Unlike its neighboring states of Missouri and Nebraska, where significant decreases have been reported, Kansas has seen a significant jump in the number of people enrolled in its Medicaid/CHIP programs, even without loosening its relatively tight eligibility standards. According to a new report from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, enrollment in the programs — together branded as KanCare — rose in April to a historic high of 426,642 people, or roughly one in seven Kansans. That’s up from 396,374 in April 2013. KanCare provides health coverage for adults who are poor and elderly or disabled. It also covers children…
See how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. “The New Black” documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar — the black church — and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda. The film takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story…
See how much the appraised value of this Edward Farmer Jade and Gold Box has changed since 1999, from Antiques Roadshow: Vintage Providence.
American Pharaoh VIDEO
This documentary about the Egyptian National Football Team, their American coach, Bob Bradley, and the team’s quest to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil follows the team on and off the pitch, and offers a unique window into events unfolding in Egypt following the historic revolution. Bradley arrived in Cairo in late 2011 and found a country and a team in chaos. The rebuilding of the team offers a powerful metaphor for the rebuilding of Egypt and the country’s journey toward democracy.
The Lumineers and Shovels & Rope bring the best in Americana to the ACL stage. Denver’s Lumineers perform their hits “Ho Hey” and “Stubborn Love,” while South Carolina’s Shovels & Rope rocks songs from its LP O’ Be Joyful.
For more on the deteriorating situation in Iraq, PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Jane Arraf, a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor and Al Jazeera America, who is reporting from the ground in northern Iraq.