This Wilderness Survival Program Offers A Chance To Live As The Cavemen Did

This Wilderness Survival Program Offers A Chance To Live As The Cavemen Did

For those tired of the stresses and excesses of contemporary civilization, a survival expert in the Italian Alps offers a training program in living as the Neanderthals did. Participants endure a rough existence in the wilderness, learning to kill prey fo
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In Afghanistan, Fighting The Taliban Increasingly Involves Covert Operations

In Afghanistan, Fighting The Taliban Increasingly Involves Covert Operations

The U.S. has been fighting in Afghanistan since shortly after 9/11, ousting the Taliban and their harsh interpretation of Islam from power that fall. But the insurgent group as which it reformed has plagued Afghanistan with violence ever since. Now, the w
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Why Cambodian Orphanages House So Many Children Whose Parents Are Still Alive

Why Cambodian Orphanages House So Many Children Whose Parents Are Still Alive

The concept of orphanages has long been considered outdated in developed countries. In the developing world, however, these institutions still house hundreds of thousands of children. But the surprising reality is that the parents of most of these childre
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Why Millennials Are Moving Away From Large Urban Centers

Why Millennials Are Moving Away From Large Urban Centers

For years, rural areas and small towns consistently lost some of their most talented young people, who moved to urban centers. But recent census data indicates that this “brain drain” phenomenon is subsiding.
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Blockbuster Da Vinci Exhibition Showcases The Master's ‘Endless Curiosity’

Blockbuster Da Vinci Exhibition Showcases The Master's ‘Endless Curiosity’

The blockbuster exhibit of the year celebrates Leonardo da Vinci, 500 years after his death. People are flocking to the Louvre Museum in Paris to see the work of the master, who was born in Italy, died in France and personified the expression Renaissance
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David Rubenstein's Take On What American History Can Teach Our Politicians

David Rubenstein's Take On What American History Can Teach Our Politicians

In 2013, billionaire investor, businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein set out an ambitious plan to moderate conversations with prominent historians before an audience of bipartisan lawmakers. The goal: help members of Congress become more knowled
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How Fiction Draws Pulitzer-Winner Elizabeth Strout Home To Maine

How Fiction Draws Pulitzer-Winner Elizabeth Strout Home To Maine

Olive Kitteridge is overbearing and hard to love, as well as complicated and compelling. The character at the center of Elizabeth Strout's 2009 Pulitzer-winning novel is also back -- in a new book called Olive, Again. Strout takes Jeffrey Brown on a tour
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Why Flint Residents Are Still Dealing With Water Worries, 5 Years After Lead Crisis

Why Flint Residents Are Still Dealing With Water Worries, 5 Years After Lead Crisis

Since 2014, Flint, Michigan, has been synonymous with tainted water. Five years on, not all of the city's residents have access to safe water. Some wait for hours in line to obtain bottled water, while others deal with the physical and emotional fallout o
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Firearms Museum Takes Aim At Understanding History, Culture Of Guns

Firearms Museum Takes Aim At Understanding History, Culture Of Guns

Wyoming is the least populous state in the U.S. but ranks near the top in per capita gun ownership. It's also home to the nation's most comprehensive collection of historical firearms. Jeffrey Brown reports from Cody, where a renovated firearms museum tra
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Flint Fights Lead Poisoning With Farmers Markets And Cooking Classes

Flint Fights Lead Poisoning With Farmers Markets And Cooking Classes

After a public health crisis in Flint, Michigan, triggered by high levels of lead in the drinking water, a number of programs are working to encourage good nutrition for children in order to prevent recurring effects of the neurotoxin on growing bodies. J
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How This Community College Is Preparing Students For Careers In Aviation

How This Community College Is Preparing Students For Careers In Aviation

According to Boeing, 800,000 new pilots will be needed worldwide over the next 20 years. In Bend, Oregon, a community college is preparing students to resolve this critical need -- and cultivate their own career success. Special correspondent Cat Wise rep
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How These Employers Are Adapting To The Needs Of An Aging Workforce

How These Employers Are Adapting To The Needs Of An Aging Workforce

As the population ages and older workers are making up more and more of the labor force, some employers are taking notice and adjusting their own practices to retain valuable experience and skills. Economics correspondent Paul Solman has the story.
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What 1 Euro Can Buy You In Sicilian Real Estate

What 1 Euro Can Buy You In Sicilian Real Estate

In Sicily and across Italy, towns are on the brink of extinction. Locals have been leaving these picturesque communities, with their antique buildings and narrow roads, in search of economic opportunity, and few babies are being born there. Some towns are
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‘The Overstory’ Author Richard Powers Answers Your Questions

‘The Overstory’ Author Richard Powers Answers Your Questions

Richard Powers, author of our November pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions on “The Overstory,” and Jeff announces the December book selection.
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Brain Drain And Declining Birth Rate Threaten The Future Of Greece

Brain Drain And Declining Birth Rate Threaten The Future Of Greece

Seven years since the financial crisis shook Greece, many young people lack opportunity or hope for the future. Austerity and financial insecurity have pushed the birthrate to all-time lows, and members of the younger generations are leaving Greece for be
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‘Conversations With Friends’ Author Sally Rooney Answers Your Questions

‘Conversations With Friends’ Author Sally Rooney Answers Your Questions

Sally Rooney, author of our September pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions on “Conversations with Friends,” and Jeff announces the October book selection.
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These Forest Fungi Are A Bounty For Arizona Mushroom Hunters

These Forest Fungi Are A Bounty For Arizona Mushroom Hunters

Mushroom hunters have long fanned out across the forest floor seeking what can be lucrative and delicious finds for teas, broths and medicinal remedies. But what does climate change mean for the fungi? From the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona Sta
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Americans Are Drowning In Medical Debt, So This Nonprofit Is Buying — And Forgiving — It

Americans Are Drowning In Medical Debt, So This Nonprofit Is Buying — And Forgiving — It

Collectively, Americans owe nearly a trillion dollars of medical debt, and Congress is trying to figure out a policy response. But in the meantime, economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on an unusual non-profit’s effort to relieve the burden of me
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In Italy, Rising Anxiety Over Falling Birth Rates

In Italy, Rising Anxiety Over Falling Birth Rates

Family size has been shrinking in the industrialized world for decades, and in Italy, the decline has been particularly dramatic. A generation ago, Italian mothers commonly had more than four children. Now they average less than two. Demographers warn tha
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What Trump’s Refugee Policies Could Mean For Places Like Bowling Green, Kentucky

What Trump’s Refugee Policies Could Mean For Places Like Bowling Green, Kentucky

For the year that began in October, President Trump has capped the number of refugees who may enter the U.S. at 18,000 -- the lowest level since 1980. The policy is having a significant effect in what may seem like an unlikely place: Bowling Green, Kentuc
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For Daca Students, It’s Hard To Focus On A Bright Future When Faced With Deportation Fears

For Daca Students, It’s Hard To Focus On A Bright Future When Faced With Deportation Fears

Like many college students, 19-year-old Jimmy Rodriguez has a lot on his plate. But unlike most of his peers, Rodriguez, a DACA beneficiary, is pursuing a degree and a future in a country he may one day be forced to leave. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the
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What Fed’s 2Nd Interest Rate Cut In 3 Months Says About The U.S. Economy

What Fed’s 2Nd Interest Rate Cut In 3 Months Says About The U.S. Economy

The Federal Reserve has cut interest rates for the second time in three months in a bid to keep the U.S. economy growing. What indicators are driving the recent rate reductions, and what is the larger influence of economists on U.S. fiscal and monetary po
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In Cambodia, Sand Mining Is Big Business — But It Comes At A Price

In Cambodia, Sand Mining Is Big Business — But It Comes At A Price

Sand mining accounts for 85 percent of all worldwide mineral extraction, a $70 billion industry. In Cambodia, the practice is big business -- but it comes with a price. The country relies upon the Mekong River for commerce and transportation, but extensiv
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House Democrats In Trump Districts Tread Delicately On Impeachment

House Democrats In Trump Districts Tread Delicately On Impeachment

Only seven of the 235 House Democrats have not articulated support for the impeachment inquiry. Each represents a district President Trump won in 2016. John Yang traveled to upstate New York to find out what constituents are saying to one of the holdouts,
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Inside The ‘Extraordinary’ Campaign To Put Brett Kavanaugh On The Supreme Court

Inside The ‘Extraordinary’ Campaign To Put Brett Kavanaugh On The Supreme Court

President Trump's nomination of federal judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in 2018 launched a bitter partisan fight that grew even more polarized when Christine Blasey Ford said Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her in high school. Kavanaugh was ul
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Soaring Housing Costs Stretch Already-Strapped College Students

Soaring Housing Costs Stretch Already-Strapped College Students

For many college students, living costs may exceed the cost of tuition and fees, as affordable housing options are becoming increasingly hard to find. Some find they struggle with debt, or paying for meals; others are at risk for homelessness. As part of
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What Ronan Farrow Discovered About The Systems That Cover Up Sexual Misconduct

What Ronan Farrow Discovered About The Systems That Cover Up Sexual Misconduct

Ronan Farrow’s explosive reporting on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct helped launch the MeToo movement in 2017 and won him a Pulitzer Prize in 2018. In his latest book, Farrow accuses NBC, his former employer, of trying to thw
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How These Oregon Teachers Are Fighting Back Against White Nationalism

How These Oregon Teachers Are Fighting Back Against White Nationalism

The FBI reports that hate crime violence in the U.S. is at a 16-year high. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, meanwhile, says the highest percentage of hate incidents since the 2016 election occurred in elementary and secondary schools. Special correspo
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Author Joel Stein On Sticking Up For The ‘Intellectual Elite’

Author Joel Stein On Sticking Up For The ‘Intellectual Elite’

The word “elite” has a negative connotation today, often unleashed as a political attack. But author Joel Stein has a different perspective on the word’s meaning, and he spoke with Americans across the country in order to define it. Stein joins Amna
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This Nonprofit Has A Sweet Plan For Reclaiming Vacant Detroit Lots

This Nonprofit Has A Sweet Plan For Reclaiming Vacant Detroit Lots

Detroit is known for the rhythms of Motown and the hum of automobile manufacturing plants. Now, one nonprofit is adding a new sound to this urban landscape: the buzzing of bees. Special correspondent Mary Ellen Geist reports on the efforts of Detroit Hive
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A Conversation With ‘We The Corporations’ Author Adam Winkler

A Conversation With ‘We The Corporations’ Author Adam Winkler

Adam Winkler, author of our October pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This, joins William Brangham to discuss “We the Corporations,” and William announces the November book selection.
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Wisconsin Nonprofit Seeks To Better Connect U.S. Farmers With Their Mexican Employees

Wisconsin Nonprofit Seeks To Better Connect U.S. Farmers With Their Mexican Employees

Mexicans who come to the U.S. seeking employment often leave their loved ones and culture behind. In Wisconsin, a nonprofit helps connect American farmers with their migrant employees through language and cultural education. Some of the farmers travel to
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Twyla Tharp

Twyla Tharp

Twyla Tharp is the greatest choreographer of our era. Her groundbreaking career in dance blended classical ballet with contemporary culture. Now, at age 78, Tharp is sharing her innovative approach to health and aging in a new book.
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Interview With Poet Seamus Heaney

Interview With Poet Seamus Heaney

Interview with poet Seamus Heaney on his translation of the poem Beowulf
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Hillary and Chelsea Clinton: Gutsy Women

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton: Gutsy Women

As an impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s actions on Ukraine begins, Hillary Clinton says that it appears that there is evidence of abuse of power and obstruction of justice and contempt of Congress.
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Brad Pitt On Turning Undertold Stories Into Movies: 'Every Film Needs Some Champion'

Brad Pitt On Turning Undertold Stories Into Movies: 'Every Film Needs Some Champion'

As one of the world's biggest and best-known movie stars, Brad Pitt is spending as much time helping get films made as he is acting.
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"How Chanel Miller Took Her Story Back After Her Rapist’S Lenient Sentence Left Her Feeling ‘Invisi

"How Chanel Miller Took Her Story Back After Her Rapist’S Lenient Sentence Left Her Feeling ‘Invisi

For years, she was known to the world as Emily Doe, the survivor of a sexual assault that garnered national attention in part because her attacker served only three months in prison, a sentence that sparked outrage.
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Why Chernobyl Has Suddenly Become A Hotspot For Global Tourists

Why Chernobyl Has Suddenly Become A Hotspot For Global Tourists

The site of the world’s worst radiological catastrophe is unexpectedly coming back to life due to an American television show. Scores of tourists are visiting Chernobyl, located in northern Ukraine, in response to an HBO miniseries.
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Americans Waste Up To 40 Percent Of The Food They Produce

Americans Waste Up To 40 Percent Of The Food They Produce

Americans Waste Up To 40 Percent Of The Food They Produce
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Why Doctors Are Increasingly Prescribing Nature

Why Doctors Are Increasingly Prescribing Nature

Why Doctors Are Increasingly Prescribing Nature
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In Common’S New Memoir About Healing, ‘Love Can Be An Action’

In Common’S New Memoir About Healing, ‘Love Can Be An Action’

In Common’S New Memoir About Healing, ‘Love Can Be An Action’
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"Memory Is A Superpower In Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Novel About The Underground Railroad"

"Memory Is A Superpower In Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Novel About The Underground Railroad"

To make the case for reparations for the toll of slavery, acclaimed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates has offered forceful advocacy and powerful data-driven argument.
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The Reporters Behind Harvey Weinstein Story On How It Was ‘Just The Beginning’ For Metoo

The Reporters Behind Harvey Weinstein Story On How It Was ‘Just The Beginning’ For Metoo

The Reporters Behind Harvey Weinstein Story On How It Was ‘Just The Beginning’ For Metoo
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Climate Activist Greta Thunberg On The Power Of A Movement

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg On The Power Of A Movement

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg On The Power Of A Movement
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James Mattis On Why He Left The Trump Administration But Won’T Criticize It

James Mattis On Why He Left The Trump Administration But Won’T Criticize It

James Mattis On Why He Left The Trump Administration But Won’T Criticize It
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How Giant African Rats Are Helping Uncover Deadly Land Mines In Cambodia

How Giant African Rats Are Helping Uncover Deadly Land Mines In Cambodia

How Giant African Rats Are Helping Uncover Deadly Land Mines In Cambodia
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18 Years After September 11Th, An Oral History That Recalls The Details

18 Years After September 11Th, An Oral History That Recalls The Details

18 Years After September 11Th, An Oral History That Recalls The Details
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How Texas Gun Owners Feel About Background Checks, Red Flag Laws

How Texas Gun Owners Feel About Background Checks, Red Flag Laws

How Texas Gun Owners Feel About Background Checks, Red Flag Laws
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