April 14, 2011
China Struggles With Health Care Reform Amid Growing Demand
Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports from China on the country's efforts to improve health care for its population, the world's largest.
April 13, 2011
In China, Factory Workers Allege Poisoning From iPhone Production
Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports from the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, where toxic chemicals threaten the health of workers at an Apple iPhone assembly plant.
April 12, 2011
China Weighs Environmental Concerns Against Economic Growth
Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports from Guangdong province in southern China on the clash between the populous nation's economic ambitions and worsening pollution problem.
April 4, 2011
China's Tolerance for Dissent Tested Amid Arab World Uprisings
Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports from Beijing on the Chinese government's tolerance for some anti-government protests and crackdown on others.
April 4, 2011
Ai Weiwei Case Poses Test for China
Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports from Beijing on the Chinese government's tolerance for some anti-government protests and crackdown on others.
March 28, 2011
Reporter's Notebook: My Brush with Chinese Censorship
At Beijing airport on our way to southern China, cameraman Denis Levkovich bought the March 21, 2011 edition of Time magazine. On our plane trip, I asked to borrow it, and on page 12 came across a curious item.
March 18, 2011
In China, Sympathy for Japan, But Worries Over Radiation
From Beijing, Jeffrey Kaye reports on China's concerns over the nuclear radiation threat from the damaged Japanese reactors and sympathy for their neighbor reeling from a devastating natural disaster.
March 17, 2011
Workers in China: 'Your iPhone Cost Us Our Health'
NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Kaye speaks with Wintek employees.
Jan. 3, 2011
In Sudan, Possible New Country Poses Health Care System Challenges
Less than 30 percent of people in southern Sudan have access to adequate health care. Widespread disease is threatening to overwhelm the African nation, where an upcoming secession referendum appears likely to create a new country. Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports.
Dec. 30, 2010
Sudan Vote Could Cleave Africa's Largest Country in 2
In the first of two reports, special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye examines the mood in Sudan leading up to a referendum that could split the war-torn country in two. He reports from the southern city of Juba, which is poised to become the capital if, as many expect, residents of the oil-rich South vote to split from the North.
Dec. 27, 2010
In Photos: Southern Sudan, Before the Secession Vote
In January, southern Sudanese will vote on whether they want to stay with the north or become their own country.
Oct. 18, 2010
Pakistani Flood Victims Face Malnutrition, Disease as Winter Nears
Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports on Pakistani flood victims' continuing needs for food, medicine, agricultural help and other aid as winter nears.
Oct. 12, 2010
U.S. Effort to Aid Pakistan Flood Victims Confronts Challenges
As the need for food, water and shelter continue in flood-ravaged areas of Pakistan, American aid groups are running into difficulties in getting supplies to victims. Special Correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports from Pakistan.
Oct. 12, 2010
Reporter's Notebook: Making the Rounds in Pakistan's Swat Valley
This week in Islamabad started with a jolt - one that woke me from a deep sleep and measured 5.3 on the Richter scale. Producer Jay LaMonica and I flew in Sunday night to join cameraman Paul Mongey for a series of stories about the aftermath of the disastrous Pakistan floods.
Sept. 1, 2010
A Long Road Ahead in Pakistan Recovery
Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye has been reporting from Pakistan all week. He talks about his impressions from the ground and what's ahead for Pakistan's many flood victims.
Aug. 27, 2010
Specter of Famine Looms in Pakistan's Floodwaters
The immediate need for food and water is crucial for Pakistan's flood victims to survive, but spending more time in unsafe conditions threatens to create long-lasting health issues, homelessness and even famine. Jeffrey Kaye reports from northern Pakistan on the public health nightmare facing flood survivors.
Aug. 26, 2010
Waterborne Disease Threat Overwhelming Medical Workers in Pakistan
Medical personnel in Pakistan are working to control the spread of flood-related waterborne disease, but they face a monumental task as the humanitarian crisis worsens. Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports.
Aug. 25, 2010
Surveying the Flood Damage in Pakistan
We're flying back to Islamabad, Pakistan's capital, after a day-long trip, care of the U.S. State Department, to survey flood damage in the south and see some of the relief efforts. It has been a whirlwind of rushed activity bookended by the two-hour long plane trips for the dozen or so journalists ferried down to Sukkur.
Aug. 23, 2010
On the Ground in Pakistan Amid the Flood Crisis
Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye is reporting for the NewsHour in Pakistan this week on the flood crisis there.
May 25, 2010
'Moving Millions' Author Probes Capitalism, Immigration Connection
Jeffrey Brown talks with author Jeffrey Kaye about his new book on immigration and about how the pursuit of cheap labor to power the world's economy perpetuates global migration.
Nov. 10, 2009
Iraqi Refugees Discover Security Comes at a Price
Nearly 32,000 Iraqi refugees have come to the United States over the past three years to escape violence and political uncertainty. But as Jeffrey Kaye reports, more refugees are learning that personal safety often comes at the cost of economic security.
Oct. 27, 2009
'Neglected Infections' Resurface Among America's Poor
In poor rural areas, inner cities, and among Latin American immigrants, exotic diseases classified by the CDC as "neglected infections" are now affecting millions of people. As Jeffrey Kaye reports, the rarer the illness, the harder it is to find treatment
Sept. 2, 2009
Firefighters Make New Headway on Massive California Blaze
Residents across several neighborhoods in Southern California returned home Wednesday as firefighters gained on a powerful wildfire. Jeffrey Kaye reports.
Sept. 1, 2009
Calif. Wildfires Rage, but Firefighters Make Some Gains
Firefighters were able to contain more of a wildfire blazing through 190 square miles of Southern California on Tuesday, but a forecast calling for high winds threatened the progress. Ray Suarez reports.
Aug. 4, 2009
Despite Federal Aid, Lenders Slow to Modify Home Loans
Fewer than 8 percent of eligible borrowers have successfully modified their mortgages under a $75 billion federal plan aimed at halting home foreclosures, according to a Treasury Department report. Jeffrey Kaye reports on the early struggles of the program.
July 13, 2009
Global Recession Impacts Dairy Prices, Farmers
Amid the economic slowdown, the dairy industry is being hit with high costs and lower profits, forcing many farmers to make tough decisions. NewsHour special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye looks at how some California farmers are responding to depressed global demand.
July 7, 2009
Fans Bid Final Farewell to 'King of Pop'
Michael Jackson fans around the world paid a final tribute to the "King of Pop" on Tuesday, as the fallen singer was laid to rest following a star-studded memorial service. Jeffrey Kaye reports from Los Angeles.
June 22, 2009
Protests Stir Mixed Emotions for Iranian-Americans
As demonstrators in Tehran continued to rally against the results of this month's disputed presidential election, Iranian-Americans reacted to the news. NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports.
June 16, 2009
American Cross-border Gun Traffic Fuels Mexican Drug-related Violence
NewsHour special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports on the American gun trade that is fueling drug-related violence in Mexico and new efforts to stop it.
May 11, 2009
Calif. Wildfires Battle Rages On with Some Unlikely Help
Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye, of KCET-TV Los Angeles, reports on the continuing efforts in Santa Barbara to bring a recent spate of wildfires under control and the lesser-known people who are helping fight that battle.
May 4, 2009
Alleged Ponzi Scheme Swindled Immigrants in Los Angeles
Amid growing complaints about Ponzi-type schemes in the wake of the Bernard Madoff scandal, a company in Los Angeles is alleged to have swindled investors out of millions. Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports.
March 23, 2009
Glut of Foreclosed Homes Encourages Scams, Desperation
With the national foreclosure rate still climbing, some chose to live in foreclosed homes while others have been the victims of "rent skimmers," people who pretend to own a foreclosed property and scam tenants out of thousands of dollars in security deposits and fees. Special Correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports from Los Angeles.
Feb. 19, 2009
Hanesbrands Relocates Manufacturing to Asia
Hanesbrands underwear company has closed 30 plants in North and South America, putting thousands out of work, while relocating its factories to Asian countries. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles reports.
Feb. 4, 2009
Global Economic Downturn Slams Ireland, Spares Poland
The economic slump is affecting European Union member countries very differently. In Ireland, companies are laying off workers, while the Polish economy is growing. Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports.
June 26, 2008
California Community Hit Hard by Economy's Fall
Residents of a once-prosperous California community are feeling an economic pinch as home foreclosures, the credit crunch, low consumer confidence and high oil prices have hurt the U.S. economy.
June 11, 2008
Arizona's Illegal Immigration Laws Put to the Test
Last year, Arizona passed 15 bills and resolutions giving police more tools to go after illegal immigrants, one of several states tightening immigration laws. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles examines the impact of the new regulations.
June 3, 2008
Concerns Over Immigration Crackdowns Lead U.S. Farms to Recruit in Mexico
In response to fears that stricter enforcement of immigration laws will create a shortage of farm workers, the U.S. agricultural industry has headed to Mexico to recruit temporary -- and legal -- migrant workers. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles reports on the farm industry's recruitment attempts and worker shortfalls.
March 24, 2008
Water Recycling Efforts Spark Policy Debate in California
In water-strapped southern California local authorities are exploring new approaches to water usage, launching new programs that send highly treated wastewater back into the groundwater supply to serve as drinking water.
Feb. 15, 2008
Mexican President Calderon on Goodwill Tour of Several U.S. Cities
Mexican President Felipe Calderon went on a tour of several U.S. cities with large Mexican populations; however, his itinerary did not include Washington, D.C. Jeffrey Kaye reports on Calderon's trip.
Jan. 25, 2008
Writers' Strike Centers on Internet 'Residuals'
The Writer's Guild of America has been on strike for several months now, a strike called over a dispute on 'residuals' -- money made mostly by DVD sales and Internet streaming of television shows. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET Los Angeles reports on the status of the negotiating stalemate between the WGA and the networks.
Jan. 17, 2008
Laws Restricting Lives of Sex Offenders Raise Constitutional Questions
Twenty-two states have laws that restrict where convicted sex offenders may live and, in some cases, how they interact with the community after they are released from prison. Jeffrey Kaye reports on the laws and the constitutional questions they've raised.
Oct. 26, 2007
Firefighters Make Headway on California Blazes
Crews made steady progress against the California wildfires Friday, with weather conditions that were more cooperative toward firefighting efforts. Jeffrey Kaye provides an update on the ongoing firefight and how residents are slowly returning home.
Oct. 25, 2007
Crews Labor to Fully Rein in Damaging California Wildfires
Wildfires that have forced thousands to evacuate continued to burn across parts of Southern California Thursday and the number of deaths blamed on the blazes rose to 10. Experts discuss what makes the fires difficult to contain and how the government's response has fared so far.
Oct. 24, 2007
Winds Ease, Allowing Californians to Tackle Damaging Fires
The strong winds fueling a string of powerful wildfires in Southern California began to taper off Wednesday, but officials in San Diego said the damage there has already likely topped the $1 billion mark. A San Diego County official provides an update.
Oct. 23, 2007
Over 500,000 Evacuated as Winds Feed California Fires
Wildfires in Southern California became almost impossible for firefighters to control Tuesday, and officials said 1,300 homes and businesses have burned down. A San Diego official describes how residents are coping.
Oct. 22, 2007
California Wildfires Prompt Evacuations, Emergency Measures
Wildfires continued to ravage Southern California Monday, forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes and businesses and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to declare emergencies in seven counties. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles provides an update from the scene in Malibu.
Oct. 15, 2007
California Grapples with Polices on Marjuana
NewsHour contributor Jeffrey Kaye reports from Los Angeles on California's conflict between state and federal legislation when it comes to regulating medical marijuana facilities.
Sept. 13, 2007
Los Angeles Police Department Finds New Ways to Recruit
Aging baby boomers and the heavy military recruitment have put strains on police personnel. The NewsHour looks at how Los Angeles police are handling the challenge.
Sept. 7, 2007
Mortgage Crisis Leads to Abandoned Homes, Employment Cuts
As a result of housing market problems, the number of abandoned homes in California has increased and jobs have been cut. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles reports on the effects of mortgage crisis.
July 6, 2007
Local Police Team Up with Federal Immigration Officials
In Phoenix, 10 federal immigration officers work with the local police department to investigate crimes that involve illegal immigrants. As more cities mull such collaborations, proponents say they help both agencies, but critics worry that they deter some crime victims from coming to police.
June 14, 2007
L.A. Mayor Represents Growing Latino Political Clout
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has become a representative voice to the Latino population, while working to improve the city's education and transportation systems. The NewsHour reports on his leadership, challenges and critics.
May 3, 2007
Los Angeles Police Response to Immigration Rally Probed
Investigators plan to look into how Los Angeles police handled demonstrators at an immigration rally on Monday that turned violent. The NewsHour presents a report.
April 9, 2007
Controversy Continues over Post-Katrina Spending on Trailers
After Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast in August 2005, FEMA spent billions of dollars on trailers that served as temporary housing. As many of the trailers now sit vacant, the NewsHour reports on maintenance expenses and criticism of FEMA.
Feb. 7, 2007
Worker Shortages Post-Katrina Send Businesses out of Mississippi
Facing a housing shortage along the Gulf Coast, many companies are finding it difficult to find employees and as a result, are being forced to relocate. The NewsHour reports on how Mississippi businesses are grappling with the economic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Nov. 15, 2006
Watchdog Finds Many Iraq Reconstruction Projects Subpar
Reviews of the Iraq rebuilding program show many sub-standard facilities, but construction companies say they face unusual challenges in a war zone. The NewsHour presents a report.
Oct. 27, 2006
Firefighters Work to Contain Fire That Has Already Killed Four and Injured One
Southern California firefighters are still struggling to contain a fire that authorities say was set ablaze by an arsonist. NewsHour Correspondent Jeffrey Kaye of KCET, Los Angeles, reports on the California fire that has already claimed the lives of four firefighters.
Oct. 2, 2006
National Guard Assists with Security Along U.S.-Mexico Border
President Bush began the deployment of up to 6,000 National Guard members to the four states on the U.S.-Mexico border to perform support duties for border patrols. The NewsHour provides a report.
Sept. 19, 2006
New High-tech Prostheses Being Developed for Amputees
As the number of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with missing limbs rises, researchers are working on developing better high-tech prostheses for amputees.
Sept. 14, 2006
Airport Officials Work to Implement New Bomb Detection Systems
Last month's thwarted bomb plot on transatlantic flights by British police prompted transportation authorities to issue new security restrictions and pay greater attention to the need for better bomb detection devices.
Aug. 15, 2006
Testing Continues on Missile Defense System
NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles provides an update on the military's defense against missile attacks, including efforts to shoot down missiles aimed at the United States.
Aug. 8, 2006
Cubans in Miami Prepare for a Post-Castro Cuba
Neither Fidel Castro nor his brother Raul has been seen in public since the temporary transfer of power more than a week ago. As the possibility of the end of Castro's regime approaches, some Cubans in Miami are optimistic while others are worried.
July 7, 2006
U.S. Armed Forces React to Charges Against Troops in Iraq
Amid continued allegations of misconduct by U.S. military servicemen in Iraq, including seven marines and one navy corpsman accused of killing an Iraqi civilian in April, the military has added ethics and "values training" into soldier exercises.
May 11, 2006
Africans Search for Better Lives in Europe
The countries of Morocco and Spain are looking for solutions to stem the tide of thousands of Africans, who risk their lives traveling across deserts and straits to illegally immigrate to European shores.
May 1, 2006
Immigrants Protest Across U.S.
Hundreds of thousands of immigrants protested across the United States in response to congressional battles over immigration reform. Correspondents from Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C. report on the protests and workplace boycotts.
April 24, 2006
U.S. Officials Continue Crackdown Against Latin American Gangs
Both government and police officials in the U.S. and Central America are attempting to curb the violent activity of growing transnational street gang MS-13. An update from Los Angeles reports on anti-gang crackdowns.
April 14, 2006
IRS Weighs the Status of Some Religious Organizations
The Internal Revenue Service is reviewing the tax-free status of churches and ministers who preach politics from the pulpit. NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles explores the issue in a report first aired in February 2006.
March 15, 2006
California Prisons Wary of Desegregation Plan
After the Supreme Court ruled penal desegregation unconstitutional, California is slowly implementing a plan to integrate its racially segregated prisons.
Feb. 15, 2006
House Passes Legislation Calling for Fenced Border
Correspondent Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles reports on the effort to build a barrier to stop illegal immigrants from entering the United States from Mexico.
Feb. 3, 2006
IRS May Tax Politically Active Churches
NewsHour Correspondent Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles reports on the Internal Revenue Service's recent scrutiny of churches and ministers who incorporate political messages into sermons
Jan. 25, 2006
After Two Years, Journey Continues for Mars Rovers
NASA's rovers Spirit and Opportunity -- once thought to have a life span of only three months -- are entering their third year of exploring Mars. They have found evidence of Mars' watery past and have been making other observations about the red planet ever since.
Jan. 16, 2006
NASA Mission Returns Cosmic Dust
Scientists hope the interstellar dust recovered from NASA's Stardust capsule will help them learn more about the formation of the solar system 4.6 billion years ago -- and possibly the origins of life.
Dec. 6, 2005
Importing Liquefied Natural Gas
A report on multinational companies that are rushing to develop and import liquefied natural gas, LNG, a resource that is cheap to transport but many countries fear could pose risks to large population centers that lie near storage facilities.
Nov. 25, 2005
Devastation in Guatemala
2005 marks a record year for the number and strength of hurricanes originating in the Atlantic Ocean. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles reports from Guatemala, a country hit particularly hard by the massive storms.
Oct. 26, 2005
Revisiting an Immigrant Family
As part of the NewsHour's 30th Anniversary Series, Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles revisits a Mexican-American family of illegal immigrants, whom he first chronicled in 1993.
Oct. 11, 2005
Video Game Boom
A report on recent successes and innovations of the video game industry.
Oct. 4, 2005
Private Companies Rebuild Gulf
Awards to private contractors to aid recovery along the Gulf Coast make the largest transfer of federal fund into private hands. Most of the contracts were awarded with little or no bidding, worrying government watchdog groups. A report from Louisiana gives an overview of their contributions.
Sept. 28, 2005
A Slow Return to New Orleans
A report from New Orleans about how the Algiers district is recovering from Hurricane Katrina, followed by some new information about the search for and identification of those killed in New Orleans.
Sept. 26, 2005
Recovering From Rita
Two reports about how hard-hit small towns in Louisiana and Texas are coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Rita: one from Terrebonne Parish in southern Louisiana and a second from Bridge City, Texas.
Sept. 9, 2005
Man vs. Nature in New Orleans
Engineers have begun repairing levees damaged in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit, and researchers are using the hurricane's data to try to lengthen warning times.
Sept. 7, 2005
Evacuating a Fetid New Orleans
Authorities pressed the several thousand remaining holdouts to leave New Orleans or risk death and disease. Following an update on the ongoing search and rescue efforts, Capt. Marlon DeFillo, commander of the Public Affairs Department for the New Orleans Police Department, talks about the ongoing struggle to clear the city.
Aug. 2, 2005
Both government and police officials in the U.S. and Central America are attempingt to curb the violent activity of growing transnational street gang MS-13.
June 29, 2005
NASA Spacecraft Set for Collision with Comet in July
NASA plans to smash a probe into a comet the size of Washington, D.C. on July 4 in order to better understand the origins and makeup of comets, and by extension the early history of the solar system. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles reports on the mission to the comet and what scientists hope to learn from the encounter.
May 27, 2005
New Technologies Underscore Nuclear Proliferation Challenges
The ease with which states and others might obtain nuclear technology has made the job of U.N. officials charged with policing the spread of nuclear material that much more difficult. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles reports on the science behind the fight against nuclear proliferation.
May 18, 2005
Villaraigosa Becomes First Latino L.A. Mayor in More Than 100 Years
Residents of Los Angeles elected city councilman Antonio Villaraigosa as mayor of the second largest city in America on Tuesday. Villaraigosa, the first Latino mayor in Los Angeles in more than a century, defeated the incumbent James Hahn by an unexpectedly wide margin.
May 17, 2005
Analyst Gauges Housing Market Boom
Following a report on the rising real estate market in Southern California, an analyst discusses the other hot, and not so hot, real estate markets around the country.
May 9, 2005
New Bankruptcy Bill Increases Regulation on Credit Counseling Agencies
Correspondent Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles reports on the potential impact of the new bankruptcy bill on the business of credit counseling.
April 28, 2005
The Mixed Blessings of State-Sponsored Gambling
Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles takes a look at some troubled gamblers.
April 15, 2005
Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles reports on efforts to build environment-friendly buildings.
April 4, 2005
Pope John Paul II's Impact on Catholicism in the United States
Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles, looks at the impact of Pope John Paul II on American Catholicism and the future of the Catholic Church.
March 9, 2005
Labor Leaders Look to Revitalize Movement in Era of Decline
In an era of downsized unions, labor leaders debate how to revitalize the movement. Jeffrey Kaye looks at the outside hits and internal struggles of labor unions in the United States.
March 1, 2005
President Bush Remains Committed to Faith
At a Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., President Bush reaffirmed his commitment to faith-based programs to more than 250 religious leaders. A report on the president's initiative to grant federal funding to faith-based organizations.
Feb. 8, 2005
Divisions Arise Within Episcopalian Church at Home and Abroad
A report on the growing divisions within the Episcopalian Church at home and abroad. Episcopalians throughout the United States are deeply divided over the church's decision to ordain its first homosexual bishop and many are looking for support overseas.
Jan. 3, 2005
Sri Lankans in California Mobilize to Assist Victims in Their Home Country
Afterwards, Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles looks at how Sri Lankans in the United States are coping with the devastation in their home country.
Dec. 16, 2004
Interceptor Missile Defense System Fails to Launch
Correspondent Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles looks at the latest attempt, and failure, to defend the United States from missile attacks. The NewsHour Science Unit is funded, in part, by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Sept. 21, 2004
The United States is expected to activate a massive missile defense system within days. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles explains the new system and the questions surrounding its use.
Aug. 11, 2004
Securing the Nation's Seaports
Since the Sept. 11 attacks, many American security officials have worried that terrorists and weapons may enter U.S. shores through vulnerabilities in port security. Jeffrey Kaye examines the costs and challenges of securing the nation's 361 seaports.
July 1, 2004
U.S. Battles Invasive Species
Of the 50,000 non-native plant and animal species that have arrived in the United States from foreign countries, many are considered invasive and cost an estimated $138 billion a year in environmental and economic damage.
June 23, 2004
Contractors in Iraq
U.S. companies continue to vie for reconstruction contracts in Iraq, despite dangerous conditions and the upcoming handover of power to the Iraqi interim government on June 30.
June 3, 2004
The Intersection of Politics and Science on a North Carolina Pig Farm
A group of prominent American scientists recently wrote a report accusing the Bush administration of "misrepresenting and suppressing scientific knowledge for political purposes." Jeffrey Kaye explores the intersection of politics and science on one North Carolina pig farm.