Wednesday, June 20, 2012

  • Poet Natalie Diaz Returns to Her Roots
    After spending several years away from home, poet Natalie Diaz felt a calling to return to the reservation to help preserve the Mojave language, which is rapidly being lost.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2012
  • Labor Union Election Sheds Light on Embattled Future
    An important election for the largest public sector labor union in the U.S. cities in California highlights the major issues facing organized labor, including falling membership and high-profile battles over collective bargaining.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2012
  • House Committee Charges Attorney General with Contempt
    The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing today to consider charging Attorney General Eric Holder with contempt of Congress over the withholding of documents related to "Operation Fast and Furious." Split along party lines, Republican representatives voted to recommend the full House take action.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2012
  • Bernanke: Fed Was "Too Optimistic" About Recovery
    The Federal Reserve extended a program to drive down interest rates after acknowledging the economic recovery may be more difficult than it anticipated.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2012
  • Paul Krugman on Ben Bernanke's 'Green Shoots'
    Continuing to feature outtakes from our profile of economist Paul Krugman, we start Wednesday's post by returning to the First Parish Church in Harvard Square, with Krugman talking to NPR's Tom Ashbrook, host of the daily show On Point, which originates here in Boston. Ashbrook's question (a few weeks ago) was about Fed head Ben Bernanke.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2012
  • Mojave Tribal Leader Hubert McCord Sings
    Eighty-five-year-old Hubert McCord is one of only four tribal elders who is fluent in the Mojave language. He is also one of the tribe's last "bird singers." For the past year and a half, he has been working with poet Natalie Diaz to record Mojave stories and songs. Here is a video of McCord singing as he took several of the tribe's teenagers on a trip through the canyons of the Colorado River.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2012
  • After the Fire: Texas Residents Reflect on Damage, Loss
    Texas, wildfire, Bastrop, recovery, NewsHour, student reporting lab, Bastrop County Complex
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2012
  • Poet Natalie Diaz Reads From 'When My Brother Was an Aztec'
    Poet Natalie Diaz reads from her book, "When My Brother Was an Aztec."
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2012
  • Lou Beach Reads From His Book '420 Characters'
    Artist and author Lou Beach reads from his book of short stories "420 Characters."
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2012
  • House Announcement of Congressional Softball Game
    Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz ((D-FL) and Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) announce invitations to their House colleagues for the Fourth Annual Congressional Softball Game on Wednesday.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2012
  • Congresswomen Hit Bipartisanship Homeruns
    Preparation for the 4th annual congressional women's softball game
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

  • In Italy, Gay Marriage Efforts Met With Vatican Opposition
    From our partner, GlobalPost, correspondent Fabiana Formica reports on the Vatican's opposition to legalizing gay marriage in Italy, while a Supreme Court decision has given supporters hope.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2012
  • Why Rise in Motorcycle Deaths Hasn't Meant Tough Helmet Laws
    More and more states are repealing and relaxing helmet laws, even as the death toll continues to rise from motorcycle accidents. Judy Woodruff interviews Rick Schmitt, a reporter for Fair Warning.org on the subject.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2012
  • One Family's Effort to Buy Black for a Year
    Paul Solman reports on one African-American family's year-long mission to shop only at black-owned businesses. Part of his Making Sen$e of financial news series, Paul Solman speaks with a family about their "Empowerment Experiment," and looks at some of the challenges African American entrepreneurs face.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2012
  • Immigration Fallout: A White House Win?
    President Obama's decision last week to help undocumented youths obtain work visas has rippled through the presidential campaigns. Gwen Ifill and Lisa Lerer of Bloomberg News discuss the political fallout, who the new policy affects and what it means for the Latino vote.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2012
  • Pension Shortfalls Force States to Consider Benefit Cuts
    As more and mores states struggle to keep their pension promises, a new Pew study released Tuesday painted a stark picture of just how big the budget hole has become in some states. Jeffrey Brown discusses the pension gap with the Pew Center's Kil Huh and Northwestern University's Joshua Rauh.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2012
  • Hosni Mubarak Obit [NEEDS FINAL HEADLINE]
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    Original Air Date: June 19, 2012
  • Ousted Egyptian Leader Hosni Mubarak on Life Support
    There were conflicting reports tonight about the health of critically ill former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. Gwen Ifill talks to Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers in Cairo, who says the ousted president is in a "critical state."
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2012
  • Paul Krugman on Europe 'Doing the Unthinkable'
    This week we're profiling one of the more prolific and notorious economists -- Paul Krugman. We couldn't fit everything of interest into one piece, so over the next few days we're rescuing some of his arguments from the cutting room floor. Tuesday features the economist's view on Spain's euro-woes and its housing bubble, and what Krugman thinks Germany should do about it.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

  • Remembering the Complicated Life Story of Rodney King
    Rodney King, whose video-taped beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 launched a public dialogue about race relations in the United States, died Sunday at age 47. Jeffrey Brown, Patt Morrison of The Los Angeles Times and Darnell Hunt of the University of California, Los Angeles discuss his complicated life.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2012
  • Krugman's Solution to Fiscal Stimulus? It Involves Aliens
    Amid a tough economy, economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has probably captured as much attention -- and notoriety -- as anyone else in his field. Part of his Making Sen$e of financial news series, Paul Solman speaks with Krugman whose new book "End This Depression Now" suggests some radical policy-making.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2012
  • Roger Clemens Acquitted, but 'Legal Cloud' Lingers
    A federal jury in Washington, found professional pitcher Roger Clemens not guilty of perjury charges Monday. Ray Suarez speaks with Michael O'Keeffe of the New York Daily News about the turning points of the 10-week trial and the investigation that spanned more than five years.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2012
  • As Obama, Romney Make Pitch, Are Ohio Voters Listening?
    After following Mitt Romney's bus tour to Ohio over the weekend, Gwen Ifill asks what's on voters' minds in the all-important battleground state. As polls tighten in the Buckeye State, Romney and President Obama are making their pitches on the economy.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2012
  • Post-Parliament, Egyptian Generals Put on 'Charm Offensive'
    Egypt's ruling generals issued a "constitution declaration" last weekend aimed at putting in place checks on presidential powers after the parliament was dissolved. Judy Woodruff speaks to Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers in Cairo about the latest developments and the emerging results of the presidential election.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2012
  • Greece's Respite Met With Cautious Optimism
    World leaders reacted with cautious optimism after the pro-bailout party in Greece won Sunday's elections. Jeffrey Brown reports on Europe's new obstacles as it attempts to achieve financial security.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2012
  • Paul Krugman on Germany's 'Whips and Scourges'
    In our first installment of 'Paul Krugman' week, the New York Times columnist discusses European austerity, and makes the point that "no country that has its own currency is experiencing the problems the euro zone now faces. Below, a rebuttal of sorts from Jacob Kirkegaard, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2012
  • Political Checklist: A Dispatch from Ohio
    In this week's Political Checklist, Christina Bellantoni chatted with senior correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff about the Buckeye State -- the battleground that just won't quit.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

  • Friday, June 15, 2012
    Tonight on the program, we examine and analyze President Obama's announced plans to shift the administration's immigration policy Friday to allow some undocumented young people to remain in the U.S. Also: Greece elections slated for the weekend, Egypt's presidential runoff, wildfires continue in Colorado and New Mexico, and Mark Shields and Michael Gerson analyze the week's political news.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2012

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