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How consumer worries are driving menu makeovers

May 5, 2015
For years, Americans have heard warnings and and expressed worries about what’s in their food, from artificial ingredients to antibiotics. Increasingly, the food industry is taking notice and making changes. What do consumers need to keep in mind about a flurry of recent announcements? Gwen Ifill talks to Michael Moss, author of "Sugar Salt Fat," and Allison Aubrey of NPR.
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Will 2016 be the year of the political outsider?

May 4, 2015
The field of Republican contenders for 2016 has grown by two: retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, a former Hewlett-Packard CEO, have both announced their candidacies. Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about the newest GOP candidates, Bill Clinton on foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation and more.
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Why the place you grow up can limit earning power for life

May 4, 2015
Poor children in Baltimore face worse economic odds than low-income kids elsewhere. That’s according to a new analysis by Harvard’s Equality of Opportunity Project, which found that where a child is born has a huge effect on their future financial success. Gwen Ifill learns more from Nathaniel Hendren of Harvard University.
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Orioles’ John Angelos on how the system is failing Baltimore

April 30, 2015
Gwen Ifill talks to John Angelos, executive vice president of the Baltimore Orioles, about his defense of protestors, the economic factors behind the city’s anger and frustration, as well as why the baseball team closed to the public during a game Wednesday night -- a first in Major League Baseball history.
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How do we change broken police relations in America?

April 29, 2015
Gwen Ifill talks to Laurie Robinson of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic, and Lester Spence of Johns Hopkins University about the forces driving Baltimore’s upheaval and what’s needed to improve relations between community and police.
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Should government play a role in addressing root causes of Baltimore’s upheaval?

April 29, 2015
At the White House, President Obama condemned the violence in Baltimore and called for reflection on systemic troubles driving the anger. Gwen Ifill sits down with Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina -- where another police department came under fire recently for the death of a black man -- to discuss increasing police transparency and improving prospects for struggling communities.
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Aftershocks and landslides pose risks after Nepal earthquake

April 27, 2015
Nepal’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake was the strongest to hit that nation in more than 80 years, and international aid workers are struggling to provide support to survivors. Gwen Ifill talks to Andy Bastable of OxFam about the relief efforts, plus David Applegate of the U.S. Geological Survey explains what caused the earthquake and aftershocks.
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How will gay marriage play as a GOP campaign issue for 2016?

April 28, 2015
Gwen Ifill talks to Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report about Republicans’ reactions to the debate on gay marriage, whether questions about foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation has become a liability for Hillary Clinton, and whether Jeb Bush’s last name is a problem for his presidential campaign.
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‘Intelligence failures’ led to accidental drone deaths, says former counterterror center director

April 23, 2015
Revelations about the accidental deaths of two hostages by a U.S. drone in Pakistan raises questions about American war tactics and casualties. Gwen Ifill leads a discussion with Adam Entous of The Wall Street Journal, Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, and Rep. John Delaney, D-Md.