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TTC Extra: Gun Control

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To The Contrary
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The father of slained WBDJ reporter Alison Parker, is fighting for effective gun control laws. As the number of shootings continue to rise, many question what politicians will do to end this surge in violence. Continue


Politics & Race; Colleges Tackle Assault; Elena Vanishing

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To The Contrary
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Politics & Race: Donald Trump and Jeb Bush criticized for what some perceive as anti-immigrant rhetoric. Colleges Tackle Sexual Assault: After much debate, are campuses any safer? Elena Vanishing: One woman, with the help of her mother, tells her tale of struggling with anorexia. PANEL: Rina Shah Bharara; Megan Beyer; Ashe Schow; Anushay Hossain Continue


Planned Parenthood funding fight fires up the campaign trail

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PBS NewsHour
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Undercover videos by anti-abortion activists have ignited a campaign among Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates to defund the women's health organization Planned Parenthood. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports. Continue


TTC Extra: A Senior Tradition

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To The Contrary
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Former St. Paul School student Owen Labrie, could serve jail time following a fellow student's accusation of rape during what is traditionally known as 'senior salute". Continue


The Storm Makers: Aya and Her Mother: The Argument

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POV
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Aya and her mother argue. Aya's mother berates her daughter for returning from Malaysia with a child. The argument contains strong language. Continue


The Storm Makers: Aya Tells Her Story

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POV
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Aya describes her situation in Malaysia, where she was held prisoner by her boss and raped by a stranger when she tried to escape. Continue


The Storm Makers: Background

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POV
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An excerpt from a news story describes the human trafficking of impoverished Cambodians to slave conditions in Malaysia and Thailand. Continue


Neuland

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POV
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Meet the young students in Mr. Zingg's integration class, who came to Switzerland by planes, trains and automobiles — and even by rubber boats. Separated from their families and in many cases traumatized by events in their home countries, these migrants from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Serbia and Venezuela already have long and arduous journeys behind them. Continue


Hillary Dodges Keystone & A Challenge to John Boehner

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Washington Week
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A new Pew Study shows that Republican trust the presidency has never been at a lower point. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton -citing conflicts from her tenure as secretary of State- dodges questions about whether the controversial Keystone oil pipeline should be built. And House Speaker John Boehner is fighting off a lone Republican congressman trying to remove him from his position of power. Continue


The Storm Makers

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POV
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A chilling exposé of Cambodia’s human trafficking underworld, The Storm Makers weaves the story of Aya, a young peasant sold into slavery at age 16, with that of two powerful traffickers (known as "storm makers" for the havoc they wreak) who use deception to funnel a stream of poor and illiterate people across the country's borders. Continue


TTC Extra: Antiquated Policies

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To The Contrary
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At a rally in Ohio, democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton compared the stance republican candidates are taking on women to that of a terrorist organization. Stating that their beliefs stem from a post-modern era. Continue


The Storm Makers: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
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Filmmaker Guillaume Suon discusses the making of the POV documentary The Storm Makers. Continue


The Storm Makers: Aya and Her Son

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The clip begins with Aya saying she can’t forget her pain. It ends after Aya says, “When my heart remembers, I hit this child.” Continue


The Storm Makers: Aya’s Father

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POV
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Aya describes how her experience changed her relationship with men, including her father. Continue


The Storm Makers: The Trafficker

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POV
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The head of the trafficking "agency" explains how they recruit girls in to the slave trade. Continue


Donald Trump; Trans Women & Sexism; Senator Claire McCaskill

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To The Contrary
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Donald Trump: Is the businessman what the GOP needs to pull in more women voters? Transgender Women: Do transgender women understand sexism the same way other women do? Senator Claire McCaskill: In her new memoir, Plenty Ladylike, Sen. McCaskil reveals how she strives for success. PANEL: Clara Del Villar, Avis Jones DeWeever, Lara Brown, Patrice Lee Continue


Read, America, Read

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The Open Mind
PBS


Prolific novelist and writer, the best-selling James Patterson talks about the importance of reading, maintaining libraries, and his creative process. Continue


How a grocery store job turned a former inmate's life around

PBS NewsHour
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While reporting on a chain of successful, family-owned supermarkets in Philadelphia food deserts, economics correspondent Paul Solman met ex-offender Anthony Brown who discussed his path from prison to frozen food manager. Continue


TTC Extra: Successful Anti-Sexual Assault Program

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To The Contrary
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Two Canadian universities have implemented a program which successfully reduced sexual assault. The program gives self-defense and risk-awareness programs to first-year female students. Some critics fear that the program's success is only temporary because it does not address the perpetrators' behavior. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Francesca Chambers, Sam Bennett, Karin Agness Continue


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