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Conflict Overseas and in U.S.: Will anything be solved?

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Washington Week
PBS


On this week's Webcast Extra, Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers addresses the Islamic States' move in Syria; Peter Baker of The New York Times describes Putin's desire for a powerful Russia; Doyle McManus of The LA Times checks the temperature of German-U.S. relations and Ed O'Keefe counts down until recess on the Hill. Continue


Shields and Brooks on the border crisis, Mideast violence

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week’s top news, including obstacles to passing an immigration bill, luring Hispanic voters, the White House’s handling of the Mideast conflict, as well as how perception of Hamas and Israel has shifted through social media. Continue


Afghanistan's Civil Unrest, Delayed Talks with Iran

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Washington Week
PBS


On this week’s Webcast Extra, Michael Crowley of TIME Magazine covers how near Afghanistan was to civil war; Yochi Dreazen of Foreign Policy Magazine says Iran is not close on a deal over its nuclear capabilities; Real Clear Politic’s Alexis Simendinger and John Harwood of CNBC questions what Bashar al-Assad is capable of during his third Syria presidency and ISIS's role in redefining the region. Continue


TTC Extra: Women In Tech

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To The Contrary
PBS


Women continue to be underrepresented in the technology industry. A few top colleges have managed to reverse the trend by reaching out to high school teachers, offering mentoring programs and focusing recruitment on prospective female students. PANEL: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez, Former Judge & Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, Journalist Anushay Continue


Not Your Father's Electorate

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The Open Mind
PBS


Carrie Sheffield, Columnist for Forbes, and Taylor Jo Isenberg, National Director of the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, discuss the gender imbalance in the 113th Congress despite young women's superior electoral turnout. Continue


Immigration Crisis, Middle East Tensions, U.S.-Germany Spyin

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Washington Week
PBS


President Obama proposed a $3.7 billion plan to address the surge of illegal immigrants, the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas, and Germany's decision to expel a CIA station chief in Berlin in response to more cases of U.S. Joining Gwen Ifill: Ed O'Keefe, Washington Post; Fawn Johnson, National Journal; Mark Mazetti, New York Times; Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg News Continue


Obama & Border Crisis; Gay Rights; Teach a Woman to Fish

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To The Contrary
PBS


Obama & Border Crisis: The President spars with Congress on how to handle the immigration crisis. Gay Rights: A teacher says discrimination based on sexual orientation is the same as gender discrimination. Teach a Woman to Fish: Ritu Sharma of Women Thrive Worldwide on why helping women can help entire communities. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Francesca Chambers, Patrice Lee, Patricia Sosa Continue


108 Essential Documentaries About New Orleans

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POV
PBS


Explore Getting Back to Abnormal filmmaker Paul Stekler's list of essential documentaries about New Orleans below, or read more in his history of documentary film in New Orleans. Continue


15 to Life: What Were You Like At 15?

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POV
PBS


Criminal psychologist Randy Otto explains to Kenneth's lawyers the dangers of deciding a defendant's future based on his or her behavior as a teenager. Continue


TTC Extra: Women Can't Have It All

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To The Contrary
PBS


At the Aspen Ideas Festival Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi admitted to the difficult balancing act of being a wife, mother and CEO. She says women can't have it all. PANEL: National Network to End Domestic Violence’s President Kim Gandy, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, DC Congresswoman Del. Norton (D), and Republican Strategist Rina Shah Continue


Crises in Ukraine & the Middle East and Immigration Challeng

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Washington Week
PBS


We examine the options being considered by the United States and European nations to address the number of international crises, and Obama addresses the recent surge of children illegally entering the U.S. and immigration reform . Joining Gwen: Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times, Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspaper and Peter Baker of The New York Times. Continue


TTC Extra: Republicans and Abortion

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To The Contrary
PBS


According to reports, Republican women think they can woo voters by talking about abortion. They see their victory in the Hobby Lobby case as proof that this is a winning issue for the right. PANEL: Focus Point Host Avis Jones DeWeever, RH Reality Check Editor Erin Matson, The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall, Republican Strategist Rina Shah Continue


Global Flashpoints and U.S. Foreign Policy Dilemma

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Washington Week
PBS


The multiple foreign policy challenges facing the Obama administration including the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and negotiations on Iran's nuclear program. Also, the latest on the investigation into the Malaysian Airlines crash. Joining Gwen Ifill: John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times, Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics; Yochi Dreazen, Foreign Policy Continue


Clinton vs. Warren; Hobby Lobby; Female Genital Mutilation

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To The Contrary
PBS


Clinton vs. Warren: Elizabeth Warren is being touted as a possible “spoiler” against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Hobby Lobby: The Green family who owns the craft store chain aims to build a bible museum in Washington, DC. Female Genital Mutilation: The cultural tradition is an American problem. PANEL: Cari Dominguez, Debra Carnahan, Darlene Kennedy, Anushay Hossain Continue


Gun control, the Highway Trust Fund, and ISIS updates

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Washington Week
PBS


On this week’s Webcast Extra, The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe explains the firearm debates on the Hill; Fawn Johnson of the National Journal warns of the depleting Highway Trust Fund; Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times breaks down the latest in Iraq; and Bloomberg New’s Indira Lakshmanan reviews why Afghanistan needs a mediator. Continue


Getting Back to Abnormal: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
PBS


Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian and Paul Stekler on the making of Getting Back to Abnormal. Continue


TTC Extra: Sexual Assault on Campus

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To The Contrary
PBS


A new report commissioned by Sen. Claire McCaskill shows that colleges are not addressing the problem of rape on campus. More than 40% of colleges have made no investigations in the past 5 years. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Francesca Chambers of the Daily Mail, Independent Women’s Forum Fellow Patrice Lee, Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa Continue


Getting Back to Abnormal

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POV
PBS


What happens when America’s most joyous, dysfunctional city rebuilds itself after a disaster? New Orleans is the setting for Getting Back to Abnormal, a film that serves up a provocative mix of race, corruption and politics to tell the story of the re-election campaign of Stacy Head, a white woman in a city council seat traditionally held by a black representative. Continue


"Losing Iraq" -- Preview

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FRONTLINE
PBS


FRONTLINE examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq and how the U.S. is being pulled back into the conflict. Drawing on interviews with policymakers and military leaders, the film traces the U.S. role from the invasion to today's violence, showing how Iraq is coming undone, how we got here, what went wrong, and what happens next. "Losing Iraq" premieres Tuesday, July 29 on PBS and at pbs.org/frontline. Continue


Sexism & Tech; Immigration Crisis; Fertility Decline

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To The Contrary
PBS


Sexism & Tech: Yet another scandal in the tech industry leads to accusations of "frat culture." Immigration Crisis: Thousands of minors who crossed into the US illegally are being deported. Fertility Decline: Why the US's record-low fertility rate may not be cause for alarm. PANEL: Rina Shah, Kim Gandy, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Darlene Kennedy Continue


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