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April 11, 2021 - PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode

27m

On this edition for Sunday, April 11, a surge in COVID-19 cases persists in America despite reaching a record number of vaccinations, how musicians are finding new ways to stay afloat without live shows, and in our signature segment, “Exploring Hate:” an inside look at anti-extremism training in the military. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

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  • COVID-19 didn’t keep these musicians from performing: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    COVID-19 didn’t keep these musicians from performing

    S2021 E101 - 8m 2s

    Over a year of COVID-19 shutdowns has been hard for artists who rely on live shows to make a living — and despite streaming platforms like Spotify drawing more business than ever, many independent performers have had to find workarounds to get their music to new fans. For some, its actually brought new success they might have never found in pre-pandemic times. Christopher Booker reports.

  • An inside look at anti-extremism training in the military: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    An inside look at anti-extremism training in the military

    S2021 E101 - 8m 4s

    Nearly one in six people charged in the January 6 Capitol siege are military veterans. To address the growing concerns of misinformation and extremism within the ranks, Secretary Lloyd Austin implemented a stand down to train active troops around the world to combat the issue. Special Correspondent Michael Cerre gives us an inside look at the anti-extremism training at a Marine unit.

  • A moral case for global vaccine equity: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A moral case for global vaccine equity

    S2021 E100 - 5m 18s

    As vaccines continue to roll out globally, wealthier nations have been inoculating their populations at much higher rate than the global South, sparking the debate over “vaccine passports.” Northwestern University professor Steven Thrasher, instead, argues in favor of focusing on greater vaccine equity. He joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.

  • Medical experts, masks: Week 2 of the Derek Chauvin trial: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Medical experts, masks: Week 2 of the Derek Chauvin trial

    S2021 E100 - 5m 2s

    Prosecutors called medical examiners to the stand as the trial of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd, entered its second week. Brandt Williams, Minnesota Public Radio reporter, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the testimonies -- and how this courtroom was different.

  • News Wrap: U.S. to see sharp drop in Johnson & Johnson shots: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    News Wrap: U.S. to see sharp drop in Johnson & Johnson shots

    S2021 E99 - 6m 27s

    In our news wrap Friday, the U.S. will see a sharp drop in deliveries of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine next week amid quality control concerns at a Baltimore production plant. President Biden released an outline of his $1.5 trillion budget for 2022, and signed an executive order forming a bipartisan commission to study whether to expand the Supreme Court, limit justices' terms.

  • Medical examiner says Floyd's death was a homicide: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Medical examiner says Floyd's death was a homicide

    S2021 E99 - 2m 17s

    Friday was a closely watched day in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd. It featured key testimony about what led to Floyd's death from medical examiner Dr. Andrew Baker, who performed the initial autopsy on Floyd's body and declared his death a homicide. Special correspondent Fred De Sam Lazaro has our report.

  • Examining 'building blocks to extremism' within the military: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Examining 'building blocks to extremism' within the military

    S2021 E99 - 8m

    About 15 percent of the insurrectionists at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 were current or former members of the military. The military admits it has an extremism problem, but advocates say it hasn’t taken the necessary steps to tackle it. The Pentagon on Friday announced new initiatives and a new working group to counter extremism in the ranks. Nick Schifrin reports.

  • The push to vaccinate meat-packing plants workers: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The push to vaccinate meat-packing plants workers

    S2021 E99 - 5m 56s

    Workers in meatpacking factories and livestock farms that supply them are among the hardest hit by COVID-19. Nationwide, at least 50,000 meatpackers have been infected and some 250 lost their lives. But things may finally be looking better for them. Special correspondent Fred De Sam Lazaro reports on efforts to get them vaccinated for his series, Agents for Change.

  • The long and often turbulent life of Prince Philip: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The long and often turbulent life of Prince Philip

    S2021 E99 - 6m 43s

    Britain's Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's husband of 73 years, died Friday at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh had been hospitalized nearly a month ago for heart surgery. Mourners defied COVID-19 protocols to gather in front of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle to lay flowers and offer condolences. In this report by Chris Ship, we take a look at his lengthy and often turbulent life.

  • Brooks and Capehart on the filibuster, reconciliation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Brooks and Capehart on the filibuster, reconciliation

    S2021 E99 - 12m 25s

    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the filibuster debate, reconciliation and resistance within the Democratic party, the American Jobs Plan, and gun control.

  • What the end of unionization efforts at Amazon tells us: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What the end of unionization efforts at Amazon tells us

    S2021 E99 - 6m 11s

    Amazon is the second largest private employer in the U.S. with nearly 800,000 workers. But none of its facilities are unionized and the push to unionize from workers in Alabama is over — for now. Stephanie Sy speaks to Margaret O'Mara, a professor at the University of Washington, about Friday's victory for the retail giant.

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