NewsHour Weekend

  • HariBike_01
    May 18, 2014  

    In commemoration of Bike to Work Day, Hari Sreenivasan explores new statistics on bicycle commuters in the U.S. The Census Bureau reports that the number of Americans who bike to work is up 60 percent in the last decade. The numbers also show that it is the poorest and the richest; least educated and most educated are the most likely to ride to work. Continue reading

  • One Year Anniversary Of General Motors Filing For Bankruptcy
    May 17, 2014  

    The federal government issued a record $35 million fine against General Motors on Friday for to the automakers slow response reporting faulty ignition switches — a defect that has been linked to 13 deaths. What’s the latest on the massive recall? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Micheline Maynard, who has covered the auto industry for many years, about the fine and this developing story. Continue reading

  • Save the Rhino campaign
    May 17, 2014   BY Connie Kargbo 

    While park rangers are fighting the battle with poachers on the ground in South Africa, over the past few years ad campaigns by conservation groups have also been hitting airwaves and websites in consumer countries to discourage the consumption of rhino horn. Continue reading

  • Red light camera notice
    May 17, 2014  

    Ten years ago, only a few dozen communities had red-light or speed-enforcement cameras. Today, hundreds do. On Saturday, we take a look at a debate in Ohio. Camera advocates say the technology saves lives. Opponents say the devices are profit-centers for municipalities and camera manufacturers and a violation of due process. Continue reading

  • donetsk
    May 11, 2014  

    Early indications are that voters in Eastern Ukraine have overwhelmingly approved a measure that could potentially lead to their secession from the country. For the latest, Philip Shishkin of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan from Donetsk via Skype. Continue reading

  • Athletics Oxfordshire, England. 6th May, 1954. Roger Bannister breaks the tape as he crosses the winning line to complete the historic four minute mile record.
    May 11, 2014  

    Just over sixty years ago this week 25-year-old British runner Roger Bannister did what many athletes, and even doctors, had deemed impossible. He broke the four-minute mile. Bannister reflects on the barrier he somehow knew was psychological not physical. Continue reading

  • ndoil7
    May 11, 2014  

    In North Dakota an oil boom has transformed the state’s economy. Nearly a million barrels of crude come out of the ground each day in the state, and instead of traveling by pipeline, most North Dakota oil goes by rail. But as the industry is projected to grow, a series of catastrophic – and at times deadly – accidents has brought new scrutiny to the practice of hauling oil by rail. Continue reading

  • nigeriamap
    May 10, 2014  

    The Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by the extremist group Boko Haram face serious risks including malaria-carrying mosquitoes, unsafe drinking water and poisonous snakes. That’s according to Michelle Faul of the Associated Press, who spoke with Hari Sreenivasan from Lagos, Nigeria about the ongoing situation. Continue reading

  • Which country has the highest organ donation rates?
    May 10, 2014   BY Kristin Miller 

    In the United States, there are currently 122,592 people waiting for an organ. According to Organdoner.gov, the government gateway for information on donation, 18 people die in the United States each day waiting for an organ. The United States stands midway … Continue reading

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    May 10, 2014  

    The actors at Brave New Workshop have been writing and performing satire longer than any other theater in the United States. “MN Original” of Twin Cities Public Television takes a look at the pioneering comedic theater with an alumni list that includes Al Franken and Louie Anderson. Continue reading