NewsHour Weekend

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    January 2, 2016  

    At Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, the site of the deepest lake in the country, the surface water temperature has been heating in recent years, attracting an invasive species of crayfish that is putting the lake’s clarity and native creatures in jeopardy. Correspondent Jes Burns of Oregon Public Broadcasting and EarthFix reports. Continue reading

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    December 27, 2015  

    A year-long investigation published by the Washington Post this weekend takes an in-depth look at the nearly 1,000 people fatally shot by police in 2015. Among the findings: Mental illness played a role in one-quarter of the killings. In three-quarters of the fatal shootings, police were under attack or defending someone who was. And one in 10 people shot and killed by police were unarmed. Kimbriell Kelly of the Washington Post joins Megan Thompson for more insight. Continue reading

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    December 27, 2015  

    In Mongolia, rock ‘n’ roll music symbolized the revolution of the early 1990s that broke the country free from decades of Soviet-style rule. Now, 25 years later, the first generation to grow up in the new society is making its own music. Filmmaker Lauren Knapp reports about young Mongolians using modern music to explore their own heritage, based on her documentary, “Live from Ub.” Continue reading

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    December 26, 2015  

    Around the world, companies have defaulted on at least 95 billion dollars worth of debt this year — the highest numbers of Business Defaults since 2009, according to Standard and Poor’s. For perspective into what happened in 2015 and a look at what to expect next year, NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Financial Times reporter Eric Platt. Continue reading

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    December 26, 2015  

    In September, Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti allocated an additional $13 million dollars in city funds to expand subsidies for homeless people. And in November the L.A. City Council declared a “shelter crisis” which provides expanded access to temporary shelters as the weather gets colder and with the onset of the rainy ‘el-Niño’ season. Continue reading

  • U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders appears on television screens in the media work-room during the Democratic presidential candidates debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire December 19, 2015.      REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1ZF8F
    December 20, 2015  

    The three major contenders for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination shared the stage on Saturday night for the final time this year. Politifact’s Jon Greenberg joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to fact-check what they said. Continue reading

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    December 20, 2015  

    Technology has upended just about every traditional notion about how to reach voters, how do you talk to them, and how to persuade them to vote. But will so-called “microtargeting” be a deciding factor in the 2016 presidential race or has its hype been overblown? NewsHour’s Jeff Greenfield reports. Continue reading

  • Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric linked to al Qaeda's Yemen-based wing, gives a religious lecture in an unknown location in this still image taken from video released by on September 30, 2011. Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed, Yemen's Defence Ministry said on Friday. A Yemeni security official said Awlaki, who is of Yemeni descent, was hit in a Friday morning air raid in the northern al-Jawf province that borders oil giant Saudi Arabia. REUTERS/ (OBITUARY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MANDATORY CREDIT - RTR2S19P
    December 19, 2015  

    The FBI revealed this week that one of the San Bernardino shooters and an alleged co-conspirator were inspired by former al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki. The U.S. killed al-Awlaki in a drone strike four years ago, but his legacy lives on in hours of recordings. Scott Shane, a reporter for The New York Times and author of the book, “Objective Troy,” joins Hari Sreenivasan from Baltimore. Continue reading

  • Consumer advocate Ralph Nader poses in front of a Chevrolet Corvair in The American Museum of Tort Law, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in Winsted, Conn. The museum, which opens Saturday, has been developed by the consumer advocate and two-time presidential candidate as a kind of ode to the jury system. Nader featured the Corvair in his 1965 book on the auto industry’s safety record, “Unsafe at Any Speed”. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
    December 19, 2015  

    The American Museum of Tort Law, which recently opened in Ralph Nader’s hometown of Winsted, Connecticut, features exhibits on groundbreaking civil cases on auto safety, tobacco, asbestos, and many other issues. NewsHour’s Phil Hirschkorn visited the museum to speak with Nader about his legacy and how the American legal landscape has evolved. Continue reading

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    December 19, 2015  

    Boston plans to use data and analytics to help improve operations, better measure performance and increase efficiency under a forthcoming initiative called CityScore. A single number is issued daily, measuring how the city is meeting its goals on a variety of quality-of-life metrics. NewsHour’s Megan Thompson reports on how it will work in our latest installment of Urban Ideas. Continue reading