Thursday, June 16, 2016

  • Will Zika virus overshadow the Rio Olympics?
    In Brazil, epicenter of the Zika virus, local authorities and organizers of the upcoming Olympic Games have been striving to assure the world that it's safe for athletes and tourists. The World Health Organization has issued a series of guidelines for those traveling to Rio, but some worry warnings could stigmatize struggling communities. Special correspondent Lulu Garcia-Navarro of NPR reports.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016
    A journalist walks in front of a screen with olympics logos during the medal launching ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes - RTX2G9LN
  • News Wrap: Obama consoles Orlando attack survivors
    In our news wrap Thursday, President Obama traveled to Orlando to meet with survivors and the families of the victims of a mass shooting at a gay night club. Also, a British member of Parliament who had campaigned to keep the United Kingdom in the European Union was shot dead in a small town in Northern England.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Vice President Joe Biden place flowers at a makeshift memorial for shooting victims of the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  - RTX2GNQO
  • Problems driving migrant crisis persist
    The EU deal with Turkey to stem the tide of migrants crossing the Aegean Sea has seen more and more asylum seekers flocking to the western Mediterranean, with deadly results. More than 1,000 have drowned there in the past several weeks, and the ones that do succeed face an uncertain future. Gwen Ifill talks to Amin Awad of the UN refugee agency for more on how Europe is combating the crisis.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016
    Migrants, who are part of a group intercepted aboard a dinghy off the coast in the Mediterranean sea, stand on a rescue boat as they arrive at a port in Malaga, southern Spain, June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jon Nazca - RTSGSSB
  • Orlando survivor: 'We don't have a choice' but to recover
    In Orlando, families are preparing to bury the first victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub. William Brangham shares how survivors and other members of the community are processing the tragedy.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016
    Mourners hug after the funeral for Kimberly Morris, one of the victims of the shooting at the Pulse night club in Orlando, in Kissimmee, Florida, U.S., June 16, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegr - RTX2GNUY
  • Why the Navy is changing its approach to PTSD
    For years, the military has struggled to deal with the unseen, psychological wounds of war, especially Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Now, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has instituted major changes to the rules affecting sailors and Marines who suffer from PTSD. Mabus joins John Yang to explain the reforms and why they are necessary.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016
    U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus takes his seat to testify at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the implementation of the decision to open all ground combat units to women on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 2, 2016.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTX253Z4
  • Is the gun control conversation changing in Washington?
    Senate Republicans agreed to allow votes on gun control amendments after Democrats led a filibuster for nearly 15 hours in favor of barring gun sales to those on a terror watch-list. Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Al Franken, D- Minn., about the latest push in Congress for gun control and stopping more shootings like Orlando from occurring.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) (center L) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) (center R) depart the Senate floor directly after ending a 14-hour filibuster in the hopes of pressuring the U.S. Senate to action on gun control measures, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2GHZ2
  • When a comedian realized she could fight Islamophobia
    Growing up in Palm Springs, Iranian-American Muslim comedian Negin Farsad yearned to fit in. But as she grew older amid rising Islamophobia, Farsad realized she had her own people, and she could use her comedy to do more than make people laugh -- she could make them think. Farsad gives her Brief But Spectacular take on being an Iranian-American Muslim female comedian lady.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

  • Measuring the ‘Trump effect’ on the 2016 presidential race
    With one of the most contentious and unusual primary seasons in history winding down, presumptive nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are gearing up for what promises to be an equally volatile general election. Gwen Ifill talks to senior Trump campaign adviser Barry Bennett, Beth Reinhard of The Wall Street Journal and Ann Selzer of Selzer & Company for more on what to expect this fall.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2016
    A poll worker places a mail in ballot into a voting box as voters drop off their ballot in the U.S. presidential primary election in San Diego, California, United States June 7, 2016.   REUTERS/Mike Blake  - RTSGG6J
  • The daunting struggle to diversify elite public high schools
    San Francisco’s Lowell High School is one of the most selective public schools in the country. But the school’s selectivity means that black and Latino students, who are often less prepared for academic rigor than Lowell’s majority-Asian students, are underrepresented. In association with Education Week, special correspondent Spencer Michels reports on how elite schools are working to diversify.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2016
    Teenage students with arms raised in classroom
  • Study slams Oakland police department for racial bias
    The Oakland police department’s history of misconduct — particularly involving African-Americans — has made it the subject of federal oversight for 13 years. Wednesday, Stanford researchers released the results of a two-year-long study into the department, confirming that Oakland officers exhibit significant racial biases in their day-to-day work. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2016
    Oakland Police Department officer Huy Nguyen wears a Portable Digital Recording Device, a body camera, designed to record both audio and video in the field, at the police headquarters in Oakland, California April 14, 2015. OPD was one of the first large organizations in the country to utilize the device, which documents officers actions and community interactions with police.  REUTERS/Robert Galbraith - RTR4XCJP
  • Muslim-Americans face backlash after Orlando mass shooting
    When Joshua Weil, a member of one of Orlando’s largest mosques, heard initial reports of Sunday’s mass shooting, he thought, “please don't let [the gunman] be Muslim.” But the gunman was, and for Muslim-Americans the attack has raised very real fears of a backlash; fears fed, they say, by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s call for a Muslim immigrant ban. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2016
    A man holds up a sign saying Arab Muslims condemn the attack as he takes part in a candlelight memorial service the day after a mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, U.S. June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX2G2O0
  • New book, ‘Listen Liberal,’ looks at Democratic party schism
    The raucous primary season brought simmering tensions and disaffection within the GOP to a boiling point. But equally severe divisions also surfaced in the Democratic party, centered around Sen. Bernie Sanders’ upstart populist campaign. Historian Thomas Frank explores the causes and consequences of this schism in his new book “Listen, Liberal,” and joins Jeffrey Brown to share what he’s learned.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2016
  • An Orlando Muslim’s heartfelt words on mass shooting
    Rubana Khan of Orlando, in heartfelt verse, sends apologies from her Islamic family to the families of the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting. In doing so, she lays bare the pain the killer, Omar Mateen, has caused her and other Muslims, who consider their religion one of peace, not of violence or hatred.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

  • Did killer Orlando gunman Omar Mateen have secret gay life?
    The investigation into the Orlando mass shooting took a strange twist Tuesday with some patrons of the gay nightclub that gunman Omar Mateen turned into a killing field saying he was a regular there and used gay hookup apps. There were also reports that Mateen’s wife knew he was about to go on a rampage. This all as President Barack Obama plans to visit Orlando Thursday. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2016
    Investigators work the scene following a mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando Florida, U.S. June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX2FUWP
  • It’s the weapon of choice for U.S. mass murderers: the AR-15
    The AR-15 is the most popular rifle in America, and the most reviled. A civilian variant of the U.S. military’s standard-issue M16, the AR-15 has gained recent notoriety for its use in mass shootings in Newtown, Aurora, San Bernardino and Orlando’s Pulse nightclub; the gun is also the centerpiece of an ongoing high-profile lawsuit against gun manufacturers. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2016
    A new Ruger AR-15 rifle is seen for sale at the Pony Express Firearms shop in Parker, Colorado December 7, 2015. Many Americans are stocking up on weapons after the country's worst mass shooting in three years. Gun retailers are reporting surging sales, with customers saying they want to keep handguns and rifles at hand for self-defense in the event of another attack. REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX1XMT4
  • Inside Russian hacking of Democrats’ oppo research on Trump
    For nearly a year, Russian hackers have been penetrating Democratic National Committee computers and stealing, among other things, research compiled on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Gwen Ifill talks to Dmitri Alperovitch of CrowdStrike and Sasha Issenberg of Bloomberg Politics for more on the stunning sophistication of these breaches and the reasons behind them.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2016
    The headquarters of the Democratic National Committee is seen in Washington, U.S. June 14, 2016. Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to all opposition research on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the committee and security researchers said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTX2G8IN
  • Dolphins moving from concrete tanks to seaside sanctuary
    The eight dolphins at the National Aquarium in Baltimore live in sterile concrete tanks that bear no resemblance to their natural habitat, but soon they’ll be moving on up — down, actually — to an outdoor marine mammal sanctuary in Florida or the Caribbean. The sea change comes amid growing opposition to keeping dolphins and orcas in captivity. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2016
    Visitors take photograhphs of dolphins as they swim by at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Home flippers turned a quick and tidy profit on their real estate investments in Baltimore, Central Florida, and Detroit last quarter, according to a July report by RealtyTrac. Baltimore topped the list among metropolitan statistical areas with at least 50 completed single-family home flips in the first three months of the year. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Reflecting on the Charleston church massacre, one year later
    A year ago this week, nine black churchgoers were gunned down inside Charleston’s historic Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church by alleged white supremacist Dylan Roof, who faces the death penalty if convicted. Among those slain was the church’s pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney. Last winter, the Rev. Betty Deas took over as pastor, and joins Jeffrey Brown to reflect on the tragedy and its aftermath.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2016
    Relatives and friends gathered to remember Walter Scott, at Live Oak Memorial Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina, April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Randal Hill - RTSDKRC
  • Remember them: The lives cut short in the Orlando massacre
    A mother of two. An Army reservist. A cancer survivor. A gay rights activist. A high school basketball star. These are some of the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The Newshour steps back to remember the names and faces of the 49 whose lives were cut short Sunday.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2016
  • How U.S. is countering Islamic extremist propaganda machine
    President Obama reiterated his promise to destroy the virulent Islamic State Tuesday while talking about the Orlando mass shooting — and how gunman Omar Mateen, a U.S. citizen, may have been radicalized by online extremist propaganda. NewsHour producer P.J. Tobia reports on U.S. efforts to win the hearts and minds that the terrorists are trying to co-opt on the Internet.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement accompanied by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (R) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford after a meeting with Obama's national security team at the Treasury Department in Washington, U.S., June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2G80I

Monday, June 13, 2016

  • LGBT rights advances stoking more violent hate crimes
    The Orlando mass shooting put a new focus on efforts to pass hate crime laws — and the sobering reality that LGBT Americans are more than twice as likely to be the target of a violent hate-crime than Jews or African-Americans. Gwen Ifill talks to Rachel Tiven of Lambda Legal and Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center on how recent LGBT rights successes may be stoking more anti-gay violence.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2016
    ORLANDO, USA - JUNE 13: Pictures of one of the massacre victims left at a make shift memorial at Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, USA on June 13, 2016. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
  • Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton react to Orlando mass shooting
    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Gwen Ifill to discuss the latest in politics, including Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s standoff over the Orlando shooting, what Orlando could mean for the presidential election, Clinton’s take on the struggle against radical Islamic terrorism and Donald Trump’s appeal to the LGBT community.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2016
  • In Orlando massacre, a search for motive and missed signals
    A day after America woke to news of a horrific mass shooting at a Florida gay nightclub, a disturbing portrait of 29-year-old gunman Omar Mateen — who was on the FBI’s radar — began to emerge. Director James Comey defended his agents’ multiple investigations of Mateen, whose ex-wife said he was full of hate, and who President Obama called a homegrown extremist. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama attends a meeting with FBI Director James Comey (C), Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates (R) along with DHS Secretary Charles Johnson (not pictured) and NCTC Director Nicholas Rasmussen (not pictured) at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2FZVN
  • Finding the terror needles in the domestic haystack
    How do intelligence and law enforcement agencies investigate and prevent domestic terror attacks like the Orlando shooting? Judy Woodruff talks to former National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael Leiter and former FBI terrorism investigator Ali Soufan for some perspective on national counterterrorism protocols.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2016
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Orlando police chief John Mina and FBI agent Ron Hopper speak at a news conference after a shooting attack at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, U.S. June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Kolczynski  - RTX2FSA7
  • Capitol Hill stalemate on gun control back in spotlight
    The mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando Sunday represents the intersection of several heated political debates, including national security, the status of Muslims in America and the battle over gun control. For more on how lawmakers are responding to the tragedy, Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Rep. Will Hurd, R-Tex.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2016
    A rainbow flag is held up with the name of the gay nightclub where the worst mass shooting in U.S. history occured in Orlando,Florida, during a vigil in front of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX2FUPQ

Sunday, June 12, 2016

  • Can the U.S. do more to prevent ISIS-inspired attacks?
    When a terror attack occurs in the U.S. -- often it can provoke a change in policy which may or may not be in the country's best interest. Stephen Biddle of the Council of Foreign Affairs and Policy joins Hari Sreenivasan for some analysis on what policymakers can do to respond to these attacks.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2016
    File photo of U.S. Department of Homeland Security sign at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. Following the San Bernardino shooting, lawmakers are working toward legislation that would require online information, including social media accounts, be reviewed as part of the vetting process for a visa to enter the United States. Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • LGBT, Latino community hit hard by massacre in Orlando
    Pres. Barack Obama said Sunday that he stands in support with the LGBT community after a gunman killed 50 people at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando. Carlos Smith of Equality Rights, a group that advocates for LGBT rights, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss what the attack means to the community.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2016
    Friends and family members embrace outside the Orlando Police Headquarters during the investigation of a shooting at the Pulse nightclub, where people were killed by a gunman, in Orlando, Florida, U.S June 12, 2016.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius - RTX2FR9H
  • Orlando Sentinel editor on shooting: 'We joined that list'
    The attack that killed 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando was a devastating blow to the local community. Managing Editor of the Orlando Sentinel joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype to discuss the latest developments.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2016
    Hundreds of community members line up outside a clinic to donate blood after an early morning shooting attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, U.S June 12, 2016.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius - RTX2FT2W