Monday, November 28, 2016

  • Trump’s transition drama over recounts and Cabinet picks
    More than two weeks after Election Day, the legitimacy of its results are being questioned, both by Green Party candidate Jill Stein and by the president-elect himself, who asserts that “millions of people” voted illegally. Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith join John Yang to discuss that controversy, how Trump's team is communicating and more possible Cabinet picks.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2016
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  • Why cleaning up abandoned coal mines is so important
    With coal production at its lowest level in 30 years, abandoned mines around the country are causing major environmental problems. They can catch fire, and debris from them can contaminate the water supply. But mine cleanup is an effort difficult to fund, since many of the coal companies responsible for them are claiming bankruptcy. Inside Energy’s Leigh Paterson reports from western Pennsylvania.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2016
    Coal sits inside a barge during transport down the Monongahela River by the Consol Energy Champion Coal tow boat outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S, on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Coal’s prospects are improving after its share of U.S. power generation fell last year to 34 percent, the lowest since at least 1973, Energy Department data show. Hotter temperatures this summer that prompt American households to use more air conditioning will boost demand for coal and the railroads that ship it. Photographer: Ty Wright/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Is there a line between Trump’s businesses and politics?
    Donald Trump’s business dealings with companies around the world have raised questions of possible conflicts of interest once he takes office. The New York Times recently published a lengthy piece on potential issues; William Brangham speaks with one of the investigation's reporters, Eric Lipton, for details on separating political and economic power, Trump-branded properties and more.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2016
    The residence tower of Trump Towers Istanbul is pictured in Istanbul, Turkey, December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Murad Sezer  - RTX1Y1V6
  • News Wrap: Stein continues fundraising for recounts
    In our news wrap Monday, Green Party candidate Jill Stein is pressing on in her effort to obtain recounts in several swing states. Stein has raised $6.5 million to fund requests for vote verification in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Also, Russia’s defense ministry estimates that Syrian regime forces now control about 40 percent of rebel-held eastern Aleppo, after days of heavy fighting.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2016
    Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein arrives on the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in July. Photo by Dominick Reuter/Reuters

Sunday, November 27, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Nov. 27, 2016
    On this episode for Sunday, Nov. 27, assessing the impact of recount efforts for the presidential election. Later, singer and songwriter Norah Jones talks about her latest album. Alison Stewart anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2016
    A woman fills out a ballot for the U.S presidential election at the James Weldon Johnson Community Center in the East Harlem neighbourhood of Manhattan, New York City, U.S. November 8, 2016.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly  - RTX2SIIK
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  • With recount efforts brewing in three states, what now?
    While they do not anticipate the outcome of the election will change, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has agreed to participate in an effort to recount ballots in states that were crucial to President-elect Donald Trump’s win. NPR’s political reporter Tamara Keith joins Alison Stewart for more analysis.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2016
    A man casts his vote into a mock ballot box at an election event hosted at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Kathmandu, Nepal November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar - RTX2SO5H
  • Texas judge issues injunction, blocking overtime pay law
    A federal judge in Texas has issued a preliminary injunction on a new nationwide rule that would nearly double the salary cap for workers eligible to receive overtime pay to $47,476 a year. The rule was supposed to take effect on Dec. 1. Yuki Noguchi, business desk reporter for NPR, joins Alison Stewart.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2016
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  • With ‘Day Breaks,’ Norah Jones builds on signature sound
    This week, just back from Europe, singer and songwriter Norah Jones begins the East Coast leg of her concert tour to promote her latest album, “Day Breaks.” The album builds on the style of her 2002 debut “Come Away With Me,” with an emphasis on piano and a jazz ensemble. The NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown reports on Jones’ career.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Nov. 26, 2016
    On this edition for Saturday, Nov. 26, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has agreed to participate in a recount in several key states. Then, from celebrations in the streets to condolences from powerful politicians, the world reacts to the death of communist leader and Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro. Lisa Desjardins anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2016
    A picture of the late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro is on display outside the Cuban embassy in Chile, in Santiago, November 26, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Vera EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO ARCHIVES. NO RESALES. - RTSTFIR
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  • Fidel Castro, who led Cuba for a half-century, dies at 90
    Communist leader Fidel Castro ruled the island of Cuba with an iron fist for almost half a century until he handed over power to his brother eight years ago. Hari Sreenivasan reports on his life and times and his ongoing discord with the U.S.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2016
    Fidel Castro attends manoeuvres during the XX anniversary of his and his fellow revolutionaries arrival on the yacht Granma,  November 1976.  REUTERS/Prensa Latina (CUBA) - RTR1HSBF
  • How Fidel Castro maintained a communist stronghold
    Fidel Castro was the father of a revolution that delivered healthcare and education, but repressed dissidents and political freedoms over the course of nearly 50 years of rule. Adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations Carla Robbins and William LeoGrande, professor of government focusing on Latin American politics at American University, join Lisa Desjardins.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2016
    A woman walks in front of a mural of the Cuban flag in Havana, Cuba, November 26, 2016. REUTERS/Enrique de la Osa - RTSTFYL
  • World reacts to death of Communist leader Fidel Castro
    Fidel Castro’s death provoked mixed reactions from Cubans and political leaders around the world, including President Barack Obama, President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladmir Putin. Castro was both reviled and revered, making Saturday a day of celebration and mourning. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2016
    Freshly printed newspapers with a frontpage of late former Cuban leader Fidel Castro are seen at a printer of the local daily PM in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, November 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez          FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. - RTSTGQ7

Friday, November 25, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 25, 2016
    Friday on the NewsHour, President-elect Donald Trump announces two more staffing decisions, and the death toll from ISIS’ Thursday bombing in Iraq rises. Also, examining the White House counsel’s role, the aftermath of marijuana legalization, the political analysis of Shields and Brooks, turning dormant bombs into jewelry, a faster, cheaper way to become a teacher and Michael Chabon’s new novel.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (L) arrives at the the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSSFAG
    November 25, 2016
  • News Wrap: Trump announces two more White House appointments
    In our news wrap Friday, President-elect Donald Trump announced two more White House staff appointments from his holiday stay in Florida: Kathleen “KT” McFarland as deputy national security adviser, and Donald McGahn as White House counsel. Also, the death toll from Thursday’s bombing in southern Iraq rose to at least 73. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2016
    Chemical experts inspect the site of a suicide truck bomb attack, at a petrol station in the city of Hilla, south of Baghdad, Iraq, November 25, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTST9C9
  • What challenges will Trump’s White House counsel face?
    President-elect Donald Trump has announced that his campaign attorney, Donald McGahn, will serve as White House counsel. To examine the responsibilities of the counsel’s role as an adviser on ethics, public appearance and judgement, as well as the challenges McGahn may face, John Yang speaks with Jack Quinn, who held the position under President Bill Clinton.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump gestures from the front door at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 20, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar
  • What’s next for marijuana legalization
    On November 8, multiple states legalized the use of marijuana for either recreational or medicinal purposes -- thus marking a major shift in U.S. drug policy. William Brangham speaks with Taylor West of the National Cannabis Administration and Jonathan Hudak of the Brookings Institution about marijuana law and how it might evolve under President-elect Donald Trump’s upcoming administration.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2016
    Marijuana is seen under a magnifier at the medical marijuana farmers market at the California Heritage Market in Los Angeles, California July 11, 2014.  REUTERS/David McNew/File Photo - RTX2SH68
  • The cheaper and faster way to become a teacher
    Emily Feistritzer has come a long way from her first entrepreneurial endeavor: going door to door selling glow-in-the-dark statues of the Virgin Mary. After a long career in education, she founded Teach-Now, a global company that provides online teaching degrees for $6,000 in just nine months -- a cheaper and faster alternative to what most traditional universities offer. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2016
  • This company is turning Laos’ unexploded bombs into jewelry
    In the days after Thanksgiving, malls will be packed with bargain hunters. But the following week, many shoppers will participate in “Giving Tuesday,” an occasion that focuses on charity. One company that may attract attention: Article 22, which aims to convert unexploded bombs in Laos, left over from the Vietnam War, into jewelry. Proceeds fund the cleanup of these dangerous legacies of conflict.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2016
  • Michael Chabon blends fact and fiction to create ‘a truth’
    In his new book, “Moonglow: A Novel,” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon blurs the line between truth and fiction, placing historical figures and true stories in a world of fantasy. He delves into a tale about war, family and technology in mid-century America; in doing so, he says he gives his readers “a truth,” if not the truth. Chabon sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2016
  • Shields and Brooks on cabinet picks, conflicts of interest
    In the past week, President-elect Donald Trump has announced several White House appointments and policy ideas. Judy Woodruff speaks with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks about Trump's choice to oversee the Department of Education, his interview with the New York Times, possible conflicts of interest and the top contenders for secretary of state.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 24, 2016
    Thursday on the NewsHour, Green Party nominee Jill Stein raises millions for an election recount. Also: Another peace deal to end Colombia's civil war, the U.S. surgeon general's call to address the addiction crisis, 10 restaurants that changed America, refugees turn home-cooking into entrepreneurship, South Africans enter a business once off limits and a deli owner on the art of schmoozing.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2016
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  • These 10 groundbreaking restaurants changed how we dine
    Can you imagine life before restaurants? Or brunch? Or convenient roadside dining? In his new book, "Ten Restaurants That Changed the World," historian Paul Freedman chronicles the pioneering establishments that changed American food. Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a tour with Freedman.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2016
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  • In Long Island kitchen, refugees offer their native cuisine
    New York City is known for the stunning variety of ethnic cuisines available on its street corners, and one local entrepreneur is looking to expand that breadth even further -- by leveraging the city’s most recent arrivals. William Brangham reports from a Long Island kitchen where refugees prepare meals using the flavors of their native lands and deliver them to Big Apple foodies.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2016
  • News Wrap: Obama offers Thanksgiving message of unity
    In our news wrap Thursday, as Americans took time to celebrate Thanksgiving, President Obama called for unity in a video message. Also, the Islamic State carried out a massive suicide truck bombing south of Baghdad, killing at least 56 people.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2016
  • Jill Stein raises $4 million to fund state vote recounts
    Jill Stein, the Green Party's 2016 presidential candidate, is preparing to request recounts of election results in several battleground states. Concerned about the accuracy of machine-counted ballots, Stein has raised over $4 million in an online campaign to support verifying vote tallies. John Yang speaks with Stein about her efforts, then learns more from David Sanger of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2016
    Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein speaks at a campaign rally in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. September 8, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim Young  - RTX2OR15
  • Surgeon general’s report urges action on addiction crisis
    U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is warning Americans of the prevalence of substance abuse and the risks of not addressing it. His new report describes the lethal impact and widespread scope of addiction. William Brangham speaks with Murthy for more on why so few people find effective treatment, the stigma around addiction and the corresponding medical and legal costs of the problem.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2016
    Gail Dufault, the Transitional Healthcare Coordinator at the Barnstable County House of Corrections, prepares a dose of Vivitrol at the prison in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts September 2, 2014.  Barnstable is believed to be the first jail in the country to launch an intensive voluntary recovery program for opiate-addicted inmates with the use of Vivitrol, an injectable non-narcotic drug that blocks receptors in the brain and bars addicts from getting high off heroin and other opioids for about 25 days, at a cost of about $1,000 a shot. Picture taken  September 2, 2014.  To match Feature USA-HEROIN/PRISONS/    REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY CRIME LAW DRUGS HEALTH) - RTR44U8Y
  • Amidst violence, Colombia signs new peace deal with FARC
    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a new peace deal with FARC rebels on Thursday, weeks after voters rejected an earlier agreement in a referendum. John Yang talks with special correspondent Nadja Drost about the changes in this latest deal, how the Colombian people are reacting to it and why recent violence is creating a sense of urgency to resolve the situation.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2016
    People demonstrate on the street as Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, known as Timochenko, sign a new peace accord in Bogota, Colombia November 24, 2016.  REUTERS/Felipe Caicedo   FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES - RTST641
  • Cape Town’s urban vineyard could revitalize the city’s poor
    South Africa is known for its breathtaking vineyards -- but the poor urban settlements of Cape Town are not. Yet here, too, farmers are relying on growing grapes to support themselves, in a community where the average annual income is only $1800. The Township Winery represents an experiment that could revolutionize the socio-economics of the city. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2016
    Vineyards sit beneath hills at a farm near Stellenbosch, in the country's wine producing region, South Africa, November 13, 2015. U.S. President Barack Obama said last week that he planned to revoke duty-free status for South African agricultural goods in 60 days under a program set up to help African exporters. Picture taken November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings - RTS7KEG