PBS NewsHour Weekend Previous Broadcasts

Episode #832H

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Episode #831H

KQED 9: Sat, Oct 14, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 14, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Kentucky Jails Treat Opioid Addiction (Episode #830H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

States hit hard by the opioid epidemic, like Kentucky, with the nation's third highest fatal drug overdose rate, are seeing a surge in jail populations fighting an addiction to opioids like painkiller pills and heroin. Despite the high levels of drug abuse among jail populations nationwide, few U.S. jails offer drug treatment programs. But in Kentucky, a third of the state's 83 jails do, and in Louisville, the majority of prisoners who participate in the jail's voluntary rehab program are addicted to opioids. Kentucky has found within the year following their release, three-quarters of prisoners who go through such programs statewide stay out of jail and stick with rehab. In Louisville, they're also helped by a controversial medication injected upon their release. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports this story as part of the NewsHour series "America Addicted."

Ohio's Opioid Lawsuit (Episode #829H)

KQED 9: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

The war on America's opioid epidemic is now being waged on the legal front. This month, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a coalition of 41 states issued subpoenas seeking information from drug makers and distributors whose sales of opioids have quadrupled since 2000. This comes after Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine, citing the rising death toll from opioids in his state, sued five pharmaceutical companies and accused them of playing down the risks of painkiller addiction that has contributed to a "catastrophic public health crisis" that kills more people than car crashes. Ohio is the largest of seven states suing Big Pharma in order to recover some costs of coping with the opioid epidemic, from health care and foster care to its workers comp and corrections systems. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Chris Bury reports this story as part of the NewsHour series "America Addicted."

Wisconsin Redistricting (Episode #828H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

In 2012, after Republicans in Wisconsin redrew state legislative districts, Republican candidates captured 61 percent of the assembly seats despite winning only 49 percent of the statewide vote. The disparity led a group of plaintiffs to sue in federal court, alleging that the maps took partisan gerrymandering too far. Last fall a federal court agreed and ordered the Wisconsin state Legislature to redraw the lines, but the state appealed all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which will hear the case, Whitford v. Gill, next week. On Sunday, PBS NewsHour Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield reports on what may be a landmark case affecting the rules for drawing state and congressional district maps nationwide.

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