Tuesday, November 12, 2013

  • Why the strongest storms are getting stronger
    The sheer deadly power of the Philippines typhoon has cast a fresh spotlight on the question, are storms getting stronger as the planet gets warmer? To examine the science of super storms, Gwen Ifill talks to Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research and Jeff Masters of Weather Underground.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

  • Catton finds harmony in novel's mix of mystery and astrology
    Eleanor Catton, 28, called her novel a "publisher's nightmare" for its length and complexity, but the fun she had writing it has paid off. "The Luminaries" won Catton the Man Booker Prize, making her that award's youngest winner ever. Jeffrey Brown talks to the writer about her "astrological dance" of a murder mystery.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2013
  • Veterans going back to school find specialized support
    More than a million veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have used the GI bill to pursue college, but combat injuries and stress can add challenge to the transition to student life. At City College of San Francisco, a VA clinic is on-campus to support student vets and their needs. Special correspondent Aaron Glantz reports.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2013
  • Convincing 'young invincibles' to sign up for coverage
    Experts have said the success of the Affordable Care Act depends on Americans aged 18-34 to sign up. Often referred to as the "young invincibles," this pivotal, generally healthy demographic must weigh the options of signing up for coverage or paying the fine. Frederica Freyberg of Wisconsin Public Television reports.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2013
  • Why did the Iran talks fall apart despite signs of hope?
    Talks to negotiate Iran's nuclear program stalled over the weekend when world powers failed to strike an interim agreement. Gwen Ifill talks to chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner about whether hope for a deal is dead or alive and next goals for Secretary of State John Kerry.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2013
  • Philippines relief has faced 'one blow after another'
    Typhoon Haiyan is the Philippines' fifth natural disaster in a single year, only adding to the relief challenges facing that nation. For insight on why relief efforts appear to be delayed and how Americans can help, Judy Woodruff speaks to Andrew Natsios, former director at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2013
  • Eleanor Catton reads from 'The Luminaries'
    Eleanor Catton, the youngest author to win the Man Booker Prize, reads from her novel, "The Luminaries," which was awarded the prize in 2013 and is longest book ever to do so.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

  • NewsHour Student Reporting Labs: Military children
    On Veterans Day, most Americans think of the men and women in uniform. But military life also has a huge effect on their children. The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs network reached out to students living in Bahrain. To find out how their parents' military careers have affected their lives.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2013
  • Chinese party leaders consider major economic reforms
    China is now the world’s second largest economy. So what happens there, naturally, has great implications for the rest of the world. There’s a very important meeting going on now in Beijing involving the top leaders of the ruling Communist Party that is expected to produce major economic reforms. For more, we are joined by Elizabeth Economy of the Council on Foreign Relations.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2013
  • Justin Fox on “why retirement risks are best shared”
    Justin Fox, the Executive Editor of the Harvard Business Review Group and author of The Myth of the Rational Market has studied the Dutch pension system extensively. He discusses what aspects of the system -- mandatory savings -- annuitized payments -- national pools -- might work in the U. S.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2013
  • Voice Tunnel
    A short video about artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s “Voice Tunnel” installation, which took over a tunnel in midtown Manhattan for a few days, put up hundreds of speakers and lights, and then invited people in to record personal audio messages for their fellow New Yorkers to hear.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2013
    November 10, 2013
  • Do the Dutch have the pension problem solved?
    As cities and states across the U.S. grapple with their pension programs, the Netherlands seems to have its pension problem solved. Ninety percent of Dutch workers get pensions, and retirees can expect roughly 70% of their working income for the rest of their lives. Funding for this episode is provided in part by the Linda and John Arnold Foundation.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

  • Just how close is Iran to a nuclear weapon?
    David Albright, a physicist and founder and president of the non-profit Institute for Science and International Security, gives a scientific and foreign policy perspective on the talks in Geneva.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2013
  • Just how much pension peril are we in?
    In this extended interview, Harvard Business Review editor Justin Fox discusses how the U.S. system is faring in a global perspective and what adjustments might be of benefit to our aging population. Fox says “elderly Americans are going to be poorer over the next 20 years than has been the case over the last ½ century.” But he says Social Security is in better shape than we might think.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2013
  • Will Maine lead the way in importing prescription drugs?
    Maine employers and consumers say that importing prescription pharmaceuticals from foreign mail-order pharmacies saves them a lot of money-- and legislators passed a law legalizing imports. The drug industry and the state's pharmacists say imports can be dangerous, even deadly, while supporters say the drugs are identical to those in the U.S. -- except for price. Now, a federal court will decide.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

  • Shields and Brooks talk shifting demographics, elections
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss their takes on the week's political news including the gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey, the future of "partisan posture" among changing demographics and Obama's apology over cancelled insurance policies.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2013
  • Looking for national trends in Va. governor's race
    As urban suburbs grow, they tend to take on characteristics of the cities they surround. This shift in demographics has led these communities to lean more left in elections. Judy Woodruff speaks with Dante Chinni of the American Communities Project to put these trends into the context of the Virginia gubernatorial race.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2013
  • New rules set standard for mental health coverage parity
    The Obama administration made the final step Friday to expand mental health care, five years after a law requiring the coverage passed. The new regulations mandate that insurers cover mental illness and addiction the same as they would a physical ailment. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Dr. Carol Bernstein of New York University.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2013
  • Should U.S. relieve sanctions for Iran nuclear suspension?
    The U.S. and Iran are likely to reach an interim agreement soon, but will relieving sanctions in exchange for nuclear suspension be a mistake in the long-term dismantling of Iran's nuclear program? Jeffrey Brown gets views from Cliff Kupchan of the Eurasia Group and Reuel Gerecht of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2013
  • Despite shutdown, October jobs report good news for economy
    The October jobs report showed a surprise spike in hiring with employers adding 204,000 jobs last month. Despite the good news, the unemployment rate rose to 7.3 percent. How is this possible? Paul Solman explains how the 16-day shutdown may have warped the numbers and what the data means for the overall economic recovery.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2013
  • News Wrap: Palestine blames Israel for Yasser Arafat's death
    Palestine has blamed Israel in the death of former leader Yasser Arafat, who died in 2004. Israeli officials have denied any role in Arafat's death after Swiss Scientists announced that Arafat was likely poisoned. Also, the U.S. and Russia are expected to destroy all of Syria's chemical weapons by the end of next year.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

  • Rodriguez brings readers to 'seasons of belief and doubt'
    After 9/11 writer Richard Rodriguez was puzzled by how intimate relationships with God can also be dangerous. This exploration of spirituality inspired him to pen "Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography." Jeffrey Brown speaks with Rodriguez on his challenge to readers to consider what belief is in a world afire with religion.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2013
  • As meteor risks rise, how can Earth avoid destruction?
    New research reveals that space fragments are hitting our planet 10 times more often than previously thought. Will we suffer the same fate as the dinosaurs? NewsHour science correspondent Miles O'Brien explains to Judy Woodruff that scientists have the technology to avoid meteors en route to Earth, but they need warning first.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2013
  • How tourists are raising insurance rates in Colorado
    Summit County, Colo. has an estimated 6,000 uninsured residents, and none of them have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Why? Because premiums there are sometimes twice as high as other parts of the state because of a discrepancy in Colorado law. Mary Jo Brooks reports on what's behind the imbalance.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2013
  • Iran nears deal with U.S. over nuclear program
    The U.S. and other world powers plan to consider reversing economic sanctions on Iran, if the nation will suspend its controversial nuclear program. The announcement comes as Iranian officials and world leaders meet in Geneva for a second round of talks. Gwen Ifill talks to The New York Times' Michael Gordon and Margaret Warner.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2013
  • How does Twitter's potential for profit measure up?
    Trading under the ticker TWTR, Twitter's little blue bird soared to stock prices as high as $50.09 on the social media site's first day on Wall Street. Hari Sreenivasan talks to financier Bill Hambrecht and USA Today's Alistair Barr about Twitter's potential for growth and the scrutiny that company executives still face.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2013
  • FDA calls for ban on trans fats in processed foods
    The Food and Drug Administration says trans fats are not safe and want the substance removed from the food supply. Judy Woodruff speaks with Centers for Disease Control director Dr. Thomas Frieden for more on the health risks linked to the partially hydrogenated fats and the impact the FDA's proposed ban would have on consumers.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2013
  • Richard Rodriguez on 'Darling: A Spiritual Biography'
    Essayist Richard Rodriguez meditates on religion and sexuality in a post 9/11 world in his new collection "Darling: A Spiritual Biography."
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2013