Friday, April 29, 2016

  • Remixing a musical that brought new sounds and moves
    Almost everything has been forgotten about "Shuffle Along," the 1921 Broadway musical written, performed and directed by African Americans. But the production was hugely influential, altering the evolution of the art form. Now there's a new "Shuffle Along," a new musical about the original, starring Audra McDonald and choreography by Savion Glover. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2016
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

  • News Wrap: U.S. soldiers disciplined for accidental bombing
    In our news wrap Thursday, 16 U.S. military personnel, including a general, reportedly received administrative punishments for the mistaken bombing of a hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed 42. Also, Vice President Joe Biden made an unannounced visit to Iraq, hoping to resolve the political gridlock and corruption that have paralyzed the government’s efforts to combat the Islamic State.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2016
    U.S. Army General John Campbell, the commander of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, speaks beside a Kunduz city map during a news conference at Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, November 25, 2015. The U.S. investigation into a deadly Oct. 3 strike on a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz concluded it was a tragic accident caused primarily by human error, Campbell said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Massoud Hossaini/Pool - RTX1VT9Y
  • Hospitals and doctors in Aleppo 'difficult to replace'
    Twenty-seven people were reportedly killed by a suspected Syrian government airstrike on a hospital in Aleppo. Hari Sreenivasan learns more about the bombing and the medical facility that was targeted from Pablo Marco of Doctors Without Borders.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2016
    Children walk near garbage in the al-Jazmati neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, on April 22, 2016. Photo by Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters
  • Both parties bring delegate fight to Indiana primary
    For Sen. Ted Cruz, his presidential campaign is now all about Indiana and trying to stop Donald Trump. But it was a former congressional colleague who made headlines for criticizing Cruz, reports John Yang. Judy Woodruff talks with Domenico Montanaro of NPR about the delegate scramble going into the final contests and previews the Indiana primary with Brandon Smith of Indiana Public Radio.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz addresses a campaign rally where he announced Carly Fiorina as his running mate in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RTX2BYJL
  • How N.C.'s bathroom law sparked a business backlash
    North Carolina’s High Point Market is the largest furniture industry trade show in the world. But weeks before designers and retailers arrived, the state legislature passed a law on the use of bathrooms and discrimination targeted at LGBT people, sparking outrage and protests. Special correspondent Roben Farzad explores the economic fallout as the backlash and boycotts spread.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2016
    Protesters march to show their opposition against what they called 'Hate Bill 2,' which they urged lawmakers to repeal as legislators convened for a short session in Raleigh, North Carolina April 25, 2016. RREUTERS/Marti Maguire - RTX2BMD1
  • An inside look at Obama’s criminal justice reforms
    Top senators revealed a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill on Thursday that includes changes to sentencing guidelines for some offenders and the creation of reentry programs for newly released prisoners. The move comes as the Obama administration is pushing its own series of initiatives. Judy Woodruff talks to Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates for more on that effort.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2016
    U.S. Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) (L) and Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) participate in a news conference about proposed criminal sentencing reform legislation at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., April 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2C3DR
  • A bold plan to stop life from disappearing from the Earth
    Biologist and Pulitzer winner E.O. Wilson has spent his life studying animals and fighting for their conservation. As species go extinct at 1,000 times the normal rate thanks to human interference, Wilson’s new book “Half Earth” holds a bold plan to preserve the world’s biodiversity: set aside half of the entire planet for natural habitats. Jeffrey Brown talks to Wilson for more.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2016
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  • What it means to be unapologetically black
    As the hosts of BuzzFeed's popular “Another Round” podcast, Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton set out to break the mold and create a space where they didn’t have to filter their opinions for a white audience. Nigatu and Clayton give their ‪Brief But Spectacular take on creating media that’s unapologetically black.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2016
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

  • Race shifts toward conventions with Clinton, Trump leading
    Sweeping wins across the Northeast by front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have helped shift the primary race, going into its last leg. Reid Wilson of Morning Consult and Susan Page of USA Today join Judy Woodruff to discuss what Tuesday’s results mean for the candidates and how the nomination contest is shaping to finish.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at her five state primary night rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., April 26, 2016.        REUTERS/Dominick Reuter - RTX2BSZ0
  • When a player takes a hit, this sensor measures the blow
    What if coaches could know as soon as an athlete sustains a head injury? A startup in upstate New York has a wearable device that could help keep players safer by sending alerts and measuring hits as soon as they happen. Special correspondent Sasha-Ann Simons of WXXI and Innovation Trail reports.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2016
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  • How a Seattle murderer slipped through the cracks
    In 2009, Jennifer Hopper and Teresa Butz were attacked and sexually assaulted in their home; Butz did not survive. In “While the City Slept,” Eli Sanders, a Pulitzer winner for his reporting on the case, examines the troubled life of their attacker, a mentally ill man who had repeatedly slipped through the cracks of the mental health and justice systems. William Brangham talks to Sanders for more.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2016
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  • Analyzing Trump’s tough-talking foreign policy speech
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump articulated his foreign policy approach Wednesday morning, promising to always put American interests and security first. For two perspectives on Trump’s speech, Judy Woodruff talks with Trump foreign policy advisor Walid Phares and former State Department official Nicholas Burns.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, United States, April 27, 2016.  REUTERS/Jim Bourg - RTX2BXUW
  • Hastert faces sex abuse past in hush money case
    Dennis Hastert was once second-in-line for the presidency. But on Wednesday, the former speaker of the House was sentenced to 15 months behind bars for banking violations. During the hearing, Hastert admitted that he sexually abused minors decades ago. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Natasha Korecki of Politico for more on the case.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2016
    Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the Dirksen Federal courthouse for his scheduled sentencing hearing in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. April 27, 2016.  REUTERS/Frank Polich - RTX2BVKZ
  • News Wrap: Supreme Court hears McDonnell corruption appeal
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s corruption appeal with seeming sympathy, as both liberal and conservative justices suggested the federal bribery law is too broad. Also, House Speaker Paul Ryan suggested the White House asked for too much money to combat Zika virus, likely delaying a decision on the matter until after the upcoming recess.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2016
    Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is trailed by reporters as he departs after his appeal of his 2014 corruption conviction was heard at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S. April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2BWZH
  • Trump shares worldview as Cruz rolls out running mate
    Donald Trump talked foreign policy in a speech in Washington, a day after sweeping all five Northeast primaries and going after Hillary Clinton for "playing the woman card." Rival Sen. Ted Cruz meanwhile vowed to fight on, with a big campaign announcement. And Sen. Bernie Sanders showed no signs of quitting despite Clinton's nearly insurmountable delegate lead. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz stands with Carly Fiorina after he announced Fiorina as his running mate at a campaign rally in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY  - RTX2BYKI
  • The shock of finally seeing the full spectrum of emotion
    A medical procedure used to diagnose damage from brain injuries may also help some autistic patients make connections and understand emotions they’ve never experienced. Author John Robison underwent that experimental therapy, detailed in a new memoir, “Switched On.” Hari Sreenivasan talks with Robison about his experience.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2016
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

  • Will Northeast primaries help front-runners seal the win?
    Five Northeastern states go to cast their primary ballots on Tuesday. While front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hope to run up big margins and big delegate wins, Sen. Bernie Sanders insisted he would continue campaigning no matter the night’s outcome. Judy Woodruff talks to Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Dave Davies of WHYY for more.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S. April 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTX2BMW5
  • These key decisions can shape your post-college destiny
    This time of year, high school seniors and their families are thinking about where they’ll be headed to college in the fall. In “There Is Life After College,” author Jeffrey Selingo examines how one’s post-college years are influenced by crucial choices made before students even enroll. Selingo sits down with William Brangham for a conversation.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2016
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  • Artist turns Chicago’s empty spaces into positive change
    An internationally recognized artist, Theaster Gates is well versed on how to shape materials into meaningful forms. But Gates applies those principles to more than just art -- he’s also a renowned urban developer who shapes downtrodden neighborhoods into community gathering places and low-cost housing. Gates joins Jeffrey Brown to explore the intersection of art and activism.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2016
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  • Why assassins are hunting these Burundian refugees in Kenya
    One year ago, Burundi's president announced he was running for a third term, which triggered a failed coup, protests and a violent crackdown. Hundreds died and at least 220,000 have left the country. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports from Nairobi, where some Burundian refugees from the opposition have fled for safety, but instead are being hunted down by men sent by the government.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2016
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  • Why going green is growing on U.S. farmers
    The U.S. agriculture industry used enough energy in 2011 to power a state the size of Iowa for a year. Today, as renewable energy becomes cheaper and more accessible, many farmers are committed to going green, both as a means of cutting costs and for the sake of future generations. Harvest Public Media’s Grant Gerlock reports on how and why farmers are keeping fossil fuels out of the cornfield.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2016
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Monday, April 25, 2016

  • Can environmentalism become a bipartisan movement again?
    Though now one of the most politically divisive issues in the country, the environmental movement once enjoyed strong support from both Democrats and Republicans. In his new book “Getting to Green,” author Fred Rich asserts that a return to those bipartisan roots is key for future success. Rich joins Hari Sreenivasan for more.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
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  • Trump rails against rivals’ deal to step aside
    Donald Trump stepped up the insults of his Republican competitors after news of a non-compete agreement between Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz, in a bid to deprive Trump of a majority of delegates going into this summer's convention. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S., April 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Dominick Reuter - RTX2BMFZ
  • Can a Cruz-Kasich alliance stop Donald Trump?
    Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest in politics, including whether Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich’s unlikely alliance against Donald Trump will work, the path forward for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s campaign and how Hillary Clinton is aiming to position herself as a contrast to Trump.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
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  • Maryland voters torn over tight Democratic Senate fight
    Voters will go to the polls in five East Coast state primaries on Tuesday. But in Maryland, it’s the Democratic primary race between Rep. Chris Van Hollen and Rep. Donna Edwards to replace longtime Sen. Barbara Mikulski that’s dominating the headlines -- and exposing some of the same establishment-outsider divisions playing out on the national stage. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
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  • How politics got in the way of needed Nepal earthquake aid
    One year ago, the first of two massive earthquakes ripped through Nepal, killing more than 8,000 people. Some $4 billion of assistance was pledged to the rebuilding effort, but political gridlock and corruption have left the displaced survivors to largely fend for themselves. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
    A woman walks out from her house damaged during the 2015 earthquakes in Bhaktapur, Nepal, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2BJHQ
  • With ‘Lemonade,’ Beyonce shows she’s an artist in control
    Pop sensation Beyonce’s sixth studio album, “Lemonade,” made an immediate impact with its innovative release as a visual album on HBO and through the music streaming service Tidal. For more on the groundbreaking work, which addresses both her personal troubles and the larger history of black women, Jeffrey Brown talks to Salamishah Tillet of the University of Pennsylvania.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
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Sunday, April 24, 2016

  • Saudi Arabia rethinks dependence on oil revenue
    After a slump in global oil prices, Saudi Arabia’s monarchy is expected to announce a new vision for economic and political reform. Saudi Arabia is the world’s second largest oil producer behind the U.S. and is being forced to rethink its reliance on oil money. Editor of Foreign Policy magazine David Rothkopf joins Megan Thompson for more insight.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2016
    An old fuel pump is seen during early hours in desert near the village of Sila, at the UAE-Saudi border, south of Eastern province of Khobar, Saudi Arabia January 29, 2016. Picture taken January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed - RTX25D6H

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