Friday, June 30, 2017

  • 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

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  • Will Britain's Grenfell fire tragedy spur change?
    The deadly Grenfell Tower fire is raising questions about the ways the United Kingdom cares for its poorest citizens. Prime Minister Theresa May has promised a national investigation into the tragedy and the flammable material believed to have accelerated the fire, but the disaster has already seriously undermined confidence in May's government. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2017
    Length: 487
  • Thune: Health bill negotiation difficult but necessary
    What’s next in the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act? Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., talks with Judy Woodruff about the challenge of striking a balance between the demands of both more moderate and more conservative lawmakers in revising the Senate health care bill, plus the effect of the bill on Medicaid and how President Trump is playing a role in the process.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2017
    Length: 444
  • A war-crime mystery drives Scott Turow’s newest thriller
    "Testimony," a new legal thriller by bestselling author and attorney Scott Turow, centers around a mass killing in Bosnia and subsequent war crimes trial at the International Criminal Court in the Hague. Turow joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss his inspiration and the research that went into his new work.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2017
    Length: 404
  • How President Trump is spending re-election campaign cash
    On Inauguration Day, President Trump filed the paperwork to be an official candidate for re-election. Now he's holding his first big fundraiser of the campaign at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, highlighting the flow of campaign cash into his organization. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2017
    Length: 331
  • Dogs can get a Lyme disease vaccine. Why can’t humans?
    It’s the season for tick bites. Each year, at least 300,000 people contract Lyme disease and about 10 to 15 percent report stubborn, long-lasting symptoms like achy joints, fatigue and memory lapses despite treatment. What are the mysteries of Lyme, and why is there no effective vaccine on the market for humans? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2017
    Length: 396
  • Sophisticated malware attack wreaks havoc on Ukraine
    Governments and industries the world over are trying to deal with a new cyberattack, originating Tuesday in Ukraine and spreading rapidly through Europe and beyond. The new attack shows signs of greater technical sophistication than one in early May, but both apparently used a leaked tool developed by the NSA. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Rodney Joffe of Neustar, Inc., about what's at stake.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2017
    Length: 312
  • Poll shows little support for Senate GOP health bill
    Most Americans disapprove of the GOP's handling of health care. That's according to a new NewsHour poll, in partnership with the Marist Institute for Public Opinion and NPR, that looks at Americans' opinions on President Trump, health care, the economy and more. Judy Woodruff examines the results with Lee Miringoff of Marist and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2017
    Length: 397

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

  • Warren Buffett: GOP health bills are relief for the rich
    What does billionaire Warren Buffett think of Republican health care bills that would roll back taxes for wealthy Americans like him? Buffett discusses everything from how he’s giving away billions in philanthropy to how much sleep he gets to what’s on his personal income taxes in the second part of Judy Woodruff's exclusive interview.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2017
    Length: 710
  • Jason Isbell’s ‘Nashville Sound’ conjures rural concerns
    In both ballads and hard-charging rock songs, Jason Isbell's storytelling prowess has made him one of today's most acclaimed singer-songwriters. On his new album "The Nashville Sound," Isbell's songs are filled with rural country characters, and offer a reflection of the nation's political and cultural fears. Jeffrey Brown reports from the first stop of Isbell’s international tour.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2017
    Length: 457
  • Why the NCAA is investigating Baylor’s sex assault scandal
    More than a dozen women have filed lawsuits against Baylor University saying the institution ignored or mishandled claims dating back several years. The school’s Board of Regents has acknowledged that 19 football players were accused of criminal, sexual or physical assault. John Yang speaks with Paula Lavigne of ESPN about the ongoing NCAA investigation.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2017
    Length: 420
  • Walking the Silk Road, where globalization got started
    The Silk Road, the ancient trading route that spanned from Asia toward the West, is where we find journalist Paul Salopek these days. Salopek began his "Out of Eden" walk four years ago in Ethiopia. Now Hari Sreenivasan catches up with him for an update.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2017
    Length: 389
  • U.S. warns Syria not to prepare another chemical attack
    The Trump administration delivered a new stark warning about the use of chemical weapons to the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad, saying the U.S. had detected "potential preparations” to use the banned weapons again; an April chemical attack that killed dozens of people prompted the U.S. to fire missiles at an air base. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2017
    Length: 217
  • News Wrap: Cyberattack hits European targets
    In the our news wrap Tuesday, a new cyber attack caused massive disruptions across Europe and elsewhere. Ukraine was hit hard, where banks, government computers and the power grid were breached. Also, the U.S. State Department declared China to be among the worst countries tolerating human trafficking in the world.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2017
    Length: 190
  • Paul: Senate health care bill needs more Obamacare ‘repeal’
    The Senate Republican health care bill needs more time for discussion and changes before it goes up for a vote, says Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. Judy Woodruff speaks with the senator about what he wants to see addressed in health care reform and where he sees middle ground with Democrats.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2017
    Length: 417
    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks to reporters after Senate Republicans unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTS189E3
  • Lacking enough GOP votes, Senate pushes back health bill
    Republican leaders gave up Tuesday on trying to get a vote this week on the Senate bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced a delay until after the July 4th recess after at least five Republicans said they opposed even beginning debate on the bill. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what’s ahead.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2017
    Length: 335
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, accompanied by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Sen. John Thune (R-SD), 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 - RTS18VLY

Monday, June 26, 2017

  • CEO: Public hospitals can't sustain GOP cuts to Medicaid
    Every major hospital group has criticized the health care bill crafted by Senate Republicans, especially for deep reductions in Medicaid spending for the poor and those with disabilities. At the Spotlight Health Conference at the Aspen Institute, Judy Woodruff talked to Kenneth Davis, president and CEO of the Mount Sinai Health System, to get his take on the health care bill and more.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2017
    Length: 455