The Veterans Health Administration has denied burn pit victims disability benefits, telling veterans their illnesses are not service-connected, despite a growing body of medical evidence to the contrary.
Greensboro, North Carolina, is the first Southern city to give citizens direct control over a slice of public spending, and hopefully it won't be the last.
Jen Chien is a producer for the National Radio Project. She joined Making Contact in 2012. She reports and produces segments for KALW especially on the education and economic inequality beats.