Emily ScottProducer, Arkansas News Service
Emily Scott is a reporter and producer in Philadelphia. She previously worked at WHYY, Philadelphia’s NPR station and is a 2018 graduate of Temple University and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
Languages Spoken: English, French
Topic Expertise: Public health, environment, politics & policy, social justice
Local Expertise: Philadelphia, Delaware Valley
Demographic Expertise: Communities impacted by gun violence; young people; urban communities; communities impacted by climate change
Little Rock, AR - Arkansas's Board of Apportionment will redraw state House and Senate district lines, and organizers want residents' concerns to be considered in the mapmaking process. Comments from Loriee Evans, lead organizer at Indivisible Little Rock and Central Arkansas; and Kwami Abdul-Bey, founder of the Arkansas Fair & Equitable Mapping Awareness, Planning & Action Team.
The Reimagine Arkansas Workforce Project is helping Arkansans hit financially by the pandemic get back on their feet with new skills – particularly those who have had other employment challenges. Comments from Eddie Thomas, assistant director, Arkansas Division of Workforce Services; and Tara Dryer, senior managing director, University of Arkansas Global Campus.
A yearlong fellowship for teachers in Arkansas kicks off today, and educators who are part of it will learn how to advocate for policy change on a state level. Comments from Stacey McAdoo, state director, Teach Plus Arkansas; and Nelvia Johnson, eighth-grade social studies teacher at KIPP Delta Public Schools and one of this year's Teach Plus fellows.
Little Rock, AR - After some pandemic-related delays, cannabis advocates in Arkansas are garnering signatures for a recreational-marijuana amendment on the 2022 ballot. Comments from Briana Boling, spokesperson, Arkansas True Grass; and Melissa Fults, board member and treasurer, Arkansas NORML.