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    February 23, 2014  

    How can the modern study of global change benefit from ancient knowledge? Special correspondent John Larson reports on the new ways indigenous communities around the world are connecting with one another to share observations and sustain their native cultures. Continue reading

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    February 20, 2014  

    A one-day summit in Mexico between President Obama and his North American counterparts marked the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, a trade agreement designed to eliminate cross-border duties and other barriers. What’s the legacy, effect and the future of NAFTA? Jeffrey Brown gets debate from former U.S. Trade Representative Carla Hills and Lori Wallach of the Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. Continue reading

  • WINDSOR, CANADA - JANUARY 18: A Chrysler Minivan on the assembly line at the Chrysler Windsor Assembly plant January 18, 2011 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Current CEO of Fiat S.p.A. and Chrysler Group LLC Sergio Marchionne addressed the media at the plant and spoke of the automaker's future role in the minivan market. (Photo by Fabrizio Costantini/Getty Images)
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    It was 20 years ago this year that Canada, Mexico and the U.S. created the North American Free Trade Agreement. At the time, businessman and presidential candidate Ross Perot predicted a “giant sucking sound” of U.S. jobs heading south into Mexico. The Zapatistas, a Mexican rebel group, labeled NAFTA a “death sentence” to Indian communities all over the country. But the bill went forward. President Bill Clinton signed the agreement into law and said that “NAFTA means jobs, American jobs and good-paying American jobs.” So what does the economic data from these past 20 years tell us? Continue reading

  • January 27, 2014  

    A natural gas pipeline explosion in Manitoba, Canada around midnight CST Saturday has left nearly 4,000 without heat in Canada and shortages in the United States as temperatures continue to drop below freezing. Continue reading

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    December 25, 2013  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, car bombings targeted against Christian areas of Baghdad killed at least 37 people. In other parts of the world, the weather put a damper on Christmas celebrations with ice storms knocking out power in parts of Eastern Canada and severe flooding in Britain and France. Continue reading

  • November 14, 2013  

    In his latest novel, NewsHour’s own Robert MacNeil revisits a character he created 20 years ago: a young widow and painter living in post-WWI Canada. Jeffrey Brown sits down with MacNeil to discuss his use of art to frame "Portrait of Julia" and how the novel approaches concepts of love and trust in human relationships. Continue reading

  • October 16, 2013  

    Large herds of wild horses roam the American Southwest, but overpopulation is putting a strain on resources and threatening the livelihood of farmers and ranchers. In New Mexico, some argue the solution is to reopen horse slaughterhouses in the U.S., but opponents say the practice is inhumane. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

  • October 10, 2013  

    Alice Munro, the newest Nobel laureate in literature, is admired around the world for her masterful writing and dedication to the short story form. Jeffrey Brown talks to Deborah Treisman of The New Yorker for insight on the Canadian author’s work and what it was like to be her editor. Continue reading

  • July 9, 2013  

    In other news Tuesday, a severe storm caused flash floods and knocked out power for at least 300,000 people in Toronto. Also, Congressional Democrats said they would not consider an immigration reform bill that doesn’t include a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented people living in the United States. Continue reading

  • 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