Rising Voices Of Black And Latino Boys; COVID-19 Toll On 'Death Care' Industry

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Scholastic's Rising Voices Library is a collection of fiction and nonfiction books dedicated to black and Latino boys. We speak to the curators about the new collection. Also, the pandemic has strained the capacity of funeral homes and cemeteries. In New Jersey, which has the second-highest rate of COVID-19 deaths, it's having a big impact on workers in the so-called "death care" industry.  Nick Pugliese of WHYY reports. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's May 25, 2020, full broadcast. You can find more at — and follow us on TwitterInstagram or join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on May 25, 2020.


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