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"The Fight for Yemen" - Preview

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FRONTLINE
PBS


With Yemen in chaos, a gripping report from the heart of the escalating conflict. As recently as September, President Obama was pointing to Yemen as a model for the U.S.’s counter-terrorism strategy. But now, the country is being torn apart in a violent sectarian conflict, led by an anti-American rebel movement known as the Houthis. What does it mean for the region -- and the world? Continue


Afghani Women Leaders; Women's Colleges; All-Female Mosque

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To The Contrary
PBS


Afghani Women Leaders: Women forming part of Afghani president Ashraf Ghani's delegation say support from the US is vital. Women's Colleges: The closing of Sweet Briar College may point toward a demise of all-women's schools. All-Female Mosque: We speak with one of the woman behind the first mosque in the US for women only. PANEL: Manal Omar, Anushay Hossain, Sam Bennett, Patrice Lee Continue


High Court weighs in on pregnant workers, Ala. redistricting

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The Supreme Court released two significant decisions on Wednesday. In one, the court revived a lawsuit by a UPS worker who sued her employer after she was put on unpaid leave when she could not perform normal duties because she was pregnant. In another, the justices split 5-4 over voter redistricting in Alabama. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the cases. Continue


Supreme Court tests EPA’s limits on mercury air pollution

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The Supreme Court heard arguments over federal pollution mandates. The EPA says its limits on toxic contaminants like mercury in power plant emissions are vital to human health, but energy producers are arguing the EPA didn’t take costs into consideration when the limits were created. Gwen Ifill gets debate from Vickie Patton of the Environmental Defense Fund and David Rivkin of BakerHostetler. Continue


Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


From Detroit's Wayne State University, the Mayor of "Motown" discusses the state of the city, and how he plans to help Detroit's resurgence. Continue


TTC Extra: SXSW Panel Interruption

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To The Contrary
PBS


The lack of diversity in the tech field was awkwardly displayed at the South By South West festival. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt was called out for repeatedly interrupting former Google executive Megan Smith. PANEL: Kellyanne Conway; Neera Tanden; Erin Matson; Rina Shah Continue


NY Mayor Bill de Blasio

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The New York City Mayor discusses his anti-poverty agenda, which features an ambitious housing plan and an anti-homelessness policy that has already gained traction in the “big city.” Continue


Opposition Party Circumvents President's Foreign Policy

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Washington Week
PBS


Shortly after becoming Speaker of the House in 2007, Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) traveled to Syria to meet with President Bashar al-Assad against the wishes of President George W. Bush. His administration was trying to isolate the Syrian regime for allegedly aiding Iraqi insurgents in the ongoing Iraq War. Continue


Hillary, Congress & Ferguson: Perils of Seeing More Clearly

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Washington Week
PBS


"Let’s have a chat about transparency, and how much we really want to know about the way things work. This week provided several good examples of the discussion along the campaign trail, and in all three branches of government." 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


TTC Extra: UPS Accused of Pregnancy Discrimination

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To The Contrary
PBS


The Supreme Court has ruled that UPS employee Peggy Young can proceed with her lawsuit against the shipping company for pregnancy discrimination. She charges she was not given light work in accordance with the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. PANEL: Manal Omar, Anushay Hossain, Sam Bennett, Patrice Lee Continue


Democracy in Disrepair

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The Open Mind
PBS


The longest serving Independent in the US Congress Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont discusses his blueprint for a populist reform agenda. Continue


Library of Congress adds 25 recordings to registry

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, the Library of Congress added 25 new songs and recordings to its national registry, acknowledging their cultural, artistic and historic importance. Continue


The Medicaid bill that doesn't go away when you die

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Medicaid is thought of as free health insurance for the poor, but federal law requires that recipients pay for the costs of long-term care. And when patients die, Medicaid charges the expenses to the leftover assets in their estates, sometimes passing the burden on to heirs. Special correspondent Sally Schilling reports on how California is debating the rule. Continue


Beijing+20; Hillary Clinton Doctrine; "War on Women" Over?

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To The Contrary
PBS


Beijing+20: How far have women come and what still needs to be done, 20 years after the famed women's conference? Hillary Clinton Doctrine: How much has Hillary Clinton done to improve women's lives? "War on Women": Democrats say it's back, while Republicans say it's over. PANEL: Kellyanne Conway; Neera Tanden; Erin Matson; Rina Shah Continue


Obama White House keeping more secrets than any before

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Despite a pledge to deliver the most open and transparent administration in U.S. history, some say that the Obama White House has fallen short on that promise, with harsh punishments for high-profile whistleblowers and a record number of Freedom of Information Act request denials. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Stephen Engelberg of ProPublica. Continue


100 Lives: Gwen Ifill talks to George Clooney

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Washington Week
PBS


Gwen Ifill speaks to 100 LIVES founder Ruben Vardanyan and George Clooney at the launch of 100 LIVES, a new global initiative around the events of the Armenian Genocide. 100 LIVES hopes to share stories of survivors and the impact on the present and future. Continue


From the Vault: Missing White House Emails

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Washington Week
PBS


In 2007, nearly 22 million emails from White House officials sent on a private server controlled by the Republican National Committee were deleted. Continue


From the Vault: Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare

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Washington Week
PBS


The Supreme Court is considering a new challenge to the Affordable Care Act that contends only people who sign up for insurance on state exchanges are eligible for the federal subsidies. Just three years ago, the justices narrowly upheld Obamacare in a 5-4 decision with Chief Justice Roberts casting the deciding vote. Continue


Gwen's Take: Demographics as Political Destiny

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Washington Week
PBS


"The years ahead promise far more change than stability, chiefly because the face of the nation is undergoing drastic change," Gwen writes. Continue


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