Friday, June 22, 2012

  • Early Punishments Can Have Lasting Impact For Some Students
    A number of studies over the years have linked a child's exposure to the criminal justice system with increased odds of dropping out of school. The NewsHour recently traveled to Texas, a state that is sending thousands of kids to court every year.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2012
  • Early Punishments Can Have Lasting Impact For Some Students
    A number of studies over the years have linked a child's exposure to the criminal justice system with increased odds of dropping out of school. The NewsHour recently traveled to Texas, a state that is sending thousands of kids to court every year.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2012
  • Shawn Colvin Sings 'All Fall Down'
    Singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin performs "All Fall Down" from her new album.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2012
  • Shawn Colvin Sings 'Change Is on the Way'
    Singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin sings "Change Is on the Way."
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2012
  • Conversation: Shawn Colvin Looks Back in New Memoir
    "Diamond in the Rough" is the name of a 1989 hit song from Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin's first album, "Steady On." Now, it's the name of a new memoir she's just released. Jeffrey Brown talks to the musician.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2012
  • Watch President Obama's Full Speech at NALEO
    President Barack Obama addresses the National Association of Latino Elected Officials in Orlando, Fla.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • At Euro 2012, Germany and Greece Face Off in Eurozone Battle
    When mighty Germany meets debt-ridden Greece in soccer's European championship quarterfinal on Friday, it will be hard to ignore the symbolism through which many will view the match. Jeffrey Brown speaks with longtime soccer analyst Tommy Smyth about the mood ahead of the clash.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2012
  • Famine in Africa Hits Niger's Children Particularly Hard
    A once-in-a-generation famine is threatening millions of lives in West Africa, including hundreds of thousands of children in Niger. Rohit Kachroo of Independent Television News reports.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2012
  • North Carolina Drops Payment to Sterilization Victims‎
    North Carolina legislators balked at a plan to set aside $10 million in the state budget to compensate victims of forced sterilizations, contending that the state could not afford the payments in a tight budget year. Ray Suarez speaks with John Frank, political reporter of The News & Observer.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2012
  • Community Colleges Struggling With Spreading the Knowledge
    Special correspondent John Tulenko reports on the struggle inside community colleges trying to help students at all learning levels.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2012
  • Finance Reports Reveal Shifting Dynamic in Presidential Race
    The latest campaign finance reports revealed Priorities USA, a super PAC supporting President Obama, closed some of the fundraising gap with Restore Our Future, a group supporting Mitt Romney. Jeffrey Brown, Ken Vogel of Politico and Matea Gold of the Los Angeles Times discuss the latest on campaign fundraising.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2012
  • Court Rejects FCC Fines for Indecency, Rules Against SEIU
    The Supreme Court dismissed fines against broadcasters who violated FCC indecency policies but did not address whether the government has the authority to regulate indecency on broadcast TV. The justices also said unions must let nonmembers object to unexpected fee increases that all workers are required to pay in a closed-shop.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2012
  • Carl Zimmer on Bird Flu and Beyond
    Here are just a few of the fascinating facts from Carl Zimmer's book, "A Planet of Viruses": If you put all the viruses in the ocean on a scale, they would equal the weight of 75 million blue whales. And if you lined up all those viruses end to end, "they would stretch out past the nearest 60 galaxies."
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2012
  • Paul Krugman on the 'Cartoon Physics' of the 2008 Crash
    Thursday marks the penultimate installment of our extended profile of economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. The topic: What happened in the great crash of '08? Are we in danger of forgetting the lessons learned and getting ourselves into yet another financial disaster?
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

  • Americans with a Front Row Seat to the Rise of Hitler
    Never before has the story been told of a group of Americans who lived in Berlin as Hitler and his Nazi party clawed their way to ultimate power. Margaret Warner speaks with former Newsweek journalist and author Andrew Nagorski about his new book, "Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power."
    Original Air Date: 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

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