Wednesday, July 5, 2017

  • Could new economic pressure change North Korea’s ambitions?
    When it comes to facing the threat of North Korea, there are no easy answers and few good options. Could new economic sanctions change the trajectory of the country’s ? Judy Woodruff gets views from John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and David S. Cohen, a former CIA and Treasury Department official.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2017
    Length: 533
  • News Wrap: Hamburg prepares for big protests during G20
    In the our news wrap Wednesday, hundreds of demonstrators dressed as zombies in a peaceful protest in Hamburg, Germany. The city is bracing for mass demonstrations of up to 100,000 people in the lead-up to this weekend’s G20 Summit. Also, an American soldier has been killed in a mortar attack in Afghanistan.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2017
    Length: 313
  • U.S. calls for global diplomatic effort to sway North Korea
    North Korea's Tuesday missile launch crossed the intercontinental threshold the U.S. had been hoping to prevent. At the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday, the U.S. tried to rally the world to punish and isolate the regime. Meanwhile, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un insisted he will never negotiate away his missile and nuclear programs. Nick Schifrin reports on the American response so far.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2017
    Length: 204
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley addresses the U.N. Security Council as it meets to discuss the recent ballistic missile launch by North Korea at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX3A70D

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

  • How this remote national park made a mammoth discovery
    California's Channel Islands National Park is the site of a recent mammoth discovery: a pygmy mammoth skull, to be precise. This report was produced as part of our Student Reporting Labs by students from Etiwanda High School in Southern California.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2017
    Length: 246
  • Can cricket go mainstream in the U.S.?
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, the second most popular sport in the world is starting to catch on in the United States -- with a little help from some devotees who grew up playing it in other countries.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2017
    Length: 165
  • How bees and wasps became the new craft brewers
    If you enjoy a beer on a summer day, you can thank yeast, the microbes that ferment sugar into alcohol and give beer its character. After innumerable generations of using just two types of yeast, a lab in North Carolina has discovered a new yeast that produces a variety of flavors, and it comes from the weirdest source: bees. Science producer Nsikan Akpan reveals what the buzz is all about.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2017
    Length: 352
    Paper carrier Madden started her search in North Carolina fields, where she caught a single paper wasp — a bug known to harbor large communities of yeast. Photo by Lauren Nichols
  • North Korea marks July 4 with dramatic missile test
    North Korea celebrated July 4th with appears to be its most advanced test in its long pursuit of a nuclear weapon. It's estimated that their latest missile could have traveled past Anchorage, Alaska, on a flatter trajectory, though that doesn't mean it could deliver a nuclear weapon. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2017
    Length: 182
  • News Wrap: Iraqi prime minister heralds victory in Mosul
    In the our news wrap Tuesday, Iraqi soldiers in Western Mosul advanced deeper into the last pocket still being held by Islamic State forces. Meanwhile, a Kurdish-led militia breached the heart of ISIS's self-proclaimed capital in Syria. Also, Canada will reportedly issue an apology and pay $8 million to a Canadian citizen for the alleged treatment he received at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2017
    Length: 173
  • What can the U.S. do about the North Korea threat?
    North Korea claims it successfully fired off a new long-range missile, which someday could put the United States within range of its weapons. What options remain for the Trump administration? William Brangham speaks with Mark Bowden of The Atlantic and Christopher Hill, former chief U.S. negotiator with North Korea.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2017
    Length: 510
  • Trump’s rollback of Obama-era rules hits setback in court
    The Environmental Protection Agency cannot delay implementation of a rule limiting methane emissions from new oil and gas drilling wells, according to an appeals court ruling on Monday. William Brangham speaks with Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post about the obstacle for the Trump administration’s efforts to reverse environmental regulations and the wider implications.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2017
    Length: 292
  • Tough times and tumbling prices test Midwestern farmers
    Farmers in the Midwest are facing yet another lean financial forecast. A few years ago, high prices for crops like corn and soybeans translated to more income, but now those prices have tumbled, leaving farmers in a ditch. Special correspondent Jack Williams from NET in Nebraska reports on how producers are adjusting to the new reality.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2017
    Length: 303
  • Why the native people of the Kalahari are struggling to stay
    Botswana's enormous Central Kalahari Game Reserve is one of the last places on the planet where Bushmen still hunt and gather to survive. But the San people’s culture and way of life has been under threat since precious diamonds were found in the area in the 1980s. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports on their long struggle to remain on their ancestral lands.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2017
    Length: 459

Monday, July 3, 2017

  • This simple correction for clubfoot is a life changer
    Clubfoot, a treatable birth defect that can bring pain and isolation, is often not treated in the developing world. But a treatment developed a half century ago by a doctor in Iowa is less invasive, less expensive and less painful than the corrective surgery that was once required. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how a charity is trying to bring the cure to children in India.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2017
    Length: 386
  • These undocumented parents 'live with fear every day'
    Every morning, parents and undocumented Mexican immigrants Lola and Jose live in fear that they will be separated from their children, who are U.S. citizens. Special correspondent Portia Young of Milwaukee Public Television reports from Wisconsin on life for their family, and the debate over immigration enforcement during the Trump administration.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2017
    Length: 484
  • Colm Toibin sees 'origin of all civil wars' in this tragedy
    In the new novel "House of Names," one of today's leading contemporary writers looks back to the Trojan War and Greek mythology for inspiration. Colm Toibin joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss why he wanted to write a novel about a family drama in ancient Greece and the connection to civil wars in our own time.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2017
    Length: 375
  • Remembering the enslaved people who built America
    A tour guide at George Washington's Mt. Vernon, who is also a distant relation of a person who was enslaved at the Virginia estate, offers his perspective about American history, slavery and the founding fathers. This story was produced by as part of the NewsHour's Student Reporting Labs program.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2017
    Length: 236
  • How Americans see civility and trust in today’s politics
    Most Americans believe civility is getting worse since President Trump was elected, according to a new poll. Judy Woodruff talks to Tamara Keith of NPR and Stuart Rothenberg of Inside Elections about the results of the latest PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll, the president’s continued attacks against the media and the continuing battle over health care on Capitol Hill.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2017
    Length: 486
  • Report: Opioid treatment far behind addiction rates
    A new report offers striking revelations about opioid use in the U.S. When insurance giant Blue Cross Blue Shield analyzed 30 million medical records, it found that roughly 20 percent of patients filled at least one prescription for opioid painkillers in 2015. William Brangham talks with Dr. Trent Haywood, chief medical officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield, about their findings.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2017
    Length: 327
  • How would Senate health care bill affect moms and babies?
    How would the current Senate Republican health care plan affect pregnant women, mothers and babies? Judy Woodruff speaks with Stacey Stewart, president of March of Dimes, about how many women depend on Medicaid to get prenatal care and have healthy pregnancies, and how early intervention and prevention programs can help reduce health care costs.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2017
    Length: 425

Sunday, July 2, 2017

  • Antarctica is melting faster than scientists expected
    Scientists predict a sheet of ice 110 miles long -- the size of Delaware -- will break off Antarctica in the coming days or weeks. In its July issue, National Geographic covers the effects that warming oceans will have on global sea level rise. Robert Kunzig, the magazine’s senior environment editor, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Birmingham, Ala.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2017
    Length: 276
    An oblique view of a massive rift in the Antarctic Peninsula's Larsen C ice shelf is shown in this November 10, 2016 photo taken by scientists on NASA's IceBridge mission in Antarctica. Photo by John Sonntag/NASA/Handout via REUTERS
  • EPA launches program to challenge climate science
    In the latest move to undermine the scientific consensus on climate change, Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has recruited a team of researchers to challenge climate science. Emily Holden, who broke the story for E&E News’s ClimateWire, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington D.C.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2017
    Length: 169
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington
  • This project gives homeless veterans an honorable burial
    There are an estimated 39,000 homeless military veterans in the United States, according to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Missing in America project works to locate, identify, and grant honorable burials to those who have died. Mitchell Riley for Arizona Public Media reports from Tucson.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2017
    Length: 207
    Missing in America
  • ‘Chasing Coral’ documents destruction of coral reefs
    In the new documentary “Chasing Coral,” a team of photographers, divers and scientists analyze more than 650 hours of underwater footage to illustrate the real-time effects warming seas. NewsHour Weekend’s Saskia De Melker talks to Jeff Orlowski, the director of the film, about the challenges of showing these rarely-seen effects of climate change.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2017
    Length: 340
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Saturday, July 1, 2017

  • In Atlantic City, residents feel injustice of climate change
    When global warming leads to coastal flooding, low-income neighborhoods can suffer some of the worst effects. One stark example is in Atlantic City, where people living in houses built on low-lying lands were left out of flood-mitigation projects that benefit their wealthy neighbors. John Upton, who reported on the disparity for Climate Central, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2017
    Length: 421
    A man walks on a flooded street at Fairmount and Arizona Avenues on his way to work at a casino after a powerful snowstorm struck the U.S. East Coast, in Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Graphic novel captures Nevada's atomic legacy
    Throughout the Cold War, the U.S. tested nearly a thousand atomic weapons in the Nevada desert 125 miles north of Las Vegas. The mushroom clouds from those tests were visible from the Vegas strip and became an unlikely tourist attraction. The book “Doom Towns” offers a history of the people and landscapes from this era. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano reports.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2017
    Length: 279
    Doom Towns
  • Iraqi forces close in on Mosul, ISIS's de facto capital
    The Iraqi army is moving closer to taking back control of Mosul from Islamic State militants who captured the city three years ago. U.S. Army forces are joining Iraqi troops in the fight while thousands of civilians, trapped in the conflict, attempt to flee. Stephen Kalin, a Reuters reporter covering the conflict, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Irbil, 60 miles from Mosul.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2017
    Length: 270
    A displaced woman sits near the ruined Grand al-Nuri Mosque in the Old City of Mosul

Friday, June 30, 2017

  • What will Trump commission do with voter information?
    President Trump has authorized a special commission to investigate his unsubstantiated claim that up to 5 million votes were cast illegally in the 2016 election. Vice Chairman Kris Kobach penned a letter to states to send voter data, including addresses and social security information, directly to the White House. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Rick Hasen of the University of California, Irvine.
    Original Air Date: June 30, 2017
    Length: 239
    Voters cast their votes during the U.S. presidential election in Elyria, Ohio, U.S. November 8, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk/File Photo - RTX2T3ES
  • Camden rethinks policing to build trust
    Historically one of the country's most impoverished and violent cities, Camden, New Jersey, has been working to rebuild its police force from the ground up, recruiting officers from its mostly Latino and African-American community. The new procedures aim to bring police into closer face-to-face interactions with the people they serve in order to foster good relationships. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: June 30, 2017
    Length: 549