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Big Business and Climate Change (Episode #818H)

KQED 9: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Earlier this month, President Trump formally withdrew the United States from the 2015 Paris climate change accord, in which 195 nations agreed to voluntary steps to reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases released by burning gasoline and coal - emissions that cause global warming. Some of the strongest opposition to the move in the U.S. came from business leaders, who had urged the administration to stay with the accord. In the wake of Trump's decision, announced in June, hundreds of companies, including retail behemoth Wal-Mart and candy maker Mars, re-pledged to meet fossil fuel reduction targets recommended by scientists. The companies say the tactics will ultimately lower business costs and ebb the effects of climate change on supply chains. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Stephanie Sy reports on how some big companies are leading the way to combat climate change, with or without government action.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Russia's Domestic Abuse Problem (Episode #817H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Amidst the global push to develop clean, renewable sources of energy, solar and wind power are leading the way. But what about ocean waves? Hawaii is known as a haven for surfers and beach-goers, but the same waves that draw tourists from all over the world are also a potential source of untapped renewable energy. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson visited a marine base in Hawaii, where researchers are testing a new frontier of wave power technology that they hope could one day supply energy to the nation's electricity grid.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Big Business and Climate Change (Episode #816H)

KQED 9: Sun, Aug 20, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Earlier this month, President Trump formally withdrew the United States from the 2015 Paris climate change accord, in which 195 nations agreed to voluntary steps to reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases released by burning gasoline and coal - emissions that cause global warming. Some of the strongest opposition to the move in the U.S. came from business leaders, who had urged the administration to stay with the accord. In the wake of Trump's decision, announced in June, hundreds of companies, including retail behemoth Wal-Mart and candy maker Mars, re-pledged to meet fossil fuel reduction targets recommended by scientists. The companies say the tactics will ultimately lower business costs and ebb the effects of climate change on supply chains. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Stephanie Sy reports on how some big companies are leading the way to combat climate change, with or without government action.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 20, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Mosul's Aftermath (Episode #815H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Mosul, Iraq, is a city where more than one million people once lived, but it was reduced to rubble after three years of ISIS occupation and a brutal nine-month battle to take it back. Some estimates put the number of civilians casualties at 40,000, some killed by airstrikes carried out by the American-led coalition that helped the Iraqi army regain control of Mosul last month. More than 700,000 people were displaced during the conflict, most dispersed to 20 refugee camps run by the Iraqi and Kurdish governments outside the decimated city. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Marcia Biggs and videographer Alessandro Pavone went to Mosul and the refugee camps on its outskirts to find out what survivors of the siege have endured.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Blockchain Revolution (Episode #814%)

KQED 9: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Nearly 10 years ago, Bitcoin offered the world a peer-to-peer, digital payment system that bypassed banks and financial transactions. Now, major companies are investing in its foundational, open source technology called "blockchain." Author Don Tapscott of the book Blockchain Revolution says blockchain will reinvent everything from financial services to intellectual property and even our democratic institutions. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the potential with Tapscott.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Check It (Episode #813%)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

LGBT people are more likely to be targets of hate crimes than any other minority group, according to the FBI's hate crime statistics. And many people within this often-marginalized community grow up without the resources or support they need to navigate societal isolation and hatred directed at them. One group of gay and lesbian youth in Washington, D.C. are finding solidarity through a gang called Check It, which was founded to literally fight back against discrimination. Ivette Feliciano reports on a documentary showing the impact of Check It on the group's members and the nation's capital.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Parakeets Invade Hawaii (Episode #812%)

KQED 9: Sun, Aug 6, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

In the 1960's, a few rose-ringed parakeets on the Hawaiian island of Kauai were kept at a local bed and breakfast, before they escaped and began multiplying. In Hawaii, the lush green landscape and plethora of farms has provided the parakeets a perfect place to flourish. There's now an estimated 5,000 parakeets living on Kauai, with the growing flocks wiping out entire fields of crops and potentially causing problems for indigenous fauna. Megan Thompson reports on what farmers, businesses and state officials are doing to contain the damage.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 6, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Dream Hoarders (Episode #811%)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

In the United States, the top 1 percent of income bracket takes home significant portions of annual national income and owns about a third of the nation's wealth. But scholar Richard Reeves argues a more significant divide is found in the upper-middle class, between the top 20 percent and everyone else. In his new book, called "Dream Hoarders," Reeves suggests the advantages gained by this group is the result of certain policies and behaviors that protect their status and keep others out. Those advantages also extend to our school systems, where inequalities can be seen across the country. NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan spoke with Reeves about his book.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
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