Tuesday, October 25, 2016

  • How the n-word became the 'atomic bomb of racial slurs'
    Its effect can be explosive and painful: Harvard University professor Randall Kennedy has traced the history of the n-word to understand the evolution of the infamous racial slur. Kennedy joins special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault to discuss this history, including reappropriations of the word and the complexities and damages of its usage today.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2016
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  • Who will pay for water cleanup divides urban, rural Iowa
    Iowa is home to some of the richest farmland in the country, but the Des Moines Water Works says that has come with an environmental price. The city water authority has filed a lawsuit against three rural counties claiming that nitrate from fertilizer is contaminating their urban water supply. Special correspondent David Biello reports for Detroit Public Television.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2016
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  • Helping college students who must worry about basic needs
    The biggest challenge for these college students may not be exams or papers, but finding the means to survive. While the University of California system has worked to bring in more first-generation and “non-traditional” students, helping them stay, succeed and meet basic needs like getting enough food requires greater investment. Jeffrey Brown reports from Berkeley, California.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2016
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Monday, October 24, 2016

  • How language and politics are inextricably linked
    The way we talk about politics seems to sound different this election season. Mark Thompson, author of “Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics?”, joins Jeffrey Brown to look at the causes and effects of the current political discourse, especially that of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and the media.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
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  • Arizona group tries to get out the Latino vote
    Arizona, a traditionally red state, could be in play this election for the first time in decades. Hoping to boost voter turnout, a group called One Arizona focused on helping eligible Latinos register to vote, signing up 150,000 voters this election alone. Angélica Casas and Jennifer Cain of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism report from Phoenix.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
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  • What’s next for Dakota Access protests?
    Over the weekend, more than 120 protesters who oppose the Dakota Access oil pipeline were arrested, part of a months-long campaign by more than a hundred different Native American tribes. William Brangham joins Judy Woodruff for an update on where the project stands and an explanation of the resistance.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
    Dakota Access Pipeline protesters square off against police near the Standing Rock Reservation and the pipeline route outside the little town of Saint Anthony, North Dakota, U.S., October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester/File Photo - RTSRZWU
  • Long-suffering fans savor Chicago-Cleveland matchup
    It’s a victory the Chicago Cubs haven’t had in 71 years: a ticket to the World Series. If they win, it will be the first time since 1908. But their opponents are also hoping for an end to a long drought: The Cubs are playing the Cleveland Indians, who haven’t won the championship since 1948. John Yang speaks with Al Pawlowski of Fox SportsTime Ohio and Rick Telander of Chicago Sun-Times for more.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
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  • For this Syrian activist, hope, like his hometown, is gone
    In 2012, activist Saleh Hawa, who lead demonstrations against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, had confidence in the Syrian opposition's prospects. Four years later, none of his hopes and all of his fears have been realized. He believed the U.S. would help put Assad out of power; now he says his country has lost faith in the world. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
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  • How Clinton and Trump are strategizing with two weeks to go
    With 15 days until Election Day, most polls show Hillary Clinton with a growing lead over Donald Trump, who is suggesting that the polls are rigged. Meanwhile, Clinton has shifted her campaign on focus on Senate races. Judy Woodruff speaks with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith about the election countdown, and how sexism has played a part in the election.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
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  • Trump focused on Florida, Clinton fights for other Democrats
    With two weeks until Election Day, Donald Trump is focused on one state: Florida. The GOP nominee maintains that his prospects for the Sunshine State are bright, despite polls showing he is falling behind. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is pushing to win more Democratic control of Congress. On Monday she campaigned in New Hampshire for Senate candidate Gov. Maggie Hassan. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Naples, Florida, U.S. October 23, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2Q4TE
  • Who’s footing the bill to restore the ruby slippers
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, Judy Garland’s iconic ruby slippers from “The Wizard of OZ” are one of the most popular attractions at the National Museum of American History. But since their debut on the yellow brick road, the glittering, sequined shoes have faded and degraded while on display. In order to restore them, the museum launched a crowdfunding campaign.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05:  "The Wizard of Oz" Ruby Red Slippers worn by Judy Garland in 1939 are displayed at a viewing at the Plaza Athenee on December 5, 2011 in New York City.  "The Wizard of Oz" Ruby Red slippers are a women's size 5 and appraised at $3 million dollars.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

  • Humanitarian concerns grow in Mosul
    Iraqi government troops and Peshmerga fighters launched a new offensive on towns and villages around Mosul, the country’s second largest city that is also controlled by the Islamic State. The U.N. warns that the offensive could displace as many as a million people. Katharina Ritz with the International Red Cross in Baghdad joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype to discuss.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2016
    Displaced people who are fleeing from clashes arrive in Qayyarah, during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq, October 19, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani  - RTX2PJ9C
  • What does AT&T, Time Warner merger mean?
    AT&T, the nation’s second largest cell phone carrier is buying Time Warner for $85.4 billion dollars and will gain control of TV networks like HBO, TNT and CNN in the biggest deal of its kind since Comcast acquired NBC Universal five years ago. Wall Street Journal reporter Keach Hagey joins Hari Sreeenivasan to talk about how the deal might affect clients.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2016
    Two people talk inside an AT&T store in New York City, October 23, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith - RTX2Q41X
  • GOP incumbent walks line in PA on supporting Trump
    Even if Hillary Clinton wins the White House, she could face difficulties on Capitol Hill, if Republicans continue to control the House of Representatives and Senate. One of the most vulnerable Republican incumbents is Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield went to the Keystone State to look at Toomey's challenge.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2016
    U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) speaks to the 38th annual Conservative Political Action Conference meeting in Washington DC, U.S. February 10, 2011.   REUTERS/Larry Downing/File Photo - RTX2GDW7

Saturday, October 22, 2016

  • With campaign winding down, Clinton leads polls
    More than 5 million people have already cast ballots in the presidential race through early voting in 34 states and recent polls show HIllary Clinton in the lead. For more election analysis, NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shakes hands with supporters after a campaign event in Cleveland, Ohio U.S., October 21, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2PXWW
  • South Africa to quit the International Criminal Court
    South Africa announced it will withdraw from the International Criminal Court, whose oversight includes 124 member nations. Burundi’s parliament has also voted to leave the court, which was established in 2002 to investigate and prosecute war crimes. Andrew Meldrum, the acting Africa Editor for the Associated Press, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Johannesburg.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2016
    South Africa's President Jacob Zuma (R) and his Somali counterpart Hassan Sheikh Mohamud talk during the extraordinary session of the African Union's Assembly of Heads of State and Government on the case of African Relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC), in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, October 12, 2013. Africa has agreed that sitting heads of state should not be tried by the ICC where Kenya's leaders are in the dock, ministers said before African leaders opened a summit on Saturday. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri (ETHIOPIA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS) - RTX148Q8
  • Will South Korea's robot revolution hurt American jobs?
    South Korea is among the countries working to increase automation in the manufacturing sector, with some large companies seeing robots as a cost-effective way to replace expensive human labor. But how will the expansion of this technology affect American workers? NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Karla Murthy reports.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2016
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Friday, October 21, 2016

  • ‘Prairie Home’ gets a new companion
    "A Prairie Home Companion" has always been synonymous with one man: Garrison Keillor. Since his departure, the live variety radio program transitioned to a new host. But 35-year-old Chris Thile isn't actually new -- he's been performing on the show since he was 15 and listening since early childhood. Jeffrey Brown reports on how the iconic program is changing -- and how it's remaining the same.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
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  • Why student debt is ‘a crisis’ for some borrowers
    Student debt has been a prominent topic during this year's presidential campaign, with several candidates touting plans for tuition-free college. Indeed, more than 40 million Americans carry debt from student loans, totaling around $1.3 trillion nationally. While the median debt is about $27,000, people who owe less than $10,000 are the most likely to default. Marketplace’s Lizzie O’Leary reports.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
    Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
  • Shields and Brooks on the danger of our ideological divide
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the third and final presidential debate, Donald Trump's "reckless" questioning of the election's legitimacy, the country’s vast ideological divide, the caustic tone at Thursday night’s Al Smith charity dinner and the candidates’ rhetoric on the campaign trail.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
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  • After raucous Smith dinner, candidates hit battlegrounds
    In campaign rallies on Friday, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continued themes from Wednesday’s debate, such as Clinton's paid speeches and Trump's refusal to accept election results. The night before, the two clashed at a charity dinner. And a new Clinton ad features Khizr Khan, whose Muslim-American son died serving in the Army, asking Trump: “Would my son have a place in your America?”
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S. October 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2PXMR
  • News Wrap: Russia extends “humanitarian pause” in Aleppo
    In our news wrap Friday, Russia extended the “humanitarian pause” in Aleppo for a third day, after the United Nations said that planned evacuations of the rebel-held Syrian city had not actually begun. The UN blamed a lack of security guarantees from both warring sides for the delay. Also, in Iraq, Islamic State militants launched attacks in and around the northern city of Kirkuk, killing 13.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
    A woman carries a placard during a protest against evacuating civilians out of Aleppo, in the rebel held besieged al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria October 20, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail  - RTX2PR5X
  • What the latest polls mean for the presidency and Congress
    With just over two weeks until Election Day, there are some surprising shifts occurring in the electoral map. Judy Woodruff speaks with correspondent Lisa Desjardins and Nathan Gonzales of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report about which voters are deserting Donald Trump, the latest poll numbers and the possibilities for down-ballot races changing the power balance in the House and Senate.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
    Delegates point to an electoral map at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. U.S. July 27, 2016.  REUTERS/Charles Mostoller - RTSJYXU
  • NSA contractor suspected of espionage deemed a flight risk
    The National Security Agency contractor accused of mishandling massive amounts of classified data has been deemed a flight risk. In August, Harold Martin was arrested at his home in Maryland, where the equivalent of half a billion pages of documents and electronic data was found, some allegedly taken from NSA headquarters. William Brangham speaks with Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times for more.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
    A man is seen near cyber code and the U.S. National Security Agency logo in this photo illustration taken in Sarajevo March 11, 2015. NSA was sued on March 10, 2015, by Wikimedia and other groups challenging one of its mass surveillance programs that they said violates Americans' privacy and makes individuals worldwide less likely to share sensitive information. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY POLITICS) - RTR4SUIG

Thursday, October 20, 2016

  • Why some environmentalists don’t support this carbon tax
    In Washington state, economist Yoram Bauman is leading a campaign to cut carbon emissions by imposing a revenue-neutral carbon tax. Everyone would have to pay, but instead of creating more revenue, existing taxes like the state sales tax would be cut. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports that the opponents and proponents of the measure are not who you might expect.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
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  • Rural North Carolina voters say their struggles are ignored
    In rural Wilkesboro, North Carolina, nearly a quarter of residents live in poverty, well above the national rate. Residents there say their needs and concerns are not being discussed in the national political dialogue, which means for some, they won’t vote at all. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
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  • Putting policy in context at the final presidential debate
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tackled several policy matters in the final presidential debate: abortion, nuclear weapons and immigration. Lisa Desjardins joins Hari Sreenivasan to get the facts behind what the candidates said.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
    File photo of voters by Getty Images
  • GOP pushback follows Trump’s election result resistance
    Donald Trump made headlines during the final presidential debate on Wednesday when he suggested that he may not accept the results of the election. Some Republican lawmakers condemned his most recent remarks, as did President Obama at a Clinton campaign rally in Miami. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton listens during their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 19, 2016.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking  - RTX2PM8X

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