Monday, September 25, 2017

  • What does Trump gain politically by attacking NFL players?
    Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR sit down with Judy Woodruff to discuss what’s at stake in the fight to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the inter-party fight animating the Alabama Senate race and whether the feud President Trump has started NFL players helps him with his base.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2017
    Length: 431
  • After dramatic hearing, Graham-Cassidy bill seems dead
    The Graham-Cassidy health care proposal got a hearing in the U.S. Senate on Monday -- the first time this year a health replacement plan has been the subject of any hearing on Capitol Hill -- but passage of the latest GOP push to overhaul the Affordable Care Act is far from certain. Lisa Desjardins sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss what happened and why the bill may be dead in the water.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2017
    Length: 274
  • Facing opposition, Kurds make a new bid for independence
    Millions of Kurds went to the polls Monday to vote on whether to remain as part of Iraq or break away as an independent nation. The referendum has faced opposition from countries including the U.S., Iraq and Iran, but excitement for independence remains strong among the Kurds. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports on the history leading to the election and its significance.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2017
    Length: 399
  • NFL players team up in defiance and solidarity
    Football stadiums across the country became fields of protests as more than 200 NFL players sat, kneeled or locked arms during the National Anthem in response to President Trump’s remarks and tweets about professional athletes. Jeffrey Brown reports on the player's protests, then Judy Woodruff speaks with Jerry Brewer of The Washington Post about the debates these acts have sparked.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2017
    Length: 704
  • News Wrap: Mexico City slowly reopens schools after quake
    In our News Wrap Monday, the death toll in the wake of Mexico’s earthquake reached at least 324. As crews in Mexico City continue to search for survivors through rubble, officials cleared 103 of the city’s 9,000 schools as safe to reopen. Also, a federal appeals court in New Orleans gave Texas more latitude to enforce a ban on so-called “sanctuary cities” that protect undocumented migrants.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2017
    Length: 312
  • Puerto Rico needs unprecedented aid, says governor
    After almost a week since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, millions of residents are without water, fuel or power, and cut off from the world with no way to communicate with family abroad. John Yang speaks with Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and Patricia Mazzei of the Miami Herald about the extent of the damage and the island’s need for federal aid.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2017
    Length: 699
  • How Trump’s travel ban changed and what comes next
    The Supreme Court is dropping scheduled oral arguments over President Trump’s controversial travel ban, a day after the White House announced a revised travel ban that added Chad, North Korea and Venezuela to the list of restricted countries. Judy Woodruff is joined by Yeganeh Torbati of Reuters to discuss what that means for legal challenges to the ban.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2017
    Length: 211
  • North Korea suggests U.S. declared war after Trump tweet
    Following President Trump’s tweet that North Korean leaders “won’t be around much longer,” North Korea’s foreign minister said his country has "every right to make counter measures" and is ready to shoot down U.S. bombers. The announcement escalates the war of words between the U.S. and North Korea, but the White House brushed aside any talk of war. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2017
    Length: 78

Sunday, September 24, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Sept. 24, 2017
    On this edition for Sunday, Sept. 24, football players take a knee during the national anthem in solidarity of former colleague Colin Kaepernick, who was targeted by President Donald Trump for protesting police violence. Later, author Angie Thomas of New York Times bestselling book “The Hate U Give” tackles racial injustices black teeangers face. Megan Thompson anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2017
    Length: 1495
    September 24, 2017
  • Kaepernick has 'etched a place in history' with NFL protest
    President Trump’s comments that football players should be fired if they kneel during the national anthem has ignited condemnation from three major sports. Trump also took aim at the NBA's Stephen Curry and NFL's Colin Kaepernick, who was the first to kneel during the anthem last year as a protest against police violence. Washington Post sports columnist Kevin Blackistone joins Megan Thompson.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2017
    Length: 229
    Jacksonville Jaguars vs Baltimore Ravens - NFL International Series
  • In Mexico, earthquake survivors face extensive damage
    Mexico’s government said Sunday that 318 people died from last week's major earthquake, including 180 people in Mexico City, where dozens of buildings collapsed. Outside the city, residents of rural towns and villages are assessing massive damage to their homes and businesses. NewsHour Correspondent William Brangham spoke with residents of several communities about what comes next.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2017
    Length: 201
  • Book tackles police violence against black teenagers
    The young adult novel "The Hate U Give" tells the story of a teenager whose childhood friend is shot and killed by a police officer. In the book, now nominated for a National Book Award and Kirkus Prize, author Angie Thomas addresses difficult topics including race relations, police violence and racial stereotypes. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Alison Stewart spoke with Thomas.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2017
    Length: 550
    The Hate U Give

Saturday, September 23, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode September 23, 2017
    On this edition, for Saturday, Sept. 23, an American military show of force amid a war of words between the United States and North Korea as Puerto Rico grapples with loss of power and water after Hurricane Maria. Later, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking four more years. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2017
    Length: 1495
    Local residents react while they look at the water flowing over the road at the dam of the Guajataca lake after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guajataca
  • Restoring full power to Puerto Rico 'could take a year'
    As the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico remains without power after Hurricane Maria pummeled it earlier this week, authorities are worried that an 88-year-old dam that was swollen with more than a foot of rain might flood the homes of 70,000 people living below it. For more on the dire situation, Jessica Ríos Viner reporter with the newspaper El Nuevo Día, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2017
    Length: 172
    A woman reacts while she looks at the damages in the house of her mother after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama
  • Police have killed more than 1,000 with Tasers since 2000
    Almost all 18,000 police departments in the U.S. issue their officers Tasers, or stun guns, as a non-lethal alternative to subdue people they might see as a threat. But in a five-part series, Reuters documented more than 1,000 incidents since 2000 in which their Tasers have killed people. Peter Eisler, who co-reported the series, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2017
    Length: 248
  • Merkel beating backlash to refugee policy in reelection bid
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision in 2015 to admit more than a million migrants and refugees into the country has come to define this year’s election. While Merkel is the leading candidate for what would be her fourth term, critics say those policies might have opened a window for far-right politics to gain a foothold. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2017
    Length: 534
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a top candidate of the Christian Democratic Union Party (CDU) for the upcoming general elections campaigns in Torgau

Friday, September 22, 2017

  • Great books to fall for now that summer’s over
    From Toni Morrison to Bruce Handy’s take on children’s literature, we offer eight must-read books to add to your bookshelf this fall. Louise Penny, author of ”Glass Houses.” and Pamela Paul, “author of “My Life With Bob,” join Jeffrey Brown to share their recommendations for the season.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2017
    Length: 488
  • Kaine: Jamming a health care bill through Congress isn’t OK
    Sen. John McCain’s announcement on Friday that he will not support the Graham-Cassidy bill has put the fate of the GOP’s efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare into doubt. Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., about his impressions of Graham-Cassidy and a Democratic effort led by Sen. Bernie Sanders to expand Medicaid to everyone, plus his reaction to President Trump on North Korea.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2017
    Length: 415
  • Mexico continues search for quake survivors and answers
    Search-and-rescue missions continue across Mexico City in the wake of the massive earthquake that struck the country Tuesday afternoon. There is a rush to bring machinery in and clean the rubble, but some worry that an abrupt clean-up would erase the lessons of why certain buildings collapsed. Judy Woodruff talks to William Brangham about how the city is addressing damaged buildings.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2017
    Length: 390
  • Puerto Rico residents after Maria say, 'we've got nothing’
    Stories from storm victims in Puerto Rico are emerging after Hurricane Maria knocked out communications and power on the island. It could take years for some Caribbean islands to fully recover as the storm continues to move across the region with Category 3 strength. John Yang talks to Rodney Williams, governor-general of Antigua and Barbuda, about rebuilding efforts there.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2017
    Length: 327
  • News Wrap: Kim Jong Un threatens to ‘tame’ Trump
    In our news wrap Friday, Kim Jong Un responded to President Trump’s threats to North Korea by warning the president that he would face consequences “beyond his expectations” and further escalating the war of words between the two leaders. Also, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed to continue building Iran’s arsenal of weapons as the country unveiled a new missile capable of reaching Israel.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2017
    Length: 422
  • What’s next for health care after McCain rejects GOP plan?
    Sen. John McCain dealt a major blow to Republicans’ latest effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act by announcing he will not vote for the Graham-Cassidy reform proposal. Judy Woodruff sits down with Lisa Desjardins to discuss what this means for GOP leaders hoping to roll back President Obama’s signature health care law.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2017
    Length: 172
  • Shields and Brooks on GOP’s health care uncertainty
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the fate of the latest Senate Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, President Trump’s role in the special Senate election in Alabama and what that runoff says about the state of the GOP, plus the president’s debut address at the United Nations.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2017
    Length: 762
  • PBS NewsHour full episode September 22, 2017
    Friday on the NewsHour, Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico in the dark after the powerful storm devastates the Caribbean islands. Also: Searching for life in the rubble of Mexico's deadly earthquake, Sen. Tim Kaine on the future of health care reform, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news and a look at some must-reads for the fall.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2017
    Length: 3251
    September 22, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

  • How 3D animation can help us understand molecular science
    Art and science have in some ways always overlapped, with early scientists using illustrations to depict what they saw under the microscope. Janet Iwasa of the University of Utah is trying to re-establish this link to make thorny scientific data and models approachable to the common eye. Iwasa offers her brief but spectacular take on how 3D animation can make molecular science more accessible.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2017
    Length: 178
  • How ranchers say Trump’s wall would change the border
    Ranchers in Arizona have seen plenty of changes along the southern U.S. border over the years. But they say their biggest concern is not immigration, but a rise in drug and human trafficking. We hear their story in a new multimedia series produced by USA Today Network called “The Wall,” which explores how President Trump’s proposed wall might affect those along the border.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2017
    Length: 340
  • Why Melinda Gates thinks the U.S. must protect foreign aid
    As President Trump stressed his “America-first” approach in remarks to the United Nations this week, Bill and Melinda Gates hosted a conference to unveil the results of a three-year-long Gates Foundation study on the world’s major health issues. Judy Woodruff spoke with Melinda Gates about the importance of U.S. leadership in world health, and how tech is affecting teens today.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2017
    Length: 525
  • After Harvey and Irma, what’s the future of flood insurance?
    This hurricane season has caused widespread damage and left some parts of the U.S. and its territories in complete ruins. The National Flood Insurance Program was created in the 1960s to insure high-risk areas like these. But by bailing out homeowners, is the program encouraging people to live in flood-prone areas? Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the problems plaguing this program.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2017
    Length: 629
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