Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Timing and strategy behind the Pope’s abortion forgiveness
    Pope Francis announced that Catholic priests will be given discretion to forgive women who have had abortions across the coming year. Judy Woodruff discusses the change in rhetoric with Elizabeth Dias of TIME.
    Original Air Date: September 1, 2015
    Pope Francis arrives to lead a mass marking World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican September 1, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile - RTX1QMCW
  • How young Tunisians went from Arab Spring to Islamic State
    In the wake of the Arab Spring, Tunisians hoped that jobs and prosperity would follow the rise of democracy in their country. But persistent unemployment and poverty have disenchanted many young people, sending waves of former protesters to fight for the Islamic State. Special correspondent Yasmeen Qureshi reports from Tunis.
    Original Air Date: September 1, 2015
  • Does Arctic offshore drilling undermine climate efforts?
    While President Obama calls more attention to climate change in Alaska, he is also receiving criticism that his policies are at odds with this message. Gwen Ifill discusses the president’s visit and American energy policy with Robert Bryce of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club.
    Original Air Date: September 1, 2015
    A general view of the Exit Glacier is seen at Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, Alaska, September 1, 2015. President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed a faster timetable for buying a new heavy icebreaker for the U.S. Arctic, where quickly melting sea ice has spurred more maritime traffic and the United States has fallen far behind Russian resources. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst? - RTX1QNPC
  • In 'Purity,' Jonathan Franzen dismantles the self-deception of idealism
    Jonathan Franzen's latest novel unfolds between multiple characters across time and geography, connected by a theme named in its title: "Purity." Jeffrey Brown visits the author on the California coast to discuss the book's inspiration and why he gets into heated public debates.
    Original Air Date: September 1, 2015
  • Sen. Bob Casey on why he supports the Iran nuclear deal
    President Obama is now just one vote away from being able to veto legislation blocking approval of the Iranian nuclear deal. Two Senate Democrats, Chris Coons of Delaware and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, announced their support today. Sen. Bob Casey joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his stance.
    Original Air Date: September 1, 2015
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  • How disadvantaged neighborhoods amplify racial inequality
    Where you grow up can profoundly affect your life in real, measureable ways. For young, poor children, moving out of high poverty neighborhoods can substantially improve long-term economic prospects. What are the implications for addressing racial inequality in America? Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks to Raj Chetty, visiting professor at Harvard University.
    Original Air Date: September 1, 2015
    NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 28: A young boy rides his bike through a housing development that was built in the Upper Ninth Ward after Katrina destroyed neighborhoods when levies broke, on May 28, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Low-income residents who lost their homes live here and either rent or own their homes. It has been almost 10 years since hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, devastating many neighborhoods. Rebuilding has been slow and controversial. (Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)

Monday, August 31, 2015

  • Young and old learn from each other in Detroit’s green space
    Detroit‘s Clark Park has offered young people opportunities to grow and learn from community elders for generations. Student Reporting Labs fellow Evan Gurlock took a close look at this vital community asset Detroit Public Television
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2015
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  • How China and Russia are mining major U.S. data hacks
    Intelligence services in Russia and China are cross-referencing hacked U.S. databases to reveal the identities of U.S. intelligence workers, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. Jeffrey Brown learns more from reporter Brian Bennett.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2015
    Photo illustration by Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters
  • Nuclear deal will dangerously empower Iran in the long term
    Former U.S. arms control official Stephen Rademaker says the Iran nuclear agreement is a Faustian bargain that will end up empowering rather than weakening Iran in the end. He joins Gwen Ifill to discuss his objections and how he would amend the deal.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2015
    It is likely that Iran, whose flag is pictured above, has violated a U.N. Security Council resolution by firing a ballistic missile.
  • Obama visits Alaskan Arctic for climate change show-and-tell
    President Obama makes a historic trip to Alaska this week, during which he’ll attend a meeting of the Arctic Council to stress the importance for action on climate change and meet with Native Alaskans whose lives have been affected by rising tides and temperatures. William Brangham talks to NPR contributor Elizabeth Arnold of NPR.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2015
  • Lebanese say #YouStink to government's garbage crisis
    In Lebanon, citizens are angry that their government cannot provide them with even the most basic services. After years of water shortages and rolling blackouts, its halting of garbage collection was the tipping point, provoking protests that transcend religious differences. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports on how a trash crisis is raising calls for revolution.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2015
    A protester wears sunglasses decorated with Lebanese national flags as she takes part in an anti-government protest at Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut, Lebanon August 29, 2015. Thousands of protesters waving Lebanese flags and chanting anti-government slogans converged on a square in central Beirut on Saturday for a rally against political leaders they say are incompetent and corrupt.Their "You Stink" protest campaign was mobilised after the government failed to solve a crisis in trash disposal, leaving piles of refuse rotting in the summer sun. REUTERS/Hasan Shaaban - RTX1Q7G3
  • Candidates seen as insiders struggle to appeal to voters
    Donald Trump is still dominating the polls, but how are the other top Republican candidates like Ben Carson, Jeb Bush and Scott Walker faring? Gwen Ifill looks at the week ahead in politics -- including another State Department email dump from Hillary Clinton -- with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode August 30, 2015
    On this edition for Sunday, August 30, 2015, European leaders stand at odds over the growing migrant crisis, new research reveals trauma experienced by Holocaust survivors can alter the body chemistry of their children, one photographer's look at a vulnerable community in South Africa, and remembering Oliver Sacks. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2015
    KOS, GREECE - AUGUST 30:  A migrant family from Syria walks to the port for transit to Athens at sunrise on August 30, 2015 in Kos, Greece. From Kos, many migrants journey north to Athens and then the Greek border town of Idomeni before crossing into Macedonia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • Thousands take to Beirut streets to protest government
    Thousands gathered in the capital city of Beirut on Saturday to demand changes to the government -- including an effort to have the garbage picked up, something that hasn’t happened in a month. Learn the latest on the “You Stink” campaign, as well as the mass protests happening in Lebanon.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2015
    People carry Lebanese national flags and banners as they take part in an anti-government protest at Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut, Lebanon August 29, 2015. Thousands of protesters waving Lebanese flags and chanting anti-government slogans converged on a square in central Beirut on Saturday for a rally against political leaders they say are incompetent and corrupt.Their "You Stink" protest campaign was mobilised after the government failed to solve a crisis in trash disposal, leaving piles of refuse rotting in the summer sun. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi - RTX1Q75O
  • Price of contact lenses at issue in court case
    About 40 million Americans wear contact lenses to correct their vision -- and how much those lenses cost is now the subject of a courtroom battle. The largest lens manufacturers don’t want eye doctors who sell contacts to be undercut by discounters who are willing to charge less than the suggested minimum price. At stake is the $4 billion Americans spend on contact lenses each year.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2015
    Studio shot of contact lens case on eye chart
  • Woman completes solar-powered bike ride across US
    Last week 34-year-old Marissa Muller completed a solo, cross country bicycle ride in 80 days. Her custom bike was powered in part by solar energy, and the impetus for her trip was to show Americans the possibilities of solar power. NewsHour’s Saskia de Melker has the story.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2015
  • Spotlighting the black lesbian experience in South Africa
    South African photographer and activist Zanele Muholi is on a mission to bring black lesbians in her home country to the forefront, as many members of the community face high rates of violence, including so-called “corrective rape.” Muholi's work is on display at the Brooklyn Museum through November. NewsHour's Tracy Wholf reports.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2015
  • Study finds PTSD may linger in chemistry of next generation
    New research on survivors of the Holocaust shows how catastrophic events can alter our body chemistry, and how these changes can transmit to the next generation. The result? Our children may suffer the effects of a traumatic event they never witnessed. NewsHour’s Stephen Fee has the story.
    Original Air Date: August 29, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

  • What you should know about the national labor ruling on subcontractors
    This week, the National Labor Relations Board made a ruling that could play an important role in holding companies legally responsible for employees hired through subcontractors or by independently-owned franchises. Melanie Trottman of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington with more.
    Original Air Date: August 29, 2015
    Customers are served at a McDonald's in Times Square in New York July 23, 2015.  McDonald's Corp's new chief executive expects global sales at established restaurants to grow in the current quarter, reversing more than a year of declines, and said his turnaround plan is showing early signs of taking hold. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid  - RTX1LJSK
  • How has FEMA changed since Hurricane Katrina?
    In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency -- FEMA -- was widely blamed for a lack of preparedness and an inadequate response. FEMA was slow to deliver food and supplies and housed displaced residents in toxic trailers. Since Katrina, the agency has undergone many reforms.
    Original Air Date: August 29, 2015
    Robert Young is helped through a window by members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Missouri task force while searching through homes during their door to door search for survivors or human remains near Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, September 17, 2005. REUTERS/J.P. Moczulski  JPM/PN - RTROF4R
  • Legendary New Orleans chef rebuilds neighborhood institution
    When Hurricane Katrina struck, Leah Chase was the chef and co-owner of the legendary New Orleans restaurant “Dooky Chase’s,” a landmark in the city’s oldest black neighborhood. Chase saw her business, home and virtually everything she owned wash away, but resolved to start over. Louisiana Public Broadcasting has tracked Chase’s comeback for 10 years. Shauna Sanford has the story.
    Original Air Date: August 29, 2015
  • 'I just miss home': Two stories of life after Katrina
    Hurricane Katrina displaced hundreds of thousands of residents of New Orleans and many never returned. For the past decade, filmmaker Rennik Soholt has followed the lives of several families who fled. This video was produced by Soholt, the director of the forthcoming documentary feature, “Forced Change.”
    Original Air Date: August 29, 2015
    Only the rooftops of houses are seen with the skyline in the background in flooded New Orleans August 30, 2005. Floodwaters engulfed much of New Orleans on Tuesday as officials feared a steep death toll and planned to evacuate thousands remaining in shelters after the historic city's defenses were breached by Hurricane Katrina. REUTERS/Rick Wilking  RTW/PN - RTRLZED
  • How Katrina changed the laws about evacuating pets
    It's estimated that thousands of people refused to evacuate New Orleans in advance of Hurricane Katrina for one reason: they weren't willing to leave their dogs or cats behind.
    Original Air Date: August 29, 2015
    Two dogs sit atop an SUV in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana September 6, eight days after Hurricane Katrina struck the region. Several private boats manned with New Orleans police, military police and medical personnel scoured the flooded streets in search of stranded residents. The White House is preparing a new emergency budget request for funding recovery efforts from Hurricane Katrina likely to be $40 billion to $50 billion, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said on Tuesday. PP05090090 REUTERS/Lee Celano  ljc/JJ - RTRMUKS

Friday, August 28, 2015

  • Wiped out by Katrina, church carries on in a living room
    The Mount Nebo Bible Baptist Church in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. As members of the neighborhood slowly return, Rev. Charles Duplessis leads church services and bible study in his own living room, hoping someday to rebuild.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2015
  • Shields and Brooks on Biden’s presidential pondering
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including whether Vice President Joe Biden will join the 2016 presidential race, whether Hillary Clinton has stumbled as a frontrunner and why Sen. Bernie Sanders still seems like a long shot despite drawing huge crowds.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2015
  • Prep school rape trial raises questions about teen consent
    Nineteen-year-old Owen Labrie, a former student at a prep school in New Hampshire, was accused of raping a freshman girl in 2014, but a jury cleared him of felony rape, convicting him on other lesser charges. Jeffrey Brown discusses the case and the idea of sexual consent with Deborah Tuerkheimer of Northwestern University School of Law and Emily Bazelon of The New York Times Magazine.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2015
  • Have charter schools left out some New Orleans students?
    Ten years ago, New Orleans public schools were headed for academic rock bottom. And then Hurricane Katrina came, a disaster so devastating that it offered the rare opportunity to start over. Charter schools, empowered to take over, have raised test scores and graduation rates. But some say that success comes from bending the rules. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2015
  • George W. Bush honors New Orleans educators
    Former President George W. Bush returned to New Orleans, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, to praise the city's recovery and resilience in a speech at a charter school. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2015