Jamie Landers expects to graduate in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Landers has been a reporter and anchor for Cronkite News, as well as a breaking news reporter for The Arizona Republic and a documentary producer for Arizona PBS.
TUCSON – While stay-at-home orders kept people safe from contracting COVID-19, home is where isolation and limited access to treatment fueled substance use disorders and led to a spike in overdose deaths.
PHOENIX – There are times when the residents in Marian Gutierrez’s group home are blissfully unaware: unaware of the pandemic gripping the globe, of the political turmoil it has caused and the lives it has stolen. Yet they aren’t exempt from the pain it has inflicted.
The Coronavirus Chronicles takes viewers through several weeks of the biggest coronavirus stories since the outbreak began – while offering an inside look at how the newsroom navigated bringing stories of a worldwide crisis to audiences.
TUCSON – Charles Gerba of the University of Arizona, aka “Dr. Germ,” discusses research on disinfectants’ power to kill the coronavirus, how smartphones can spread COVID-19 and how well microfiber works.
PHOENIX – Phoenix and other cities protect residents and visitors based on race, disability and ”gender identity or expression,” but several lawmakers and community leaders say it’s time for a statewide law. SB 1321 would ban discrimination in housing, jobs and other areas based on sexual orientation and gender identity.