Friday, August 18, 2017

  • Math is amazing and we have to start treating it that way
    Numbers and algorithms aren’t just useful to mathematician Eugenia Cheng -- they’re exhilarating. That’s why she’s on a mission to help transform math’s notoriously boring reputation in education into one of thrilling wonder and creativity. Cheng gives her humble opinion on how to make math really matter to students.
    Original Air Date: August 18, 2017
    Length: 205
  • Here’s how to watch movies like a film critic
    A movie teaches us how to watch it in the first few minutes, says Ann Hornaday, film critic for The Washington Post. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Hornaday, author of “Talking Pictures,” to discuss how she hears what movies and their directors are saying, and how to get the most out of the movie-going experience.
    Original Air Date: August 18, 2017
    Length: 494
  • What we learned from Ebola about preventing pandemic
    Is the world ready for the next pandemic? Dr. Raj Panjabi of Last Mile Health joined Judy Woodruff at the Spotlight Health Conference in Aspen, Colorado, to discuss the challenges and importance of preventing, identifying and preparing for the next crisis like Ebola.
    Original Air Date: August 18, 2017
    Length: 362
  • How this educator is keeping refugee children in school
    A million South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Uganda over the past year, the U.N. announced Thursday, with many taking up residence at the Bidi Bidi camp, the largest of its kind in the world. When it comes to the educational needs of these children, one man, who knows what it’s like to be a refugee, is trying his best to give back. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
    Original Air Date: August 18, 2017
    Length: 379
  • Boston hopes to prevent another Charlottesville
    Boston police and city officials are preparing for a self-titled "free speech" demonstration on Saturday, which comes in the wake of last weekend's white nationalist and white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. John Yang learns more from Philip Martin of WGBH.
    Original Air Date: August 18, 2017
    Length: 217
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 18, 2017
    Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump removes his controversial chief strategist, Steve Bannon. Also: Unraveling a terror plot in Spain, protests and counter-protests in Boston, Dionne and Ponnuru analyze the news, a refugee giving back in his adopted country, what the Ebola pandemic taught us, a film critic explains how to watch movies and why math is fun.
    Original Air Date: August 18, 2017
    Length: 3249
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    August 18, 2017
  • News Wrap: 2 stabbed to death in Finland attack
    In our news wrap Friday, a man stabbed two to death and wounded six others in a Finnish city about 95 miles outside of Helsinki. The attacker was shot in the leg and captured. Also, a state trooper who died in the wake of the Charlottesville violence was mourned at a funeral in Richmond.
    Original Air Date: August 18, 2017
    Length: 210
  • After attack, Barcelona comes to terms with new reality
    Fourteen are dead, including one American, after Thursday's attack on Barcelona and another in a Spanish coastal town, where a car drove into a crowd and five men jumped out with knives; all were shot dead by police. Special correspondent Jack Parrock reports from Barcelona.
    Original Air Date: August 18, 2017
    Length: 201
  • With Bannon out, how will the White House change?
    Chief strategist Steve Bannon ended his tenure at the White House Friday, yet another departure in a string of top staff firings. Bannon has been credited with helping President Trump win the 2016 election and has played a controversial role in the administration. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the ouster with Washington Week's Robert Costa.
    Original Air Date: August 18, 2017
    Length: 287
  • Dionne and Ponnuru on Bannon’s White House exit
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. and Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week’s news, including Stephen Bannon getting pushed out of the White House, how criticism over his response to Charlottesville has affected the Trump presidency and what national turmoil over racism means for party politics.
    Original Air Date: August 18, 2017
    Length: 694

Thursday, August 17, 2017

  • What Calvin Trillin learned from his college writing course
    As a longtime writer for The New Yorker, Calvin Trillin was less interested in directly explaining why what he was writing was important than in just telling a good story. Trillin offers his Brief but Spectacular take on some of the best lessons he learned on writing and why he always shared his rough drafts with his wife, Alice.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2017
    Length: 219
  • WWII veteran returns a fallen soldier’s family keepsake
    In our NewsHour moment of the day, a 93-year-old World War II veteran traveled more than 5,000 miles from his Montana home this month to return a treasured keepsake to a grateful Japanese family
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2017
    Length: 147
  • Why are more American women dying after childbirth?
    Doctors and nurses have worked hard to reduce the U.S. infant mortality rate, and yet there’s been a rise in maternal mortality in recent decades, a trend that is less understood. Judy Woodruff sits down with Renee Montagne of NPR and Nina Martin of ProPublica to discuss their collaboration on this topic.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2017
    Length: 519
  • How cities prepare for tensions over Confederate statues
    Statues of Confederate leaders have been removed in the night, torn down by protesters and seen as a flash point for communities, especially in the South. What challenges do cities face when trying to deal with controversial memorials, as well as the backlash? Hari Sreenivasan talks with Lt. Ryan Lee of the Portland Police Bureau and Mayor Jim Gray of Lexington, Kentucky.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2017
    Length: 669
  • PBS NewsHour full episode August 17, 2017
    Thursday on the NewsHour, a van plows through a busy tourist area of Barcelona, killing more than a dozen. Also: City officials grapple with what to do about Confederate monuments, Steve Bannon speaks out, what online shopping means for the millions of workers, what’s behind maternal mortality rates in the U.S., Calvin Trillin's take on writing and more.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2017
    Length: 3302
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    August 17, 2017
  • Barcelona tourist area targeted in deadly vehicle attack
    An attack in Barcelona killed 13 and wounded scores more when a speeding van vaulted into a crowd on the city’s iconic La Rambla boulevard, a bustling area that attracts pedestrians and tourists. Police have made two arrests and are treating the incident as a terrorist attack. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Lorenzo Vidino of George Washington University.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2017
    Length: 311
  • News Wrap: North Korea military response still an option
    In our news wrap Thursday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insisted that a potential response to North Korea is still on the table, despite President Trump’s Chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s comments to The American Prospect that there is no military solution to the problem. Also, in Hong Kong, a court sentenced three activists up to eight months for leading pro-democracy protests in 2014.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2017
    Length: 149
  • Bannon gives ‘astonishing’ interview to liberal magazine
    Stephen Bannon has an outsized influence yet is rarely heard from in the press. This week, journalist Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect got an unexpected phone call from the embattled White House chief strategist, during which he contradicted the president’s North Korea strategy and more. John Yang talks with Kuttner and Joshua Green, author of "Devil's Bargain," about Bannon’s interview.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2017
    Length: 462
  • Can online shopping absorb traditional retail workers?
    The growth of e-commerce continues to wreak havoc on traditional retail and its workforce, with 5,300 store closings announced in the first half of 2017 and 64,000 job cuts expected. What will become of the 16 million Americans who work in the retail industry as current trends toward online shopping continue? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2017
    Length: 592

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

  • Does Trump’s Charlottesville response drive division?
    Editor Chris Buskirk of American Greatness and Karine Jean-Pierre of Moveon.org join John Yang to discuss the national reaction to the violence in Charlottesville during a white nationalist rally, President Trump’s controversial responses to the incident and signs of political fallout.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2017
    Length: 511
  • Syrians try to salvage life from the wreckage of Raqqa
    At the outskirts of Raqqa, amid death and destruction, there are signs of life -- and hope. Tens of thousands of Syrian families are living in rubble, forced to flee the grueling fight against the Islamic State in the militant group's de facto capital. Special correspondent Gayle Tzemach Lemmon and producer Jon Gerberg report on how Syrians are surviving and preparing for a future after ISIS.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2017
    Length: 626
  • Why this total eclipse is a bright opportunity for science
    A dazzling spectacle will grace the United States from coast to coast on Monday, when the moon passes between the sun and earth, climaxing with momentary darkness. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the science and what to expect as millions plan to witness a out-of-this-world eclipse.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2017
    Length: 340
  • Trump faces CEO backlash for Charlottesville comments
    President Trump's ricocheting response to the violent Charlottesville confrontation spread a political firestorm as more CEOs quit the president's advisory councils and lawmakers spoke out. Meanwhile, hundreds of people gathered to remember Heather Heyer, who was killed as she protested Saturday's white nationalist rally. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2017
    Length: 204
  • How a secessionist and a black nationalist started talking
    In light of tensions and violence in Charlottesville, a secessionist and a black nationalist from Charleston, South Carolina, came together to make sure that what happened is not repeated in their hometown. Jonathan Thrower of the Charleston Black Nationalist Movement and James Bessenger of the South Carolina Secessionist Party join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss what led them to open a dialogue.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2017
    Length: 545
  • News Wrap: Trump praises Kim Jong Un for not firing at Guam
    In our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump welcomed a gesture by North Korea to ease tensions. Mr. Trump tweeted that Kim Jong Un’s decision not to fire toward Guam was “very wise and well-reasoned.” Also, the people of Sierra Leone continued searching for survivors from Monday’s deadly mudslide. More than 300 are confirmed dead while 600 are still missing.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2017
    Length: 306
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  • What Trump said about Charlottesville vs. what we saw
    President Trump made a series of statements at Trump Tower about the participants in the deadly weekend protests in Charlottesville. The NewsHour's P.J. Tobia, who was at the protests, offers a fact check on the president's account.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2017
    Length: 260
  • Poll: Trump Charlottesville words not in line with majority
    As politicians and influential business leaders weigh in on President Trump’s comments on Charlottesville, how is the American public responding? Political correspondent Lisa Desjardins joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss a new PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll about the clashes and the president’s comments, how lawmakers of his own party are speaking out, plus Confederate statues at the Capitol.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2017
    Length: 249
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 16, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump ends two business councils following Charlottesville backlash from a slew of executives. We get a reality check about what happened on the ground. Also: A secessionist and a black nationalist come together, results from our latest poll, fighting ISIS for Raqqa and an out-of-this-world solar eclipse.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2017
    Length: 3251
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    August 16, 2017
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