Friday, July 25, 2014

  • How can Central American countries stop kids from migrating?
    President Obama met with the leaders of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to address the U.S. border crisis. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Anita Isaacs of Haverford College to better understand the violence, instability and lack of economic opportunity that is driving children in Central America to flee.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2014
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  • Rice: U.S. still ‘critical player’ in Mideast resolution
    National Security Advisor Susan Rice joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the prospect of a 12-hour humanitarian pause in the battle between Israel and Gaza, obstacles to achieving a cease-fire and the sway that the U.S. still holds in Mideast diplomacy. Rice also addresses evidence of Moscow’s interference in Ukraine, as well as the potential of engaging in a proxy-war with Russia.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2014
    John Kerry, Ban Ki-moon,  Nabil al-Araby and Sameh Shukri press conference
  • Whitman expert Bob Hass on 'Leaves of Grass'
    San Francisco’s Arion Press is one of the country’s last fine book printers creating limited edition, handmade books. To celebrate the 40th anniversary and the printing of their 100th book, Arion is publishing Walt Whitman’s "Leaves of Grass." Former Poet Laureate and Whitman expert Robert Hass spoke about the landmark book of poetry and its significance during a time of great change in America.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2014
    Former Poet Laureate Bob Hass
  • How Garrison Keillor love for poetry changed over time
    NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown spoke with Garrison Keillor of “A Prairie Home Companion” and “The Writer’s Almanac,” about the American Public Media host’s relationship to poetry.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2014
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

  • Genetic links to schizophrenia may lead to better treatment
    A study published this week found that at least 100 different genes are associated with the condition. Genetics have long been assumed to play a role, but for the first time researchers found that genes in the immune system are involved. Dr. Steven Hyman of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research joins Judy Woodruff to discuss new understanding of the disease as well as new opportunities.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2014
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  • Kennedy on why this is a critical time for U.S. and Japan
    U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy was greeted warmly when she arrived in Tokyo last year. But the region, overshadowed by conflicts in the rest of the world, is facing troubles. Gwen Ifill sat down with Kennedy to discuss ongoing territorial disputes with China, the status of the President Obama’s pivot to Asia and the existential threat of nuclear weapons in North Korea.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2014
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  • Giving traumatized kids a head start in healing
    Every year, thousands of children in the U.S. are expelled from school before they reach Kindergarten. Special correspondent Molly Knight Raskin reports on a program in Kansas City, Missouri, that’s trying to stem the trend by looking beyond the classroom to the issues these children face at home -- and helping them to feel safe.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2014
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  • Pushing for better Border Patrol staffing, not troops
    The White House claims the number of unaccompanied children coming across the southern border has decreased in the past month. But border patrol agents say they are still overwhelmed. Jeffrey Brown talks to Shawn Moran of the National Border Patrol Council about a dip in apprehensions, the changing role of Border Patrol and new reports of excessive force against migrants, including children.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2014
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  • Debating warfare tactics on both sides of Mideast conflict
    The growing number of casualties in the battle between Israel and Hamas has raised questions about the tactics being used by both sides. Judy Woodruff gets debate from Noura Erakat of George Mason University and Amos Guiora of the University of Utah about accusations that Hamas is using civilians as human shields and the ethics of targeting civilian areas.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2014
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  • Full interview with Medal of Honor winner Sgt. Ryan Pitts
    Sgt. Ryan Pitts was nearing the end of his second tour in Afghanistan when his team began an operation that took a deadly turn. Hundreds of fighters initiated a large-scale attack on his unit and nine soldiers died. Pitts was hit with shrapnel in both legs and in his right arm, but he continued to fight and relay vital information before being airlifted out.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2014
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  • Blues musician John Németh gets 'greasy' in Memphis
    Now touring to promote his new album, "Memphis Grease," rising star John Németh recently sat down with Art Beat to discuss his love of the blues and its continuing influence on the American musical landscape.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2014
    John Nemeth at Gypsy Sally's in Washington, DC. Photo by Ariel Min/PBS NewsHour.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • Understanding Boko Haram’s expanding reach
    It’s been 100 days since nearly 300 young schoolgirls were abducted by Islamist militants from a town in northeastern Nigeria. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on the growing threat that Boko Haram represents in Nigeria and around the globe, and what’s allowed them to expand their reach.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2014
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  • Why winning Georgia is crucial for the GOP’s Senate hopes
    In Georgia, voters selected David Perdue as the Republican candidate for the Senate election in November. His Democratic challenger, Michelle Nunn, is a fellow political novice and the daughter of a well-known former senator. Political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Judy Woodruff to discuss Perdue’s strategy, the competitive race ahead and why voting turnout is at a historic low.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2014
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  • DOT proposes tighter rules for oil trains
    More than a million barrels of oil travel the country by rail each day. In response to deadly derailments, the Obama administration proposed tougher safety rules for trains carrying oil, sometimes called “pipelines on wheels.” Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the proposal, criticism from activists, pushback from the oil industry and the safety of air travel.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2014
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  • What a fly’s brain tells us about our own minds
    The fruit fly has a very long and distinguished career in science. At a facility considered a Nirvana for scientists, researchers pursue greater understanding of biomedical processes, using test subjects like dragonflies and zebrafish. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how the Janelia Farm Research Campus supports groundbreaking basic research.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2014
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  • ‘No safe places’ for children in Gaza, UNICEF officer says
    Gwen Ifill talks to Pernille Ironside of UNICEF, who is in Gaza, about the toll the Israeli military offensive is having on civilians, and especially on children, the damage to infrastructure, as well as the capabilities of UNICEF to provide aid without safe humanitarian access.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2014
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • 9/11 Commission: Americans can't be complacent about threats
    A decade since the release of a major report on the nation's preparedness and response to the September 11th attacks, the original bipartisan commission reconvened to produce a new assessment of current threats and challenges. Tom Kean, former New Jersey governor and chair of the committee, and Lee Hamilton, vice-chair and a former Indiana congressman, sit down with Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2014
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  • Will conflicting health care law rulings head to high court?
    The federal court of appeals based in Washington ruled that the Affordable Care Act does not allow policyholders who get insurance through the federal exchange to qualify for subsidies. A separate ruling, issued hours later by a federal appeals court in Virginia, said federal exchanges policies do qualify. Gwen Ifill talks to Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News and Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog.com.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2014
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  • What’s behind EU reluctance to ramp up sanctions on Russia
    What is the chance Europe will form a united front when it comes to imposing further sanctions against Russia? Gwen Ifill joins Heather Conley of the Center for Strategic & International Studies about hesitation within the European Union to level tougher penalties, as well as why Europe has the power to change Russian President Putin’s calibrations.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2014
    Meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers in Brussels
  • Charter and traditional schools bridge divide under one roof
    Charter schools have often been seen as a threat to traditional schools, diverting resources and students to these publicly funded but privately run institutions. In Houston, Texas, the superintendent of one school district has invited competing charter schools to set up shop alongside a regular middle school. Special correspondent John Merrow reports on their evolving partnership.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2014
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  • Deputy National Security advisor on Hamas, Russia sanctions
    Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes says U.S. intelligence has confirmed that the missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 originated in Ukrainian territory controlled by pro-Russian rebels, but that Russia is not yet absolved of complicity. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss coordination with Europe on potential sanctions against Russia and U.S. hopes for a Mideast cease-fire.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2014
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  • Painted fences bring Austin together
    Artists and citizens in North Austin collaborate to paint fences with the phrase
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Medal of Honor winner honored for Afghan battle heroism
    Sgt. Ryan Pitts was nearing his second tour in Afghanistan when his team began an operation that took a deadly turn. Hundreds of fighters initiated a large-scale attack on his unit and nine soldiers died. Pitts was hit with shrapnel in both legs and in his right arm, but he continued to fight and relay vital information before being airlifted out. Judy Woodruff talks to Medal of Honor winner.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014
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  • Initiative aims to end 'schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline'
    The White House announced a $100 million expansion to a program aimed at improving life chances for young men of color. Sixty of the country’s school systems, mayors, corporations and nonprofits all pledged to support My Brother’s Keeper. John Deasy, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, and David Williams, CEO of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, join Gwen Ifill.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014
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  • Graffiti art gives abandoned Miami stadium a second life
    In the early 1960s, a Cuban architect who fled to South Florida designed the Miami Marine Stadium, an ambitious structure that hosted concerts, boat races, religious services and political rallies. But the city decided to abandon the venue when a hurricane ripped through in the early '90s. Since then, graffiti artists have led the way in keeping the cultural landmark alive. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014
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  • Kerry travels to Cairo to help mediate Mideast conflict
    Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss Secretary of State John Kerry’s game plan as he arrives in Cairo to work on cease-fire prospects between Israel and Hamas.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014
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  • As death toll climbs, pressure builds for Mideast cease-fire
    More than 500 Palestinians and 27 Israelis have died in the conflict that began two weeks ago. Palestinians reported that Israeli tanks shelled a hospital, killing at least four. The Israelis say they are focused on destroying Hamas rockets and a network of tunnels used by militias. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on the mounting U.S. and U.N. pressure for a cease-fire.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014
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  • In wake of MH17 disaster, will Putin promote diplomacy?
    Since the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a tenuous U.S.-Russia relationship has deteriorated even further. Will international pressure force Russian President Vladimir Putin to promote a cease-fire in Ukraine? Gwen Ifill sits down with Stephen Sestanovich, former U.S. ambassador-at-large for the former Soviet Union, and Eugene Rumer, a former national intelligence officer for Russia.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014
    Russian President Vladimir Putin Visits Samara

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