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  • July 10, 2013   BY Mary Jo Brooks  

    Liao Yiwu was in his early 30s when he was arrested for writing and performing a poem about the brutality of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989. A new memoir about his time in prison called “For a Song and A Hundred Songs” has just been published.
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  • July 10, 2013   BY Mary Jo Brooks  

    By Liao Yiwu, Translated by Wenguang Huang (Composed on the morning of June 4, 1989) Dedicated to those who were killed on June 4, 1989 Dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution Leap! Howl! Fly! Run! Freedom feels … Continue reading

  • June 10, 2013   BY Arts Desk  

    The Library of Congress reappointed U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey to a second term on Monday. Though she is not the first in her position to receive the honor of an extended post, the announcement does have special meaning for us at the PBS NewsHour.
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  • May 2, 2013   BY News Desk  

    On Thursday’s NewsHour: President Barack Obama travels to Mexico with trade, security and immigration on the agenda The fight over access to emergency contraceptives continues as the Obama administration moves to appeal a federal ruling A bloody April for Iraq, … Continue reading

  • April 10, 2013   BY News Desk  

    On Wednesday’s NewsHour: President Obama’s 2014 budget proposal, which calls for changes to Social Security and Medicare, as well as tax hikes for the wealthy Then, with a Senate comproise on background checks breathing new life to a comprehensive guns … Continue reading

  • March 20, 2013   BY News Desk  

    On Wednesday’s NewsHour: President Obama kicked off a four-day trip to the Middle East, reaffirming U.S. support for Israel Were chemical weapons used in the Syrian war? An update on gun-control legislation An E.R. doctor’s stories of health and poverty … Continue reading

  • March 18, 2013   BY News Desk  

    On Monday’s NewsHour: Supreme Court justices consider an Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration Then, the banking crisis in Cyprus as European Union leaders call for a tax on saving accounts Israel’s new governing coalition sworn in … Continue reading

  • March 4, 2013   BY News Desk  

    On Monday’s NewsHour: The first baby cured of HIV President Obama fills out his energy and environment team Some doctors opting out of Medicare And, more warning words to Iran from Vice President Joe Biden While the above promo is … Continue reading

  • March 1, 2013   BY News Desk  

    On Friday’s NewsHour: The deadline to reach an alternative to mandatory budget cuts has come without a deal — we’ll look at the immediate impacts and those to come Unrest still seethes in Egypt, putting the economy there in peril … Continue reading

  • February 21, 2013   BY News Desk  

    On Thursday’s NewsHour: Fast food dips to 11 percent of the American diet Another Republican governor signs on to Medicaid expansion A bombing, the deadliest in nine months, hits the heart of Damascus And “After Newtown,” the gun debate in … Continue reading

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