About Sam @samkweber
Sam Weber has covered everything from living on minimum wage to consumer finance as a shooter/producer for PBS NewsHour Weekend. Prior joining NH Weekend, he previously worked for Need to Know on PBS and in public radio. He’s an avid cyclist and Chicago Bulls fan.
Sam’s Recent Stories
Nation Sep 119/11 through the eyes of a first responder and his disposable camera
Fifteen years after the attacks on September 11, a first responder gave permission to republish pictures he took while working at ground zero.
Nation Sep 04Why urban beekeeping is a rising trend in major cities
Bees are critical to agricultural production, but beekeeping is actually increasing in cities like Los Angeles and New York City, where restrictions on the practice were recently lifted. In Philadelphia, where there are thousands of abandoned lots to forage, both…
Politics Jul 24Could laid-off coal workers change Pennsylvania from blue to red?
Depressed energy prices, increased competition from natural gas, and the prospect of new EPA regulations have cost more than 30,000 American coal workers their jobs since 2011. Could the predominantly white, working-class voters in places like Greene County, Pennsylvania, one…
World May 29Why this formerly radicalized Muslim is speaking out against extremism
After the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and the start of the war in Iraq in 2003, 30-year-old Amsterdam native Mahmoud Tighadouini fell into an online community that exposed him to radical Islamic ideology for the first time.
World May 15Behind Amsterdam’s thriving club scene, this ‘night mayor’ keeps the peace
For more than a decade, Amsterdam has had a ‘nachtburgemeester’ or ‘Night Mayor,’ an official charged with being the bridge between the nightlife economy, city officials, and sleeping residents. Now, the Dutch concept is starting to spread across Europe. This…
Nation Feb 27Debate over solar rates simmers in the Nevada desert
The future of home-based solar power is on the line in Nevada, as solar advocates and utility companies debate how to regulate so-called 'net energy metering' rates for customers using solar panels connected to the grid. NewsHour's John Larson reports.
Nation Feb 07The bipartisan idea that gives a tax boost to childless workers
A group of low-income workers in New York City are getting a larger tax refund this year. It’s part of an experiment to see what would happen if the lawmakers expanded the Earned Income Tax Credit, a four-decade-old program with…
World Sep 12Buried underwater, Ancient Egyptian artifacts rise to the surface in Paris
An exhibition of ancient Egyptian artifacts found buried underwater has opened to the public in Paris. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
Nation Jun 13Architects rethinking design of housing for formerly homeless residents
Well designed, architecturally striking housing for the homeless is starting to emerge across the country.
Nation Feb 15Why can’t captive breeding of saltwater aquarium fish catch on?
On the outdoor lot of his beachside facility, flecked with dozens of plastic bins and tanks, biologist Syd Kraul has raised several fish species from eggs to fingerlings, including tuna, snapper, and moi, a native Hawaiian fish, for more than…