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Why workers’ comp isn’t working for many who need it

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Workers’ compensation benefits have played a critical role in the American labor market by allowing businesses to pay for medical costs and wages if an employee is injured on the job. But a new investigation has found that more than 30 states have passed laws reducing these benefits. Judy Woodruff learns more about the impact from Michael Grabell of ProPublica and Howard Berkes of NPR. Continue


Women World Leaders: Interviews with Women in Power

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To The Contrary
PBS


Some To The Contrary Classics: interviews with women who have attained the highest office in their countries. We speak with Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, Helen Clark of New Zealand, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Janet Jagan of Guyana, and Gro Harlem Brundtland of Norway. Continue


Risky Business of Climate Change

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The Open Mind
PBS


An original founder of the Green Jobs Movement, Kate Gordon, Director of Energy and Climate Policy for Next Generation, explains the Risky Business initiative and how its coalition of business leaders are confronting global warming. Continue


Retirement Gap; Female "Viagra"; Angelina Jolie & Difret

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To The Contrary
PBS


Retirement Gap: Minority families do not have nearly as much in savings as white families do. Female "Viagra": In their third attempt, Sprout Pharmaceutical believes their drug to help women with HSDD will be approved. Difret: Angelina Jolie executive produces an Ethiopian film about child brides. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Jenifer Rajkumar, Francesca Chambers Continue


Activist Marian Wright Edelman

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund discusses organization's recently released report, "Ending Child Poverty Now." Continue


Can Greece’s new leadership deliver on election promises?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


As bailout talks continue between Greece and other EU members without clear progress, the new Greek government’s election promises seem at odds with economic reality. Gwen Ifill talks to Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and journalist John Psaropoulos about the potential for a rude awakening for Greece and its new leaders. Continue


Rising Hate Crimes; Challenged CEOS, Minority Women in STEM

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To The Contrary
PBS


Rising Hate Crimes: 5 transgender women of color are recent victims of social injustice. Targeted Women CEOS: certain companies have proven itself biased as more female CEOs get challenged by investors than males. Diversifying STEM: Women hold 46% of degrees in STEM fields, but less than 30% maintain a career. PANEL: Danielle Moodie-Mills, Rina Shah Bharara, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Patrice Lee Continue


Job growth on a roll, will wages follow?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The recovering U.S. economy has made its strongest showing yet. Employers created a million jobs since November -- the best three-month average in 17 years. And January also boasted the biggest wage rise in six years. But not all sectors saw the same level of growth. To discuss the data, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial. Continue


Rape on Campus; Male Allies in Feminism; NFL & Women

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To The Contrary
PBS


Rape on Campus: Will bans on women at frat parties or new laws referring cases to the police be effective in stopping sexual assault? Male Allies in Feminism: We explore what role men should play. NFL & Women: The league is making its pitch to moms & women in time for the Super Bowl. PANEL: Anushay Hossain, Rina Shah, Patricia Sosa, Amber Smith Continue


White House Pay Gap; Microcredit & Poverty; Anonymous

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To The Contrary
PBS


White House Pay Gap: Are women in the White House paid fairly? Microcredit & Poverty: Is microcredit living up to expectations as a tool for poverty reduction? Anonymous: Does the secretive hacking group help or hurt women? PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Debra Carnahan, Francesca Chambers Continue


Get ready for another round of the foreclosure crisis

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Despite what you might have heard, the foreclosure crisis is far from over. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to people in Florida who have lost their homes, and considers whether a wave of new foreclosures is on the horizon. Continue


Tricks and tips for getting the most from Social Security

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The longer you wait before cashing in on Social Security benefits, the greater the financial reward. But many don’t wait until age 70. There’s a range of loopholes and “secrets” that can improve your benefits, a fact economics correspondent Paul Solman discovered during a tennis game with friend and Social Security expert Larry Kotlikoff. Their new book, “Get What’s Yours,” shares that knowledge. Continue


TTC Extra: Trans Women Rights at Women's Colleges

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To The Contrary
PBS


Trans women activists want women's colleges to incorporate gender inclusive language, in a larger bid to gain more acceptance. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer, Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar, The Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers Continue


Singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The legendary singer-songwriter discusses her highly anticipated new album, "You Gotta Love the Life." Continue


Greek bailout talks falter amid threat of default

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The European Union has demanded that Greece agree to an extension bailout program by Friday or risk losing assistance altogether. The Greek finance minister called the plan absurd, but did not rule out a deal. Without an agreement, the current bailout will expire at the end of the month. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue


TTC Extra: Soap Opera Drama?

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To The Contrary
PBS


Former "Young & The Restless" actress Victoria Rowell is suing CBS and Sony Pictures for not renewing her contract in what she says was retaliation after she spoke out on the lack of diversity on the show. PANEL: Danielle Moodie-Mills, Rina Shah Bharara, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Patrice Lee Continue


What ‘Gangnam Style’ can teach us about investing

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The huge global hit “Gangnam Style” broke YouTube records; did it also drive shares of a South Korean semiconductor company? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on what Korean pop star Psy has in common with “the hottest, sexiest CEOs alive” and the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics. Continue


North Dakota’s oil boom braces for a winter cooldown

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


With oil prices plummeting, North Dakota’s drilling industry is starting to feel the slowdown. And it's not just oil companies -- it’s hitting their contractors and suppliers, too. Special correspondent Emily Guerin of Inside Energy reports on how businesses are preparing for slower demand this winter. Continue


TTC Extra: Women & Minorities Speaking First in Class

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To The Contrary
PBS


A panel of professors at a Canadian university think that, by rule, women & minority students should be called on before white males. They say this will help fight misogyny and racism. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Debra Carnahan, Francesca Chambers Continue


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