Friday, November 4, 2011

  • Stubbornly High Jobless Rate Offers Little Hope to Unemployed
    The jobs report for October came out Friday bringing news of slow improvement, but also continued worries that the stubbornly high unemployment picture isn't changing fast enough. Jeffrey Brown discusses the report with The New York Times' Catherine Rampell and the Pew Fiscal Analysis Initiative's Ingrid Schroeder.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2011
  • Shields, Brooks on Americans' Pessimism, Cain's Candidacy
    Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks review top political news, including Herman Cain's 2012 candidacy and the mood of the American electorate.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2011
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    Jana Schurech is a dental health aide therapist student at the Yuut Elitnaurviat Dental Training Clinic in Bethel, Alaska. According to a recent CDC report, the rate of cavities among rural Alaska Native children is 4.5 times greater than the general population of U.S. children of the same age. We sat down with Schurech in Bethel and asked her why she decided to to become a dental therapist.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2011
    November 4, 2011
  • Conversation: Syrian-American Rapper Omar Offendum
    Born in Saudi Arabia to Syrian parents and raised in America, hip-hop artist Omar Offendum uses his lyrical talents to bridge his Middle Eastern roots to his Western upbringing. That Offendum is gaining fans during the Arab Spring is no coincidence. His songs, often political, resonate with Arab youths, many of whom have embraced one of America's most popular forms of protest music: hip-hop.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

  • 'Crime After Crime' Examines Battered Woman's Struggle to Leave Prison
    "Crime After Crime" traces efforts to free Deborah Peagler from prison 20 years after she was connected to the murder of the man who abused her and forced her into prostitution. This excerpt is part of The Economist Film Project series of independently produced films aired in partnership between The Economist and the NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2011
  • Rice on Bush Years: 'We Were Under a lot of Stress and Strain'
    In a new memoir, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice details her experiences during turbulent times around the world while serving in the George W. Bush administration. Gwen Ifill and Rice discuss "No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington."
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2011
  • Will a Generational Divide Define 2012 Election?
    With the 2012 presidential election a year away, the Pew Research Center examines the state of the American electorate and the divisions that fall along age lines. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2011
  • Census: 1 in 15 Americans Among the Poorest of the Poor
    New Census data out Thursday show that one in 15 Americans now lives in extreme poverty and earns less than half of the official poverty line. Jeffrey Brown discusses the spread of poverty and the implications for families and communities with Elizabeth Kneebone of the Brookings Institution.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2011
  • News Wrap: Upbeat Economic Reports Boost Markets
    In other news Thursday, the markets around the world got a boost from several upbeat economic reports. The Labor Department said first-time jobless claims fell below 400,000, the lowest level in five weeks. Also, Senate Republicans have blocked another piece of President Obama's jobs plan.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2011
  • 'Like G-20 Didn't Happen': Greek Crisis Overshadows Summit
    Under pressure from other countries, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou scrapped plans to have his citizens vote in a referendum on a new European bailout, but he faces a brewing political crisis. Margret Warner discusses the eurozone's problems with Steven Erlanger of The New York Times at the G-20 summit in Cannes, France.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2011
  • Rice: Case for Iraq War May Have Been 'Overemphasized'
    Gwen Ifill talks with Condoleezza Rice about her new memoir about her time as Secretary of State.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2011
  • Rewriting the Textbook on Disease
    A new report from the National Research Council is calling for a "new taxonomy" that would define diseases more precisely by their underlying molecular causes rather than their traditional physical signs and symptoms.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2011
  • Nicaragua's Evolution From 'Hot Center' of U.S. Foreign Policy
    Ray Suarez previews the NewsHour's reports from Nicaragua on the upcoming presidential election and efforts to bring a life-saving vaccine to Nicaragua's children.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2011
  • Peering Into the Cosmos with Brian Greene
    In NOVA's latest four-part series, physicist Brian Greene covers an astonishing swath of material in the world of physics: quantum mechanics, general relativity, lightspeed and gravity and search for elusive subatomic particles. The series is based on his book Fabric of the Cosmos. This week, Hari caught up with Greene to discuss the first installment of the series, "What is Space?"
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

  • Virus Hunter Tracks New and Deadly Pathogens Around the Globe
    Stanford University biologist Nathan Wolfe is the founder and director of the Global Viral Forecasting Initiative and one of the world's more prominent virus hunters. Ray Suarez and Wolfe discuss his new book, "The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age," and new viruses emerging around the planet.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2011
  • A 'Sort of War on the Government' Uncovered in Georgia Terror Plot Charges
    Four Georgia men who are suspected members of a militia group were arraigned on terrorism charges in federal court Wednesday. Margret Warner discusses the alleged plot to use the toxin ricin and other means to kill government officials and citizens with Greg Bluestein of The Associated Press.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2011
  • Occupy Oakland Movement Tries to Flex Muscle With General Strike
    Thousand of protesters joined the Occupy Oakland movement Wednesday in a general strike aimed at shutting down banks, corporations, the city's busy port and schools. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2011
  • Cain's Whole Message 'Consumed' by Harassment Claims
    Herman Cain faced a third day of scrutiny over sexual harassment allegations on Wednesday, when a third woman said he made inappropriate remarks to her during his time as the head of the National Restaurant Association. Ray Suarez discusses the new allegations and the political impact with Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2011
  • European Leaders Struggle to Hold Together Greek Bailout Deal
    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou flew to France late Wednesday to explain his sudden call for a referendum on a new European bailout for his country. Gray Gibbon and Faisal Islam of Independent Television News report.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2011
  • Will Arab League Peace Plan Gain Traction in Syria?
    Eight months into Syria's Arab spring, members of the Arab League reported a possible accord with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. Jeffrey Brown discusses the recent events with The Washington Institute's Andrew Tabler and the Syrian National Council's Murhaf Jouejati.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

  • NPR's Inskeep Explores Megacity Karachi's Vibrancy, Violence
    Margaret Warner gets Steve Inskeep's take on one of the world's fastest growing cities, Karachi, Pakistan, by way of his new book "Instant City."
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2011
  • California Voters Fed-Up With Gridlock as Budget Crunch Lingers
    Spencer Michels reports from California, where the government gridlock is compounding concerns about the state's budget.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2011
  • Super Committee Urged to 'Go Big' on Deficit Cuts
    There are just over three weeks to go until the Congressional Super Committee's deficit reduction report is due. Kwame Holman provides an update on the progress.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2011
  • MF Global's Risky Bets on Europe Backfire on Investors
    Major securities firm MF Global, Inc., run by former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, filed for bankruptcy protection Monday. Ray Suarez speaks with New York Times columnist Joe Nocera about the story and the investor money at stake.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2011
  • With Debt Fix in Danger, Is it Europe's 'Lehman Moment'?
    World markets were shaken Tuesday by new fears that the European debt deal might come unglued. Jeffrey Brown discusses the move with a reporter in Athens and a market analyst.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

  • Liberia's Oil, Diamond Resources Are Both Blessing and Curse
    The West African nation of Liberia is rich in oil, diamonds and timber, and these natural resources have been both a blessing and a challenge for the fledgling democracy. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2011
  • Concerns Rise Over Shortages of Prescription Drugs
    Across the country, doctors and patients are struggling to get their hands on some essential prescription drugs. Betty Ann Bowser reports.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2011
  • Madoff Family Speaks Out on Ponzi Scheme Scandal
    Nearly three years after the Bernie Madoff scandal erupted, wife Ruth Madoff and son Andrew are telling their side of the story. Gwen Ifill and author Diana Henriques take a deeper look into the Madoff family.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2011

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