Tuesday, March 26, 2013

  • Investigating the Dangerous Working Conditions in Grain Bins
    An investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity found dangerous and lethal working conditions in America's grain storage industry. Since 1984, 179 people have died at commercial storage facilities. For more on the investigation, Margaret Warner is joined by Howard Berkes, one of the lead NPR reporters on the story.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2013
  • Housing Market Shows Fastest Recovery Since Before the Crash
    New reports show a spike in U.S. home prices, rising at the fastest pace since 2006. To learn what's driving this recovery, Hari Sreenivasan talks with Nicholas Retsinas of the Harvard Business School.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2013
  • Attorneys Debate Constitutionality, Legality on Prop 8 Case
    As the Supreme Court considers arguments on the definition of marriage, and the legal and societal implications of same-sex marriage, Gwen Ifill moderates a debate between California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Austin Nimocks from the Alliance Defending Freedom, two attorneys who were present in the courtroom.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2013
  • High Court Hears Challenge to Same-Sex Marriage Ban
    The Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8, a ballot measure that bans same-sex marriage. Kwame Holman reports on reactions from supporters on both sides of the debate. Judy Woodruff talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal, who analyzes the arguments inside the courtroom.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2013
  • Wu Tang Clan's GZA Raps About Science
    Rap legend GZA gives us a sneak peak of one of the songs from his new album, Dark Matter. The rapper has encouraged New York City public schools to use hip hop as a tool to teach science.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2013
  • Watch Prop 8 Supporters Speak After Oral Arguments End
    Following the oral arguments supporting Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, attorney Charles Cooper spoke outside the court.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2013
  • Watch Prop 8 Challengers Speak After Oral Arguments End
    Following the oral arguments challenging Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, attorneys David Boies and Theodore Olson, and plaintiffs Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami spoke outside the court, unsure of the Supreme Court potential ruling.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2013
  • Using Shakespeare's "The Tempest" as Anti-Bullying Tool
    The Colorado Shakespeare Festival and the University of Colorado's Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence have joined forces to create an anti-bullying program using the Bard's centuries-old works. Students at Thornton High School near Denver, CO watch an abridged and slightly modernized version of Act V, Scene 1 of "The Tempest."
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

  • Murder, Murderers and the Death Penalty at the Supreme Court
    A new book documents the murders, murderers and capital punishment overseen by the highest court in the U.S. Jeffrey Brown talks with veteran journalists Martin Clancy and Tim O'Brien about their new work, "Murder at the Supreme Court," about some of the most notorious crimes and subsequent penalties.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2013
  • Local Businesses Help Refresh Irish Economy After Recession
    Ireland was hit hard during the global recession, suffering dramatic job losses and a mass exodus of skilled workers. Though the Irish are still cautious, a recovery is being driven by locally-grown businesses, startups and new takes on heritage industries. Ray Suarez reports from Dublin on pioneering businesses sprouting up.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2013
  • Inside the Attempts to Get Cyprus Out of Financial Chaos
    Although Cyrpus has agreed to a bailout from Eurozone partners, concerns are still high that a wave of bankruptcies will rock the country. Margaret Warner talks to The New York Times' Liz Alderman from Nicosia for more on the bailout, the makeup of the Cypriot economy and how citizens have been coping.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2013
  • Obama Pushes Immigration Reform at White House Ceremony
    At a ceremony at the White House for 28 new U.S. citizens, President Barack Obama called on Congress to come together on immigration reform. Judy Woodruff talks with Sara Murray of The Wall Street Journal about how Senate negotiations got hung up on the issue of lower-skilled worker wages.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2013
  • John Kerry Faces New and Old Challenges in the Middle East
    What does Secretary of State John Kerry's schedule say about the current U.S. foreign policy priorities? How does the current secretary compare to his predecessor? Gwen Ifill talks with Michele Dunne of the Atlantic Council and Susan Glasser of Foreign Policy about the war in Afghanistan and challenges of responding to Syria.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2013
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    Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Kabul, Afghanistan to hash out differences with President Hamid Karzai. Meanwhile the last Afghan prison still under U.S. control was handed back to Afghan authorities. Gwen Ifill reports on outcomes of the visit, plus other U.S. foreign policy challenges in the region.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2013
    March 25, 2013
  • Floyd, Joplin Among Additions to National Recording Registry
    Van Cliburn's triumphant Cold War performance in Moscow, the mambo music of Cuban bassist Israel "Cachao" Lopez, and Chubby Checker's "The Twist" are among the 25 sound recordings newly inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2013
  • Using Babies to Decrease Aggression, Prevent Bullying
    Roots of Empathy, first started in 1996 in Toronto and introduced into U.S. schools in 2007, aims to build more peaceful and caring societies by increasing the level of empathy in children. The social and emotional learning program uses infants as springboards to talk about feelings and other subjects not often addressed in traditional classroom settings.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

  • Shields, Brooks on Congressional Escapes and March Madness
    We begin the Doubleheader talking about how Congress scrambles to escape before the "good" holidays, and then syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times Columnist David Brooks turn to their strategies for picking the eventual winners of the glorious month of basketball we know as March Madness.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2013
  • Shields and Brooks on Obama in the Mideast, GOP in Overhaul
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss bipartisan compromise in Congress on the budget and immigration reform, an election postmortem for the Republican party, President Barack Obama's soaring rhetoric and realistic policies for the Mideast and the 10th anniversary of the War in Iraq.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2013
  • Cut Off From Opportunity Without Equal Access to Internet
    Internet use is now so ubiquitous in the U.S. that not having access or online literacy can create major hurdles. As part of the NewsHour's series on broadband technology and its effect on society, Hari Sreenivasan explores the so-called digital divide with Vicky Rideout of VJR Consulting and former FCC official Karen Kornbluh.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2013
  • Chicago Board of Education Plans to Shut Down 54 Schools
    The Chicago Board of Education plans to close 54 schools, citing a $1 billion deficit and under-enrollment. Critics say this move will disrupt communities and put kids in danger. For both sides of the debate, Jeffrey Brown talks with Board vice president Jesse Ruiz and Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2013
  • Obama Pledges Help to Jordan on the Syrian Refugee Crisis
    President Obama traveled to Amaan, Jordan, the first Arab country he has visited since the Arab Spring uprising two years ago. In a joint press conference with King Abdullah, Mr. Obama pledged to help Jordan with the growing Syrian refugee crisis. Judy Woodruff talks to Margaret Warner, reporting from Amman.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2013
  • 'The Girls of Atomic City' Book Conversation
    In this interview, NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez chats with Denise Kiernan, author of "The Girls of Atomic City." In the book, Kiernan tells the story of the women who worked on the Manhattan Project, a secret government effort in the 1940's to enrich fuel for first atomic bomb used at the end of World War II.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2013
  • Should the U.S. Treat Gunshot Wounds Like a Disease?
    In a city like Newark, N.J., it’s not uncommon for 25 gunshot victims to come into an E.R. in one night., according to Dr. Sampson Davis. “So you’re looking at millions and millions and millions of dollars spent, by tax-payers, in order to take care of them,” he said. Davis recently sat down with the PBS NewsHour to explain why he thinks the problem needs to be tackled like a disease.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2013
  • The Impact of Gun Violence on U.S. Hospitals
    On any given summer night in Newark, N.J., it’s not uncommon for up to 35 people to walk through the E.R. doors “shot, stabbed or beaten,” according to Dr. Sampson Davis. The author of "Living and Dying in Brick City" sat sat down with Ray Suarez of the PBS NewsHour recently to share some thoughts on what might help stop the bloodshed.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

  • Remembering the Faces of the Iraq War
    In the early days of the Iraq war, photojournalists risked their lives to capture the daily existence of Iraqis in the middle of conflict. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels goes behind the frame to talk with photographers about communicating urgency through image and the separation between journalism and activism.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2013
  • Tennessee Is Home to U.S. Leader in Offering Fast Internet
    Chattanooga, Tenn., is home to American's fastest internet connection -- up to 200 times faster than the national average. Hari Sreenivasan talks with Sheldon Grizzle of The Company Lab and Richard Bennett from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation about whether Chattanooga offers a model for the rest of the U.S.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2013
  • Is Globalization Wiping Out the American Surfboard Industry?
    Economic correspondent Paul Solman reports on an American-born product hit hard by globalization: the surfboard. In Southern California, U.S.-based manufacturers fear they will soon be wiped out by competing, foreign companies due to discrepancies in labor costs and duty taxes.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2013
  • Budget Battles Show Different Visions of Government
    The U.S. House approved a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown just ahead of a looming deadline in a rare show of bipartisanship. But Hari Sreenivasan reports that battles over the budget and the sequester aren't over yet. Judy Woodruff talks with Todd Zwillich of WNYC's "The Takeaway" about the upcoming legislation.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2013

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