Sunday, November 10, 2013

  • Chinese party leaders consider major economic reforms
    China is now the world’s second largest economy. So what happens there, naturally, has great implications for the rest of the world. There’s a very important meeting going on now in Beijing involving the top leaders of the ruling Communist Party that is expected to produce major economic reforms. For more, we are joined by Elizabeth Economy of the Council on Foreign Relations.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2013
  • Justin Fox on “why retirement risks are best shared”
    Justin Fox, the Executive Editor of the Harvard Business Review Group and author of The Myth of the Rational Market has studied the Dutch pension system extensively. He discusses what aspects of the system -- mandatory savings -- annuitized payments -- national pools -- might work in the U. S.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2013
  • Voice Tunnel
    A short video about artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s “Voice Tunnel” installation, which took over a tunnel in midtown Manhattan for a few days, put up hundreds of speakers and lights, and then invited people in to record personal audio messages for their fellow New Yorkers to hear.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2013
    November 10, 2013
  • Do the Dutch have the pension problem solved?
    As cities and states across the U.S. grapple with their pension programs, the Netherlands seems to have its pension problem solved. Ninety percent of Dutch workers get pensions, and retirees can expect roughly 70% of their working income for the rest of their lives. Funding for this episode is provided in part by the Linda and John Arnold Foundation.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

  • Just how close is Iran to a nuclear weapon?
    David Albright, a physicist and founder and president of the non-profit Institute for Science and International Security, gives a scientific and foreign policy perspective on the talks in Geneva.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2013
  • Just how much pension peril are we in?
    In this extended interview, Harvard Business Review editor Justin Fox discusses how the U.S. system is faring in a global perspective and what adjustments might be of benefit to our aging population. Fox says “elderly Americans are going to be poorer over the next 20 years than has been the case over the last ½ century.” But he says Social Security is in better shape than we might think.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2013
  • Will Maine lead the way in importing prescription drugs?
    Maine employers and consumers say that importing prescription pharmaceuticals from foreign mail-order pharmacies saves them a lot of money-- and legislators passed a law legalizing imports. The drug industry and the state's pharmacists say imports can be dangerous, even deadly, while supporters say the drugs are identical to those in the U.S. -- except for price. Now, a federal court will decide.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

  • Shields and Brooks talk shifting demographics, elections
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss their takes on the week's political news including the gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey, the future of "partisan posture" among changing demographics and Obama's apology over cancelled insurance policies.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2013
  • Looking for national trends in Va. governor's race
    As urban suburbs grow, they tend to take on characteristics of the cities they surround. This shift in demographics has led these communities to lean more left in elections. Judy Woodruff speaks with Dante Chinni of the American Communities Project to put these trends into the context of the Virginia gubernatorial race.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2013
  • New rules set standard for mental health coverage parity
    The Obama administration made the final step Friday to expand mental health care, five years after a law requiring the coverage passed. The new regulations mandate that insurers cover mental illness and addiction the same as they would a physical ailment. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Dr. Carol Bernstein of New York University.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2013
  • Should U.S. relieve sanctions for Iran nuclear suspension?
    The U.S. and Iran are likely to reach an interim agreement soon, but will relieving sanctions in exchange for nuclear suspension be a mistake in the long-term dismantling of Iran's nuclear program? Jeffrey Brown gets views from Cliff Kupchan of the Eurasia Group and Reuel Gerecht of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2013
  • Despite shutdown, October jobs report good news for economy
    The October jobs report showed a surprise spike in hiring with employers adding 204,000 jobs last month. Despite the good news, the unemployment rate rose to 7.3 percent. How is this possible? Paul Solman explains how the 16-day shutdown may have warped the numbers and what the data means for the overall economic recovery.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2013
  • News Wrap: Palestine blames Israel for Yasser Arafat's death
    Palestine has blamed Israel in the death of former leader Yasser Arafat, who died in 2004. Israeli officials have denied any role in Arafat's death after Swiss Scientists announced that Arafat was likely poisoned. Also, the U.S. and Russia are expected to destroy all of Syria's chemical weapons by the end of next year.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

  • Rodriguez brings readers to 'seasons of belief and doubt'
    After 9/11 writer Richard Rodriguez was puzzled by how intimate relationships with God can also be dangerous. This exploration of spirituality inspired him to pen "Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography." Jeffrey Brown speaks with Rodriguez on his challenge to readers to consider what belief is in a world afire with religion.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2013
  • As meteor risks rise, how can Earth avoid destruction?
    New research reveals that space fragments are hitting our planet 10 times more often than previously thought. Will we suffer the same fate as the dinosaurs? NewsHour science correspondent Miles O'Brien explains to Judy Woodruff that scientists have the technology to avoid meteors en route to Earth, but they need warning first.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2013
  • How tourists are raising insurance rates in Colorado
    Summit County, Colo. has an estimated 6,000 uninsured residents, and none of them have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Why? Because premiums there are sometimes twice as high as other parts of the state because of a discrepancy in Colorado law. Mary Jo Brooks reports on what's behind the imbalance.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2013
  • Iran nears deal with U.S. over nuclear program
    The U.S. and other world powers plan to consider reversing economic sanctions on Iran, if the nation will suspend its controversial nuclear program. The announcement comes as Iranian officials and world leaders meet in Geneva for a second round of talks. Gwen Ifill talks to The New York Times' Michael Gordon and Margaret Warner.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2013
  • How does Twitter's potential for profit measure up?
    Trading under the ticker TWTR, Twitter's little blue bird soared to stock prices as high as $50.09 on the social media site's first day on Wall Street. Hari Sreenivasan talks to financier Bill Hambrecht and USA Today's Alistair Barr about Twitter's potential for growth and the scrutiny that company executives still face.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2013
  • FDA calls for ban on trans fats in processed foods
    The Food and Drug Administration says trans fats are not safe and want the substance removed from the food supply. Judy Woodruff speaks with Centers for Disease Control director Dr. Thomas Frieden for more on the health risks linked to the partially hydrogenated fats and the impact the FDA's proposed ban would have on consumers.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2013
  • Richard Rodriguez on 'Darling: A Spiritual Biography'
    Essayist Richard Rodriguez meditates on religion and sexuality in a post 9/11 world in his new collection "Darling: A Spiritual Biography."
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2013
  • The Secret to Airport Workers not Losing Your Luggage
    Reporting on SeaTac, Wash.'s, ballot initiative to increase the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour, PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman spoke with Simon Fraser University economist Peter Hall about how paying airport workers a living wage would make air travel more efficient for all of us.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2013
  • George Pelecanos on 'The Double'
    George Pelecanos, celebrated crime fiction author and producer and writer for HBO's "The Wire," talks about his new book "The Double."
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

  • Recovery of modern art by Nazis will change the art world
    Researchers are hopeful the recovery of 1,400 Nazi-looted modernist masterpieces will help the art world learn more about the work and careers of artists like Picasso and Matisse. For more on how and why the valuable collection was amassed, Judy Woodruff talks to Claremont McKenna College professor Jonathan Petropoulos.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2013
  • Kathleen Sebelius: Delay of health care law 'not an option'
    Lawmakers confronted Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius with skepticism over fixes yet to be made on HealthCare.gov and concerns over cancelled policies. However, Sebelius maintained her stance to not delay the heath care law. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2013
  • Americans afflicted with 'phantom noise', ringing in ears
    Among combat veterans who've suffered powerful explosions, tinnitus -- or ringing in the ears -- remains a daily battle. But they're not alone. Fifty million Americans also suffer from the "auditory phantom." Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports on the science behind the nagging noise and the search for a cure.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2013
    New research published in the August edition of the American Journal of Medicine shows a link between caffeine consumption and tinnitus.
  • Supreme Court tackles public prayer case
    Supreme Court justices stood divided as they debated the constitutionality of public prayer at government meetings. Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly's Tim O'Brien reports on the case that began in Greece, N.Y. Then, Jeffrey Brown talks to National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle on how the Supreme Court has ruled on prayer in the past.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2013
  • Urban politics shift with fresh faces elected mayors
    Bill de Blasio, Mike Duggan and Marty Walsh won mayoral elections in New York, Detroit and Boston, for their pragmatic campaign approaches. Gwen Ifill talks to Brookings Institution' Bruce Katz and Atlantic Cities' Emily Badger about how these new mayors will tackle economic and unemployment challenges in their cities.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2013
  • How did Christie and McAuliffe win over voters in N.J., Va.?
    On Election Day, Americans cast their vote for new leaders and contentious ballot measures, from New Jersey to Washington State. Judy Woodruff speaks to New York Times' correspondent Jonathan Martin about the takeaways behind gubernatorial wins for Republican Chris Christie of New Jersey and Democrat Terry McAuliffe of Virginia.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2013

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