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Politics Nov 15High Times? Pot Advocates Test Federal Resolve
Voters in Colorado and Washington state etched history last Tuesday by being the first in the nation to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Politics Oct 15Massachusetts Senate Race: Behind the Scenes
The NewsHour team was in Massachusetts this week, covering the close Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren.
Science Oct 09How to Build a Cooler City
As global temperatures rise, urban areas are facing challenges in keeping their infrastructure and their residents cool. Chicago is tackling that problem with a green design makeover. This report is part of our Coping with Climate Change series.
Science Oct 08Coping with Climate Change: Green Roofs of Chicago
As global temperatures rise, cities face the challenge of keeping their infrastructure and residents cool. Chicago is tackling the problem with a green design makeover that includes 369 green roofs covering 5.5 million square feet -- more than any other…
Politics Sep 06The DNC Through the Eyes of an Illegal Immigrant
// Gerardo Torres used to be afraid every day for his life. "I was very careful when I was driving around not to make any mistakes or bring any attention from the police," he said. For the past 20 years,…
Nation Aug 21Paralympic Athletes Go for Gold in ‘Medal Quest’
The Olympics are over but there's another huge sporting event that will also soon start in London. 4,000 athletes from 150 countries will compete at the London Paralympic Games, which open on August 29. Our partners at WGBH have been…
Science Aug 16Coping with Climate Change: Michigan’s Sour Season
Northwestern Michigan calls itself the Cherry Capital of the World and supplies most of the country's tart cherries. That wasn't possible in 2012 and may become increasingly harder. We follow the cherry from field to pie to learn about the…
Science Aug 16A Sour Season for Michigan’s Cherry Farmers
Northwestern Michigan calls itself the Cherry Capital of the World and supplies most of the country's tart cherries. But the state experienced a huge crop loss in 2012. We follow the cherry from field to pie to learn about the…
Science Jul 19Climate Change Strikes Especially Hard Blow to Native Americans
// On Thursday's NewsHour, NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan moderated a panel discussion on how Native American tribes are coping with climate change. The panel included four native leaders representing their communities at the First Stewards symposium: Jeff Mears…
Science Jul 16Coping with Climate Change: Washington’s Tribes
Washington's Quileute tribe, thrust into the spotlight by the "Twilight" series,' has been struggling to reclaim land threatened by floods and sea level rise. Together with KCTS9 and EarthFix, NewsHour visited the tribe to hear their story.