Hari Sreenivasan

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    October 14, 2016  

    As 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. Continue reading

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    October 10, 2016  

    Sunday night saw the second of the three presidential debates. It came in the aftermath of renewed controversy over Donald Trump’s treatment of women. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith about the growing number of Republican leaders fleeing Trump’s side, Hillary Clinton’s outreach beyond her party and where the GOP will go from here. Continue reading

  • ST. AUGUSTINE, FL - OCTOBER 8: A man puts up caution tape as people walk by and take photos of the Casablanco Inn the day after Hurricane Matthew hit St. Augustine, FL on Saturday October 08, 2016. Hurricane Matthew plowed north along the Atlantic coast, flooding towns and destroying roads in its path. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
    October 10, 2016  

    To get a sense of the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew, Hari Sreenivasan traveled to St. Augustine, Florida. The city, billed as the oldest in the country, was devastated by last week’s storm. We tour one of its hardest-hit areas, where sewage litters the streets and residents were just allowed back on Saturday. As for the city as a whole, only half its residents were able to evacuate. Continue reading

  • Pictures of the winners of the 2016 Nobel Chemistry Prize: Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa are displayed on a screen during a news conference by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden October 5, 2016. TT News Agency/Henrik Montgomery/via Reuters?ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. SWEDEN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SWEDEN. NO COMMERCIAL SALES. - RTSQUAN
    October 5, 2016  

    A trio of scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for creating some of the world’s tiniest machines. Their nanorobots use extremely controlled movements to perform tasks that the creators hope will one day be useful in the world of medicine. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss these mini machines and the other science and medicine Nobels awarded this week. Continue reading

  • Edgar Flores-Villalobos (CQ), 18, fills out a form for a scholarship as seniors at Garfield High School in Los Angeles fill out FASFA forms in the counseling center on January 13, 2012. Govenor Jerry Brown is proposing to raise the minimum GPA to qualify for Cal Grants, a key part of the financial aid package for most low-income students. Flores would like to attend Cal State LA and study criminal justice.  (Photo by Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
    September 30, 2016  

    Federal financial aid for college is often underutilized due to the complexity of required paperwork; however, 90% of students who do complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) enroll in school. This year, the FAFSA is being streamlined in the hope of increasing participation. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Kim Cook, executive director of the National College Access Network. Continue reading

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    September 30, 2016  

    Since Monday night’s debate, Donald Trump’s taxes and tweets have drawn rapt attention. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the “bizarreness” of the week’s campaign developments, Hillary Clinton’s struggle to win millennial voters back from third-party candidates and the congressional decision to override a presidential veto. Continue reading

  • Volunteers cut wood floor planks for a house under construction in Joplin, Missouri May 16, 2012. May 22 marks the one year anniversary of a deadly EF-5 tornado that ripped through the town, killing 161 people. The tornado damaged or destroyed about 7,500 homes and 500 other buildings, but the city is now well into a recovery mode that has spurred some segments of the local economy. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) - RTR326HP
    September 2, 2016  

    The tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, in May 2011 was one of the most destructive in U.S. history. Five years later, the city seems to be thriving — possibly even better off than it was before. One key to its success? Getting residents to stay, says Jane Cage, chair of the Citizens Advisory Recovery Team. But the emotional trauma from that day still lingers. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 22. The congressional committee is investigating the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, when Clinton was the secretary of state. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
    September 2, 2016  

    On Friday, the FBI released two key documents from its investigation into the private email server Hillary Clinton used as secretary of state. One file contains the FBI’s notes from its interviews with Clinton; the other summarizes the agency’s findings. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with NPR’s Carrie Johnson about what new information these materials reveal and why their publication is controversial. Continue reading

  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) walks into the tunnel after the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Photo by Orlando Ramirez/USA Today Sports via Reuters
    September 2, 2016  

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines this week when he refused to stand for the national anthem, in protest against injustice he perceives in the U.S. What is the significance of Kaepernick’s actions, and how do they fit within the legacy of athletes taking a political stance? Hari Sreenivasan discusses with William Rhoden, former sports columnist for The New York Times. Continue reading

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    September 2, 2016  

    This week, Donald Trump took a surprise trip to Mexico before his landmark immigration speech. But are his views too radical for the electorate? Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is hitting a fundraising stride, though her email scandal remains in the headlines. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks for analysis of the week in politics. Continue reading

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