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PBS NewsHour Weekend

Episode #301

[26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting on topics including education, healthcare, the economy, energy, science and technology, religion, finance and the arts. Hari Sreenivasan anchors.

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    An underwater turbine in Maine is harnessing the tides to create energy in a brand new way. [26 minutes]

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    The new healthcare law and the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) are discussed. [26 minutes]

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    Enstitute is an apprenticeship program that matches young people with New York's top entrepreneurs. [26 minutes]

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    The remarkable story of six former prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is showcased. [26 minutes]

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    By My Side Birth Support provides doula services free to women living in low-income neighborhoods. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #113

    In Chile, an initiative called Start-Up Chile is welcoming immigrant entrepreneurs with open arms. [26 minutes]

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    Hawaii residents who claim they're getting sick battle companies making genetically modified seeds. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #115

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    Crowdfunding, raising a large pool of money from many small contributions online, is examined. [26 minutes]

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    Megan Thompson reports on the surprising disparity in pricing for generic drugs. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #118

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    As the US grapples with pension programs, The Netherlands seems to have its pension problem solved. [26 minutes]

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    The debate over abortion laws in Santiago, Chile and a look at the GED exam are featured. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #122

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    A probation program in Hawaii that has been successful in reforming offenders is profiled. [26 minutes]

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    The Harmony Project, a music program for inner city kids in Los Angeles, is showcased. [26 minutes]

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    William Brangham reports on how Germany continues to grapple with the legacy of the Holocaust. [26 minutes]

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    Hari Sreenivasan reports from Bangalore on India's launch of the Indian Mars Orbiter Mission. [26 minutes]

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    Hari Sreenivasan reports from Bangalore on India's launch of the Indian Mars Orbiter Mission. [26 minutes]

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    NewsHour Weekend's William Brangham presents a look inside a country you rarely see, Iran. [26 minutes]

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    A VA Medical Center in West Virginia shares the ways their kitchen staff is reducing waste. [26 minutes]

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    Volunteers and law enforcement try to prevent the trafficking of young women around sporting events. [26 minutes]

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    A probation program in Hawaii that has been successful in reforming offenders is profiled. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #145

    A wave of bankruptcies moves across America as cities try to manage debt from pension obligations. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #146

    Hari Sreenivasan visits Bangalore and Mumbai to spotlight Indian high-tech entrepreneurs. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #147

    The rapid innovation in mobile phone technology and access to the internet in Africa is examined. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #148

    The rigorous public health campaign launched by Mexico to combat obesity levels is highlighted. [26 minutes]

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    A look at what a Georgia woman is doing to survive after losing her emergency unemployment benefits [26 minutes]

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    Many indigenous people are now using the latest technology to communicate about their legal rights. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #151

    A look at how Denmark avoids medical malpractice lawsuits by having cases decided by a panel. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #152

    News, analysis and insight from the NewsHour Weekend reporting team is showcased. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #153

    Tensions arise as natural gas companies and environmentalists work together to make fracking safer. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #154

    The Harmony Project is using music education to give inner-city children an academic head start. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #155

    An alternative school system is making efforts to change attitudes towards education in Pakistan. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #156

    One effort to bridge the gap between what schools teach and what businesses want is showcased. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #157

    The NewsHour visits the Netherlands, which has been openly selling marijuana for four decades. [26 minutes]

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    A state plan in Kansas that offers incentives to attract new residents to rural Kansas is examined. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #159

    Nine public school students in California have sued to overturn the state's teacher tenure laws. [26 minutes]

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    NewsHour Weekend reports from Africa where Kenya is taking on the world's growing electronic waste. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #161

    Each year 42 million tax returns are prepared by tax professionals who are unregulated by the IRS. [26 minutes]

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    Some economists are calling Mexico the "Aztec Tiger." The country's burgeoning economy is discussed. [26 minutes]

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    Dr. Emily Senay looks at a revolutionary class of drugs called "biologics." [26 minutes]

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    Anchor Hari Sreenivasan presents a summary of the day's national and international news. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #181

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  • Episode #182

    Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports from Uganda about laws targeting gays. [26 minutes]

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    Controversial agreements between brand and generic drug companies are examined. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #186

    Rap music lyrics are being introduced as evidence of a defendant's guilt in criminal proceedings. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #187

    Hari Sreenivasan reports from the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #188

    Hari Sreenivasan reports from the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #189

    Legislative groups are focusing on complications surrounding digital estate planning after death. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #192

    Research that shows we can be "nudged" into making better financial decisions is put into use. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #193

    Public radio personality Garrison Keillor of "A Prairie Home Companion" discusses his long career. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #194

    The small Pacific Island nation of Kiribati is working to protect the health of the world's oceans. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #195

    Difficulties of enrolling in new health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act are examined. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #196

    The growing number of clothing companies now catering to the styles of transgender are explored. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #197

    An expert talks about water shortages around the world and the investments companies are making. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #198

    The painterly path of celebrated American realist painter Jamie Wyeth is explored. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #199

    An exhibition at a New York City library examines if we all have the potential to be geniuses. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #200

    A group aims to recruit new museum-goers by creating a highly interactive museum experience. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #201

    The job-screening process has come under fire for inaccurate reports that can cost people jobs. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #202

    The effects of the population explosion and staggering birth rate in Philippines are examined. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #203

    For years, young adult literature, better known as YA, has had a faithful following of younger readers. But now, more people over the age of 18 than ever before are picking up these addictive books, turning the genre into a booming business. On Saturday, NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Tracy Wholf sits down with award-winning author Lois Lowry and more to discuss how these titles are being adapted into popular films. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #204

    On Sunday, NewsHour Weekend examines the Paleo Diet, which has gained popularity in recent years. Advocates of the diet promote eating foods they say are more in line with what our ancient ancestors ate, such as meat and vegetables rather than dairy and grains, which were introduced after the invention of agriculture. But the diet's modern version may not actually give an accurate picture of what our predecessors really ate. Science writer Ann Gibbons joins NewsHour Weekend's Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how to follow the real Paleo Diet. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air. [26 minutes]

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