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Fighting AIDS in the Black Community
February 9, 1989 at 12:00 AM EDT
5046223782Fighting AIDS in the Black CommunityAs more black Americans became infected with HIV, activists spread their message of prevention on the streets and through churches.1989-02-09 18:00:00disabled1967244456195785Can ordinary citizens help fill gaps in health care?In the midst of radical changes in health care policy, some U.S. providers are looking to an unlikely model: Sub-Saharan Africa, where ordinary citizens are trained as medical support for their communities. In the U.S., City Health Works is following suit, using community members to form long-term relationships with patients to fill gaps in care. Special correspondent Sarah Varney reports.2016-10-17 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/hands1-e1476748317275-320x196.jpg2365868338kVto162kiHY195691California will vote on legalizing recreational marijuanaCalifornia, the first state to legalize medical marijuana 20 years ago, will vote in November on whether to legalize recreational use for people over the age of 21. With 39 million residents and the world’s 6th-largest economy, California’s status could resonate throughout the country. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Mike Taibbi reports.2016-10-16 12:33:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/pot-320x196.jpg2365867279pz6X0mju7Vg195578In the Philippines, lowering smoking rates begins with kidsAs smoking rates have fallen in the U.S. and Europe, tobacco companies have focused their advertising elsewhere, especially Asia. In the Philippines, 25 percent of the population smokes, and cigarettes are a leading cause of death. But one former smoker is cultivating a grassroots campaign to influence legislation and publicize the dangers -- especially to children. Hari Sreenivasan reports.2016-10-14 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/smoking3-e1476488463477-320x196.jpg2365866769FOYykw7h5AI
As more black Americans became infected with HIV, activists spread their message of prevention on the streets and through churches.
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