April 22, 2021 - PBS NewsHour full episode

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April 22, 2021 - PBS NewsHour full episode

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  • Pandemic pollution: Disposable masks are hurting the earth: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pandemic pollution: Disposable masks are hurting the earth

    S2021 E112 - 8m 1s

    As the world has become hyper-hygienic since the pandemic began, plastic is playing an oversized role in the world's environmental problems. This Earth Day, Stephanie Sy looks at how many of the single-use pandemic items are piling up in our landfills and in our environment.

  • A Brief But Spectacular take on chronic illness: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Brief But Spectacular take on chronic illness

    S2021 E112 - 4m 23s

    The emergence of long COVID has drawn attention to poorly understood chronic illnesses. This week, over a thousand people living with those diseases signed up to meet virtually with members of Congress to push for more funding for chronic illnesses. Disability advocate Rivka Solomon gives us her Brief But Spectacular take on advocating for those with chronic illnesses.

  • U.S. seeks to lead by example during global climate summit: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    U.S. seeks to lead by example during global climate summit

    S2021 E112 - 2m 15s

    The United States set ambitious new goals today to stop the world from heating up, urging other nations to follow suit. And some of the world’s largest carbon emitters seemed to heed the call. But world leaders left open how they would get there as they met in a virtual gathering. William Brangham has our report.

  • News Wrap: Senate passes bipartisan hate crimes bill: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    News Wrap: Senate passes bipartisan hate crimes bill

    S2021 E112 - 4m 41s

    In our news wrap Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan COVID-19 hate crimes bill, responding to attacks on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The U.S. House of Representatives voted along party lines to grant Washington, D.C. statehood. Internationally, Russia announced its troops are withdrawing from the border with Ukraine — but leaving their heavy weapons in place.

  • India records highest global single day COVID infections: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    India records highest global single day COVID infections

    S2021 E112 - 7m 19s

    This week, India set grim and global new high records Thursday with 315,000 cases in just 24 hours and another 2,100 deaths — the highest one day number of new COVID-19 infections of any nation since the pandemic began. The country's already stressed health care system is overwhelmed. Amna Nawaz speaks to epidemiologist Ramanan Laxminarayan about the situation and the Indian government's response.

  • Has the U.S. set realistic goals to combat climate change?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Has the U.S. set realistic goals to combat climate change?

    S2021 E112 - 7m 23s

    To discuss the ambitions of the climate summit and the very real challenges to President Joe Biden's plans, we're joined by Michael Mann, a climate scientist and professor of atmospheric sciences at Penn State University. He's the author of, "The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet." This reporting is part of the international journalism collaborative called "Covering Climate Now."

  • Examining the history of police shootings of Black Americans: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Examining the history of police shootings of Black Americans

    S2021 E112 - 12m 49s

    While the guilty verdict in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin brought celebration to the streets of Minneapolis, people also came together today to mourn Daunte Wright, and demand justice for other recent police shootings involving Black Americans. John Yang speaks to local reporters about the country's reaction to this moment of accountability in a long history of unanswered calls for justice.

  • How a camp for disabled children changed lives: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How a camp for disabled children changed lives

    S2021 E112 - 5m 13s

    Can summer camp change the world? The documentary “Crip Camp” makes the case that one particular camp impacted the lives not only of the young people there but the culture at large, through the fight for disability rights. The film, from the production company of Barack and Michelle Obama, is vying for an Oscar this Sunday. Jeffrey Brown has a look for our arts and culture series, CANVAS.

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