Journalist Heather Lende has been writing obituaries in the small town of Haines, Alaska, for 20 years.
There’s been a lot of talk about high-powered women not being able to “have it all” after a recent Atlantic Magazine article. But the poverty reporter for the Nation is asking whether we can get a living wage for a single mom working as a janitor.
The Nation’s Greg Kaufman profiled Adriana Vasquez, a janitor in Houston, who came to Washington last week to ask JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon why people cleaning his company’s building in Houston aren’t paid a living wage.
We heard about Vasquez from a tweet from The Nation reporter Katrina Vandenheuvel who wrote:
“NYT featured Anne Marie Slaughter’s good piece ‘Why Women Can’t Have It All’ – Now will they cover Ms. Vasquez?”
Peter O’Dowd follows the route of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train 150 years ago, to look at modern-day race relations and Lincoln's legacy.