Monday, April 4, 2016

  • Why the Peshmerga, key ally against ISIS, are broke
    Since the Islamic State overran much of Iraq in 2014, Kurdistan and its Peshmerga militia have been waging a long battle for freedom; today, they are a top ally in the fight against ISIS. But constant warfare and government instability have left the region teetering on the edge of economic catastrophe, and aid is slow in coming. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2016
    A military officer from the coalition forces (R) speaks to Kurdish Peshmerga fighters during a training session by coalition forces in a training camp in Erbil, north of Iraq, March 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Azad Lashkari - RTSA0LN
  • News Wrap: N.Y., Calif. to adopt nation's top minimum wage
    In our news wrap Monday, governors in New York and California signed bills that raise their minimum wage to the highest in the nation over time. Also, the Supreme Court unanimously upheld a Texas law that counts overall population, not just eligible voters, in drawing districts.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2016
    A woman stands outside the building where California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill hiking California's minimum wage to $15 by 2023 in Los Angeles, California, United States, April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTSDKJY
  • Sex, social media and the pressure on teenage girls
    Teenagers today have never known a world without smartphones and social media. But how is this technology influencing the way they view themselves and the world? That’s the question journalist and author Nancy Jo Sales set out to answer in her new book, “American Girls.” Sales joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the intersection of puberty, pornography and peer pressure in the Internet age.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2016
    The FCC wants to make it easier for people to contact emergency responders through text-to-911. Photo by Flickr user Jhaymesisviphotography
  • How the war within the GOP is energizing Democrats
    Gwen Ifill sits down with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR to discuss the latest in politics, including what to expect from Wisconsin’s primary, Gov. John Kasich’s refusal to quit, Sen. Bernie Sanders’s campaign mulling its mistakes and why the “thermonuclear war” within the Republican party is the best thing going for Hillary Clinton.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2016
  • What to expect from Wisconsin voters
    Tuesday is primary election day in Wisconsin, a state that has seen its share of political turmoil over the last five years. John Yang talks to voters for their perspective on the tight battle in both parties.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall event at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski - RTSDJBL

Sunday, April 3, 2016

  • Chicago grapples with worst murder rate in two decades
    Chicago is experiencing its worst murder rate in two decades, with more than 140 homicides recorded in the first three months of the year. USA Chicago correspondent Aamer Madhani joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the reasons behind this surge in violence.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2016
    A Chicago police officer guards the perimeter of a crime scene where six people were found slain inside a home on the city's Southwest Side on February 4, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images
  • How migrants and refugees are keeping Italian village alive
    Starting tomorrow, the European Union plans to start sending back some of the 170,000 migrants and refugees who have made the dangerous journey by sea to Europe this year. Along another main migrant sea route from North Africa toward Italy, one small town has adopted a very friendly posture toward migrants and refugees.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2016
  • Lucinda Williams talks finding ‘the joy’ later in life
    One of the most critically acclaimed American singer-songwriters of the past two decades is Lucinda Williams. She’s a hard-to-categorize Southerner who transcends any one style, and has won Grammy Awards for rock, country and folk music. A late bloomer, it’s taken Williams four decades to achieve the recognition she has today. NewsHour’s Phil Hirschkorn reports.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2016
  • GOP candidates fight for unbound delegates in North Dakota
    In Fargo, North Dakota, Republicans complete their state convention today by choosing 28 delegates for the national convention in July. That’s just one percent of the total delegates, but the presidential campaigns are competing hard for them. NewsHour’s Dan Bush joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Fargo.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2016
    Party activists at the North Dakota state GOP convention this weekend in Fargo. Photo by Daniel Bush

Saturday, April 2, 2016

  • Could Queen Nefertiti be hidden behind King Tut's tomb?
    Archaeologists in Egypt have completed the first phase of a new search for King Tut's tomb. The question at hand: Could the tomb contain the undiscovered burial place of Queen Nefertiti? NewsHour's Ivette Feliciano reports.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2016
    The golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun in his burial chamber is seen in the Valley of the Kings, in Luxor, Egypt, November 28, 2015. Chances are high that the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun has passages to a hidden chamber, which may be the last resting place of Queen Nefertiti, and new evidence from the site will go to Japan for analysis, experts said on Saturday. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany - RTX1W82M
  • Doctors transplant organs to HIV-positive donor, recipients
    For the first time in the U.S., doctors performed successful surgeries that transplanted organs from one HIV-positive donor into two HIV-positive patients. Dr. Christine Durand of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2016
  • Iraqi cleric calls for new government members
    A Shiite Muslim cleric whose militia repeatedly battled American soldiers during the U.S. war a decade ago has emerged as a key player in the Iraqi parliament. The Washington Post's Liz Sly joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Baghdad to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2016
    Iraqi Shi'ite radical leader Muqtada al-Sadr delivers a sermon to worshippers during Friday prayers at the Kufa mosque near Najaf, December 11, 2015.  REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani  - RTX1Y8RT
  • Breaking into iPhone may help find Louisiana killer: police
    Local prosecutors across the country have iPhones they would like to unlock in criminal investigations, and they want to know if the FBI will share its new technique from the San Bernardino case. In a Louisiana murder, a district attorney says unlocking an iPhone could be the key to solving a case gone cold. NewsHour’s John Larson reports.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2016
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Friday, April 1, 2016

  • Trip to visit her family roots inspired this British singer
    British singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas describes how her heritage inspired her latest album in our series My Music.
    Original Air Date: April 1, 2016
  • How new ID requirements affect Wisconsin voters
    According to Wisconsin's strict new requirements, voters going to the polls for the April primary must now have a photo ID. While supporters say the law prevents fraud, critics say that as many as 350,000 otherwise eligible voters could be disenfranchised -- most of them poor and people of color. John Yang reports on the struggle some face in getting identification.
    Original Air Date: April 1, 2016
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  • Shields and Brooks on front-runner support sagging in Wisc.
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including flagging polls for front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Wisconsin, the outlook for other primary contests ahead, plus more provocative comments from Trump and a quarrel between Clinton and Sanders over campaign donations.
    Original Air Date: April 1, 2016
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  • Is a $15 minimum wage a boon or a risk for low-paid workers?
    The fight for a $15 per hour minimum wage has won its biggest victories yet. California lawmakers voted for a bill to raise the minimum by 2022, while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he reached a deal to hike the wage in New York City by the end of 2018. Judy Woodruff examines the consequences with Douglas Holtz-Eakin of American Action Forum and David Cooper of the Economic Policy Institute.
    Original Air Date: April 1, 2016
    Members of the audience cheer as they listen to speakers at a union rally for higher minimum wages in New York, January 4, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTX210MI
  • Democrats trade accusations on the trail in New York
    Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were on home turf Friday, campaigning in New York ahead of that state's primary later the month. Meanwhile, new details emerged about a surprise meeting between Republican candidate Donald Trump and RNC leaders, where they discussed the party's convention and fostering unity. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: April 1, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses attendees during a campaign rally at St Mary's Park in Bronx, New York March 31, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY         - RTSD2ZZ

Thursday, March 31, 2016

  • Need a college scholarship? There's an app for that, a college scholarship app, rewards high school students for their advanced classes and extracurricular activities with “micro-scholarships” -- guaranteed tuition payments paid by their eventual college -- that range from $25 to $1,000 for each of their academic achievements. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2016
  • Trump's foreign policy adviser on nukes, NATO and China
    How does Donald Trump see the world? And how would he approach foreign policy as president? Walid Phares, foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the candidate’s stance on using nuclear weapons, reviewing the future of NATO, fighting ISIS and confronting China.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a town hall event in Appleton, Wisconsin, March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich - RTSCWQZ
  • Women’s soccer players sue over wage gap
    The U.S. women’s soccer team became national heroes when they won the 2015 World Cup. But members of the team are now suing over wage discrimination, claiming that they earned four times less than their male counterparts despite generating $20 million more in revenue. Judy Woodruff talks to Briana Scurry, former U.S women’s goalkeeper, for more on the fight.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2016
    Feb 10, 2016; Frisco, TX, USA; United States midfielder Carli Lloyd (10) pokes the ball into the Costa Rica zone during the second half at Toyota Stadium. United States defeats Costa Rica 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports - RTX26F49
  • Oil-rich Venezuela suffers as global prices plummet
    Falling oil prices around the world are usually considered a good thing. But for countries whose economies depend on oil exports, the price drop means impending catastrophe. Scott Tong of Marketplace recently traveled to Venezuela, where 96 percent of all export revenue comes from oil and import prices are skyrocketing. Tong joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the country’s economic freefall.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2016
    A gas station attendant piles up coins on top of a fuel dispenser at a gas station of state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) before the government raised the price for fuel, in Caracas, February 16, 2016.  REUTERS/Marco Bello   - RTS95DB
  • Trump rivals zero in on controversial comments
    Damage control was in the air for the Donald Trump campaign on Thursday. Earlier, the Republican presidential candidate had refused to rule out a nuclear strike against the Islamic State militants in the MIddle East or in Europe. At the same event, Trump said women who have abortions should be punished if they're ever made illegal. Judy Woodruff reports on how the other candidates responded.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2016
    File photo of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waving to onlookers. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
  • What the ‘women’s vote’ means in 2016
    What the ‘women’s vote’ means in 2016 Blurb: Women made up more than half of all voters in 2012. What's winning over this diverse and crucial bloc of voters in 2016? Judy Woodruff explores how women see this year’s candidates with Rebecca Traister, author, "All the Single Ladies," Ann Selzer of Selzer & Company and Kelly Dittmar of the Center for American Women and Politics.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2016
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  • Signs of growing discontent for Xi Jinping in China
    Pressure has been mounting between the U.S. and China on issues ranging from Chinese military activity to reining in North Korea's nuclear efforts. But tensions are also rising within that country, due to economic instability and a crackdown on dissent. Christopher Johnson of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Andrew Nathan of Columbia University join Hari Sreenivasan for more.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2016
    A diplomatic delegation waits for China's President Xi Jinping to arrive on his official plane to attend the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit meetings in Washington, on the tarmac at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSCX29

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

  • What peace in Colombia would mean for the drug trade
    As Colombian officials negotiate with FARC rebels to end the country’s 50-year civil war, the illegal drug trade -- used by the rebels to help finance their insurgency -- has become a major point of debate. Special correspondents Bruno Federico and Nadja Drost travel to the heart of coca production in Colombia to examine how the drug market works and the impact of a potential peace deal.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2016
    A Colombian Army soldier stands next to packages of seized cocaine during a press conference at a Military Base in Bahia Solano, department of Choco, Colombia, on March 14, 2015. A joint operation between Colombia's Army and Air Force, intercepted a boat near the municipality of Nuqui, west of the country, with 583 kilos of cocaine which, according to authorities, belonged to the criminal gang "Clan Usuga" and was going to be sent to Central America. AFP PHOTO / LUIS ROBAYO        (Photo credit should read LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Trump touts voter appeal as Kasich doubts delegate outcome
    A day after Republican presidential candidates took back their pledges at a CNN town hall to support the nominee, Donald Trump seemed to warn party leaders not to block his nomination. Meanwhile Sen. Ted Cruz campaigned in Madison for a "celebration of women," Gov. John Kasich stumped in New York state and Hillary Clinton blasted Trump for “bluster and bigotry.” John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2016
    Republican U.S. Presidential candidate John Kasich (R-OH) speaks at the CNN Town Hall at Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin March 29, 2016. REUTERS/Ben Brewer - RTSCRO6
  • News Wrap: Newark to reform policing under DOJ agreement
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the city of Newark, New Jersey, agreed to reform the way its police officers treat minorities under a settlement with the Justice Department. Also, President Obama commuted prison sentences for 61 drug offenders.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2016
    Police walk through Terminal A at Newark Liberty Airport shortly after reopening it to passengers in Newark, New Jersey December 20, 2010. Security forces began allowing passengers back into Newark Airport's Terminal A after the terminal was shut for more than half an hour early on Monday because of a suspicious package, a Reuters witness said. Officials determined the suspicious package contained a computer monitor, 1010 WINS radio reported. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY CRIME LAW TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST) - RTXVWNH