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April 11, 2021 - PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode

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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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  • Locals raise over 400K to save family-owned amusement park: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Locals raise over 400K to save family-owned amusement park

    S2021 E95 - 5m 50s

    As the economy slowly begins to pick up, many businesses are still facing a rocky year ahead. Special correspondent Cat Wise has a story about one family-owned business, an amusement park named Enchanted Forest, that has taken one hit after another but is hanging on with support from the community.

  • MI hospitalizations spike after relaxing restrictions: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    MI hospitalizations spike after relaxing restrictions

    S2021 E95 - 5m 52s

    Even as more Americans receive vaccinations, parts of the U.S. are seeing a troubling surge in COVID cases. This is especially true for the upper Midwest and Northeast. Michigan is struggling with an especially strong spike. William Brangham speaks to Dr. Nicholas Gilpin of Beaumont Health System about the reasons behind the state’s infection trends.

  • Minneapolis police chief says Chauvin violated protocol: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Minneapolis police chief says Chauvin violated protocol

    S2021 E95 - 9m 49s

    The Derek Chauvin trial resumed Monday, with the prosecution arguing the former Minneapolis police officers' use of force did not follow protocol. The city's chief of police testified on the matter. Special correspondent Fred De Sam Lazaro has our report and Uzodima Frank Aba-Onu, a civil attorney and president of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, also joins us to discuss the matter.

  • Long-simmering family feud publicly boils over in Jordan: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Long-simmering family feud publicly boils over in Jordan

    S2021 E95 - 7m 45s

    Palace intrigue is shaking one of the Middle East’s most historically-stable monarchies. Jordan’s King Abdullah is challenged by the former crown prince, his half-brother, Prince Hamzah. Nick Schifrin explores the long-simmering reasons for the family feud, and Dr. Bessma Momani, professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, joins us to discuss the confrontation.

  • News Wrap: U.S. vaccination numbers soar: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    News Wrap: U.S. vaccination numbers soar

    S2021 E95 - 7m 6s

    In our news wrap Monday, an average of 3.1 million COVID vaccines were administered daily over the past week — peaking at a record 4 million on Saturday. Overseas, daily virus infections in India surpassed 100,000 for the first time, making it the second country after the U.S. to reach that benchmark. President Joe Biden doubled down on the need for his $2.3 trillion dollar infrastructure package.

  • Exploring Oregon's decision to decriminalize hard drugs: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Exploring Oregon's decision to decriminalize hard drugs

    S2021 E95 - 7m 38s

    With New York’s recent legalization of recreational cannabis, more than 40 percent of Americans now live in states that have embraced marijuana legalization. Oregon has been on the leading edge of drug reform and in November became the first to decriminalize possession of hard drugs. As other states eye similar moves, Stephanie Sy reports on Oregon's early rollout and the obstacles ahead.

  • From MLK to Black Lives Matter: America’s ‘racial reckoning’: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    From MLK to Black Lives Matter: America’s ‘racial reckoning’

    S2021 E94 - 5m 40s

    Today marks the 53rd anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In a year marred by continuing struggles for racial equality and justice, many of the issues that drove Dr. King are still prevalent today. Rev. Lawrence Turner of the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis, TN joins to discuss King’s legacy and today’s fight against poverty and racial injustice.

  • Tracing the history of anti-Asian violence in America: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Tracing the history of anti-Asian violence in America

    S2021 E94 - 7m 56s

    The rise in anti-Asian attacks has prompted the Biden administration to expand an initiative aimed at combating anti-Asian bias and violence. But for many Asian Americans, the recent violence also highlights a long history of feeling invisible. Mike Cerre reports from San Francisco as part of our series “Exploring Hate: Antisemitism, Racism and Extremism." A warning: some images may be disturbing.

  • Vinyl sales prop up independent music: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Vinyl sales prop up independent music

    S2021 E94 - 3m 17s

    Even with the popularity of streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music, last year saw a resurgence in sales of vinyl records—for the first time since 1986, there were more vinyl sold than CDs. The boost in sales couldn’t have come at a more opportune time, as some indie musicians and companies are struggling through the pandemic. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker reports.

  • Crackdown on misinformation pushes extremists t other forums: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Crackdown on misinformation pushes extremists t other forums

    S2021 E93 - 8m 7s

    In a Congressional hearing this week, the heads of Facebook and Twitter said they're taking measures to slow the spread of hate speech and conspiracies on their sites in the wake of the Jan 6 insurrection. But a crackdown on mainstream platforms is pushing extremists onto less monitored forums. Simon Ostrovsky reports as part of our series, “Exploring Hate: Antisemitism, Racism and Extremism."

  • For some, ‘an extra layer of trauma’ at Derek Chauvin trial: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    For some, ‘an extra layer of trauma’ at Derek Chauvin trial

    S2021 E93 - 3m 42s

    The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin—charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd last year—wrapped up its first week of testimony yesterday. The prosecution opened its case with testimony and video from eyewitnesses, emergency responders and police officers. Minnesota Public Radio's Brandt Williams is covering the trial and joined Hari Sreenivasan.

  • From the 2008 financial crisis to Trump: Notes on power: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    From the 2008 financial crisis to Trump: Notes on power

    S2021 E93 - 5m 57s

    Lionel Barber's access to world leaders over the past fifteen years has given him a front-row seat to decision-making amid what he calls ‘turbulent times’. Since leaving his longtime position at the Financial Times last year, Barber published his book, "The Powerful and the Damned". He recently spoke with Christopher Booker to discuss his perspectives on Trump, Brexit and more.

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