Tuesday, October 29, 2013

  • Climate Change, Hurricane Sandy and How to Cope
    Klaus Jacob, a special research scientist with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, explains how climate change will turn events like Hurricane Sandy into more frequent and more disastrous events."One weather event like Sandy does not make climate change. But it is a symptom with many other events that will show yes there is something going [on] and we call it climate change," Jacob said.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2013
  • Windmills Continue to Transform the Dutch Landscape
    The Netherland's iconic windmills are now relics, but they were once the height of flood control technology. These quaint windmills transformed the low-lying region from a bog into a habitable place.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2013
  • Playing Judo with Nature
    Scientists in the Netherlands are turning to "eco-engineering", using natural barriers to hold back rising tides and flood waters. Mindert De Vries explains how they are playing "judo with nature", creating a balance with nature instead of fighting it with brute strength.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2013
    October 29, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

  • 'Underground' artist Lou Reed inspired tomorrow's rockers
    As founder of The Velvet Underground, musician and songwriter Lou Reed sang of sexual adventurism and illicit drug use, launched a new genre of rock 'n' roll and left a lasting influence for bands to come. Jeffrey Brown talks to Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone magazine about Reed's legacy and literary influences.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2013
  • 'Days of Fire' unveils complicated Bush-Cheney partnership
    Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, says Dick Cheney was arguably the most influential vice president, but that his relationship with President George W. Bush was quite complicated and unique. Baker joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his new book, "Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House."
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2013
  • Penn State settles with abuse victims for $59.7 million
    Penn State has struck a nearly $60 million settlement with 26 young men over alleged abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Gwen Ifill talks to Charlie Thompson of The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., for more on how this settlement compares to similar cases and what factors led to the premium payout.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2013
  • Mich. Gov. Snyder: Detroit bankruptcy was last resort
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder took the stand in bankruptcy court to testify about the decision-making process the city went through before filing in order to prove that Detroit is insolvent. Jeffrey Brown gets an update on the city's struggle to right its teetering finances from Christy McDonald of Detroit Public Television.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2013
  • New York uses Sandy lessons to build storm defenses
    One year after Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast, the Big Apple is still rebuilding. But city officials have taken lessons learned from the storm's surge into account to ensure power and transit systems can withstand future natural disasters. Miles O'Brien reports on high-tech infrastructure adjustments in New York City.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2013
  • Uproar raises question of what spying is acceptable
    European governments lodged new complaints about U.S. surveillance after learning of new disclosures that the NSA tracked millions of phone calls in Spain, reports Kwame Holman. For more on the continuing fallout, Gwen Ifill speaks with former CIA official John McLaughlin and Charles Kupchan of the Council on Foreign Relations.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2013
  • New York City Prepares for Future Hurricanes
    Miles O'Brien reports for NOVA on New York City's recovery from Hurricane Sandy and how the city is preparing for rising storm surges, protecting its tunnels, electric grid and telephone wires.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

  • Saudi women drivers face uncertain future
    Women fighting for the right to drive in Saudi Arabia are working to sort through multiple reports about women arrested or stopped for driving before taking their next step. Hala Al Dosari, a women's rights activist in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah said she has seen pictures and video from more than 50 women participating in a movement defying the country's de facto ban on driving on Oct. 26.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2013
  • Post report finds fraud, embezzlement at non-profits
    A startling report in today's Washington Post shows more than 1,000 of the nation's nonprofit organizations have each acknowledged losses of a quarter million dollars or more because of theft, investment fraud, embezzlement or other unauthorized use of funds. Joe Stephens, an investigative reporter for the Post and the co-author of the piece joins NewsHour from Washington D.C.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2013
  • What are the chances for immigration reform in 2013?
    Just how significant is the announcement out of California that a Republican congressman will co-sponsor legislation providing a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented people living in the country? Alan Gomez, who reports on immigration issues for USA Today, joins Hari Sreenivasan for more.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2013
  • The SEC, general solicitation and the pickle man
    For the first time in decades, private companies and business owners will be allowed to take out public advertisements to attract potential investors. But not everything about this new provision is as simple as it sounds. We spoke with Rick Field, founder of pickle company Rick's Picks about what the new rules about general solicitation mean to him and how he's using them to grow his business.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2013
  • Raising start-up cash in the 21st century
    Karla Murthy reports on new potential uses of 'crowdfunding' - raising a large pool of money from many small contributions online. Thanks to the bipartisan JOBS Act entrepreneurs will soon be able to use this method to raise investment capital. Supporters think the provision could be a key to spurring more entrepreneurship, economic growth, and job creation. But is it a good idea for investors?
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013

  • What does piracy off Nigeria mean for global business?
    Hari Sreenivasan speaks with maritime risk consultant Michael Frodl about the recent capture of two Americans off of the coast of Nigeria by armed pirates, and what economic and political implications a rescue could entail.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2013
  • Saudi women take to the road
    Women in Saudi Arabia stood up to authorities Saturday by breaking a ban on driving. The rule stems from conservative religious customs and isn't written in law -- but that hasn't stopped police from arresting women who get behind the wheel.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2013
    October 26, 2013
  • Secret weapon against hacking -- college students
    On Saturday NewsHour Weekend goes inside the high-tech criminal mind. It's no secret that cybercriminals are stealing personal information and credit card numbers by hacking into corporate and government computers. One school in Pittsburgh is training the next generation of cybersecurity experts to fight off the bad guys -- by teaching them to think the same way.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2013
  • Paradise found: Hawaiian agriculture from sugar to seeds
    Hawaii's climate allows for multiple crop yields each year. Get a brief overview of Hawaiian industrial agricultural history from the cane fields of the 19th century to today's international seed business.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

  • Armen Keteyian, author of "The System"
    Armen Keteyian talks to Jeffrey brown about his new book "The System" on the corruption in collegiate football.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2013
  • Buying into college football: the system behind the sport
    The new book, "The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football," offers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the costly -- and often unprofitable -- practices behind the sport, including extreme salaries for coaches and treating players like commodities. Jeffrey Brown talks to author Armen Keteyian.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2013
  • Shields, Brooks on glitchy website, spying on friends
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's top political news, including who's to blame for the launch of the glitchy health care website, how U.S. spying allegations may have damaged trust between the U.S. and its allies and soul-searching for the GOP.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2013
  • Survivors of Sandy ditch N.Y. to prepare for doomsday
    Some Hurricane Sandy survivors have begun to study up on "doomsday prepping" in case another environmental disaster hits. City slickers by day, survivalists in the NYC Preppers Network head up to the Catskill Mountains on the weekends, armed with just the basics to practice living off the land. Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2013
  • Shields, Brooks on Acela eavesdropping and the World Series
    When the stars line up and columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks, and Hari Sreenivasan can all be on the same space-time continuum, we join up for the Doubleheader.This week they begin with the eavesdropping incident heard around the Twittersphere. We move on to Stephen Colbert's suggestion that Shields and Brooks mud wrestle, plus the gentlemen's picks for the World Series.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2013
  • FDA plan to limit painkillers may impact those who need them
    While millions of people use prescription painkillers for relief, their abuse has reached epidemic levels in some places. To combat rising addiction rates, the FDA has a new plan to limit the distribution of pain meds, specifically containing hydrocodone. Hari Sreenivasan gets more from Barry Meier of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2013
  • How U.S. spying revelations affect diplomacy
    Revelations that the NSA has collected phone and email data from our European allies has created a "serious and awkward diplomatic problem" for the U.S. Former CIA official Philip Mudd and P.J. Crowley, former assistant secretary of state, join Ray Suarez to discuss the diplomatic ramifications.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2013
  • Fallout from NSA leaks threaten trust at home and abroad
    The controversy unleashed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden began in June when The Guardian newspaper first reported on leaks about U.S. monitoring of phone calls. Since then, information about the NSA's surveillance have threatened trust at home and relationships with U.S. allies abroad. Ray Suarez recaps the revelations.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2013
  • News Wrap: HealthCare.gov official says glitches end by Nov.
    In our news wrap Friday, the spokesman for the insurance exchange website HealthCare.gov announced most of the tech troubles will be cleared up by the end of November. Also, demolition began at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults last December.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2013

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