Monday, April 10, 2017

  • What special election upsets would mean for Democrats
    Judy Woodruff sits down with NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report to discuss what the American public thinks about President Trump’s decision to bomb a Syrian airfield after a chemical attack, plus what Republican lawmakers are telling constituents about health care reform and upcoming special elections in Kansas and Georgia.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2017
  • After U.S. missile strikes, what’s the next move on Syria?
    What does the U.S. plan next in response to civil war in Syria? Members of the Trump administration have appeared to send mixed messages about U.S. policy going forward, most notably on the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2017
  • How will Justice Gorsuch influence polarizing cases?
    Justice Neil Gorsuch officially joined the bench at the Supreme Court Monday, returning the court to its full strength for the first time since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss what’s on the docket and how the Supreme Court’s newest member could influence the ideological balance in the long term.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2017
    U.S. President Donald Trump points to the audience after the swearing in of Judge Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Supreme Court Justice in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX34YUE
  • How Tesla’s ‘story’ is driving its skyrocketing stock value
    The market value of Tesla, the high-end electric car manufacturer, has surpassed that of American automotive giants like Ford and General Motors, both of which sell millions more cars than Tesla does. James B. Stewart of The New York Times joins William Brangham to discuss Tesla’s brand allure and the state of today’s auto industry.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2017
    A Tesla Model S charges at a Tesla Supercharger station in Cabazon, California, U.S. May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich - RTSF1Q3
  • Saying farewell to the Ringling Bros. Circus
    For 146 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been awing audiences with acrobatic spectacles and animal stunts. But next month, “the greatest show on earth” will take its final bow after its parent company pulled the plug due to declining ticket sales. Its ringmaster and others weigh in on what has made the circus special to its performers and fans.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2017
  • News Wrap: Alabama governor resigning over ethics charges
    In our news wrap Monday, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is resigning amid allegations he used state resources to hids a romantic affair with an aide. Also, a state of emergency has gone into effect in Egypt after a suicide bombing Sunday that left at least 45 people dead.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017

  • Tech industry confronts new visa guidelines
    President Donald Trump’s administration recently released new guidelines for employers applying for H1B visas for highly educated and skilled foreign workers. The application period for the employer-sponsored visas opened last Monday, and by Friday the 85,000 slots available were gone. USA Today immigration reporter Alan Gomez joins Hari Sreenivasan from Miami for more on the program.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2017
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  • Is college worth the cost?
    College student loan debt in the U.S. now stands at $1.4 trillion -- more than what Americans owe on their credit cards or car loans. To determine whether the investment pays off, students and lawmakers are asking schools for more data on graduation rates, earnings potential and other measures of post-college success. Melissa Korn, of The Wall Street Journal, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2017
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  • California cities show stark differences on immigration
    The Trump administration announced in March its plans to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities like San Francisco, which limit local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration officials. Other cities, like Fresno, are more cooperative with federal authorities. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Joanne Elgart Jennings reports on the showdown.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017

  • Assessing the aftermath of U.S. airstrikes in Syria
    Syrian officials on Saturday surveyed the damage caused by recent U.S. military strikes on a government airfield that were in retaliation to a chemical attack on Syrian civilians. American officials also threatened new sanctions against the country. For more, New America fellow Doug Ollivant and political science professor at Columbia University Kimberly Marten join Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2017
    People attend a protest against American airstrikes in Syria, in front of the United Nations (UN) building in Damascus
  • Group gives cash aid to rural Kenyans, then studies its effects
    Since it was founded in 2011, U.S.-based nonprofit GiveDirectly has given cash unconditionally to villagers in eastern Africa, particularly Kenya and Uganda. The nonprofit’s most recent project involves providing a basic income consisting of cash payments to every adult in a rural Kenyan village. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Chris Livesay reports from Kenya.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

  • How fate and timing can decide a refugee's future
    As a Syrian-American journalist who has covered Syria’s refugee crisis, Alia Malek understands where they are coming from and where they’re going. The circumstances today are so different from when her parents left Damascus, yet it could have been her family caught in the horrors of war. Malek offers her humble opinion about how to practice empathy for the victims of the Syrian conflict.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2017
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump’s Syria attack
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including a U.S. strike on a Syrian military target after a deadly chemical weapons attack, reports of disarray and power struggles in the West Wing, the long-term consequences of the bitter partisan fight over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2017
  • Trump and China’s Xi meet as N. Korea, trade tensions loom
    President Trump on Friday was full of praise for Chinese President Xi Jinping, the man leading the nation that Mr. Trump once criticized as a menace. The two leaders' held their first summit amid urgent concerns over North Korea and its nuclear and missile testing programs, as well as tension over trade issues. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2017
  • Jewish tables around the world serve a feast of traditions
    In her new cookbook, "King Solomon's Table," celebrate food authority Joan Nathan takes readers to different parts of the world to taste the cuisine of the Jewish diaspora, with recipes handed down from generation to generation. Ahead of Passover, Judy Woodruff joins Nathan in the kitchen to explore the stories and traditions she’s collected.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2017
  • How will Trump foreign policy follow U.S. strike on Syria?
    What will be the fallout of a U.S. strike against a Syrian military base? And what signal does it send to world powers around the world? Former State Department official Sarah Sewall, Gen. John Allen, a former NATO commander, and Col. Andrew Bacevich of Boston University join Judy Woodruff for a discussion.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2017
  • Allies applaud strike on Syria amid questions of next steps
    President Trump ordered a U.S. military strike Thursday night in Syria. The target: the Assad military’s Sharyat air base, which U.S. officials say acted as a launch pad for a chemical attack that killed more than 80 people. The attack drew widespread support from American allies, and condemnation from the Syrians and their allies. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

  • Murray: ‘Nuclear’ option on Gorsuch is Republicans’ choice
    Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss why she opposes Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and blames Republicans for using the “nuclear” option to end the filibuster for high court confirmations, plus Rep. Devin Nunes’ stepping aside from the House Intelligence investigation into Russian election meddling and Speaker Paul Ryan’s challenges in the House.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2017
  • Thune: Republicans had no choice but to change Senate rules
    Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., joins Judy Woodruff to discuss why he defends his party’s move to change Republican rules in order to pave the way for the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and the potential for bipartisan cooperation for future legislative efforts, plus whether Congress is willing to get the U.S. involved militarily in the civil war in Syria.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2017
  • Having a 'different' voice didn't stop her from singing
    Singer-songwriter Valerie June says inspiration comes to her in all forms, at all times of the day. The Memphis, Tennessee, native reflects on her unique voice.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2017
  • Outgoing Fed official fears financial crisis forgetfulness
    Federal Reserve governor Daniel Tarullo was central to the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, which imposed tougher regulations on banks in the wake of the financial crisis. Though his term isn't up until 2022, Tarullo is now stepping down, just as President Trump is expected to scale back much of the regulation put in place. Tarullo joins economics correspondent Paul Solman for a conversation.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2017
  • Is the Secret Service strained by Trump protection demands?
    The U.S. Secret Service has protected presidents and their families for more than a century. But rarely has it had to go so many places and protect so many people than it has for President Trump. John Yang speaks with presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Politico’s Ken Vogel about the strains being placed on the secret service in order to protect the Trump family.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2017
  • Why Devin Nunes is pulling back from the Russia probe
    Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, announced he would step away from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Nunes’ departure comes amid heavy criticism and ethics complaints. Judy Woodruff speaks with The Washington Post’s Robert Costa about the investigation, as well as renewed efforts to revive the GOP health care plan.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2017
  • Photographer Platon gets close to capture a person's truth
    Photographer Platon has captured portraits of the most famous and powerful people on the planet: Bill Clinton, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and many others. How does he break down the personal barriers his subjects put up? Platon gives his Brief but Spectacular take.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

  • Senate debates Gorsuch, heading into face-off
    The U.S. Senate spent all night and all day debating Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and the so-called "nuclear option," which would change long-standing rules so that confirmation requires only a majority vote. Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union and Karine Jean-Pierre of join Judy Woodruff to discuss Gorsuch, continuing health care negotiations and more.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2017
  • How does the FBI insulate itself from political pressure?
    The FBI's investigation into Russian meddling in the election, yet another politically sensitive case, has drawn scrutiny for the bureau. Last year Director James Comey was criticized for his handling of an investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email server. William Brangham talks to former FBI official Stephanie Douglas and former Justice Department official John Carlin.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2017
  • Are minority drivers being charged more for insurance?
    A new analysis of auto insurance rates in some states found sometimes dramatic price discrepancies for predominantly minority neighborhoods that ProPublica’s Julia Angwin says can’t be explained by driving risks. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the investigation with Angwin, plus gets another view from James Lynch, chief actuary of the Insurance Information Institute.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2017
  • Why finding a solution to control Lyme disease isn’t simple
    Ticks are by far the biggest disease vector in the U.S., and Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in the northern hemisphere, causing neurological problems and even permanent cognitive and sensory impairment if not treated. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how communities are trying to combat the spread of the disease by controlling through hunting and alternatives.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2017
    A deer tick, or blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, is seen on a blade of grass, in this undated picture from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Scientists have discovered a new bacteria species causing Lyme disease in the U.S. Midwest, the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday, adding to the medical literature on the tick-borne disease. REUTERS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Handout via Reuters THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTX262D6