Tuesday, March 20, 2012

  • Condoleeza Rice Makes the Case for Arts in Education
    Jeffrey Brown sat down with former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein to to ask both leaders about the role of arts in education at a time when arts classes are often one of the first targets for cuts at many schools. Both are known for supporting the arts, and Rice is an accomplished pianist in her own right.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2012
  • Judy Woodruff and Joshua Levine Talk Vote 2012
    Americans Elect CTO Joshua Levine answered your questions in a live video chat with Judy Woodruff Tuesday afternoon.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2012
  • Syrian-Americans Demand Regime Change
    On the one-year anniversary of Syria's rebellion, a crowd of mostly Syrian-Americans convened on the White House on Saturday demanding regime change.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2012
  • Author Charles Murray on Bubbles, Marriage and 'Coming Apart
    Is white America coming apart at the seams? How sharp is the cultural divide? Why does it matter? What might we do about it? Today, in a departure from traditional practice, we debut the full broadcast-ready version of our story with author Charles Murray (and a skeptic) here at Making Sen$e Online -- before it airs on the NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

  • Group Aims to Break Partisan Gridlock in Washington
    The nonprofit group Americans Elect is attempting to secure ballot access for a unity ticket -- one Democrat and one Republican in all 50 states this November. Judy Woodruff discusses the effort with two former governors supportive of the group.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2012
  • Planning to Visit the Cherry Blossoms? Err on the Early Side
    Cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. have bloomed exceptionally early next year. But this is nothing compared to when they might be blooming decades from now. Dr. Soo-Hyung Kim of the University of Washington says by 2080, cherry blossoms could be reaching their peak bloom as early as late February. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2012
  • Should Children Conceived After Father's Death Get Benefits?
    The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on whether children conceived after the death of their biological father, using his frozen sperm, should be entitled to Social Security benefits. The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle said it's not the first time a court has faced reconciling an old law with new technology.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2012
  • Killing of Fla. Teen Sheds Light on State's Law
    Demonstrators gathered in Sanford, Fla. Monday to demand the arrest of the neighborhood watch member who shot an unarmed black teenager, after 911 calls from the shooting were released. Ray Suarez and The Miami Herald's Frances Robles discuss why a Florida law could make filing charges against Zimmerman more difficult.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2012
  • Were Multiple Deployments a Factor in Afghan Killings?
    Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the suspect in the Afghan massacre who allegedly murdered 16 Afghan civilians near Kandahar, had served three tours in Iraq before his Afghanistan deployment. Jeffrey Brown and guests discuss repeated deployments and whether military mental health screenings are adequate.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2012
  • Weekly Poem: 'Journey Through the Past' by Matthew Zapruder
    Matthew Zapruder is the author of three collections of poetry: "American Linden," "The Pajamaist" and "Come On All You Ghosts" (Copper Canyon, 2010). He is editor for Wave Books.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2012
  • Political Checklist: Two-man Race in Illinois
    Political editor Christina Bellantoni chats with senior correspondent Judy Woodruff about Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum's battle for Illinois. There's a lot at stake, which is one reason Romney has invested so heavily in this race.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2012
  • Texas Dispatch: Drilling Deeper for Water
    The ongoing drought in Texas continues to take its toll on water supplies and, with an estimated one million wells across the state, many Texans are running into problems accessing groundwater. That's meant a lot of work for well drillers like Charles Barnard who was working yet another Saturday when we met him.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

  • From High School Dropout to Harvard University Grad Student
    This is the story of Daniel Paris, a young man who was identified to have multiple learning disabilities, as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). After dropping out of high school during sophomore year, Daniel returned to school and completed his degree. He's now a graduate student at Harvard University.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks on Gas Prices, March Madness
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks weigh in on how much the president can really help lower gas prices, and jump into March Madness.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2012
  • Ex-Rutgers Student Guilty of Invasion of Privacy
    Dharun Ravi, a former Rutgers University student, was found guilty Friday of all 15 charges against him, including bias intimidation, invasion of privacy and tampering with evidence, relating to a webcam spying incident that preceded the suicide of his roommate, Tyler Clementi. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks on Afghan Massacre, the Gingrich Factor
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news including the political implications of civilian killings in Afghanistan, Newt Gingrich's chances of survival in the GOP race and the very public resignation by a Goldman Sachs executive.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2012
  • Stockton Faces Bankruptcy Threat
    As cities across the nation increasingly become mired in financial crises due to pensions, health care costs, debt and overspending, correspondent Spencer Michels profiles one city making efforts to avoid bankruptcy: Stockton, Calif.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2012
  • Crocker: Afghan Killings Were 'Horrific, Shocking Murders'
    In an interview amid escalating U.S-Afghan tensions in the wake of Quran burnings and a civilian massacre allegedly at the hands of a U.S. soldier, Jeffrey Brown and the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker, discuss the killings and President Karzai's demand to President Obama that U.S. forces be pulled from rural areas.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2012
  • Ryan Crocker on Leaked Cable About Pakistani Safe Havens
    U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker said safe havens for extremists in Pakistan "present a real threat" to Afghan civilians, U.S. forces and Pakistan itself.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2012
  • Conversation: Singer Ruthie Foster
    Singer Ruthie Foster has roots that hark back to gospel and funk.. She sang in her church back home in Texas and later on as part of a funk bank during a stint in the Navy. But her work is becoming increasingly known for her recordings and performances of blues and folk music.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2012
  • 'Cloud Juice' is One Man's Solution to Drought
    Despite it's name, the city of Dripping Springs is no match for the Texas drought. But Richard Heinichen, the self-described "mayor" of Tank Town -- a company that sells and installs rainwater collection systems there -- is offering an alternative solution as residents brace for another dry season.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

  • Campaigns Have Discipline Online, but Can't Control Facebook
    As part of our ongoing series on social media this election season, Ray Suarez and journalists Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of the Daily Download discuss how President Obama's campaign documentary bypasses traditional television advertising and how Facebook groups spring up to support and oppose political candidates.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2012
  • What's Causing Water Shortages in Ghana, Nigeria?
    Two journalists investigate the challenges of bringing the most basic necessity to the people of Ghana and Nigeria: clean, safe water. As part of a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza followed them as they searched for what's causing the water shortages.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2012
  • Fictional Thriller Tackles Dangers of High-Frequency Trading
    Part of his series on Making $ense of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman spoke with author Robert Harris whose fictional take on Wall Street, "The Fear Index," stresses the dangers of algorithm-driven, high-frequency trading.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2012
  • After GS Resignation, Assessing Wall Street's 'Moral Fiber'
    Wall Street was abuzz after Wednesday's very public resignation by a Goldman Sachs executive -- a New York Times op-ed piece taking issue with its business practices. Judy Woodruff discusses recent criticism of Wall Street culture with Georgetown University's James Angel and the University of Maryland's Michael Greenberger.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2012
  • Afghanistan's Karzai to U.S. Troops: Leave Our Villages
    The U.S. mission in Afghanistan ran into more trouble Thursday as President Hamid Karzai announced he wants American forces to leave Afghan villages and immediately pull back to their bases in the wake of last weekend's civilian killings, allegedly at the hands of a U.S. soldier. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

  • Report: NYC, Southern CA Among Big Targets of Sea Level Rise
    Accelerated sea level rise from global warming has doubled the risk of extreme flooding events in many of the country's coastal communities, according to a new report released by research organization Climate Central. Ray Suarez and lead author Ben Strauss discuss the connections between climate change and severe flood threats.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2012
  • George Clooney Puts Spotlight on Bloodshed, Crisis in Sudan
    After recently visiting Sudan's Nuba Mountains, actor and activist George Clooney and the Enough Project's John Prendergast described people hiding in caves to avoid bombings. Judy Woodruff spoke with Prendergast and Clooney who said the people and their plight "get in your bloodstream and you have a responsibility to them."
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2012

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