Friday, November 25, 2016

  • This company is turning Laos’ unexploded bombs into jewelry
    In the days after Thanksgiving, malls will be packed with bargain hunters. But the following week, many shoppers will participate in “Giving Tuesday,” an occasion that focuses on charity. One company that may attract attention: Article 22, which aims to convert unexploded bombs in Laos, left over from the Vietnam War, into jewelry. Proceeds fund the cleanup of these dangerous legacies of conflict.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2016
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  • Michael Chabon blends fact and fiction to create ‘a truth’
    In his new book, “Moonglow: A Novel,” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon blurs the line between truth and fiction, placing historical figures and true stories in a world of fantasy. He delves into a tale about war, family and technology in mid-century America; in doing so, he says he gives his readers “a truth,” if not the truth. Chabon sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2016
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  • Shields and Brooks on cabinet picks, conflicts of interest
    In the past week, President-elect Donald Trump has announced several White House appointments and policy ideas. Judy Woodruff speaks with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks about Trump's choice to oversee the Department of Education, his interview with the New York Times, possible conflicts of interest and the top contenders for secretary of state.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2016
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Thursday, November 24, 2016

  • These 10 groundbreaking restaurants changed how we dine
    Can you imagine life before restaurants? Or brunch? Or convenient roadside dining? In his new book, "Ten Restaurants That Changed the World," historian Paul Freedman chronicles the pioneering establishments that changed American food. Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a tour with Freedman.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2016
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  • In Long Island kitchen, refugees offer their native cuisine
    New York City is known for the stunning variety of ethnic cuisines available on its street corners, and one local entrepreneur is looking to expand that breadth even further -- by leveraging the city’s most recent arrivals. William Brangham reports from a Long Island kitchen where refugees prepare meals using the flavors of their native lands and deliver them to Big Apple foodies.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2016
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  • News Wrap: Obama offers Thanksgiving message of unity
    In our news wrap Thursday, as Americans took time to celebrate Thanksgiving, President Obama called for unity in a video message. Also, the Islamic State carried out a massive suicide truck bombing south of Baghdad, killing at least 56 people.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2016
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  • Jill Stein raises $4 million to fund state vote recounts
    Jill Stein, the Green Party's 2016 presidential candidate, is preparing to request recounts of election results in several battleground states. Concerned about the accuracy of machine-counted ballots, Stein has raised over $4 million in an online campaign to support verifying vote tallies. John Yang speaks with Stein about her efforts, then learns more from David Sanger of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2016
    Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein speaks at a campaign rally in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. September 8, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim Young  - RTX2OR15
  • Surgeon general’s report urges action on addiction crisis
    U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is warning Americans of the prevalence of substance abuse and the risks of not addressing it. His new report describes the lethal impact and widespread scope of addiction. William Brangham speaks with Murthy for more on why so few people find effective treatment, the stigma around addiction and the corresponding medical and legal costs of the problem.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2016
    Gail Dufault, the Transitional Healthcare Coordinator at the Barnstable County House of Corrections, prepares a dose of Vivitrol at the prison in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts September 2, 2014.  Barnstable is believed to be the first jail in the country to launch an intensive voluntary recovery program for opiate-addicted inmates with the use of Vivitrol, an injectable non-narcotic drug that blocks receptors in the brain and bars addicts from getting high off heroin and other opioids for about 25 days, at a cost of about $1,000 a shot. Picture taken  September 2, 2014.  To match Feature USA-HEROIN/PRISONS/    REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY CRIME LAW DRUGS HEALTH) - RTR44U8Y
  • Amidst violence, Colombia signs new peace deal with FARC
    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a new peace deal with FARC rebels on Thursday, weeks after voters rejected an earlier agreement in a referendum. John Yang talks with special correspondent Nadja Drost about the changes in this latest deal, how the Colombian people are reacting to it and why recent violence is creating a sense of urgency to resolve the situation.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2016
    People demonstrate on the street as Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, known as Timochenko, sign a new peace accord in Bogota, Colombia November 24, 2016.  REUTERS/Felipe Caicedo   FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES - RTST641
  • Cape Town’s urban vineyard could revitalize the city’s poor
    South Africa is known for its breathtaking vineyards -- but the poor urban settlements of Cape Town are not. Yet here, too, farmers are relying on growing grapes to support themselves, in a community where the average annual income is only $1800. The Township Winery represents an experiment that could revolutionize the socio-economics of the city. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2016
    Vineyards sit beneath hills at a farm near Stellenbosch, in the country's wine producing region, South Africa, November 13, 2015. U.S. President Barack Obama said last week that he planned to revoke duty-free status for South African agricultural goods in 60 days under a program set up to help African exporters. Picture taken November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings - RTS7KEG
  • A good way to make friends? Work at a deli
    Steve Cohen's favorite part of managing the 2nd Avenue Deli in New York is talking to people. Cohen offers his Brief But Spectacular take on classic kosher deli food and the joy of schmoozing.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2016
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

  • Can we reverse radicalization with counselling?
    Can aggressive counseling bring someone back from the brink of radicalization? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien explores the psychological basis for why people are drawn to extremist groups and how a bold experiment in criminal justice and clinical psychology taking place in Minnesota may offer a solution.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2016
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  • Why Trump's past business interests could create conflicts
    President-elect Donald Trump has said "the law's totally on my side" in regards to potential conflicts of interest. But recent meetings with some current and potential foreign investors have raised new questions. Judy Woodruff gets perspectives from Richard Painter of the University of Minnesota and Kenneth Gross of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2016
    U.S. President elect Donald Trump gestures to diners as he departs the lobby of the New York Times building after a meeting in New York, U.S., November 22, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTSSUDW
  • With DeVos, school choice is likely Trump education priority
    President-elect Donald Trump has named Betsy DeVos as his choice for education secretary. DeVos, who has never worked in public education, is a prominent advocate of charter schools and school vouchers. What does this pick say about Donald Trump’s education agenda? John Yang discusses the appointment with Education Week’s Alyson Klein.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (C) and Vice President-elect Mike Pence stand with Betsy DeVos (L) before their meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSSFEP
  • How will Trump affect intertwined lives of U.S. and Mexico?
    Stopping illegal immigration and creating a new deportation task force was a central campaign promise for President-elect Donald Trump, who rallied for building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. But truly separating these countries is nearly impossible, given their deep connections. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Conflict Reporting.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2016
    A Border Patrol vehicle is seen along the U.S. border fence in Brownsville, Texas, U.S. November 17, 2016.     REUTERS/Jon Herskovitz - RTST0LC
  • The history of presidential pardons -- for turkeys
    On the day before Thanksgiving, President Obama continued the annual tradition of pardoning a turkey, with an address rife with Thanksgiving puns. The tradition has continued every November for the past 25 years, but there’s debate about how it all began. Judy Woodruff provides insight into the history of the turkey pardon.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama reacts after pardoning the National Thanksgiving turkey during the 69th annual presentation of the turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S. November 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTST0PY
  • How to keep the peace at your Thanksgiving table
    Thanksgiving is a time of celebration, counting blessings and above all, delicious food. But when the whole family comes together, dinner conversation can get tense -- perhaps especially after this year’s divisive election. Here’s some advice on how to talk to each other while gathered around the holiday table.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2016
    "Courage", the National Thanksgiving Turkey, is pictured on the North Portico of the White House in Washington, November 25, 2009, before being pardoned by U.S. President Barack Obama.     REUTERS/Jason Reed   (UNITED STATES SOCIETY POLITICS ANIMALS IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTXR4IS

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

  • In ‘Black America Since MLK,’ success and vulnerability
    It’s the best of times and worst of times for black Americans, says Henry Louis Gates Jr. He joins Jeffrey Brown to preview the PBS mini-series “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise,” and discuss both great gains and the vulnerability of those gains in the years after Dr. Martin Luther King.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2016
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  • Obama pays tribute to Medal of Freedom recipients
    At the White House, President Obama handed out the Medal of Freedom to twenty-one notable American figures, from Kareem Abdul Jabbar to Bill and Melinda Gates, Diana Ross, Michael Jordan, Vin Scully, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Redford, and many others.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to singer Diana Ross during a ceremony in the White House East Room in Washington, U.S., November 22, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas - RTSSVG9
  • How one mother is fighting ISIS at home
    It was as a big surprise to his family when Racheed Benyahia, born and raised in Britain, became a fighter for the Islamic State. In the wake of his death, Racheed’s mother Nicola launched a deradicalization project as part of her personal war against ISIS. That mission is more pertinent than ever, with Britain on high alert for a terrorist attack. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2016
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  • At New York Times, Trump strikes different tone
    President-elect Donald Trump met with The New York Times for an on-the-record conversation on Tuesday. During the session, Mr. Trump disavowed the alt-right but defended Stephen Bannon, said he didn’t want to hurt Hillary Clinton and said he might not want to rip up the Paris climate accord. Judy Woodruff speaks with The New York Times’ Julie Davis, who was at the meeting.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2016
    U.S. President elect Donald Trump reacts to a crowd gathered in the lobby of the New York Times building after a meeting in New York, U.S., November 22, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson  - RTSSU9H
  • Senior advisor says Trump is ‘open’ to listening
    Kellyanne Conway, senior advisor to the Trump Transition Team, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what’s ahead, the president-elect’s views on Hillary Clinton and the Paris climate accord, as well as his plan for Obamacare, comments on the alt-right and more.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2016
    Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager and senior advisor to the Trump Presidential Transition Team, speaks to reporters at Trump Tower in New York, NY, U.S. November 21, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTSSP7N
  • Rep. Tim Ryan on how the Democratic Party moves forward
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House of Representatives, is facing a challenger. Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his vision for the Democratic Party and a renewed focus on economic issues.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2016
    Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) waves after speaking to supporters at the DCCC U.S. midterm election night watch party at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, November 7, 2006. If the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives after today's election then Pelosi will become eligible to become the first U.S. women ever to be Speaker of the House. Behind Pelosi is U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH).    REUTERS/Larry Downing    (UNITED STATES) - RTR1J4JK
  • National parks turn into classrooms for a new generation
    At the Muir Woods National Monument just north of San Francisco, students learning by seeing, touching and smelling. The education program is administered by the National Park Service in an attempt to expose the next generation to the nation’s parks. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2016
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Monday, November 21, 2016

  • What Henry Kissinger thinks about Obama, Trump and China
    At 93, Henry Kissinger is still one of the most influential -- and controversial -- foreign policy figures in America, says Jeffrey Goldberg, Atlantic editor-in-chief. The former secretary of state recently joined Goldberg for a conversation about the Obama legacy, the president-elect and more. Judy Woodruff reports as part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2016
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger arrives for a memorial service for late Social Democratic senior politician Egon Bahr at St. Mary's Church in Berlin, Germany, September 17, 2015. Egon Bahr, an eminent German Social Democrat who with late Chancellor Willy Brandt forged a policy of rapprochement with Communist Eastern Europe known as "Ostpolitik" during the Cold War, died at the age of 93 on August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch - RTS1J4M
  • What we know about Trump’s plan of action
    As the parading of possible cabinet members by President-elect Donald Trump continues, Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg Politics and Michael Schmidt of The New York Times speak with Judy Woodruff about what we know about Mr. Trump’s agenda, plus a new video laying out his priorities for his first 100 days.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2016
    A campaign sign supporting U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and U.S. Vice President-elect Mike Pence is seen in a demonstration area near Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S. November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich - RTSSJ8O
  • Bernie Sanders on how to hold Donald Trump accountable
    In “Our Revolution,” Bernie Sanders discusses this year’s election and what he sees as the future of American politics. Jeffrey Brown sat down with Sen. Bernie Sanders at the National Book Festival in Miami to discuss the election of Donald Trump and building a progressive movement in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2016
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during a Capitol Hill rally to promote a people's agenda and a common commitment to stepping up grassroots mobilizations for economic and social justice and equality as the incoming Trump administration takes office in Washington, DC, U.S. November 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2U6FP
  • How Donald Trump uses distraction and surprise
    As Donald Trump chooses members of his upcoming administration and begins to outline his plan for once he takes office, Judy Woodruff speaks with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith about his avoidance of press conferences, his penchant for unpredictability and his first staff picks.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2016
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