Tuesday, June 25, 2013

  • Watch Eric Holder's Remarks on Voting Rights Act Decision
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act.The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Section 4 of the landmark Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional and that Congress was tasked to come up with a new way of determining which states and localities require federal monitoring of elections.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2013
  • How to Conduct If You've Never Picked Up a Baton
    Allentown Symphony Conductor Diane Wittry teaches Paul Solman how to conduct classical music.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

  • Local Officials Look to Make American Cities More Livable
    According to Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley, local officials are searching for new ways to innovate and make urban centers more livable. Judy Woodruff talks with Katz and Bradley, authors of "The Metropolitan Revolution," about major moves at U.S. city halls to breath new life into the American economy and democracy.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2013
  • Opening Statements Begin in Trayvon Martin Murder Trial
    Opening statements began in the second-degree murder trial against George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman is charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Ray Suarez gets an update on this story with NPR's Greg Allen.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2013
  • Countries Have 'Substantial Discretion' on Extradition
    NSA whistlebower Edward Snowden is on the run, and has thus far avoided being extradited to the United States. Margaret Warner talks to David Laufman, former federal prosecutor and Justice Department official, about the international legal issues surrounding Snowden's fugitive travels.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2013
  • Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action's Future
    The Supreme Court ruled to send a case involving affirmative action at the University of Texas back to a lower court. Gwen Ifill gets debate from Lee Bollinger of Columbia University and Gail Heriot of University of San Diego School of Law on the use of affirmative action in higher education.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2013
  • Supreme Court Sends Texas Affirmative Action Case Back
    According to the Supreme Court, the University of Texas may continue using race as factor in some college admissions, but also found a lower federal court used the wrong standard to dismiss a challenge to the policy. Kwame Holman reports on the court's ruling and Jeffrey Brown talks with the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2013
  • Weekly Poem: 'I Go Back to May 1937'
    Actor John Lithgow reads the poem "I Go Back to May 1937," by Pulitzer Prize winner Sharon Olds.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013

  • Doubleheader LIVE with Shields and Brooks
    Hari Sreenivasan sat down with Mark Shields and David Brooks to bring you a LIVE take on the Sport of Politics and the Politics of Sports. The duo also fielded viewer questions about Lebron James, swaying each others' political views, and favorite songs, among others.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2013
  • A Search for Understanding While Hanging on to Faith
    Author and journalist Jeff Chu joins Ray Suarez to talk about his personal journey coming to terms with being Christian and gay. In his book, "Does Jesus Really Love Me?", Chu discusses the choices made by gay Christians trying to reconcile their lives, identities and faith.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2013
  • Shields and Brooks on Farm Bill Failure, Obama in Berlin
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and syndicated columnist Mark Shields analyze the week's top political news with Jeffrey Brown, including the failure of the farm bill in the House, the progress of and prospects for immigration reform and President Barack Obama's speech about nuclear arms in Berlin.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2013
  • 'Pernicious' Effects of Economic Inequality
    It's been said that money is the root of all evil. Does money make people more likely to lie, cheat and steal? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on new research from the University of California, Berkeley about how wealth and inequality affects us psychologically.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2013
  • Should Immigrants Be Required to Learn English?
    A provision of the proposed immigration legislation would require immigrants to prove they're learning English before they can become permanent residents. Ray Suarez gets debate on the issue from Georgetown University's Barbara Mujica and Max Sevillia of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2013
  • In Brazil, Enormous Stadiums Stand as Symbols of Frustration
    At least a million Brazilian protesters flocked to the streets overnight. Margaret Warner talks with Matthew Cowley, Sao Paulo bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, about how worries about an economic slowdown and Brazil's upcoming hosting of major sports events have helped fuel the massive public protests.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2013
  • The End for Exodus International
    On June 19, Exodus International, a Christian ministry that has long sought to curb same-sex attraction announced it would shut down and president Alan Chambers apologized to the gay community. Ray Suarez talks to Jeff Chu, author of "Does Jesus Really Love Me?" about the organization's actions and what it means for the Christian community going forward.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2013
  • Why We Did 'New Adventures for Older Workers'
    Political editor Christina Bellantoni interviews data producer Elizabeth Shell on the PBS NewsHour's new in-depth interactive, "New Adventures for Older Workers" on the lessons learned, pitfalls, whys and hows of the project.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2013
  • Musicians Don't Let Their Babies Grow Up Without Health Care
    Country, rock, punk, folk, soul -- regardless of the genre, two things once united most musicians in Austin, Texas -- the "Live Music Capitol of the World" -- lack of health insurance and wages averaging less than $16,000 per year. A serious illness or accident often killed the music faster than anything else. Then came the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2013
  • Conversation: Colum McCann, Author of 'TransAtlantic'
    Frederick Douglass traveling through Ireland in 1845 to stir up support for his abolitionist cause. The first non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 1919. Sen. George Mitchell in 1998 trying to forge a peace treaty in Northern Ireland. Those actual people and events are at the heart of a the new novel "TransAtlantic." Author Colum McCann talks with Jeffrey Brown about his latest book.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2013
  • Novelist Colum McCann Reads an Excerpt From 'TransAtlantic'
    In his latest book, Colum McCann reimagines and retells three historical journeys from the United States to Ireland. Watch McCann read an excerpt from 'TransAtlantic.'
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

  • This Year's Championships Are Games to Watch and Remember
    The NHL and NBA seasons have led up to dramatic and exciting endings. NPR's Mike Pesca joins Jeffrey Brown from Miami to discuss how the last-second shots and overtime goals have made 2013 NBA finals and the Stanley Cup games major sports moments to remember.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2013
  • Finding the Connection Between Prosperity and Happiness
    Usually, as a country's GDP goes up, that nation's well-being tends to rise as well. But for the last 35 years as GDP has grown in the United States, Americans' average happiness hasn't increased. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to researchers about how they study the connection between money and happiness.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2013
  • HPV Vaccine Cuts Number of Infections in Teen Girls by Half
    The prevalence of the most common STD -- and the leading cause of cervical cancer -- among teenage girls has been cut in half, thanks to the HPV vaccine. Margaret Warner talks with Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control for more on a new study.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2013
  • Wall Street Feels Pain of China's Credit Crunch
    It was a bad day for global markets, whose stocks fell over worries about a credit crunch in China and comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke that the fed may begin paring back stimulus efforts. Jeffrey Brown gets reactions from The Wall Street Journal's David Wessel and James Paulsen of Wells Capital Management.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2013
  • News Wrap: U.S. House Fails to Pass Farm Bill
    In other news Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass a five-year, half-trillion dollar farm bill. The bill would have cut food stamps by $2 billion annually. Also, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has changed his mind and says he will participate in peace talks with the U.S. and the Taliban.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2013
  • Senators Near Key Compromise on Beefed-Up Border Security
    A bipartisan group of senators have worked out a potentially critical compromise for the immigration reform bill. Reform supporters said they had met demands for greatly expanded policing of the border with Mexico. Ray Suarez talks with two lawmakers shaping the legislation: Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2013
  • Money on the Mind
    In a series of startling studies, psychologists at the University of California at Berkeley have found that “upper-class individuals behave more unethically than lower-class individuals.” Ongoing research is trying to find out what it is about wealth — or lack of it — that makes people behave they way they do. Paul Solman reports as part of his Making Sen$e series.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2013
    June 20, 2013
  • Can Money Buy Happiness?
    Although U.S. GDP has grown over the last 35 years, average happiness has not. According to researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, the reason may lie in growing economic inequality. Paul Solman reports as part of his Making Sen$e series.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2013
    June 20, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

  • David Rothenberg Jams with the Cicadas
    David Rothenberg, professor of philosophy and music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, takes his clarinet out to Ulster County Fairgrounds in New York to play music with the cicadas, which have emerged after 17 years underground. Their sounds are as musical as bird calls and whale songs, he says in his new book "Bug Music."
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2013

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