NewsHour Weekend

  • Rural Kansas, NewsHour Weekend
    March 23, 2014   BY Kristin Miller 

    The image of the families like the Joads from The Grapes of Wrath loading up their meager possessions and leaving the farm for the city is a powerful one in the American psyche. It’s almost as powerful as the image … Continue reading

  • Rural Kansas, NewsHour Weekend
    March 23, 2014  

    The Great Plains have been losing population since the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. NewsHour travels to Kansas to find out about a state plan that offers incentives to attract new residents to Rural Opportunity Zones. Will deals on student loan reimbursement and state income taxes bring people to rural Kansas counties? Continue reading

  • Instagram of alternate DNS address from Turkish Twitter protest
    March 22, 2014   BY Hari Sreenivasan 

    After the government in Turkey attempted to ban Twitter on Friday, social media savvy youth in the country almost immediately found ways around the block. Continue reading

  • Satellite imagery provided to AMSA of objects that may be possible debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370
    March 22, 2014  

    After two weeks of searching, the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has yet to be found. In recent days both Australian and Chinese satellite imagery have picked up on objects that could be aircraft debris. What does this mean for search? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with WSJ reporter Andy Pasztor about the technology authorities are using to find flight 370 and how it is affected by nature. Continue reading

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    March 22, 2014   BY Kayla Ruble 

    Same-sex couples lined up outside courthouses in Michigan on Saturday to receive the first gay marriage licenses issued by the state, fresh off of a U.S. District court judge’s decision on Friday to overturn the state’s 10-year ban on gay marriage Continue reading

  • Marijuana for saie in a coffeeshop in the Netherlands.
    March 22, 2014  

    As Colorado and Washington begin selling legal marijuana, questions remain about the practical process of changing drug policy. NewsHour travels to the Netherlands — the one nation that’s been openly selling pot for over 40 years — to see what might be in store for the United States. Correspondent William Brangham reports. Continue reading

  • Margaret Warner in Simeropol, Crimea on referendum day, March 16, 2014,
    March 16, 2014  

    Defying international protests that called the process illegitimate, Crimea today went ahead with a referendum and voted overwhelmingly to join Russia. What was it like at the polls today? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with NewsHour’s chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner about today’s vote and what that could mean for Crimea in the coming days. Continue reading

  • Federal agents are watching airplanes in a chance an passengers are carrying the Ebola virus. Photo by Flickr user ATOMIC Hot Links
    March 16, 2014  

    With new information released Sunday about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, authorities have taken both the search and investigation in a new direction. Where are investigators focusing their efforts? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Michael Schmidt, who has been covering the story for the New York Times, about the current focus on the pilot and other recent developments. Continue reading

  • People carry a giant Russian flag during a pro-Russian rally in Kharkiv
    March 16, 2014  

    The spotlight focused on Crimea Sunday as the region voted whether or not to secede from Ukraine. Other parts of Ukraine caught in the crisis with Russia also showed growing signs of volatility. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Frontline’s James Jones from the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkov about the mounting tension between pro-Russian demonstrators and Ukrainian nationalists. Continue reading

  • March 16, 2014   BY Kayla Ruble 

    An Army general has reportedly agreed to enter a guilty plea as early as Monday in a move that could end a high profile sexual assault case that has plagued the military for the past two years, according to a report from the New York Times on Sunday. Continue reading