Should hospitals be held accountable for what happens to patients once they’re discharged? A new policy under the Affordable Care Act says yes. Photos by Jim Petit. The federal government began fining hospitals based on how many Medicare patients were … Continue reading
Amid growing turmoil and just days ahead of planned mass protests, Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi called on his opponents to help end the country’s political polarization. For an update from Cairo on the violent clashes and reaction to Morsi, Margaret Warner talks with Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers. Continue reading
Editor’s note: This post will be updated with new videos leading up to the July 2 Trey Anastasio interview on the PBS NewsHour. All right Phish fans, get ready: the PBS NewsHour’s profile of Trey Anastasio will air Tuesday, July … Continue reading
Five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald has just released her first solo album in seven years. Jeffrey Brown sits down with McDonald to discuss her career, her upbringing and her aptly named record, "Go Back Home." Continue reading
Austin’s music industry brings in about $2 billion a year to the local economy, but a lot of musicians themselves do not earn enough to cover their basic health care needs. Get close enough to downtown Austin, Texas, and it’s … Continue reading
Frederick Douglass traveling through Ireland in 1845 to stir up support for his abolitionist cause. The first non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 1919. Sen. George Mitchell in 1998 trying to forge a peace treaty in Northern Ireland. Those actual people and events are at the heart of a fictional story in the new novel “TransAtlantic” by author Colum McCann.
Journalist and poet Eliza Griswold set out to document Afghan life through the prism of oral folk poems shared mostly among Pashtun women. Seamus Murphy, the London-based photographer and filmmaker who worked with Griswold on the landay project, narrates a slideshow of some of his favorite images.
For centuries, Pashtun women have traded stories, feelings and life wisdom in the form of two-line oral poems called landays. Eliza Griswold, a journalist and poet herself, traveled to Afghanistan to learn more about daily life there through the modern exchange of poetry. Jeffrey Brown takes a closer look at Griswold’s project. Continue reading