Thursday, April 17, 2014

  • Las Vegas school curriculum leader talks about Common Core
    Jeremy Carroll is the Curriculum Leader at Las Vegas' Desert Pines High School shares his thoughts on the Common Core State Standards adopted by a majority of states including Nevada.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Baby boomers take cues from ‘Golden Girls’
    The ‘80s sitcom ‘The Golden Girls’ popularized the idea that four older women could get along well as housemates. Now, with one in every three baby boomers single and approaching retirement, many women are turning to communal living to ease the burdens of aging. Special correspondent Spencer Michels reports for our Taking Care series.
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2014
  • U.S. grapples with how to assist Ukraine
    Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to analyze the involvement and guidance coming from the U.S., as the Ukrainian military attempts to reclaim territory in the eastern part of the country. They also discuss the upcoming diplomacy talks in Geneva between Secretary of State John Kerry and other officials from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union.
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2014
  • Wave of deadly militant attacks roil Nigeria
    Gunmen attacked a village in Nigeria Wednesday, killing 18 people. This incident follows the kidnapping of about 100 female students Tuesday and a bus station bombing that killed 75 people Monday. To learn more about the latest wave of attacks by Islamist extremists, Hari Sreenivasan talks to Jennifer Cooke of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2014
  • Examining the record money hitting the midterm elections
    Organizations not officially linked to 2014 midterm election candidates have been spending record levels on campaigns. So far, more money has been spent overall than in the entire 2000 presidential election. To make sense of these numbers, Judy Woodruff talks to Sheila Krumholz of the Center for Responsive Politics and David Keating of the Center for Competitive Politics.
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

  • Young and old share support at Oregon housing community
    At a special housing development in Oregon, families who adopt foster children live side by side with seniors who volunteer their time in exchange for affordable rent. The NewsHour's Cat Wise reports how members of the intergenerational community find support and connection together.
    Original Air Date: April 15, 2014
  • Pulitzer winner dug beyond politics for food stamps series
    Forty-seven million Americans rely on government assistance to feed their families each month. Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow set out to trace this lifeline in a series of stories that transcend the typical Washington debate. Gwen Ifill talks to Saslow, whose series won him the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting.
    Original Air Date: April 15, 2014
  • Will development overshadow Myanmar's rich cultural history?
    There is no urban landscape like Yangon in the world. Largely isolated from the rest of the world for decades, Myanmar's capital city has been frozen in time, filled with temples and grand buildings from the colonial era. But as the country embraces a more open society, how will it manage to preserve its past while building its future? Chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: April 15, 2014
  • How can U.S. overcome obstacles to climate policy?
    The latest U.N. report on climate change suggests ways to potentially ward off the worst impacts of rising emissions. But these scenarios come with real costs, and have faced political opposition as well as reluctance from the American public. Judy Woodruff learns more from Robert Stavins of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Maura Cowley of the Energy Action Coalition.
    Original Air Date: April 15, 2014
  • In Ukraine, will a propaganda war turn into civil war?
    Gwen Ifill talks to Independent Television News correspondent Lindsey Hilsum, who reports from the ground in Eastern Ukraine on the special operation launched by military forces against pro-Russian separatists. They also discuss how Russian and Ukrainian media may be helping fuel the confrontation.
    Original Air Date: April 15, 2014
  • One year later, Boston pauses to remember marathon bombings
    One year has passed since bombings exploded on the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Survivors, citizens and public officials gathered together, along with Vice President Biden, to honor the dead and offer hope for the future. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: April 15, 2014
  • Brothers wounded by Boston bombing share struggles, strength
    One year ago, Paul and J.P. Norden were cheering on a buddy near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when they heard the first bomb go off. Then they were struck by the second bomb, and both of them lost a leg. Emily Rooney of WGBH sits down with the two brothers to talk about life before and after the attack, and the experience of co-writing a book about their journey.
    Original Air Date: April 15, 2014
  • The architecture in Myanmar's capital city
    Chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown takes an architectural tour of Myanmar's capital city Yangon with Thant Myint-U, director of the Yangon Heritage Trust. For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/topic/arts
    Original Air Date: April 15, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

  • Pulitzer Prize renews debate over NSA surveillance reporting
    Journalism's highest honor was awarded to The Washington Post and The Guardian U.S. for reporting that raised questions about privacy, surveillance and security, despite criticism about whether they should have published the stories in the first place. Gwen Ifill discusses this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners with Geneva Overholser of the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2014
  • Robot submersible dives deep in search of Flight 370
    Search crews prepared a U.S. Navy robot to dive deep into the Indian Ocean, six days after the last known signal from what may be the recorder from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. Judy Woodruff talks to David Kelly, CEO of Bluefin Robotics, the company that makes the submersible that can create a 3-D sonar map of any debris on the ocean floor.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2014
  • Examining the pro-Russian campaign in Eastern Ukraine
    In Eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian gunmen who had seized control of key buildings in 10 cities defied demands to surrender on Monday. Who is behind these separatist takeovers and what is their motivation? For an assessment, Judy Woodruff talks to Adrian Karatnycky of the Atlantic Council and Michael McFaul of Stanford University.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2014
  • Inside Myanmar’s transition from isolation to openness
    Myanmar, rocked by civil strife, has been kept isolated from the world for more than half a century. In recent years, however, the government has been proposing democratic reform and peace treaties with ethnic groups, prompting the U.S. to lift most sanctions. But how does a country move from being closed to open society, and who is to gain? Jeffrey Brown reports from Myanmar.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2014
  • Feds classify Kansas shootings as hate crimes
    Federal authorities confirmed that they believe shootings at two Jewish community sites in Kansas were motivated by hate. Gwen Ifill talks to Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center to learn more about the 73-year-old suspect, Frazier Glenn Cross, who faces first-degree murder charges for the deaths of three people.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2014
  • Paul Muldoon reads ‘A Civil War Suite’
    Paul Muldoon reads part five of his poem “A Civil War Suite” at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Ukraine orders action against separatist revolt
    On Sunday, the Ukrainian crisis escalated as government forces took on pro-Russian secessionists with reports of causalities on both sides. For more about this intensifying crisis, Peter Leonard of the Associated Press joined Hari Sreenivasan from Donetsk, Ukraine via Skype.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2014
  • Solar-powered plane revealed in Switzerland
    Following 12 years of research and testing, designers and pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg debuted a huge solar-powered plane in Switzerland this week. The plane, which boasts a wingspan winder than a 747's, is covered in more than 17,000 solar cells. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2014
  • Papyrus referencing Jesus’ wife dates back to ancient times
    Papyrus referencing Jesus’ wife dates back to ancient times Experts at Columbia, MIT and Harvard have concluded through scientific testing that a small papyrus fragment that quotes Jesus making references to “my wife,” is in fact from ancient times. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Michael Peppard, a theology professor at Fordham University, about the religious ramifications of this discovery.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2014
  • Controversial facility works to curb H.I.V. spread
    British Columbia has successfully stemmed an epidemic of AIDS in one of the hardest to reach populations: intravenous drug addicts. Correspondent William Brangham examines the ways that medical professionals are taking on the spread of H.I.V, including a look inside a controversial facility where nurses help drug addicts inject illegal drugs.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Walmart to cut prices on some organic products
    Organic food sales totaled some $30 billion dollars in the U.S. last year. Earlier this week, the nation’s largest retailer, Walmart, announced that it would slash prices of some of its organic products by 25 percent. Hari Sreenivasan talks with Phil Wahba who covers the retail industry for Reuters about the effects this will have on consumers, retailers and food makers.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2014
  • Without funds to pay fines, minor incidents can mean jail
    Increasingly, cities are turning to what are known as private probation companies to collect unpaid fines. In turn, are people ending up in jail because they can't afford to pay fines? Special correspondent John Carlos Frey takes an in-depth look at what some are calling the return of the debtor's prison.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

  • How poetry advanced the civil rights movement
    U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and Jeffrey Brown recently traveled from Mississippi to Alabama on a pilgrimage to witness the historical struggles and sorrows people faced during the civil rights movement. On their 100-mile journey, they examine the role of poetry in advancing the movement's message for justice and freedom.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2014
  • UN commissioner: refugee crises need more international aid
    War has upended the lives of millions in Syria and a never-ending humanitarian crisis. Aid groups attempt to meet basic needs of refugees and internally displaced Syrians but face a massive shortfall in finances. Judy Woodruff talks to U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres about the need for increased political and financial commitments in Syria, as well as CAR and South Sudan.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2014
  • Shields and Brooks on Sebelius' legacy, Civil Rights Act
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss this week’s news, including the resignation of Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and the trouble with healthcare.gov rollout that defined her tenure, the anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and potential candidates for the 2016 presidential election.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2014

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