Saturday, January 7, 2017

  • Kentucky’s Medicaid expansion under ACA could soon change
    The Affordable Care Act has brought insurance coverage to millions of low-income Americans. But with President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress vowing to repeal the law, its future is uncertain. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Chris Bury traveled to Kentucky, a state with one of the biggest drops in uninsured residents since the law went into effect.
    Original Air Date: January 7, 2017
    Surgical Tech Melissa Ellis prepares an OR room in the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi October 4, 2013. Mississippi is one of at least 20 states that has decided not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, better known as "Obamacare". REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman  (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTR3FLTD

Friday, January 6, 2017

  • Shields and Brooks on Russian hacking, Trump's response
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the U.S. intelligence report on Russian intervention in the presidential election and its implications for American democracy and foreign policy. They also review highlights from the NewsHour’s interviews with Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2017
  • News Wrap: Congress certifies election of Donald Trump
    In our news wrap Friday, the election of Donald Trump was certified when Congress tallied the Electoral College votes. Vice President Biden presided as a number of House Democrats objected, but none had the support of a senator, which the rules require. Also, Mr. Trump disputed reports that U.S. taxpayers will pay for a wall on the Mexican border, insisting Mexico would reimburse the cost.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2017
    Congressional pages carry in cases the Electoral College votes during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RTX2XT5G
  • Kerry: Syria ‘worst human catastrophe since World War II’
    In our most recent interview with a top Obama administration official, Judy Woodruff sits down with Secretary of State John Kerry as the presidential transition nears. They discuss Secretary Kerry's assessment of the U.S.-Russia relationship, now that intelligence has confirmed hacking; the administration’s legacy in Syria and Israel; challenges for his successor, Rex Tillerson and more.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2017
    Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Judy Woodruff at the State Department in Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 6, 2017. Photo by Abbey Oldham.
  • Can the seafood industry get Americans to eat local fish?
    Off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, there’s not much cod left, but there’s plenty of dogfish. It’s a creature most Americans have never heard of, much less consumed. Instead, Americans are eating exported tuna, salmon and shrimp, in a pattern that could wipe out the U.S. fishing industry. NPR News’ Allison Aubrey reports on a company that's promoting seafood caught at home.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2017
    Jon Planes holds a large soupfin shark aboard the Ocean Sunset in the Pacific Ocean off of Ucluelet, British Columbia June 24, 2012. The Ocean Sunset is a commercial fishing boat that hunts sharks as well as other fish for their meat and fins. After the fishermen catch them, dogfish sharks are sent to a processing plant, the fins are removed and the body is skinned. The bellies are exported to Germany to be smoked for pub food, and the fins are sent to Asia, where they are used in shark fin soup - a delicacy in Chinese culture. Animal rights advocates criticise the shark fin harvest but others say that eating shark fins is an old cultural tradition. Picture taken June 24, 2012 REUTERS/Ben Nelms (CANADA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS FOOD SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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  • The failure cycle causing a shortage of black male teachers
    Why are there so few black male teachers? Chris Emdin of Columbia University suggests that a cycle of failure haunts students and their teachers. Students act out, so teachers tighten the rules; more restrictions combined with dull and irrelevant curricula cause students to fail, and teachers quit -- thinking it’s their fault. Emdin raps his Humble Opinion on why the system needs to be changed.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2017
  • What we know about the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting
    At the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport in Florida, a gunman killed at least five people and wounded eight others Friday before police captured him. William Brangham speaks with Feature Story News’ Steve Mort, who was at the airport soon after the attack, about what he saw in the immediate aftermath and what we know about the suspect, widely reported to be named Esteban Santiago.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2017
    Travelers are evacuated out of the terminal and onto the tarmac after airport shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, U.S., January 6, 2017.   REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2XT8G
  • Rep. Schiff on the intelligence report about Russian hacking
    Intelligence agencies have released their detailed findings that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election. The report says Vladimir Putin himself orchestrated a campaign of intervention, specifically intending to boost Trump's election chances "when possible.” Judy Woodruff talks to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2017
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin makes his annual New Year address to the nation in Moscow, Russia, December 31, 2016. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. - RTX2X3AO

Thursday, January 5, 2017

  • How gene editing puts us in the driver's seat of evolution
    Imagine you could edit a mouse’s genes to be resistant to Lyme Disease. The mouse would breed and evolution would take its course, leading to the extinction of the disease. That’s the vision for scientists developing CRISPR, technology that allows scientists to rewrite the code of life. William Brangham talks to Michael Specter who wrote about CRISPR for The New Yorker.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2017
  • News Wrap: Clapper addresses Trump criticism over Russia
    In our news wrap Thursday, the nation’s top intelligence official James Clapper told senators in a hearing he has “very high confidence” that Russia hacked Democratic Party computers in a bid to interfere with the U.S. election. Also, it was widely reported that former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats is the president-elect’s choice to be the next director of National Intelligence.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2017
    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on foreign cyber threats, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 5, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX2XNWT
  • ‘Hidden Figures’ brings NASA’s black pioneers to light
    “Hidden Figures” is a story about reaching for the stars while fighting racial and gender barriers. The new movie follows the careers of three black women who worked at NASA’s Langley headquarters in Virginia during the 1950s and ‘60s to help launch the first American into space. Long overlooked, their story is finally being told. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2017
    Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), flanked by fellow mathematicians Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), meet the man they helped send into orbit, John Glenn (Glen Powell) in HIDDEN FIGURES. Photo by Hopper Stone
  • Money doesn’t inspire hard work. Here’s what does.
    Bemoaning America’s productivity slowdown, behavioral economist Dan Ariely set out to find what really motivates us. Behavior is driven by emotion, he concluded, not rewards like money; the ability to help other people, feel that we’re useful, feel that we’re getting better or living up to our potential are much stronger motivators than cash. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2017
    Workers on the assembly line replace the back covers of 32-inch television sets at Element Electronics in Winnsboro, South Carolina, U.S. on May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Chris Keane/File Photo - RTX2QCX9
  • Biden: Trump belittling U.S. intelligence is 'dangerous’
    As the Obama years come to a close, Vice President Joe Biden sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss his thoughts on his tenure, the election and the future of the country. They discuss the fate of the Affordable Care Act, evidence of Russian election hacking, President-elect Trump’s critique of the intelligence community, the Obama administration’s legacy in Syria and more.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

  • Innovating the next generation of nuclear power
    The next generation of nuclear power is coming, as concerns about climate change bring the industry out of hibernation. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how new startups and young scientists are hoping to develop solutions for safely generating vast amounts of nuclear energy.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2017
  • News Wrap: Dylann Roof insists he’s not mentally ill
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the white supremacist who killed nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, insisted in court he’s not mentally ill. Dylann Roof is acting as his own lawyer in the death penalty phase of his federal hate crimes trial. Also, in Turkey, authorities say they’ve identified the gunman in a New Year’s Eve nightclub attack that killed 39 people.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2017
    Christmas decorations and a small tree frame the Mother Emanuel AME Church after the federal trial of Dylann Roof who was found guilty of 33 counts including hate crimes in Charleston, South Carolina December 15, 2016. REUTERS/Randall Hill - RTX2V9DY
  • Obama, Pence huddle with their parties on health care fate
    At the Capitol, President Obama met privately with Democrats, urging them to defend his signature health care law. At the same time, a few floors up, Vice President-elect Pence rallied Republicans to dismantle Obamacare. Lisa Desjardins reports on what we know so far about the Republican plan for repeal.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2017
    U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Combatant Commanders and Joint Chiefs of Staff at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. January 4, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2XJ2J
  • Why doesn’t Trump trust the intelligence community?
    President-elect Donald Trump has routinely taken a skeptical stance toward the U.S. intelligence community. As the release nears of a report on alleged Russian hacking in the U.S. election, Judy Woodruff gets views from James Woolsey, senior advisor to the Trump Transition and a former CIA director, and Jeffrey Smith, former general counsel to the CIA.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2017
    President-elect Donald Trump looks towards the media as he arrives at a costume party in New York on Dec. 3. Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters
  • Why Iraqi boys and men are disappearing amid ISIS concerns
    As the battle for Mosul continues, Iraqi civilians are fleeing to camps where security concerns are ripping families apart. Iraqi security forces and Kurdish authorities have a mandate to keep members of ISIS from escaping, so men and boys are routinely taken for investigation, leaving their families to worry about when, and if, they’ll return. Special correspondent Marcia Biggs reports.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2017
    A displaced man, who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, carries a child in the Mithaq district of eastern Mosul, Iraq, January 4, 2017. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani - RTX2XJIY
  • Why the NAACP and others are protesting Jeff Sessions
    The NAACP mounted protests across Alabama on Tuesday against the president-elect’s nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general, including at the senator’s office, where NAACP president Cornell Brooks and others staged a sit-in. Alison Stewart speaks with Sari Horwitz of The Washington Post and John Sharp of AL.COM about Session’s record and why civil rights groups are concerned.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2017
    Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) waits for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to exit his plane after arriving for stop on his USA Thank You Tour event in Mobile, Alabama, U.S., December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTX2VHFQ
  • John Brennan on what his CIA successor needs to worry about
    CIA Director John Brennan joins Judy Woodruff for the second installment of our interview to discuss concerns raised by European intelligence officials regarding possible Russian intrusion in upcoming elections, whether the U.S. is on the verge of a new Cold War with Russia and the nuclear weapon capabilities of North Korea.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2017
    CIA Director John Brennan testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on "diverse mission requirements in support of our National Security", in Washington, U.S., June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas - RTX2GKRD
  • What will be Obama’s lasting education legacy?
    President Obama and his former education secretary Arne Duncan exercised more power and influence over education policy than many predecessors. The administration placed a focus on testing, trying it to federal funding. In higher education, he emphasized the importance of college and reducing student debt. Alison Stewart talks to Education Week’s Alyson Klein and Inside Higher Ed’s Scott Jaschik.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2017
    U.S. President Barack Obama high-fives children in a pre-kindergarten classroom at College Heights early childhood learning center in Decatur February 14, 2013. Obama flew to Georgia to push his plan to ensure high-quality preschool, unveiled during his State of the Union address this week.  REUTERS/Jason Reed   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS EDUCATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3DSIB

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

  • Greece under pressure to extradite Turkish soldiers
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is asking NATO allies to extradite hundreds of Turkish officers and soldiers who sought asylum following July’s attempted coup. And of all the allies resisting Erdogan’s appeals, Greece is under the most pressure. The two countries have a history of hostility and there are concerns that this could ramp it up. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2017
    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives at the Hangzhou Exhibition Center to participate to G20 Summit, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, September 4, 2016. REUTERS/Etienne Oliveau/Pool - RTX2O241
  • Trump offers mix of incentive and shame for business leaders
    Ford announced Tuesday it’s scrapping plans to build a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico and will instead invest in an existing Michigan plant, and hire 700 workers in the U.S. Though it’s a drop in the bucket in terms of the American economy, it’s symbolically significant. William Brangham speaks with Josh Boak of the Associate Press about whether President-elect Donald Trump can take any credit.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2017
    Ford Motor Co. assembly workers listen during a news conference as Ford president and CEO Mark Fields makes a major announcement at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, U.S. January 3, 2017. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook - RTX2XE76
  • Brennan: Russian meddling doubters should wait to see report
    John Brennan, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss the CIA’s upcoming report looking into Russia’s alleged election hacking, claims by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the CIA’s role in preventing cyberattacks and regrets about the Syrian civil war.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2017
    Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan participates in a session at the third annual Intelligence and National Security Summit in Washington, U.S., September 8, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTX2OPCO
  • First day of new Congress reveals GOP divisions over ethics
    It’s opening day of the 115th Congress, and there’s already tension. Under pressure, House Republicans deserted plans some had made on Monday to rapidly gut an independent congressional ethics board. Lisa Desjardins reports from Capitol Hill and joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what that division means for the term to come.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2017
    Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are sworn in on the House floor on the first day of the new session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. January 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2XEY6
  • News Wrap: Veteran of Reagan admin. tapped for trade rep.
    In our news wrap Tuesday, Ford announced it’s scrapping plans to build a factory in Mexico and will instead create 700 jobs at Michigan plant. The announcement came after President-elect Donald Trump chastised General Motors on Twitter. Also, Mr. Trump tapped Reagan administration veteran Robert Lighthizer as his nominee for the U.S. Trade Representative.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2017
    President-elect Donald Trump delivered brief remarks to reporters at the Mar-a-lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida in December. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Monday, January 2, 2017

  • How sports gave way to singing for this rising star
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, J’Nai Bridges dreamed of playing professional basketball, but when she chose choir as her senior year elective, her teachers immediately recognized her gift. Now she’s a rising opera star.
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2017
  • An archive preserving the fragile history of the digital age
    What’s online doesn’t necessarily last forever. Content on the Internet is revised and deleted all the time. Hyperlinks “rot,” and with them goes history, lost in space. With that in mind, Brewster Kahle set out to develop the Internet Archive, a digital library with the mission of preserving all the information on the World Wide Web, for all who wish to explore. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2017
    Dark office with many computers, one lit up