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Five Years After Hurricane Sandy (Episode #836H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

When Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast of the United States five years ago, its high winds and a powerful storm surge were blamed for 60 deaths in New York and New Jersey and caused $70 billion in property damage. Since Sandy, coastal communities in the U.S. and around the world have faced the question of whether they should rebuild after superstorms or retreat for safer ground? Special correspondent Stephanie Sy reports on that debate in southern New Jersey, as part of our series on climate change, "Peril or Promise."

Rethinking Cancer Trials (Episode #835H)

KQED 9: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Last year, there were an estimated 1.7 million new cases of cancer diagnosed in the United States, and almost 600,000 people died from the disease, according to National Cancer Institute, making cancer the second leading cause of death in the nation. But fewer than 5 percent of American cancer patients participate in a key part of the research for a cure -- clinical trials testing new cancer treatments. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports on efforts by researchers to improve that low participation rate in cancer trials and to improve data sharing by doctors, all in the hope of extending and saving lives.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Extending Nuclear Energy: Is Climate Change Giving Nuclear Power a Reprieve? (Episode #834H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Since the the partial meltdown of a nuclear reactor in 1979 on Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania, fears over potential nuclear disasters and unresolved disputes over how to dispose of spent nuclear fuel rods have stymied the industry's plans to expand capacity. Former President Richard Nixon once envisioned building 1,000 nuclear power plants across the country, but today there are only 99 commercial nuclear reactors still running in 30 states. Yet, the onset of climate change is, to a certain extent, tempering calls to reduce nuclear power because reactors don't emit the gases responsible for global warming. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports on why some states are choosing to extend the life of nuclear power plants.

Catalonia Independence: Will The Autonomous Region of Spain Move Toward Succession? (Episode #833H)

KQED 9: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Weeks after Catalonians voted on a referendum to succeed from Spain, Catalan regional president, Carles Puigdemont, is sending mixed messages about whether the region, which includes Barcelona, the second-most populous city in Spain, will follow through on a declaration of independence. Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he'll impose direct rule if Catalonia does not back down. Support for independence has grown in recent years among Catalan's 7. 5 million people as the country grappled with an economic crisis and a move by the Spain's constitutional court to limit Catalonia's autonomous powers. On Sunday, NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports on the roots of Catalonia's movement and the pros and cons of breaking away.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Episode #832H

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

Episode #831H

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • 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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