Thursday, July 19, 2012

  • Climate Change Strikes Especially Hard Blow to Native Americ
    Native Americans make up about one percent of the United States population, but they manage more than 95 million acres of land. Their reservations lie in some of the most diverse ecosystems in the country, ranging from Alaska to the coasts of Florida. And they are often on the frontlines of America's climate-related dangers.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

  • HIV-Positive Pastor: Churches 'Must Do More' in AIDS Fight
    When the Rev. Thabani Ndlovu told his congregation in this weather-beaten church in Zimbabwe that he's HIV-positive, the backlash was almost immediate. Hear him tell part of the story here.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2012
  • New Documentary Explores Challenges in Serving Uninsured
    Jeffrey Brown previews "The Waiting Room," a documentary that goes behind the scenes of an Oakland hospital's fight to survive in the recession and juggle patient needs that range from basic to life-threatening. Director Peter Nicks set out to profile a community but ended up with a larger story about health care in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2012
  • Swinomish Tribe Works to Adapt to Shrinking Salmon Supply
    Washington salmon depend on the cold water from glacial lakes to survive. But as temperatures increase and glaciers shrink, salmon populations are declining, threatening the way of life for the Swinomish Indians, also known as the "salmon people." In collaboration with KCTS-9's Earthfix Project, Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2012
  • Boy Scouts Uphold Policy to Exclude Gay Youth
    The Boy Scouts of America announced Tuesday it had reaffirmed its ban on openly gay youth and adults becoming scouts and leaders. Jeffrey Brown and the Los Angeles Times' Molly Hennessy-Fiske discuss why this decision is as much a business concern as it is one of values.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2012
  • Planning for the 2012 Olympics
    With a little more than a week till the Olympic opening ceremonies, issues such as transportation, weather and security have arisen. Gwen Ifill talks with Stephen Wilson of the Associated Press and Kevin Wamsley of Western University about whether organizers are fully prepared for the start of the games.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2012
  • Olympics Organizers Grapple with Security Concerns
    Organizers of the London Olympic Games face security concerns and unfinished opening ceremonies with only nine more days to go. Keir Simmons of Independent Television News has a report.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2012
  • News Wrap: Israel Blames Iran for Bus Attack
    In other news Wednesday, a bomb exploded on a bus transporting Israeli youth in a resort town in Bulgaria, killing at least six people. In Northern Afghanistan, the Taliban claimed responsibility for a bomb that damaged 22 NATO supply trucks.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2012
  • Eyes Turn to Political Transition in Syria
    With violence escalating in Damascus, some analysts consider the Syrian conflict at a tipping point. Judy Woodruff discusses likely political transitions for Syria with the U.S. Institute of Peace's Steven Heydemann and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's Frederic Wehrey.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2012
  • The Day After: Supporting the Democratic Transition in Syria
    Judy Woodruff talks with Steven Heydemann of the U.S. Institute of Peace and Frederic Wehrey from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about meeting with Syrian opposition leaders and developing options for confronting the challenges in Syria once the Assad regime falls.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2012
  • Bomb Kills Top Syrian Officials, Deals Blow to Assad Regime
    Bomb attacks at the Syrian national security headquarters killed members of President Bashar al-Assad's inner circle, including the defense minister and Assad's brother-in-law. Meanwhile, U.S. officials voiced concern about Syria's increasing instability and vulnerable chemical weapon sites. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2012
  • UNAIDS Head: Deaths Falling, But Crisis Still Overwhelming
    A new report on the global toll of AIDS finds real reason for optimism as researchers, politicians and patients prepare for the international AIDS conference in Washington next week. Gwen Ifill spoke with UNAIDS' executive director, Michel Sidebe', who issued today's findings.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2012
  • HIV and God: How A D.C. Church Is Battling an Epidemic
    Over the years, Bishop Alfred Owens of Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church in Washington D.C. has been working with his congregation to learn more about the HIV virus since it first came to his attention in 1987. He speaks with the Newshour about the church's evolving reaction to the disease.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2012
  • In Zimbabwe, AIDS Orphan Samuel Gono is One in a Million
    Roughly 38 percent of households in Zimbabwe are caring for foster and orphaned children. "Samuel Gono," whose real name cannot be published due to stigmatization issues in the country, lost both parents to AIDS and now lives with his ailing grandmother. Here, his uncle describes why he believes Samuel would receive better care in one of Zimbabwe's rare children's homes.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2012
  • The Retreating South Cascade Glacier in Washingon
    Images from 1956 to 2009 reveal the shrinking glacier and the changing landscape.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2012
  • Mexico's Vicente Fox: Legalize Drugs to Weaken Cartels
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox told a PBS SoCal reporter that the United States should legalize drugs to lessen use and remove funding for criminal cartels.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • For HIV Orphan, A Life Intertwined With The Disease
    John Johnson was eight years old when he first learned he was HIV positive and was 19 when his own mother also died of the disease. He describes how being HIV positive affected his life and has also inspired his future.*Subtitles were added due to audio difficulties.*
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2012
  • Legendary Bob Dylan Guitar Inspires Movement and Mystery
    A New Jersey woman thinks she's found the famous Fender Stratocaster that drew boos when Bob Dylan plugged in at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965. The singer disputes that claim. Jeffrey Brown interviews the host of the PBS show, History Detectives, which features the story on its season premiere tonight.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2012
  • In Panama, 'New Conquistadors' Protest Canadian Copper Mines
    In Panama, local groups have teamed up with environmental activists to halt the development of huge Canadian copper mines. In collaboration with CBC News in Canada and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Mellissa Fung reports on the project and the money and land at stake.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2012
  • What's Driving the Country's Most Coveted Voters?
    The presidential campaign is targeting swing states, including Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, New Hampshire, Virginia and Florida. Gwen Ifill interviews Anna Sale of WNYC's "It's a Free Country," who is traveling through the battleground states. They discuss who these voters are and the issues that drive them.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2012
  • Facing Drought, Farmers' Crops Taking Heat
    More than half of the country suffered drought in June, and farmers and their crops are taking a hard hit. David Beckman of Bread for the World and Brian Fuchs of the National Drought Mitigation Center discuss how disappointing corn yields have larger economic consequences for the world's hungriest people.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2012
  • States Plagued by Fiscal Problems, Pension Payments
    Grim findings from a task force come amid further setbacks to the nation's economic health. Jeffrey Brown discusses eroding revenues, state budget cuts and steep pension obligations with former New York Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch, the report's co-chair, and Susan Urahn of the Pew Center on the States.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2012
  • History Detectives Think They May Have Found a Rock Treasure
    Jeffrey Brown talks with Elyse Luray of PBS' History Detectives about their quest to discover whether a woman stumbled upon an actual guitar from Rock legend Bob Dylan.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2012
  • Swinomish Tribe Deals with Climate Change
    Swinomish tribe in Washington deals with climate change and how it has affected the salmon population.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

  • How to Be a Modern-Day Dictator
    What techniques do modern-day dictators use to control protestors? Hari Sreenivasan and Slate editor William Dobson discuss Dobson's new book, "The Dictator's Learning Curve," a portrait of how today's dictators are confronting and controlling democracy activists.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2012
  • Did GOP Money Man Sheldon Adelson Violate Bribery Law?
    One of the largest Republican donors in the 2012 election, gambling magnate Sheldon Adelson, is now under investigation for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, an anti-bribery law. Ray Suarez discusses the charges against Adelson with ProPublica managing editor Stephen Engelberg.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2012
  • Obama's Shift on Gay Marriage Lucrative for Campaign
    From California, correspondent Spencer Michels reports on how President Obama's public endorsement of same-sex marriage triggered a flood of support from the gay community -- which is now providing campaign support both in votes and in fundraising.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2012
  • Pew Study: More Viewers Choose YouTube for Breaking News
    The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism released a study Monday showing that news consumers are increasingly trading traditional media for YouTube. Jeffrey Brown discusses the challenges and opportunities traditional media sources now face with Pew's Tom Rosenstiel and The New York Times' Brian Stelter.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2012

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