Thursday, July 10, 2014

  • Immigration judges push for more resources
    Changing a 2008 law that requires court hearings before deportations of children is part of a potential compromise that emerged on Capitol Hill today. Jeffrey Brown talks to Dana Leigh Marks of the National Association of Immigration Judges about the backlog of court cases, as well as a push for more transparency in the funding of immigration judiciary system.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2014
    Senate Holds Hearing On Obama Request For Funds For Child Immigrants
  • Graffiti artists in Brazil combat violence against women
    Brazilian street artists used the spotlight of the World Cup to highlight a problem close to home. Special correspondent Sophia Kruz of Detroit Public Television reports on a movement in Brazil to spread awareness of domestic violence through the art of graffiti.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2014
  • Exam tests students using real-life situations
    A new report finds that U.S. students’ financial literacy is only average compared to students worldwide. So what can be done to improve the performance of our schools? Education correspondent John Merrow reports on one test that may help American students compete more successfully in an increasingly global economy.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2014
  • Is Netflix the new TV?
    Netflix, an online streaming service, netted 31 Emmy nominations this year, while traditional over-the-air broadcast networks were shut out of the nominations for best drama almost entirely. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Meredith Blake of The Los Angeles Times about the growing shift toward consumer entertainment television online.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2014
  • How Hamas’ rocket stockpile may dry up
    The death toll continued to climb in Gaza as Israel ramped up its barrage of airstrikes. Judy Woodruff talks to Josef Federman of The Associated Press who is in Jerusalem about the potential of an Israeli ground invasion, the origins of Hamas’ stockpile of rockets and the disparity in risk-factors between the two sides.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2014
  • Is Germany overreacting to allegations of U.S. spying?
    Germany announced today that it is kicking America’s top spy out of the country after new reports of U.S. espionage. For debate on the expulsion request, Gwen Ifill talks to Mark Lowenthal, former Vice Chairman of the National Intelligence Council and Annette Heuser of the Bertelsmann Foundation about the timing of Germany’s revelation, and the potential harm to its partnership with the U.S.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2014
    Merkel Meets With Moldavian Prime Minister Leanca

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

  • Kid-centered crisis affects tone of immigration debate
    The immigration debate flared back to life on Capitol Hill a day after President Obama requested $3.7 billion to cope with the flood of children at the southern U.S. border. For a closer look at the politics and rhetoric driving the debate, Gwen Ifill turns to Carrie Budoff Brown of Politico and Todd Zwillich of The Takeaway.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2014
  • California school integrates play with learning
    At first glance, it might seem like the students who attend the private K-12 New Roads School in Santa Monica, California, are simply playing video and computer games all day. But these students are actually taking part in a new experiment in educational innovation. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports on one school’s approach to keep students engaged all day.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2014
  • Pope Francis picks new leader for troubled Vatican Bank
    Vatican officials announced that Pope Francis will replace top management of the Vatican Bank, plagued for years by scandals involving corruption, money laundering and mismanagement. Hari Sreenivasan talks to John Allen of The Boston Globe about the Pope’s new strategy for reforming the bank, as well as his recent meeting with victims of sexual abuse.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2014
    Pope Frances Celebrates Holy Mass for the "Evangelium Vitae" Day
  • Why has Russia toned down its rhetoric on Ukraine?
    Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss recent victories of the Ukrainian military over pro-Russian separatists, the obstacles to reclaiming military control of the city of Donetsk and the chances that President Obama will impose further sanctions on Russia without European partnership.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2014
  • Israel masses tanks at border but signs of diplomacy emerge
    Israeli forces continued Gaza airstrikes, while Hamas aimed more rockets at Tel Aviv. Israeli officials suggested a possible ground offensive. Judy Woodruff gets an update from Josef Federman of The Associated Press from Jerusalem about the casualties, the emotions for civilians on both sides and early signs of diplomatic efforts to halt the violence.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2014
  • Game-based school uses play to engage kids
    Students at the PlayMaker school in Santa Monica, California are engaged with games using varying degrees of technology.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2014
    Play school
  • Games kids play, and build themselves
    Students at the PlayMaker school in Santa Monica, California design, code and market their own video games as part of a class project. The school is designed around all types of game play, including high-tech, low-tech and no-tech.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2014
    playmaker school

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Why ‘Doctor Zhivago’ was dangerous
    When Boris Pasternak finished his novel “Dr. Zhivago” in 1956, Soviet authorities refused to publish the tale of an individual’s struggle amid the Russian Revolution. A new book, “The Zhivago Affair,” tells the story of how Pasternak’s novel came to be published and smuggled back into the Soviet Union — with help from the CIA. Jeffrey Brown talks to co-author Peter Finn.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2014
  • Polarizing candidates vie for presidency in Indonesia
    As the world’s largest muslim country, Indonesia stands out for its transition from past dictatorship to vibrant political openness. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports from Indonesia on the rival candidates who running for the presidency: a relative newcomer to politics who rose from the ranks of the working class and advocates social reforms and an experienced former military general.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2014
  • Chicago grapples with gun violence after deadly weekend
    In Chicago, about a dozen people were killed and up to 80 people were in injured in shootings during the city's most violent weekend of the year thus far. The city has made some progress in reducing the number of murders, but it’s still struggling to control gun violence. Gwen Ifill learns more from Paris Schutz of WTTW.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2014
  • Sizing up the firepower of Israel and the Palestinians
    More rocket attacks and airstrikes ratcheted up tensions between Israel and Palestinians. One militant rocket reached as far as Tel Aviv, while Israeli air force strikes killed at least 25 people inside Gaza. Judy Woodruff talks to Josef Federman of The Associated Press from Jerusalem about the capabilities and motives of both sides, as well as the sense of fear gripping the region.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2014
    Israeli airstrike on Gaza
  • Sen. Flake responds to Obama’s migrant kids crisis proposal
    Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., joins Gwen Ifill to share his take on President Obama’s $3.7 billion proposal to tackle the wave of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border. He criticizes the proposal for allocating too much money to the Department of Health and Human Services, and discusses changes to an anti-smuggling law and the prospect for immigration reform in a divided House.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2014
  • Pakistani sculptor chisels away at taboos for women
    Humaira Abid is a sculptor and painter who creates everyday objects out of wood to cope with her experiences. Based in the Seattle area, she spends several months out of each year in Lahore, Pakistan, where she grew up and still maintains her main studio. Video produced by Laila Kazmi, KCTS 9For more Art Beat:
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2014
    Photo by Laila Kazmi, KCTS 9

Monday, July 7, 2014

  • What’s driving migrant children to cross the U.S. border?
    More than 52,000 unaccompanied children have been detained trying to cross into the U.S. since October. Most hail from areas rife with poverty, violence and smugglers. Judy Woodruff gets debate from Marshall Fitz of the Center for American Progress and Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies about what is driving these children and how to respond to the crisis.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2014
    migrant children
  • Who’s really benefiting from the GI Bill?
    Veterans can receive the full cost of a college education under the GI Bill for the first time since World War II. However, funds from the bill are flowing mostly to for-profit schools, even though veterans’ prospect are often not appreciably better after attending them. Aaron Glantz of the Center for Investigative Reporting explores the growing scrutiny on the destination of this federal funding.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2014
  • What Afghan election disputes could mean for the U.S.
    Jeffrey Brown is joined by Andrew Wilder of the United States Institute of Peace and Nazif Shahrani of Indiana University to discuss findings of fraud in the Afghan presidential elections, how the results will influence relations with the U.S. and whether President Karzai holds any sway.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2014
  • Mideast tensions escalate in cycle of retribution
    Hamas fired dozens of rockets into Israel in revenge for the killing of six of its members in overnight airstrikes. Meanwhile, three Israeli suspects in last week’s killing of a Palestinian teenager confessed. Judy Woodruff gets an update from Josef Federman of The Associated Press, and former U.S. envoy to the Middle East Dennis Ross and Shibley Telhami of the University of Maryland offer analysis.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2014

Sunday, July 6, 2014

  • New progress on investigation into Palestinian teen's death
    Authorities have arrested six men they believe are responsible for the revenge murder of a Palestinian teenager. The 16-year-old was beaten and burned in an incident apparently sparked by the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers. Josef Federman of the Associated Press joins John Larson via Skype from Jerusalem.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2014
  • Al-Shabab extremists wage violent attack in Kenya
    Authorities in Kenya say at least 29 people were killed in a series of attacks by Al-Shabab extremists from neighboring Somalia. One Kenyan official said the extremists "went around shooting at people and villages indiscriminately." For more, Heidi Vogt of the Wall Street Journal joins John Larson via Skype from Nairobi.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2014
  • New opera tells story of Auschwitz prisoner
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2014
  • What do data brokers really know about us?
    What types of information are companies gathering about you? How can they use this information, or even trade it? And what rights to consumers have to learn how they're being tracked? Julia Angwin, senior reporter at ProPublica and the author of "Dragnet Nation" spoke with Hari Sreenivasan at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado to shine some light on these complex questions.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2014
    Big Data
  • 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