams have lawyered up in response. Ultimately, these lawsuits ask the question: how do we measure equality?
Ever since Loeffler denounced WNBA support for Black Lives Matter, players have wanted the league to force her to sell the team.
The federal government is switching to a single execution drug rather than a three-drug protocol. Officials have had a difficult time acquiring the drugs and are now following what several states do.