Monday, October 12, 2015

  • Why more Syrian refugees are leaving Jordan than arriving
    In Jordan, there's intense sympathy for the thousands of refugees who have landed there. But it's illegal for most Syrians to work in that nation, and limited food aid doesn't go very far. So refugees are increasingly making the dangerous journey to Europe, or even back home, because they are struggling to survive in countries that neighbor their own. Special correspondent Jane Arraf reports.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2015
  • Nobel laureate hopes prize will spur more inequality debate
    The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to Angus Deaton, a Scottish-born scholar at Princeton University who has analyzed spending, poverty and welfare. The Nobel laureate joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his work and insight into inequality and society.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2015
    PRINCETON, NJ - OCTOBER 12:  Princeton Professor Angus Deaton speaks about winning the Nobel Prize in Economics at a press conference on October 12, 2015 in Princeton, New Jersey. The Nobel Committee said: "To design economic policy that promotes welfare and reduces poverty, we must first understand individual consumption choices. More than anyone else, Angus Deaton has enhanced this understanding." (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Sunday, October 11, 2015

  • What do the Ankara bombings mean for Turkey's politics?
    The bombings in Turkey on Saturday came as the country fights alongside the U.S. against ISIS militants in neighboring Syria and Iraq. Emre Peker, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Istanbul to discuss the impacts of the attack.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2015
    ANKARA, TURKEY - OCTOBER 11: Members of the left-wing Labour Party (EMEP) carry pictures of the victims of Saturday's bomb blasts during a commemoration on October 11, 2015 in Ankara, Turkey. Scuffles broke out as police prevented pro-Kurdish politicians and other mourners from laying carnations at the site of two suspected suicide bombings that killed 95 people and wounded hundreds in Turkey's deadliest attack in years. Police insisted investigators were still working at the site. Turkish PM Davutoglu declares three days of national mourning over Ankara bomb attacks. (Photo by Gokhan Tan/Getty Images)
  • Inside the charge for change toward democracy in Myanmar
    After decades of military dictatorship, the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar, also known as Burma, held free elections three years ago to be followed soon by a nationwide election for all the seats in parliament not reserved for the military. Leading the charge for change is the country's most-well known politician Aung San Suu Kyi. Special Correspondent Kira Kay reports.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2015
  • Texas cities reap economic boon from light rail
    Light rail train systems are growing in many American cities where the car is still king, by luring economic development around new tracks and stations. In Dallas and Houston, these mass transit systems have spurred billions of dollars of development, serving as a model for other cities. Special Correspondent Karla Murthy reports.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2015
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  • How Houston's bus system became a model for mass transit
    This summer, Houston officials dramatically restructured the route of municipal busses to streamline service reflecting where people live and work -- all for almost no additional cost. Now, the system may be a possible model for how other cities redesign their public transportation. Special Correspondent Karla Murthy reports.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015

  • Tensions soar after Gaza rocket lands in Israel
    Violence continued to escalate between Palestinian militants and the Israeli military after a rocket was allegedly fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel over the weekend. Josef Federman of The Associated Press joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Jerusalem, to discuss the mounting unrest.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2015
    KHAN YUNIS, GAZA - OCTOBER 10: Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades stand guard during a funeral ceremony held for Cihad Zayid Abid, 22, who was shot dead after Israeli soldiers opened fire in Khan Yunis, in Deir el-Belah, Gaza on October 10, 2015. (Photo by Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
  • Nobel scientist: achieving HIV remission may be feasible
    More than 30 years after she identified one of the most pernicious viruses to infect humankind, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, who shared a Nobel prize for discovering HIV, is hanging up her lab coat and retiring. NewsHour's Megan Thompson reports.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2015
    at the 20th International AIDS Conference at The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on July 20, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. At least six delegates travelling to the 20th International AIDS Conference were on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was reportedly shot down over Eastern Ukraine. Reports that a surface-to-air missile brought the MH17 down remain unconfirmed.
  • Russia boosts air strikes against Assad foes in Syria
    In Syria, Russian forces stepped up attacks on opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, bombing more than 50 targets over the past day. Sam Dagher, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Beirut, to discuss the situation.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015

  • How do we improve dialogue about race relations?
    Discussions of race can cause anxiety and tension, but that doesn’t mean we should stop trying to engage in productive dialogue. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks to Linda Tropp of the University of Massachusetts Amherst about how we can improve understanding.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2015
    People of different races hold hands as they gather on the Arthur Ravenel Jr. bridge in Charleston, June 21, 2015, after the first service at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church since a mass shooting left nine people dead. Hundreds of people packed the sweltering Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston for an emotional memorial service on Sunday just days after a gunman, identified by authorities as Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white man, shot dead nine black church members.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX1HIO6
  • Extracting gold with mercury exacts a lethal toll
    In Indonesia, the use of mercury in small-scale gold mining has tragic health consequences for those living near mining operations. Toxic plumes and other forms of exposure cause neurological problems, bone deformities, vision loss, deafness and even death. The NewsHour's P.J. Tobia reports in collaboration with photographer Larry C. Price and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2015
  • Ending rebel training, what's next for U.S. in Syria?
    The Pentagon is canceling a program to train and equip moderate rebels fighting the Islamic State in Syria, after their efforts only produced a handful of fighters. Judy Woodruff discusses the decision with former State Department officials P.J. Crowley and David Kramer.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2015
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington on May 7, 2015. Carter said Sunday that he will find out who was responsible for mistaken shipments of live anthrax  and will "hold them accountable." Photo by Yuri Gripas
  • Shields and Brooks on the GOP speaker struggle
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's news, including the Republican search for a new Speaker of the House and Hillary Clinton’s coming out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2015
  • Fight over leashing dogs is no walk in the national park
    The urban, 80,000-acre Golden Gate National Recreation Area is unlike all other national parks: For 14 years, it's been the site of a war over dogs, and whether they can run leash-free in certain areas. Special correspondent Spencer Michels reports.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2015
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 14: The Golden Gate Bridge can be seen behind Crissy Field as people walk their dogs along the beach on December 14, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Crissy Field was originally an airfield that was part of the Presidio Army Base before it closed in 1974. (Photo by Jason Andrew/Getty Images)
  • Scrambling for a speaker, Republicans appeal to Paul Ryan
    With Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropping out of the running for Speaker of the House, focus has landed on Rep. Paul Ryan. Though the congressman has rejected the idea, moderate Republicans have come out to say they would support him. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2015
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Thursday, October 8, 2015

  • McCarthy stepping back, who can step up to lead the House?
    Judy Woodruff speaks to former Rep. Vin Weber, R-Minn., and Mike DeBonis of The Washington Post about what prompted Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s withdrawal from the speaker’s race and who might step up to unify the Republican party.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2015
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, prepares to speak to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. McCarthy dropped out of the race for U.S. House speaker on the day his party was poised to nominate him to replace John Boehner, as an internal Republican feud erupted into open warfare on Capitol Hill. Photographer: Drew Angerer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • What it was like to head the Fed during the 2008 meltdown
    In “The Courage to Act,” former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke writes that the global economic collapse of 2008 could have resulted in a crisis akin to 1929 had he, his colleagues and policymakers around the world acted differently. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his memoir of that turbulent time and its aftermath.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2015
    Bernanke Presents Semiannaul Monetary Policy Report To Senate
  • In a game of wealth, fat cats who don't share keep winning
    An online game asks players to share some of their wealth on faith that the others will reciprocate. But each player has the option of choosing not to share, amassing more and more wealth. In designing a game to test human behaviors that fuel economic inequality, Yale University researchers are finding that the poor stay poor and the rich stay rich. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2015
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  • Lynch: U.S. at a unique time in history for justice reform
    As attorney general, Loretta Lynch leads the Justice Department amid a spike in violent crime in several major U.S. cities, as well as national outcry over police-involved shootings. Gwen Ifill sits down with Lynch to discuss better transparency on law enforcement data, finding solutions for reducing mass incarceration and the national conversation about race and police-involved shootings.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2015
  • McCarthy: To unite GOP, House needs ‘a new face’
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, once favored to become Speaker of the House after John Boehner, abruptly withdrew from the competition, explaining that he believed Republicans should unite behind “a new face.” Political director Lisa Desjardins explores the fallout with Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2015
  • Migrant-magnet Sweden strains to shelter unexpected influx
    Amid a major migration crisis, Sweden has received more refugees per capita than any other European country, and is proud of its open door policy. But the welcoming nation's immigration system is straining to meet the demand, which far exceeds what the government anticipated. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2015
  • For Gates, better training for front line workers key
    Following their conversation for last night’s PBS NewsHour, Gwen Ifill continued to talk with Bill and Melinda Gates about lessons learned from their decade plus in philanthropy -- especially their reflections on work to end the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

  • Josh Groban indulges his inner theater geek with 'Stages'
    Multi-platinum artist Josh Groban is on tour for his latest album, “Stages,” which features covers of Broadway songs. He joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss how he picks his songs, the influence of early arts exposure in shaping his love of performance and what he sees for his future of music-making.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2015
  • As drought-desperate California sinks, risk of flood rises
    California is sinking, and sinking fast. As desperate farmers have turned to drilling to keep their crops green, the removal of groundwater is making the land settle inches lower at a sharp pace. In the Central Valley, that geological drop is actually increasing the flood risk. Nathan Halverson of Reveal for the Center of Investigative Reporting reports in conjunction with KQED.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2015
  • House GOP faces a math problem in picking a new speaker
    Republicans are preparing for a closed-door vote on whom they would like to be the next Speaker of the House. How will the decision affect the direction of Congress? Hari Sreenivasan takes a look at the contenders with political director Lisa Desjardins.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2015
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, October 7, 2015. As McCarthy is the current front runner for the upcoming vacancy for Speaker of the House, after John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced that he would resign at the end of October, conservatives are trying to stop him. Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call
  • Bill and Melinda Gates on political debate over Common Core
    Bill and Melinda Gates, two of the world’s leading philanthropists, sit down with Gwen Ifill in Seattle to discuss their efforts to support education reform and the political battles over the Common Core standards.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2015
  • Full Interview: Hillary Clinton on trade pact doubts
    Hillary Clinton says she's "worried" about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, and that she can't support it given what she knows at this point. The former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss the major Asian trade pact, gun control, Vladimir Putin and her email.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2015
  • Hillary Clinton says she does not support TPP
    Just days after the U.S. and 11 nations released a monumental trade deal that still faces a fight in Congress, Hillary Clinton says she does not support the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2015