Friday, May 29, 2015

  • Why farmers are concerned about EPA’s new rules on water
    The EPA has finalized new rules about what kinds of waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act, adding the smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands that feed drinking water for some Americans. Political editor Lisa Desjardins reports on what the shift means, and why it’s drawn both praise and criticism.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015
  • Shields and Brooks on Dennis Hastert charges
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the indictment and allegations of misconduct against former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s comments about the Iraqi army’s defeat at Ramadi, 2016 campaign announcements from Rick Santorum and George Pataki.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015
  • How did a fake study make it into Science magazine?
    A study published in Science magazine suggested that attitudes toward same-sex marriage were more likely to be changed by face-to-face conversations with gay canvassers over straight ones. But now that study has been redacted, spurring questions about how scientific research is published. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Ivan Oransky, co-founder of Retraction Watch, who broke the story.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015
  • Re-elected FIFA president Blatter faces corruption fallout
    Days after top officials were arrested on major corruption charges, Joseph “Sepp” Blatter won a fifth term as the head of FIFA, the governing body of the World Cup and international soccer. To discuss the geopolitics and economics behind Blatter’s victory, Judy Woodruff talks to soccer analyst Roger Bennett and Franklin Foer, author of “How Soccer Explains the World.”
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015
  • Texas Lt. Gov. on what’s needed for flood cleanup
    Torrential downpours dumped as much as seven inches of rain in the Dallas-Fort Worth area overnight; rescue teams responded to more than 250 calls for help. So far, the death toll from floods in central Texas has reached 25. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who toured the destruction in hard-hit Wimberley.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015
  • Will Nigeria’s new president reset relations with the U.S.?
    Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari has inherited a host of problems from outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan, including the fight against Boko Haram militants. Does Nigeria’s new leadership offer an opening for better relations with -- and more help from -- the U.S.? Judy Woodruff learns more from J. Peter Pham of The Atlantic Council.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015
    Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari rides on the motorcade while inspecting the guard of honour at Eagle Square in Abuja
  • Buhari vows fight against Boko Haram at inauguration
    Nigerians celebrated the historic inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari, as their nation’s first democratic transfer of power was finalized. Buhari, a former military dictator, vowed to take charge of the fight against Boko Haram militants. Meanwhile, the U.S. is reportedly ready to expand military assistance to Nigeria. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015
    Chief Justice of Nigeria Mahmud Mohammed swears in Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria's president while Buhari's wife Aisha looks on at Eagle Square in Abuja
  • News Wrap: Hastert reportedly paid to hide sexual misconduct
    In our news wrap Friday, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert resigned from his law firm after being indicted on federal charges. The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times reported that the misconduct was of a sexual nature. Also, in Iraq, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for car bombs that killed at least 15 people, targeting two prominent hotels in Baghdad.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015
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  • Why the Freddie Gray riots began at a shopping mall
    Johns Hopkins historian N.D.B. Connolly spoke with economics correspondent Paul Solman about how local economic disparities became a driving force in the Baltimore riots.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 28, 2015
    Thursday on the NewsHour, the White House calls on Congress to renew key parts of the Patriot Act. Also: A deadly heatwave in India, Obama’s immigration reform stalls, treating HIV with drugs right after diagnosis, critics call for FIFA’s president to step down, a CEO promotes yoga and meditation for employees and a harrowing account of a massacre in Norway.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2015
    A woman checks her smartphone as she walks past the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 4,  2014.  U.S. President Barack Obama voiced optimism on Wednesday that a government shutdown can be avoided in coming weeks, pointing to comments from Republican leaders of Congress who oppose a budget showdown. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
  • Are Patriot Act provisions essential for fighting terrorism?
    What will happen if Congress allows key portions of the Patriot Act to expire? Judy Woodruff gets views from James Bamford, author of “The Shadow Factory,” and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey on what’s at stake, and whether the USA Freedom Act offers a better alternative.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2015
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  • Obama immigration plan on hold till legal challenge resolved
    President Obama's executive orders on immigration are stalled. His signature immigration plan, which would grant work permits and deportation protection to millions, suffered a major blow when a federal court refused to allow it to take immediate effect. Gwen Ifill discusses what all of this means with Stephen Legomsky of the Washington University School of Law and Alan Gomez of USA Today.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2015
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  • White House: Letting Patriot Act tools expire courts risk
    Three U.S. intelligence tools are scheduled to expire Sunday, including the NSA's controversial bulk collection of Americans' phone metadata records. President Obama has urged lawmakers to renew the Patriot Act programs, but so far the Senate has failed to compromise on their extension. Judy Woodruff talks to Lisa Monaco, assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2015
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  • Author examines story behind Norway’s shocking massacre
    One July day in 2011, two separate incidents shook the country of Norway to its core, leaving 77 people dead. Journalist Asne Seierstad focuses on those events in "One of Us: The Story of Anders Brevik and the Massacre in Norway." She joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss her new book.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2015
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  • For this CEO, mindful management means yoga for employees
    For Mark Bertolini, CEO of health insurer Aetna, a near-death experience led him to make big changes in his personal life and at the company. Living with pain from a skiing accident inspired him to take up yoga and meditation, which made him wonder if it could also help his employees. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2015
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  • India acts on ‘heat action plans’ as temperature soars
    Even for a nation that's accustomed to heat waves, near-record temperatures in India have made daily life miserable and worse: more that 1,400 people have died so far. It's been particularly tough for poorer regions of the country, where electrical fans and air conditioning are out of reach for some. William Brangham gets an update from TIME magazine’s Nikhil Kumar.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2015
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  • Study: Patients should start HIV drugs as early as possible
    Federal health officials now say that individuals with HIV should start antiretroviral drugs as soon as they are diagnosed. That announcement was made after a large clinical trial was stopped because the evidence was so overwhelming. But how do you get those drugs to patients who need them around the world? Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2015
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  • Critics call for FIFA president Sepp Blatter to resign
    Amid a $150 million corruption scandal, critics are calling for FIFA president Sepp Blatter to step down. On Friday, he will stand for election as a fifth term as head of soccer’s governing body. Hari Sreenivasan has the story.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2015
    FIFA President Blatter makes speech during opening ceremony of 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich
  • News Wrap: Former House Speaker Hastert indicted
    In our news wrap Thursday, former Illinois Rep. Dennis Hastert was charged with evading currency rules and lying to the FBI. He allegedly withdrew nearly a million dollars in cash in a way that the bank wouldn't have to report the transactions. Also, local officials in Central Texas fear more rain could threaten search efforts for flood victims who have been missing since Memorial Day weekend.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2015
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  • Could more have been done to prepare for Texas floods?
    The streets of Houston are still flooded after an onslaught of severe storms, and the city is bracing for more rain in the coming days. Officials say six people have died in Houston from the flooding so far. Judy Woodruff learns more from Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the Los Angeles Times about how the already-saturated state is coping.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2015
    HOUSTON, TX - MAY 27: The Brays Bayou flows after massive flooding May 27, 2015 in Houston, Texas. At least 19 people have been killed across Texas and Oklahoma after severe weather, including catastrophic flooding and tornadoes, struck over the past several days, with more rain expected. Photo by Eric Kayne/Getty Images.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

  • News Wrap: Deadly heat wave continues in India
    In our news wrap Wednesday, an extreme heat wave in India is predicted to go on for at least another week. More than 1,100 people have died in the past month and hospitals have been flooded with heat stroke victims. Also, the Islamic State set off a wave of suicide attacks against Iraqi army targets. At least 17 troops were killed outside Fallujah.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2015
  • Female WWII pilot takes flight again
    In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, 92-year-old Joy Lofthouse was a member of an all-female division of British pilots during World War II. Seventy years later, she returns to the cockpit.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2015
  • This museum gift shop sells art you can't hang on the wall
    In Minneapolis, the Walker Art Center is offering art lovers a new thing to collect: intangible experience, direct from artist to consumer. Jeffrey Brown reports on how customers can purchase personal dances, ringtones, even the chance to stage their own art exhibit.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2015
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  • Rescue of stranded Syrian migrants captured on video
    When a small boat with Syrian refugees, fleeing war in their country, broke down in the Mediterranean Sea, one woman captured their rescue by Greek forces on her smartphone. Geraint Vincent of Independent Television News reports.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2015
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  • Strict adoption rules in Morocco leaves orphans without hope
    Orphanages in Morocco face a unique challenge in trying to find permanent homes for children in their care. A recent law has made it nearly impossible for many would-be parents, especially under the Islamist government. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports as part of a partnership with the Bureau for International Reporting.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2015
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  • High school shrinks achievement gap by setting a high bar
    Evanston Township High School outside of Chicago offers its students nearly 30 Advanced Placement classes. But despite the plentiful offerings, administrators noticed that minorities were underrepresented in these courses that can be a boost to a college application. How did the school bridge the gap? Brandis Friedman of WTTW reports from Chicago.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2015
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  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 27, 2015
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, nine officials from soccer's international governing body FIFA are indicted for corruption. Also: rain and flooding continues in already-soaked Texas, capturing a Syrian migrant rescue at sea, shrinking a high school achievement gap, strict adoption rules in Morocco, and an art museum sells intangible experiences.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2015
  • More rain adds to Texas flooding, disrupts rescue search
    Rain and flooding has hammered parts of the Midwest and the Plains this week. The National Weather Service issued another flood warning for Houston, Texas, following another stormy night throughout the region. In Ohio, a tornado churned through a small town, while in Oklahoma, Gov. Mary Fallin toured areas ravaged by water. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2015
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