Wednesday, April 27, 2016

  • How a Seattle murderer slipped through the cracks
    In 2009, Jennifer Hopper and Teresa Butz were attacked and sexually assaulted in their home; Butz did not survive. In “While the City Slept,” Eli Sanders, a Pulitzer winner for his reporting on the case, examines the troubled life of their attacker, a mentally ill man who had repeatedly slipped through the cracks of the mental health and justice systems. William Brangham talks to Sanders for more.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2016
  • Analyzing Trump’s tough-talking foreign policy speech
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump articulated his foreign policy approach Wednesday morning, promising to always put American interests and security first. For two perspectives on Trump’s speech, Judy Woodruff talks with Trump foreign policy advisor Walid Phares and former State Department official Nicholas Burns.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, United States, April 27, 2016.  REUTERS/Jim Bourg - RTX2BXUW
  • Hastert faces sex abuse past in hush money case
    Dennis Hastert was once second-in-line for the presidency. But on Wednesday, the former speaker of the House was sentenced to 15 months behind bars for banking violations. During the hearing, Hastert admitted that he sexually abused minors decades ago. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Natasha Korecki of Politico for more on the case.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2016
    Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the Dirksen Federal courthouse for his scheduled sentencing hearing in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. April 27, 2016.  REUTERS/Frank Polich - RTX2BVKZ
  • News Wrap: Supreme Court hears McDonnell corruption appeal
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s corruption appeal with seeming sympathy, as both liberal and conservative justices suggested the federal bribery law is too broad. Also, House Speaker Paul Ryan suggested the White House asked for too much money to combat Zika virus, likely delaying a decision on the matter until after the upcoming recess.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2016
    Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is trailed by reporters as he departs after his appeal of his 2014 corruption conviction was heard at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S. April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2BWZH
  • Trump shares worldview as Cruz rolls out running mate
    Donald Trump talked foreign policy in a speech in Washington, a day after sweeping all five Northeast primaries and going after Hillary Clinton for "playing the woman card." Rival Sen. Ted Cruz meanwhile vowed to fight on, with a big campaign announcement. And Sen. Bernie Sanders showed no signs of quitting despite Clinton's nearly insurmountable delegate lead. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz stands with Carly Fiorina after he announced Fiorina as his running mate at a campaign rally in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY  - RTX2BYKI
  • The shock of finally seeing the full spectrum of emotion
    A medical procedure used to diagnose damage from brain injuries may also help some autistic patients make connections and understand emotions they’ve never experienced. Author John Robison underwent that experimental therapy, detailed in a new memoir, “Switched On.” Hari Sreenivasan talks with Robison about his experience.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

  • Chernobyl’s haunting impact, 30 years later
    Bells tolled 30 times in Kiev on Tuesday, once for each year since the world's worst nuclear disaster. Fallout from Chernobyl haunts Europe: It’s estimated that long-term radiation effects will claim at least 9,000 lives. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien offers a closer look at the science of nuclear power and Hari Sreenivasan talks to photographer Michal Huniewicz about the lasting effects.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2016
    A woman holds a portrait of her relative, a victim of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, during a ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, April 26, 2016.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2BPD9
  • Will Northeast primaries help front-runners seal the win?
    Five Northeastern states go to cast their primary ballots on Tuesday. While front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hope to run up big margins and big delegate wins, Sen. Bernie Sanders insisted he would continue campaigning no matter the night’s outcome. Judy Woodruff talks to Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Dave Davies of WHYY for more.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S. April 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTX2BMW5
  • These key decisions can shape your post-college destiny
    This time of year, high school seniors and their families are thinking about where they’ll be headed to college in the fall. In “There Is Life After College,” author Jeffrey Selingo examines how one’s post-college years are influenced by crucial choices made before students even enroll. Selingo sits down with William Brangham for a conversation.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2016
  • News Wrap: NC voter ID opponents vow to fight court decision
    In our news wrap Tuesday, opponents said they’d keep up a fight against a law that requires North Carolina voters to show a photo ID after a federal judge upheld it on Monday. Also, officials warned of a major storm system threatening the Great Plains with giant hail and tornadoes.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2016
    A pile of government pamphlets explaining North Carolina's controversial "Voter ID" law sits on table at a polling station as the law goes into effect for the state's presidential primary in Charlotte, North Carolina March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane - RTSAI74
  • Artist turns Chicago’s empty spaces into positive change
    An internationally recognized artist, Theaster Gates is well versed on how to shape materials into meaningful forms. But Gates applies those principles to more than just art -- he’s also a renowned urban developer who shapes downtrodden neighborhoods into community gathering places and low-cost housing. Gates joins Jeffrey Brown to explore the intersection of art and activism.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2016
  • Why assassins are hunting these Burundian refugees in Kenya
    One year ago, Burundi's president announced he was running for a third term, which triggered a failed coup, protests and a violent crackdown. Hundreds died and at least 220,000 have left the country. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports from Nairobi, where some Burundian refugees from the opposition have fled for safety, but instead are being hunted down by men sent by the government.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2016
  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 26, 2016
    In our news wrap Tuesday, opponents said they’d keep up a fight against a law that requires North Carolina voters to show a photo ID after a federal judge upheld it on Monday. Also, officials warned of a major storm system threatening the Great Plains with giant hail and tornadoes.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2016
    Democratic U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets attendees during a campaign event at Munster Steel in Hammond, Indiana, United States, April 26,  2016.     REUTERS/Jim Young  - RTX2BSB8
    April 26, 2016
  • Why going green is growing on U.S. farmers
    The U.S. agriculture industry used enough energy in 2011 to power a state the size of Iowa for a year. Today, as renewable energy becomes cheaper and more accessible, many farmers are committed to going green, both as a means of cutting costs and for the sake of future generations. Harvest Public Media’s Grant Gerlock reports on how and why farmers are keeping fossil fuels out of the cornfield.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

  • Can environmentalism become a bipartisan movement again?
    Though now one of the most politically divisive issues in the country, the environmental movement once enjoyed strong support from both Democrats and Republicans. In his new book “Getting to Green,” author Fred Rich asserts that a return to those bipartisan roots is key for future success. Rich joins Hari Sreenivasan for more.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
  • Trump rails against rivals’ deal to step aside
    Donald Trump stepped up the insults of his Republican competitors after news of a non-compete agreement between Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz, in a bid to deprive Trump of a majority of delegates going into this summer's convention. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S., April 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Dominick Reuter - RTX2BMFZ
  • News Wrap: Tamir Rice family will get $6 million settlement
    In our news wrap Monday, the city of Cleveland agreed to pay a $6 million settlement over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African-American boy who was shot by police in 2014 while playing with a pellet gun. Also, the International Monetary Fund revealed that oil exporting countries in the Middle East lost $390 billion in revenue last year, with a steeper decline projected this year.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
    Samaria Rice (C), the mother of Tamir Rice, the 12-year old boy who was fatally shot by police last month while carrying what turned out to be a replica toy gun, speaks surrounded by Benjamin Crump (L), Leonard Warner (2nd R) and Walter Madison (R) during a news conference at the Olivet Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio December 8, 2014. The city of Cleveland agreed to pay the family of Tamir Rice $6 million to settle a lawsuit over the shooting of the 12-year-old black boy in 2014 by a white policeman, according to documents filed on April 25, 2016 in federal court.  REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk/File Photo - RTX2BK7D
  • Can a Cruz-Kasich alliance stop Donald Trump?
    Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest in politics, including whether Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich’s unlikely alliance against Donald Trump will work, the path forward for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s campaign and how Hillary Clinton is aiming to position herself as a contrast to Trump.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
  • How can U.S. use its forces most effectively against ISIS?
    President Obama approved the deployment of up to 250 additional military personnel to Syria to aid the fight against the Islamic State group, while the resumption of heavy fighting in the Syrian civil war has all but derailed UN efforts at peace talks. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Nancy Youssef of the Daily Beast and Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech during his visit to Hanover, Germany April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2BIKA
  • Maryland voters torn over tight Democratic Senate fight
    Voters will go to the polls in five East Coast state primaries on Tuesday. But in Maryland, it’s the Democratic primary race between Rep. Chris Van Hollen and Rep. Donna Edwards to replace longtime Sen. Barbara Mikulski that’s dominating the headlines -- and exposing some of the same establishment-outsider divisions playing out on the national stage. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
  • How politics got in the way of needed Nepal earthquake aid
    One year ago, the first of two massive earthquakes ripped through Nepal, killing more than 8,000 people. Some $4 billion of assistance was pledged to the rebuilding effort, but political gridlock and corruption have left the displaced survivors to largely fend for themselves. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
    A woman walks out from her house damaged during the 2015 earthquakes in Bhaktapur, Nepal, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2BJHQ
  • With ‘Lemonade,’ Beyonce shows she’s an artist in control
    Pop sensation Beyonce’s sixth studio album, “Lemonade,” made an immediate impact with its innovative release as a visual album on HBO and through the music streaming service Tidal. For more on the groundbreaking work, which addresses both her personal troubles and the larger history of black women, Jeffrey Brown talks to Salamishah Tillet of the University of Pennsylvania.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 25, 2016
    Monday on the NewsHour, Donald Trump rails against an alliance between Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich. Also: Deploying more U.S. forces to Syria, echoes of the Democratic presidential fight in Maryland, Amy Walter and Tamara Keith talk politics, corruption stalls Nepal’s earthquake recovery, the impact of Beyonce’s new album and why bipartisan environmentalism is key.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at an airport hangar campaign rally in front of his personal helicopter two days before the Maryland presidential primary election at the airport in Hagerstown, Maryland, U.S. April 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg - RTX2BGOK
    April 25, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016

  • Saudi Arabia rethinks dependence on oil revenue
    After a slump in global oil prices, Saudi Arabia’s monarchy is expected to announce a new vision for economic and political reform. Saudi Arabia is the world’s second largest oil producer behind the U.S. and is being forced to rethink its reliance on oil money. Editor of Foreign Policy magazine David Rothkopf joins Megan Thompson for more insight.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2016
    An old fuel pump is seen during early hours in desert near the village of Sila, at the UAE-Saudi border, south of Eastern province of Khobar, Saudi Arabia January 29, 2016. Picture taken January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed - RTX25D6H
  • Thirty years after Chernobyl, children are getting sick
    It will be 30 years on Tuesday since the world's worst nuclear power plant disaster took place in Chernobyl, now part of Ukraine. People who remained in the region continued eating local produce and milk with radiation levels two to five times higher than what are considered safe levels. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano reports on how local families say children are getting sick.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2016
  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 24, 2016
    On this edition for Sunday, April 24, President Barack Obama seeks common ground with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on trade, migrants and fighting terrorism. Later, a preview of what to expect from voters during the presidential primaries in five northeast states. Megan Thompson anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2016
    HANOVER, GERMANY - APRIL 24:  U.S. President Barack Obama waves during a welcome ceremony at Herrenhausen Palace accompanied by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Obama's first day of a two-day trip to Germany on April 24, 2016 in Hanover, Germany. Obama is in Hanover to visit the Hanover Messe, the world's biggest industrial fair, and tomorrow will meet with other western European leaders.  (Photo by Michael Ukas - Pool / Getty Images)
  • How are voters expected to lean in Pennsylvania primary?
    Of the five northeast states holding primaries on Tuesday, Pennsylvania is the biggest prize, with 71 national convention delegates at stake for Republicans and 210 for Democrats. Political reporter Jonathan Tamari from the Philadelphia Enquirer joins Megan Thompson with the latest on what to expect from Tuesday’s vote.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2016
    Voting machine operator Robin Coffee-Ruff hands a sticker to a voter who cast his ballot at West Philadelphia High School on U.S. midterm election day morning in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 4, 2014.  REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) - RTR4CT7R
  • Grim realities on the ground in Ukraine
    Ukraine has faced many challenges in the two years since violent protests drove the country’s president from office. The Russian occupation of the Crimean Peninsula in particular sparked a military conflict between pro-Russian secessionists and Ukraine’s government. Correspondent Kira Kay and Producer Jason Maloney from the Bureau for International Reporting take us inside Ukraine to asses the country’s struggle for political change and stability.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2016
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