Jessica Deahl is an editor for NPR's award-winning program All Things Considered.There she works closely with NPR hosts in the shaping of program segments and arranges interviews with key newsmakers in the most central, relevant stories of the day.
She is the recipient of a 2017 Gracie Award from The Alliance of Women in Media for a 12-part NPR series called " Stretched: Working Parents' Juggling Act," which covered topics ranging from the dearth of parental leave to the scarcity of childcare in the United States.
She did her graduate studies at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and her undergraduate studies at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Andy Slavitt was acting administrator of the the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services until January. He calls the new Senate health care bill "the ugly step-sibling" of the House bill.
In much of the U.S., demand for licensed infant care outstrips supply. Parents face lengthy waitlists, hefty waitlist fees, and few good options when returning to work after the birth of a baby.
Over the past two weeks, we have examined some of the challenges American working parents experience, and solutions proposed to alleviate those burdens. Now we hear from listeners who are working parents around in the country about the issues most pressing to them.
Out of 193 countries in the United Nations, the U.S. is one of a small handful that do not have a national paid parental leave law. Most of the world reached a standard on this issue decades ago.
Tricia Olson gave birth to her son and was back on the job three weeks later. Like most Americans, she doesn't get paid family leave, and she's among the 40 percent who don't qualify for unpaid leave.