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The architecture in Myanmar's capital city

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown takes an architectural tour of Myanmar's capital city Yangon with Thant Myint-U, director of the Yangon Heritage Trust. For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/topic/arts Continue


TTC Extra: VEET Ad Offends Women

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To The Contrary
PBS


A new VEET ad for hair removal was removed from Youtube after offending women. VEET's marketing team still rejects criticism emphasizing women created the ad. Continue


TTC Extra: Paternity Leave Controversy

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To The Contrary
PBS


New York Mets player Daniel Murphy missed opening day for choosing to attend the birth of his first child. Former football star Boomer Esiason criticized Murphy for his decision and suggested that a C-section should have been scheduled ahead of time in stead. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Bettina Inclan, Francesca Chambers, Megan Beyer Continue


All Work and No Pay

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Moyers & Company
PBS


Did you know that the federal minimum wage for many workers in sit-down restaurants is only $2.13 an hour? Restaurants claim that tips make up the difference -- but tips are random and often meager. So much so that restaurant workers are twice as likely to be on public assistance. Bill speaks with activist Saru Jayaraman of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, about the group's fight for bette Continue


Public Schools for Sale?

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Moyers & Company
PBS


Public education is becoming big business as bankers, hedge-fund managers and private-equity investors are entering what they consider to be an “emerging market.” Diane Ravitch, a former assistant secretary of education, says the privatization of public education has to stop. She was an advocate school choice and charter schools, but after careful investigation, has changed her mind. Continue


Public policy professor Robert Reich

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The former U.S. labor secretary and one of America's leading experts on work shares his thoughts on the state of the U.S. economy. Continue


Yellen says Fed will keep short-term interest rates low

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In her first news conference, Janet Yellen announced that the Federal Reserve will continue its suppression of short-term interest rates. Yellen, who was the Fed’s vice-chair under Ben Bernanke, also discussed how her role has changed. Gwen Ifill gets an assessment of Yellen’s remarks from David Wessel of the Brookings Institution. Continue


No Escaping Dragnet Nation

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Moyers & Company
PBS


Bill speaks with investigative reporter Julia Angwin, author of the new book ‘Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance,’ about the indiscriminate tracking of our everyday lives -- where government and business are stockpiling data about us at an unprecedented pace.  Continue


TTC Extra: Female Entrepreneurs in Sapa, Vietnam

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To The Contrary
PBS


May Phuong and Ly My Chan are two Vietnamese women that leave their village, called Sapa, weeks at a time in hopes of making extra money to support their family. They talk about how their village is changing, with tourists visiting more often, and how the women of Sapa - not the men - are learning to speak English. Continue


The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight

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Moyers & Company
PBS


Mike Lofgren, a congressional staff member for 28 years, joins Bill Moyers to talk about what he calls Washington's "Deep State," in which elected and unelected figures collude to protect and serve powerful vested interests. “It is how we had deregulation, financialization of the economy, the Wall Street bust, the erosion or our civil liberties and perpetual war," Lofgren tells Moyers. Continue


Fighting for the Four Freedoms

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Moyers & Company
PBS


If you believe we desperately need a great surge of democracy in the face of fierce opposition from reactionary and corporate forces, then remembering the spirit of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who died 69 years ago this week, is in order. Historian Harvey J. Kaye talks about how FDR was able to mobilize Americans to create "the strongest and most prosperous country in human history." Continue


Fate of a Salesman

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America Reframed
PBS


In Washington, D.C., one urban neighborhoods is "improving" but at what cost to those who have been living and working there? The documentary, Fate of a Salesman, tells of the many challenges (displacement, identity) and future for the people and small businesses facing gentrification in one community. Continue


Equal Pay Study; Campaign Finance; Modern Technology

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To The Contrary
PBS


Equal Pay Study: Sons earn more than their fathers but daughters don't. Campaign Finance: Will weaker campaign finance regulations benefit women? Behind the Headlines: A look at the pros and cons of modern technology. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Bettina Inclan, Francesca Chambers, Megan Beyer Continue


Carter & Religion; Marriage & Divorce; Cindy Chupack

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To The Contrary
PBS


Jimmy Carter & Religion: The former president says most religions are sexist. Marriage & Divorce: why millennials want to get married, but aren't. Behind the Headlines: Cindy Chupack, an award-winning screenwriter, on women and humor. PANEL: Sabrina Schaeffer, Debra Carnahan, Anushay Hossain; Rina Shah Continue


Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek | Promo

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America Reframed
PBS


Follow the journey of Derrick Evans, who moves home to Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for sprawling Gulfport. Derrick and neighbors stand up to corporate interests and politicians, and face Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster in their struggle for self-determination and environmental justice. Continue


Contraception Cases; Ban Bossy; Congresswomen & Leadership

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To The Contrary
PBS


Contraception Cases: Do for-profit corporations have religious rights? Ban Bossy: Sheryl Sandberg says everyone should stop calling young girls "bossy." Behind the Headlines: Congresswomen talk about the past and future of women in leadership. PANEL: Amy Siskind, Kay Coles James, Avis Jones DeWeever, Rina Shah Continue


Big Men - Trailer

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POV
PBS


More than five years in the making, Big Men goes to Ghana to provide an unprecedented look at the global deal making and dark underside of oil development—a contest for money and power that is reshaping the world. Continue


Crunching the costs and benefits of overtime pay reform

PBS NewsHour
PBS


President Obama has directed the Labor Department to update overtime pay rules for an estimated 5 million workers, but some business owners and Republicans are worried about economic effects for employers. Hari Sreenivasan gets debate on the overtime bump from Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Dan Bosch of the National Federation of Independent Business. Continue


Coal producer to pay hundreds of millions for pollution

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In the largest fine ever for water pollution permit violations, Alpha Natural Resources, one of the largest coal producers in the nation, agreed to pay $27 million in fines and spend another $200 million to clean up its toxic discharges in five Appalachian states. Gwen Ifill talks to Dina Cappiello of The Associated Press to discuss the EPA settlement. Continue


Women In Media; Sochi Olympic Courses; Mountain Top Removal

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To The Contrary
PBS


Women In Media: The 2014 annual Women In The Media report shows that women remain underrepresented; Sochi Olympic Courses: Are courses too dangerous for both genders or just women? Mountain Top Removal: West Virginia residents struggle against pollution. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mercedes Viana Schlapp, Kim Gandy, Rina Shah, Janet Keating Continue


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