Friday, March 31, 2017

  • News Wrap: Trump signs orders on U.S. trade policy
    In our news wrap Friday, President Trump moved to reshape American trade policy with a pair of executive orders, initiating a review of trade deficits and increasing the collection of duties on imports. Also, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned NATO allies to boost their defense spending within the next two months during his first meeting with his alliance counterparts in Brussels.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2017
  • Trump gives military more latitude to strike terror targets
    On the campaign stump, Donald Trump promised to give the U.S. military more freedom to strike terrorist targets around the world. Now the president has approved the Pentagon’s plan to intensify its targeting of al-Shabab strongholds in Somalia. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with former State Department official Sarah Sewall about the new changes for military operations.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

  • Two veteran lawmakers worry diplomacy is being undervalued
    President Trump vowed on the campaign trail to improve America’s global standing. After two months in office, the president has shaken up the world stage, from dust-ups with allies to continued questions about Russia. Judy Woodruff gets views from veteran lawmakers former Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind., and former Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., about how they see Trump foreign policy so far.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2017
  • Can science make diagnosing PTSD less of an ordeal?
    Researchers around the country are trying to nail down a more specific diagnosis of PTSD through the use of an array of methods, from genetic testing to MRIs. In part two of our series War on the Brain, special correspondent Soledad O’Brien reports on the difficulties patients can face when physicians struggle to accurately identify their condition.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2017
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  • News Wrap: Trump takes aim at Freedom Caucus
    In our news wrap Thursday, President Trump tweeted that some conservatives in the Freedom Caucus will hurt the Republican agenda if "they don't get on the team." A Caucus member later responded that "most people don't take well to being bullied." Also, a federal judge in Hawaii extended his orders blocking the president's revised travel ban.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2017
    FILE PHOTO: House Freedom Caucus Chairman U.S. Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) speaks to reporters after meeting with his caucus members about their votes on a potential repeal of Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo - RTX334X8
  • The best ways to teach your little kids about money
    Personal finance guru Beth Kobliner thinks kids should be learning about money and key economic concepts early. She hopes to break the taboo of talking money with your kids with her new book, "Make Your Kid a Money Genius." Economics correspondent Paul Solman gets lessons on how to instill economic lessons in young people from Kobliner, as well as some actual kids.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2017
  • Senate hearing highlights Russian disinformation influence
    The Senate Intelligence Committee held its first public hearing on Russia's election season meddling, where both committee leaders made clear they wanted to avoid the partisanship that's plagued their House counterparts' investigation. They focused on issues from the very real threats of fake news stories, to rules for engagement in a cyber war. Judy Woodruff speaks with Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2017
  • What does N.C.’s HB2 compromise mean for LGBTQ rights?
    North Carolina's state legislature overwhelmingly voted to replace its so-called "bathroom bill" on Thursday, after suffering a business and economic backlash from a law that many saw as discriminatory. How do people see the compromise deal? Hari Sreenivasan talks to North Carolina State Representative Darren Jackson and Cathryn Oakley, senior legislative counsel for Human Rights Campaign.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2017
  • Kathleen Turner wants women to realize their own value
    Kathleen Turner has said she is no good at playing victim roles. The actress who starred in “Body Heat” as well as on Broadway, gives her Brief But Spectacular take on a being a woman who likes to push the envelope, if not downright tear it.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

  • What's stopping the vulnerable Everglades from being healed?
    The Florida Everglades are critical to the survival of local birds, reptiles and millions of people. As urban development has increased, the incredibly bio-diverse habitat has become vulnerable to rising sea water encroachment. Billions of dollars have been spent on restoration, but both science and politics have made efforts more complicated. Special correspondent Duarte Geraldino reports.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2017
  • In fight over Gorsuch, Senate leaders stand their ground
    In Congress, the spotlight is back on the battle over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and the possibility of Republicans using the “nuclear option.” Meanwhile, there are questions about the independence of the chair of the House Intelligence Committee on the Russia probe. Judy Woodruff gets views from Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union and Karine Jean-Pierre of
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2017
  • News Wrap: Disputed airstrike in Iraq under investigation
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the U.S. military announced that its review of a disputed airstrike in Iraq, which reportedly killed at least 100 civilians, is now a formal investigation. Also, China and the European Union stood by their commitments to the Paris Accord on climate change, following President Trump's actions aimed at rolling back efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2017
  • Brexit doesn’t have to be ‘lose-lose,’ says UK ambassador
    After the United Kingdom gave its formal notice of its intention to split from the E.U., the European Council president lamented, "There is no reason to pretend that this is a happy day." But what does Brexit mean for the British people? British Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the decision to break away and the path ahead.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2017
    British Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch
  • The stigma that stops veterans from getting help for PTSD
    What discourages veterans from seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress? As part of our series War on the Brain, special correspondent Soledad O’Brien talks to former service members who have struggled to accept the diagnosis and get help.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2017
  • Library of Congress adds to list of sounds that shaped U.S.
    It's the Library of Congress' tribute to significant sound recordings. Each year, the Library of Congress selects 25 pieces of audio to be inducted into the National Recording Registry. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden walks us through this year’s selections, from a 1888 wax cylinder recording to 1990s rap.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

  • How increased security affects life for border residents
    In a sleepy, no-stoplight town 25 miles from the Arizona-Mexico border, you'll pass surveillance towers, border agents on patrol and checkpoints. This is life along the border, where security has been ramped up significantly since 9/11, sweeping up American citizens in its wake. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2017
    A Donald Trump for President campaign sticker is attached to a U.S. Customs sign hanging on the border fence between Mexico and the United States near Calexico, California. Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters
  • Syrian refugees in Turkey struggle to find work, scrape by
    Millions of Syrians who have fled to Turkey are caught in a situation where they have no real access to state services and are treated like second class citizens. Safe from war, they are still vulnerable and being exploited. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports how Syrians in Turkey are doing what they must to survive, and how that’s affecting workers in Turkey.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2017
  • Trump begins rollback of Obama climate agenda
    In his first salvo against Obama-era climate policy, President Donald Trump signed an executive order at the Environmental Protection Agency to suspend, rescind or open review more than a half dozen major regulations, in an effort to help the coal, oil and gas industries. That includes the Clean Power Plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2017
    U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order on "energy independence," eliminating Obama-era climate change regulations, during an event at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters in Washington, U.S., March 28, 2017. Photo by Carlos Barria/REUTERS
  • Barrasso: Climate rollback helps U.S. as energy superpower
    One of President Trump's major campaign promises was to roll back his predecessor's plans for coping with climate change, a pledge he began to fulfill by signing an executive order that targets such regulations. Judy Woodruff gets perspective from Sen. John Barrasso, a Republican who represents Wyoming, the country’s top coal-producing state.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2017
  • McCarthy: ‘Difficult slog’ to undo Obama climate legacy
    In President Obama's second term, Gina McCarthy essentially led government efforts to curb climate change and its effects. Now President Trump is rolling back those policies. Former EPA administrator McCarthy joins Judy Woodruff to give her reaction to President Trump’s orders.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2017
    Gina McCarthy
  • George Saunders writes a ghost story about Lincoln’s grief
    In George Saunders’ “Lincoln in the Bardo” the ghostly inhabitants of a cemetery don't yet know they're dead. Instead, they're stuck in whatever neurotic condition they were in when they died, narrating the story of Abraham Lincoln's visit to the graveyard to visit his dead son. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Saunders about the challenge of writing about Lincoln and the importance of being baffled.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2017
  • What Russia investigation, health care tumult means for GOP
    For Republicans, last week's collapse of the effort to repeal Obamacare and the ongoing drama over the investigation into Russian connections with the Trump campaign have put the majority party on a rocky road. Judy Woodruff speaks with Lisa Desjardins about how Republicans see their path ahead on health care and tax reform.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2017
  • Is this legal ruling a game changer for special education?
    The Supreme Court recently ruled unanimously in favor of providing more educational opportunities for students with disabilities, a move that could set the bar higher for more than six million students. Lisa Stark of Education Week joins John Yang to discuss the court's ruling and what it means for the classroom.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

  • What we can learn about love from Adam and Eve
    Adam and Eve could be called the most famous couple in history. In "The First Love Story: Adam, Eve and Us," author Bruce Feiler examines the Bible and archaeology, but also love, relationships, modern technology and more. Feiler joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss how he says the story has been “weaponized” throughout history to villainize women and what we can learn from the story today.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2017
  • After health care fail, can Republicans enact their agenda?
    Republicans are facing the failure of their health care law to replace the Affordable Care Act, and questions over the investigation into Russia and the Trump administration. Judy Woodruff talks with Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about the struggle for the majority party to enact its agenda, plus how the Russia investigation has become a black cloud for the GOP.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2017
  • How healthy are the Affordable Care Act marketplaces?
    The Affordable Care Act withstood a Republican effort to "repeal and replace," but there are problems with the current law that lawmakers acknowledge need to be addressed. We meet a few Americans who have concerns about Obamacare, then Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News joins Lisa Desjardins to discuss why affordability is an issue for some.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2017
  • Why young Russians are mobilizing against corruption
    Widespread protests broke out across Russia on Sunday to denounce government corruption, the biggest show of defiance against President Vladimir Putin in years. Hundreds of protesters were arrested in Moscow and elsewhere. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports, then Judy Woodruff talks with journalist and author Masha Gessen about the protests and Putin.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2017
  • What we know about the deadly air assault on Mosul
    In the U.S.-led coalition fight against the Islamic State group, a airstrike in mid-March reportedly left more than 100 civilians dead in Western Mosul. John Yang speaks with Loveday Morris of The Washington Post about the strike and how brutal fighting is affecting civilians.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2017