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The Power of Youth

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


Young adults throughout the US are volunteering — at all ages — and at such a level that as a group, they are now known for their generosity of spirit and dedication to social progress. How can we help build an infrastructure to continue to grow that momentum? What can we do to engage more youth in an active commitment to giving back to their country? Continue


TTC Extra: White House Campout

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To The Contrary
PBS


As part of the Let's Move initiative, the First Lady hosted a group of 4th grade girl scout troops at the White House. The White House, which is a national park was also celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and Great Outdoors month. Continue


By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


Have we come to the end of the American project as the founders intended it? Join social scientist Charles Murray, who worries that the essence of the American promise — liberty and the pursuit of happiness as the unalienable rights — has eroded with the rise of what he calls the “regulatory state.” Murray calls on civil society and the private sector to rebuild Americans’ traditional freedoms. Continue


The Backstory: 10 Years of The Roberts Court

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Washington Week
PBS


As the Supreme Court wrapped up its term this week with major decisions on the Affordable Care Act, same-sex marriage, the death penalty and Congressional redistricting, Chief Justice John Roberts also marked 10 years as the leader of the nine justices. How has Roberts left his mark on the Court in his first decade? Continue


Compromisers Make Great Democracies

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


In this candid talk with the first woman elected to represent the State of Minnesota in the US Senate, Senator Amy Klobuchar will share the personal story of her entry into politics as well as reveal her secret to getting things done on a bipartisan basis, which has been her mission since taking office in 2007. Continue


TTC Extra: Supreme Court Says Same-Sex Marriage is a Right

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To The Contrary
PBS


This week the Supreme Court upheld the ruling that will provide health insurance subsidies to all qualifying Americans as well as legalized same sex marriage. Continue


StoryCorps Shorts: A More Perfect Union: Behind the Scenes

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POV
PBS


A look behind the scenes as StoryCorps animation team the Rauch Brothers meet the real live Theresa Burroughs and create A More Perfect Union. Continue


The Vault: 2006 Negotiations Over Iran's Nuclear Program

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Washington Week
PBS


As the June 30 deadline nears for the nuclear talks with Iran, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to June 2006 when the United States joined with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council as well as Germany to propose discussions with Iran to suspend its nuclear enrichment program. Bloomberg's Janine Zachariah joins Gwen Ifill to explain the proposal. Continue


State of the World's Fathers; HeForShe; #TheNew10

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To The Contrary
PBS


State of the World's Fathers: This Father's Day, we take a look at a report on how fatherhood is evolving, along with a panel made up of fathers. HeForShe: The progress of the UN's campaign to get men involved in gender equality. #TheNew10: Women will start appearing on $10 bills in 2020. PANEL: Joseph Jones, Christopher Johnson, David Martosko, Colbert King Continue


#AskGwen: 2016... Bernie Sanders & Independent Candidates

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Washington Week
PBS


As the 2016 presidential field has expanded to 14 candidates (with more to announce soon), Gwen discusses the Democratic candidates who could challenge Hillary Clinton for the nomination. Is Bernie Sanders up to the challenge? And what's the possibility of a independent candidate running and winning? Continue


Do We Need to Rethink Policing in America?

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


Perhaps. But much of the current conversation is focused on programmatic fixes that sound like rebranding, rather than reinvention. How do we harness new technologies, policies, and approaches to policing that will keep citizens safe, crime low, and trust high? How do we manage gangs at the one extreme and prepare for an impending terrorist attack at the other? Continue


Deep Dive: Drought

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


Scarcity — across the West and elsewhere increasingly — the issue about water is whether there is enough of it. Some suggest California could be “out of water” in 12 months. How threatening is the current drought? And what do we do about it? Featuring: Noah Diffenbaugh, James Famiglietti, David M. Kennedy, Moderator, Pete McBride, Pat Mulroy, William Phillimore, and Buzz Thompson Continue


Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie): Trailer

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POV
PBS


In a community where silence is seen as necessary for survival, immigrant activist Angy Rivera joins a generation of Dreamers ready to push for change in the only home she’s ever known — the United States. Continue


Tough Love: Parent Resource Guide

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POV
PBS


Figuring out what you need to do to get your child(ren) home is one of the most challenging experiences in life. POV and Tough Love created this guide to help child welfare involved parents have a better experience with the system and find the resources and services they need to help them get their kids home. Continue


UC Berkeley Prof. Melissa Murray & USC Prof. David Cruz

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


Esteemed law professors Murray and Cruz discuss the recent landmark decisions made by the Supreme Court. Continue


From the Vault: SCOTUS Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act

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Washington Week
PBS


We look back in the Washington Week Vault to the last major decision on the issue by the justices. In the 2013 ruling in United States v. Windsor, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion that DOMA, signed into law by President Clinton in 1996, was unconstitutional, effectively giving federal legal recognition to same-sex marriages. Continue


From the Vault: Gay Rights at the Supreme Court in 1996

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Washington Week
PBS


With the Supreme Court ruling expanding marriage recognition to same-sex couples in all 50 states, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to another opinion written by Justice Kennedy nearly 20 years ago that began a string of gay rights cases at the Supreme Court. The opinion in the 1996 case Romer v. Evans struck down an anti-gay rights amendment to the Colorado constitution. Continue


Out in the Night: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
PBS


Filmmaker blair dorosh-walther discusses the making of her film, Out in the Night Continue


TTC Extra: "Trouble With Girls"

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To The Contrary
PBS


Biochemist Tim Hunt resigned as honorary professor at University College London after backlash from his commentary on the issue with working with women. PANEL: Sam Bennett, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Karin Agness, Francesca Chambers Continue


Why I Keep Raising Hell

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The Open Mind
PBS


The third-longest currently serving member of the House of Representatives, Congressman Charles Rangel talks about his half-century-long career of passionate advocacy and what to do when “Raising Hell” doesn't erode Congressional obstructionism or other barriers to progress. Continue


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