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
  • Shields and Brooks on GOP’s health care bill gridlock
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the difficulty Republican leaders are having getting enough support for the Senate health care bill, including tense relations between the White House and Congress, plus the political reaction to President Trump’s tweets about two cable news hosts.
    Original Air Date: June 30, 2017
    Length: 725
  • The danger of treating patients as statistics
    When Elizabeth Silver's daughter was 6 weeks old, she suffered a serious stroke and spent weeks in the NICU. Confronted with damning statistics, Silver began to see the numbers as one version of a story, with room for interpretation. The author and attorney offers her humble opinion on how to consider a difficult prognosis.
    Original Air Date: June 30, 2017
    Length: 195
  • News Wrap: Trump urges GOP to get rid of Obamacare now
    In the our news wrap Friday, as Senate Republicans begin the July 4 recess, President Trump urged them to immediately repeal Affordable Care Act even if they don't yet have a replacement plan. Also, cable news hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough charged that the White House had threatened them with a tabloid expose last spring, amid a Twitter feud with the president.
    Original Air Date: June 30, 2017
    Length: 354
    FILE PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to the media about plans to repeal and replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 27, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo - RTS1903E
  • Sen. Blunt: Hard to get 50 senators to pass health bill
    With the July 4th recess hours away, Republican lawmakers are scrambling to draft a new version of their bill before leaving Washington. Judy Woodruff speaks with Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., about the chances of reaching a compromise on the Senate bill, as well as his reaction to President Trump’s tweet attacks.
    Original Air Date: June 30, 2017
    Length: 473
    Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), accompanied by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, speaks with reporters following the weekly policy luncheons on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RTX39C1B
  • Can U.S. and South Korea share a North Korea strategy?
    President Trump met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Friday, focusing on a coordinated strategy for confronting rising tensions with North Korea. Moon has long advocated for diplomatic engagement and has delayed the full deployment of the U.S. anti-missile defense system. William Brangham talks to former U.S. diplomat Robert Gallucci about what their meeting means.
    Original Air Date: June 30, 2017
    Length: 480

Thursday, June 29, 2017

  • Can drilling coexist with growing suburban development?
    Following a fatal explosion in a Denver suburb in April, Colorado is taking a closer look at all oil and gas operations across the state. Colorado’s governor has set a Friday deadline for companies to complete inspections of oil and gas lines near homes and businesses. Dan Boyce with public media’s Inside Energy reports on the tension between drilling and growing suburban development.
    Original Air Date: June 29, 2017
    Length: 462
  • This firehouse answers the call for health care help
    In the city of Hayward, California, options for health care are limited. But officials there came up with an innovative solution: integrating a new fire station with medical services to take advantage of its prime location and other conveniences. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports on how the experiment is working and concerns about the fate of Medicaid.
    Original Air Date: June 29, 2017
    Length: 487
  • Who’s in and who’s left out as Trump travel ban takes effect
    President Trump’s executive order banning entry into the U.S. from six majority-Muslim countries finally takes effect Thursday after months of legal and political wrangling. The Supreme Court issued a partial green light earlier this week by only allowing those with “bona fide” family or business ties to be allowed in. Judy Woodruff learns more from Yeganeh Torbati of Reuters.
    Original Air Date: June 29, 2017
    Length: 210
  • How do Trump’s Twitter taunts affect the presidency?
    President Trump's Twitter attack on MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough -- whom he called "low I.Q. crazy Mika" and "Psycho Joe" -- ignited a firestorm of sharp criticism, even from the president's Republican allies. John Yang reports and Judy Woodruff talks with Beverly Gage of Yale University and Matthews Dowd, former chief strategist under George Bush, about the implications.
    Original Air Date: June 29, 2017
    Length: 714
  • Iraqi forces reclaim mosque as ISIS territory shrinks
    Iraqi forces have recaptured from the Islamic State group a mosque compound in Western Mosul, a major symbolic victory after months of fighting. The al-Nouri Mosque is where ISIS's leader declared the formation of a so-called caliphate across much of Iraq and Syria in 2014. William Brangham reports on the state of battle and the displacement of thousands of people.
    Original Air Date: June 29, 2017
    Length: 210
  • How globalization affects inequality, populism in one chart
    The hottest curve in economics right now helps explain the rise of China, the rise of populism in Europe and the rise of Donald Trump. From a global perspective, income inequality has gone down. But if you're middle class in the U.S. or Europe, you see the rich getting richer and inequality growing. Economics correspondent Paul Solman examines the widening gap.
    Original Air Date: June 29, 2017
    Length: 415
  • How this journalist learned to sound more like herself
    Women are routinely asked and expected to modify how they speak in order to not come across as too direct or harsh, says journalist Ann Friedman. But in pursuing her life’s work, she’s found greater confidence in her professional voice and that her personal interests resonate with the female followers of the podcast she co-hosts with her best friend.
    Original Air Date: June 29, 2017
    Length: 171