Friday, April 1, 2016

  • Trip to visit her family roots inspired this British singer
    British singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas describes how her heritage inspired her latest album in our series My Music.
    Original Air Date: April 1, 2016
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  • How new ID requirements affect Wisconsin voters
    According to Wisconsin's strict new requirements, voters going to the polls for the April primary must now have a photo ID. While supporters say the law prevents fraud, critics say that as many as 350,000 otherwise eligible voters could be disenfranchised -- most of them poor and people of color. John Yang reports on the struggle some face in getting identification.
    Original Air Date: April 1, 2016
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  • Shields and Brooks on front-runner support sagging in Wisc.
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including flagging polls for front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Wisconsin, the outlook for other primary contests ahead, plus more provocative comments from Trump and a quarrel between Clinton and Sanders over campaign donations.
    Original Air Date: April 1, 2016
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  • Is a $15 minimum wage a boon or a risk for low-paid workers?
    The fight for a $15 per hour minimum wage has won its biggest victories yet. California lawmakers voted for a bill to raise the minimum by 2022, while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he reached a deal to hike the wage in New York City by the end of 2018. Judy Woodruff examines the consequences with Douglas Holtz-Eakin of American Action Forum and David Cooper of the Economic Policy Institute.
    Original Air Date: April 1, 2016
    Members of the audience cheer as they listen to speakers at a union rally for higher minimum wages in New York, January 4, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTX210MI
  • Democrats trade accusations on the trail in New York
    Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were on home turf Friday, campaigning in New York ahead of that state's primary later the month. Meanwhile, new details emerged about a surprise meeting between Republican candidate Donald Trump and RNC leaders, where they discussed the party's convention and fostering unity. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: April 1, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses attendees during a campaign rally at St Mary's Park in Bronx, New York March 31, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY         - RTSD2ZZ

Thursday, March 31, 2016

  • Need a college scholarship? There's an app for that
    Raise.me, a college scholarship app, rewards high school students for their advanced classes and extracurricular activities with “micro-scholarships” -- guaranteed tuition payments paid by their eventual college -- that range from $25 to $1,000 for each of their academic achievements. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2016
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  • Trump's foreign policy adviser on nukes, NATO and China
    How does Donald Trump see the world? And how would he approach foreign policy as president? Walid Phares, foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the candidate’s stance on using nuclear weapons, reviewing the future of NATO, fighting ISIS and confronting China.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a town hall event in Appleton, Wisconsin, March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich - RTSCWQZ
  • Women’s soccer players sue over wage gap
    The U.S. women’s soccer team became national heroes when they won the 2015 World Cup. But members of the team are now suing over wage discrimination, claiming that they earned four times less than their male counterparts despite generating $20 million more in revenue. Judy Woodruff talks to Briana Scurry, former U.S women’s goalkeeper, for more on the fight.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2016
    Feb 10, 2016; Frisco, TX, USA; United States midfielder Carli Lloyd (10) pokes the ball into the Costa Rica zone during the second half at Toyota Stadium. United States defeats Costa Rica 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports - RTX26F49
  • Oil-rich Venezuela suffers as global prices plummet
    Falling oil prices around the world are usually considered a good thing. But for countries whose economies depend on oil exports, the price drop means impending catastrophe. Scott Tong of Marketplace recently traveled to Venezuela, where 96 percent of all export revenue comes from oil and import prices are skyrocketing. Tong joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the country’s economic freefall.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2016
    A gas station attendant piles up coins on top of a fuel dispenser at a gas station of state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) before the government raised the price for fuel, in Caracas, February 16, 2016.  REUTERS/Marco Bello   - RTS95DB
  • Trump rivals zero in on controversial comments
    Damage control was in the air for the Donald Trump campaign on Thursday. Earlier, the Republican presidential candidate had refused to rule out a nuclear strike against the Islamic State militants in the MIddle East or in Europe. At the same event, Trump said women who have abortions should be punished if they're ever made illegal. Judy Woodruff reports on how the other candidates responded.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to onlookers and reporters as he departs through a back door after meetings at Republican National Committee (RNC) headquarters in Washington March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSD25N
  • What the ‘women’s vote’ means in 2016
    What the ‘women’s vote’ means in 2016 Blurb: Women made up more than half of all voters in 2012. What's winning over this diverse and crucial bloc of voters in 2016? Judy Woodruff explores how women see this year’s candidates with Rebecca Traister, author, "All the Single Ladies," Ann Selzer of Selzer & Company and Kelly Dittmar of the Center for American Women and Politics.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2016
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  • Signs of growing discontent for Xi Jinping in China
    Pressure has been mounting between the U.S. and China on issues ranging from Chinese military activity to reining in North Korea's nuclear efforts. But tensions are also rising within that country, due to economic instability and a crackdown on dissent. Christopher Johnson of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Andrew Nathan of Columbia University join Hari Sreenivasan for more.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2016
    A diplomatic delegation waits for China's President Xi Jinping to arrive on his official plane to attend the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit meetings in Washington, on the tarmac at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSCX29

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

  • What peace in Colombia would mean for the drug trade
    As Colombian officials negotiate with FARC rebels to end the country’s 50-year civil war, the illegal drug trade -- used by the rebels to help finance their insurgency -- has become a major point of debate. Special correspondents Bruno Federico and Nadja Drost travel to the heart of coca production in Colombia to examine how the drug market works and the impact of a potential peace deal.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2016
    A Colombian Army soldier stands next to packages of seized cocaine during a press conference at a Military Base in Bahia Solano, department of Choco, Colombia, on March 14, 2015. A joint operation between Colombia's Army and Air Force, intercepted a boat near the municipality of Nuqui, west of the country, with 583 kilos of cocaine which, according to authorities, belonged to the criminal gang "Clan Usuga" and was going to be sent to Central America. AFP PHOTO / LUIS ROBAYO        (Photo credit should read LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Trump touts voter appeal as Kasich doubts delegate outcome
    A day after Republican presidential candidates took back their pledges at a CNN town hall to support the nominee, Donald Trump seemed to warn party leaders not to block his nomination. Meanwhile Sen. Ted Cruz campaigned in Madison for a "celebration of women," Gov. John Kasich stumped in New York state and Hillary Clinton blasted Trump for “bluster and bigotry.” John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2016
    Republican U.S. Presidential candidate John Kasich (R-OH) speaks at the CNN Town Hall at Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin March 29, 2016. REUTERS/Ben Brewer - RTSCRO6
  • News Wrap: Newark to reform policing under DOJ agreement
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the city of Newark, New Jersey, agreed to reform the way its police officers treat minorities under a settlement with the Justice Department. Also, President Obama commuted prison sentences for 61 drug offenders.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2016
    Police walk through Terminal A at Newark Liberty Airport shortly after reopening it to passengers in Newark, New Jersey December 20, 2010. Security forces began allowing passengers back into Newark Airport's Terminal A after the terminal was shut for more than half an hour early on Monday because of a suspicious package, a Reuters witness said. Officials determined the suspicious package contained a computer monitor, 1010 WINS radio reported. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY CRIME LAW TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST) - RTXVWNH
  • Balancing conservation and development in Coachella Valley
    Southern California’s tranquil Coachella Valley has long been an environmental battleground. Home to 27 endangered and threatened species, the valley has also seen enormous population growth, with residents projected to double in the next 20 years. But a government plan 10 years in the making aims to balance conservationism with urban development. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2016
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  • How Donald Trump turned media spectacle into campaign wins
    Donald Trump, front-runner for the GOP nomination, has been able to turn celebrity and controversy into nearly $2 billion in free media attention this election cycle. What’s driving his appeal and how has the electorate changed? Gwen Ifill talks to Stuart Stevens, former chief strategist for Mitt Romney, McKay Coppins of BuzzFeed News and Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the University of Pennsylvania.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) afternoon general session in Washington March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSBJSC
  • Seeing Holocaust survivors' stories in the books left behind
    In 1942, Jews from then-Czechoslovakia were taken to the Auschwitz death camp. A window into their lives before the deportation can be found in a new book, "Last Folio," and a traveling exhibition at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington. Jeffrey Brown examines how photographer Yuri Dojc rediscovered their story, and his own.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2016
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  • Task force tackles how to support vulnerable Middle East
    There have been tectonic and tragic shifts across the Middle East and North Africa in the five years since the beginning of the Arab Spring movement, with hundreds of thousands dead and millions more displaced. To examine America’s role, in the region, Judy Woodruff talks to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2016
    Shahda, 8, stands at the impoverished Zhor neighborhood of Kasserine, where young people have been demonstrating for jobs since last week, January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra - RTX24F7E

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

  • Iraqi Christians face choice of flight or fight
    For Christians in Iraq, driven from their ancestral lands by the Islamic State, Easter celebrations were overshadowed by the feeling that they might never see home again. Now a small band of the displaced are taking up arms in order to defend their fellow Christians. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2016
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  • How this former foster youth defied the odds
    Only about half of all youth in foster care in the U.S. graduate from high school, and just one in 10 enroll in college. But 19-year-old James Turner, raised in foster care since he was 18 months old and now a college student, is not only defying the odds -- he wants to use his education to help other foster youth overcome the same hurdles he did. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2016
    James Turner, a freshman at Florida State University and a foster youth, sits on the bleachers at his former high school in Orlando, Fla.  Photo by Mike Fritz
  • No wave of compassion when addicts were hooked on crack
    Faced with a rising national wave of opioid addiction and its consequences, families, law enforcement and political leaders around the nation are linking arms to save souls. But 30 years ago, it was a different story. Ekow Yankah, a Cardozo School of Law professor, reflects on how race affects our national response to drug abuse.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2016
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  • A big endorsement, a criminal charge on the campaign trail
    The presidential candidates turned their attention to Wisconsin, site of the primary season's best big contest. Gov. Scott Walker endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz, who in turn launched another round of criticism against Donald Trump. But recent polling shows that Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are in a statistical tie. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2016
    Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tx., speaks to the crowd at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, Wisconsin March 29, 2016. Cruz's rally came minutes after Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) announced his support of the Cruz campaign. REUTERS/Ben Brewer - RTSCP15
  • What the immigration debate means for the White House race
    Immigration reform is one of the biggest issues of this year’s presidential race, and every contender has their own take. Judy Woodruff talks to Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies, Frank Sharry of America’s Voice and Brittney Parker of the Commonwealth Foundation for more on where the candidates stand on the issue and the role of Latino voters in this election.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2016
    Latino leaders and immigration reform supporters gather at Farrand Field on the campus of the University of Colorado to launch "My Country, My Vote," a 12-month voter registration campaign to mobilize Colorado's Latino, immigrant and allied voters October 28, 2015. The rally was held ahead of a forum held by CNBC before the U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate in Boulder. REUTERS/Evan Semon    - RTX1TQD8
  • Without Scalia, Supreme Court splits on union fees case
    The Supreme Court split 4-4 on a case on whether unions can collect fees from government employees who choose not to join. The outcome was an unlikely win for unions and a stark example of the impact of Justice Antonin Scalia's death. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the new dynamics of the divided court.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2016
    People line up to visit the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington March 29, 2016. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday split 4-4 for the first time in a major case since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia on a conservative legal challenge to a vital source of funds for organized labor, affirming a lower-court ruling that allowed California to force non-union workers to pay fees to public-employee unions.   REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTSCOTR
  • FBI cracks the locked iPhone, but legal questions remain
    A conflict between tech giant Apple and the FBI over the encrypted iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters came to a moot point when Justice Department officials announced they had cracked the phone’s security without Apple’s help. Gwen Ifill talks to Devlin Barrett of The Wall Street Journal and Fred Kaplan of Slate for more on how the FBI got what it wanted and what happens now.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2016
    People gather at a small rally in support of Apple's refusal to help the FBI access the cell phone of a gunman involved in the killings of 14 people in San Bernardino, in Santa Monica, California, United States, February 23, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTX28AJM

Monday, March 28, 2016

  • Long-awaited battle for Mosul will be toughest yet
    Since the Islamic State forces overran the city nearly two years ago, Mosul in Iraq has become a vital hub for ISIS’s operations in the region. Now the Iraqi army, supported by Kurdish and American forces, has launched a long-awaited counterattack to reclaim the city -- but will it be successful? Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports from the front lines.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2016
    An Iraqi soldier takes part during a military operation on the outskirt of the Makhmour south of Mosul, Iraq, March 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Azad Lashkari - RTSC878
  • Remembering author Jim Harrison in his own words
    Jim Harrison, a prolific and influential writer of fiction and poetry, was known for his preoccupation with rural American life and his eclectic professional pursuits: he’d been everything from a Hollywood screenwriter to a food writer for Esquire Magazine. Harrison died over the weekend at age 78. Jeffrey Brown looks back on his 2009 interview with Harrison at his home in Montana.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2016
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