Spotlight

A Daughter’s Mission: Special Tribute To American Hero Mike Spann

The daughter of the first American killed in combat in the War on Terror joins SmartHER News to tell the true story of her father. Alison Spann shares incredible insight about Mike Spann: His work for the CIA, the mysterious American he encountered in Afghanistan before he died, and why his sacrifice is one we should never forget.

“Peace Deal” In The Middle East?

From a mysterious explosion in Lebanon to a deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, what to know about the high stakes in the Middle East now and in the future with Foundation for Defense of Democracies senior vice president for research, Dr. Jonathan Schanzer.

Should Kids Go To School During COVID?

Mathematical biologist and mother Professor Lauren Meyers leads a team of researchers at the University of Texas Austin who developed a unique model to help guide officials and parents as they try to answer this very question: Should children go to school during the COVID-19 pandemic?

How Do You Assess Your Risk of COVID-19?

No one data point is perfect. But this statistic is often quoted and can be useful! We explain why it matters with our guest Dr. Darria Long Gillespie (@DrDarria).

Simulating COVID-19 Spread: Is This What A COVID Cough Looks Like?

New study and video by the University of Florida Atlantic College of Engineering and Computer Science shows us what *may* happen to COVID-19 droplets when someone coughs or sneezes.

Marking Six Months of COVID-19 in America

Six months since the CDC announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in America, here’s what we’ve learned about this historic pandemic.