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The Overnighters

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Chasing the American dream, thousands of workers flock to a North Dakota town where the oil business is booming. But instead of well-paying jobs, many find slim work prospects and a severe housing shortage. Pastor Jay Reinke converts his church into a makeshift dorm and counseling center, allowing hundreds of men to stay despite the congregation's objections and neighbors' fears. 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


The Cure for Incivility

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The Open Mind
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University of Notre Dame President and member of The Commission on Presidential Debates, The Reverend John Jenkins talks about moral education and the cure for incivility in an age of entrenched partisanship. Continue


The Overnighters: The Problem

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This clip from The Overnighters begins with pictures of traffic congestion. It ends with the pastor acknowledging that neighbors fear one of the men could “hurt their child.” Continue


The Overnighters: Sleep at the Church

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This clip from 'The Overnighters' begins with pastor Jay Reinke waking up men who have been sleeping in the church. It ends with the pastor saying, “We have people literally walking up to our door from all over the world saying, ‘Can you help me?’” Continue


TTC Extra: Charleston Church Shooting & Social Issues

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To The Contrary
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The country is grieving the loss of nine lives after a mass shooting at a historical black church in Charleston, SC. The crime was motivated by hate for African-Americans, according to statements made by the killer himself. The country now looks at the social issues surrounding the tragedy. PANEL: Joseph Jones, Christopher Johnson, David Martosko, Colbert King Continue


Privacy vs. Security Debate, Supreme Court Decisions & 2016

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Washington Week
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Congress passed the USA Freedom Act which overhauls the way U.S. intelligence agencies can monitor phone records. Meanwhile, nearly 4 million federal government had personal information stolen in a widespread attack U.S. officials are blaming on China. On the 2016 campaign trail, four new candidates threw their hats in the ring this week. Continue


Author Deepak Chopra, M.D.

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Tavis Smiley
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The bestselling author discusses his intriguing new historical novel, "The 13th Disciple." Continue


Shocking Letter from the INS

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Independent Lens
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In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Limited Partnership, Richard Adams and Tony Sullivan receive a Green Card rejection letter from the INS, which bluntly informs the couple that they’ve failed to establish that “a bona fide relationship can exist” between two gay men — but deployed with a shocking slur. Continue


The Ven. Lama Tenzin Dhonden & Kelly Thornton Smith

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Tavis Smiley
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Ven. Lama Tenzin Dhonden, Founder and Chair of the nonprofit Friends of the Dalai Lama, and Kelly Thornton Smith, the Founder and Board Chair for the Center for Living Peace discuss the coming visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who is turning 80 this year. Continue


Racist Violence; Hollywood vs. Congress; Freelance Economy

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To The Contrary
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Racist Violence: Author Chloe Angyal's op-ed on white women's passive role in racist attacks. Hollywood vs. Congress: Actress Meryl Streep's call to action for equal rights for women. Freelance Economy: why the head of the Freelancers Union says freelancing is feminist. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Lara Brown, Rina Shah Bharara Continue


On Flags, Forgiveness and Fairness: Charleston Lessons

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Washington Week
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"Covering a random massacre is tough enough, even from the safe distance of an anchor's chair. But I was born, raised and am still an active member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. My father was a pastor and its general secretary. My brother is an ordained elder." Continue


The Overnighters: Church Members Object

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The clip begins with the pastor sweeping up broken glass from the parking lot. It ends with church member Shelly Schultz saying, “This is not my home anymore, you know? And it’s … it’s very difficult.” Continue


The Overnighters: Life at Church

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The clip begins with a graphic reading, “Many new arrivals have nowhere to sleep.” It ends with the pastor admitting that the congregation never really planned to house the overnighters and saying, “That’s probably one of the chief criticisms I have to bear.” Continue


The Overnighters: Filmmaker Interview

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Filmmaker Jesse Moss discusses the making of his film, The Overnighters Continue


Buddhist Monk & Author Matthieu Ricard

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Tavis Smiley
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The Buddhist monk and bestselling author discusses the themes in his new book, "Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and The World." Continue


TTC Extra: ISIS' Sisterhood

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To The Contrary
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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


Co-Authors Patricia & Alana Raybon

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Tavis Smiley
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As Mother's Day approaches, the mother and daughter co-authors share their journey detailed in their new book, "Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace." Continue


Coming to Independent Lens: Limited Partnership

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Independent Lens
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Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality. Continue


TTC Extra: Justice Served, #BringBackOurGirls

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To The Contrary
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The Nigerian army rescued over 500 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram have been rescued by. And 10 men have been jailed for the attack against Malala Yousafzai. Continue


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