Friday, March 18, 2016

  • Behind closed doors, GOP strategizes on how to block Trump
    As Donald Trump approaches the 1,237 pledged delegates who would secure his nomination as the GOP’s presidential candidate, the rifts within the Republican party grow ever deeper. On Thursday, a group of conservative activists met in a closed-door session in Washington, D.C., to discuss how to block Trump’s nomination.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump acknowledges supporters at a town hall campaign event in Hickory, North Carolina. March 14, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane  - RTX294KR
  • Drone technology is highly sophisticated--but not risk free
    Drone warfare is a valuable part of the military’s arsenal in the war against international terrorism -- just this month, the Pentagon announced that a drone strike on a jihadist training camp in Somalia killed 150 fighters. But, as the new film “Eye in the Sky” asks, does its effectiveness justify potential loss of innocent life? Jeffrey Brown investigates the controversy around military drones.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2016
    A DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone with 4K video flies in a drone cage during the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada January 8, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Marcus - RTX21LI0
  • What motivates low-income high schoolers to go to college?
    This month, many prospective college students are anticipating an admissions decision from their dream school. Keith Frome, author of “How’s My Kid Doing?” has worked with high school students across the country and believes he has found the key to encouraging them to consider college: peer pressure. Frome offers his unique take on the college application process.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2016
    Photo by Leslie Kirchhoff/Getty Images.
  • The stork brings an bald eaglet to the National Arboretum
    As they welcomed a new member of the family this morning, all eyes were on “Mr. President” and “The First Lady” -- not the Obamas, but a pair of bald eagles nesting at the National Arboretum. A webcam captured their newborn eaglet, for now dubbed “DC-2,” as it emerged from its egg Friday. The family represents the first bald eagles to occupy the Arboretum since 1947.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2016
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Thursday, March 17, 2016

  • No more Shamu--SeaWorld to end breeding of orcas
    SeaWorld has made headlines several times in the past decade: trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by a captive orca during a live show in 2010, and a 2013 documentary focused intense scrutiny on the family-oriented theme park over the use of killer whales as show animals. On Thursday, SeaWorld announced that it would no longer breed orcas or train them for theatrics. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2016
    Young children get a close-up view of an Orca killer whale during a visit to the animal theme park SeaWorld in San Diego, California March 19, 2014   REUTERS/Mike Blake   (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TRAVEL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3HTBE
  • Is NCAA ‘a cartel?’ Some former & current athletes say yes
    March Madness means a huge payday for coaches, colleges, networks and advertisers -- everyone except the athletes themselves. Although television rights for the NCAA tournament this year alone brought in nearly a billion dollars, the players won’t see a penny, and many are unhappy with the situation. Economics correspondent Paul Solman examines the cases for and against paying student athletes.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2016
    Mar 17, 2016; Des Moines, IA, USA; Connecticut Huskies guard Rodney Purvis (44) shoots the ball against Colorado Buffaloes guard Dominique Collier (15) during the second half in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports - RTSAYI7
  • Congress grills MI governor, EPA over Flint water crisis
    Flint, Michigan, earned a place in the spotlight again Thursday, as Congressional hearings on the city’s water crisis continued. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and EPA administrator Gina McCarthy both faced strict scrutiny for their apparent failure to respond to the dire situation quickly enough. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2016
    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (L)  and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (R) testify before a House Oversight and government Reform hearing  on "Examining Federal Administration of the Safe Drinking Water Act in Flint, Michigan, Part III" on Capitol Hill in Washington March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTSAWEO
  • Supreme Court nominee meets with Congressional Democrats
    President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee judge Merrick Garland made his first official visit to Capitol Hill Thursday morning, meeting with key Senate Democrats including Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). For more on the morning’s events and the coming Congressional confirmation battle, Judy Woodruff talks to NPR’s Congressional correspondent Ailsa Chang.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2016
    U.S.  Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland (centre L) is greeted by Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Patrick Leahy on Capitol Hill in Washington March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTSAYC5

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • Defying GOP, Obama chooses D.C. judge for SCOTUS
    The battle for the late Antonin Scalia’s spot on the Supreme Court began Wednesday, as President Obama officially announced his nomination: Merrick B. Garland, chief judge of the federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Obama was undeterred by Congressional Republican vows to ignore any Supreme Court nomination hearings until a new president has been elected.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama (R) applauds Judge Merrick Garland (C) after announcing Garland as his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, in the White House Rose Garden in Washington, March 16, 2016. Vice President Joe Biden is at left.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst  - RTSAQM3
  • News Wrap: Trump dismisses talk of contested convention
    In our news wrap Wednesday, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump warned against trying to deny him the party’s presidential nomination via a brokered RNC convention in July. Also, the Federal Reserve decided to hold interest rates steady, saying the U.S. economy is continuing to grow steadily but still faces international risks.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks with his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (L) at his side as he talks about the results of the Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois and Missouri primary elections during a news conference held at his Mar-A-Lago Club, in Palm Beach, Florida, March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Skipper - RTSAME8
  • Who is Merrick Garland? Analysts review his record & chances
    Following President Obama’s nomination of chief D.C. Circuit appeals judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, Judy Woodruff turns to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal and former Solicitor General Seth Waxman for more on the unique situation. Also, Gwen Ifill talks to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) for some insight into how Congress will respond.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2016
    Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House after being nominated by President Barack Obama (not pictured) to the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington March 16, 2016.       REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTSAQQI
  • Can either party’s frontrunner be stopped?
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump scored big victories in Tuesday’s primaries and hold narrow leads in Missouri, where the races have yet to be called. While Sen. Marco Rubio suspended his campaign after losing Florida, Gov. John Kasich was energized by winning Ohio. He and the other challengers soldier on. Judy Woodruff talks to Susan Page of USA Today and Reid Wilson of Morning Consult for more.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Marco Rubio announces the suspension of his presidential campaign during a rally in Miami, Florida March 15, 2016.    REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTSAM7A

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

  • How three NC coaches helped shape a state’s athletic legacy
    March Madness has arrived once more -- and yet again, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels are in the hunt for a national championship. A new book by sportswriter John Feinstein takes an inside look at one of UNC’s legendary coaches and the two other iconic state basketball figures with whom he formed unique trio. Feinstein joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss “The Legends Club.”
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2016
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  • Can home-field advantage boost Rubio and Kasich?
    Five big states -- Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Illinois and Missouri -- come to the fore Tuesday night, as the latest round of primary voting promises to either push the frontrunners past their dogged opponents or breathe new life into failing campaigns.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2016
    U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio stands in the back of pick up truck as he speaks at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida, March 14, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTSAFVN
  • Tar Heel family illustrates why Trump appeals to the South
    Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has found some of his greatest success in the South this year. In Tuesday’s primaries, that trend doesn’t appear to be changing, as Trump currently leads North Carolina polls by double digits. We visit one Tar Heel family that spans three generations of conflicting political opinions -- but is going all in for Trump.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2016
    A supporter shows his tattoo before U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign rally at Winner Aviation in Youngstown, Ohio  March 14, 2016.  REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RTSAFR5
  • What’s the outlook for heated primaries in FL, OH and IL?
    Presidential contenders are preparing for primaries in five key states Tuesday, including make-or-break contests in Florida and Ohio that could radically alter the complexion of the race. For more on the contests in those states, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff turn to John Yang in Ohio, Politico’s Matt Dixon in Florida and Amanda Vinicky of Illinois Public Radio and WUIS.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2016
    Ohio residents cast their votes on Super Tuesday in Medina, Ohio March 15, 2016.  REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk - RTSAI6P
  • Acclaimed ‘Hamilton’ visits the White House & Obama joins in
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the critically acclaimed musical “Hamilton,” has scored a presidential first. Miranda and the rest of the “Hamilton” cast met and performed for high school students at the White House Monday, but the highlight of the visit came when Miranda and President Barack Obama performed an impromptu freestyle rap on the steps of the Oval Office.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2016
    Cast members from the hit musical "Hamilton" listens as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks before their performance at the White House in Washington March 14, 2016.REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTSAFJM
  • When veterans enroll, they’re not just students
    Today, a college degree is widely considered a prerequisite for career success -- but military veterans, often from low-income backgrounds, tend to lack the financial resources to pursue higher education. The nonprofit Posse Foundation aims to alter this dynamic, sending veterans to elite schools that otherwise would have been off-limits. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2016
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Monday, March 14, 2016

  • More campaign chaos in advance of FL and OH primaries
    After a weekend of tumult on the campaign trail, presidential hopefuls got down to business Monday in preparation for Tuesday’s primary battles--but the day began with unrest at yet another Donald Trump event. Meanwhile, Gov. John Kasich was supported by Mitt Romney in Ohio, Sen. Marco Rubio rallied his home state and Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized Hillary Clinton’s expensive speeches.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2016
    Protesters hold up signs as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a town hall campaign event in Hickory, North Carolina. March 14, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane  - RTX294NA
  • Will campaigns end after tomorrow’s round of primaries?
    Gwen Ifill sits down with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg & Gonzalez Political Report to discuss the latest in politics, including which campaigns’ futures hang in the balance tomorrow, where the delegate counts stand and the potential impact to Congressional races of a Trump ticket.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2016
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  • What job growth? Voters still pessimistic about the economy
    This year’s election has been dominated by economic anxiety, though the nation’s unemployment rate is at its post-recession lowest and there have been six consecutive years of job growth. As a joint project of the NewsHour, American Public Media’s Marketplace and Frontline, Kai Ryssdal of Marketplace joins Judy Woodruff to discuss why many Americans feel the economy is rigged against them.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2016
    Photo by David McNew/Getty Images
  • Kasich urges Ohioans to reject Trump’s “toxic environment”
    Ohio is a vital state for GOP presidential hopefuls; no Republican has ever won the White House after being defeated in the Buckeye State’s primary. But on the eve of Tuesday’s contests, it’s taken on heightened importance as one of the few opportunities left to block frontrunner Donald Trump’s path to the nomination. John Yang reports from Ohio.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2016
    Ohio Governor and Republican U.S. presidential candidate John Kasich speaks at a rally in Strongsville, Ohio March 13, 2016.   REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk - RTX28Z1G

Sunday, March 13, 2016

  • Merkel suffers setback in German referendum
    Millions of voters in Germany went to the polls on Sunday in a referendum on Chancellor Angela Merkel's welcoming of more than a million refugees from the Middle East. Early exit polls show that the outcome may be a disappointing setback for Merkel. Deutsche Welle reporter Gabriel Borrud joins Alison Stewart to discuss the results of the vote.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2016
    Angela Merkel, German Chancellor and leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party addresses a Baden-Wuerttemberg state election campaign rally in Haigerloch, south-western Germany March 12, 2016, ahead of Sunday's regional elections in three states where the refugee crisis is expected to dominate voters' decisions.   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach  - RTX28THR
  • Candidates battle for votes in Ohio ahead of prized primary
    Presidential candidates campaigned heavily in Ohio this weekend ahead of Tuesday's primary elections. Nick Castele, a political reporter for the Cleveland PBS affiliate WVIZ, joins Alison Stewart to discuss.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2016
    Norman Edwards stands alongside other supporters as they await the arrival of Ohio Governor and U.S. presidential candidate John Kasich at a rally in Strongsville, Ohio March 13, 2016.   REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk - RTX28YFS
  • Congress considers cracking down on 'soaring' airline fees
    Congress is considering regulating airline fees for reservation changes, checked luggage and leg room, under a bill introduced this week called the Forbidding Airlines from Imposing Ridiculous Fees Act. Bloomberg Media aviaiton and travel associate editor Justin Bachman joins Alison Stewart to discuss.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2016
    Holiday travelers use self check-in kiosks at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, November 25, 2009. The number of air travelers over the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday will be down this year, which means shorter lines and fewer airport hassles, but full planes and new fees may keep passengers grumbling.    REUTERS/Tami Chappell (UNITED STATES TRANSPORT TRAVEL) - RTXR4NG

Saturday, March 12, 2016

  • Candidates set sights on Florida's big primary prize
    Tuesday's Florida primary elections will be the biggest prize for the presidential candidates. At stake for Democrats are 246 delegates, while all 99 delegates will go to the Republican winner, regardless of the margin of victory. South Florida Sun-Sentinel reporter Anthony Man, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2016
    U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks to supporters during a campaign stop in Largo, Florida, March 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX28U9L
  • Surprise medical are bills stacking up for many adults
    One in three American adults who have private health insurance coverage are hit with surprise medical bills they thought were covered by insurance, which can range from a few hundreds dollars to tens of thousands for an operation. Time Magazine's Haley Sweetland Edwards joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2016
    An entrance sign to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is seen in Dallas, Texas, October 4, 2014.  U.S. health officials have fielded inquiries about as many as 100 potential cases of Ebola since the first patient with the deadly virus was detected in the country, but no new infections have been identified, a senior health official said on Saturday. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH DISASTER) - RTR48XMB
  • Trump holds two rallies in Ohio Saturday
    Following a raucous evening that involved fist fights Friday before a Chicago rally for Donald Trump that was eventually cancelled, the leading Republican candidate spoke at two more rallies Saturday in Cleveland and Dayton, where he addressed the melee. NewsHour correspondent John Yang joins Hari Sreenivasan by phone from Trump's first rally in Ohio.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio March 12, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk - RTX28VKO

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