Three cemetery workers lower a pink casket with an image of Calyia Stringer printed on it into a plot in the ground.

(Cara Anthony / KHN)

Caskets Wrapped in Colorful Images Pay Tribute to Young Lives Lost to Trauma and Violence

Mourners are wrapping caskets in imagery, similar to the way companies wrap logos around cars, trucks, and buses. Across the country, casket-wrap companies create custom designs, too often for grieving parents who have lost their children to gun violence.

A billboard on the side of a building shows the Golden Gate Bridge with text next to it reading, "FAMOUS THE WORLD OVER FOR OUR BRAINS, BEAUTY AND, NOW, DIRT-CHEAP FENTANYL." Tree branches and a string of lanterns and lights are seen blurred in the foreground.

The New MADD Movement: Parents Rise Up Against Drug Deaths

People who have lost children to pills laced with fentanyl are demanding that lawmakers adopt stricter penalties and are pressuring Silicon Valley for social media protections. The movement harks back to the 1980s, when Mothers Against Drunk Driving activated a generation of parents.

A screenshot shows Elisabeth Rosenthan and Adam Conover side-by-side on a video call. Text above them reads, "Beyond the script," and the KHN logo is seen underneath them.
KHN On Air

Watch: Going Beyond the Script of ‘The G Word’ and How Government Responds to Disease (Or Not)

KHN Editor-in-Chief Elisabeth Rosenthal joins comedian Adam Conover to discuss his new Netflix series, “The G Word,” which examines the federal government's role in Americans' lives, and how it plays out in the covid era.

KHN On Air

Journalists Explore Affordability of Mental Health Care and Abortion Laws' Effect on Miscarriages

KHN and California Healthline staff made the rounds on national and local media this week to discuss their stories. Here’s a collection of their appearances.

A digital illustration in pencil and watercolor. A bowl of rice, meat, and vegetables is surrounded by drawings of Indigenous food sources, such as a walleye fish, bison, crabapples, southwest peaches, blue corn, sweet potatoes, and wild rice.
Postcard From Minneapolis

Bison Pastrami, Anyone? Preschool Assistant Makes Sure Kids Get to Know Indigenous Foods

Fawn Youngbear-Tibbetts wants youngsters to connect with their Native American culture and eat more nutritious foods.

Weekly Podcast

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Waking Up to Baby Formula Shortage

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‘Transcend Dental Medication’

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