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  • June 21, 2013  

    In other news Friday, nearly 600 people have died in Northern India as a result of a monsoon. More than 30,000 people have been rescued while 50,000 remain stranded. Also, as many as 100,000 people in Calgary, Canada may have to evacuate their homes as floodwaters from two rivers continue to rise. Continue reading

  • April 23, 2013  

    In other news Tuesday, charges were dropped against Paul Kevin Curtis, accused of sending ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and a senator. An FBI agent testified Curtis’ home didn’t have any incriminating evidence. Also, suspects accused of plotting an attack on a train in Canada had their initial court appearance. Continue reading

  • April 22, 2013  

    In other news Monday, police in Canada say they broke up a plot to derail a passenger train. Two men have been arrested and charged with planning a terror attack. Also, the FBI testified no ricin has been found at the home of Paul Kevin Curtis. Curtis is accused of sending tainted letters to President Barack Obama and a senator. Continue reading

  • April 8, 2013  

    In 1981 Jim Lehrer and Robin MacNeil interviewed Margaret Thatcher, then prime minister, about the civil war in El Salvador. Plus Judy Woodruff talks to George Shultz and James Baker, two former secretaries of state who worked closely with Thatcher. Kim Campbell, Canada’s first and only female prime minister, also weighs in. Continue reading

  • February 18, 2013  

    The proposed Keystone Pipeline has spurred a large march protest in Washington and heated advocacy from supporters and opponents. Judy Woodruff weighs the debate with Bob Deans of the National Resources Defense Council and Scott Segal of Bracewell and Guiliani, the firm representing energy companies pushing the extension. Continue reading

  • August 22, 2012  

    When writing his new book ‘Canada’ about a boy whose parents rob a bank, Richard Ford blended the persuasive voice of a teenager with his own, that of a 65-year-old man with a lifetime of experiences. Jeffrey Brown talks to the Pulitzer Prize-winning author about his novel about morality, murder and coming of age. Continue reading

  • August 8, 2012  

    Writer and professor Priscila Uppal is serving as “Poet in Residence” for Canadian Athletes Now, a non-profit group supporting Canada’s athletes at the 2012 London Olympics. Uppal talks to Jeffrey Brown about her residency and where she’s found inspiration, as well as sharing some of her poetry. Continue reading

  • January 18, 2012  

    President Obama denied TransCanada Corp.’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday, a project that would have carried oil 1,700 miles from the tar sands of Canada to refineries in Port Arthur, Texas. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the president’s decision and the next steps with The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin. Continue reading

  • October 13, 2011  

    Researchers announced Wednesday that they’ve managed to reconstruct the genome of the Black Death, the illness that wiped out around half of Europe’s population in just a few years in the mid-1300s. Ray Suarez discusses the developments with geneticist Hendrick Poinar of McMaster University. Continue reading

  • August 29, 2011  

    A proposed pipeline would carry oil from Canadian tar sands fields to Texas refineries, but the project has sparked high-profile protests. Jeffrey Brown discusses the controversial Keystone XL pipeline proposal with the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research’s Robert Bryce and environmentalist Bill McKibben. Continue reading