Friday, October 21, 2016

  • Why student debt is ‘a crisis’ for some borrowers
    Student debt has been a prominent topic during this year's presidential campaign, with several candidates touting plans for tuition-free college. Indeed, more than 40 million Americans carry debt from student loans, totaling around $1.3 trillion nationally. While the median debt is about $27,000, people who owe less than $10,000 are the most likely to default. Marketplace’s Lizzie O’Leary reports.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
    Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
  • Shields and Brooks on the danger of our ideological divide
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the third and final presidential debate, Donald Trump's "reckless" questioning of the election's legitimacy, the country’s vast ideological divide, the caustic tone at Thursday night’s Al Smith charity dinner and the candidates’ rhetoric on the campaign trail.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
  • After raucous Smith dinner, candidates hit battlegrounds
    In campaign rallies on Friday, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continued themes from Wednesday’s debate, such as Clinton's paid speeches and Trump's refusal to accept election results. The night before, the two clashed at a charity dinner. And a new Clinton ad features Khizr Khan, whose Muslim-American son died serving in the Army, asking Trump: “Would my son have a place in your America?”
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S. October 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2PXMR
  • News Wrap: Russia extends “humanitarian pause” in Aleppo
    In our news wrap Friday, Russia extended the “humanitarian pause” in Aleppo for a third day, after the United Nations said that planned evacuations of the rebel-held Syrian city had not actually begun. The UN blamed a lack of security guarantees from both warring sides for the delay. Also, in Iraq, Islamic State militants launched attacks in and around the northern city of Kirkuk, killing 13.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
    A woman carries a placard during a protest against evacuating civilians out of Aleppo, in the rebel held besieged al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria October 20, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail  - RTX2PR5X
  • What the latest polls mean for the presidency and Congress
    With just over two weeks until Election Day, there are some surprising shifts occurring in the electoral map. Judy Woodruff speaks with correspondent Lisa Desjardins and Nathan Gonzales of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report about which voters are deserting Donald Trump, the latest poll numbers and the possibilities for down-ballot races changing the power balance in the House and Senate.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
    Delegates point to an electoral map at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. U.S. July 27, 2016.  REUTERS/Charles Mostoller - RTSJYXU
  • NSA contractor suspected of espionage deemed a flight risk
    The National Security Agency contractor accused of mishandling massive amounts of classified data has been deemed a flight risk. In August, Harold Martin was arrested at his home in Maryland, where the equivalent of half a billion pages of documents and electronic data was found, some allegedly taken from NSA headquarters. William Brangham speaks with Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times for more.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
    A man is seen near cyber code and the U.S. National Security Agency logo in this photo illustration taken in Sarajevo March 11, 2015. NSA was sued on March 10, 2015, by Wikimedia and other groups challenging one of its mass surveillance programs that they said violates Americans' privacy and makes individuals worldwide less likely to share sensitive information. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY POLITICS) - RTR4SUIG

Thursday, October 20, 2016

  • Why some environmentalists don’t support this carbon tax
    In Washington state, economist Yoram Bauman is leading a campaign to cut carbon emissions by imposing a revenue-neutral carbon tax. Everyone would have to pay, but instead of creating more revenue, existing taxes like the state sales tax would be cut. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports that the opponents and proponents of the measure are not who you might expect.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
  • Rural North Carolina voters say their struggles are ignored
    In rural Wilkesboro, North Carolina, nearly a quarter of residents live in poverty, well above the national rate. Residents there say their needs and concerns are not being discussed in the national political dialogue, which means for some, they won’t vote at all. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
  • Putting policy in context at the final presidential debate
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tackled several policy matters in the final presidential debate: abortion, nuclear weapons and immigration. Lisa Desjardins joins Hari Sreenivasan to get the facts behind what the candidates said.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
    File photo of voters by Getty Images
  • GOP pushback follows Trump’s election result resistance
    Donald Trump made headlines during the final presidential debate on Wednesday when he suggested that he may not accept the results of the election. Some Republican lawmakers condemned his most recent remarks, as did President Obama at a Clinton campaign rally in Miami. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton listens during their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 19, 2016.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking  - RTX2PM8X
  • Here’s what the law says about challenging election results
    If Donald Trump loses the presidential election, could he legally challenge the results? The Republican candidate continues to suggest he might not accept the outcome unless he wins. Judy Woodruff speaks with election lawyer Chris Ashby and Beverly Gage of Yale University to explore what would have to happen, and the American tradition of the peaceful transition of power.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens during their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 19, 2016. Photo by Joe Raedle/REUTERS
  • Petraeus: Bigger challenge to come once Iraq retakes Mosul
    The battle for Mosul is the most important of the two-year campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq. Judy Woodruff speaks with retired Gen. David Petraeus, former commander of the Multi-National Force Iraq, about the current combat mission, as well as what he says is the greater challenge of governance of the region after ISIS has been dislodged.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
    Photo of Iraqi special forces by Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
  • This casting director likes you for your idiosyncrasies
    The first thing that casting director David Rubin does when he reads a screenplay is to forget the writer’s character descriptions. Instead, he’s on the lookout for an actor’s authenticity, as well as diversity. Rubin offers his Brief But Spectacular take on what he sees as the most illuminating auditions.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

  • Watch the final presidential debate
    The final debate of the 2016 election was filled with explosive exchanges and a few moments of genuine policy discussion.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) speaks as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens during their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 19, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTX2PLWR
  • Using sensors to spoon-feed crops with extreme precision
    To profitably produce corn in on Midwestern farms, nitrogen must be added to the soil. But the practice has an unwanted environmental impact: water contamination. A University of Nebraska professor thinks he may have a solution. Special correspondent Ariana Brochas of Harvest Public Media in Nebraska reports.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2016
  • VP running mates cheer top of their tickets from the trail
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will debate for the last time in Las Vegas, where both campaigns have invited guests who may rattle the opposition. The final face-off comes as Donald Trump faces sliding poll numbers and allegations of sexual assaults, while pressing claims of a rigged election. John Yang reports on how their running mates are boosting Trump and Clinton from the campaign trail.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2016
    TOPSHOT - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's plane (TOP) passes Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign plane at McCarran International Airport on October 18, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on the eve of the two candidates' third and final US presidential debate.  / AFP / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
  • What’s the motive behind Julian Assange’s internet ban?
    Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, has been living in exile in London's Ecuadorian embassy for four years. Now Ecuador says it's shut off Assange's internet access, months after WikiLeaks began to release documents and emails stolen from the DNC and the Clinton campaign. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Raphael Satter of the Associated Press.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2016
    A national flag flies outside the Ecuadorian Embassy where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is taking refuge, in London, Britain September 16, 2016. Photo by Peter Nicholls/REUTERS
  • What we know about these undercover videos about Democrats
    On Tuesday, a conservative group infamous for recording undercover videos released two new tapes. One is being used to allege that operatives for the left have sent people to Donald Trump rallies to incite violence. The other is being used to allege voter fraud. The head of the DNC released a statement saying it does not believe the events occurred and there is no proof. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2016
  • What the candidates need to do in their last debate
    It’s the third and final time the presidential nominees will face-off in a debate. Judy Woodruff speaks with Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook and Donald Trump supporter Dr. Ben Carson, then syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff and Hari Sreenivasan to offer their predictions.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2016
  • Where the candidates stand on criminal justice and policing
    In our series on the issues shaping this election, we turn to the topic of crime and justice. Donald Trump has promised to curb crime through stronger “law and order” initiatives, while Hillary Clinton has addressed issues of racial bias and over-incarceration. Lisa Desjardins speaks with Leah Wright Rigueur from Harvard University and David Harris from the University of Pittsburgh for more.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2016
    FILE PHOTO -  The interior of an unoccupied communal cellblock is seen at Camp VI, a prison used to house detainees at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, March 5, 2013.   REUTERS/Bob Strong/File Photo - RTX2L3FY

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

  • News Wrap: Russia and Syria halt Aleppo strikes temporarily
    In our news wrap Tuesday, Russia and Syria halted air strikes on Aleppo, ahead of a short-term halt to all fighting in the city scheduled for Thursday. Also, a 72-hour halt to fighting in Yemen is also in the works to allow in much-needed humanitarian aid.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2016
    Men carry their belongings from their damaged home near Guzhe village, northern Aleppo countryside, Syria October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi   - RTX2P88K
  • As the economy improves, these voters don’t trust the data
    Unemployment in the U.S. is at 5 percent, a relative low, and 10 million jobs have been created during the Obama administration. But a new survey finds that many Americans are experiencing high levels of economic anxiety, a factor that will play into how they vote. For more on the state of the economy, public perception and the election, Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2016
    FILE PHOTO --  A man rubs his eyes as he waits in a line of jobseekers, to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York April 12, 2012.    REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo - RTX2NWJ6
  • Obama calls out Trump on rigged election claims
    President Obama mocked Donald Trump’s suggestions that the presidential election will be rigged, saying that blaming someone else when things are going badly means one doesn’t have what it takes to do the job. But Trump running mate Mike Pence insisted voter fraud is a reality and complained of media bias. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 18, 2016.    REUTERS/Carlos Barria  - RTX2PDCQ
  • Why Uganda is so hospitable to refugees
    In a world struggling with anti-immigrant sentiment, Uganda provides a rare hospitable welcome for those seeking asylum. Refugees live in settlements where they are able to run small businesses, attend mosques and children attend school. The country’s support system is possible mainly because of its unilateral political structure. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Uganda.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2016
    South Sudan refugees family arrives at the UNHCR managed refugees reception point at Elegu, within Amuru district of the northern region near the South Sudan-Uganda border, August 20, 2016. REUTERS/James Akena - RTX2MBRO
  • Nevada’s split GOP, sluggish growth drive tight Senate race
    In Nevada, a split in the Republican party is fueling a tight Senate race. Republican Joe Heck’s voter support declined after he withdrew his support for presidential candidate Donald Trump, creating an especially tight battle between Heck and Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto. John Yang reports from the battleground state on the issues that matter to voters there.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2016
    UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 8: Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., arrives in the Longworth House Office Building for the House Republicans' election to nominate the next Speaker of the House on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
  • Is the media fair to Donald Trump?
    Donald Trump has been warning his supporters of a coming large-scale voter fraud on Nov. 8, but he has also suggested that the election is already rigged, via the news media. For a closer look at the influence the press wields during elections, Judy Woodruff talks to Robert Lichter of George Mason University and Jim Rutenberg of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appears on a video screen as he holds a rally with supporters in Bangor, Maine, U.S. October 15, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2OZPZ
  • For educators, there’s no debate: this is a tough election
    It’s not uncommon to assign students the task of watching the presidential debates. But in this election, the sexualized and rough rhetoric is proving a new challenge for teachers. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Richard House of Gunston Middle School in Virginia and Christopher of Cavanaugh of Plainfield High School in Indiana about how they’re dealing with the election.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2016
    High school students sit in the bleachers of a gymnasium where Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump was speaking at a campaign rally in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, October 10, 2016.   REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSROD2

Monday, October 17, 2016

  • Could rigged election talk backfire on Trump?
    With Election Day just three weeks away and the final debate on Wednesday, the fight is increasingly heated. Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith join Judy Woodruff to discuss the possible implications of Donald Trump’s claim that the election will be rigged, newly released information about Hillary Clinton’s emails and some surprising shifts in the electoral map.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2016