Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Polarizing candidates vie for presidency in Indonesia
    As the world’s largest muslim country, Indonesia stands out for its transition from past dictatorship to vibrant political openness. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports from Indonesia on the rival candidates who running for the presidency: a relative newcomer to politics who rose from the ranks of the working class and advocates social reforms and an experienced former military general.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2014
  • Chicago grapples with gun violence after deadly weekend
    In Chicago, about a dozen people were killed and up to 80 people were in injured in shootings during the city's most violent weekend of the year thus far. The city has made some progress in reducing the number of murders, but it’s still struggling to control gun violence. Gwen Ifill learns more from Paris Schutz of WTTW.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2014
  • Sizing up the firepower of Israel and the Palestinians
    More rocket attacks and airstrikes ratcheted up tensions between Israel and Palestinians. One militant rocket reached as far as Tel Aviv, while Israeli air force strikes killed at least 25 people inside Gaza. Judy Woodruff talks to Josef Federman of The Associated Press from Jerusalem about the capabilities and motives of both sides, as well as the sense of fear gripping the region.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2014
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  • Sen. Flake responds to Obama’s migrant kids crisis proposal
    Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., joins Gwen Ifill to share his take on President Obama’s $3.7 billion proposal to tackle the wave of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border. He criticizes the proposal for allocating too much money to the Department of Health and Human Services, and discusses changes to an anti-smuggling law and the prospect for immigration reform in a divided House.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2014
  • Pakistani sculptor chisels away at taboos for women
    Humaira Abid is a sculptor and painter who creates everyday objects out of wood to cope with her experiences. Based in the Seattle area, she spends several months out of each year in Lahore, Pakistan, where she grew up and still maintains her main studio. Video produced by Laila Kazmi, KCTS 9For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2014
    Photo by Laila Kazmi, KCTS 9

Monday, July 7, 2014

  • What’s driving migrant children to cross the U.S. border?
    More than 52,000 unaccompanied children have been detained trying to cross into the U.S. since October. Most hail from areas rife with poverty, violence and smugglers. Judy Woodruff gets debate from Marshall Fitz of the Center for American Progress and Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies about what is driving these children and how to respond to the crisis.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2014
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  • Who’s really benefiting from the GI Bill?
    Veterans can receive the full cost of a college education under the GI Bill for the first time since World War II. However, funds from the bill are flowing mostly to for-profit schools, even though veterans’ prospect are often not appreciably better after attending them. Aaron Glantz of the Center for Investigative Reporting explores the growing scrutiny on the destination of this federal funding.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2014
  • What Afghan election disputes could mean for the U.S.
    Jeffrey Brown is joined by Andrew Wilder of the United States Institute of Peace and Nazif Shahrani of Indiana University to discuss findings of fraud in the Afghan presidential elections, how the results will influence relations with the U.S. and whether President Karzai holds any sway.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2014
  • Mideast tensions escalate in cycle of retribution
    Hamas fired dozens of rockets into Israel in revenge for the killing of six of its members in overnight airstrikes. Meanwhile, three Israeli suspects in last week’s killing of a Palestinian teenager confessed. Judy Woodruff gets an update from Josef Federman of The Associated Press, and former U.S. envoy to the Middle East Dennis Ross and Shibley Telhami of the University of Maryland offer analysis.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2014

Sunday, July 6, 2014

  • New progress on investigation into Palestinian teen's death
    Authorities have arrested six men they believe are responsible for the revenge murder of a Palestinian teenager. The 16-year-old was beaten and burned in an incident apparently sparked by the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers. Josef Federman of the Associated Press joins John Larson via Skype from Jerusalem.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2014
  • Al-Shabab extremists wage violent attack in Kenya
    Authorities in Kenya say at least 29 people were killed in a series of attacks by Al-Shabab extremists from neighboring Somalia. One Kenyan official said the extremists "went around shooting at people and villages indiscriminately." For more, Heidi Vogt of the Wall Street Journal joins John Larson via Skype from Nairobi.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2014
  • New opera tells story of Auschwitz prisoner
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2014
  • What do data brokers really know about us?
    What types of information are companies gathering about you? How can they use this information, or even trade it? And what rights to consumers have to learn how they're being tracked? Julia Angwin, senior reporter at ProPublica and the author of "Dragnet Nation" spoke with Hari Sreenivasan at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado to shine some light on these complex questions.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2014
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  • Fungal disease proves difficult to diagnose
    KVIE reports on Valley Fever, a serious and sometimes fatal illness that is is not always taken seriously in its early stages -- and can be easily misdiagnosed. 40 percent of people who come down with symptoms are able to keep the fungus in check in their lungs, but for others, the fungus spreads.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2014

Saturday, July 5, 2014

  • How does the US make the case for its interests in Ukraine?
    Reporting from the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, Hari Sreenivasan interviews the former American Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, in a conversation focused on the crisis in Ukraine and its impact on U.S.-Russian relations.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2014
    Ukrainian troops stand guard at the headquarters of the Ukrainian army's Anti-Terrorist Operation, ATO, near the eastern Ukrainian city of Izyum, near Donetsk, on June 20, 2014. Photo by Sergey Bobok/AFP/Getty Images
  • Islamic State militant leader makes rare appearance
    A 21-minute video said to show Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the Islamic State group, was reportedly filmed on Friday in Mosul. Saad Maan of the Iraqi Interior Ministry has told Reuters the Iraqi government believes the video to be fake. Matt Bradley of the Wall Street Journal joins John Larson via Skype from Baghdad to share why this rare appearance, if confirmed, is so significant.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2014
  • Tensions, protests escalate in Israel following teen deaths
    For more on the escalating tensions inflaming the Isareli-Palestinian conflict, Josef Federman of the Associated Press joins John Larson via Skype from Jerusalem.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2014
  • Documenting gay rights activists at dawn of the movement
    From San Francisco, KQED presents a report on photographer Anthony Friedkin and his efforts to document life among gays more than 40 years ago. His photographs take the viewer back to the birth of the gay rights movement. KQED Newsroom's Scott Shafer reports.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

  • Birth control ruling draws dissent from female justices
    The Supreme Court temporarily exempted a religious college from the contraception coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The decision, which comes just days after a ruling in favor of some businesses objecting to provide birth control, has provoked sharp rebuke from the court’s three female justices. Judy Woodruff gets the details from Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2014
    Obamacare Contraceptive Rule To Be Decided On By Supreme Court
  • Marcus and Gerson on Supreme Court agreement and division
    Washington Post columnists Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the Supreme Court’s recent decisions on contraception, how the Obama administration is trying to quell an influx of unaccompanied migrant children trying to cross the border and a pending lawsuit from the House of Representatives against President Obama for using executive orders.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2014
  • Fear works against health workers trying to contain Ebola
    The latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now the largest and deadliest outbreak ever. And unlike outbreaks of the past, it is affecting both rural and urban areas. Jeffrey Brown talks to Laurie Garrett of the Council on Foreign Relations about a recent summit on the outbreak, distrust building against health workers in infected areas and how porous borders make this outbreak so hard to contain.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2014
    Patients in West Africa are fleeing and fighting doctors trying to treat Ebola.
  • Rebuilding Thomas Jefferson's library book by book
    Researchers at the Library of Congress are working to piece together the founding father's original collection of books.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2014
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Thursday, July 3, 2014

  • Finding empowerment in the words of our founding fathers
    We have lost something in our reading of the Declaration of Independence. This is the argument of Danielle Allen’s new book, “Our Declaration,” where she explores the document through a careful look at the words themselves. Jeffrey Brown talks to Allen about her findings, and why the Declaration is actually a coherent argument of equality.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2014
  • A reporter and his son embed with U.S. troops in Afghanistan
    Veteran war correspondent and ABC News producer Mike Boettcher and his son Carlos spent time over the course of two years with various Army and Marine Corps units as they went out on patrol and fought the Taliban. In addition to regular news reports, the father and son reporting team made a feature-length film, “The Hornet’s Nest.” Judy Woodruff talks to Boettcher.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2014
  • Consumerism stirs age-old beauty biases to rural Bangladesh
    Most commercial products don’t reach rural communities. But now, about 7,000 women in these communities are selling products and a new consumer culture to the world’s poorest people. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the controversy surrounding commercial ideas of beauty in the conservative rural areas of Bangladesh.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2014
  • Why more states are backing off Common Core
    A growing number of states are dropping the Common Core education standards. And several states committed to keeping the guidelines have postponed implementation. Jeffrey Brown talks to Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute and Carmel Martin of the Center for American Progress about the backlash behind the standards, and the debate that lies ahead.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2014
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  • What’s driving the good jobs news for the month of June?
    The unemployment rate in the U.S. dropped to 6.1 percent in June, its lowest point since just before the financial crisis of 2008. Moreover, a strong hiring report is lifting hopes that momentum is building in the jobs market. Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a closer look at what, and who, is driving the numbers.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2014
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • Alleged fraud halts progress in Afghan presidential election
    Weeks after a presidential runoff election in Afghanistan, uncertainty still reigns over who will be the country’s next leader. Preliminary results were delayed after continued allegations of fraud. Judy Woodruff takes a closer look at the standstill with Sean Carberry of NPR, reporting from Kabul.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2014
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