Sunday, July 6, 2014

  • Fungal disease proves difficult to diagnose
    KVIE reports on Valley Fever, a serious and sometimes fatal illness that is is not always taken seriously in its early stages -- and can be easily misdiagnosed. 40 percent of people who come down with symptoms are able to keep the fungus in check in their lungs, but for others, the fungus spreads.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2014

Saturday, July 5, 2014

  • How does the US make the case for its interests in Ukraine?
    Reporting from the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, Hari Sreenivasan interviews the former American Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, in a conversation focused on the crisis in Ukraine and its impact on U.S.-Russian relations.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2014
    Ukrainian troops stand guard at the headquarters of the Ukrainian army's Anti-Terrorist Operation, ATO, near the eastern Ukrainian city of Izyum, near Donetsk, on June 20, 2014. Photo by Sergey Bobok/AFP/Getty Images
  • Islamic State militant leader makes rare appearance
    A 21-minute video said to show Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the Islamic State group, was reportedly filmed on Friday in Mosul. Saad Maan of the Iraqi Interior Ministry has told Reuters the Iraqi government believes the video to be fake. Matt Bradley of the Wall Street Journal joins John Larson via Skype from Baghdad to share why this rare appearance, if confirmed, is so significant.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2014
  • Tensions, protests escalate in Israel following teen deaths
    For more on the escalating tensions inflaming the Isareli-Palestinian conflict, Josef Federman of the Associated Press joins John Larson via Skype from Jerusalem.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2014
  • Documenting gay rights activists at dawn of the movement
    From San Francisco, KQED presents a report on photographer Anthony Friedkin and his efforts to document life among gays more than 40 years ago. His photographs take the viewer back to the birth of the gay rights movement. KQED Newsroom's Scott Shafer reports.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

  • Birth control ruling draws dissent from female justices
    The Supreme Court temporarily exempted a religious college from the contraception coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The decision, which comes just days after a ruling in favor of some businesses objecting to provide birth control, has provoked sharp rebuke from the court’s three female justices. Judy Woodruff gets the details from Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2014
    Obamacare Contraceptive Rule To Be Decided On By Supreme Court
  • Marcus and Gerson on Supreme Court agreement and division
    Washington Post columnists Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the Supreme Court’s recent decisions on contraception, how the Obama administration is trying to quell an influx of unaccompanied migrant children trying to cross the border and a pending lawsuit from the House of Representatives against President Obama for using executive orders.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2014
  • Fear works against health workers trying to contain Ebola
    The latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now the largest and deadliest outbreak ever. And unlike outbreaks of the past, it is affecting both rural and urban areas. Jeffrey Brown talks to Laurie Garrett of the Council on Foreign Relations about a recent summit on the outbreak, distrust building against health workers in infected areas and how porous borders make this outbreak so hard to contain.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2014
    Patients in West Africa are fleeing and fighting doctors trying to treat Ebola.
  • Rebuilding Thomas Jefferson's library book by book
    Researchers at the Library of Congress are working to piece together the founding father's original collection of books.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2014
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Thursday, July 3, 2014

  • Finding empowerment in the words of our founding fathers
    We have lost something in our reading of the Declaration of Independence. This is the argument of Danielle Allen’s new book, “Our Declaration,” where she explores the document through a careful look at the words themselves. Jeffrey Brown talks to Allen about her findings, and why the Declaration is actually a coherent argument of equality.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2014
  • A reporter and his son embed with U.S. troops in Afghanistan
    Veteran war correspondent and ABC News producer Mike Boettcher and his son Carlos spent time over the course of two years with various Army and Marine Corps units as they went out on patrol and fought the Taliban. In addition to regular news reports, the father and son reporting team made a feature-length film, “The Hornet’s Nest.” Judy Woodruff talks to Boettcher.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2014
  • Consumerism stirs age-old beauty biases to rural Bangladesh
    Most commercial products don’t reach rural communities. But now, about 7,000 women in these communities are selling products and a new consumer culture to the world’s poorest people. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the controversy surrounding commercial ideas of beauty in the conservative rural areas of Bangladesh.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2014
  • Why more states are backing off Common Core
    A growing number of states are dropping the Common Core education standards. And several states committed to keeping the guidelines have postponed implementation. Jeffrey Brown talks to Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute and Carmel Martin of the Center for American Progress about the backlash behind the standards, and the debate that lies ahead.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2014
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  • What’s driving the good jobs news for the month of June?
    The unemployment rate in the U.S. dropped to 6.1 percent in June, its lowest point since just before the financial crisis of 2008. Moreover, a strong hiring report is lifting hopes that momentum is building in the jobs market. Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a closer look at what, and who, is driving the numbers.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2014
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • Alleged fraud halts progress in Afghan presidential election
    Weeks after a presidential runoff election in Afghanistan, uncertainty still reigns over who will be the country’s next leader. Preliminary results were delayed after continued allegations of fraud. Judy Woodruff takes a closer look at the standstill with Sean Carberry of NPR, reporting from Kabul.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2014
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  • Why Willie Nelson keeps making music with his friends
    Country legend Willie Nelson, 81, is still on the road. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Nelson to talk about the burst of songwriting behind his new album, “Band of Brothers,” controlling his temper and how he stays fit on tour.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2014
  • Kurdish foreign chief on seeking independence from Iraq
    Kurdish leaders are making their case for independence, despite U.S. pleas to keep Iraq intact. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner talks to Falah Mustafa Bakir, head of foreign relations for the Kurdish regional government about the instability of Iraq and the influence of U.S. support -- or lack thereof.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2014
  • How the Civil Rights Act changed America
    Wednesday marks 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act, outlawing discrimination based on race, ethnicity and sex. Gwen Ifill is joined by Todd Purdum to discuss his new book, "An Idea Whose Time Has Come," which tells the story of how the legislation came to be.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2014
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  • Former goalkeeper talks soccer skills, concussion awareness
    Team USA’s run in the World Cup ended with a 2-1 loss to Belgium, despite a record number of saves by American goalkeeper Tim Howard. For a closer look at goalkeeping, World Cup madness and the dangers of concussions, Jeffrey Brown turns to Briana Scurry, former goalkeeper for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2014
    Belgium v USA: Round of 16 - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
  • Government still building case against Benghazi suspect
    Abu Khattala, who is accused of being involved in the deadly attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, appeared in court for a second day. The militia leader was captured in June by the U.S. military, and has pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges. Judy Woodruff gets an update on the case from The New York Times’ Michael Schmidt, who was in the courtroom.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2014
  • Brianna Scurry with Jeff Brown online conversation
    Brianna Scurry with Jeff Brown online conversation
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2014
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  • Mapping the circuitry of a fish's brain
    At the National Institutes of Health, Chris Harris and Kevin Briggman are working on mapping the circuitry of a living fish's brain, watching the neurons fire in real time. The goal is to understand how the brain takes information and acts on it.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • As term ends, Supreme Court characterized by disagreement
    While the Supreme Court united on cases concerning presidential appointments and mobile phone searches, there was stark division on issues like campaign finance, contraception and religion. Jeffrey Brown looks back at the big decisions at the court this year with Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal, Constitutional lawyer Erin Murphy and former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2014
  • How ISIL's bid for a new caliphate taps historical yearning
    How does ISIL's declaration of a new Islamic state complicate the military and political problems already challenging the Iraqi government? Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to examine the history of the term “caliphate” and what threats ISIL poses across the region.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2014
    Refugees Fleeing ISIS Offensive Pour Into Kurdistan
  • Can China assuage Hong Kong's discontent over autonomy?
    Nearly two decades after China took control of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom, the rules governing the city-state’s autonomy remain undefined. The New Yorker ‘s Evan Osnos, author of "Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China," joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the frustrations fueling the protests.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2014
  • Facebook’s psychological study ends up testing users’ trust
    Many Facebook users were upset by news that the social media network manipulated incoming content for hundreds of thousands of people without telling them. The manipulation was conduction for a study -- published in a respected scientific journal -- measuring how attitudes were affected by either positive or negative posts. Judy Woodruff learns more from Reed Albergotti of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2014
  • Vietnam battles sex trafficking along China’s border
    China is like a giant magnet to neighboring Vietnam, luring workers with higher wages and transportation to other countries. But many women are taken to China involuntarily to be sold into marriage or to work in brothels. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the human trafficking across the long land border and the efforts to stop it.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2014
  • Breaking stereotypes of Native American artists
    "Cross Currents," an exhibit traveling around Colorado, features works by nine Native American artists who challenge our notion of what that means. Rocky Mountain PBS went inside to see what they could learn.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2014
    Photo by Janine Trudell/Rocky Mountain PBS