Wednesday, October 9, 2013

  • Shutdown delays move-in for San Francisco's homeless
    A new housing development in San Francisco is ready for its new tenants -- homeless individuals and families -- to move into apartments of their own. But due to the government shutdown, units that are federally subsidized sit empty. Mina Kim of KQED reports on how the standstill in Washington is affecting people in California.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2013
  • Janet Yellen nominated to succeed Bernanke as Fed chair
    Following a politically charged search, President Obama named Janet Yellen as his nominee to be the next -- and first female -- chair of the Federal Reserve. Judy Woodruff gets reactions from Christina Romer of the University of California, Berkeley, and former Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Holtz-Eakin.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2013
  • Obama nominates Yellen to succeed Bernanke as Fed chairman
    President Barack Obama nominated Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve's vice chair, Wednesday afternoon to be chairman of the nation's powerful central bank. She succeeds Ben Bernanke at a pivotal time for the economy and the Fed's monetary policies.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2013
  • Is Bitcoin Taxable?
    Paul Solman speaks with James White, director of tax issues at the Government Accountability Office, about the taxability of Bitcoin.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2013
    October 9, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

  • How head injuries have delivered a blow to pro-football
    The Frontline documentary "League of Denial" takes a look at the concussion crisis in pro- football and what scientists know about link between repetitive head trauma and brain injury. Ray Suarez talks to Mark Fainaru-Wada of ESPN, an investigative reporter and co-author of the accompanying book by the same name.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2013
  • Transforming teens into tomorrow's tech titans
    Forty-five New York City public high school students are taking big strides toward achieving their dreams by learning how to work together on creating fully functional, original cellphone apps with business plans. John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports on how one summer program trains kids to be high-tech entrepreneurs.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2013
  • Colo. tourist destination suffers floods, gov. shutdown
    In spite of devastating floods that damaged major roads and infrastructure, residents of Estes Park, Colo., have been working around the clock to prepare for fall tourist season in hopes of some financial recovery. But special correspondent Mary Jo Brooks reports their efforts have been hampered by the government shutdown.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2013
  • Would lack of campaign donation limits cause super-donors?
    The Supreme Court heard a case challenging the cap on total donations one individual can make to politicians during an election cycle. Would changing the law increase corruption or help with donor disclosure? Judy Woodruff gets debate from Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus and Rep. David Price, D-N.C.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2013
  • High Court takes on free speech, corruption in campaigns
    The Supreme Court has previously upheld limits on contributions made by individuals to political campaigns. Judy Woodruff talks to Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal about a new round of arguments at the high court on whether the burden that limits place on free speech outweigh the risk and appearance of corruption.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2013
  • Obama rejects House GOP call for special committee
    President Barack Obama refuted Republican criticism he has been unwilling to work on the government's fiscal issues, while House Speaker John Boehner countered that the president's position is unsustainable. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on efforts in the House and Senate to address the impasse.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2013
  • Monaco: ‘Go after those who would seek to do us harm'
    Twin raids in Africa over the weekend resulted in the capture of an al-Qaida leader, now being questioned by U.S. military. Jeffrey Brown sits down with White House Counterterrorism Adviser Lisa Monaco to discuss the standard for determining terrorist threats and whether or not Libyan officials were consulted prior to the raid.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2013
  • Boehner: President’s position on budget 'is just not sust
    House Speaker John Boehner responded to President Barack Obama's news conference on the shutdown and debt ceiling Tuesday afternoon, saying that the president refused to negotiate.Boehner said the president's position on the budget "is just not sustainable.""I didn't come here to shut down the government," Boehner said. "I sure didn't come here to default on our debt."
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2013
  • What it means to land on the World Monuments Watch list
    Bonnie Burnham, president of the World Monuments Fund, a non-profit that is dedicated to preserving endangered historic, architectural and cultural sites, explains the fund's annual watch list. This year, 67 sites, including lesser-known spots, made the list. Burnham and PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown talk about the list and how organizations can support sites that end up on it.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2013
  • What made the 2014 World Monument Watch List and why?
    They are under threat from war, the environment, economic development and more: 67 sites in 41 countries on the 2014 World Monument Watch just released Tuesday. PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown spoke with Bonnie Burnham, president of the World Monuments Fund, a non-profit organization that issues the annual list and dedicated to preserving endangered historic, architectural and cultural sites. 
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2013
  • Obama: "We can't make extortion routine"
    President Barack Obama delivered a statement Tuesday afternoon, stressing again that he's willing to negotiate with Republicans, but not under "threats of a government shutdown or economic chaos." The president also said that he's remaining steadfast in the budget battle because "we can't make extortion routine as part of our democracy. Democracy doesn't function this way."
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

  • States opt-out Medicaid, leave 'larger impact than expected'
    As the effects of the shutdown take hold, longer-term fights over safety net programs continue. Jeffrey Brown talks to Jacob Hacker of Yale University and Stephen Parenti of the University of Minnesota about how states opting out of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion has stranded some uninsured Americans.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2013
  • Polio vaccine campaign faces opposition, apathy in Pakistan
    Most of the world is polio-free, but not in Pakistan, where setbacks have hampered efforts to eradicate the virus. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how health workers are working to reverse perceptions created by religious extremists and fight public indifference.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2013
  • Political unrest is common among African militant groups
    The high-risk mission to capture of Abu Anas al-Libi in Libya may prove to have a high payoff in terms of gained intelligence. Judy Woodruff talks to chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner and Jeremy Bash, a former Defense Department official, about U.S. efforts to go after al-Qaida groups in Africa.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2013
  • Supreme Court opens cases on campaign money, abortion
    Despite the government shutdown, the Supreme Court reopened on time ready to hear cases that revisit issues of campaign contributions, abortion and prayer in government. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Ray Suarez to preview the high court's fall session and which cases may still make it on the docket.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2013
  • House Built for Healing
    More than 100 Washington, D.C., college students built an energy-efficient solar powered home for the 2013 Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition. But what distinguishes this home is the person who it was built for. The students designed their entry with a war veteran in mind. They will donate the home to an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who suffers from PTSD and a traumatic brain injury.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2013
    October 7, 2013
  • House GOP plan unclear as Obama reiterates no negotiation
    President Barack Obama spoke at FEMA where he said he will not negotiate with House Republicans while the shutdown continues. A senior presidential adviser suggested the White House might be open to a short-term debt limit increase. Judy Woodruff talks to Robert Costa of the National Review about the continuing impasse.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2013
  • House built for healing
    More than 100 Washington, D.C., college students built an energy-efficient solar powered homefor the 2013 Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition. But whatdistinguishes this home is the person who it was built for. The students designedtheir entry with a war veteran in mind. They will donate the home to an Iraq andAfghanistan veteran who suffers from PTSD and a traumatic brain injury.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2013
    October 7, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

  • Growing threats of Islamic militancy in Africa
    Deputy Director of the Atlantic Council's Africa Center, Bronwyn Brunton joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to give us a closer look at the worrying evolution of Islamic militancy across the African continent.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2013
  • Nobel Prize alternative celebrates the funny and unusual
    Every year at a gala ceremony in Harvard’s Sanders Theater the Ig Nobel prizes are awarded for achievements in science that first make people laugh, then think. Actual Nobel laureates are drafted to present awards to research into subjects like the effects of opera on mouse heart-transplant patients and the phenomenon commonly known as “beer goggles.”
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2013
  • Is withdrawal from Afghanistan still on schedule?
    12 years after the so-called ‘war on terror’ began in 2011, an estimated 55-60,000 American troops remain in Afghanistan. The Obama Administration has said all American combat forces will be pulled from Afghanistan by the end of next year. For more, New York Times foreign correspondent Matthew Rosenberg joins us from Kabul via Skype.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2013
  • Enstitute: The entrepreneurial alternative to college
    As the cost of higher education mounts, debt-laden students, cash-strapped parents and members of the media are asking: is traditional college still the answer? Correspondent Mona Iskander reports on Enstitute, a two-year apprenticeship program that matches 18- to 24-year-olds with some of New York's top entrepreneurs.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

  • Obama and Boehner escalate war of words
    The Wall Street Journal’s Janet Hook talks with Hari Sreenivasan about the increasingly contentious war of words between President Obama and Speaker Boehner. Hooks says that the unanimous vote on federal worker pay relieves pressure on Congress only briefly, as the debt ceiling deadline looms.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2013
  • Obama reacts to continued government shutdown
    Julie Pace, White House Correspondent for the Associated Press got an exclusive interview with President Obama on Friday, four days into the partial government shutdown. Pace shared the President's comments on the shutdown and the impending debt ceiling with Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2013

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