Wednesday, June 15, 2011

  • Crooked Still Makes Old Songs New
    Members of the band Crooked Still say call their style of music "Chambergrass", a fusion of chamber music and bluegrass. The five piece group plays a combination of traditional ballads and original tunes with their banjo, fiddle, cello, upright bass, and vocal instrumentation.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

  • Twitter Is Everywhere Now, but Can It Make Money?
    From the U.S. Navy SEAL raid that kill Osama bin Laden to Rep. Anthony Weiner's scandal, Twitter has been in the news recently for helping break news. While the social media giant's popularity has soared among politicians, movie stars and people around the world, can the microblogging service make money? Spencer Michels reports.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2011
  • New FDA Guidelines Help Consumers Spot Sunscreen Effectiveness
    The FDA announced Tuesday a series of changes in what consumers will see on sunscreen labels beginning next summer. Judy Woodruff discusses the new rules with The Skin Cancer Foundation's Dr. Ali Hendi.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2011
  • In GOP's N.H. Debate, a 'Tough Night' for Pawlenty as Bachmann Builds Buzz
    New Hampshire played host to its first 2012 Republican presidential debate Monday with the candidates spending most of the evening criticizing President Obama's performance in the White House. Gwen Ifill and Political Editor David Chalian review the debate's highlights and lowlights.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2011
  • Syrian Refugee Exodus Continues as Tanks, Troops Push Into More Towns
    Syrian refugees continued to stream across the border into Turkey Tuesday, fleeing the military's drive to crush anti-government demonstrations in northern towns and villages. Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2011
  • 'Spiderman' Musical Opens and Broadway Holds Its Breath
    One of the biggest financial bets in the history of theater is scheduled to open on Broadway this week. Jeffrey Brown discusses "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" with The New York Times' Patrick Healy.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2011
  • Obama's Visit to Puerto Rico Highlights Island's Place in U.S. Politics
    President Obama made a brief visit Tuesday to Puerto Rico's capital -- the first official trip to the commonwealth by a sitting president since 1961. Ray Suarez discusses the president's visit, statehood and the island's economy with Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2011
  • Biz Stone: Twitter Breaks News, 'But That's Not the Full Story'
    In an interview with the NewsHour's Spencer Michels, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone discusses the messaging service's global impact on breaking news, how it's helping shape humanity by connecting diverse people in new and interesting ways, and why many Twitter employees feel they are doing "the most meaningful work of their lives."
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2011
  • Biz Stone: We're 'Only 1% Into Journey That Will Become Twitter'
    In an interview with the NewsHour's Spencer Michels, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone discusses the "young" company's business model, how the company is particular about partnerships and application development. Stone spoke about the company's direction in the short- and long-term, saying that "in many ways, we still are finding our way."
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2011
  • NewsHour Connect: Fronteras Examines the Drug War at Home
    Hari Sreenivasan talks to Alisa Barba and Michel Marizco of "Fronteras: The Changing Americas Desk", a news service that focuses on issues playing out along the U.S.-Mexico Border. They discuss the Fronteras' recent series which takes a multifaceted look at how Americans are affected by and contribute to the ongoing drug conflict.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

  • Stevens: 'I Was Never a Fan of Labels for Justices'
    It's been nearly a year since Justice John Paul Stevens left the bench after the third-longest tenure on the Supreme Court. Stevens sat down with Gwen Ifill to discuss his career, his leadership of the Court's liberal wing, why he doesn't like such labels and how his tennis game is now that he's retired.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2011
  • 40 Years After Leak, Weighing the Impact of the Pentagon Papers
    In 1971, parts of a secret Pentagon report began to surface in The New York Times calling the Vietnam War's validity into question. Forty years later, the Pentagon Papers were declassified and released in full Monday. Jeffrey Brown discusses the leak's significance with historian Michael Beschloss and journalist Sanford Ungar.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2011
  • NPR's Inskeep: Many Pakistanis Feel 'Deeply Insecure' Over Future
    After Osama bin Laden's death, NPR's Steve Inskeep returned to Pakistan, a country he's been covering for nearly a decade. He found that many there are losing confidence in the future and wondering if the country can be truly independent when it gets billions in U.S. aid. Margaret Warner speaks with the Morning Edition co-host.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2011
  • Al-Qaida Suffers Another 'Major Blow' With Death of Key Leader in Somalia
    Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, wanted in connection with the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, was killed last week in a firefight in Somalia. Ray Suarez discusses the future of al-Qaida and the significance of the death of one of its top operatives with Juan Carlos Zarate, a former deputy national security adviser.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2011
  • Obama Pledges to Grow Economy as New Faces Join GOP Debate in N.H.
    President Obama pledged Monday at an energy-efficient lighting plant in North Carolina to make good on a promise to grow the economy. Meanwhile, Republican presidential hopefuls were preparing for a second debate. Judy Woodruff gets an update on the 2012 campaign from Political Editor David Chalian, reporting from New Hampshire.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2011
  • Political Checklist: Republicans Face Off in First Debate
    Judy Woodruff and Hari Sreenivasan take a survey of the Republican presidential field ahead of Monday's debate. While the field has grown in the last few months, there are still some possible contenders who could jump in the race. Judy says the debate is a chance to see the how the early contenders compare on camera.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2011
  • Self-Controlled Kids Prosper as Adults: "Fatalistically Depressing"?
    The full interview of Sesame Street's true blue monster, Grover, by Paul Solman.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

  • After Blunt Warning From Gates, What's Next for NATO?
    Outgoing defense chief Robert Gates warned this week that NATO faces irrelevancy. Margaret Warner examines the alliance's future with two analysts.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2011
  • The Doubleheader: Bad Economic News, Anthony Weiner and the NBA Finals
    In this edition of the Doubleheader, Political Editor Davaid Chalian fills in for Hari and talks Mark and David and President Obama's poor poll numbers on the economy, the ongoing scandal involving Rep. Anthony Weiner, and what they think about LeBron James' poor performance in the NBA Finals.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2011
  • News Wrap: Ariz. Firefighters Ramp Up Battle Against Wallow Fire
    In other news Friday, firefighters in eastern Arizona hurried to make the most of improved conditions in their battle against the Wallow wildfire. Also, health officials announced that bean sprouts from a German organic farm were the source of the E. coli outbreak that has killed at least 31 people and sickened nearly 3,100.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2011
  • National Security Leak Case Ends With a Plea Deal
    A federal espionage case against a former national security agency official ended with a plea bargain. Ray Suarez examines how the case fell apart with Politico's Josh Gerstein.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2011
  • Iranian Women Prisoners Detail Torture: 'Death Was Like a Desire'
    A rare look at dissent in Iran, including the abuse of female prisons, is told in a co-production with NewsHour and the Center for Investigative Reporting.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2011
  • Shields, Brooks on Gates Legacy, Gingrich's Woes, Weiner Fallout
    Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss top political news, including the legacy of outgoing defense chief Robert Gates, the mass resignation of Newt Gingrich's campaign staff and the fallout of the Anthony Weiner Twitter scandal.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: 'Doctor Frankenstein on Love' by Jeanne Wagner
    Jeanne Wagner is the author of "In the Body of Our Lives" (2011, Sixteen Rivers Press). She has four previous collections of poetry, including "The Zen Piano-Mover," winner of the 2004 Stevens Manuscript Award.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2011
  • "Samira's" Rap
    Women in Iran, like "Samira" in this video who wished to hide her identity, use rap as a form of expression.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2011
    June 10, 2011
  • The Real Life Drama of Being a Playwright
    Jeffrey Brown sits down with Gary Garrison of the Dramatists Guild of America and David Dower of Arena Stage to talk about the challenges of being a working playwright.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

  • Unusual Dispute Within OPEC Pushes Oil Prices Even Higher
    What does the dissent within the ranks of the oil-producing nations in OPEC mean for oil prices in the U.S.? Margaret Warner discusses the turmoil at OPEC summit this week with Ed Crooks of The Financial Times.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2011
  • 'Up in Smoke' Film Examines Perils of Slash and Burn Agriculture
    In "Up in Smoke," filmmaker Adam Wakeling follows ecologist Michael Hands as he introduces Honduran farmers to the inga tree, his solution to problems caused by slash and burn agricultural practices. The documentary is part of a series of independently produced films aired in a partnership between The Economist and the NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2011