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Six takes on the Palestinian unity deal

pbs.org — Rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah agreed Wednesday to create a unity government within five weeks, which could help Palestinian Authority President and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas politically at home but could throw up yet another roadblock in the Mideast peace process, some analysts say. Continue reading →

Can we save our body's ecosystem from extinction?

pbs.org — The sheer amount of bacteria in the human body weighs three to four pounds combined, as much as the human brain. Microbial species live on the surface of our skin, in our stomachs and in our noses, outnumbering our cells 10 to 1.
@jmonies We need microbes! More backing for my "rub the kid in dirt" philosophy. // to.pbs.org/QyT4cQ (via @NewsHour)

Snow Monkeys | Watch Nature Online | PBS Video

video.pbs.org — Follow a troop of snow monkeys in Japan to see how they prepare to face the world. Watch online: Snow Monkeys from Nature. On demand, streaming video from PBS
Snow monkeys are among the most amazing beings on Earth. to.pbs.org/PvbWZ2


pbs.org — "Bonobos help us to see ourselves more in the round," says Frans de Waal, a primatologist at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta. In particular, he says, we can learn as much about human evolution and behavior by studying the sensitive, peace-loving bonobo as by studying the more violent chimpanzee-both of which share more than 98 percent of our DNA.
RT @novapbs: Bonobos can teach us a lot about how to live together peaceably. Here from Frans de Waal: to.pbs.org/1npOgnL pic.twitter.com/6HMzfHq88v

Will violent rivalry tip South Sudan toward famine?

pbs.org — TRANSCRIPT JUDY WOODRUFF: And we take a closer look at this continuing crisis with Nancy Lindborg. She's the assistant administrator for humanitarian assistance at the U.S. Agency for International Development. She was recently in South Sudan. And Khalid Medani, he's an associate professor of political science with a focus on Africa at McGill University.

Hip-hop artist Nas

pbs.org — Guest interviews are usually available online within 24 hours of broadcast. The hip-hop visionary talks about his successful career and the 20th anniversary of the release of his landmark album, "Illmatic." Nas' talent comes naturally, since his father, Olu Dara, is one of the jazz avant-garde's leading trumpeters.

Student reporters honored as #NextGen public media producers

pbs.org — What do an eighth grade news anchor from Newark, N.J., a three-time student Emmy winner from Michigan and Montana's Journalist of the Year scholarship winner all have in common? These students, along with eight other youth journalists from across the country, are this year's PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs All-Stars.

Chicago's Wrigley Field turns 100

pbs.org — Chicago's Wrigley Field, home of Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs, celebrated its 100th birthday Wednesday. While ownership of the team has changed, players have come and gone and home run races commenced, the stadium has endured a century of Cubs baseball.

Which Shakespeare Character are You?

pbs.org — Answer all 7 questions to find out which Shakespeare character has a lot in common with you.

Justices consider future of TV and copyright in Aereo case

pbs.org — TRANSCRIPT GWEN IFILL: For more on the arguments behind today's arguments on the Aereo case, we turn things over to Jeffrey Brown. JEFFREY BROWN: And joining us now, Neal Katyal, the former acting solicitor general of the United States and legal adviser to the broadcasters in this case, and Gary Shapiro, the president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association.
RT @NewsHour: Considering the future of TV and copyright in the Aereo case to.pbs.org/1lF2ywR @CEA's @GaryShapiro weighs in
RT @chrisfralic: Best discussion I've seen of both sides: Justices consider future of TV and copyright in Aereo case to.pbs.org/1hoe1gd via PBS @NewsHour

What Does Solitary Confinement Do To Your Mind?

pbs.org — When corrections officials talk about solitary confinement, they describe it as the prison within the prison, and for good reason. For 23 hours a day, inmates are kept inside a cell that is approximately 80 square feet, smaller than a typical horse stable. Cells are furnished with a bed, sink and toilet, but rarely much else.

In celebration and resilience, Boston Marathon runners race again

pbs.org — TRANSCRIPT JUDY WOODRUFF: More than a million spectators turned out in and around Boston on a beautiful April day to watch and cheer for a footrace that had more at stake than most years. MAN: Please join us in a moment of silence.

Searching for the abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria

pbs.org — TRANSCRIPT JUDY WOODRUFF: Their name means Western Education is Sin, and in the past week, they have sown terror across Nigeria. The radical Islamic group Boko Haram planted a bomb at a bus station in the capital city of Abuja on April 14, killing at least 70 people.
RT @NewsHour: Why can’t the Nigerian government crack down on Boko Haram? to.pbs.org/1l1OHlA @heather_murdock discusses w/ @judywoodruff
RT @NewsHour: Why can’t the Nigerian government crack down on Boko Haram? to.pbs.org/1l1OHlA @heather_murdock discusses w/ @judywoodruff

Can Interactive Films Hit the Emotional Mark? A First Look at the Projects at Tribeca Storyscapes 2014

pbs.org — I am always appreciative of documentaries that push the boundaries of the form, but experiencing them leaves me wondering too often: Can interactive documentaries make us feel something in the same way that traditional cinema can? As this year's Storyscapes proves, the answer is increasingly yes.