Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • The Atlantic examines Obama’s foreign policy legacy
    What is President Obama’s real foreign policy legacy? Through a series of interviews with the commander in chief, Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic set out to determine an answer -- one divorced from the partisan rhetoric that tends to dominate such discussions. As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff joins Goldberg to find out what he learned.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2016
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  • Eastern Europe’s migrant crisis is causing political turmoil
    As thousands of refugees huddle stranded on the borders of Greece, many eastern European nations are pushing for the continent to seal its borders, a stance that puts them at odds with their western compatriots and could potentially destabilize the European Union. In Poland, pro-migrant demonstrations are spreading against the right-wing government. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2016
    Migrants scuffle as they try to get products from a truck, at a makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov - RTSA8JX
  • How does a singer-songwriter deal with self-doubt on stage?
    Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter has been performing music for nearly 20 years. But even today, he sometimes finds himself gripped by self-doubt -- both on and off stage. He copes by remembering the relationships he’s developed and the possibilities that lie ahead of him. Ritter shares his approach to building self-confidence in a new essay.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2016
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  • Cruz receives Lee endorsement; vehement criticism from Trump
    Sen. Ted Cruz landed his first senatorial endorsement Thursday, as Utah Sen. Mike Lee threw his support behind the trailing presidential contender. The move could potentially cut into frontrunner Donald Trump’s lead. Trump, meanwhile, blasted Cruz as “unelectable” and turned his sights on a familiar target in Islam, as Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders traded barbs in Wednesday’s debate.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2016
    Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz said it is time for law enforcement to "patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized." Photo by Jason Miczek/Reuters
  • How long will the Fed have to "fiddle" with interest rates?
    Money manager turned country crooner Merle Hazard has made a name for himself singing about fiscal policy. His latest tune considers whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates -- and according to one of the world’s leading investment experts, it’s brilliant, especially since the nation’s economic future hinges on the central bank’s decision. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2016
    The United States Federal Reserve Building, Washington D.C., United States of America, North America Photo by Mark Chivers/Getty Images

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

  • Pediatric guidelines now urge holistic health checks
    New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics released Wednesday recommend that, during routine checkups, physicians also screen children for signs of poverty. The move is part of a larger effort to improve mental health and physical development in adolescents. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Dr. Renee Jenkins, former president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, for more.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2016
    Pediatrician checking reflexes of girl in examination room
  • After tragic mistake, rural hospital transforms itself
    Since 2010, more than 50 rural hospitals have closed across the country, and hundreds more are at risk. But Hill County Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg, Texas, is surviving -- and thriving. Prompted by a tragic medical failure seven years ago, Hill County has become one of the nation’s top hospitals and a model for others. Special correspondent Sarah Varney of Kaiser Health News reports.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2016
    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16:  A nurse tends to recovering patients on a general ward at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital on March 16, 2010 in Birmingham, England.  As the UK gears up for one of the most hotly contested general elections in recent history it is expected that that the economy, immigration, industry, the NHS and education are likely to form the basis of many of the debates.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
  • Eyes on Democratic debate after Sanders triumphs in Michigan
    Tuesday night’s primary contests drew even more attention to Wednesday’s Democratic debate, as Sen. Bernie Sanders pulled off a close and hard-fought upset over Hillary Clinton in Michigan -- though Clinton secured Mississippi. Meanwhile, some Republican figures urged their party and supporters to join frontrunner Donald Trump, while others called for opposition to the controversial contender.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (R) waves to the crowd as his rival Hillary Clinton gathers her papers at the conclusion of the Democratic U.S. presidential candidates' debate in Flint, Michigan, March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young  - RTS9L21
  • What lies ahead after yet another round of primary twists?
    After a surprise win by Sen. Bernie Sanders in Michigan, and an equally surprising surge of support for Donald Trump in the GOP, Judy Woodruff sits down with Reid Wilson of Morning Consult and Susan Page of USA Today to discuss new twists in a topsy-turvy election cycle.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders thrusts his fist in the air as he speaks to supporters on the night of the Michigan, Mississippi and other primaries at his campaign rally in Miami, Florida March 8, 2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri  - RTS9X2Z
  • Trump U students describe lofty promises, paltry results
    On the campaign trail, Donald Trump often touts his business record as a presidential qualification. But one of the real estate mogul’s ventures has come under harsh scrutiny recently, as former participants in his Trump University online education company have filed class-action lawsuits against him, alleging fraud. John Yang talks to Michael Isikoff of Yahoo News for more.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2016
  • News Wrap: Special forces capture IS weapons chief
    In our news wrap Wednesday, U.S. special forces captured the Islamic State group’s chemical weapons chief in a raid in northern Iraq last month, while recent follow-up airstrikes destroyed IS chemical facilities. Also, U.S. and Somali forces are reported to have killed 10 Al-Shabaab militants in a joint overnight raid west of Mogadishu.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2016
    Brett McGurk, President Barack Obama's envoy to the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group, speaks to during news conference at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, March 5, 2016. REUTERS/Hadi Mizban/Pool - RTS9ETA

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

  • Not all forgotten American cities are struggling
    It’s called flyover country -- low-profile parts of the U.S. the news media often forgets. But to husband-and-wife journalists James and Deborah Fallows, these areas are home to ‘cities that work,’ thriving communities that buck this election’s narrative of national pessimism. As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff joins the couple to learn more.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2016
  • How do Americans become enemies of their own state?
    In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings and San Bernardino mass shooting, homegrown Islamic extremism has become one of the country’s most pressing national security concerns. Author Peter Bergen set out to document how and why Americans become enemies of their own state in his book, “United States of Jihad.” Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Bergen to learn more.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2016
  • As the SAT evolves, so do opinions on its value
    On Saturday, college hopefuls took a brand new SAT, marking the first time in over a decade the test curriculum has undergone major changes. While scores will still be submitted with many an application, there is growing skepticism of their value as predictors of college success. April Brown of the American Graduate program reports.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2016
    The ACT announced Friday that computer-based testing will be available next year in the 18 states.
  • In Israel, Biden aspires to push peace talks forward
    On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden visited Israel to begin two days of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders currently mired in a deep and violent impasse. Biden also hopes to mend the relations between the Obama White House and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Judy Woodruff talks to Tom Friedman of the New York Times for his take on why the peace talks won’t work.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2016
    U.S Vice President Joe Biden (L) stands next to former Israeli President Shimon Peres during their meeting at the Peres Center for Peace in Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Israel March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Amir Cohen  - RTS9USR
  • Another important Tuesday arrives for primary contests
    Four states are holding primary votes Tuesday -- both parties in Michigan and Mississippi, plus the GOP in Idaho and Hawaii. While trailing Republican candidate Gov. John Kasich was stumping in Michigan to drum up support, Sen. Ted Cruz looked ahead to future contests. Gwen Ifill talks to Kathy Gray of the Detroit Free Press for more on the back-and-forth fight in her state.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate John Kasich addresses supporters during a campaign stop in the gymnasium of University Liggett School in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, March 7, 2016.  REUTERS/Rebecca Cook  - RTS9QOU

Monday, March 7, 2016

  • A chronicle of Afghanistan's modern-day Romeo and Juliet
    Zakia and Ali are Afghanistan’s Romeo and Juliet -- with all the heartache that description implies. Separated by religion, ethnicity and their own families, the young couple defied them all by eloping. Rod Nordland of the New York Times chronicles their remarkable odyssey in his book, “The Lovers,” and joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the intersection of romance and religion in the Muslim world.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2016
  • Wi-Fi on wheels leaves no child offline
    The digital divide and lack of reliable Internet access at home can put low-income and rural students at a real disadvantage. So when superintendent Darryl Adams took over one of the poorest school districts in the nation, he made it a top priority to help his students get online 24/7. Special correspondent David Nazar of PBS SoCal reports with PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2016
  • Students running small-town market know business
    As a sparsely populated Nebraska town in an equally sparsely populated county, Cody is not where one might expect to find a thriving retail business. But the Circle C Market has been making a (small) profit there for the last three years. Its secret? It’s run by students from a nearby school, who work at the store as part of their curriculum. Mike Tobias of Harvest Public Media reports.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2016
  • Can GOP and Democratic maintain traction?
    Hari Sreenivasan sits down with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR to discuss the latest in politics, including last night’s Democratic debate, Donald Trump’s slowing momentum, the possibility of a GOP restructure and the stakes for Tuesday’s Michigan primary.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders greets supporters at a campaign rally in Dearborn, Michigan, March 7, 2016.     REUTERS/Jim Young  - RTS9Q4B
  • For both parties, weekend results slow frontrunner momentum
    This weekend’s voting saw Sen. Ted Cruz playing catch-up with Donald Trump. Scoring large margins, the Texas senator won as many states as the GOP frontrunner and closed the gap between them to less than a hundred delegates. Meanwhile, Sen. Bernie Sanders won three states to Clinton’s one and hammered her in Sunday’s debate, but momentum still seems to be in her favor.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump looks down as he leaves a campaign event in Concord, North Carolina March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane - RTS9PNC
  • Can security forces screen refugees arriving in Europe?
    As more and more Middle Eastern refugees look to an increasingly overwhelmed Europe for asylum, concerns over terrorist infiltration are growing. Human rights activists say such worries are nothing more than xenophobic scaremongering, while military officials and counterterrorism experts contend that the threat is real -- and spreading like a cancer. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2016
    Migrants and refugees arrive in a refugee camp with wood humanitarian-standard shelters in Grande-Synthe, near Dunkerque, northern France, March 7, 2016.   REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol  - RTS9NSI

Sunday, March 6, 2016

  • Clinton, Trump show strong leads ahead of Michigan primary
    Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump show strong poll numbers in Michigan, leading up to the state's presidential primary elections on Tuesday. At stake are 147 delegates for the Democrats and 59 for the Republicans. Michigan Public Radio reporter Rick Pluta joins Hari Sreenivasan from Ann Arbor to discuss.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a mass at the Russell Street Baptist Church during a campaign stop in Detroit, Michigan, March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTS9JX0

Saturday, March 5, 2016

  • Could Clinton reverse the Louisiana losing streak?
    No Democratic presidential candidate has won Louisiana since Bill Clinton in 1996. If Hillary Clinton becomes the Democratic nominee, she could reverse that losing streak. Elizabeth Crisp of the Baton Rouge Advocate joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the race in the state.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to a grassroots organizing meeting at the Louisiana Leadership Institute in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, September 21, 2015.  REUTERS/Lee Celano - RTX1RRCZ

Friday, March 4, 2016

  • Shields and Brooks on the GOP push to stop Trump
    Judy Woodruff joins syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks to discuss the week in politics, including takeaways from Thursday’s contentious GOP debate, the mainstream Republican revolt against Donald Trump, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ chances to upset the Democratic race and the fallout from the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2016
  • How a professional film critic competes with social media
    A.O. Scott has been the New York Times’ film critic since 2000, so it’s safe to say he knows his craft. But in a world dominated by social media, where anyone with an Internet connection can become a self-styled critic, what separates a professional from a wannabe? That’s one of the issues Scott tackles in his new book, “Better Living Through Criticism.” Jeffrey Brown talks to Scott for more.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2016
  • Pair tackles 59 national parks in 59 weeks
    Last year, 30-year-old Darius Nabors decided to quit his job and embark on the journey of a lifetime: a tour of all 59 of the country’s national parks in 59 weeks. Nabors was inspired by his father, a former park ranger, and his trip is timed to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service. So far, he’s visited 34 parks across the nation and shows no sign of slowing down.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2016
  • Corruption allegations stagger troubled Brazil
    As Brazil reels from an economic recession and the Zika virus epidemic, new troubles have emerged regarding one of the nation’s most popular political figures. Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, president of Brazil from 2003 to 2010, was detained by police Friday morning as part of a wide-ranging probe into government corruption. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Simon Romero of the New York Times for more.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2016
    A man shouts during a protest against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva following his brief detention for questioning in a federal investigation of a corruption scheme, in front of Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino - RTS9DFK