NewsHour Weekend

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    April 5, 2014   BY Kayla Ruble 

    The voting in Afghanistan represented the country’s first democratic transfer of power since the Taliban was removed from power more than a decade ago. Continue reading

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    April 5, 2014  

    HARI SREENIVASAN: And now to “Viewers Like You.” Your reaction to some of our recent work, including some of the comments you voted most popular. Most of the feedback we received this week focused on our signature story from last … Continue reading

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    April 5, 2014  

    Madeline Schwartzman’s mission is connect people in what she sees as an increasingly individualized society. Every day as she travels by subway Madeline asks fellow commuters to write a poem in her notebook. Some refuse, some accept, and now more than 100 of their poems are posted on Madeline’s website, 365 Day Subway: Poems by New Yorkers. Continue reading

  • Couple at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
    April 5, 2014   BY PBS NewsHour 

    The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program is a nationwide organization of tax preparers available to help low-income taxpayers. Last year alone, VITA helped prepare almost one and a half million individual tax returns completely free of charge. Continue reading

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    April 5, 2014  

    Each year about 42 million tax returns are prepared by tax professionals who are unaccredited and unregulated by the IRS. After a plan to regulate them was struck down by a federal court last year, there’s more regulation on hairdressers in most of the country. Critics say this leaves low-income taxpayers particularly vulnerable. But does licensing tax preparers mean tax preparation will improve? Continue reading

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    March 30, 2014  

    Scientists point to the amount of antibiotics in livestock as one of the causes of the rise of antibiotic resistant diseases. On Wednesday a number of pharmaceutical companies agreed to abide by a government proposal to stop labeling drugs important for treating human infections as acceptable antibiotics to spur farm animal growth. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with NPR correspondent Dan Charles. Continue reading

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    March 30, 2014  

    The Russian Navy agreed to pull out of the Black Sea around Crimea on March 30. Not March 30, 2014, but 158 years ago in 1856. NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan reflects on the history of the region that is again at the center of a geopolitical crisis. Continue reading

  • Washington Post series, Pain and Pride
    March 30, 2014  

    The Washington Post launched a special series Sunday called “A legacy of pain and pride” which looks at the lives of military veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan through stories and polls in conjunction with the Kaiser Family Foundation. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with one of the authors of the series Greg Jaffe about the poll results and what they reveal about Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. Continue reading

  • South African opera singer Thesele Kemane performs for the United Nations.
    March 30, 2014  

    Some of the world’s best young opera singers hail from the impoverished black townships of South Africa. Three of those singers are now in the United States to perform at the American Documentary Film Festival, where a documentary about their lives called “I Live to Sing” is being shown. The film’s director, Julie Coehn, tells the story of one of the singers: Thesele Kemane. Continue reading

  • E-waste recycling plant, Kenya
    March 30, 2014  

    Used electronics are one of the fastest growing sources of waste globally, and it is estimated that 15,000 tons of used computers and mobile phones are shipped to Kenya every year. Today, Kenya is trying to get ahead of the problem, by building the country’s first electronics recycling hub. Continue reading