Tuesday, May 5, 2015

  • Investigators question Texas shooters’ connection to IS
    The Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack in Texas outside an exhibit and contest of cartoons considered offensive by many Muslims. If true, it would be the first attack on U.S. soil by the militant group. But investigators questioned any direct connection between the Islamic State and the two American Muslim shooters, who were shot and killed by a policeman. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2015
  • News Wrap: Attorney General Lynch pledges help to Baltimore
    In our news wrap Tuesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch promised federal help to Baltimore as it considers some re-training for its police force. Lynch visited the city to meet with students, religious and political leaders, as well as the family of Freddie Gray. Also, President Obama nominated Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2015
  • 'The halfway house for wayward creatures'
    Amanda Louise Spayd brings to life doll-sized
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2015
    Amanda Spayd

Monday, May 4, 2015

  • How an aspiring photographer captured Baltimore’s pain
    In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, 26-year-old aspiring photographer Devin Allen shares what it feels like to see his image of Baltimore turmoil on the cover of TIME magazine.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2015
  • Revisiting the Great Migration through paintings and poetry
    The Great Migration of 6 million African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North was a shift that reshaped America forever. Artist Jacob Lawrence captured that story in an epic work of art known as the Migration Series. Now all 60 of Lawrence's small paintings are on show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, with new reflections by 10 poets. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2015
  • How America’s first ladies balanced public and private life
    A new book takes an up-close look at the women who have called the White House home. "First Ladies: Presidential Historians and the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women" is a culmination of a year-long series by C-SPAN. Judy Woodruff talks to book editor and C-SPAN co-CEO Susan Swain about the influence they wielded behind the scenes and what the role of a “first man” might look like.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2015
  • Shia militias answer the call to fight Islamic State in Iraq
    When the Islamic State group took over parts of Iraq, the government turned to Iran and Iraqi citizens for help. Special correspondent Jane Arraf visits a training center of volunteers who were inspired by Iran’s Supreme Leader, and a Shia community that’s sending its young men to battle.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2015
    shia volunteer recruits iraq
  • Baltimore residents reflect on riots, relief from the curfew
    During Baltimore’s six-day curfew after the recent riots, some residents gave up wages and access to other necessities in order to be home by 10 p.m. Residents share their reactions to the protests and riots and the end of the mandatory city-wide curfew.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2015
  • Why the place you grow up can limit earning power for life
    Poor children in Baltimore face worse economic odds than low-income kids elsewhere. That’s according to a new analysis by Harvard’s Equality of Opportunity Project, which found that where a child is born has a huge effect on their future financial success. Gwen Ifill learns more from Nathaniel Hendren of Harvard University.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2015
    Children play at the Gilmor Homes housing projects in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Will 2016 be the year of the political outsider?
    The field of Republican contenders for 2016 has grown by two: retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, a former Hewlett-Packard CEO, have both announced their candidacies. Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about the newest GOP candidates, Bill Clinton on foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation and more.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2015
  • 'I’m Not Saying Your Mother is a Vampire'
    Watch Arielle Greenberg read her poem “I’m Not Saying Your Mother is a Vampire” at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Minneapolis.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2015
    Arielle Greenberg

Sunday, May 3, 2015

  • Retaliation high for women soldiers who report sex assault
    A survey published this week showed that a large percentage of women soldiers who reported unwanted sexual advances said they faced retaliation. USA Today reporter Tom Vanden Brook joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2015
    Pentagon Commences Sexual Assault Awareness And Prevention Month
  • How did Iowa's Avian Flu outbreak get this bad?
    Iowa, the country's largest egg-producing state, declared a major outbreak of the Avian Flu. And to try and contain the disease, millions of chickens and turkeys there and in Wisconsin and Minnesota have been killed. Amy Mayer, a reporter for Harvest Public Media at Iowa Public Radio joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Ames, Iowa, to discuss.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2015
    Chickens for sale at a local market in Gombe State
  • How women soldiers are confronting the fears of ISIS
    In Iraq, an all-female unit within the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, is on the front lines of a fierce battle against the Islamic State. Martin Himel reports.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2015

  • Why is Baltimore in poorer health than urban Nigeria?
    In the Baltimore neighborhood of Sandtown, the infant mortality rate is more than than six times the national average, and life expectancy is more than a decade lower than in the rest of the country. And the health outlook is especially poor among teens. Dr. Robert Blum, Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute Director, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2015
    Demonstrators flood the streets of Baltimore, Maryland
  • High arrest rates strain Baltimore relations with police
    All week long, many young people from the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood and other inner city Baltimore communities have been protesting the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of police. Natasha Pratt-Harris, an associate professor of criminal justice and sociology at Morgan State University in Baltimore, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss relations with police.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2015
    New York City Police officers (NYPD) watch as demonstrators calling for social, economic and racial justice march in New York
  • In Freddie Gray's neighborhood, a bleak outlook for family
    In the Sandtown neighborhood of Baltimore, where Freddie Gray grew up and was arrested, both the number of babies born to teenagers and the incarceration rate are exponentially higher than the national average. Tara Huffman, the director of the criminal and juvenile justice program at the Open Society Institute in Baltimore, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2015
    A man holds a child on a car in Baltimore on May 1. Photo by Eric Thayer/Reuters
  • Is Baltimore better equipped to handle unrest?
    The city of Baltimore, Maryland, headed into a weekend of rallies and demonstrations after the six officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray were released on bail. For the latest, Luke Broadwater of The Baltimore Sun joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2015
    Police officers march at North Ave and Pennsylvania Ave in Baltimore, Maryland

Friday, May 1, 2015

  • Baltimore unrest highlights struggles with hunger and crime
    One in five people in Baltimore live in a “food desert,” an area without grocery stores and fresh food, made worse by the recent riots that destroyed some of the convenience stores on which many rely. But that’s just one of the problems that residents face. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how residents are working to bring stability and peace to a neglected and hungry neighborhood.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2015
  • Do Baltimore’s charges against police signal a change?
    To learn more about the charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, Judy Woodruff talks to David Harris of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and former Baltimore prosecutor Debbie Hines.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2015
    Police line up at North Ave and Pennsylvania Ave in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Shields and Brooks on Baltimore police problems
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including charges against Baltimore police officers for Freddie Gray’s death, presidential prospects for N.J. Gov. Chris Christie after indictments for former aides, and Sen. Bernie Sanders becomes Hillary Clinton’s first Democratic challenger for 2016.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2015
  • Rural Indiana struggles with drug-fueled HIV epidemic
    A rural region of Indiana has become the center of the state's worst ever HIV epidemic. For the first time, that state's legislature passed a bill this week allowing drug users in high-risk areas to trade used needles for clean ones. In collaboration with Kaiser Health News, special correspondent Sarah Varney reports on how health officials, lawmakers and residents are grappling with the crisis.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2015
  • Prosecutor urges calm after police charged in Gray’s death
    Six Baltimore police officers were charged in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a broken neck after being arrested last month. The various charges of murder, manslaughter and assault are based on an independent investigation, which detailed the timeline of events and found the switch blade Gray was arrested for was not illegal. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2015
    Baltimore state attorney Marilyn Mosby speaks on recent violence in Baltimore
  • Despite death and destruction, climbers head back up Mt. Everest
    When the 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal on April 25, it triggered a massive avalanche that covered the base camp at Mt. Everest. PBS NewsHour spoke to Grayson Schaffer, a senior editor for Outside Magazine, about the destruction the avalanche caused, whether Mt. Everest is getting more dangerous and why business as usual will start again so soon.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2015
  • Obama: "Absolutely vital" truth comes out in Gray case
    In response to Friday's announcement that six Baltimore police officers will face charges in the death of Freddie Gray, President Barack Obama said it was "absolutely vital" that the truth comes out in the case."What I think the people of Baltimore want more than anything else is the truth," the president said. "That's what people around the country expect."
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2015
    Obama on Freddie Gray case
  • Teens take HIV epidemic into their own hands
    Holli Reynolds “didn’t even know what HIV was” when the news broke that 11 people in her tiny town had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS. “I was like, ‘Well, we’re going to have to do something about it so everyone’s aware of what’s going on around them. Because you’re living in it,” Holli said.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

  • Reliving fall of Saigon with Vietnam vets and journalists
    As Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, marks the 40th anniversary of the end of the war, a group of journalists and former Marines revisit the country to remember one of the most significant chapters of their lives. Special correspondent Mike Cerre, who served in Vietnam, reports.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2015
  • Perception of the police depends on your Baltimore zip code
    Two neighborhoods in Baltimore are less than a mile apart, but have vastly different relations with the police. Hari Sreenivasan looks at how residents of the two communities are dealing with the recent unrest.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2015