Wednesday, April 29, 2015

  • What’s in the Trans-Pacific Partnership for U.S. and Japan?
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s U.S. visit came at a critical moment in the fight to establish a sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership. An agreement could mean hundreds of billions of dollars in business, exports and profits, but opponents warn it would cost American jobs and give foreign corporations too much legal power. Gwen Ifill talks to Edward Alden of the Council on Foreign Relations.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe for a State Dinner at the White House
  • How do we change broken police relations in America?
    Gwen Ifill talks to Laurie Robinson of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic, and Lester Spence of Johns Hopkins University about the forces driving Baltimore’s upheaval and what’s needed to improve relations between community and police.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2015
    Baltimore Police Conduct Investigation Into Death Of Freddie Gray, After He Died From Injuries Sustained While In Custody
  • 'World's best teacher' does not believe in tests and quizzes
    For 25 years, Nancie Atwell has run a small, independent K-8 school in Maine, where the goal is not just teaching young students, but also teachers. At the Center for Teaching and Learning, the school day is driven by a simple motto: let kids have choices. Now Atwell's work and philosophy have earned her education's highest honor, the Global Teacher Prize. The NewsHour's April Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2015
  • Why didn’t Nepal prepare for an inevitable earthquake?
    Why wasn’t Nepal better prepared for an earthquake that everyone expected? Judy Woodruff talks to Jonah Blank of RAND Corporation about the political and economic challenges in Nepal.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2015
    Makeshift shelters for earthquake victims are seen on an open ground in Kathmandu
  • Meet pro-basketball’s first female union boss
    Michele Roberts, the first woman ever to run a professional sports union in North America, is on top of what is still very much a man's world. She'll face negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement with NBA team owners in 2017. As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff interviews Roberts about her journey and the coming challenge.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2015
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  • Recovering from riots, Baltimore refocuses on Freddie Gray
    The presence of 3,000 police and National Guardsmen, as well as an overnight curfew, appeared to stabilize Baltimore. Tuesday night was not completely trouble free, but Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said the city is getting back to normal. Meanwhile, community leaders organized a march to refocus on the case of Freddie Gray. Hari Sreenivasan joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the city’s recovery.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2015
    MLB: Chicago White Sox at Baltimore Orioles
  • Eddie Huang says TV needs to add variety to menu
    Growing up, chef, restaurateur, author and TV producer Eddie Huang says, "I never watched television with any Asian-Americans that I related to or felt like were real people." Has the new ABC sitcom based on Huang's memoir, "Fresh Off the Boat," changed that?
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

  • Should government address root causes of Baltimore upheaval?
    At the White House, President Obama condemned the violence in Baltimore and called for reflection on systemic troubles driving the anger. Gwen Ifill sits down with Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina -- where another police department came under fire recently for the death of a black man -- to discuss increasing police transparency and improving prospects for struggling communities.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2015
  • Chaos and the human costs of the Vietnam War's final days
    The fall of Saigon is a story we think we know, says filmmaker Rory Kennedy. But in "Last Days in Vietnam," a new documentary airing on PBS' American Experience, the people who were there tell the almost unbelievable stories of what actually happened. Kennedy joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the chaos of those final hours, the human cost of war and lessons for the U.S. today.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2015
  • ‘Disgraced,’ ‘Wolf Hall’ among Tony nominees for Best Play
    This year’s Tony nominations are out and we’re revisiting two of the nominees. “Disgraced,” nominated for Best Play, examines questions of identity and Islam in America after September 11. “Wolf Hall,” which tells the story of King Henry VIII and his chief advisor, received eight nods. Jeffrey Brown looks at both of the acclaimed plays.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2015
  • Supreme Court considers nationwide same-sex marriage
    Today the Supreme Court tackled a highly anticipated and historic case that could set the definition of marriage in the U.S. The justices heard arguments on whether all states must allow same-sex marriage, and if not, whether states must recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what happened in court.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2015
    Gay marriage supporters hold a gay rights flag in front of the U.S. Supreme Court before a hearing about gay marriage

Monday, April 27, 2015

  • Traffic-choked road to Nepal earthquake epicenter slows aid
    Since an earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, aid is trickling in at a painfully slow pace to both the capital city of Kathmandu as well as the earthquake’s epicenter five hours east. Dan Rivers of Independent Television News reports on the logistical challenges.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2015
    People ride on a van as traffic is affected by a landslide caused by an earthquake, in Kurintar
  • Aftershocks, landslides could pose risks after Nepal quake
    Nepal’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake was the strongest to hit that nation in more than 80 years, and international aid workers are struggling to provide support to survivors. Gwen Ifill talks to Andy Bastable of OxFam about the relief efforts, plus David Applegate of the U.S. Geological Survey explains what caused the earthquake and aftershocks.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2015
    Powerful earthquake hits Nepal
  • Who silenced Pakistani social activist Sabeen Mahmud?
    Human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud was murdered outside her cafe in Karachi, Pakistan, on Friday. Her death came shortly after she hosted a talk on the killing and disappearances of political activists in Pakistan. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro, who interviewed Mahmud last month, joins Gwen Ifill to discuss Mahmud’s life and death.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2015
    VOICE SILENCE Sabeen Mahmoud monitor
  • Colo. shooting DA says two evaluations found Holmes sane
    The trial for accused shooter James Holmes got underway with opening arguments nearly three years since the mass killing at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Holmes has pleaded not guilty to charges of murdering 12 people and injuring dozens more by reason of insanity. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Judy Woodruff learns more from Mary MacCarthy of Feature Story News.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2015
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  • How will gay marriage play as a GOP campaign issue for 2016?
    Gwen Ifill talks to Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report about Republicans’ reactions to the debate on gay marriage, whether questions about foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation has become a liability for Hillary Clinton, and whether Jeb Bush’s last name is a problem for his presidential campaign.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2015
  • Two families, opposite views of the gay marriage legal fight
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear cases from four states that currently have gay marriage bans: Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky. The NewsHour talked to two different Kentucky families whose personal stories launched the court case.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2015
  • Will Freddie Gray’s death provoke changes in Baltimore?
    Hours after a funeral for Freddie Gray -- a young man who died in Baltimore police custody -- violence and looting broke out, resulting in injuries of about a half dozen officers. Judy Woodruff talks to special correspondent Jackie Judd about the memorial for Gray and whether his death with result in change for the city.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2015
    Freddie Gray's casket leaves the New Shiloh Baptist Church during his funeral in Baltimore
  • Kareem James Abu-Zeid reads 'Sleeping in Gaza'
    Kareem James Abu-Zeid reads his translation of Najwan Darwish's poem "Sleeping in Gaza" from his collection "Nothing More To Lose" at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Minneapolis.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2015
    Kareem Abu Zeid

Sunday, April 26, 2015

  • How Israel became a leader in water use in the Middle East
    Over the past few years in Israel, the country's water shortage has become a surplus. Through a combination of conservation, reuse and desalination, the country now has more water than it needs. And that could translate to political progress for the country in the Middle East, one of the most water-stressed regions in the world. NewsHour's Martin Fletcher reports.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2015
  • Why are more women dying from childbirth in the U.S.?
    The United States is the only advanced economy in the world with an increasing number of women who die in childbirth. In fact, a woman giving birth in the U.S. is twice as likely to die than in Saudi Arabia and three times as likely than in the United Kingdom. Danielle Paquette, a reporter for The Washington Post, joins Alison Stewart to discuss the startling health crisis.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2015
    Lifestyle During Pregnancy
  • Protesters in Baltimore clash with police over Freddie Gray
    Demonstrations in Baltimore, Maryland, over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray turned violent Saturday night when protesters clashed with police. Authorities arrested 12 people and one officer was injured on the heels of the biggest protest in the city since Gray died from injuries while in police custody. Baltimore Sun reporter Luke Broadwater joins Alison Stewart to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2015
    A demonstrator raises his arms as he faces law enforcement officers near Baltimore Police Department Western District during a protest against the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, in Baltimore
  • See Obama's zingers at the White House Correspondents Dinner
    Saturday night was the White House Correspondents' Dinner, an event honoring Washington journalists for their work. But it's better known as the night when the Commander in Chief tries to become the Comedian in Chief. Here are some of the jokes from President Obama's speech.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama arrives at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner
  • Victims pack hospitals in Nepal after buildings 'pancaked'
    After a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing more than 1,500 people and sparking panic in the streets, residents are suffering through the aftermath. Ellen Barry, the South Asian bureau chief for The New York Times joins Alison Stewart via Skype from New Delhi, India, to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

  • Could Israel's water technology ease California's drought?
    Could the technology used in Israel that successfully turned the country's water shortage into a surplus be implemented in California to ease the state's drought? KQED Public Media reporter Daniel Potter joins Alison Stewart via Skype from San Francisco to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2015
    California's Central Valley Heavily Impacted By Severe Drought
  • Are police responsible for the death of Freddie Gray?
    Protesters in Baltimore, Maryland, took to the streets Saturday for what they promised would be their biggest march yet after near-daily demonstrations this week over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died from injuries while in police custody. For more about the investigation into his death, Baltimore Sun reporter Luke Broadwater joins Alison Stewart.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2015
    Captain Erik Pecha of the Baltimore Police Department chats with a young demonstrator in front of the Baltimore Police Department Western District station during a protest against the death in police custody of Freddie Gray in Baltimore on April 23, 2015. Photo by Sait Serkan Gurbuz/Reuters
  • Art exhibit lets blind visitors touch masterpieces in Madrid
    An exhibition, “Touching the Prado” at the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain, is designed to give the blind or those with limited sight an opportunity to create a mental image of a painting by feeling it. Alison Stewart reports.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2015
    Paintings For Vision-Impaired People At The Prado Museum
  • How New York is bringing families out of the digital dark
    There are more than 730,000 homes in New York City without broadband access. And because the Internet today is the gateway to everything from education to the economy, the city is trying to bring those families out of the digital dark. But Internet access requires more than a connection for cash-strapped families. It has to be affordable, too. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2015