Wednesday, June 10, 2015

  • Rising sea levels threaten Florida’s Everglades
    Climate change is already impacting one of the most unique habitats in the world: Florida’s Everglades. Millions in South Florida depend on the vast watershed, once dubbed the “river of grass,” not to mention the hundreds of species of animals and plants that for centuries have called the Everglades home. Special correspondent Mike Taibbi reports.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2015
    An alligator suns itself along the Anhinga Trail at Everglades National Park, Florida April 22, 2015. U.S. President Barack Obama is visiting the subtropical swamps of the park on Wednesday, part of a push to get Americans thinking and talking about the damage climate change is causing close to home. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX19VED
  • Powerful new class of cholesterol drugs offers hope
    More than 30 million Americans take statins to lower their cholesterol, according to estimates. But these popular drugs don't work for everyone. Now the FDA may be poised to approve a powerful new class of drugs that can attack cholesterol levels in a different way. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Dr. Steven Nissen of the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Harlan Krumholz of the Yale School of Medicine.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2015
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  • Can Obama’s plan ‘defeat and destroy’ the Islamic State?
    The White House has announced it will send more troops to fight the Islamic State group in Iraq. To discuss the multi-front war with the militants, Judy Woodruff talks to Michèle Flournoy of the Center for a New American Security, retired Col. Andrew Bacevich of Boston University, former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and retired Gen. Anthony Zinni, former commander of the U.S. Central Command.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2015
    Iraqi soldiers train with members of the U.S. Army 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, at Camp Taji, Iraq, in this U.S. Army photo released June 2, 2015. The United States is expected to announce on Wednesday plans for a new military base in Iraq's Anbar province and the deployment of around 400 additional U.S. trainers to help Iraqi forces in the fight against Islamic State, a U.S. official said.  

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

  • Newly discovered footage of Amelia Earhart unearthed
    In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, long lost footage of aviation trailblazer Amelia Earhart has resurfaced in conjunction with the release of a new book, “Amelia Earhart’s Last Photo Shoot.” The three-minute recording is believed to be the final film of Earhart before her plane disappeared during an attempt to fly around the world.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2015
  • 'Comma Queen' offers a guide for the grammatically insecure
    In "Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen," Mary Norris recounts a life of grammatical grief and glory as a copy editor for The New Yorker. Norris joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the magazine’s style standards, and whether she's worried about language and literature in the age of spell check and autocorrect.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2015
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  • Are marijuana growers sucking California dry?
    Thousands of marijuana farms are depleting California's streams at the height of a historic drought, according to state scientists. Special correspondent Spencer Michels follows along as game wardens, biologists and engineers go in search of marijuana on privately-owned lands -- not to eradicate the plants, but to see if growers are stealing and polluting water.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2015
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  • How TSA can improve airport security effectiveness
    The U.S. Senate took a hard look at airport security after a damning report found that fake explosives, weapons and other banned items went unnoticed in 67 of 70 tests, while another report found that the TSA failed to identify 73 employees with unspecified links to terrorism. Judy Woodruff discusses the lapses with Jack Riley of RAND National Security Research Division.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2015
    Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers inspect luggage at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California March 4, 2013. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Monday cautioned airline passengers to get to the airport extra early because U.S. spending cuts have already led to long lines at some security checkpoints, and said the coming furloughs will only make the situation worse. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni  (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS) - RTR3EKSD
  • Are kids getting shortchanged by easier-to-earn diplomas?
    While high school graduation rates have climbed steadily the last decade to an all-time high, a new investigation by NPR finds reasons to question the increases. Federal data show 81 percent of students finish, but the value of a high school diploma can vary widely depending on the state and the student’s path. William Brangham learns more from Anya Kamenetz, lead education blogger for NPR.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2015
  • Ambassador: Iraq can’t wait years to defeat Islamic State
    How does Baghdad see the ongoing battle against the Islamic State? Judy Woodruff interviews Iraqi Ambassador Lukman Faily about his nation’s urgent, “existential” fight against the militant group and the role and responsibility of the United States.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2015
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  • Hastert pleads not guilty to fraud charges
    In Chicago, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert pleaded not guilty to charges that he paid out millions in hush money and lied about it to the FBI. William Brangham learns more about Hastert’s day in court from Jon Seidel of the Chicago Sun-Times.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2015
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  • News Wrap: Texas cop resigns over pool party incident
    In our news wrap Tuesday, an attorney for Eric Casebolt says the Texas police officer is quitting the McKinney police force amid a national furor over his conduct in response to a disturbance at a neighborhood pool party. Also, a federal appeals court in New Orleans upheld key provisions of a strict abortion law in Texas. Abortion rights supporters say they'll appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2015
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Monday, June 8, 2015

  • Why are Russian trolls spreading online hoaxes in the U.S.?
    In St. Petersburg, a shadowy Russian organization called the Internet Research Agency hires trolls to spread propaganda and hoaxes online. Jeffrey Brown interviews Adrian Chen of The New York Times Magazine about what he’s discovered about the group.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2015
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  • Is Turkey headed for political instability?
    President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was counting on election gains for his party, but instead the AKP Party lost their majority, raising uncertainty about Turkey’s political future. What do the surprising results mean for the nation, the region and for the U.S.? Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Gönül Tol of the Middle East Institute and David Ignatius of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2015
    Supporters of the Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) cheer next to flags with a picture the jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan during a gathering to celebrate their party's victory during the parliamentary election, in Istanbul, Turkey, June 8, 2015. Turkey faced the prospect of weeks of political turmoil after the ruling AK Party lost its parliamentary majority in weekend polls, dealing a blow to President Tayyip Erdogan's ambitions to acquire sweeping new powers.  REUTERS/Murad Sezer  - RTX1FO7L
  • Turkish election ushers in uncertainty
    Despite ambitions to expand his power in through Turkey's parliamentary elections, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP Party failed to hold onto its majority. While Turkey's deputy prime minister said the AKP will try to form a coalition government, all of the other parties have said they will not go along. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2015
  • GOP candidates take different stances on national security
    Our political analysts are back start the week with a 2016 campaign debrief. NPR’s White House correspondent Tamara Keith and USA Today’s Washington bureau chief Susan Page join Judy Woodruff to discuss Republican candidates in Iowa over the weekend, Hillary Clinton’s stance on voting rights and the threat that is Bernie Sanders.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2015
  • How 'Serial' shined a light on our troubled justice system
    It’s a true crime story that captivated a nation more than 15 years after it happened: Adnan Syed is serving a life sentence after being convicted of the 1999 of killing his high school girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, in Baltimore. William Brangham examines how the podcast “Serial” raised questions about Syed’s defense, and how the case continues to make news.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2015
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  • Texas community questions police use of force at pool party
    A video capturing a white policeman pushing a unarmed black girl in a swimsuit and pointing his gun at other black teens has sent ripples of outrage through a Dallas suburb and across the country. Police had been called to a neighborhood pool party on Friday, where some say the use of force was over the top. William Brangham talks to Leona Allen of The Dallas Morning News.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2015
  • How did two killers escape from maximum security?
    In upstate New York, two prisoners from the state's largest maximum security prison were discovered missing Saturday. Since then, police have swept the town and countryside, searching for the two convicted murdered who cut through cement walls and steel gratings to emerge from a manhole outside the prison's walls. William Brangham talks to Jesse McKinley of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2015
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  • News Wrap: Former SC cop indicted for black suspect’s murder
    In our news wrap Monday, a grand jury indicted former policeman Michael Slager for killing a black man, Walter Scott, as he tried to run away. The prosecutor says a video of the shooting will be key to the trial. Also, President Obama acknowledged setbacks in Iraq in the fight against the Islamic State militant group, conceding that there is no full plan in place to train the Iraqis.
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Sunday, June 7, 2015

  • Early results indicate Erdogan’s super majority dreams done
    An interesting turn of events in Turkey's parliamentary election: The ruling party was favored to win big, but early results show it could end up losing its majority altogether. Steven Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations joins Alison Stewart via Skype with analysis of the early results.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2015
    Supporters wave Turkish national and party flags outside the AK Party headquarters in Ankara, Turkey, June 7, 2015. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's hopes of assuming greater powers suffered a serious blow on Sunday when the ruling AK Party failed to win an outright majority in a parliamentary election, partial results showed. With 94 percent of ballots counted, the AKP had taken 41 percent of the vote, according to broadcaster CNN Turk, a result which will leave it struggling to form a stable government for the first time since it came to power more than a decade ago. REUTERS/Umit Bektas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
  • Greece and Russia dominate the G-7 summit 2-day talks
    At the very start of the G-7 summit, President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced they're united in standing up to Russian aggression in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin was not invited to the summit. But, with only two days to meet, what can the group really accomplish? WSJ's Anton Troianovski joins Alison Stewart via Skype with more on the summit in Germany.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's President Francois Hollande (L-R) attend a working dinner at a G7 summit at the hotel castle Elmau in Kruen, Germany, June 7, 2015. Leaders from the Group of Seven (G7) industrial nations met on Sunday in the Bavarian Alps for a summit overshadowed by Greece's debt crisis and ongoing violence in Ukraine. Photo by Michael Kappeler/REUTERS

Saturday, June 6, 2015

  • Can Nigeria's new president wipe out Boko Haram?
    The week after the inauguration Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's new president, was marred by a series of attacks, all blamed on the Islamic militant group Boko Haram. But President Buhari has vowed to eradicate the group. The Wall Street Journal's Drew Hinshaw joins Alison Stewart via Skype from Accra, Ghana.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2015
    Nigeria's President-elect Muhammadu Buhari departs after meeting with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street in London, England, May 23, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall - RTX1E7E7
  • What Gawker's vote to unionize means for the media industry
    For the first time ever, workers at a major online media outlet, Gawker Media, voted earlier this week in a landslide to unionize. Gabriel Arana, senior media editor at The Huffington Post, joins Alison Stewart to discuss.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

  • Automated traffic cameras left in legal limbo in Ohio
    Automated traffic cameras are used by hundreds of towns across the country to detect and ticket motor violations, but not without controversy. Advocates say they make communities safer, but foes argue they raise revenues. Ohio officials passed a law banning the cameras from ticketing without a police officer present, but it hangs in the balance as the state debates its constitutionality.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2015
  • Is Erdogan stirring election tensions?
    Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the high tensions ahead of the Turkish election, including a deadly attack on a Kurdish political rally.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2015
    Demonstrators shout anti-government slogans during a protest in central Istanbul, Turkey, May 31, 2015. Hundreds of people gathered at the main shopping and pedestrian street of Istiklal near the Taksim Gezi park to mark the second anniversary of anti-government protests that spiraled into nationwide demonstrations against the leadership of Tayyip Erdogan. REUTERS/Murad Sezer  - RTR4Y7XR
  • Why aren't generic drugs coming to market sooner?
    The FTC's recent $1.2 billion settlement over the drug Provigila has brought so-called
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2015
    Seroxat pills are seen in this illustration picture taken in Bucharest April 19, 2013. Britain's competition body accused GlaxoSmithKline of market abuse for striking deals with three generic drugmakers that paid them to delay launching cheap copies of its antidepressant Seroxat. GSK, Britain's biggest drugmaker, said it believed it had acted lawfully. If it is found to have broken the law, it could be fined up to 10 percent of its worldwide turnover, which amounted to 26.4 billion pounds ($40.4 billion) in 2012. The move by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is the latest example of regulators trying to curb "pay-for-delay" deals, following a series of investigations against drug companies by U.S. and European antitrust officials.   REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA  - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY HEALTH)   - RTXYS79
  • Shields and Brooks discuss Clinton on voting rights
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the 2016 candidacies of former Gov. Martin O’Malley, Sen. Lincoln Chafee, former Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Lindsey Graham, why Hillary Clinton is talking about voting rights, whether Republicans have a better Islamic State strategy and Joe Biden’s personal loss.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2015
  • Why isn't there a better test to detect Ebola?
    In Sierra Leone, health care workers use infrared thermometers to monitor those who may have come in contact with Ebola. It takes 21 days before they can be deemed virus-free. That’s why researchers are trying to create more precise infection detection. In the second in the series, science correspondent Miles O’Brien looks at the efforts to create faster, more reliable testing for the virus.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2015
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