Monday, January 2, 2017

  • What will happen to Obama conservation efforts under Trump?
    In eight years, President Obama has permanently banned oil and gas drilling on hundreds of millions of acres of federally owned land and used his executive power 29 times to create new national monuments. William Brangham speaks with The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin about the Obama legacy on conservation, and whether these efforts will be rolled back by Republicans.
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2017
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the National Park Service at Yosemite National Park, California, U.S., June 18, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX2GYBQ
  • How the GOP plans to begin dismantling Obama’s legacy
    The new Congress starts work this week, with the Republicans in control of both houses. Soon, they’ll also have the White House. What’s on the GOP agenda? William Brangham talks to Lisa Desjardins, Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith about the goal of ditching Obamacare, confirmation hearings for Trump Cabinet nominees, tax reform and more.
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2017
  • Turkey faces daunting two-front terror threat
    What's behind the latest deadly rampage in Turkey, one in a string of terror attacks there in the past year? William Brangham speaks with Bulent Aliriza from the Center for Strategic and International Studies about the two-front attack facing Turkey and how President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s purge of government officers following the summer’s coup is affecting his country’s efforts to fight terror.
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2017
    A woman reacts outside the Reina nightclub by the Bosphorus, which was attacked by a gunman, in Istanbul, Turkey, January 2, 2017.     REUTERS/Yagiz Karahan  - RTX2X7YJ

Sunday, January 1, 2017

  • Post-election, how should news outlets shift focus?
    As 2016 comes to a close, journalists and media outlets are confronting the questions raised by this year's election and planning for what comes next. James Geary, the deputy editor of the Nieman Foundation's Nieman Reports Magazine, joins the NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker to offer a post-election take on how the media can move forward.
    Original Air Date: January 1, 2017
    Photo via Flickr user Jon S
  • North Koreans who escaped to south face difficulties
    An estimated 30,000 North Korean defectors live in South Korea today, according to the South Korean government. After defectors arrive, the government trains them in social customs and job skills, and gives resettlement payments to assist with housing and education costs. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Karla Murthy looks at several of their stories.
    Original Air Date: January 1, 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

  • The number of people killed by police dropped slightly
    This year the number of people killed by police stands at 957, down slightly from 991 in 2015, according to the Washington Post. While white men accounted for the most deaths by police, black men were three times more likely to be killed when population rates were factored in. Washington Post Reporter Kimbriell Kelly, one of the authors of the year-end report, joins Alison Stewart to discuss.
    Original Air Date: December 31, 2016
    Police work at the scene where a man was shot by police in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 15, 2016.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - RTSNYCC
  • Years after transatlantic slavery, DNA tests give clarity
    DNA ancestry tests in the last decade have helped some African-Americans reconcile with aspects of their identities that might have been obscured during the transatlantic slave trade. Alondra Nelson chronicles this journey in her book, "The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations and Reconciliation After the Genome." Nelson joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: December 31, 2016
    Anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman is seen in a picture from the Library of Congress taken photographer H.B. Lindsley between 1860 and 1870.  The U.S. Treasury has decided to replace former President Andrew Jackson with Tubman on the U.S. $20 bill, and will put leaders of the women's suffrage movement on the back of $10 bill, Politico reported on Wednesday.  REUTERS/Library of Congress/Handout via Reuters   FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTX2AVQ3
  • A journalist’s story of PTSD
    Journalist Dean Yates followed stories of conflict in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for years in his job for Reuters, producing reporting around some of the region's most important events. Earlier this year, he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition that can result from exposure to traumatic events. Yates, who wrote about his experience with PTSD for Reuters last month, joins Alison Stewart.
    Original Air Date: December 31, 2016
    Iraq bureau chief Dean Yates stands on the roof of the Baghdad bureau as he does a live rehearsal with the New York office as part of events marking the first day of Thomson Reuters April 17, 2008. Photo By Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud/Reuters
    December 31, 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

  • Brooks and Corn on whether this is now a 'bad transition'
    In foreign affairs, it was not a quiet few days leading up to the New Year's weekend -- from Secretary of State John Kerry’s blunt parting speech about Israel to President Obama’s announcement of retaliation against the Kremlin for election hacking. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with New York Times columnist David Brooks and David Corn of Mother Jones about the week in politics.
    Original Air Date: December 30, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

  • Budding regulation in one of California's marijuana meccas
    As more states move to legalize pot, Humboldt County, California, an epicenter of the underground marijuana industry, has begun a new, bold experiment to bring growers out of the shadows and regulate the growth, sale and environmental impact of cannabis. Special correspondent Sheraz Sadiq of KQED reports.
    Original Air Date: December 29, 2016
  • What it means that U.S. is not part of the Syria cease-fire
    There is a new cease-fire agreement in Syria, but this time without the U.S. at the negotiating table. Will it last when so many others have failed? William Brangham speaks with Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Joshua Landis of the University of Oklahoma about the symbolic significance of the move and what’s next for the rebels, the Assad regime and Syria.
    Original Air Date: December 29, 2016
    A boy, evacuee from a rebel-held area of Aleppo, carries blankets he received as aid in al-Kamouneh camp, Idlib province, Syria December 29, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah - RTX2WV6E
  • U.S. retaliates to expose, dissuade Russian aggression
    The Obama administration wanted to send a message to Russia and top levels of its government: there will be consequences for election meddling and other aggressions. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Lisa Monaco, special assistant to the president, about the intended impact of the retaliatory measures announced by President Obama.
    Original Air Date: December 29, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama participates in his last news conference of the year at the White House before leaving for his annual Hawaiian Christmas holiday in Washington, U.S., December 16, 2016.     REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst  - RTX2VEAG

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

  • The shows you should have watched in 2016
    What were the best TV or streaming shows of 2016? Jeffrey Brown sits down with television critics UPROXX’s Alan Sepinwall and NPR’s Eric Deggans to discuss their picks.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2016
  • News Wrap: Trump touts jobs coming to the U.S.
    In our news wrap Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump announced new jobs coming to the U.S. from telecom giant Sprint and satellite firm OneWeb. Speaking late in the afternoon at his Mar-a-Lago resort, Mr. Trump said it’s all part of a Japanese billionaire's pledge to invest $50 billion in the U.S. Also, President Obama has designated new national monuments in Utah and Nevada.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump delivered brief remarks to reporters at the Mar-a-lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. December 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2WS8U
  • What does Kerry’s speech mean for U.S.-Israel relations?
    With Secretary of State John Kerry’s tough, parting words on Israel and the recent UN Security Council resolution vote, former State Department officials James Jeffrey and Ilan Goldberg join Hari Sreenivasan to examine the state of relations between the two countries and what may come next under the Trump administration.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2016
    FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 23, 2016.  REUTERS/Darren Ornitz/File Picture - RTX2WQWZ
  • Can Trump change Washington?
    “Drain the swamp” was one of President-elect Donald Trump’s frequent refrains on the campaign trail. Lisa Desjardins talks with Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics, and Paul Miller, president of The National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics, about the president-elect’s proposals and their potential consequences.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2016
    A man holds up a "Drain the Swamp in Washington DC" sign as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event on the tarmac of the airport in Kinston, North Carolina, U.S., October 26 2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX2QMMZ
    December 28, 2016
  • The science that shaped 2016
    What did 2016 mean for science? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien sits down with William Brangham to discuss some of the more remarkable discoveries, innovations and setbacks this year, including the confirmation one of Einstein's major predictions, the global outbreak of Zika, a breakthrough in gene editing, self-driving cars and more.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2016
    People watch and take pictures of the solar eclipse at the beach on Ternate island, Indonesia, March 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Beawiharta      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTS9XDW
    December 28, 2016
  • This inner city school is a bridge to empowerment
    In one of the poorest and most violent neighborhoods in Brooklyn, in one of the most segregated school systems in the country, principal Nadia Lopez is trying to help kids defy the odds. Lopez talks to special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault about how she’s adopted teaching methods and curricula with an understanding of where the students come from and what they need to succeed.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

  • What we know--and don't--about Trump’s charitable foundation
    On Monday, President-elect Trump posted two tweets staunchly defending his charitable organization, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, as generous and efficient. But some say the comments are misleading or downright false, considering an ongoing New York investigation into the charity's practices, questions around a donation to a Florida politician and other criticism. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: December 27, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump presents a mock check representing $100,000 to members of the Puppy Jake Foundation in Davenport, Iowa January 30, 2016.  Trump said the money was raised in his veterans event January 28th. The Puppy Jake Foundation provides military veterans with trained service dogs.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX24QVM
  • This school is caring for kids when addicted parents can’t
    In opioid-stricken West Virginia, this school is taking on the role of parent. Lisa Stark of Education Week visits Cottageville Elementary, where students often lack food, clothes and transportation because of drug-addicted parents. In addition to increasing communication with local law enforcement, the school has created a mentor program that pairs neglected kids with role models they can trust.
    Original Air Date: December 27, 2016
  • The best books of 2016, according to 2 best-selling authors
    What were the best books of 2016? Jeffrey Brown recently sat down with best-selling authors Jacqueline Woodson and Daniel Pink at popular Washington, D.C., bookstore Politics and Prose to discuss their picks.
    Original Air Date: December 27, 2016
  • Are we witnessing a pre-inauguration power struggle?
    The period since Election Day has been characterized by major policy decisions on the part of President Obama and an unconventional transition for President-elect Trump. To discuss these active few weeks and provide context, Hari Sreenivasan is joined by presidential historian Michael Beschloss and April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks.
    Original Air Date: December 27, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (L) walk to the Oval Office after Obama spoke about the election results that saw Donald Trump become President-elect from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX2SVQQ
  • Aleppo’s survivors face a grim, uncertain future
    Last week, the Syrian government declared that it had retaken full control of Aleppo from rebel forces. But this success came at a high cost: survivors have lost their homes and family members, and many have been severely wounded. Their future may lie in refugee camps. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson visits Aleppo to speak to those who outlasted the years of war.
    Original Air Date: December 27, 2016
    An internally displaced Syrian boy walks over rainwater in the Bab Al-Salam refugee camp, near the Syrian-Turkish border, northern Aleppo province, Syria December 26, 2016. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi - RTX2WK28
  • Four more books our critics loved this year
    What were the best books of 2016? Best-selling authors Jacqueline Woodson and Daniel Pink shared their favorites on our show, but we couldn't fit all their picks. Here are 4 more favorites.
    Original Air Date: December 27, 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

  • Jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd on musical intoxication
    For the latest installment in our music series, the NewsHour’s Frank Carlson caught up with jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd. Lloyd reflects on his lifelong love of music, his childhood in the musical haven of Memphis and why he believes jazz is the genre of “freedom and wonder.”
    Original Air Date: December 26, 2016
  • Another bloody weekend in violence-stricken Chicago
    It was yet another bloody holiday weekend in Chicago; five more people were also shot Monday morning, bringing the 3-day toll to nearly 50. To examine why violence is so entrenched in the city and to see how residents are trying to change that, we turn to a report from John Yang's visit to Chicago earlier this year.
    Original Air Date: December 26, 2016
    A woman who was shot is taken to an ambulance by members of the Fire Department at the scene where at least six people were shot, one fatally, on the 8600 block of South Maryland Avenue Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016 in Chicago. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
  • What George Michael’s career meant for music and sexuality
    One of pop’s biggest stars in the 1980s and '90s, George Michael died on Sunday at age 53. Michael shot to fame as a member of the duo Wham! and then embarked upon a successful solo career. Tim Teeman of The Daily Beast joins William Brangham to discuss Michael's music and personal struggles, his openness about his sexuality and the legacy he leaves behind.
    Original Air Date: December 26, 2016
    Singer George Michael performs during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 12, 2012.     REUTERS/David Gray (BRITAIN  - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS ENTERTAINMENT)   - RTR36SHR
  • An Israeli author on the country’s founding -- and future
    Amos Oz grew up in Israel in the early years of its statehood. Now, in his first book in over a decade, the writer looks back at that time through the eyes of three characters -- each at a different life stage and with a distinctive attitude toward the new state. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Oz to discuss his writing process, the “gift of literature" and prospects for a two-state solution.
    Original Air Date: December 26, 2016
    Israeli Flag in the Sky