Tuesday, April 3, 2012

  • Will Youth Turn Out to Vote in 2012?
    Students at Fort Mill High School in South Carolina ask their peers whether they plan to vote in the 2012 election.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2012
  • Detroit-Area Teens Gather Viewpoints on Staying in School
    Student reporters from Fraser, Michigan talk to a legislator, a former dropout and a school administrator about staying in school
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

  • Supreme Court Upholds Inmate Strip Searches
    In a Supreme Court case that pit jail security needs against personal privacy rights, justices ruled 5-4 against Albert Florence, and said Florence's civil rights were not violated when he was strip searched after being arrested on an out-of-date warrant for an unpaid fine. Margaret Warner and Marcia Coyle discuss the decision.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2012
  • What Opposition's Victory Means for Myanmar's Political Thaw
    Catapulting from imprisonment to elected office, Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday hailed a "new era" in the country, also known as Burma. Jeffrey Brown and The Asia Society's Priscilla Clapp discuss what the opposition's win, yet minority standing in Parliament, could mean for the country's future.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2012
  • Young Football Players Take Big-League Hits to Head
    Virginia Tech researchers placed helmets with sensors on 7- and 8-year-old football players and collected data on more than 750 hits to the head over a season. The findings are the first quantitative study of the acceleration and risk that young brains face in youth football. Special correspondent Stone Phillips reports.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2012
  • Wisconsin Primary: Setting the Stakes for Romney, Santorum
    With endorsements from Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Ron Johnson, Mitt Romney campaigned exclusively in Wisconsin Monday where 42 delegates are at stake in Tuesday's Republican primary. Gwen Ifill, USA Today's Susan Page and The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Craig Gilbert outline the stakes for the Badger State's primary.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2012
  • Syria Analyst: 'We're in for a Long, Protracted Struggle'
    Met with heavy skepticism by U.S. officials, Syria's government signaled Monday plans to stop fighting by next week, according to Arab League envoy Kofi Annan. Judy Woodruff, the University of Oklahoma's Joshua Landis and Al Arabiya News Network's Hisham Melhem discuss the possibility of peace in Syria.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2012
  • Weekly Poem: Michael Dumanis Reads 'Revisionist History'
    Michael Dumanis is the author of "My Soviet Union" (University of Massachusetts Press, 2007), winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry, and co-editor of "Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century" (Sarabande, 2006). He is director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center and an assistant professor of English at Cleveland State University.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

  • Mega Millions Frenzy Escalates as Jackpot Swells
    You're 17 times more likely to get hit by falling airplane parts and 50 times more likely to be struck by lightning than win Friday night's much-hyped Mega Millions lottery drawing. Jeffrey Brown reports on the frenzy surrounding the largest jackpot in history and what some say they'd do if they won the estimated $640 million.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2012
  • Myanmar Newsrooms: Proving Grounds for Nascent Freedoms
    Ahead of a landmark election in Myanmar, special correspondent Kira Kay and producer Jason Maloney report on the notoriously repressive country's first steps toward greater freedoms for the press and political activism with a look at the inner workings and goals of the Eleven Media Group's newsroom.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks on Mega Million Numbers and Endorsements
    Our dynamic duo of syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks, who shock and surprise us every week with their vast knowledge of sports and (sometimes) pop culture weigh in again on this episode of The Doubleheader.They guess at the Mega Millions lottery numbers, and discuss presidential endorsements and Tiger Woods.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks on Supreme Court 'High Tension'
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news including the Supreme Court's big week of hearings on health care reform, the validity of the law's individual mandate, the dangers of the Court evolving into a "political institution" and the Paul Ryan budget.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2012
  • Bin Laden's Road to Abbottabad: Where Osama Went and When
    Osama bin Laden hid for nine years in Pakistan after the Sept. 11 attacks -- from Peshawar to Haripur, where at least two of his children were born in government hospitals, according to new details uncovered in Pakistani interrogations of his youngest wife. Margaret Warner and guests discuss his secret life before his death.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2012
  • Apple Supplier Foxconn Pledges Better Working Conditions
    Amid allegations of unfair labor practices, Apple asked the Fair Labor Association last month to investigate Foxconn, the company's main contract manufacturer in China. The report released Thursday noted "a widespread sense of unsafe working conditions." Jeffrey Brown and the FLA's Auret Van Heerden discuss the group's findings.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2012
  • Health Reform's Fate: How the Supreme Court Will Decide
    After three days of hearings on health care reform, Supreme Court justices held a secret preliminary vote Friday to deliberate the Affordable Care Act's future. Their decision is expected in late June. Jeffrey Brown and The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle discuss the steps ahead as the justices begin their deliberations.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2012
  • Conversation: Woody Guthrie at 100
    Woody Guthrie was born a hundred years ago this July. He died in 1967 at the age of 55, but he left behind a legacy as one of this nation's greatest songwriters and troubadours. That legacy is being celebrated this year around the country. Guthrie's daughter Nora talked to Jeffrey Brown earlier this week about her father and the celebrations.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

  • Stone Phillips on Hard Hits to the Head in Youth Football
    Kids who play football make -- and take -- hits to the head just as hard as any high school, college or NFL player, according to a new study. Journalist Stone Phillips delved into the never-before-conducted research at Virginia Tech. Phillips discussed his reporting -- and his own history of head injuries in college football -- with Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2012
  • Remembering Banjo Player Earl Scruggs, Poet Adrienne Rich
    Judy Woodruff reports on the death of widely read and influential poet Adrienne Rich, who died Tuesday at age 82, then Jeffrey Brown takes a look back at the life and groundbreaking sound of banjo legend and bluegrass musician Earl Scruggs with Bela Fleck, another Grammy-winning banjo player.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2012
  • For Arab League, Syria Remains a 'Pretty Sectarian Issue'
    President Bashar al-Assad said Thursday that Syria "will spare no effort" to make the peace plan proposed by former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan "a success," but said rebels must first cease their "terrorist acts." Margaret Warner and NPR's Kelly McEvers discuss the Syria debate at the Arab League summit in Baghdad.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2012
  • Myanmar Prepares for Election, Tests out a Freer Society
    Special correspondent Kira Kay and producer Jason Maloney preview Sunday's election in the once-secretive nation of Myanmar, a country long under military dictatorship where longtime prisoner and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi now runs for a vacant seat in Parliament with more -- but not complete -- political freedom.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2012
  • Autism's Prevalence Grows: 'This Is a Big Problem'
    The rate of autism diagnosis in American children continues to climb, according to a new Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention report. Jeffrey Brown discusses the latest research into the group of disorders with CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden and the University of Rochester Medical Center's Dr. Susan Hyman.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2012
  • GOP Candidates Redouble Health Reform Critiques
    As the Supreme Court decides how to rule on the health reform law following this week's hearings, Republican candidates Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney touched on the topic Thursday. Judy Woodruff, The Washington Post's Amy Gardner and The Boston Globe's Brian Mooney discuss how health care is being debated on the campaign trail.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

  • Dodger Fans Hope Magic Johnson Can Turn Team's Fortune
    Earvin "Magic" Johnson is part of a group that reached a deal Tuesday night to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2.1 billion. Hari Sreenivasan and Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times discuss the record-setting deal for one of Major League Baseball's more-storied -- and most-troubled -- franchises.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2012
  • What Did Castros Want out of Pope's Cuba Visit?
    With Cuban President Raul Castro in the front of a Mass Wednesday in Havana's Revolution Plaza, Pope Benedict XVI called for greater freedom for the Roman Catholic Church -- the closest he's come to direct criticism of the regime. Jeffrey Brown, reporter Nick Miroff and author Ann Louise Bardach discuss the papal visit's impact.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2012
  • Will Israel Bomb Iran? Probable Outcomes of a Possible War
    Israeli leaders say time is running short for diplomatic and non-military responses to Iran's nuclear program. Margaret Warner asks experts and journalists how an Israeli military strike against Iran might be carried out and what the repercussions could be.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2012
  • Congressmen on Stakes of Court's Health Reform Ruling
    In the third day of the Supreme Court's hearings on the health reform law, justices delved into the constitutionality of Medicaid expansion and whether the law could survive without a so-called individual mandate. Judy Woodruff discusses the eagerly anticipated decision with Reps. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., and Peter Roskam, R-Ill.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2012
  • Day 3 of Supreme Court hearings on The Affordable Care Act 2
    The Supreme Court justices on Wednesday afternoon heard the last day of oral arguments in the health care reform law suit.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2012
  • Supreme Court Wraps Up Health Reform Law Hearings
    In the final day of Supreme Court hearings on the Affordable Care Act, justices questioned the constitutionality of requiring states to expand Medicaid coverage to more individuals. Betty Ann Bowser reports, and Marcia Coyle and Susan Dentzer discuss with Gwen Ifill whether the law could survive without an insurance mandate.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2012

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