Sunday, April 17, 2016

  • Country music industry grows in Kenya
    Kenyans have been listening to country for 50 years -- ever since Kenya gained independence from Britain. The songs were especially popular in the country’s farming areas. But the homegrown country music industry in Kenya still has a long way to go. NewsHour special correspondent Nick Schifrin has this report.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2016
  • What to expect from Tuesday’s primary in New York
    The presidential campaigns are homing in on their New York supporters with two days left before the Empire State’s delegate-rich primary. For more about the boisterous New York campaign, Bob Hardt, the Political Director for NY1 joins Alison Stewart.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders walks through Brooklyn Bridge Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York April 17, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTX2ACPR
  • Rethinking how doctors are taught to treat pain
    Pain is the most common reason that people go to the doctor. Yet physicians and medical students have limited training in pain management and prescribing opioids. As the nation suffers from an opioid epidemic, people within the medical field are reexamining what doctors are taught about pain.. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016

  • Behind Pope Francis’ trip to Lesbos amid migrant crisis
    Described by the Vatican as a “gesture of welcome,” Pope Francis visited the island of Lesbos and brought three refugee families back to Rome with him on Saturday. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant, who has reported extensively on the migrant crisis for NewsHour, joins Alison Stewart from Greece to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2016
    Pope Francis welcomes a group of Syrian refugees after landing at Ciampino airport in Rome following a visit at the Moria refugee camp in the Greek island of Lesbos, April 16, 2016. REUTERS/ Filippo Monteforte/Pool      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2A8LK
  • Health officials to begin global effort to eradicate polio
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2016
    A girl receives polio vaccination drops during a house-to-house vaccination campaign in Yemen's capital Sanaa, April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah - RTX29LU4
  • How Youngstown plans to overcome decades of decline
    Youngstown, Ohio is an upper-midwest city that has come to symbolize the nation’s distress of deindustrialization with high unemployment and crime rates. But after decades of decline, the city has plans to rebuild, remove blight and attract employers. On issues of poverty and opportunity in America, this is part of an ongoing series of reports called “Chasing the Dream.”
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2016
  • Is the Republican presidential nomination process fair?
    Heading into the New York primary, Donald Trump has a tall order to reach the magic number of 1,237 delegates needed to win the Republican presidential nomination, increasing the possibility that when Republicans convene in Cleveland, Ohio this July for their convention, the nomination will be contested. NewsHour Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield shares his thoughts on the scenario.
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in Albany, New York, April 11, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTX29IU3

Friday, April 15, 2016

  • Microsoft sues DOJ over demands for access to customer data
    In the wake of the FBI’s showdown with Apple last month, a new tech giant is taking up arms against government oversight. Microsoft sued the Department of Justice Thursday, arguing that it is unconstitutional for the government to request access to a customer’s data while banning Microsoft from informing the individual in question. Microsoft president Brad Smith joins Judy Woodruff for more.
    Original Air Date: April 15, 2016
    A Microsoft logo is seen on an office building in New York City in this July 28, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files - RTX29ZJL
  • Clinton, Sanders spar in debate; GOP argues over delegates
    A day after the most combative Democratic debate yet, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders found themselves campaigning on opposite sides of the globe. Sanders gave a speech at the Vatican decrying income inequality, while Clinton canvassed in New York ahead of Tuesday’s primary. Meanwhile, Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz traded criticisms over the delegate selection process. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: April 15, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) listens to Senator Bernie Sanders speak during a Democratic debate hosted by CNN and New York One at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York April 14, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTX2A1FM
  • Is the nominating process rigged? RNC chairman weighs in
    As convention politicking continues to cost Donald Trump delegates, the Republican front-runner has ramped up his criticisms of what he claims is a rigged party system. For more on the GOP’s delegate selection process, Judy Woodruff sits down with Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus.
    Original Air Date: April 15, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Crete Civic Centre in Plattsburgh, New York April 15, 2016. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi - RTX2A63W
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump’s delegate complaints
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including whether the GOP’s nomination process is rigged, takeaways from Thursday’s contentious Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton’s self-defeating secrecy and Sen. Bernie Sanders’s chances in New York.
    Original Air Date: April 15, 2016
  • European migrant crisis draws global attention, papal visit
    As controversy mounts over the EU’s deal with Turkey to deport migrants in Greece back over the Aegean Sea, world leaders are focusing their attention on the refugee crisis: Pope Francis is due to visit the island of Lesbos Saturday to inspect the camps in which migrants are being detained. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports on how Greece is preparing for the Pontiff’s visit.
    Original Air Date: April 15, 2016
    Children are seen behind a fence at the Moria holding centre for refugees and migrants, which Pope Francis will visit on April 16, along with Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Ieronimos, on the Greek island of Lesbos April 15, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RTX2A2I0
  • Poverty to prodigy: star violinist aids musicians in need
    Rachel Barton Pine is one of the most accomplished violinists in the world, but she would be the first to remember her less than refined upbringing -- as a ten-year-old prodigy with an out-of-work father, she bought her concert clothes in thrift stores and relied on space heaters for warmth. Now, Pine uses her success to help other disadvantaged violinists escape poverty. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: April 15, 2016
    CHICAGO - JULY 11:  Violinist Rachel Barton Pine performs during the Great Performers Of Illinois Festival in Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois on July 11, 2010.  (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Thursday, April 14, 2016

  • The stories behind Canada’s assisted suicide battle
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation Thursday that would legalize physician-assisted suicide across the nation. Trudeau’s decision comes a year after the Canadian Supreme Court overturned a criminal ban against the practice. For more on the issue, we look back at special correspondent John Larson’s report last year on the patient at the center of the Supreme Court case.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2016
    File photo by Portra Images via Getty Images
  • Health advocates score a major victory with folic acid
    The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it would allow folic acid to be added to corn flour in order to prevent certain types of birth defects. The decision was a major victory for health advocates around the nation, who credit the additive with preventing some 1,300 birth defects per year. Judy Woodruff sits down with Dr. Jose Cordero of the University of Georgia for more.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2016
    A new study suggests that babies are more likely to learn when an object acts in a way that surprises them. That may be why games like peekaboo hold an infant's attention. Photo courtesy of Brian Warren/Flickr.
  • Inside the Chicago Police Department’s race problem
    An accountability task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel found that the Chicago Police Department has engaged in a long pattern of institutionalized racism that has alienated black and Hispanic residents. For more on what the report means for Chicago, and how officials are planning to reform the city’s law enforcement services, John Yang talks to Lori Lightfoot of the Chicago Police Board.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2016
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (L) listens to Eddie Johnson (R) after introducing him as the Interim Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, during a news conference in Chicago, March 28, 2016. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski - RTSCKAB
  • News Wrap: U.S. military announces South China Sea patrols
    In our news wrap Thursday, in response to Chinese military buildup in the contested South China Sea, the U.S. military announced that joint patrols with the Philippine Navy are under way to tamp down tensions in the region. Also, China agreed to end some of its export subsidies that the U.S. claimed were flooding the market with cheaply priced goods.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2016
    An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter prepares to land on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman during a vertical replenishment in the Arabian Gulf in this U.S. Navy picture taken April 6, 2016. The U.S. Navy is leading a 30-nation maritime exercise across Middle Eastern waters which it says will help protect international trade routes against possible threats, including from Islamic State and al Qaeda. Picture taken April 6, 2016.  REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin R. Pacheco/Handout via Reuters   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 - RTX298A2
  • All the financial advice you’ll ever need on an index card
    At first glance, fiscal planning can seem more complex and time-consuming than it’s worth. But according to Professor Harold Pollack of the University of Chicago, you can fit all the financial advice you’ll ever really need on a single index card. Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at Pollack’s ten easy tips for simple and sensible money management.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2016
  • How the media has shaped the 2016 presidential race
    The 2016 presidential race is rewriting the political rulebook, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the case of advertising. Judy Woodruff talks to Elizabeth Wilner of Kantar Media and Ken Goldstein of the University of San Francisco to examine how both paid and free media attention has shaped this election cycle.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz waves to a supporter as he arrives for a campaign stop at the Sabrosura restaurant in the Bronx borough of New York City, April 6, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSDVZC
  • ‘Empire’ writer says write what you don’t know
    New writers are often told, “write what you know.” But according to actor and writer Danny Strong, professional writers shouldn’t shy away from the unfamiliar -- they should write what they’re passionate about. Strong gives his Brief But Spectacular take on writing what you don’t know.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

  • Candidates hope for home state advantage in New York
    Ahead of Tuesday’s delegate-rich New York primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton spent the day courting labor unions, while Donald Trump lashed out at GOP rules that he claims are robbing him of delegates. John Yang wraps up the day’s campaign news and Judy Woodruff talks to Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio and Beth Fouhy of MSNBC.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders greets audience members as he takes the stage at a campaign rally in Syracuse, New York April 12, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX29NKI
  • Tech titan Sean Parker funds collaborative cancer research
    Sean Parker made his fortune as the co-founder of Napster and first president of Facebook. Now, the tech entrepreneur and billionaire hopes to change medicine by creating a new kind of research network. Parker gave out a $250 million grant Wednesday to six of the nation’s leading medical schools and cancer centers to fund collaborative immunotherapy research. Parker joins Judy Woodruff for more.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2016
    Founders Fund Managing Partner Sean Parker attends the eG8 forum in Paris in this May 25, 2011 file photo. A $250 million grant from Silicon Valley billionaire Parker, announced on April 13, 2016, aims to speed development of more effective cancer treatments by fostering collaboration among leading researchers in the field.  REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/Files - RTX29OXM
  • When your job is to be ready for nuclear war
    What would happen today if the president ever gave the order to unleash nuclear weapons? Granted rare access to America's nuclear war fighters, veteran correspondent Jamie McIntyre on special assignment for the NewsHour profiles the people and the fleet that would carry out such a mission, then joins John Yang to discuss what he’s learned about America’s aging arsenal.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2016
  • Can water ATMs solve India's water crisis?
    About 76 million Indians don’t have regular access to clean drinking water, the most of any country in the world. But a new nationwide experiment aims to address the water crisis with “water ATMs,” machines that purify water on site and dispense it through prepaid card swipes, an idea that is gaining traction with the prime minister on down. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2016
  • Jacques Pépin says following a recipe can lead to disaster
    Have you ever had a dish turn out wrong no matter how closely you stick to the recipe? According to legendary chef Jacques Pépin, recipes describe a process that can never be duplicated exactly; what you need to understand is the “idea” behind the recipe, and use it as a point of departure.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2016
  • A big technological step for paralysis research
    Five years ago, Ian Burkhart broke his neck at the beach, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. Now he has regained some movement in his hands and fingers thanks to technology that communicates his thoughts directly to his muscles. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the big breakthrough in neural engineering.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

  • ‘Count me out’: Ryan quells nomination talk
    House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to make clear he has no presidential ambitions this year, even if the nomination is up for grabs at the convention. Meanwhile, Donald Trump criticized the nomination process while stumping in upstate New York and Sen. Ted Cruz suggested delegate gains made by his campaign is proof of his better organization. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2016
    U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he is "just not ready" to support Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
  • What happens if there’s no clear GOP nominee
    In the race for the White House, neither party has a candidate with enough delegates yet to clinch the nomination. Judy Woodruff examines the delegate dance on the Republican side with Benjamin Ginsberg, a partner at Jones Day and an NBC/MSNBC political analyst.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts to the cheers of supporters at a campaign rally in Albany, New York, April 11, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTX29IUJ