Sunday, May 3, 2015

  • 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
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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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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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
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  • 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
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  • Political foes are joining forces to fix criminal justice
    The U.S. accounts for just 5 percent of the world’s population, but it houses more than 20 percent of its prisoners. Now groups on opposite sides of the political spectrum are working together to overhaul the country’s criminal justice system. Judy Woodruff learns more about the Coalition for Public Safety from Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress and Mark Holden of Koch Industries.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2015
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  • Is it nuts to grow almonds during a drought?
    The almond, America’s most popular nut and California's most lucrative agriculture export, is also a water guzzler. It takes approximately a gallon of water to grow a single almond. While prices are at record highs due to global demand, the Golden State is also in the middle of a historic drought, which is hurting farmers and residents. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2015
    A man displays an almond in Paso Robles, California
  • Orioles' John Angelos on how the system is failing Baltimore
    Gwen Ifill talks to John Angelos, executive vice president of the Baltimore Orioles, about his defense of protestors, the economic factors behind the city’s anger and frustration, as well as why the baseball team closed to the public during a game Wednesday night -- a first in Major League Baseball history.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2015
    A Baltimore Orioles player stands in the dugout and looks at empty seats before the start of their American League baseball game Chicago White Sox American League baseball game at Camden Yards baseball stadium in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Whitney Museum opens more space for risk-taking artists
    The Whitney Museum in New York has made a name for itself as a showcase for American art, and for contemporary artists eager to push boundaries. After nearly a half century on the Upper East Side, the museum has moved downtown to a larger space. Jeffrey Brown gets a tour of the new museum.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2015
    People walk past the new Whitney Museum of American Art in New York
  • 101 released without charge after 48 hours in Baltimore jail
    One hundred and one people were held inside Baltimore Central Booking for 48 hours before being released Wednesday night on expired time. The group was arrested in connection with the riots that broke out on Monday after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Natalie Finegar, deputy district public defender for Baltimore, many were held without probable cause.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2015
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

  • What’s in the Trans-Pacific Partnership for U.S. and Japan?
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s U.S. visit came at a critical moment in the fight to establish a sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership. An agreement could mean hundreds of billions of dollars in business, exports and profits, but opponents warn it would cost American jobs and give foreign corporations too much legal power. Gwen Ifill talks to Edward Alden of the Council on Foreign Relations.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe for a State Dinner at the White House
  • How do we change broken police relations in America?
    Gwen Ifill talks to Laurie Robinson of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic, and Lester Spence of Johns Hopkins University about the forces driving Baltimore’s upheaval and what’s needed to improve relations between community and police.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2015
    Baltimore Police Conduct Investigation Into Death Of Freddie Gray, After He Died From Injuries Sustained While In Custody
  • 'World's best teacher' does not believe in tests and quizzes
    For 25 years, Nancie Atwell has run a small, independent K-8 school in Maine, where the goal is not just teaching young students, but also teachers. At the Center for Teaching and Learning, the school day is driven by a simple motto: let kids have choices. Now Atwell's work and philosophy have earned her education's highest honor, the Global Teacher Prize. The NewsHour's April Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2015
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  • Why didn’t Nepal prepare for an inevitable earthquake?
    Why wasn’t Nepal better prepared for an earthquake that everyone expected? Judy Woodruff talks to Jonah Blank of RAND Corporation about the political and economic challenges in Nepal.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2015
    Makeshift shelters for earthquake victims are seen on an open ground in Kathmandu
  • Meet pro-basketball’s first female union boss
    Michele Roberts, the first woman ever to run a professional sports union in North America, is on top of what is still very much a man's world. She'll face negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement with NBA team owners in 2017. As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff interviews Roberts about her journey and the coming challenge.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2015
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  • Recovering from riots, Baltimore refocuses on Freddie Gray
    The presence of 3,000 police and National Guardsmen, as well as an overnight curfew, appeared to stabilize Baltimore. Tuesday night was not completely trouble free, but Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said the city is getting back to normal. Meanwhile, community leaders organized a march to refocus on the case of Freddie Gray. Hari Sreenivasan joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the city’s recovery.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2015
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  • Eddie Huang says TV needs to add variety to menu
    Growing up, chef, restaurateur, author and TV producer Eddie Huang says, "I never watched television with any Asian-Americans that I related to or felt like were real people." Has the new ABC sitcom based on Huang's memoir, "Fresh Off the Boat," changed that?
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

  • Should government address root causes of Baltimore upheaval?
    At the White House, President Obama condemned the violence in Baltimore and called for reflection on systemic troubles driving the anger. Gwen Ifill sits down with Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina -- where another police department came under fire recently for the death of a black man -- to discuss increasing police transparency and improving prospects for struggling communities.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2015
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