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NASA Water Scientist Jay Famiglietti

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Senior Water Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and UC Irvine ​Professor discusses the severity of California's drought. Continue


Survivors: Confronting Deepwater Horizon Trauma

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Independent Lens
PBS


Five years ago, artist Sara Lattis Stone's husband Stephen escaped the Deepwater Horizon disaster with his life, but not unscarred. In the intervening years, Sara has turned to her craft — painting — to confront the trauma she and her husband have faced in the wake of the catastrophe. Watch a profile of the Stones and view a gallery of Sara's portraits of Deepwater Horizon survivors. Continue


Aboard the Deepwater Horizon

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Independent Lens
PBS


In 2007 Deepwater Horizon Chief Mechanic Doug Brown, featured in the Independent Lens film The Great Invisible, gave his friends and family back on the mainland a private tour of the oil rig via home video. Discover what life aboard the rig was like before disaster struck by exploring this interactive video tour. Continue


TTC Extra: Terror Plot Averted

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To The Contrary
PBS


2 New York women were arrested in their homes after an undercover officer discovered materials used for making a bomb. 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


Attorney/Author Stuart H. Smith

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


Five years after the BP oil spill, the accomplished attorney discusses how he took on 'Big Oil' in his new text, "Crude Jutice." Continue


Abortion Debate; Involved Fathers; UN Women: Beijing+20

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To The Contrary
PBS


Abortion Debate: A Texas law requiring clinic upgrades reignites debate. Involved Fathers: Involved dads are more satisfied with their jobs than involved moms. Beijing+20: UN Women Executive Dir. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka discusses the progress made towards empowerment. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Genevieve Wood; Erin Matson; Rina Shah Continue


EPA lays out new rules on coal ash disposal

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Environmental groups have long pushed for coal ash, a by-product of coal burning energy production that contains toxic contaminants, to be classified as a hazardous material. While the EPA announced new standards for storage and disposal, the agency decided to leave regulation with the states rather than the EPA. Continue


Stopping illegal fish dumping in Montana

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In Montana, illegal fish dumping of non-native species is threatening the state’s native trout. In a segment for Student Reporting Labs, Meri DeMarois and her mentor Anna Rau of MontanaPBS report on how conservation organizations are working to protect the indigenous fish population. Continue


Extreme Realities: Program Preview

Journey to Planet Earth
PBS


Host/narrated by Matt Damon, Extreme Realities is a new Journey to Planet Earth episode investigating the link between extreme weather, climate change, and threats to national security. Continue


The Great Invisible

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Independent Lens
PBS


On April 20, 2010, the Gulf Coast was devastated by the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 and dumping 210 million gallons of oil into the sea. In The Great Invisible, crew members, families, and fishermen still haunted by the disaster provide gripping first-hand accounts of their experience. Continue


Margaret Brown Returns to the Gulf for The Great Invisible

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Independent Lens
PBS


Filmmaker Margaret Brown, a native of Mobile, returns to the Gulf Coast to tell human story of the aftermath of Deepwater Horizon explosion, on the fifth anniversary of spill. Continue


Preventing Another Gulf Oil Spill, 5 Years Later

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Washington Week
PBS


5 years after the explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico 40 miles off the coast of Louisiana, the Obama administration is proposing new regulations for offshore oil rigs that would improve safety standards for blowout preventers. The explosion on BP's rig in April 2010 killed 11 men and began the largest oil spill in U.S history. 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


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


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


The Children’s Climate Crusade

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Moyers & Company
PBS


The very agencies created to protect our environment have been hijacked by the polluting industries they were meant to regulate. It may just turn out that the judicial system, our children and their children will save us from ourselves, Mary Christina Wood, a legal scholar, tells Bill Moyers this week. Continue


Extreme Realities: Program Preview

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Journey to Planet Earth
PBS


In the wake of recent political conflicts and severe weather events, we ask these fundamental questions: (1) are we merely experiencing once in a hundred year weather events or are they early warning signals of a new normal; (2) have we already reached a tipping point pushing our planet towards an environmental cliff; and (3) are there ways to mitigate or adapt to these newly emerging threats? Continue


Extreme Realities Preview

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Journey to Planet Earth
PBS


In the wake of recent political conflicts and severe weather events, we ask these fundamental questions: (1) are we merely experiencing once in a hundred year weather events or are they early warning signals of a new normal; (2) have we already reached a tipping point pushing our planet towards an environmental cliff; and (3) are there ways to mitigate or adapt to these newly emerging threats? Continue


Protecting Afghanistan's ancient Buddhist heritage

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Brent Huffman, the director behind the new documentary “Saving Mes Aynak,” tells the story of one of Afghanistan’s archaeological treasures and the threats it faces from a Chinese mining company. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


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