Tuesday, December 13, 2016

  • Trump’s secretary of state choice sets up possible fight
    President-elect Donald Trump chose Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be his secretary of state. Tillerson rose through the ranks of the oil and gas giant over four decades, and expanded its business overseas, including operations in Russia, as chief executive of the company. Meanwhile, former Gov. Rick Perry is expected to be the Trump administration’s energy secretary. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: December 13, 2016
  • News Wrap: EPA finds fracking can contaminate water
    In our news wrap Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency released a report on the effects of fracking on drinking water. It found the drilling technique can contaminate underground water in some cases, but concluded there is not enough evidence to estimate the severity of the risk. Also, Ohio Gov. John Kasich rejected a bill that would ban abortion once the first fetal heartbeat is detected.
    Original Air Date: December 13, 2016
    People protest against fracking and neighborhood oil drilling in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 14, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTSEBLP
  • Tillerson for State: What we know and why some are concerned
    President-elect Donald Trump has tapped the head of the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas company to lead the State Department. Who is Rex Tillerson and what does the choice tell us about the Trump agenda? Judy Woodruff speaks with Steve Coll of Columbia University, John Hamre of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and former State Department official Nicholas Burns.
    Original Air Date: December 13, 2016
    FILE PHOTO -  Chairman and chief executive officer Rex W. Tillerson speaks at a news conference following the Exxon Mobil Corporation Shareholders Meeting in Dallas, Texas, May 28, 2008.  REUTERS/Mike Stone/File Photo - RTX2UQYG
  • What international teens think about school in America
    International education tests offer one measure for how countries around the world compare academically. But test scores aside, how do academic approaches differ in America compared to the rest of the world? Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza of Education Week speaks with foreign students now living in the U.S. about how they see the differences.
    Original Air Date: December 13, 2016
    Student test scores  are just one component of the data school districts collect and report to states and the federal governments. Photo: timlewisnm.

Monday, December 12, 2016

  • HHS secretary warns of ‘repeal and replace’ risks
    During the presidential campaign, President-elect Donald Trump promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.” But undoing the law and creating a new one may be more difficult than his campaign rhetoric suggested. Judy Woodruff speaks with President Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell about the future of the health care law.
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2016
    File photo of patient and health care worker by Chris Hondros/Getty Images
  • What we don’t know in the debate on Russian interference
    The CIA has concluded that pre-election Russian hacking was aimed to sway the vote in President-elect Donald Trump's favor. What could we learn from serious investigations? Hari Sreenivasan gets reactions from two men who have extensive experience in intelligence and diplomacy: Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, and former CIA director James Woolsey.
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2016
  • When will Trump address possible conflicts of interest?
    President-elect Donald Trump had said he would address his plan to resolve his business conflicts of interests, but then he canceled his news conference, with the promise of an announcement for January. Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith join Judy Woodruff to discuss that, plus CIA revelations on Russia and potential confirmation hearing drama.
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2016
  • Nashville’s storied music spaces threatened with silence
    Downtown Nashville has been a backbone of the nation’s music industry for more than six decades, giving the nation stars such as Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton. But the increasing demand for new apartments and office buildings is threatening its historic music spaces. Jeffrey Brown reports on the city’s struggle to find a balance between preserving history and making room for the future.
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2016
    Nashville's Music Row
  • Sen. Reed: To deny Russian involvement is to deny fact
    Amid growing concerns about Russian influence in the election -- including a conclusion by the CIA on Russia’s motivations -- a bipartisan group of senators has called for a serious congressional investigation into the cyberattacks. Judy Woodruff speaks with Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), a member of the Senate Armed Services committee, about the CIA’s findings and next steps.
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2016
    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) (2ndL) and ranking member Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) (2ndR) listen to testimony by U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (C) about operations against the Islamic State, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2C2J5
  • Top GOP lawmakers, Trump at odds over Russia allegations
    Republican congressional leaders are calling for an investigation into Russia’s possible influence in the 2016 election. But on Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump dismissed the CIA’s conclusion that the Russians were trying to help him win, calling it “ridiculous.” John Yang reports on the allegations, as well as the president-elect’s challenge to the longstanding “One China policy.”
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2016
    U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks to the media after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, U.S. December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich - RTSVEXI

Sunday, December 11, 2016

  • U.S. builds first offshore wind farm
    In the U.S. today, wind power accounts for about five percent of all electricity generation, but a new project aims to change that. A $300 million installation off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, takes the renewable energy technology out to sea. Gov. Gina Raimondo anticipates the project is the beginning of a new industry, but some locals are skeptical. Mike Taibbi reports.
    Original Air Date: December 11, 2016
  • What’s next for U.S. monetary policy
    It is widely anticipated that chair of the Federal Reserve Board Janet Yellen will announce an interest rate increase this week during the board’s last meeting of the year. Binyamin Appelbaum, economic reporter at The New York Times, also expects discussions about a shift in monetary policies with the next presidential administration. Appelbaum joins Alison Stewart.
    Original Air Date: December 11, 2016
    A security guard walks in front of an image of the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC, U.S., March 16, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo  - RTSV8Y6
  • 'Not That Jewish' is a comic roadmap to Jewish-American life
    Monica Piper has worked in nearly every corner of comedy, including stand-up and television. Now, she’s lent her comedic pen to “Not That Jewish,” a one-woman Off-Broadway show, starring Piper as herself. It chronicles the origins of her life in comedy and her quest to understand what it means to be a Jewish-American woman. Christopher Booker has more.
    Original Air Date: December 11, 2016
    NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23:  Screenwriter/actress Monica Piper on stage during the "Not That Jewish" opening night curtain call at New World Stages on October 23, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

Saturday, December 10, 2016

  • Russia aimed to help Trump through hacking, CIA finds
    The Washington Post reported that the CIA has determined that Russian hacking was, in fact, an attempt to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House. Trump’s team questioned the report’s credibility in a statement Friday. Greg Miller of the Washington Post, who helped break the story, joins Alison Stewart.
    Original Air Date: December 10, 2016
    The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in Langley, Virginia. Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters
  • How similar are Trump and Reagan?
    Donald Trump often invoked Ronald Reagan on the campaign trail this year, and did so again as President-elect last week at a North Carolina rally as he described his plans for the military. But just how similar are the two men? As NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Jeff Greenfield explains, their differences are a testimony about how much our political landscape has changed over the past 35 years.
    Original Air Date: December 10, 2016
  • Red Cross study shows shifting global views on war
    The International Committee of the Red Cross this week released a survey from 16 countries. The survey, which asked respondents about treatment of soldiers and civilians, showed a difference in the way people look at war based on whether or not they live in a conflict zone. Alison Stewart discusses the findings with Yves Daccord, director-general of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
    Original Air Date: December 10, 2016
    A man cries as he mourns for his relatives who were killed near a house destroyed by an air strike at the old quarter of Yemen's capital Sanaa, September 19, 2015. At least ten Yemeni civilians were killed in air strikes by Saudi-led warplanes that targeted this neighborhood, medical sources said on Saturday. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi - RTS1UOA

Friday, December 9, 2016

  • Female Marine recruits strive for the same standards as men
    For generations combat jobs in the U.S. military were blocked to women, but not anymore. The question now is can women meet the same rigorous standards as the men in order to qualify for frontline jobs? William Brangham has the second story on women in combat roles.
    Original Air Date: December 9, 2016
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump’s idea of presidential power
    Names of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks continue to emerge on a daily basis. Judy Woodruff sits down with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks to discuss whether Mr. Trump’s Cabinet choices are antithetical to their own agencies, the president-elect’s relationship with the press, his predilection for tweeting his complaints and “Pizzagate.”
    Original Air Date: December 9, 2016
  • Trump announces 3rd nomination from Goldman Sachs
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was for the third stop for President-elect Donald Trump’s “Thank you” tour. He used it to stump for the state's Republican Senate candidate, who faces a runoff on Saturday. Also, the Trump team announced that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) is the choice for secretary of the interior and that Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn will head the National Economic Council.
    Original Air Date: December 9, 2016
    Gary Cohn, Goldman Sachs Group Inc president and chief operating officer, arrives for a meeting at Trump Tower to speak with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in New York, U.S., November 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTSTWJL
  • The ‘thrill of the chase’ in perpetuating fake news
    This election cycle saw its fair share of so-called “fake news.” On December 4, an armed man walked into a Washington, DC, pizza joint, claiming he needed to investigate a story he had heard: that Hillary Clinton and her former campaign manager were hosting a child sex ring there. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with The Washington Post’s Marc Fisher about how and why this fiction spread as fact.
    Original Air Date: December 9, 2016
    A general view of the exterior of the Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant in Washington, U.S. December 5, 2016. The pizzeria vowed on Monday to stay open despite a shooting incident sparked by a fake news report that it was fronting a child sex ring run by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSUS6D
  • After Oakland fire, a crackdown on warehouse spaces
    In the wake of Oakland’s fatal Ghost Ship warehouse fire, cities across the country are cracking down on safety at similar “live-work​” ​spaces; Baltimore artist Que Pequeño was abruptly evicted this week from a building known as Bell Foundry. While the regulations are intended to protect residents, these spaces are often the only places low-income residents can afford. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: December 9, 2016
    A firefighter looks out of the burned out warehouse as recovery teams continue to investigate the fatal fire in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, California, U.S. December 5, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam - RTSUTJU

Thursday, December 8, 2016

  • Trump meets with first responders to Ohio State stabbings
    President-elect Donald Trump left New York on Thursday and flew to Columbus, Ohio, to meet with first responders to last week’s stabbings at Ohio State University. Meanwhile, he formally announced Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma's attorney general and a critic of climate-change regulations, as his pick to head the EPA, and fast-food executive Andy Puzder for labor secretary. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump arrives at John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, U.S., December 8, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton - RTSVB4V
  • Women train for the military combat roles they've aspired to
    For decades, women in the armed forces were barred from the front lines of combat, but today they are eligible for all roles, across all services. Still, disagreement persists about whether this gender integration is effective. In a two-part series, William Brangham follows three female aspiring Marines as they embark upon tougher physical training than military women have ever undergone before.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2016
  • Does a Wall St Cabinet discredit Trump's Main St message?
    From the early days of his campaign, one of Donald Trump's rallying cries was to “beware of Wall Street.” But the president-elect’s Cabinet picks of Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross are stalwarts of the financial establishment. Special correspondent Paul Solman speaks with banker-turned-journalist William Cohan about the relevance of their backgrounds and if the president-elect cheats at golf.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2016
    A Wall Street sign is pictured outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters
  • How far will Scott Pruitt take EPA regulatory reform?
    President-elect Donald Trump has selected Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma's attorney general and a critic of climate-change regulations, to head the EPA. Judy Woodruff sits down with Scott Segal of Bracewell and Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, to discuss whether Pruitt's background suggests "radicalism" and the incoming administration's promise of regulatory reform.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2016
    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt departs after a meeting with U.S. President elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower New York, U.S., November 28, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTSTQYT
  • News Wrap: House passes government funding bill
    In our news wrap Thursday, the House approved a bill to fund the government through April. It includes disaster relief for Louisiana and aid for the contaminated water system in Flint, Michigan. Despite its passage, members of both parties complained about the legislative process. Also, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid gave his final speech to the chamber, after serving for 30 years.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2016
    Retiring U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (R) unveils a portrait in is honor on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. December 8, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSVBGO
  • The ‘thin legitimacy’ of social media as a news source
    Due to the proliferation of social media, getting people to read serious journalism is harder than ever, says New York University professor Jay Rosen. Anyone with a smartphone can produce content, and Facebook doesn’t have an editor in chief -- so it’s up to consumers to be selective about their news sources. This is Rosen’s Brief But Spectacular take on journalism in today's digital world.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016