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Health Dec 10

Cancer treatment progress stunted by lack of volunteers

As recent years have seen great progress in treating cancer, the country’s second leading cause of death with almost 600,000 people dying from it last year, American researchers are struggling to keep the momentum. While they have developed more than…

Arts Nov 25

This filmmaker followed 45 years of change in Cuban life

In 1972, intrigued by the promises of communism, then-24-year-old Jon Alpert sailed illegally to Cuba. For the next 45 years, the New York City filmmaker made regular trips to the island, documenting post-revolution Cuba through the daily lives of three…

Economy Jul 30

Can some corporations become forces for good?

While publicly-held American corporations are responsible to shareholders to maximize profits, a growing group of businesses say they’re approaching their enterprises differently, with an eye toward environmental sustainability and workers’ rights. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports on B Corps, a…

Nation Jun 17

Alabama residents left with one insurance option under ACA

The Affordable Care Act mandated that all Americans obtain health insurance and created marketplaces, also known as exchanges, to facilitate coverage for the uninsured. But now, enrollees in five states, including Alabama, have only one option for insurance. PBS NewsHour…

Economy Jun 04

For millions, underemployment is a new normal

At 4.3 percent, the unemployment rate is at its lowest level since 2001. But left out of this figure are people who are working part time or fewer hours than they desire -- - the underemployed. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker…

Economy May 27

Economist Tyler Cowen says Americans have lost their drive

American economist and author Tyler Cowen says in his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” that every available measure of productivity in this country shows that innovation is slowing down. Cowen says the book…

Politics Mar 12

Presidential secrets have shaped U.S. history

If the Constitutional Convention had not been held behind closed doors, it’s unlikely that delegates would have agreed on the Constitution, says author Mary Graham of “Presidents’ Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power.” Graham outlines how presidents have…

Economy Feb 11

GE, other corporations shop for best relocation deals

American companies have often moved manufacturing plants in search of cheaper labor or easier access to raw materials. But inside the U.S., states are competing with each other to attract new companies and the jobs they bring. In turn, corporations…

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