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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/OrBff2AUHHC6aT1Hm0-BWw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false On this edition for Sunday, September 22, President Trump hits the road as international issues take center stage, the General Motors strike enters its second week, and a look at what Peru is doing to reform a gold-mining industry that has decimated part of the Amazon rain forest. Megan Thompson... /episodes/get/96150 /episode/96150 September 22, 2019 - PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode /episode-player/96150

Peru looks for reforms after a region is decimated by mining. In February, Peruvian troops and police were sent in to the Madre de Dios region of the Amazon Rainforest to disrupt widespread environmental devastation brought on by illegal gold mining. Since then, satellite imagery shows a 90 percent decline in new deforestation related to gold extraction, though environmentalists say the halt to the unpermitted mining won't last long without further reforms.

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Sun, 09/22/2019 - 02:15
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/CibHO3v4m1yhzk_HdY9jBQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false On this edition for Saturday, September 21, the U.S. says it will provide "defense support" to Saudi Arabia, young people take the lead on climate change at the Youth Climate Summit, and Peru's government cracks down on gold mining in the Amazon. Megan Thompson anchors from New York. /episodes/get/96135 /episode/96135 September 21, 2019 - PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode /episode-player/96135

A vast section of the Peruvian Amazon has been turned into a man-made desert. There is an environmental catastrophe taking place in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, where a man-made desert now exists. Thousands of acres were once pristine rainforest, but a decade of illegal gold mining has transformed them into a wasteland. Peru is the seventh-largest gold producer in the world, and illegal miners have flocked to an area along Peru's border with Brazil, where they have clear-cut vast sections of trees and infused the ground with mercury.

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Sat, 09/21/2019 - 02:15
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/jd1iu2s67adR1apznE7qnA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false September 15, 2019 - PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode /episodes/get/95746 /episode/95746 September 15, 2019 - PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode /episode-player/95746

Physicist Sean Carroll's new book delves into the 'many worlds' theory and what that means for physics and beyond. The "many worlds" theory in quantum mechanics describes the idea that with every decision we make new universes spring into existence containing new versions of ourselves. While that may sound preposterous, there are some theoretical physicists who believe that "many worlds" is actually an exact description of reality.

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Sun, 09/15/2019 - 02:00
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A little-known legal doctrine allows suspects to be charged with murder even if they didn't kill someone. The felony murder rule is a centuries-old legal doctrine under which a person who commits a felony can be charged with murder even if they didn't intend to kill someone or if they weren't directly responsible for a person's death. In some jurisdictions, fatal shootings by police have resulted in the suspects -- but not the officer who pulled the trigger -- being charged with murder. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson takes a closer look at two cases in Illinois and Alabama.

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Sat, 09/14/2019 - 02:15
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/pVqMz4mj80DqENrul9ipCQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false On this edition for Sunday, September 8, after President Trump’s tweet, what’s next for peace talks between the U.S. and Afghanistan? Also, the latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, and a look at how the norms of masculinity are negatively impacting men and boys. Hari Sreenivasan anchors... /episodes/get/95511 /episode/95511 September 8, 2019 - PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode /episode-player/95511

New psychological guidelines look at how males are socialized to be masculine, and the negative impact that can have. The American Psychological Association in 2018 published its first-ever guidelines for psychological practice related specifically to boys and men. The guidelines look at how the socialization of men and unhealthy concepts of masculinity may be contributing to higher rates of suicide, depression, health disorders and violence in male populations.

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Sun, 09/08/2019 - 08:30
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/a-XJx_LgDqimr2G_MH7ydQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false September 7, 2019 - PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode /episodes/get/95494 /episode/95494 September 7, 2019 - PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode /episode-player/95494

The country's growth since the 1994 massacres has come at a bloody cost. It has been 25 years since the Rwandan genocide resulted in the death of more than 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutu in just 100 days. Since the end of the massacres in July 1994, Rwanda has been de facto led by the Rwandan Patriotic Front, and its leader, President Paul Kagame. He is a man who has gained international acclaim as a visionary leader and for bringing an economic turnaround to the East African country. But to his opponents, and some of his previously close associates, he is a dangerous authoritarian.

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Sat, 09/07/2019 - 01:15
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