Ash Beard

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In 2020, Ashley Beard (Ash) graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Broadcast Production. After their humble zoom graduation, Ash spent a few months caregiving by day and bartending by night. Finally, Ash was brought on to the production team as a producer and editor for podcast Traverse Talks With Sueann Ramella. 

Ash gained production experience during her college days by writing, producing, filming and editing short narrative television shows on Cable 8 Productions. She enjoys writing satire, dark comedy and science fiction stories. They also spend their free time painting, reading, pondering the existence of life and embarrassing their friends by dancing in public! 

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Ash Beard

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People wait in line for the COVID-19 vaccine in Paterson, N.J., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Some hospitals around the U.S. are facing complaints about favoritism and line-jumping after their board members and donors received COVID-19 vaccinations or offers for inoculations. CREDIT: Seth Wenig/AP
COVID-19

How Inequity Gets Built Into America’s Vaccination System

It’s a fact that simply being eligible for a vaccine in America doesn’t mean that you can instantly get one. Yet the ability to get to the front of the line isn’t the same for everyone. ProPublica has found that, whether intentionally or not, some vaccine programs have been designed with inherent barriers that disadvantage many people who are most at risk of dying from the disease, exacerbating inequities in access to health care. Continue Reading How Inequity Gets Built Into America’s Vaccination System

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In this May 15, 2019 the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River is seen from the air near Colfax, Wash. In early 2021, Republican Congressman Mike Simpson of Idaho proposed removing four hydroelectric dams on the Lower Snake River in Washington as part of a sweeping plan to save salmon populations and provide aid to farmers and others. CREDIT: Ted S. Warren
Featured

Idaho Congressman Hopes Politics Align In Proposal To Remove Snake River Dams In Washington

This month, Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho issued a bold plan that called for removing those same dams to save the salmon. In between those two acts were decades of litigation that show no sign of ending and $17 billion worth of improvements to the dams that did little to help fish. Continue Reading Idaho Congressman Hopes Politics Align In Proposal To Remove Snake River Dams In Washington

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