NewsHour Weekend

    August 19, 2017  

    Oysters were once abundant in New York City, but decades of over-harvesting and pollution led to their near-extinction there. Now, an education initiative called the Billion Oyster Project teaches public school students how to help bring them back to the city’s harbor, with the goal of restoring a billion oysters by 2035. NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano has more. Continue reading

  • Demonstrator holds a United States flag in front of another waving a Confederate flag as self proclaimed "White Nationalists" and "Alt-Right" activists hold "Freedom of Speech" rally at Lincoln Memorial in Washington
    August 19, 2017  

    After the violent “Unite the Right” white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last Saturday, the “alt-right” has come under renewed scrutiny. Its ideology rejects Jewish people, people of color, LGBTQ people and immigrants, and is dominated by white men — so why are some women joining it? Harper’s Magazine’s Seyward Darby, who reported on the issue, joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading

  • A large crowd of people march towards the Boston Commons to protest the Boston Free Speech Rally in Boston, MA, U.S., August 19, 2017. Photo by Stephanie Keith/Reuters
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    Thousands of counter-protesters overpowered a scheduled “free speech” rally by far-right groups in Boston on Saturday. Continue reading

  • People gather around an impromptu memorial two days after a van crashed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain August 19, 2017. Photo By Reuters
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    Spanish authorities have expanded their search across international borders in the hunt for a terrorist suspect believed to be the driver in a deadly strike that killed 13 people and injured 120. Continue reading

  • Community members take part in a protest to demand stop hate crime during the funeral service of Imam Maulama Akonjee, and Thara Uddin in the Queens borough of New York City, Aug. 15, 2016. Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters
    August 13, 2017  

    The Charlottesville white nationalist rally, along with the associated deaths and injuries linked to it, follow a nationwide increase in hate crimes in the past year. Within 10 days of Donald Trump’s election, the Southern Poverty Law Center tracked 900 bias-related incidents against minorities. The center’s president Richard Cohen joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss these trends. Continue reading

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    August 13, 2017  

    As locals grappled with the aftermath of a white nationalist rally that left three people dead on Saturday, Mayor Michael Signer wasted no words on denouncing President Donald Trump for what he says is his culpability in the violence. But a white nationalist leader told The NewsHour’s P.J. Tobia that the radical left is at fault. Continue reading

  • People struggle with a Confederate flag as a crowd of white nationalists are met by a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville
    August 13, 2017  

    In an opinion piece in The New York Times on Sunday after a violent weekend, Georgetown University sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson wrote, “We cannot pretend that the ugly bigotry unleashed in the streets of Charlottesville, Va., this weekend has nothing to do with the election of Donald Trump.” Dyson joins Hari Sreenivasan for a discussion about racial rhetoric and its history. Continue reading

  • White nationalists carry torches on the grounds of the University of Virginia, on the eve of a planned Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville
    August 13, 2017  

    Rallies on Friday and Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia that were reminiscent of Ku Klux Klan gatherings shook people who have for generations fought for civil rights in Virginia and across the country. Activist, writer and educator Leontyne Peck with the University of Virginia’s President’s Commission on Slavery unpacks the weekend’s events with Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading

  • Patricia Bailey prays at a makeshift memorial outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston
    August 13, 2017  

    Despite the nation’s focus on Islamic terrorism since 9/11, homegrown, right-wing extremists have also killed dozens of Americans. Peter Bergen, the director of the National Security Studies program for New America, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the toll of homegrown terrorism in light of the Charlottesville white nationalist rally car attack. Continue reading

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    Mayor Jim Gray of Lexington, Kentucky, has announced he will take steps to move statutes of two Confederate generals located at the former Fayette County Courthouse. Continue reading