Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • Trump denies reported chaos in wide-ranging news conference
    During a more than hour-long news conference, President Trump rejected charges of ties between his campaign and Russia, blasted the intelligence community for leaks and repeatedly attacked the news media. Judy Woodruff, Hari Sreenivasan and Lisa Desjardins offer a look at and fact-check of the president’s remarks.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • How the concealed carry debate plays out on college campuses
    In 1966, America’s first mass school shooting took place at the University of Texas, Austin, leaving 16 dead. Today, Texas is one of eight states that allows concealed weapons to be carried on public college campuses, prompting vigorous debate. With “Tower,” a new documentary on PBS’s Independent Lens that re-examines the incident, we get a look at how students feel about having guns at school.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
  • What it’s like to create a TV show that makes people talk
    Jenni Konner, one of the three showrunners of the HBO comedy "GIRLS" and collaborator to Lena Dunham, gives her Brief But Spectacular take on why it's so important to her to be creating avenues for dialogue for women and girls, be it through the show or their newsletter "Lenny Letter."
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
  • Puzder drops out; Trump slams leaks over Russia reports
    Andrew Puzder, President Trump's nominee for labor secretary, withdrew from the running on Wednesday, two days after National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned under fire. Meanwhile, President Trump ignored reports of contacts between campaign advisers and Russian intelligence and instead went after the media and complained about leaks. Lisa Desjardins and John Yang report.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
  • Klobuchar asks why Trump officials want Russia connection
    Democrats on Capitol Hill are calling for an independent investigation to address unanswered questions surrounding Michael Flynn's resignation and new reports of regular contact between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Judy Woodruff speaks with Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., about what and how she would like to probe in the wake of Flynn’s departure.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
  • What shrugging off a two-state solution could mean for peace
    With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his side, President Trump served notice that he's not wedded to long-standing U.S. support for a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Hari Sreenivasan gets analysis from Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, and Brookings Institute's Tamara Wittes.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
    U.S. President Donald Trump (R) greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a joint news conference Feb. 15 at the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTSYUDS
  • Scientists scramble to safeguard vital environmental data
    Since the election, members of many scientific and research groups have been archiving government data they believe could be jeopardized by the new administration. Their fear is that without data, you can’t have environmental regulation. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien took a look at one of those efforts underway at New York University.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
  • Former Trump adviser claims no Russian meetings
    Carter Page, a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, is among those alleged to have had contact with Russian officials, and was named in an uncorroborated dossier. Page, who manages an energy investment company, joins Judy Woodruff to combat claims of campaign contact with Russian officials, calling recent reports “fake news” and “public relations attacks.”
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
    Carter Page, one-time advisor of president-elect Donald Trump, addresses the audience during a 2016 presentation in Moscow, Russia. Photo by Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • Fighting student homelessness by helping the whole family
    If a homeless student is worrying about where he is spending the night, it’s likely he’s not going to be thinking much about his homework. And in one of the poorest districts in Kansas, educators have realized that to help homeless students they needed to do more to help homeless families. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week traveled to Kansas City to explore their unique program.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2017
  • How UConn women’s basketball became synonymous with winning
    The UConn Women's basketball team hasn't lost a game since 2014. That streak -- 100 straight games -- has never been approached by any other NCAA team -- male or female. William Brangham talks to Christine Brennan of USA TODAY about this groundbreaking accomplishment.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2017
  • Democrats demand independent probe after Flynn resignation
    Michael Flynn’s short tenure as national security adviser is done, but the firestorm over his resignation has just started. John Yang and Lisa Desjardins offer a look at the fallout from both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2017
  • National Security Council in turmoil amid Flynn departure
    What’s happening in the White House in the midst of Michael Flynn’s resignation as national security adviser, and what are the real-world consequences of that upheaval? Judy Woodruff speaks with Greg Miller of The Washington Post and The New York Times’ Michael Gordon.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2017
  • How deep will the Senate delve into Flynn investigation?
    How far will the Senate go in investigating the events that led to the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, amid wider concerns about Russian interference in the election? Judy Woodruff gets two reactions from Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., who both sit on the Intelligence Committee.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2017
  • Will Trump's affinity for Israel translate into new policy?
    President Trump talked during his campaign of moving the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, seeming to favor Israel in his policy stances. But more recent comments suggest the administration could be more in line with long-standing American policy based on the two-state solution. What’s ahead for Mideast policy? Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports from Jerusalem.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

  • Is the focus on his staff keeping Trump from making policy?
    In recent weeks, several members of President Trump’s administration have come under scrutiny for potentially not measuring up in their new roles. Judy Woodruff sits down with NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report to discuss the latest on Michael Flynn, if the president likes keeping his staff on edge and whether the focus on personnel is obstructing policy progress.
    Original Air Date: February 13, 2017
  • Tommy Hilfiger on why fashion is important
    As a child, Tommy Hilfiger’s struggles in school and undiagnosed dyslexia led him to think he wasn’t smart. But coming of age in the 1960s, he developed an interest in expressing himself through what he wore. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Tommy Hilfiger to discuss why he decided to write a memoir, what he dislikes in a piece of clothing and why fashion is an important part of pop culture.
    Original Air Date: February 13, 2017
  • What Flynn’s contact with Russia means for national security
    President Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has come under fire for pre-inauguration conversations he had with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. Judy Woodruff speaks with The New York Times’ David Sanger and Leon Panetta, former director of the CIA, about Flynn's actions and what the controversy suggests about the early weeks of the Trump administration.
    Original Air Date: February 13, 2017
  • Oroville Dam highlights challenges of water management
    At Northern California’s Lake Oroville, water levels receded Monday, stopping the overflow of water from the dam’s emergency spillway. This reduced the risk of immediate uncontrolled flooding -- but longer-term concerns remain. William Brangham speaks with Jeffrey Mount of the Public Policy Institute of California about the massive evacuation that took place and the outlook for the dam's future.
    Original Air Date: February 13, 2017
  • A rare glimpse into the brutality of life under Boko Haram
    Last year, the news service Voice of America received a stunning trove of videos from Nigeria: 18 hours of footage recorded by the country's militant group Boko Haram in 2014. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Ibrahim Alfa Ahmed of VOA about how the organization verified the videos, their brutal content and what we can learn from the rare glimpse into the operations of a terror organization.
    Original Air Date: February 13, 2017
  • How technology can help verify human rights abuses
    Humanitarian crises like those in Syria’s Aleppo sometimes make headlines. But how do we identify such atrocities when they are occurring thousands of miles away? A new program at UC Berkeley is training students to leverage social media, geolocation and other high-tech tools to document human rights abuses, and their findings have been brought to the UN. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.
    Original Air Date: February 13, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

  • With missile test, North Korea may be testing Trump
    North Korea appeared to fire a ballistic missile on Sunday as a challenge to President Donald Trump. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was with Trump at his Florida estate Mar-a-Lago when they received the news, called the move “intolerable.” For more on the implications, Jon Wolfsthal, a fellow at Harvard University and former special assistant to President Barack Obama for nonproliferation issues, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C.
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2017
  • Jailed green card holder who voted could face deportation
    Last week a Fort Worth, Texas jury convicted a legal permanent resident from Mexico who is not a U.S. citizen of illegally casting ballots in five elections going back to 2004. Rosa Maria Ortega was sentenced to eight years in prison and could face deportation. Associated Press reporter Paul Weber joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the case.
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2017
  • Trudeau and Trump to meet for the first time
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet President Donald Trump for the first time on Monday when he visits the White House and topics like trade, immigration and national security top their agenda. For a preview of the meeting, New York Times reporter Ian Austen joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from the Canadian capital of Ottawa.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2017
  • Cohousing communities help prevent social isolation
    Groups in Denmark and the U.S. are choosing to live in intentionally intergenerational communities, which emerged to strengthen social ties between aging seniors and their younger counterparts who are balancing work and family. People living in them say the model fosters an interdependent environment and helps everyone feel more comfortable with the process of getting older. NewsHour Weekend's Saskia de Melker reports.
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017

  • Raids across the country rattle immigrants
    Raids this week ordered by the Trump administration has led to the detention and possible deportation of hundreds of immigrants around the country. While the government says they were routine, advocacy groups say it was a stepped-up effort by a president who drew a hard line on immigration during the campaign. For more context, USA Today immigration reporter Alan Gomez joins Hari Sreenivasan from Miami.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2017
  • Somalia president sworn in amid refugee crisis
    Somalia, one of the seven countries named in President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigration, swore in President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, nicknamed “Farmajo,” this week. Mohamed takes over as thousands of Somalis are living in the Dadaab refugee complex in neighboring Kenya, the world’s largest refugee camp. NPR reporter Eyder Peralta joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2017
  • GE, other corporations shop for best relocation deals
    American companies have often moved manufacturing plants in search of cheaper labor or easier access to raw materials. But inside the U.S., states are competing with each other to attract new companies and the jobs they bring. In turn, corporations leverage their position to shop around for the best deals and tax incentives to relocate. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Christopher Booker reports.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

  • Trump aide reportedly talked sanctions with Russian envoy
    In December, the Obama administration levied new sanctions against Russia for its alleged role in tampering with the election. In the days following, incoming White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn spoke several times via phone with the Russian ambassador. What did they discuss? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Greg Miller of The Washington Post about new revelations.
    Original Air Date: February 10, 2017