Monday, April 17, 2017

  • Indian innovator wants to make sanitary pads more affordable
    Arunachalam Murugananthan is known as India's pad man. Breaking a strict taboo in India's tradition-bound society, Murugananthan worked to perfect an affordable sanitary pad in hope of starting a movement to help women in the developing world. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2017
    Length: 447
  • How should U.S. and allies confront North Korea?
    The long-simmering standoff between the United States and North Korea is heating up again. As the Trump administration draws a tougher line with the regime, what options are open to the U.S., its allies and China? Judy Woodruff speaks with former Secretary of Defense William Perry.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2017
    Length: 394
  • What will Erdogan’s new power mean for Turkey?
    Citizens of Turkey voted Sunday by a thin margin to overhaul the country’s political system, which could lead to a major consolidation of power for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Jeffrey Brown talks to Steven Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations and Kadir Ustun of the SETA Foundation about the ramifications of the controversial referendum.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2017
    Length: 0
  • A murder video raises debate about Facebook’s responsibility
    A video of a man being shot to death was posted on Facebook Sunday and stayed online for nearly three hours before it was taken down. A man identified as Steve Stephens is said to have recorded himself confronting and killing Robert Godwin Sr. in Cleveland, raising questions about the role of social media sites. John Yang talks to Emily Dreyfuss of Wired magazine.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2017
    Length: 386
  • North Korea's failed missile test draws dueling rhetoric
    Vice President Mike Pence in a visit to the DMZ and South Korean capital vowed action to achieve a nuclear-free peninsula, saying the U.S. and its allies will act unless China uses its influence to rein in North Korea. Meanwhile, a North Korean ambassador took a defiant tone at the United Nations. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2017
    Length: 165

Sunday, April 16, 2017

  • Georgia Dems aim for upset in Republican stronghold
    A special election on Tuesday will replace an open House seat in Georgia's 6th congressional district left by Tom Price, who is now the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The district has been solidly Republican for 25 years, but a Democratic newcomer, Jon Ossoff, is making a strong run for the seat. Atlanta Journal Constitution reporter Greg Bluestein joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2017
    Length: 209
  • Turkey votes to expand presidential powers
    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan eked out a major victory on Sunday to expand his executive powers. A narrow majority of Turks voted on a referendum to amend the country's constitution and abolish the office of the prime minister, allowing the president to issue decrees without parliamentary approval. New York Times reporter Patrick Kingsley joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2017
    Length: 246
  • Can Rhode Island’s paid family leave be a national model?
    In 1993, former President Bill Clinton signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act, granting unpaid family leave to millions in the U.S. Decades later, the country has yet to implement a paid family leave policy -- but some states have created their own policies. The NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker went to one of those states, Rhode Island, to see how it works.
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2017
    Length: 544
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

  • Bills requiring candidates to submit tax returns face obstacles
    Original Air Date: April 15, 2017
    Length: 544
    Demonstrators protest in response to President Donald Trump's refusal to make his tax returns public in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • North Korea rebukes U.S. as Navy strike group advances
    North Korea marked its most important holiday today -- the Day of the Sun, which commemorates the birthday of founding ruler Kim Il-sung. At the ceremony for the event, North Korean politician and army official Choe Ryong-hae charged President Donald Trump with "creating a war situation" by sending a Navy carrier strike group to the region. Jean Lee of the Associated Press joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: April 15, 2017
    Length: 235
    A Picture and its Story: North Korea on parade
  • Amid Trump crackdown, U.S. immigrants head to Canada
    Following President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration and recent roundups of undocumented immigrants, a wave of people has crossed the border into Canada, where they believe there is less risk of detention and deportation. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Lisa Desai went to the province of Manitoba along the U.S.-Canada border to meet the people seeking asylum.
    Original Air Date: April 15, 2017
    Length: 558
    A man who says he is from Bangladesh, is confronted by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer as he exits a taxi at the U.S.-Canada border leading into Hemmingford, Quebec, Canada

Friday, April 14, 2017

  • Is Afghanistan any closer to stable?
    A massive U.S. airstrike against the Islamic State has put American involvement in Afghanistan back in the spotlight. After almost 16 years, thousands of casualties and billions of dollars, how is the country faring and where does the U.S. effort stand? William Brangham reports and Judy Woodruff gets analysis of the ongoing conflict from Pamela Constable of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2017
    Length: 474
  • As faith declines in Spain, so do Seville's convents
    Everywhere you turn in Seville, Spain, there are reminders of a rich religious past, including its cloistered convents, which have been part of the fabric of the community for hundreds of years. Yet few women in Spain heed the call to join the sisterhood anymore, and once-bustling communities are now the victims of decay. Jeffrey Brown reports on efforts to save the endangered convents.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2017
    Length: 428
  • The problem with thinking you know more than the experts
    More and more, people don't care about expert views. That's according to Tom Nichols, author of "The Death of Expertise," who says Americans have become insufferable know-it-alls, locked in constant conflict and debate with others over topics they actually know almost nothing about. Nichols shares his humble opinion on how we got here.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2017
    Length: 190
  • Shields and Brooks on GOP home-district hostility
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including how Republican members of Congress are facing heat from crowds of their own constituents while home during recess, why President Trump’s views have shifted on China, NATO and Janet Yellen, and more.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2017
    Length: 882
  • Prep school Choate owns up to decades of abuse allegations
    Decades of sexual abuse have been uncovered at one of the nation's elite prep schools. A new investigation details the experiences of 24 adult alumni of Choate Rosemary Hall who, between 1963 and 2010, allegedly suffered offenses such as kissing, groping and rape. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the report with Paul Mones, a sexual abuse attorney, and Jonathan Saltzman of The Boston Globe.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2017
    Length: 509

Thursday, April 13, 2017

  • U.S. internment camps inspire students to raise their voices
    A California high school is using song to examine a painful chapter in U.S. history. “In America” is an oratorio composed by students at Van Nuys High School, with help from the Los Angeles Master Chorale, that reflects on the experiences of Japanese-Americans who were forced to leave their homes for internment camps during World War II. Jeffrey Brown reports from Los Angeles.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2017
    Length: 377
  • On America's racial terrorism, 'silence has condemned us'
    “I don’t think we’re free in America,” says attorney Bryan Stevenson, who sees an unwillingness to talk about the terrors of slavery and other racial-based violence as a continuing burden. But he also sees strength -- in the descendants of those who endured slavery. Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, offers his Brief but Spectacular take on race and justice in America.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2017
    Length: 203
  • Central American migrants face uncertain future in Mexico
    Thousands of Central Americans cross into Mexico every day, dreaming of more peaceful and prosperous lives. For many, this is the first moment of a long, dangerous journey north. While more and more migrants are choosing to stay in Mexico, others still hope to make it to the United States. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports on the difficult and sometimes dangerous conditions.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2017
    Length: 542
  • Explaining Trump’s shifting views on domestic policies
    President Trump has made a series of reversals in recent days. Despite a tough posture during his campaign, he now says he won't label China as a currency manipulator. And on tax reform, Fed chair Janet Yellen and the Export-Import Bank, the president has made stark departures from past remarks. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Carol Lee of The Wall Street Journal and Robert Costa of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2017
    Length: 0
  • Dreading doing your taxes? Other countries have easier ways
    Filing your taxes in other countries is not a work-intensive process that can take days or weeks; it can be as simple as clicking a confirmation sent online by the government. For his latest book, "A Fine Mess," J.R. Reid went on global quest for a better system. Economics correspondent Paul Solman asks Reid about what he sees are the biggest absurdities of American taxes and how we could improve.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2017
    Length: 0

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

  • AP: UN peacekeepers accused of thousands of cases of abuse
    A new investigation by The Associated Press found nearly 2,000 allegations of abuse and exploitation by United Nations peacekeepers in the past 12 years in countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Haiti. More than 300 of the sexual abuse cases involved children; few perpetrators served jail time. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Trish Wilson of the Associated Press.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2017
    Length: 341
  • ‘Refugee’ author explains life between two worlds
    What does the word "refugee" mean to the author of a short story collection called "The Refugees"? They “are the unwanted," says Viet Thanh Nguyen, who claims his own identity among them. Nguyen joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss his stories about living between worlds and being haunted by the past.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2017
    Length: 378
  • Tillerson: U.S.-Russia relations, trust ‘at a low point’
    Discord was on display at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's Moscow meetings with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The most immediate trigger for tensions was a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria, and the U.S. attack on a Syrian air base. Lavrov gave no ground on issues of Syria, Ukraine or Russian meddling in the U.S. election. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2017
    Length: 253
    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov following their talks in Moscow, Russia, April 12, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin - RTX35AIG
  • NATO chief on how to prevent Russian tensions from spiraling
    President Trump held a joint White House news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday, where the president suggested the U.S.-Russia relationship might be at an all-time low. Stoltenberg joins Judy Woodruff to discuss how NATO is responding to a “more assertive” Russia, plus past comments from Mr. Trump about NATO and the global fight against terrorism.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2017
    Length: 518
  • Here’s how NASA’s mission could change under Trump
    Some big changes could be in store for American space exploration under President Trump and the Republican Congress. Sending more humans to the moon, as well as a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa seem to be part of a plan that extends years beyond the Trump administration. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien explores how NASA’s mission could be reshaped.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2017
    Length: 491
  • Ancient city of Nimrud reduced to rubble by ISIS
    When the Islamic State militant group captured parts of Northern Iraq in 2014, it declared war on the ancient city of Nimrud. Though reclaimed by Iraqi forces last November, the ruins have been forever changed, the victim of massive destruction. Special correspondent Marcia Biggs joins two archaeologists to see what's left of the 3,000-year-old city after only two and a half years under ISIS.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2017
    Length: 492
  • Florida is burning and it’s just the start of the dry season
    In Florida, a state of emergency is underway as more than 100 wildfires burn in and across all corners of the state. And since February, more than 7,000 acres have burned across the state, as Florida copes with rising temperatures and major drought. William Brangham sits down with Jim Karels, director of the Florida Forest Service, about how the state is combatting the heat.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2017
    Length: 324