Saturday, January 9, 2016

Friday, January 8, 2016

  • New Year's assaults stoke tensions over migrants in Germany
    In Cologne, Germany, more than 100 young women were assaulted by crowds of men during New Year's celebrations. German authorities say they have identified 18 asylum seekers among the 31 suspects linked to the troubles, polarizing public opinion about that country’s open door immigration policy. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: January 8, 2016
    A police vehicle patrols at the main square and in front of the central railway station in Cologne, Germany, January 5, 2016. A mass attack by about 1,000 men, described by witnesses as being of North African appearance, on women celebrating New Year in the city of Cologne has caused outrage across Germany. Police say some 60 women have reported being robbed, threatened or sexually molested at the New Year's celebrations outside the twin-spired cathedral in Cologne by young, mostly drunk, men. There is also one allegation of rape.    REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay  - RTX2140Q
  • Brooks and Corn on Obama confronting gun control
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and David Corn, Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones, join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including President Obama’s proposals for gun control, an update on the GOP presidential race and the first successful Republican repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
    Original Air Date: January 8, 2016
  • Will real-time data for consumers lead to healthier living?
    Wearable health and fitness gadgets have broken into a sprint at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. And no wonder: An estimated 500 million people worldwide now diligently record their steps and leaps. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien examines how a perfect storm of tech advances have driven a boom in real-time health data for consumers, and how it may affect medicine.
    Original Air Date: January 8, 2016
    A Gear S2 Classic Platinum smart watch is displayed in the Samsung Electronics booth during the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada January 7, 2016. The watch is compatible with most Android smartphones. REUTERS/Steve Marcus - RTX21H68
  • Hiring got a bounce in 2015, while wages stayed flat
    The U.S. economy added 2.6 million jobs overall in 2015, part of a two-year gain that was the best since the late '90s. Yet wage growth remained relatively slow. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez explores the final jobs report of last year and more with Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: January 8, 2016
    Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images
  • What the capture of ‘El Chapo’ means for Mexico’s drug wars
    Joaquin Guzman, a.k.a "El Chapo," perhaps the world's most notorious drug lord, was arrested nearly six months after his elaborate escape from a high-security prison in Mexico. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Alfredo Corchado of Arizona State University about what the capture means for the Mexican government.
    Original Air Date: January 8, 2016
    Mexican soldiers stand guard atop a vehicle on a street awaiting the arrrival of recaptured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at the Navy's airstrip in Mexico City, Mexico January 8, 2016. Mexico recaptured the world's most notorious drug lord Guzman with U.S. help in a violent standoff on Friday, six months after he humiliated President Enrique Pena Nieto by tunnelling out of a maximum security prison. Guzman, head of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel whom Pena Nieto first caught in February 2014, was captured in an early morning raid that killed five in the city of Los Mochis in the drug baron's native state of Sinaloa in northwest Mexico. REUTERS/Henry Romero - RTX21L8K
  • Reginald Dwayne Betts, 'For the city that nearly broke me'
    Reginald Dwayne Betts reads 'For the city that nearly broke me' for the PBS NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: January 8, 2016
    Poet Reginald Dwayne Betts. Photo by Frank Carlson

Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Want to be happy? Giving is more gratifying than receiving
    'Tis better to give than to receive, goes the old saying. But better for whom? Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks with psychology scholars about the ways altruism can benefit those who give.
    Original Air Date: January 7, 2016
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  • How drawing opens up doors for this documentarian
    Illustrative journalist Wendy MacNaughton offers her Brief but Spectacular take on telling undertold stories through drawing.
    Original Air Date: January 7, 2016
    Wendy MacNaughton
  • 'Making a Murderer' interrogates fairness of justice system
    "Making a Murderer," a new true crime documentary on Netflix, tells the story of Steven Avery, a man exonerated of a sexual assault after serving 18 years in prison, only to be charged and convicted of murder. Presenting recorded police interrogations and court proceedings, the filmmakers raise questions about the criminal justice system. Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos join William Brangham.
    Original Air Date: January 7, 2016
    Image courtesy of Netflix
  • How do we solve stubborn segregation in schools?
    Despite a historic Supreme Court ruling outlawing segregated schools, today huge numbers of students remain in separate and unequal schools, most in inner cities. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks with Pedro Noguera of the University of California, Los Angeles, about the consequences of such inequality and what can be done.
    Original Air Date: January 7, 2016
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  • U.S. revises advice on sugar, cholesterol and red meat
    There’s a new set of dietary guidelines from the federal government for the first time in five years, advising against eating too much sugar and red meat, while allowing moderate drinking of alcohol and coffee. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Allison Aubrey of NPR about how the government revised its recommendations.
    Original Air Date: January 7, 2016
    Photo of cupcakes by Doug Schneider Photography via Getty Images
  • Will big money spent on TV ads pay off for 2016 candidates?
    Political advertising could break records in 2016: some experts estimate Americans will see $4.4 billion spent on TV ads. But will all that spending pay off for presidential candidates trying to rise in the polls? Political director Lisa Desjardins offers a look at some of their strategies and Gwen Ifill learns more from Matea Gold of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: January 7, 2016
  • What does the market crash say about China’s economy?
    The Chinese stock market dropped 7 percent in the first 29 minutes of trading, before shutting down to stem further losses. China’s second major crash in the past four days drove investor skittishness around the globe, including a Dow loss of nearly 400 points. Gwen Ifill learns more from David Wessel of the Brookings Institute.
    Original Air Date: January 7, 2016
    A pedestrian looks at an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various countries outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, January 7, 2016. Japanese stocks fell on Thursday morning after China's central bank weakened the yuan - sparking a sharp strengthening of the yen, hurting exporters and tarnishing sentiment in a market already on edge over geopolitical tensions and signs that China's economy is slowing. REUTERS/Yuya Shino TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX21CKS

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

  • How should the world respond to North Korea's h-bomb claim?
    Gwen Ifill talks with former Obama administration official Wendy Sherman and Siegfried Hecker, former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, about why we should be worried about North Korea’s purported test of a hydrogen bomb, how world powers should respond and possible motivations for Kim Jong Un.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2016
  • A boom year for the auto industry also had some big busts
    In 2015, Americans spent roughly $570 billion dollars on more than 17 million cars and trucks, breaking a record set 15 years earlier. But it was also a year of automaker scandal, including a probe into GM's defective ignition switch problems, faulty airbags found in more than 19 million vehicles and Volkswagen's emissions cheating. Judy Woodruff talks with David Shepardson of Reuters.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2016
    A General Motors Chevrolet dealership is shown April 24, 2014 in Royal Oak, Michigan. Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images
  • Fighting the debt trap of triple-digit interest rate loans
    Payday loans are supposed to be a short-term quick fix for those who can't get traditional credit. But the loans are rarely actually short-term, and borrowers frequently need to take out a second loan to pay off the first. Special correspondent Andrew Schmertz reports from South Dakota, where some state lawmakers are trying to cap triple-digit interest rates that many struggle to pay.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2016
    A payday loans sign is seen in the window of Speedy Cash in northwest London November 25, 2013. Britain is to cap the cost of payday loans, stepping up its controls over the industry only a month after the regulator said that enforced price controls would be "a very intrusive proposition". REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BUSINESS POLITICS SOCIETY) - RTX15SRM
  • Left behind by banks, poor Americans pay more to borrow
    It’s expensive to be poor. Unable to maintain a minimum balance or provide the necessary ID to open a bank account, many low-income Americans rely on fringe financial services like check cashing stores and payday lenders, which charge interest rates that can reach the triple digits. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Mehrsa Baradaran, author of "How the Other Half Banks."
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2016
    Author Mehrsa Baradaran
  • For disabled children, making the world a custom fit
    MacArthur fellow Alex Truesdell sees a world of possibilities in a simple piece of cardboard. At her Adaptive Design Association, cardboard furniture and learning tools are built for children with disabilities to help them realize their potential. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2016
    Alex Truesdell
  • A new map to unearth Alaska’s treasures
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, the U.S. Geological Service released its first-ever digital map of Alaska, revealing thousands of geological details that can be used to contribute to new scientific assessments of the northern-most state.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2016
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  • Young deportees start over after growing up in U.S.
    Even before recent raids by the Department of Homeland Security, hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants have been deported annually. And those who grew up in the U.S. have found themselves living in what feels like a foreign country. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro talks to some young people who are starting over and feeling culture shock after having to leave the U.S.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2016

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • A day of pride for Afghan girl grads amid growing threats
    It was a very special day for the Zabuli Education Center, located about 100 miles north of Kabul. For the first time, girls in that village graduated from high school. Special correspondent Beth Murphy of the Ground Truth Project reports on the hopes and challenges for students and educators there.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2016
  • Artist LaToya Ruby Frazier captures the town that survived
    Braddock, Pennsylvania, was once a thriving steel town before the town’s industry collapsed. It's where LaToya Ruby Frazier grew up, like her mother and grandmother before her, and it's where the visual artist and 2015 MacArthur fellow has returned to document the change her community has endured. Jeffrey Brown talks with Frazier about her art and activism.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2016
    LaToya Ruby Frazier
  • On the campaign trail in NH, heartbreak over heroin
    The easy availability of cheap heroin and other opiates has exploded in New Hampshire, where more than 300 people died of drug overdose deaths in 2015. The crisis has prompted state leaders to offer plans on how to improve addiction services, while presidential candidates, campaigning to win the first-in-the-nation primary, have also weighed in. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2016
    A New England Journal of Medicine review said those who abuse prescription painkillers are less likely than previously thought to use heroin as well.
  • A view from Iran on heightened conflict with Saudi Arabia
    As the diplomatic fallout continues over Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shiite cleric and the ensuing destructive protests, how does Iran see the crisis? William Brangham talks to Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2016
    Iranian protesters chant slogans during a demonstration against the execution of Shi'ite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia, at Imam Hussein square in Tehran January 4, 2016.  REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/TIMA  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY.       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX20Z00
  • News Wrap: Yemen fighting ramps up after shaky truce ends
    In our news wrap Tuesday, Shiite rebels in Yemen blasted a city with a rocket barrage, while Saudi Arabia launched new airstrikes just days after a shaky truce ended. Also, an American soldier died and two other U.S. service members were wounded in a firefight in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Several Afghan soldiers were also wounded.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2016
    People gather at wedding hall after it was hit by a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen's capital Sanaa January 5, 2016. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah - RTX2137X

Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Man Booker Prize winner Marlon James on the voice of reggae
    Marlon James, author of "A Brief History of Seven Killings," is the first Jamaican writer to win the Man Booker Prize. James sat down with Jeffrey Brown at the Miami Book Fair to discuss his story, set in the 1970s and '80s, of an attempted assassination of Bob Marley, and how reggae music influenced his writing.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2016
    Marlon James, author of "A Brief History of Seven Killings", reacts after winning the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015 in London, Britain October 13, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTS4BXF
  • Wounded vets can’t get help with in vitro fertilization
    U.S. military veterans who are having trouble starting families due to combat injuries do not get financial assistance from the V.A. for in vitro fertilization, leaving couples to pay for the costly treatments themselves. Efforts made in Congress to change that rule have been blocked. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2016
    This illustration shows in vitro fertilization, in which a single sperm is injected into the cytoplasm of an egg. Image by Brand X Pictures and Getty Images.