"I reported it twice to my squad leader, and he told me there was nothing he could do about it since there was no proof."-Tandy Fink, U.S. Army, on her attempt to report rape while serving in the military.

The soaring rate of sexual assault within the ranks of the U.S. Military has been the subject of studies and a congressional hearing. Oscar-nominated director Kirby Dick explores the topic in his new documentary, “The Invisible War,” nominated for Best Documentary Feature at this year’s Academy Awards. Watch Jeffrey Brown’s interview with Dick above and learn more here.

"The tragedy here is that they’re all too well aware that this isn’t good. So, what you see is children who know this isn’t the way it should be, but have no way of changing it for themselves." — Jezza Neumann, filmmaker
What can children tell us about growing up poor?

"The tragedy here is that they’re all too well aware that this isn’t good. So, what you see is children who know this isn’t the way it should be, but have no way of changing it for themselves." — Jezza Neumann, filmmaker

What can children tell us about growing up poor?

"It’s almost like a video game, where you have to place patients, move patients, keep the flow going. And if you don’t, it stacks up, and then the waiting room backs up."

— Pete Nicks, director of “The Waiting Room,” a documentary that chronicles life at a large, under-resourced urban public hospital

Happening now: live social screening with Hari Sreenivasan and African-American filmmaker Shukree Tilghman on the film “More Than a Month.” You’ll have a chance to view the film in its entirety and weigh in on the issues.

Happening now: live social screening with Hari Sreenivasan and African-American filmmaker Shukree Tilghman on the film “More Than a Month.” You’ll have a chance to view the film in its entirety and weigh in on the issues.

These are the things you should know about Bradford Tatum: In the past several years, he’s turned 91, overcome a life-threatening bout with colorectal cancer and won more gold medals in the Olympics than he can count. And his biggest competitor at swim meets is his older brother John — that’s right, older brother — age 92.

More on the two brothers going for the Olympic Gold

-KC


"We didn’t think we had changed. We thought we were back from war and we  were good to go,"

—24-year-old combat veteran Dominic Fredianelli.
Go watch “Where Soldiers Come From” for a look at how intricately war is interwoven into the experience of small communities across the country.
Full video
Interview with the director and two of the soldiers from the film

"We didn’t think we had changed. We thought we were back from war and we were good to go,"

—24-year-old combat veteran Dominic Fredianelli.

Go watch “Where Soldiers Come From” for a look at how intricately war is interwoven into the experience of small communities across the country.

Full video

Interview with the director and two of the soldiers from the film

Still open for submissions, too. ( A PBS NewsHour/The Economist partnership)
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The Economist Film Project showcases the work of independent  documentary filmmakers from around the world: http://bit.ly/pOduon

Still open for submissions, too. ( A PBS NewsHour/The Economist partnership)

redpeak:

The Economist Film Project showcases the work of independent documentary filmmakers from around the world: http://bit.ly/pOduon

College Professors and Conflicts of Interest?

Paul Solman occasionally answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news. Here’s Wednesday’s query: 

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Question: On May 4, there was mention of corruption in the economics departments in certain colleges. It had to do with college presidents being on certain Wall Street finance boards. Could I have that part of the discussion?

Watch the full episode. See more PBS NewsHour.

Paul Solman: That referred to college professors, for the most part, and just one college president. And the charge was an implicit conflict of interest, not “corruption” in the usual sense of the term. It all comes from the latest Academy Award-winning documentary, “Inside Job.” I interviewed its director, Charles Ferguson, on the May 4 NewsHour. Ferguson also answered viewer questions a week later.

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