Sunday, October 27, 2013

  • Saudi women drivers face uncertain future
    Women fighting for the right to drive in Saudi Arabia are working to sort through multiple reports about women arrested or stopped for driving before taking their next step. Hala Al Dosari, a women's rights activist in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah said she has seen pictures and video from more than 50 women participating in a movement defying the country's de facto ban on driving on Oct. 26.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2013
  • Post report finds fraud, embezzlement at non-profits
    A startling report in today's Washington Post shows more than 1,000 of the nation's nonprofit organizations have each acknowledged losses of a quarter million dollars or more because of theft, investment fraud, embezzlement or other unauthorized use of funds. Joe Stephens, an investigative reporter for the Post and the co-author of the piece joins NewsHour from Washington D.C.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2013
  • What are the chances for immigration reform in 2013?
    Just how significant is the announcement out of California that a Republican congressman will co-sponsor legislation providing a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented people living in the country? Alan Gomez, who reports on immigration issues for USA Today, joins Hari Sreenivasan for more.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2013
  • The SEC, general solicitation and the pickle man
    For the first time in decades, private companies and business owners will be allowed to take out public advertisements to attract potential investors. But not everything about this new provision is as simple as it sounds. We spoke with Rick Field, founder of pickle company Rick's Picks about what the new rules about general solicitation mean to him and how he's using them to grow his business.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2013
  • Raising start-up cash in the 21st century
    Karla Murthy reports on new potential uses of 'crowdfunding' - raising a large pool of money from many small contributions online. Thanks to the bipartisan JOBS Act entrepreneurs will soon be able to use this method to raise investment capital. Supporters think the provision could be a key to spurring more entrepreneurship, economic growth, and job creation. But is it a good idea for investors?
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013

  • What does piracy off Nigeria mean for global business?
    Hari Sreenivasan speaks with maritime risk consultant Michael Frodl about the recent capture of two Americans off of the coast of Nigeria by armed pirates, and what economic and political implications a rescue could entail.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2013
  • Saudi women take to the road
    Women in Saudi Arabia stood up to authorities Saturday by breaking a ban on driving. The rule stems from conservative religious customs and isn't written in law -- but that hasn't stopped police from arresting women who get behind the wheel.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2013
    October 26, 2013
  • Secret weapon against hacking -- college students
    On Saturday NewsHour Weekend goes inside the high-tech criminal mind. It's no secret that cybercriminals are stealing personal information and credit card numbers by hacking into corporate and government computers. One school in Pittsburgh is training the next generation of cybersecurity experts to fight off the bad guys -- by teaching them to think the same way.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2013
  • Paradise found: Hawaiian agriculture from sugar to seeds
    Hawaii's climate allows for multiple crop yields each year. Get a brief overview of Hawaiian industrial agricultural history from the cane fields of the 19th century to today's international seed business.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

  • Armen Keteyian, author of "The System"
    Armen Keteyian talks to Jeffrey brown about his new book "The System" on the corruption in collegiate football.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2013
  • Buying into college football: the system behind the sport
    The new book, "The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football," offers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the costly -- and often unprofitable -- practices behind the sport, including extreme salaries for coaches and treating players like commodities. Jeffrey Brown talks to author Armen Keteyian.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2013
  • Shields, Brooks on glitchy website, spying on friends
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's top political news, including who's to blame for the launch of the glitchy health care website, how U.S. spying allegations may have damaged trust between the U.S. and its allies and soul-searching for the GOP.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2013
  • Survivors of Sandy ditch N.Y. to prepare for doomsday
    Some Hurricane Sandy survivors have begun to study up on "doomsday prepping" in case another environmental disaster hits. City slickers by day, survivalists in the NYC Preppers Network head up to the Catskill Mountains on the weekends, armed with just the basics to practice living off the land. Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2013
  • Shields, Brooks on Acela eavesdropping and the World Series
    When the stars line up and columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks, and Hari Sreenivasan can all be on the same space-time continuum, we join up for the Doubleheader.This week they begin with the eavesdropping incident heard around the Twittersphere. We move on to Stephen Colbert's suggestion that Shields and Brooks mud wrestle, plus the gentlemen's picks for the World Series.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2013
  • FDA plan to limit painkillers may impact those who need them
    While millions of people use prescription painkillers for relief, their abuse has reached epidemic levels in some places. To combat rising addiction rates, the FDA has a new plan to limit the distribution of pain meds, specifically containing hydrocodone. Hari Sreenivasan gets more from Barry Meier of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2013
  • How U.S. spying revelations affect diplomacy
    Revelations that the NSA has collected phone and email data from our European allies has created a "serious and awkward diplomatic problem" for the U.S. Former CIA official Philip Mudd and P.J. Crowley, former assistant secretary of state, join Ray Suarez to discuss the diplomatic ramifications.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2013
  • Fallout from NSA leaks threaten trust at home and abroad
    The controversy unleashed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden began in June when The Guardian newspaper first reported on leaks about U.S. monitoring of phone calls. Since then, information about the NSA's surveillance have threatened trust at home and relationships with U.S. allies abroad. Ray Suarez recaps the revelations.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2013
  • News Wrap: HealthCare.gov official says glitches end by Nov.
    In our news wrap Friday, the spokesman for the insurance exchange website HealthCare.gov announced most of the tech troubles will be cleared up by the end of November. Also, demolition began at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults last December.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2013
  • Merkel, Hollande call for 'no spying' agreement with U.S.
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande called for a "no spying" agreement with the U.S. after reports that the NSA monitored and collected phone data from their countries. A State Department spokeswoman said the Obama administration is ready to discuss the issue. Kwame Holman reports.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2013
  • Billy Collins reads 'Cheerios'
    Billy Collins reads a poem titled "Cheerios" from his new collection "Aimless Love."
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2013
  • Billy Collins on '"Aimless Love' and the humor in his poetry
    Billy Collins talks to NewsHour chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown about his new collection, "Aimless Love" and how he learned to include humor in his poetry.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2013
  • Billy Collins reads "A Dog on His Master"
    Billy Collins reads "A Dog on His Master" from his new collection, " Aimless Love."
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

  • Protesters resort to self-immolation over China development
    To keep up with the huge boom in urban development, China has knocked down villages to make way for new cities, sometimes without consent. When one farmer's demands for compensation were not met, he resorted to setting himself on fire, and he's not the only one to do so. Hari Sreenivasan gets details from Frank Langfitt of NPR.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2013
  • GOP can gain from 'adhering to principles,' says Gillespie
    Despite the political hit Republicans took from the shutdown, former GOP chair Ed Gillespie is optimistic his party can make headway on issues like immigration reform and entitlements, and win back the majority if they can reduce friction in their coalition. Gwen Ifill talks to Gillespie about the outlook for the next election.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2013
  • Parents study how to improve college prospects for kids
    While their elementary school-aged kids are being taught the basics of reading and math, some parents are learning how to prioritize their prospects for higher education. The NewsHour's April Brown reports on the "Parent College" program that is working to improve graduation rates for underprivileged students in Los Angeles.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2013
  • EPA chief on maintaining a 'diverse energy mix' for America
    In June, the Obama administration called for new pollution standards for power plants, and the new EPA administrator, Gina McCarthy, has followed through with a proposal for new rules. Ray Suarez reports on pushback from the coal industry, while Judy Woodruff talks to McCarthy about pollution and energy priorities.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2013
  • Merkel: U.S. spying on friends is 'not acceptable'
    At a European Union summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel characterized the reported American monitoring of her cellphone as a "severe breach of trust." Jeffrey Brown gets background from Margaret Warner and Luke Baker of Reuters about how European leaders are responding to U.S. spying allegations.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2013
  • HealthCare.gov contractors warned of glitches before launch
    The contractors behind the development of HealthCare.gov testified before a House committee that they warned officials the insurance exchange site was not properly tested before it went live. Meanwhile the White House announced that insurance seekers will now have until March 31 to sign up for coverage. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2013

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