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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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  • Buttigieg: New infrastructure plan helps long-term job gain: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Buttigieg: New infrastructure plan helps long-term job gain

    S2021 E90 - 8m 27s

    The Biden administration on Wednesday set in motion its next big campaign in congress: A $2 trillion infrastructure plan to rebuild roads, bridges, power grids and other projects. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the plan.

  • Rohingya refugees battle devastating fires, COVID outbreaks: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Rohingya refugees battle devastating fires, COVID outbreaks

    S2021 E89 - 6m 35s

    In another aspect of the ongoing crisis in Myanmar, Rohingya refugees — a Muslim minority group that first fled a bloody crackdown launched by the Myanmar military three years ago — have been forced to live in cramped refugee camps in Bangladesh. On top of battling COVID-19 and fires, they are now being asked to relocate to a flood prone island. NewsHour special correspondent Tania Rashid reports.

  • Record number of bills look to restrict LGBTQ rights: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Record number of bills look to restrict LGBTQ rights

    S2021 E89 - 7m 26s

    A record number of bills to limit transgender rights have been introduced this year in state legislators across the country, with lawmakers in 28 states considering 93 bills targeting the rights of transgender Americans according to the Human Rights Campaign. John Yang speaks to Kate Sosin, the LGBTQ+ reporter for The 19th News, about how the legal and cultural battles are playing out.

  • ''The Mauritanian' details prisoner abuse at Guantanamo Bay: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    ''The Mauritanian' details prisoner abuse at Guantanamo Bay

    S2021 E89 - 7m 48s

    The military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, took its first 20 detainees in 2002. Despite various calls to shutter it, it still stands almost twenty years later. A new movie now tells the story of Mohamedou Slahi, who spent 14 years within its walls, suffering abuse, even though he was never charged. Amna Nawaz takes a look at "The Mauritanian" for our arts and culture series, CANVAS.

  • New book explores striking ways to fix ecological problems: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    New book explores striking ways to fix ecological problems

    S2021 E89 - 6m 24s

    As the Biden administration moves to expand offshore wind power along the east coast in order to tackle what many scientists call a climate crisis, some are suggesting even more revolutionary solutions. Elizabeth Kolbert's “Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future” explores these proposals and historical efforts to combat environmental exploitation. William Brangham has the latest.

  • 'He was terrified:' Witnesses testify about Floyd death: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    'He was terrified:' Witnesses testify about Floyd death

    S2021 E89 - 3m 52s

    The second day in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin was emotional and tense. One eyewitness to the death of George Floyd told jurors in Minneapolis that Chauvin, who is charged with second and third degree murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death, was cold and heartless. Yamiche Alcindor has our report.

  • News Wrap: U.S. scraps Trump-era human rights policies: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    News Wrap: U.S. scraps Trump-era human rights policies

    S2021 E89 - 4m 54s

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the U.S. State Department scrapped Trump-era human rights policies that promoted conservative causes like religious freedom and property rights, but sidelined abortion and LGBTQ rights. President Joe Biden announced new initiatives to address recent anti-Asian violence, and the Justice Department will also focus on the rising hate crimes against Asian Americans.

  • Survivor says USC enabled doctor accused of sexual abuse: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Survivor says USC enabled doctor accused of sexual abuse

    S2021 E89 - 9m 3s

    Last week, the University of Southern California announced it would pay over $850 million to hundreds of women who were allegedly preyed on by campus gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall over nearly three decades. It's the largest sexual abuse settlement ever in higher education. Audry Nafziger is one of the survivors, and is now a sex crimes prosecutor. She shares her experience with Judy Woodruff.

  • Myanmar ethnic group faces airstrikes for protesting coup: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Myanmar ethnic group faces airstrikes for protesting coup

    S2021 E89 - 5m 19s

    Two months ago, the Myanmar military staged a coup and overthrew the civilian government and has since met resulting protests with violence. The conflict is now entering a new stage as militias associated with the country’s ethnic minorities join the protests, with Karen refugees facing new air attacks by the military. Thousands have already fled into neighboring Thailand. Nick Schifrin reports.

  • Renters hit by pandemic juggle assistance, eviction laws: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Renters hit by pandemic juggle assistance, eviction laws

    S2021 E88 - 7m 27s

    With 9.5 million Americans, or 17 percent of tenants, in the U.S. still behind on their rent according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Biden administration on Monday extended a federal moratorium on evictions through the end of June. There are no changes to the rules, which, as John Yang reports, can be complicated and confusing for judges, landlords and tenants behind on their rent.

  • CDC warns of ‘impending doom’ of COVID surges as deaths rise: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    CDC warns of ‘impending doom’ of COVID surges as deaths rise

    S2021 E88 - 8m 18s

    President Joe Biden urged state and local officials Monday to keep or reinstate mask mandates amid some of the most urgent warnings yet about new COVID-19 surges. Judy Woodruff talks to Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University, about the latest developments in the fight against the virus, which has killed almost 550,000 Americans.

  • News Wrap: Three more men face trial for plot to kidnap Dem.: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    News Wrap: Three more men face trial for plot to kidnap Dem.

    S2021 E88 - 3m 40s

    In our news wrap Monday, a Michigan judge ordered three more men to stand trial for allegedly plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last October. The FBI says they were anti-government extremists angered by COVID restrictions. The U.S responded to Myanmar security forces killing at least five more protesters after 114 were shot dead Saturday, and the Suez Canal was finally cleared.

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