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When Systems Collide: Health, People, and the Planet

Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


As the world’s nations gather in Paris for yet another “final” round of climate talks, the inextricable link between public health and the fate of the planet is increasingly apparent. Extreme climate change, pandemics, drought, floods, pollution, and weakened agricultural systems have increased the stakes for communities around the globe. What are the greatest risks we face? Continue


Fishing Pono

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Local, USA
PBS


The commercial exploitation of Pacific fisheries shows that current practices are unsustainable and will leave nothing for future generations. On the island and in the waters of Moloka'i, lifelong fisherman Kelson 'Mac' Poepoe's fishing conservation program, based on ancient Hawaiian practices, is turning the tide on a seemingly doomed resource for the community. Continue


DNA-Testing Reef Diversity

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NOVA
PBS


Marine biologist Laetitia Plaisance investigates species diversity in two coral reefs and receives some sobering news. Continue


Femvertising, "#RapeHoax", Food Security Part II

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To The Contrary
PBS


Femvertising: including women on ad campaigns has proven successful for huge corporations. "#RapeHoax": A smear campaign agains Columbia grad Emma Sulkowicz accuses her of falsely accusing a fellow student of rape. Food Security: The second part of our series on food security investigates the transportation of goods. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes, Karin Agness, Erin Matson, Clara Del Villar Continue


Poverty & Geography; #TalkPay; Mothers Who Leave

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To The Contrary
PBS


Poverty & Geography: a re-analysis of the anti-poverty experiment "Moving to Opportunity." #TalkPay: How Twitter could end the pay gap. Mothers Who Leave: Author Melissa Cistaro discusses her life after her mother left. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Anushay Hossain, Mercy Viana Schlapp Continue


Sea Butterflies in Danger

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NOVA
PBS


If pteropod populations decline or vanish due to rising ocean acidity, the consequences for marine life could be dire. Continue


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


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


By The River of Babylon

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America Reframed
PBS


By the River of Babylon takes us into the unique culture and environment of South Louisiana: a habitat that gave rise to Cajun and Creole music, food, and culture, and one that is disappearing at an alarming rate. The film weaves this sad story into a fabric of famed but decaying dance halls and the musical habitat they represented. Continue


TTC Extra: ISIS' Sisterhood

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To The Contrary
PBS


A recent study found that women join the Islamic state group not just to become 'jihadi wives', but instead to be part of a sisterhood who believe in the same cause. Panel: Francesca Chambers, Erin Matson, Rina Shah Bharara, Anushay Hossain Continue


By The River of Babylon | Promo

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America Reframed
PBS


By the River of Babylon takes us into the unique culture and environment of South Louisiana: a habitat that gave rise to Cajun and Creole music, food, and culture, and one that is disappearing at an alarming rate. The film weaves this sad story into a fabric of famed but decaying dance halls and the musical habitat they represented. Continue


Christianity in United States & Food Security

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To The Contrary
PBS


Christianity in the US: The percentage of people that call themselves Christian is in steep decline according to a new Pew Study. Food Security: We explore the threats to our food supply, including illness and environmental factors. PANEL: Danielle Moodie-Mills, Amber Smith, Rina Shah, Debra Carnahan Continue


Will water-wasting penalties help California conserve?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


California's efforts to get residents and businesses to voluntarily use less water have not been enough in the face of a historic and ongoing drought. Now mandatory emergency rules that come with penalties have been enacted, requiring towns and cities to cut use from 8 to 36 percent. Gwen Ifill learns more from Felicia Marcus, chair of the California State Water Resources Control Board. Continue


In the Light of Reverence

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POV
PBS


In the Light of Reverence is a beautifully rendered account of the struggles of the Lakota in the Black Hills, the Hopi in Arizona and the Wintu in California to protect their sacred sites. 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


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