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The Hill | Promo

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America Reframed
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Set upon building a new school, New Haven claims eminent domain over the Upper Hill neighborhood. With community leaders and a lawyer, a group of neighbors, mostly low-income African-American families, take the case to court. The Hill is a fascinating look at the complex issues surrounding urban planning, gentrification and economic renewal. Continue


Obama avoids criticizing treatment of Saudi blogger on visit

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PBS NewsHour
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On a visit to meet Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz, President Obama advocated for tolerance and free speech but did not discuss a Saudi blogger's punishment of 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue


Detainee’s diary describes what it’s like to be interrogated

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In 2001, Mohamedou Slahi was arrested in Mauritania for suspected connections to to a bomb plot. He wound up at Guantanamo, and remains there without ever being charged. After a legal battle over his journal, "Guantanamo Diary" has been published, detailing isolation, beatings, sexual abuse and humiliation. Hari Sreenivasan interviews editor Larry Siems and Slahi's attorney Nancy Hollander. Continue


Proposal to expand Arctic wildlife refuge sparks backlash

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Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has about 7 million acres that are protected from oil and gas exploration and President Obama wants to expand it by 12 million more. Judy Woodruff gets debate on the proposal from Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, chair of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. Continue


For some Muslims in U.K., conflict of identity and isolation

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Nearly a third of the 15,000 foreign fighters for Islamic State are Muslims from Western Europe, seeking an alternative to the alienation some feel here at home. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports from London on how cultural isolation and discrimination can help drive young Western recruits to embrace radicalism. Continue


TTC Extra: Women & Minorities Speaking First in Class

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To The Contrary
PBS


A panel of professors at a Canadian university think that, by rule, women & minority students should be called on before white males. They say this will help fight misogyny and racism. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Debra Carnahan, Francesca Chambers Continue


Gaucho del Norte

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America Reframed
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Gaucho del Norte tells the story of a Patagonian sheepherder recruited to work in Idaho. The nomadic journey follows Eraldo Pacheco and his herd of more than a thousand sheep across a lonely, rugged landscape. He faces the ups and downs of a psychologically and physically demanding job far away from family, questioning whether or not it's worth it. Continue


Terrorism; Transgender Discrimination; Domestic Trafficking

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To The Contrary
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Terrorism: Why women and girls join terrorist organizations like ISIS. Transgender Discrimination: The policies surrounding discrimination of transgender people. Domestic Trafficking: The story of one survivor of whose sex trafficking was inter-generational. PANEL: Sam Bennett; Darlene Kennedy; Aisha Moodie-Mills; Sabrina Schaeffer Continue


Why did Oscar leave out actors of color, female filmmakers?

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PBS NewsHour
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For the first time in almost 20 years, all of the Academy Award nominees for leading and supporting acting roles are white. Gwen Ifill asks Mike Sargent of Pacifica Radio and Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post about the surprises and snubs of the 2015 Oscar nominations, and what it says about power and diversity in Hollywood. Continue


How military sex offenders fly under the radar at home

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


There are hundreds of service members who have been convicted of sex offenses but never appear on any public registry once they leave the military, disappearing into neighborhoods across the country and, in some cases, preying on new victims. Special correspondent Mark Greenblatt of the Scripps News Service reports. Continue


Is the U.S. pushing Saudi Arabia enough on human rights?

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PBS NewsHour
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Saudi Arabia is an important Western ally in an increasingly tumultuous region, but the country has a mixed record on human rights, including restrictions on the rights of women and harsh punishment for those who speak out. Has the U.S. struck the right balance between its interests and concerns? Judy Woodruff talks to Tom Porteous of Human Rights Watch and Gary Sick of Columbia University. Continue


Our Mockingbird | Promo

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America Reframed
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In the '80s, the desegregation of U.S. public schools peaked, but since then, schools have become even more segregated (Civil Rights Project). Our Mockingbird highlights the experiences of teens from two Birmingham, Alabama high schools -- one all black and one all white -- who collaborate on a production of the play, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Continue


Why alienation drives extremism among European Muslims

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PBS NewsHour
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Nearly a third of the 15,000 foreign fighters for Islamic State are Muslims from Western Europe, seeking an alternative to the alienation some feel here at home. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports from London on how cultural isolation and discrimination can help drive young Western recruits to embrace radicalism. Continue


Detainee’s diary describes what it’s like to be interrogated

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In 2001, Mohamedou Slahi was arrested in Mauritania for suspected connections to to a bomb plot. He wound up at Guantanamo, and remains there without ever being charged. After a legal battle over his journal, "Guantanamo Diary" has been published, detailing isolation, beatings, sexual abuse and humiliation. Hari Sreenivasan interviews editor Larry Siems and Slahi's attorney Nancy Hollander. Continue


White House Pay Gap; Microcredit & Poverty; Anonymous

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To The Contrary
PBS


White House Pay Gap: Are women in the White House paid fairly? Microcredit & Poverty: Is microcredit living up to expectations as a tool for poverty reduction? Anonymous: Does the secretive hacking group help or hurt women? PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Debra Carnahan, Francesca Chambers Continue


Why some wedding businesses say ‘I don’t’ to gay couples

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In Colorado, a baker’s decision to turn a gay couple away rather than make them a wedding cake has sparked a civil rights legal battle. In fact, as the number of states allowing same-sex marriages increases, so too has the number of business owners refusing to provide wedding services for religious reasons. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue


TTC Extra: Obama's Paid Family Leave Plan

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To The Contrary
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President Barack Obama is introducing paid family leave for federal workers and is working towards expanding it for all Americans. PANEL: Sam Bennett; Darlene Kennedy; Aisha Moodie-Mills; Sabrina Schaeffer Continue


Gaucho del Norte | Promo

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America Reframed
PBS


Gaucho del Norte tells the story of a Patagonian sheepherder recruited to work in Idaho. The nomadic journey follows Eraldo Pacheco and his herd of more than a thousand sheep across a lonely, rugged landscape. He faces the ups and downs of a psychologically and physically demanding job far away from family, questioning whether or not it's worth it. Continue


Do Western Muslims face a free speech double standard?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The Charlie Hebdo shooting has sparked debate about the protections and limits of free speech. Judy Woodruff talks to Bertrand Vannier of Radio France and Daisy Khan of the American Society for Muslim Advancement about whether Muslims face a double standard when it comes to free expression and the reaction to Charlie Hebdo’s controversial post-attack cover. Continue


How military sex offenders fly under the radar at home

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


There are hundreds of service members who have been convicted of sex offenses but never appear on any public registry once they leave the military, disappearing into neighborhoods across the country and, in some cases, preying on new victims. Special correspondent Mark Greenblatt of the Scripps News Service reports. Continue


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