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A Uyghur woman protests the 2009 detainment of Uyghur citizens following ethnic unrest in the Xinjiang region, China.

Throughline: Five Fingers Crush The Land

Over one million Uyghur people have been detained in camps in China, according to estimates, subjected to torture, forced labor, religious restrictions, and even forced sterilization.

Call To Mind: Rethinking Mental Health Care

Rethinking Mental Health Care presents an honest critique of the nation’s mental health care shortcomings, while highlighting tangible solutions and models for improving access and quality of care. Hosted by Kimberly Adams of Marketplace, this two-part format allows guests to deep dive into failures, challenges and opportunities, while also allowing people to question mental health experts to ground the issues in matters most pressing to the public.

“Annual U.S. temperature compared to the 20th-century average for each U.S. Climate Normals period from 1901-1930 (upper left) to 1991-2020 (lower right). Places where the normal annual temperature was 1.25 degrees or more colder than the 20th-century average are darkest blue; places where normal annual temperature was 1.25 degrees or more warmer than the 20th-century average are darkest red,” according to NOAA. Maps by NOAA Climate.gov, based on analysis by Jared Rennie, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies/NCEI.

Florida Is Getting Hotter And Wetter, According To New Climate Normals

Federal researchers have compiled temperature data from the last 30 years that shows Florida, along with the rest of the country, is getting hotter. The state is also experiencing more rain, as well. Every 10 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Center for Environmental Information updates what are called “climate normals.” They’re used as the basis for comparing today’s weather to what we would normally expect to happen based on the past 30 years. “This new set of normals reflects, essentially, the fingerprint of climate change, as has been going on in recent years,” said Mike Palecki, the U.S Climate Normals project manager at NCEI. The latest data released last week …

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Check Your Insurance Coverage

With hurricane season right around the corner, it is critical to check to make sure you have the appropriate insurance coverage. Experts at the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) say there are multiple questions to consider asking your insurance agent.