Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • ACA Benefits Begin, Including Women's Preventative Care
    Some benefits outlined in the Affordable Care Act begin this week, including for preventative services for women. Covered benefits include OB/GYN visits, HIV and other STD testing and birth control. Margaret Warner talks to NPR's Julie Rovner about the latest updates regarding health care reform.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2012
  • Community Steps Up to Halt Crime in Chicago's South Side
    Police officers in Chicago's Third District have seen 21 murders since January of this year -- a 90 percent increase in the homicide rate. Special correspondent Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW Chicago reports on new police strategies, which recruit help from community members to curb violent crime in the South Side neighborhood.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2012
  • More Americans Live in Economically Segregated Neighborhoods
    Racial segregation in U.S. neighborhoods is on the decline, but income level is increasingly an indicator of where people live. Gwen Ifill talks to Pew Research Center's Paul Taylor about a recently released study on the connections between income inequality and neighborhood segregation.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2012
  • Fed Pledges Help But Waits to Act on Economic Vulnerability
    Chairman Ben Bernanke pledged again that should the economy slow further, the Federal Reserve would act, but announced no immediate action. That news, as well as a trading glitch, brought down markets on Wednesday. Jeffrey Brown talks to The Wall Street Journal's Jon Hilsenrath about the motivation behind the Fed's announcement.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2012
  • News Wrap: U.S. House Votes to Renew Tax Cuts
    In other news Wednesday, the U.S. House voted to extend all Bush-era tax cuts, in contrast with the Senate bill which would extend tax cuts for all but the highest income brackets. Also, eight Olympic badminton players were disqualified for intentionally trying to lose matches in order to play weaker opponents in later rounds.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2012
  • Texas Tea Party's Ted Cruz Wins Senate Primary
    In a primary runoff, former Texas solicitor general Ted Cruz captured the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat. And he isn't the only Tea Party candidate winning primaries. Judy Woodruff talks to Texas Tribune's Ross Ramsey and Rothenberg Political Report's Nathan Gonzalez on the Tea Party faction in the 2012 elections.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

  • Author Walter Dean Myers: 'Reading Is Not Optional' for Kids
    Walter Dean Myers is the award-winning author of over 100 books, written especially for young adults and children. His goal: to get more children reading. Jeffrey Brown reports on how reading and writing saved helped Myers as a child and his current role as Library Of Congress' National Ambassador For Young People's Literature.
    Original Air Date: July 31, 2012
  • Syrian Conflict Sparks Humanitarian Crisis
    Eleven days of shelling have forced tens of thousands of people to leave their homes for safer areas in Lebanon and Jordan, where many struggle to find food and shelter. Ray Suarez talks to Michel Gabaudan of Refugees International about the humanitarian crisis as violence persists in Syria's largest cities.
    Original Air Date: July 31, 2012
  • Overlooked Asian-American Vote Is Pivotal in Nevada
    As the fastest-growing minority in the country, Asian-American voters will be courted by political candidates like never before. In key battleground states like Nevada, where Asian-Americans are nearly 10 percent of the population, these votes will be critical in determining the 2012 elections. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: July 31, 2012
  • Demand for Power in India Outstrips Energy Infrastructure
    Before the major power failures, the Indian government had scaled back plans to spend $1 trillion to rebuild energy infrastructure over the next five years. Author Stephen Cohen and The Peterson Institute's Arvind Subramanian talk to Judy Woodruff about the future challenges for matching supply with demand for energy in India.
    Original Air Date: July 31, 2012
  • Viewers Express Disappointment with NBC's Olympics Coverage
    Using hashtags like #NBCFail, Olympics fans have tweeted complaints of delayed and incomplete programming and streaming restrictions for the London Games. Gwen Ifill talks to USA Today's Christine Brennan and The New York Times' Richard Sandomir about how online viewers are experiencing NBC's coverage of the 2012 Olympics.
    Original Air Date: July 31, 2012
  • Medals and Milestones for Athletes at the London Olympics
    On Day 5 of the 2012 Games, Gwen Ifill reports on the performance of U.S. Olympians so far, including the triumphs for the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team and swimmers Michael Phelps, Allison Schmitt and Missy Franklin.
    Original Air Date: July 31, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

  • Apple and Samsung Square Off in Federal Court
    Jury selection began for a lawsuit Apple, Inc. filed against Samsung Electronics, in which Apple claims Samsung copied Apple's smartphone and tablet designs. Ray Suarez reports on a showdown over dominance in a $200 billion market.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2012
  • The Man Behind Brazil's Economic Boom: Fmr President Cardoso
    After the military dictatorship fell in the 1980s, Fernando Henrique Cardoso led efforts to combat high inflation and build Brazil's economy into one of the fastest growing in the world. Jeffrey Brown talks to former Brazilian president Cardoso about his presidency and scholarship.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2012
  • Refugees, Rebels Flee Syria Conflict Areas as Troops Advance
    Ten days into the battle of Aleppo, nearly 200,000 residents have fled the city limits. John Ray of Independent Television News reports. Then, Margaret Warner talks to GlobalPost's James Foley from Syria about the systematic advances of government troops as they attempt to regain control and oust rebels in northeast Syria.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2012
  • Will Mitt Romney's Israel Trip Help Win Over Jewish Voters?
    The majority of Jewish Americans consistently vote for the Democratic Party. So will Mitt Romney's endorsement of key Israeli policies woo Jewish voters at home? Judy Woodruff talks to J Street's Jeremy Ben-Ami and Emergency Committee for Israel's Noah Pollak about which way the Jewish vote is likely to swing this November.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2012
  • News Wrap: Northern India in the Dark after Power Grid Fails
    In other news Monday, in northern India business, transportation, and public utilities came to a halt after 370 million people lost power for hours. Also, North Korea faced torrential rain, which put large parts of the country under water.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2012
  • James Holmes Arraigned on 142 Charges
    James Holmes faces up to 142 charges for the theater shootings in Aurora, Colo. Gwen Ifill talks to Peter Banda of The Associated Press about Holmes' arraignment hearing. Plus, James Alan Fox of Northeastern University and reporter Dave Cullen discuss whether the suspect is different from other mass shooters.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2012
  • Civic Startups Introduce New Technology to Government
    More than 600 government workers, entrepreneurs and developers came together at this year's Next Generation of Government summit to get ideas for improving government operations.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2012
  • Impact of "Shuga" Happens When the Show is Over
    Launched in 2009, "Shuga" is a TV series airing on Africa's MTV Base as part of a campaign to spread the message about responsible sexual behaviour and HIV tolerance. The Partnership for an HIV-Free Generation's Lydia Murimi discusses how the show is able to promote dialogue surrounding HIV prevention and tolerance.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2012
  • Youth Engagement Played Major Role in "Shuga" success
    Launched in 2009, "Shuga" is a TV series airing on Africa's MTV Base as part of a campaign to spread the message about responsible sexual behaviour and HIV tolerance among the youth. The Partnership for an HIV-Free Generation's Lydia Murimi gives advice on how to engage the youth when dealing with HIV behavior change communication.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2012
  • Young Africans Are "Looking To Relate to Characters"
    Launched in 2009, "Shuga" is a TV series airing on Africa's MTV Base as part of a campaign to spread the message about responsible sexual behaviour and HIV tolerance among the youth. The Partnership for an HIV-Free Generation's Lydia Murimi talks about why African Youth have responded to the show in spreading the message about HIV prevention.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2012
  • Pushing Boundaries is Key for Promoting HIV Discussion
    Launched in 2009, "Shuga" is a TV series airing on Africa's MTV Base as part of a campaign to spread the message about responsible sexual behaviour and HIV tolerance. The Partnership for an HIV-Free Generation's Lydia Murimi discusses how realistic portrayals of youth and pushing boundaries on the show is key in promoting dialogue about HIV.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2012
  • In Africa, MTV's "Shuga" Promotes HIV Prevention Among Youth
    Launched in 2009, "Shuga" is a TV series airing on Africa's MTV Base as part of a campaign to spread the message about responsible sexual behaviour and HIV tolerance among the youth. The show became a runaway hit, airing in 70 countries worldwide including 22 African nations.The Partnership for an HIV-Free Generation's Lydia Murimi speaks with the NewsHour about the breakout series.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Double Header: Shields and Brooks on the Veepstakes
    In this week's Double Header Christina Bellantoni with Shields and Brooks discuss politics and sports.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2012
  • Murder Scandal Causes Fallout in China's Communist Party
    A year ago, Bo Xilai had been a rising Chinese politician in Chongqing Party. But all that changed after his wife was implicated and now indicted for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood. Margaret Warner talks to the Atlantic's James Fallows about the impact the trial will have on Chinese leadership in the near future.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2012
  • Chinese Politician's Wife Charged for Murder of Businessman
    Gu Kulai, a lawyer, businesswoman and wife of a fallen Chinese politico, has been officially charged for murdering Neil Heywood last November. Investigation reports released this week state that conflicts over economic interests were the motive for the crime. Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2012
  • Shields and Brooks on Economic Forecast, Campaign Ads
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including the effect of decelerating economic growth on campaign politics, Mitt Romney's overseas trip to London, Israel and Poland and recent Republican and Democrat campaign ad strategies.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2012

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