Friday, April 14, 2017

  • 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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

  • How artists have wrestled with nonstop news
    An exhibit at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles takes an artistic route when it comes to covering the news. “Breaking News” takes audiences to a time back before the Internet, often featuring artists who sought political as well as aesthetic expression. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2017
    Length: 282
  • How war and years of lost education have devastated Syrian children -- and what can be done to help
    More than a third of schools in Syria have closed since the war began six years ago; a recent report found more than 1.7 million children and youth are not attending classes. David Miliband of the International Rescue Committee joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the devastating effects of trauma and the long-term consequences of a generation of children missing out on quality education.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2017
    Length: 479
  • Deadly epidemic spurs research into the lives of bats
    White Nose syndrome is one of the deadliest wildlife diseases in modern times, killing bats by the millions. By waking up the animals more often during hibernation, the illness depletes their fat reserves, causing starvation and death. Now the discovery of infected bats on the West Coast has jumpstarted research around the Northwest. Special correspondent Michael Werner from EarthFix reports.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2017
    Length: 347
  • How did United Airlines’ startling passenger confrontation happen?
    The forced removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight Sunday has caused an international uproar. Video posted via social media showed passenger Dr. David Dao being dragged from his seat by officers. How could this have happened? Ben Mutzabaugh of USA Today joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss what airlines are allowed to do and what United could have done differently.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2017
    Length: 383
  • Why this prostate cancer screening guideline just got reversed
    Five years ago, men aged 55 and over were advised not to undergo the common test for prostate cancer. Now those guidelines have changed, and men 55 to 69 are now being told that they should consider getting tested. William Brangham speaks with Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2017
    Length: 380
    A doctor discusses prostate ultrasound scan with a patient. Photo by Getty Images.
  • Deported to Mexico, these men feel lost in a country they no longer know
    The Trump administration has vowed to speed up the deportation process, but what exactly happens when undocumented immigrants who have built lives and have families in the U.S. are forced to return to Mexico? Special correspondent Nick Schifrin follows the lives of men who have been recently deported.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2017
    Length: 547
  • With new policy, Trump administration puts undocumented immigrants on notice
    During a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, Attorney General Jeff Sessions outlined an aggressive, new approach on immigration. His message? “This is the Trump era.” Judy Woodruff speaks with Nancy Montoya of Arizona Public Media about Sessions’ comments and the new policy.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2017
    Length: 361
  • News Wrap: North Korea warns against U.S. aggression with threat to strike
    In our news wrap Tuesday, North Korea issued a fiery new warning to the United States, threatening nuclear strikes on American military bases in South Korea and elsewhere if the U.S. makes any aggressive move. President Trump took to Twitter, saying help from China would be “great.” Also, Democrats were hoping for an upset in Kansas in the first congressional election since November.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2017
    Length: 146

Monday, April 10, 2017

  • University in Ghana teaches students to resist corruption
    When Patrick Awuah -- a former Microsoft executive who was educated in the U.S. -- returned to his home country of Ghana, his goal of starting a software company was dashed by the lack of a qualified workforce. So instead he founded Ashesi University, which is guided by principles of ethical leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2017
    Length: 146
  • What special election upsets would mean for Democrats
    Judy Woodruff sits down with NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report to discuss what the American public thinks about President Trump’s decision to bomb a Syrian airfield after a chemical attack, plus what Republican lawmakers are telling constituents about health care reform and upcoming special elections in Kansas and Georgia.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2017
    Length: 146
  • After U.S. missile strikes, what’s the next move on Syria?
    What does the U.S. plan next in response to civil war in Syria? Members of the Trump administration have appeared to send mixed messages about U.S. policy going forward, most notably on the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2017
    Length: 146
  • How will Justice Gorsuch influence polarizing cases?
    Justice Neil Gorsuch officially joined the bench at the Supreme Court Monday, returning the court to its full strength for the first time since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss what’s on the docket and how the Supreme Court’s newest member could influence the ideological balance in the long term.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2017
    Length: 146
    U.S. President Donald Trump points to the audience after the swearing in of Judge Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Supreme Court Justice in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX34YUE
  • How Tesla’s ‘story’ is driving its skyrocketing stock value
    The market value of Tesla, the high-end electric car manufacturer, has surpassed that of American automotive giants like Ford and General Motors, both of which sell millions more cars than Tesla does. James B. Stewart of The New York Times joins William Brangham to discuss Tesla’s brand allure and the state of today’s auto industry.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2017
    Length: 146
    A Tesla Model S charges at a Tesla Supercharger station in Cabazon, California, U.S. May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich - RTSF1Q3