Wednesday, August 17, 2016

  • On the longest-flowing volcano, searching for future clues
    Hawaii’s Kilauea has been erupting for over 30 years, making it the longest-flowing volcano on earth. Because of this remarkable activity, it is also currently the most researched. Geologist Mike Garcia has studied Kilauea for decades and believes that analyzing the chemical composition of pieces of the volcano may yield clues to its future behavior. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2016
    A fallen tree leaves a hole in the lava flow from the Kilauea volcano near the village of Pahoa, Hawaii in this handout picture from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) taken October 31, 2014. The lava flow from the Kilauea volcano has been slithering toward the Big Island village of Pahoa for weeks, although it slowed to a turtle's pace on Thursday and at last watch had advanced only a few feet (meters) over several hours, said Darryl Oliveira, director of Hawaii County Civil Defense. Picture taken October 31, 2014.    REUTERS/USGS/Handout via Reuters  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTR4CFEE
  • Trump reworks his team; Clinton tries to grow lead in Ohio
    Trailing in polls, Donald Trump is rethinking his campaign strategy. In Wisconsin Tuesday night, he asked for the African-American vote and slammed recent violence in Milwaukee. On Wednesday, he overhauled his team, appointing a new campaign CEO and manager. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton spoke in Ohio on tax policy, also saying that despite her opponent's staff shakeup, "there is no new Trump."
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump looks out at Lake Michigan during a visit to the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin August 16, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2LC44
  • News Wrap: Turkey reshuffles prisons to house coup arrests
    In our news wrap Wednesday, Turkey announced plans to release nearly 40,000 prison inmates to clear space for a similar number detained over last month’s coup attempt. Depending on their remaining sentences, prisoners may qualify for early release, although the most violent criminals will not be eligible. Also, the White House pledged $17 million to help combat opioid and heroin abuse.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2016
    Major Sukru Seymen (C), one of the military personnel suspected of being involved in the coup attempt, is brought to a court house as he is accompanied by police officers and other detaniees in Mugla, Turkey, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Kenan Gurbuz     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2LGHG
  • Trump’s new campaign manager challenges Clinton on policy
    For the second time this summer, Donald Trump has made major changes to senior campaign staff, hiring Stephen Bannon as CEO and promoting Kellyanne Conway to manager. Judy Woodruff speaks with Robert Costa of The Washington Post about what the campaign must do to rally suburban voters in swing states, and with Conway about health care policy and the candidate’s desire for "warriors" he can trust.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2016
    Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway (L) and Paul Manafort, staff of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, speak during a round table discussion on security at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2LL8F
  • Why Brexit may boost Britain's fishing industry
    The world was shocked when, in June, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Many believe the severance will negatively affect Britain's economy, but the fishing industry expects benefits -- including increased profitability, poverty relief and elimination of what some fishermen see as harmful restrictions. From southwest England, special correspondent Jennifer Glasse has the story.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2016
    Fish is seen on display at Billingsgate Market in London, Britain, July 6, 2016. Picture taken July 6, 2016.   REUTERS/Martinne Geller - RTSH57M

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

  • The origin of ‘white trash,’ & why class is still an issue
    In “White Trash,” Nancy Isenberg delves into the history of class in America, starting with British colonization. At that time, America was seen as a wasteland -- a place to discard the idle poor. The agrarian communities they subsequently formed often remained poor due to a phenomenon Isenberg calls “horizontal mobility.” Jeffrey Brown speaks with the author about how we can evolve past class.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2016
  • Why do early childhood educators struggle to make ends meet?
    Science tells us that critical brain development in children begins well before kindergarten, so their care and education prior to starting school matter. But the very foundation of effective early education -- child care providers -- often struggle to earn a living wage. In fact, nearly half of these teachers require some sort of federal support to make ends meet. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2016
  • After Ailes resignation, we talk workplace sexual harassment
    Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson was the first woman to accuse network co-founder Roger Ailes of sexual harassment. She was not the last: a subsequent flood of allegations forced Ailes to resign. As the company investigates, Judy Woodruff interviews former network news executive Shelley Ross and Vanity Fair’s Sarah Ellison about the case and the larger issue of workplace sexual misconduct.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2016
  • Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s approaches to ISIS
    How the U.S. should fight the Islamic State is a major 2016 campaign theme. Donald Trump recently proposed “extreme vetting” of immigrants to the U.S. and joint military operations abroad, while Hillary Clinton favors U.S. airstrikes and support for local ground troops. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Trump foreign policy adviser Walid Phares and Clinton campaign adviser Wendy Sherman for details.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2016
    A combination photo shows U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) in Los Angeles, California on May 5, 2016 and in Eugene, Oregon, U.S. on May 6, 2016 respectively.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (L) and Jim Urquhart/File Photos - RTX2DUNR
  • Obama approves major prisoner release from Gitmo
    On Tuesday, President Obama approved his largest single release of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, reducing its population by 15 to a total of 61 -- roughly 25% the size when he took office. Closing the facility he called a “recruitment brochure” for American enemies has long been among Obama’s priorities. William Brangham speaks with the New York Times’ Charlie Savage for more.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2016
    FILE PHOTO -  The interior of an unoccupied communal cellblock is seen at Camp VI, a prison used to house detainees at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, March 5, 2013.   REUTERS/Bob Strong/File Photo - RTX2L3FY

Monday, August 15, 2016

  • 15 years after 9/11, security is stronger -- as are threats
    As we approach the 15th anniversary of 9/11, we ponder the question: Is America safer now from terrorism than it was on that fateful day? Steven Brill spent the last year evaluating what has changed, including tightened airline security policies, but also how the country returned to "politics as usual." He speaks with Judy Woodruff about his findings -- and his recommendations.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2016
  • Is Trump’s presidential effort ‘campaign malpractice’?
    On Sunday, a Wall Street Journal editorial urged Donald Trump to change or drop out. The GOP nominee is polling well behind Hillary Clinton in key states and struggling with the millennial vote. Trump delivered a foreign policy speech on Monday, but Clinton raised doubts about his rhetoric in a new campaign ad. Judy Woodruff gets analysis from NPR’s Tamara Keith and USA Today’s Susan Page.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2016
  • Ukrainian corruption probe refers to Trump campaign chief
    Ukraine’s political turmoil has again made its way into the general election dialogue here in the U.S. The New York Times reported on Sunday that the name of Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort, appears in a ledger documenting payments from a pro-Russian political group now under investigation for corruption. John Yang speaks with Times reporter Andrew Kramer for details.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign chair and convention manager Paul Manafort speaks at a press conference at the Republican Convention in Cleveland, U.S., July 19, 2016.  Photo by Carlo Allegri/REUTERS
  • Rethinking privacy in a world that’s always watching
    At lower Manhattan’s International Center for Photography, the new exhibit “Public, Private, Secret” examines the changing role of privacy in light of contemporary surveillance and oversharing. The exhibition offers a historical perspective on voyeurism and surveillance and considers the definition of photography in the digital age, when camera access is nearly universal. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2016
  • Trump reveals foreign policy; Clinton says he has 'no plan'
    In battleground Ohio on Monday, Donald Trump revealed his foreign policy plan. It envisions the U.S. becoming more aggressive in the fight against ISIS but generally less involved overseas. Hillary Clinton visited another swing state, Pennsylvania, where she screened an ad criticizing Trump’s lack of foreign policy experience -- using his own words. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer - RTX2L1B2
  • Targeted by airstrikes, Syrian doctors feel abandoned
    In Syria’s ongoing war, doctors are under attack in the very places they expect to be safe: their hospitals. Last week, pro-government forces bombed a maternity hospital in the northwestern city of Idlib -- just one of the more than 375 strikes on medical facilities since the revolution began, according to Physicians for Human Rights. Special Correspondent Marcia Biggs reports.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2016

Sunday, August 14, 2016

  • Michael Phelps nears retirement after record-breaking career
    Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps captured his 23rd gold medal in Rio on Saturday. He has tallied 28 medals overall, the most of any athlete of any sport in history, in a career that has spanned four Olympic competitions, but Phelps has said the Rio Olympics will be his last. New York Times reporter Karen Crouse joins Williams Brangham from Rio.
    Original Air Date: August 14, 2016
    2016 Rio Olympics - Swimming - Final - Men's 200m Butterfly Final - Olympic Aquatics Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 09/08/2016. Michael Phelps (USA) of USA reacts after winning the gold medal.     REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.   - RTSM8ZV
  • Why Russia could cut diplomatic ties with Ukraine
    Russia said Friday that the country would break diplomatic ties with Ukraine over what it says were recent attempts to sabotage infrastructure in Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula annexed by Russia two year ago. Last week, Ukraine put its army on combat alert after Russian troops reportedly amassed in Crimea. Washington Post reporter Andrew Roth joins William Brangham from Moscow.
    Original Air Date: August 14, 2016
    Ukrainian servicemen watch Sukhoi Su-24 front-line bombers fly during military aviation drills as Russia accuses Ukraine in incursion into annexed Crimea, in Rivne region, Ukraine, August 10, 2016.  Picture taken August 10, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer          FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. - RTSMNK1
  • Can this project clean up millions of tons of ocean plastic?
    About 9 million tons of plastic are dumped into the world’s oceans every year -- enough to fill a football stadium. But a project dubbed the Ocean Cleanup aims to eliminate it with a method that researchers are testing in the North Sea. The NewsHour Weekend’s Saskia de Melker has the story.
    Original Air Date: August 14, 2016
    The Ocean Cleanup project aims to eliminate millions of tons of plastic from the ocean. Photo by Saskia de Melker/PBS NewsHour

Saturday, August 13, 2016

  • Why jury trials are becoming less common
    A new analysis of federal court cases published last week by The New York Times shows that jury trials are becoming increasingly less common. In 1997, 3,200 out of 63,000 federal defendants were convicted in jury trials. But by 2015, even as the number of defendants grew to 81,000, jury convictions dropped to 1,650. Benjamin Weiser of The New York Times joins William Brangham from Maine.
    Original Air Date: August 13, 2016
    A view of the jury box inside Courtroom 201, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20, 2015, at the Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colorado,  January 15, 2015. Jury selection is expected to take several weeks to a few months.  REUTERS/Brennan Linsley/Pool  (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) - RTR4LLZO
  • What happened to 10,000 boys kidnapped by Boko Haram?
    While the Islamic terrorist organization Boko Haram gained global infamy in 2014 for kidnapping nearly 300 female students in Nigeria, the group has also abducted 10,000 boys in the last three years. Wall Street Journal reporter Drew Hinshaw, who wrote this week about what happens to these boys after their capture, joins William Brangham in New York.
    Original Air Date: August 13, 2016
    A boy plays atop firewood before women and children rescued from Boko Haram in Sambisa forest by Nigeria Military arrive at the Internally displaced people's camp in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria, May 2, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde  - RTX1BAE9
  • High rents force some in Silicon Valley to live in vehicles
    Faced with some of the most expensive rental housing in the nation, some Bay Area residents are feeling priced out and are seeking low-cost alternatives. In Silicon Valley, a hub of computer and technology companies, some people are even turning to cars, vans and RVs for housing. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Joanne Elgart Jennings has the story.
    Original Air Date: August 20, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

  • Brooks and Dionne on the GOP dilemma and ‘common decency’
    Donald Trump made more controversial statements this week and remains behind in polls. But it was not a great week for Hillary Clinton, either: more emails were leaked that could prove damaging. Judy Woodruff speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne Jr. of The Washington Post about Republicans' quandary, the characters of the candidates and “unimaginative” tax plans.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2016
  • Though trailing in key states, Trump expresses optimism
    Another bad week for Donald Trump concluded with the GOP nominee down by double digits in key states. He received support from RNC chairman Reince Priebus Friday at a campaign event in Pennsylvania, but top Republicans continued to express concern over the candidate’s viability. Judy Woodruff speaks with Washington Post reporter Robert Costa for analysis of Trump’s position within his own party.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump visits McLanahan Corporation headquarters in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania August 12, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer - RTSN1NV
  • Explaining Middle East conflicts through individuals' eyes
    In an article that consumes the entirety of this week’s New York Times Magazine, Scott Anderson aims to tell a story of great breadth and timeliness: how the current conflicts in the Middle East arose, and how they might evolve from here. Hari Sreenivasan discusses with Anderson how the writer leveraged six individual voices to illustrate the narrative of these immensely complex hostilities.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2016
  • Refugee team wins hearts, if not medals, at Rio Olympics
    They may not be winning gold, but their stories are certainly medal worthy. The first-ever Refugee Olympic Team is competing in Rio, stacked with athletes like 18-year-old Yusra Mardini, who saved herself and other Syrians stranded during a dangerous Aegean crossing. Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, says that the team aims to counteract negative global sentiment toward refugees.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2016
    2016 Rio Olympics - Swimming - Preliminary - Women's 100m Freestyle - Heats - Olympic Aquatics Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 10/08/2016. Yusra Mardini (SYR) of Refugee Olympic Athletes competes.    REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.   - RTSMEOB
  • For a photojournalist, risking your life to make an impact
    Lynsey Addario has been kidnapped three times in international battle zones while photographing the horrors of war. She has witnessed the loss of lives -- and has feared losing her own. Addario acknowledges that her job requires “great sacrifice.” But when she sees the impact of her work, she finds it impossible to stop doing it. Here’s her Brief but Spectacular take on life as a photojournalist.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2016
  • 1 stunning defeat, but also historic victories for Team USA
    The U.S. women’s soccer team suffered a shocking defeat in an Olympic quarterfinal match on Friday. In better news for Team USA, Simone Biles triumphed in the gymnastics all-around competition, Michael Phelps earned a historic 26th career Olympic medal and Simone Manuel became the first black swimmer to win gold. Jeffrey Brown speaks with USA Today’s Christine Brennan.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2016
    2016 Rio Olympics - Soccer - Quarterfinal - Women's Football Tournament Quarterfinal - Mane Garrincha Stadium - Brasilia, Brazil - 12/08/2016.   Elin Rubensson (SWE) of Sweden (L) and Carli Lloyd (USA) of USA compete. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. - RTSMYZC