PBS NewsHour

September 7, 2023 - PBS NewsHour full episode

Thursday on the NewsHour, the effects of this year's extreme weather persist as storms lash Europe and Maui marks a month since the start of its disastrous wildfires. We speak with the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations as concerns grow over another potential genocide in Darfur. Plus, Tunisia's president tightens his grip on power by jailing rivals as citizens flee in increasing numbers.

Amid grief and loss, Maui continues with wildfire recovery

9m 14s

Friday marks a month since the wildfires in Maui raged out of control, claiming too many victims and destroying a historic part of the island. Now, amid so much grief and loss, residents and businesses are trying to recover and eventually rebuild. One of them is former Top Chef contestant Lee Anne Wong. She spoke with Amna Nawaz about where things stand for her and her community.

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  • U.S. ambassador to U.N. on concerns over genocide in Darfur: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    U.S. ambassador to U.N. on concerns over genocide in Darfur

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    More than 5 million people in Sudan have been displaced by a power struggle between the military and an offshoot paramilitary group. More than 200,000 from the Darfur region have fled into Chad, where the U.N. is sending humanitarian assistance. Nick Schifrin spoke with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield about the humanitarian crisis and U.S. policy toward Sudan.

  • Tunisia's president tightens grip on power by jailing rivals: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Tunisia's president tightens grip on power by jailing rivals

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    Democracy in Tunisia is under pressure. The North African country was long considered a trailblazer for democracy in the Arab world, but now its president has launched an authoritarian crackdown that has jailed political rivals, wrecked the economy and caused people to flee. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.

  • Hutchinson says Trump will lead GOP 'to disaster in 2024': asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Hutchinson says Trump will lead GOP 'to disaster in 2024'

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    With recent polls indicating former President Donald Trump’s grip on GOP voters holding firm, several Republicans are hoping to chip away at that support and win their party’s 2024 presidential nomination. Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is one of them. He joined Amna Nawaz to discuss his campaign.

  • Extreme heat forces some schools to cancel classes: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Extreme heat forces some schools to cancel classes

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    With the new school year underway, high temperatures have led to schools either closing or dismissing early in at least nine states this week. That’s raised questions about old overheated buildings, the lack of air conditioning and bigger ventilation concerns tied to COVID. Stephanie Sy discussed more with Joseph Allen of the Healthy Buildings Program at Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health.

  • Federal funding for free school meals for all ends: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Federal funding for free school meals for all ends

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    During the pandemic, the federal government provided funds for free healthy school meals for students, but that program ended in 2022. Most states went back to the system they had before, but some will continue providing meals. NewsHour Communities Correspondents Gabrielle Hays in Missouri, Adam Kemp in Oklahoma and Frances Kai-Hwa Wang in Michigan joined Geoff Bennett to discuss the programs.

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