Monday, April 27, 2015

  • Two families, opposite views of the gay marriage legal fight
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear cases from four states that currently have gay marriage bans: Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky. The NewsHour talked to two different Kentucky families whose personal stories launched the court case.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2015
  • Will Freddie Gray’s death provoke changes in Baltimore?
    Hours after a funeral for Freddie Gray -- a young man who died in Baltimore police custody -- violence and looting broke out, resulting in injuries of about a half dozen officers. Judy Woodruff talks to special correspondent Jackie Judd about the memorial for Gray and whether his death with result in change for the city.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2015
    Freddie Gray's casket leaves the New Shiloh Baptist Church during his funeral in Baltimore
  • Kareem James Abu-Zeid reads 'Sleeping in Gaza'
    Kareem James Abu-Zeid reads his translation of Najwan Darwish's poem "Sleeping in Gaza" from his collection "Nothing More To Lose" at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Minneapolis.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2015
    Kareem Abu Zeid

Sunday, April 26, 2015

  • How Israel became a leader in water use in the Middle East
    Over the past few years in Israel, the country's water shortage has become a surplus. Through a combination of conservation, reuse and desalination, the country now has more water than it needs. And that could translate to political progress for the country in the Middle East, one of the most water-stressed regions in the world. NewsHour's Martin Fletcher reports.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2015
  • Why are more women dying from childbirth in the U.S.?
    The United States is the only advanced economy in the world with an increasing number of women who die in childbirth. In fact, a woman giving birth in the U.S. is twice as likely to die than in Saudi Arabia and three times as likely than in the United Kingdom. Danielle Paquette, a reporter for The Washington Post, joins Alison Stewart to discuss the startling health crisis.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2015
    Lifestyle During Pregnancy
  • Protesters in Baltimore clash with police over Freddie Gray
    Demonstrations in Baltimore, Maryland, over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray turned violent Saturday night when protesters clashed with police. Authorities arrested 12 people and one officer was injured on the heels of the biggest protest in the city since Gray died from injuries while in police custody. Baltimore Sun reporter Luke Broadwater joins Alison Stewart to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2015
    A demonstrator raises his arms as he faces law enforcement officers near Baltimore Police Department Western District during a protest against the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, in Baltimore
  • See Obama's zingers at the White House Correspondents Dinner
    Saturday night was the White House Correspondents' Dinner, an event honoring Washington journalists for their work. But it's better known as the night when the Commander in Chief tries to become the Comedian in Chief. Here are some of the jokes from President Obama's speech.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama arrives at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner
  • Victims pack hospitals in Nepal after buildings 'pancaked'
    After a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing more than 1,500 people and sparking panic in the streets, residents are suffering through the aftermath. Ellen Barry, the South Asian bureau chief for The New York Times joins Alison Stewart via Skype from New Delhi, India, to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

  • Could Israel's water technology ease California's drought?
    Could the technology used in Israel that successfully turned the country's water shortage into a surplus be implemented in California to ease the state's drought? KQED Public Media reporter Daniel Potter joins Alison Stewart via Skype from San Francisco to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2015
    California's Central Valley Heavily Impacted By Severe Drought
  • Are police responsible for the death of Freddie Gray?
    Protesters in Baltimore, Maryland, took to the streets Saturday for what they promised would be their biggest march yet after near-daily demonstrations this week over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died from injuries while in police custody. For more about the investigation into his death, Baltimore Sun reporter Luke Broadwater joins Alison Stewart.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2015
    Captain Erik Pecha of the Baltimore Police Department chats with a young demonstrator in front of the Baltimore Police Department Western District station during a protest against the death in police custody of Freddie Gray in Baltimore on April 23, 2015. Photo by Sait Serkan Gurbuz/Reuters
  • Art exhibit lets blind visitors touch masterpieces in Madrid
    An exhibition, “Touching the Prado” at the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain, is designed to give the blind or those with limited sight an opportunity to create a mental image of a painting by feeling it. Alison Stewart reports.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2015
    Paintings For Vision-Impaired People At The Prado Museum
  • How New York is bringing families out of the digital dark
    There are more than 730,000 homes in New York City without broadband access. And because the Internet today is the gateway to everything from education to the economy, the city is trying to bring those families out of the digital dark. But Internet access requires more than a connection for cash-strapped families. It has to be affordable, too. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

  • Are ‘signature strikes’ on al-Qaida still necessary?
    Just how effective and precise can drone warfare be in fighting terrorists? Judy Woodruff talks to Greg Miller of the Washington Post about how the U.S. government deploys so-called “signature strikes” and the risk they pose to civilians.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2015
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  • Shields and Brooks on accidental drone deaths
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the accidental drone deaths of two hostages in Pakistan, questions about the Clinton Foundation and potential conflicts of interest, plus which Republican 2016 contenders are gaining traction.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2015
  • 25 years ago, the Hubble telescope 'needed glasses'
    Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has sent back more than a million observations and amazing images, offering scientists and stargazers an unmatched window to the universe. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Judy Woodruff to celebrate Hubble’s 25th anniversary and why it started off with fuzzy vision.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2015
    Composite image handout of the spiral galaxy NGC 4258
  • Why Turkey doesn’t use the word ‘genocide’ for Armenia
    The Turkish government has rejected the term “genocide” to describe the mass killing of Armenians 100 years ago, a stance that has sparked criticism and protest. For two perspectives on the history and meaning today, Jeffrey Brown talks to Soner Cagaptay of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Hrach Gregorian of American University.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2015
    Demonstrators attend a torch-bearing march marking the centenary of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in Yerevan
  • Jon Krakauer tackles campus rape in ‘typical’ college town
    In many ways, Missoula, Montana, is a typical American college town. Now it’s the setting of author and journalist Jon Krakauer’s new investigative book, which dissects a series of student sexual assault cases and the challenges of prosecuting certain abusers. Krakauer joins Jeffrey Brown for a conversation.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2015
    missoula book cover
  • How maps packed with data help scientists fight malaria
    High-tech maps may help researchers understand and predict disease outbreaks like malaria, an illness that kills between 600,000 and 1 million people each year. Scientists have begun using temperatures, rainfall patterns and other data to better target areas most at risk. Special correspondent Spencer Michaels reports on other potential applications of these tools.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2015
    POWER MAP_Monitor

Thursday, April 23, 2015

  • Turning Shakespeare's sonnets into short films
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, we celebrate the anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth -- and death -- with some of the Bard’s sonnets, transformed into short films by the New York Shakespeare Exchange.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2015
  • How Barney Frank used government to fight inequality
    For more than half a century, Barney Frank was one of America's loudest voices for progressive policies, both financial and social. Economics correspondent Paul Solman spends a day in Boston with the famous former lawmaker and financial reformer to discuss his new memoir, “Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage.”
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2015
    FRANK TALK monitor Barney Frank
  • Photographer connects Armenians displaced around the world
    One hundred years ago this week, thousands of Armenians were rounded up in modern-day Turkey and deported or executed -- just the beginning of a mass elimination of Armenian Christians. Margaret Warner sits down with Armenian-American photographer Scout Tufankjian, who has spent years photographing and interviewing members of the Armenian community around the world.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2015
  • The quiet revolution behind the word ‘transgender’
    Alex Myers grew up as Alice, a girl, in rural Maine. In the mid-'90s, during the summer between junior and senior years at boarding school, Alice came out as transgender, starting the process of embracing his true gender identity. Once the first transgender graduate of Harvard University, today Myers, a writer and professor, takes his story to high school and college campuses. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2015
    alex transgender piece
  • Will conflict of interest questions hurt Clinton’s campaign?
    According to The New York Times, a uranium company that donated millions to the Clinton Foundation sought approval during Hillary Clinton's State Department tenure to sell control to Russia. Also, Reuters reported that the Clinton Foundation is re-filing tax returns due to errors. Judy Woodruff learns more from Carolyn Ryan of The New York Times and Jonathan Allen of Reuters.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2015
    MONEY TRAIL monitor hillary clinton
  • Understanding the failures that led to the death of hostages
    Revelations about the accidental deaths of two hostages by a U.S. drone in Pakistan raises questions about American war tactics and casualties. Gwen Ifill leads a discussion with Adam Entous of The Wall Street Journal, Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, and Rep. John Delaney, D-Md.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2015
    Screen image of Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto
  • How a label can empower the transgender community
    Author Alex Myers spoke at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut at the school's fifth annual gay-straight alliance conference. He's the first conference presenter to be transgender.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

  • Crime ring busted for stealing valuable Kentucky bourbon
    In 2013, 200 bottles of valuable Pappy Van Winkle bourbon whiskey were stolen from a locked and secure distillery in Kentucky. On Tuesday, authorities said they found a bourbon crime ring connected with the heist; nine people were indicted for taking more than $100,000 worth of whiskey, including the Van Winkle. Jeffrey Brown learns more about the case from Sheriff Pat Melton of Franklin County.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2015
  • The sister soldiers who assisted Special Ops in Afghanistan
    In Afghanistan, an elite band of female U.S. soldiers were deployed on risky night raids with one of the toughest special operations units. Margaret Warner talks to Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, who recounts their story in her book, “Ashley’s War.”
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2015
    lemmon book cover
  • Mega canal project threatens to uproot Nicaragua’s farmers
    A Chinese-financed shipping canal in the works to connect Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast to the Caribbean would dwarf Panama’s famous waterway. But while Nicaraguan officials say the project will create much-needed jobs, human rights advocates and environmental groups are protesting the construction. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the controversy.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2015
    china canal