Tuesday, May 1, 2012

  • Young Reporters Explore Music Education Cuts
    Teen reporters from the Student Reporting Labs program look at the consequences of cutting music education funding.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

  • Teaching Climate Change- Climate Crisis Jam
    youtube video for teaching climate change blog post of Earthman rapping about climate change
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2012
  • Veterans Shred Uniforms to Create 'Combat Paper' Artwork
    In 2007, a returning Iraq war veteran, trying to make sense of his experience, cut up his uniform to make paper from its fibers. Five years later, the Combat Paper Project has found a home in New Jersey. Hoping to reconcile the good and the bad of lives spent at war, four veterans reflect on this therapeutic and artistic outlet.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2012
  • A Year After Bin Laden's Death, How Strong Is al-Qaida?
    A year ago, a U.S. strike successfully eliminated al-Qaida's leader, but Osama bin Laden's death was just one step in the decline of the most feared terror network in the world. Judy Woodruff, The Washington Post's David Ignatius and the New American Foundation's Brian Fishman assess the current state and influence of al-Qaida.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2012
  • A Year After Bin Laden Death, U.S. Maintains Drone Campaign
    Since a military strike killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden one year ago, the U.S. has maintained a relentless campaign using drone aircraft to target the group's militants in Pakistan and elsewhere. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2012
  • Wisconsin Recall Watched as Possible Prophesy for November
    After just 16 months in office, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker faces a June recall -- an effort born of protests last year as he pushed through a law limiting collective-bargaining rights for most public employees. Ray Suarez and Frederica Freyberg of Wisconsin Public Television discuss the race and possible national implications.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2012
  • How Apple, Other Tech Companies Take Advantage of Tax Code
    Apple paid a collective tax rate of 9.8 percent around the globe in 2011 while Wal-Mart paid 24 percent, according to a recent New York Times investigation. Jeffrey Brown, the Times' Charles Duhigg and economist Martin Sullivan discuss how Apple uses offices in Nevada and elsewhere to minimize its taxes and maximize profits.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2012
  • Dissident's Escape: an 'Opportunity' for Chinese Government?
    As Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng declared his freedom in a YouTube video, President Obama declined to speak directly Monday about the delicate diplomatic situation. Gwen Ifill discusses the story's significance and how it unfolded with Susan Shirk of the University of California, San Diego and Voice of America's Sasha Gong.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2012
  • Combat Paper: Veterans Battle War Demons With Paper-Making
    At first blush, cutting up a military uniform might seem like an unsettling concept -- a potential act of disrespect. But veterans in New Jersey and around the nation are doing just that as part of the Combat Paper Project to repurpose uniforms into paper as canvasses for therapeutic works of art.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2012
  • Political Checklist: Electoral Map, President Obama's Video
    In this week's Political Checklist, Political Editor Christina Bellantoni chatted with senior correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff about President Obama's latest campaign video, the Electoral College map, and the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death and the president's team using the issue for political gain.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

  • U.S., U.K. Poets Laureate on Being Public Face for Poetry
    "A poet should be private and invisible," says U.K. Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, "This is a different way of being a poet, to be laureate." Meanwhile, "I think we witness things, but are not witnessed," says U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine. They reflect with Jeffrey Brown on having very public roles as private poets.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks on 'Mutual Pandering' Over Student Loans
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news including Democrats and Republicans battling over student loans, Newt Gingrich's legacy, how austerity efforts affect growth compared to spending and debt, and the Supreme Court taking up Arizona's immigration law.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2012
  • High-Deductible Plans 'Quiet Revolution in Health Insurance'
    As health costs rise, insurance plans characterized by lower premiums and higher out-of-pocket costs are on the rise in American workplaces. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on the growing trend toward high-deductible health plans, and concerns that they may encourage delays in receiving needed medical care.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2012
  • Troubling New Signs Plague European, U.S. Economies
    Even as British Prime Minister David Cameron defended the notion of austerity, governments across Europe were toppling or falling back into recession. Ray Suarez and George Washington University's Scheherazade Rehman discuss problems and potential solutions, both in the U.S. and overseas.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2012
  • Student Loans: the Politics, Pitfalls and Payoffs
    Ignoring a veto threat by President Obama, House Republicans voted Friday to extend a 2007 provision that halves the rate on Stafford student loans, but the parties are split on how to pay for it. Jeffrey Brown, George Washington University's Sandy Baum and author Anya Kamenetz examine the political debate over college tuition.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2012
  • Raw Video: Students Learning the Quran
    Students at Jamia Binoria Madrassa in downtown Karachi, Pakistan, rock back and forth as they recite the Quran.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

  • Why More Women Aren't Computer Scientists, Engineers
    "If you completely shut out the entire feminine perspective on the world," says Maria Klawe of Harvey Mudd College, "you're going to have a different set of products." Judy Woodruff and Klawe discuss why more women aren't pursuing careers in hard sciences, and Klawe's plans to bridge the gaps in engineering and computer science.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2012
  • Downloadable Gun Parts,Bioterror: the Downside of Innovation
    Through innovation and technology, California think tank Singularity University aims to push the frontiers of progress. But what happens when high-tech advances end up in the wrong hands? Economics correspondent Paul Solman raises some disturbing questions as part of his ongoing reporting series, Making Sen$e of financial news.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2012
  • Scandal in Power Transfer Nothing New for China
    The scandal around ousted Chinese political leader Bo Xilai deepened Thursday when The New York Times reported that he used wiretaps to spy on other officials, including President Hu Jintao. Margaret Warner, The Financial Times' Richard McGregor and Xiao Qiang of the Berkeley China Internet Project discuss the new developments.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2012
  • For Murdoch, Concerns of His Empire 'Under Serious Threat'
    When Rupert Murdoch took the stand Thursday in the second day of a U.K. media ethics inquiry, he coupled an apology for News of the World's "blot" on his News Corp record with accusations that journalists had covered up the phone-hacking. Ray Suarez and The New York Times' John Burns discuss the media mogul's testimony.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2012
  • Taylor's Conviction 'Pushes International Law Further'
    Former Liberian President Charles Taylor's guilty verdict Thursday was the first time an international court has convicted a head of state since the Nuremberg trials. Jeffrey Brown and Eric Stover of the University of California, Berkeley discuss the conviction and the potential legal implications for other cases.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2012
  • The Budos Band Hones a '70s Sound
    What do Ethiopian jazz, American funk and soul, and '70s rock 'n' roll have in common? Its the sound of the Budos Band.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2012
  • "Hard" Sciences: A "Boy Thing?"
    Isolation, subtle discrimination, the overwhelming "maleness" of the hard science fields? Experts are trying to understand what could be keeping more women from entering physics, engineering and computer science. Judy Woodruff interview Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

  • Why Clean, Safe Water Is Still Out of Reach for Liberia
    Since 1980, Liberia has tackled a cycle of civil war, claiming over 200,000 lives while developing an impossible water crisis. In partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, correspondent Steve Sapienza and two local journalists unearth why the government and aid agencies can't crack the country's water problems.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2012
  • After the Fall: How Has Wall Street's Behavior Changed?
    When Dodd-Frank regulations went into effect in the wake of the financial crisis, the intention was to create new oversight and reduce systemic risk. Part of our After the Fall series on what's happened since the meltdown, Jeffrey Brown and guests discuss how Wall Street has changed since the financial catastrophe.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2012
  • In Indiana School District, Dropouts Have Tech Alternative
    In Shelbyville, Ind., Melissa Lakes and the Student Achievement Center provide at-risk students with technology-enhanced hands-on learning. But it wasn't always like that. Part of the American Graduate project, Learning Matters' John Tulenko profiles one school district that wholly responded to its "dropout nation" epithet.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2012
  • Wal-Mart Bribery Allegations: What Penalties Could it Face?
    More than $24 million was involved in allegations of Wal-Mart's Mexico bribery, according to a recent New York Times investigation. Judy Woodruff and Indiana University's Joseph Hoffman discuss Wal-Mart's internal inquiry into whether employees violated federal law and the parameters of the Foreign Corrupt Practices law.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2012
  • In Immigration Case, High Court Weighs Federal, State Limits
    As the Supreme Court heard arguments on Arizona's contentious immigration law Wednesday, justices appeared skeptical of the Obama administration's claim that the state had overstepped federal law. Gwen Ifill and Marcia Coyle discuss the arguments and the four distinct parts that are being challenged.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2012

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