Tuesday, February 5, 2013

  • Mariam Said on the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Mariam Said about the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2013
  • Syrian Refugee: 'Maybe God Will Help Us'
    Maryam Al Okla, one of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees, shows her tiny home and says she hopes "God will help us and relieve the situation."
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2013
  • Obama Calls for Spending Cuts Before March Deadline
    With Congress unlikely to pass a comprehensive budget before March 1, President Barack Obama plans to call on Congress to pass a stopgap measure that would delay across-the-board spending cuts, scheduled to take effect at the month.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

  • Writer George Saunders Reflects on Engineering Short Fiction
    George Saunders, a former MacArthur Fellow, talks to Jeffrey Brown about his latest collection of stories, "Tenth of December," and his unique voice and approach to capturing contemporary American culture in a compressed, short form.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2013
  • Preserving Cultural Heritage Critical to Mali's Future
    In the wake of the recent violence in Mali, ancient manuscripts thought lost in the destruction now appear to be safe and preserved. Lazare Eloundou Assomo, chief of UNESCO's Africa unit in Paris, joins Margaret Warner to discuss the importance of preserving of Mali's cultural heritage.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2013
  • A Checklist to Keep Good Teachers in the Classroom
    Good teachers can help students stay in school and keep them from dropping out. But what must schools do to keep top teachers from burning out and leaving the field? Hari Sreenivasan has the story of a Connecticut school that uses a checklist to evaluate and keep the best teachers in the classroom.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2013
  • Richard III's Remains Spur Reexamination of His Reputation
    An archaeological dig has led to the discovery of the remains of Richard III, one of the most legendary and reviled British monarchs. But did the 15th century king deserve his reputation? Gwen Ifill talks to New York Times reporter John Burns about the historic find and what will happen to the king's bones and notoriety now.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2013
  • Chris Kyle, Among Deadliest American Military Snipers
    Chris Kyle, a celebrated Navy Seal known as one of the deadliest snipers in U.S. military history and a best-selling author, was killed by a 25-year-old Marine veteran at a shooting range in Texas. Jeffrey Brown talks to Melissa Repko of the Dallas Morning News about Kyle's efforts to help other veterans rehabilitate after war.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2013
  • President Obama Begins Campaign to Push for Gun Control
    President Obama visited Minneapolis to launch a push for tighter gun control. Gwen Ifill talks to Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey and Bruce Hartman, sheriff of Gilpin County, Colo., about the differences of gun cultures in rural and urban settings and protecting citizens from crime while protecting their rights.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2013
  • Dave Barry Reads From His Novel 'Insane City'
    Dave Barry reads from his novel "Insane City."
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2013
  • Weekly Poem: Sally Keith Reads 'The Fact of the Matter'
    Sally Keith reads the title poem from her collection "The Fact of the Matter."
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2013
  • Obama for Universal Background Checks for All Gun Purchases
    At a press conference with the Minneapolis Police Department in Minneapolis Feb. 4, 2013, President Barack Obama called for action by way of "a set of commonsense ideas to reduce gun violence," including universal background checks for all gun purchases, which he says are almost "universally supported by gun owners."
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2013
  • Charter Schools, Federal Grants Expand Teacher Evaluations
    Determining exactly how and how often teachers should be evaluated on their job performance is as prickly and polarizing of a topic that can be found in the world of education. In recent years, the popularity of charter schools and an influx of federal grants has brought the issue back to the forefront of the so-called reform agenda.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

  • Super Bowl XLVII Rival Teams Coached by Brothers
    NPR's Mike Pesca joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss what's at stake going into the upcoming Super Bowl, as well as the family connection between the two head coaches and widespread concerns over football-related head injuries.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2013
  • Shields and Brooks on Hillary Clinton, Hagel, Gun Control
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talks with Judy Woodruff about Hillary Clinton leaving the State department, Chuck Hagel's first confirmation hearing for secretary of Defense, as well as congressional testimony on gun control.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2013
  • Shields and Brooks on Scott Brown and Super Bowl
    For tonight's Doubleheader, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk to Correspondent Hari Sreenivasan about former Senator Scott Brown's decision to not seek the Massachusetts seat vacated by John Kerry. From there, the pundits reveal their picks for the big game this weekend and discuss Deer Antler Spray.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2013
  • Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Says Goodbye
    During her four years as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton traveled almost a million miles and visited more than 100 countries. Ray Suarez examines Clinton's career with Trudy Rubin of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Susan Glasser of Foreign Policy Magazine.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2013
  • Disillusionment Among Israelis, Palestinians About Peace
    Margaret Warner travels to the West Bank and Gaza to hear from Palestinian and Israeli citizens about whether they think peace is possible in their part of the world.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2013
  • News Wrap: Obama Announces Rules for Contraceptive Coverage
    In other news Friday, the Obama administration announced that faith-based non-profits like hospitals and universities won’t be forced to provide coverage for contraceptives in their insurance plans. Also, the economy grew in the first month of 2013, but not enough to change the unemployment rate.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2013
  • Terrorism Likely in Explosion Outside U.S. Embassy in Turkey
    A suicide bomber set off an explosion outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, killing a security guard. Jeffrey Brown talks with Tülin Daloglu, who is on the scene in Ankara reporting for Al-Monitor, about the secular domestic terrorist group believed responsible for the attack.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2013
  • Improving Achievement with Focus on Scholarly Expectations
    The American Graduate team recently visited the Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Middle School in Bridgeport, Conn. This video highlights some of the different techniques and other practices we observed there.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

  • New York Times Computer System Victim of Hacking Attack
    The New York Times fell victim to a four-month cyber attack by Chinese hackers who cracked passwords to more than 50 email accounts, including those of top reporters. Ray Suarez talks with Times reporter Nicole Perlroth and Grady Summers, vice president of the cyber security company hired to investigate the attack.s
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2013
  • Pew Survey: 3/4 of Americans Don't Trust the Government
    A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds the nation is increasingly distrustful of the federal government: 73 percent don't have faith that lawmakers -- members of Congress in particular -- will do the right thing. Judy Woodruff asks Andy Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center, for more details and historical context.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2013
  • Al Gore's 'Future' Tackles Technology, Global Economy
    Jeffrey Brown talks with Oscar-winning, Nobel Prize-bearing former Vice President Al Gore about his new book, "The Future: Six Drivers of Climate Change," which examines major shifts in science, technology, the global economy, and American democracy, plus the recent sale of Gore's television network Current to Al-Jazeera.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2013
  • Israel Weighs Threat of, Action Against Nuclear Iran
    Iran announced it plans to amp up uranium enrichment, stoking fears that country is getting closer to a nuclear weapon. Margaret Warner reports from Israel on the growing debate there on how much of a threat Iran poses and how Israelis, along with the international community, should respond.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2013
  • Chuck Hagel Defends Record at Confirmation Hearing
    Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, nominee for secretary of defense, faced pointed questioning at his confirmation hearing. Fellow Republicans, including Sen. John McCain, interrogated Hagel on his past opposition to the surge of U.S. troops into Iraq. Judy Woodruff reports on the contentious exchanges in Congress.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2013
  • Al Gore: Public Conditioned to Accept Pollution
    Former Vice President Al Gore expressed concern over the power of special interest on the issue of climate change. “The public is lulled into an acceptance of going along with this policy of using the atmosphere as an open sewer,” Gore told the PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown. Gore also said that the United States must lead the world's efforts in curbing climate change.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2013
  • Poet Gerald Stern Reads 'The One Thing in Life'
    Poet Gerald Stern reads "The One Thing in Life."
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2013

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