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Entertainment and activism of ‘Orange Is the New Black’

pbs.org — Piper Kerman, whose memoir, "Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison," inspired a hit series on Netflix, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the prevalence of mental illness, sexual abuse and inequality in the American justice system, as well as how the Emmy-nominated show compares to real life.
Aug 23, 2014

RT @hari: Entertainment & activism of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ to.pbs.org/XHAYsR @newshour chat with @piper #oitnb

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pbs.org — Mousavi and Karroubi aides arrested Tehran Bureau | September 9, 2009 On the order of Tehran's new Prosecutor-General, Morteza Alviri, a senior aid to Mehdi Karroubi, was arrested at his home. This happened after security agents sealed Karroubi's office and confiscated documents about rape victims in the detention centers.

What Kurdish forces lack in fight against Islamic State

pbs.org — Why has the famed Peshmerga army in Iraq, considered one of the best in the region, fallen back at several points along its internal frontier against the Islamic State? To investigate, chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner spent the day with Kurdish military leaders as they traveled to the town of Jalawla.

How will ALS Ice Bucket Challenge money be spent?

pbs.org — From George W. Bush to Kermit the Frog, scores of celebrities and thousands of others have posted videos of ice water being dumped over their heads. It's all to raise money to battle ALS, a disease that destroys nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, for which there is no cure.

WATCH: Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

pbs.org — Watch Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. With a lot of enthusiasm and a little trepidation, Gwen and I accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from PBS President Paula Kerger, knowing what a good cause this is.
Aug 23, 2014

RT @NewsHour: Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Team NewsHour did the honors: to.pbs.org/1zikVNv...

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