Sunday, July 26, 2015

  • U.S. energy firms slash jobs as crude oil prices drop
    The recent 20 percent drop in crude oil prices might be saving you money at the gas pump, but it's now prompting job layoffs by U.S. energy companies. The Wall Street Journal's Lynn Cook joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the implications via Skype from Houston.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2015
    A pumpjack brings oil to the surface  in the Monterey Shale, California, April 29, 2013. The vast Monterey shale formation is estimated by the U.S. Energy Information Administration to hold 15 billion barrels of technically recoverable oil, or four times that of the Bakken formation centered on North Dakota. Most of that oil is not economically retrievable except by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a production-boosting technique in which large amounts of water, sand and chemicals are injected into shale formations to force hydrocarbon fuels to the surface. Picture taken April 29, 2013.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTXZ5IT
  • How Mediterranean fisherman are helping African migrants
    As the civil war worsens, more migrants are being smuggled off the shores of Libya and end up stranded in neighboring Tunisian waters, leaving it up to those working at sea to rescue them. Already this year, Tunisian fisherman and coast guards have saved more than 800 migrants, and their work continues as the region's mass exodus persists. Lisa Desai reports.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2015
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  • Exhibit chronicles manipulated news photos
    A New York exhibit chronicles prominent cases of images altered by journalists and asks: If seeing is believing, how often are you, the viewer or reader, being misled? Saskia de Melker reports.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2015
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Saturday, July 25, 2015

  • Should 'shared economy' workers be independent contractors?
    Unlike traditional employees, the country's many independent contractors, such as UberX drivers and TaskRabbit assistants who pick up work when they want it, have no guarantee of hourly wages or other benefits. But recent class-action lawsuits have alleged that many of the companies who employ these contractors are breaking the rules by misclassifying them as independent. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2015
    An Uber driver looks out of his vehicle next to New York City Hall while Uber riders and driver-partners take part in a rally on steps of the City Hall against proposed legislation limiting for-hire vehicles in New York June 30, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz - RTX1IHCV
  • What does Turkey's new military action against ISIS mean?
    For the first time, Turkey is joining United States-led airstrikes in Syria, targeting Islamic State extremists. The U.S. and NATO have pressured Turkey for months to join the military coalition against ISIS. Reuters reporter Ayla Jean Yackley joins Hari Sreenivasan from Istanbul to discuss Turkey's new military actions.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2015
    A Turkish Air Force A400M tactical transport aircraft is parked at Incirlik airbase in the southern city of Adana, Turkey, July 24, 2015. Turkey has agreed to allow U.S. planes to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants from the U.S. air base at Incirlik, close to the Syrian border, U.S. defense officials said on Thursday. The decision, disclosed a day after a telephone call between President Barack Obama and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, follows long-time reluctance by Ankara to become engaged in the fight against Islamist militants. Turkey has faced increasing insecurity along its 900-km (560-mile) border with Syria. REUTERS/Murad Sezer - RTX1LOPH

Friday, July 24, 2015

  • Shields and Brooks on guns, Iran, Clinton’s emails
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's news, including the recent wave of mass shootings, selling the Iran nuclear deal to Congress, and whether Hillary Clinton needs to worry about the latest round of email allegations.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2015
  • Aziz Ansari wants to help you find a mate. Seriously.
    In the modern world, romance is just a click away. Dating sites have sprung up, and the Internet and cell phones allow for quicker communication than ever before. This can make dating easier than ever, but also more awkward than ever. Comic Aziz Ansari chronicles all of this in his new book “Modern Romance.” Jeffrey Brown spoke to Ansari about the new work, and love in the modern age.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2015
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  • Are for-profit universities taking advantage of veterans?
    Since 2009, the G.I. Bill has paid up to $21,000 a year of college tuition for those who served in Iraq or Afghanistan. Much of that money, though, goes to for-profit schools, which award degrees some employers don’t recognize. Aaron Glantz of the Center for Investigative Reporting and “Reveal” reports.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2015
  • Why is it so difficult to stop mass shootings in the U.S.?
    Following recent mass shootings, we speak to author and advocate Mark Kelly, husband of congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in 2011, and Meghan Hoyer, part of the team at USA Today producing “Behind the Bloodshed: The untold story of America’s mass killing.” as part of our series, “Guns in America”.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2015
    A police officer stands at the entrance to a movie theatre, near flowers left for victims of a Thursday night shooting, in the theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana July 24, 2015. John Russell Houser, an Alabama drifter, opened fire inside the crowded movie theater, killing two women, police said, in the latest act of random gun violence to shock the United States. REUTERS/Lee Celano - RTX1LOGL
  • Shooting at movie theater kills two, injures nine
    A shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, has left two dead, and nine injured. The shooting comes in the wake of two recent mass shootings, one in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where four Marines and a sailor were killed, and another in Charleston, South Carolina, where nine members of the Charleston AME church were killed.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2015
    Officials stand by the scene outside the movie theatre where a man opened fire on film goers in Lafayette, Louisiana July 23, 2015. A gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Thursday evening, killing at least two persons and injuring nine others before taking his own life, according to a local ambulance company. The shooting took place during a 7 p.m. CDT (0000 GMT) showing of the film "Train Wreck" in a shooting that took place almost three years to the day after a movie theater rampage in Aurora, Colorado, police and media reported. REUTERS/Lee Celano - RTX1LLF9

Thursday, July 23, 2015

  • Boy’s defiance of bullies earns him a White House invite
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, 11-year-old Logan Fairbanks of Michigan got the VIP experience while on vacation in Washington with his family. Fairbanks had posted a video of himself reading cruel internet comments that bullies had posted about him, which caught the eye of Senior White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett, leading to a special White House invitation.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2015
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  • Alice Waters teaches slow food values in a fast food world
    Alice Waters, owner and former chef of the legendary Chez Panisse restaurant and maven of the slow food movement, says the best way to combat fast food culture is through “edible education.” Waters offers her Brief but Spectacular take on the benefits of cooking and inspiring young people to care about their food.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2015
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  • Ta-Nehisi Coates on history’s burden for African-Americans
    In his new book, “Between the World and Me,” Atlantic magazine columnist Ta-Nehisi Coates writes about the looming violence that African-Americans endure every day, in the form of a letter to his 14-year-old son. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Coates about the legacy of racism and white supremacy in America.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2015
  • 6 trends that corporations are paying attention to
    How do companies anticipate the trends that reshape their business and our culture? Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to long-term trend spotter DeeDee Gordon about what's gaining traction now, from gender fluidity to virtual reality.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2015
  • After major advances, barriers remain for disabled Americans
    Twenty-five years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, prohibiting employment discrimination and guaranteeing access to public places and transportation. For a look at the progress and the challenges, Judy Woodruff talks to U.S. Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann, Tatyana McFadden, a Paralympic wheelchair racer, and Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2015
    George Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; standing left  to right Reverend Harold Wilkie, Sandra Parrino of the National Council on Disability; seated left to right, Evan Kemp, Chairman of the Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission, George Bush, Justin Dart, Chairman of the 's Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities. Washington DC, USA, 26 July 1990. (Photo by Fotosearch/Getty Images).
  • Kerry defends Iran nuclear deal to lawmakers
    There were testy exchanges and blunt talk in a Senate hearing on the Iran nuclear agreement. Republicans criticized the deal, and suggested that even if it passes Congress, it could be rolled back by the next administration. Secretary of State John Kerry fought back, saying that the consequences of rejection would be a "big green light" for Iran to increase uranium enrichment. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2015
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington July 23, 2015. U.S. lawmakers skeptical about the nuclear deal with Iran promised to press senior Obama administration officials to make more information about it public at a Senate hearing on Thursday as Congress begins its two-month review of the agreement.
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  • Colorado program that reduces teen pregnancy in jeopardy
    For six years, the Colorado Family Planning Initiative has been providing free long-term birth control to teens and low-income women. The program has reduced unplanned teen pregnancies by 39 percent, and the abortion rate by 42 percent. The group has been lobbying for state funding, but Republican lawmakers have said no. Special correspondent Mary McCarthy reports.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2015
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  • News Wrap: Turkish soldier killed by Islamic State fire
    In our news wrap Thursday, Islamic State militants fired across the border from Syria into Turkey, killing one soldier and wounding two others. That comes days after a suicide attack killed 32 in a southeastern Turkish town. Also, prosecutors announced that results of Sandra Bland's autopsy show her injuries as consistent with suicide, not violent homicide.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

  • Here’s how hackers can turn off your car as you drive
    Driving on a highway in St. Louis, WIRED writer Andy Greenberg allowed himself to get car-hacked. Two researchers were able to remotely blast the stereo on his SUV, turn on the windshield wipers and kill the engine. Today, vehicles function almost like smartphones on wheels, but that convenience allows hackers to engage in wireless sabotage. Greenberg joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the dangers.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2015
  • You can now watch a century of historic newsreels on YouTube
    In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, 555,000 archival newsreel videos are being released by the Associated Press and British Movietone -- that's more than a million minutes of historic footage and quirky diversions, dating back to 1895.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2015
  • Two drugs show promise in slowing Alzheimer’s progression
    Two companies have announced new progress in the development of the first drugs to slow Alzheimer's disease. Researchers found the drugs helped reduce cognitive loss in patients with mild symptoms, but some observers say the improvements are too small and uncertain. Keith Fargo of the Alzheimer's Association joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the findings.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2015
    Keith Fargo of the Alzheimer's Association joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the findings.
  • Pulitzer winner wants his readers to question their limits
    When Gregory Pardlo found out he won the Pulitzer Prize for his book “Digest,” he thought there had been some mistake. Jeffrey Brown speaks to Pardlo -- the author of two collections but not previously well-known within the poetry community -- about finding his path as a writer.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2015
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  • Today's newest teachers face tough job odds, high turnover
    Is it a good time to become a teacher? Salaries haven't kept up with inflation, tenure is under attack and standardized test scores are being used to fire teachers. And that's if you get a job. Special correspondent for education John Merrow reports on the struggles for today's newly trained educators to find work and stay in the classroom.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2015
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  • Nazi hunter targets former labor camp guard in Denmark
    A leading Nazi hunter has urged authorities in Denmark to investigate 90-year-old Helmuth Rasboel, who was a guard at a forced labor camp where hundreds of Jews were murdered during World War II. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant talks with the former guard about the accusations, as well as Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff about why he believes in pursuing old Nazis to the grave.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2015
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  • Should Sandra Bland have been arrested?
    New video of Sandra Bland's traffic stop shows the aggressive arrest before she died in police custody in Texas. Gwen Ifill learns more about the investigation into Bland’s death and the officer’s conduct from Alana Rocha of The Texas Tribune.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2015
    Medics leave with equipment on a stretcher at Waller County Jail in Hempstead, Texas, July 13, 2015 in this still image taken from video provided by the Waller County Sheriff's Office. A Texas lawmaker who met with the family of a black woman found dead in her jail cell after her arrest following a routine traffic stop said on July 21, 2015 she should never have been in police custody in the first place. Democratic State Senator Royce West told a news conference there would be no cover-up in the investigation of the death of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old Chicago-area woman, three days after she was arrested in Prairie View, Texas, northwest of Houston.  REUTERS/Waller County Sheriff's Office/Handout via Reuters 


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

  • Rick Santorum on Iran's nuclear path, immigration economics
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum, a Republican presidential candidate, sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss his track record on national security and why he opposes the Iran nuclear agreement, navigating a crowded field of GOP contenders, how he thinks America can address high child poverty, plus his take on Donald Trump and the issue of immigration reform.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2015
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks to supporters at Savre Lanes in Menasha, Wisconsin, April 2, 2012. Santorum is in Wisconsin for the primary which happens April 3. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS) - RTR3096R
  • Shamed by a CEO, this mom became a health privacy advocate
    Deanna Fei was thrilled when her daughter, born premature at 25 weeks, came home from the hospital. Then, her husband’s boss – the CEO of AOL – claimed he was trimming workers’ retirement benefits because the company had spent too much money on medicals bills from “distressed babies.” William Brangham talks to Fei about the experience and her new memoir, “Girl in Glass.”
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2015
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  • Why some Americans are volunteering to fight IS
    The State Department estimates that more than 150 Americans, including some U.S. military veterans, have packed their bags and flown to Iraq and Syria to volunteer with forces fighting against the Islamic State militant group. Special correspondent Marcia Biggs reports on what’s driving these soldiers.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2015
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