Tuesday, April 5, 2016

  • The stories behind the unseen eviction crisis
    Every year, American families are evicted from their homes in the millions. But while economic controversies like unemployment rates and welfare reform continue to grab headlines, the eviction crisis has gone largely unreported. Sociologist Matthew Desmond examined the experiences of evicted families for his new book “Evicted,” and joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss what he learned.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2016
  • Is Merrick Garland making headway with the GOP?
    Despite Congressional Republicans’ pledge not to hold any confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland made the rounds on Capitol Hill again Tuesday, meeting with GOP Senators John Boozman of Arkansas and Susan Collins of Maine. Gwen Ifill talks to Sen. Collins for more on the day’s events and what they could mean for the battle over Antonin Scalia’s empty seat.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2016
    U.S.  Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland arrives for his meeting with Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins on Capitol Hill in Washington April 5, 2016.  Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
  • The Wisconsin primary by the numbers
    Tuesday night’s Wisconsin primary represents one of the biggest electoral prizes left in this campaign season for Democrats, with 96 pledged delegates up for grabs. But the contest holds a significant delegate pool for Republicans as well, with 42 available. A strong showing here could pave the way for further gains down the line. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2016
    A voter casts his ballot at the Tippecanoe Library during voting for the Wisconsin U.S. presidential primary election in Milwaukee April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski - RTSDPOO
  • Why digital education could be a double-edged sword
    Public education is becoming increasingly digitized -- these days, schools can compile everything from a student’s grades to their eating habits in online profiles. But while this technology facilitates personalized learning, it also puts student data at risk of being compromised and misused, and extra security could come at the expense of education. John Tulenko of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2016
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  • Is there a racial ‘care gap’ in medical treatment?
    A new survey has found implicit biases in medical students that may explain why black patients are sometimes undertreated for pain, with some students believing that black people feel less pain and have thicker skin than white people. For more on the perplexing discovery, Gwen Ifill talks to Dr. David Satin of the University of Minnesota and Dorothy Roberts of the University of Pennsylvania.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2016
    Higher levels of a set of blood markers correlate with premature death, and scientists may have figured out why. People Photo by JGI/Jamie Grill/via Getty Images
  • As ISIS loses ground, scholars return to historical sites
    The spread of the Islamic State militants and other extremist groups across the Middle East and North Africa forced international archaeologists to abandon dozens of beloved historical sites like Mosul and Palmyra. But as ISIS begins to lose momentum and territory, there is hope that scholars can return to the region and continue their work. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2016
    A view shows the Roman Theatre in the historical city of Palmyra, in Homs Governorate, Syria April 1, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki  SEARCH "PALMYRA SANADIKI" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES - RTSD6WH

Monday, April 4, 2016

  • Why the Peshmerga, key ally against ISIS, are broke
    Since the Islamic State overran much of Iraq in 2014, Kurdistan and its Peshmerga militia have been waging a long battle for freedom; today, they are a top ally in the fight against ISIS. But constant warfare and government instability have left the region teetering on the edge of economic catastrophe, and aid is slow in coming. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2016
    A military officer from the coalition forces (R) speaks to Kurdish Peshmerga fighters during a training session by coalition forces in a training camp in Erbil, north of Iraq, March 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Azad Lashkari - RTSA0LN
  • News Wrap: N.Y., Calif. to adopt nation's top minimum wage
    In our news wrap Monday, governors in New York and California signed bills that raise their minimum wage to the highest in the nation over time. Also, the Supreme Court unanimously upheld a Texas law that counts overall population, not just eligible voters, in drawing districts.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2016
    A woman stands outside the building where California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill hiking California's minimum wage to $15 by 2023 in Los Angeles, California, United States, April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTSDKJY
  • Sex, social media and the pressure on teenage girls
    Teenagers today have never known a world without smartphones and social media. But how is this technology influencing the way they view themselves and the world? That’s the question journalist and author Nancy Jo Sales set out to answer in her new book, “American Girls.” Sales joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the intersection of puberty, pornography and peer pressure in the Internet age.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2016
    The FCC wants to make it easier for people to contact emergency responders through text-to-911. Photo by Flickr user Jhaymesisviphotography
  • How the war within the GOP is energizing Democrats
    Gwen Ifill sits down with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR to discuss the latest in politics, including what to expect from Wisconsin’s primary, Gov. John Kasich’s refusal to quit, Sen. Bernie Sanders’s campaign mulling its mistakes and why the “thermonuclear war” within the Republican party is the best thing going for Hillary Clinton.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2016
  • What to expect from Wisconsin voters
    Tuesday is primary election day in Wisconsin, a state that has seen its share of political turmoil over the last five years. John Yang talks to voters for their perspective on the tight battle in both parties.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall event at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski - RTSDJBL

Sunday, April 3, 2016

  • Chicago grapples with worst murder rate in two decades
    Chicago is experiencing its worst murder rate in two decades, with more than 140 homicides recorded in the first three months of the year. USA Chicago correspondent Aamer Madhani joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the reasons behind this surge in violence.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2016
    A Chicago police officer guards the perimeter of a crime scene where six people were found slain inside a home on the city's Southwest Side on February 4, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images
  • How migrants and refugees are keeping Italian village alive
    Starting tomorrow, the European Union plans to start sending back some of the 170,000 migrants and refugees who have made the dangerous journey by sea to Europe this year. Along another main migrant sea route from North Africa toward Italy, one small town has adopted a very friendly posture toward migrants and refugees.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2016
  • Lucinda Williams talks finding ‘the joy’ later in life
    One of the most critically acclaimed American singer-songwriters of the past two decades is Lucinda Williams. She’s a hard-to-categorize Southerner who transcends any one style, and has won Grammy Awards for rock, country and folk music. A late bloomer, it’s taken Williams four decades to achieve the recognition she has today. NewsHour’s Phil Hirschkorn reports.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2016
  • GOP candidates fight for unbound delegates in North Dakota
    In Fargo, North Dakota, Republicans complete their state convention today by choosing 28 delegates for the national convention in July. That’s just one percent of the total delegates, but the presidential campaigns are competing hard for them. NewsHour’s Dan Bush joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Fargo.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2016
    Party activists at the North Dakota state GOP convention this weekend in Fargo. Photo by Daniel Bush

Saturday, April 2, 2016

  • Could Queen Nefertiti be hidden behind King Tut's tomb?
    Archaeologists in Egypt have completed the first phase of a new search for King Tut's tomb. The question at hand: Could the tomb contain the undiscovered burial place of Queen Nefertiti? NewsHour's Ivette Feliciano reports.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2016
    The golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun in his burial chamber is seen in the Valley of the Kings, in Luxor, Egypt, November 28, 2015. Chances are high that the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun has passages to a hidden chamber, which may be the last resting place of Queen Nefertiti, and new evidence from the site will go to Japan for analysis, experts said on Saturday. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany - RTX1W82M
  • Doctors transplant organs to HIV-positive donor, recipients
    For the first time in the U.S., doctors performed successful surgeries that transplanted organs from one HIV-positive donor into two HIV-positive patients. Dr. Christine Durand of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2016
  • Iraqi cleric calls for new government members
    A Shiite Muslim cleric whose militia repeatedly battled American soldiers during the U.S. war a decade ago has emerged as a key player in the Iraqi parliament. The Washington Post's Liz Sly joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Baghdad to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2016
    Iraqi Shi'ite radical leader Muqtada al-Sadr delivers a sermon to worshippers during Friday prayers at the Kufa mosque near Najaf, December 11, 2015.  REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani  - RTX1Y8RT
  • Breaking into iPhone may help find Louisiana killer: police
    Local prosecutors across the country have iPhones they would like to unlock in criminal investigations, and they want to know if the FBI will share its new technique from the San Bernardino case. In a Louisiana murder, a district attorney says unlocking an iPhone could be the key to solving a case gone cold. NewsHour’s John Larson reports.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2016
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Friday, April 1, 2016

  • Trip to visit her family roots inspired this British singer
    British singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas describes how her heritage inspired her latest album in our series My Music.
    Original Air Date: April 1, 2016
  • How new ID requirements affect Wisconsin voters
    According to Wisconsin's strict new requirements, voters going to the polls for the April primary must now have a photo ID. While supporters say the law prevents fraud, critics say that as many as 350,000 otherwise eligible voters could be disenfranchised -- most of them poor and people of color. John Yang reports on the struggle some face in getting identification.
    Original Air Date: April 1, 2016
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  • Shields and Brooks on front-runner support sagging in Wisc.
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including flagging polls for front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Wisconsin, the outlook for other primary contests ahead, plus more provocative comments from Trump and a quarrel between Clinton and Sanders over campaign donations.
    Original Air Date: April 1, 2016
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  • Is a $15 minimum wage a boon or a risk for low-paid workers?
    The fight for a $15 per hour minimum wage has won its biggest victories yet. California lawmakers voted for a bill to raise the minimum by 2022, while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he reached a deal to hike the wage in New York City by the end of 2018. Judy Woodruff examines the consequences with Douglas Holtz-Eakin of American Action Forum and David Cooper of the Economic Policy Institute.
    Original Air Date: April 1, 2016
    Members of the audience cheer as they listen to speakers at a union rally for higher minimum wages in New York, January 4, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTX210MI
  • Democrats trade accusations on the trail in New York
    Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were on home turf Friday, campaigning in New York ahead of that state's primary later the month. Meanwhile, new details emerged about a surprise meeting between Republican candidate Donald Trump and RNC leaders, where they discussed the party's convention and fostering unity. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: April 1, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses attendees during a campaign rally at St Mary's Park in Bronx, New York March 31, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY         - RTSD2ZZ

Thursday, March 31, 2016

  • Need a college scholarship? There's an app for that
    Raise.me, a college scholarship app, rewards high school students for their advanced classes and extracurricular activities with “micro-scholarships” -- guaranteed tuition payments paid by their eventual college -- that range from $25 to $1,000 for each of their academic achievements. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2016
  • Trump's foreign policy adviser on nukes, NATO and China
    How does Donald Trump see the world? And how would he approach foreign policy as president? Walid Phares, foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the candidate’s stance on using nuclear weapons, reviewing the future of NATO, fighting ISIS and confronting China.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a town hall event in Appleton, Wisconsin, March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich - RTSCWQZ
  • Women’s soccer players sue over wage gap
    The U.S. women’s soccer team became national heroes when they won the 2015 World Cup. But members of the team are now suing over wage discrimination, claiming that they earned four times less than their male counterparts despite generating $20 million more in revenue. Judy Woodruff talks to Briana Scurry, former U.S women’s goalkeeper, for more on the fight.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2016
    Feb 10, 2016; Frisco, TX, USA; United States midfielder Carli Lloyd (10) pokes the ball into the Costa Rica zone during the second half at Toyota Stadium. United States defeats Costa Rica 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports - RTX26F49
  • Oil-rich Venezuela suffers as global prices plummet
    Falling oil prices around the world are usually considered a good thing. But for countries whose economies depend on oil exports, the price drop means impending catastrophe. Scott Tong of Marketplace recently traveled to Venezuela, where 96 percent of all export revenue comes from oil and import prices are skyrocketing. Tong joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the country’s economic freefall.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2016
    A gas station attendant piles up coins on top of a fuel dispenser at a gas station of state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) before the government raised the price for fuel, in Caracas, February 16, 2016.  REUTERS/Marco Bello   - RTS95DB