Wednesday, June 8, 2016

  • After historic victory, Clinton on “great threat” of Trump
    Hillary Clinton made history with sweeping wins in New Jersey and California Tuesday night. The former First Lady and Secretary of State became the first woman to clinch a major party’s presidential nomination, setting up a fall showdown with Republican nominee Donald Trump. Clinton joins Judy Woodruff to reflect on her record of public service and upcoming battle for the White House.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2016
  • A push to rebuild Nepal without child labor
    In Nepal, as many as 60,000 children work in brick kilns, with many working up to 15 hours a day in dangerous conditions for little to no pay.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2016
    Young men and boys stack bricks inside a kiln on April 14, 2016 in Dharke Bazar in the Dhading district, Nepal. Despite a national law that bans children under the age of 14 from working, many work alongside their families in the country's brick making industry. Photo by Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

  • As transgender teens struggle, one Ky. school leads the way
    Gender dysphoria is a difficult situation for a teenager to manage; nearly half of all transgender teens around the country report having suicidal thoughts. Some schools are taking steps to address the issue, such as Atherton High School in Louisville, which became Kentucky’s first to adopt an official policy for transgender students. Yasmeen Qureshi of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2016
    DURHAM, NC - MAY 11:  A gender neutral sign is posted outside a bathrooms at Oval Park Grill on May 11, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina. Debate over transgender bathroom access spreads nationwide as the U.S. Department of Justice countersues North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory from enforcing the provisions of House Bill 2 (HB2) that dictate what bathrooms transgender individuals can use.  (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
  • AP calls Clinton Democratic nominee; Trump alienates GOP
    The AP has declared Hillary Clinton the presumptive Democratic nominee, a conclusion that was reaffirmed when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi endorsed her -- although Sen. Bernie Sanders is still hoping for an upset in California. Meanwhile, Donald Trump faces criticism from the GOP over his racially charged standoff with a judge. Political director Lisa Desjardins and John Yang report.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in San Jose, California, U.S. June 2, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTX2FFO7
  • Mitch McConnell talks 'outrageous' Trump, overcoming polio
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the national face of the GOP. With five terms under his belt, McConnell is also the longest-serving senator in Kentucky history; his extended and colorful career takes center stage in his recently published memoir, “The Long Game.” McConnell joins Judy Woodruff to reflect on the state of American politics today and the 2016 presidential race.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2016
  • Migrants across Mediterranean face uncertainty, Mafia
    As summer arrives, thousands of migrants are embarking upon perilous Mediterranean crossings to get to Europe. In Sicily, authorities attempting to deal with the influx discovered a four-billion-dollar ruse: a migrant reception center that turned out to be a front for powerful Mafia families. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2016
    Migrants sit in their boat during a rescue operation by Italian navy ship Grecale (unseen) off the coast of Sicily, Italy, in this handout picture courtesy of the Italian Marina Militare released on May 6 2016. Marina Militare/Handout via REUTERS    ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY.  - RTX2D3RJ
  • Light sentence for Stanford rapist sparks national outrage
    Last week, 20-year-old Stanford swimmer Brock Turner was sentenced to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. Turner was facing up to 20 years, and the lenient sentence has drawn criticism from observers -- including the victim, who had pushed in court for a harsh punishment. Judy Woodruff talks to Michelle Anderson of City University of New York for more on the case.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2016
    Former Stanford student Brock Turner who was sentenced to six months in county jail for the sexual assault of an unconscious and intoxicated woman is shown in this Santa Clara County Sheriff's booking photo taken January 18, 2015, and received June 7, 2016. Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department/Handout via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY - RTSGGYZ

Monday, June 6, 2016

  • Can either party achieve unity after contentious primaries?
    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report join Gwen Ifill to discuss the latest in politics, including Donald Trump’s racially charged standoff with a federal judge, how a diverse electorate could hurt Trump in the general election and whether the Democrats or the Republicans are in a tougher spot.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2016
  • News Wrap: Tropical storm slams FL; Syrian forces make gains
    In our news wrap Monday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared emergencies in 34 counties after Tropical Storm Colin brought 50-mile-per-hour winds and torrential rain to the Panhandle coast. Also, U.S.-backed forces in Syria closed in on the city of Manbij -- the Islamic State’s last stronghold on the Turkish border -- which sits on a major supply route to the Islamic State capital of Raqqa.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2016
    ENGLEWOOD, FL - JUNE 06: Jody Green tries to control her umbrellas as she walks along the beach as waves from Tropical Storm Colin crash along the shore on June 6, 2016 in Englewood, Florida. The Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency with Tropical Storm Colin as it brings high winds and a serious threat of flooding.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
  • In Democratic race, CA’s delegate haul still up for grabs
    Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton inched closer to the party’s nomination with primary wins in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands over the weekend. But she and Sen. Bernie Sanders are neck-and-neck in the Golden State, which boasts the largest delegate prize of the election cycle. As Californians prepare to head to the polls Tuesday night, both candidates are going all-in. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2016
    LOS ANGELES, CA- JUNE 04: Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Olympic Plaza on Saturday June 04, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA. The primary in California is June 7th. (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post via Getty Images)
  • Why a former governor thinks 2016 is a third-party year
    With the general election likely to feature party nominees of unprecedented unpopularity, third-party contenders such as Libertarian candidate and former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson are looking to reap big gains with a dissatisfied electorate. Johnson joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his platform, how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump fall short and what he hopes to achieve in the election.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2016
    Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson gives acceptance speech during National Convention held at the Rosen Centre in Orlando, Florida, May 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Kevin Kolczynski - RTX2EQIU
  • ‘The Greatest’ was an icon beyond the world of boxing
    Sports icon Muhammad Ali, who died Friday, is widely considered the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. But Ali is just as well known for his actions outside the ring, especially his refusal to join the military after he was drafted during the Vietnam War. William Brangham talks to Gerald Early of Washington University in St. Louis about Ali’s momentous decision and his enduring legacy.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2016
    Muhammad Ali (R) (formerly Cassius Clay), is seen here with his trainer Angelo Dundee ahead of his fight with Ernie Terrell at the Astrodome, Houston, Texas, U.S.Feburary 6, 1967.Mandatory Credit: Action Images / MSI/File Photo EDITORIAL USE ONLY. - RTSFZ23
  • A resurgence for the ‘Mother Road’: revitalizing Route 66
    U.S. Route 66, running 2,400 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica, was once one of the most-traveled highways in the nation; John Steinbeck referred to it as the “Mother Road.” But the rise of the Interstate Highway System led to a loss of traffic, devastating communities that relied on the route’s travelers. Now, Route 66 is making a comeback, thanks to its storied past. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2016
    Expanded Disneyland California Adventure Park features signs from Route 66 as a theme in Cars Land at the park in Anaheim, California June 5, 2012. The debut of Cars Land marks the completion of a five-year expansion at Disney California Adventure. Picture taken June 5.  REUTERS/Alex Gallardo (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TRAVEL) - RTR33LDR
  • NPR journalist lost in Afghan ambush left a prolific legacy
    Some stories can be told only because of journalists who are willing to risk their lives. Award-winning photographer David Gilkey of NPR and Afghan journalist and translator Zabihullah Tamanna were two such voices. The two died Sunday in a Taliban ambush in southern Afghanistan. David Greene of NPR joins Gwen Ifill to remember the life and work of David Gilkey.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016

  • Have U.S. efforts to train Iraq’s army fallen short?
    The Iraqi army claimed progress today in the stalled two-week battle to retake the stronghold of Fallujah from Islamic State insurgents. But despite advances, have U.S. efforts to train and build up Iraq’s army fallen short? For more, Reuters reporter Ned Parker joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2016
    Iraqi national police and army
  • What California voter trends could mean for 2016
    The work of immigrants rights advocates, along with demographic changes in the Golden State, turned the home of Ronald Reagan into one of the most reliably Democratic states in the country. Jeff Greenfield looks at the history lesson behind California’s immigration politics and what it can teach us about where the country might be heading on the issue.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2016
    Duran Andrade, right, and Katie Huddleston raise their fists while protesting outside the California Republican Party convention in Burlingame, California April 29, 2016. REUTERS/Noah Berger - RTX2C7OC
  • How new voter ID laws may affect the 2016 contest
    17 states will have new voting regulations in place for the presidential election this November. 12 states will join the ranks of those requiring voters to show a government-issued photo ID, including North Carolina and Texas. For more insight on these new regulations, Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Reuters National Affairs Editor Jason Szep.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016

  • Venezuela is struggling as oil prices plummet
    Venezuela has the world’s largest reserves of oil, but with the price of oil in a free fall, the country’s economy is shrinking, and the South American nation of 30 million people is suffering. New York Times reporter Nicholas Casey, who is usually based in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the crisis.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2016
    A gas station attendant piles up coins on top of a fuel dispenser at a gas station of state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) before the government raised the price for fuel, in Caracas, February 16, 2016.  REUTERS/Marco Bello   - RTS95DB
  • ‘The Greatest’ to appear on Sports Illustrated cover for 40th time
    Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, who died on Friday at 74, will appear on the Sports Illustrated cover for the 40th time next week. Reporter Tim Layden, who wrote the 39th cover story last fall about the end of Ali’s life and his outspoken approach to social issues, joins Hari Sreenivasan in New York to discuss.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2016
    Muhammad Ali poses with gloves in this undated portrait. File photo by Action Images/Sporting Pictures via Reuters
  • The life and legacy of boxing titan Muhammad Ali
    Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, famed boxer and social activist Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, learned how to fight at an early age, when seeking vengeance for a stolen bicycle. From young Clay to famous Ali, NewsHour looks back on the life and legacy of one of the world’s most recognizable athletes.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2016
    Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay, Jr.; January 17, 1942) American former professional boxer, considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport's history. May 25, 1965, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali after his rematch with boxer Sonny Liston. Ali knocked out Liston in the first round. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty images)

Friday, June 3, 2016

  • Another Trump campaign rally ends in chaotic crowd violence
    Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s Thursday night rally in San Jose, California, quickly descended into chaos as protesters exchanged blows with Trump supporters and police. The melee was the latest instance of escalating violence that has dogged the real estate mogul’s campaign since mid-March, and it shows no sign of abating. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2016
    Victor Cristobal (C), of San Jose, chants during a demonstration outside a campaign rally for Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump in San Jose, California, U.S. June 2, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam - RTX2FFQV
  • Why hiring is at five-year low and the economy is stalling
    According to a new report from the Labor Department, U.S. hiring fell to a five year low in May, with just 38,000 new jobs. Even if those numbers are off, the last quarter shows a similarly disturbing trend: 115,000 jobs added per month, an abnormal drop during this long period of recovery. Hari Sreenivasan talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about why the economy is slowing down.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2016
    Moushumi Paul (R) of the USDA interviews job applicant Sherry Rose (L) at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation "Hiring Our Heroes" military job fair in Washington January 8, 2016. U.S. job growth surged in December and employment for the prior two months was revised sharply higher, suggesting that a recent manufacturing-led slowdown in economic growth would be temporary. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 292,000 last month, the Labor Department said on Friday.     REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTX21K4W
  • Why Chicago made scores of police brutality videos public
    Chicago’s Independent Police Review Board today released scores of video and audio recordings from police-involved shootings and some of them are pretty shocking. The release is part of sweeping police reforms instituted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel after the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, a young black man, by a white officer. Jeffrey Brown talks to Chicago Police Board chair Lori Lightfoot.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2016
    CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 18 : Demonstrators continue to protest the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald December 18, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, who was charged with murder last month in the shooting death of 17-year-old McDonald last year, was indicted on six counts of first-degree murder and one count of official misconduct earlier this week. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
  • Writer, chef, restaurateur Eddie Huang’s cups runneth over
    Eddie Huang hates being pigeonholed. The chef/owner of New York’s Baohaus would rather be known as a man who cooks and happens to run a restaurant. He’s also a man who writes. The son of Taiwanese immigrants wrote about his childhood in “Fresh off the Boat,” which became the basis of the ABC sitcom of the same name. Jeffrey Brown talks with Huang about his new literary effort, “Double Cup Love.”
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2016
    TOP CHEF -- "Captain Vietnam" Episode 1104 -- Pictured: (l-r) Judges Emeril Lagasse,  Eddie Huang -- (Photo by: David Moir/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
  • Shields and Brooks on persistent violence at Trump rallies
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week in politics, including the continued violence at Donald Trump’s rallies, how the Obama administration could have approached the recession differently, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s conflicted presidential endorsement and Hillary Clinton’s new line of attack against Trump.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2016
    Shields and Brooks
  • Restoring the Bay Area’s wetlands one native plant at a time
    The San Francisco Bay’s wetlands are disappearing at an alarming rate due to encroaching urban development, which endangers not only the local ecosystem but worldwide efforts to slow global warming, since the wetlands can store as much carbon as an entire tropical rainforest. Sonia Aronson of the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs takes a look at how residents are working to save the bay.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2016
    The fog shrouded Golden Gate Bridge is seen from the Marin Headlands in Sausalito, California March 21, 2012. A celebration held over the Memorial Day weekend in May will commemorate the bridge's 75th anniversary this year. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANNIVERSARY CITYSPACE SOCIETY) - RTR2ZOWE

Thursday, June 2, 2016

  • Can Sanders pull off upset win over Clinton in California?
    As the primary season heads toward its final weekend of campaigning, all three remaining candidates are canvassing feverishly in California ahead of Tuesday’s vote, especially trailing contender Sen. Bernie Sanders, who’s banking on a big win in the Golden State to reverse Hillary Clinton’s seemingly inevitable march to the Democratic nomination. John Yang talks to Scott Shafer of KQED for more.
    Original Air Date: June 2, 2016
    U S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders waves to supporters during his campaign rally at Colton Hall in Monterey, California, U.S., May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Michael Fiala - RTX2F2J6
  • Prince’s fentanyl OD gives new urgency to opioid epidemic
    The opioid epidemic sweeping the nation once more took center stage after law enforcement officials revealed that music icon Prince’s death in April was due to an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid far stronger than morphine. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Sharon Stancliff of the Harm Reduction Coalition for more on how we can reduce opioid fatalities with better addiction treatment.
    Original Air Date: June 2, 2016
    A vial of Naloxone and syringe are pictured at a Naloxone training class taught by Jennifer Stepp and her daughter Audrey for adults and children to learn how to save lives by injecting Naloxone into people suffering opioid overdoses at the Hillview Community Center in Louisville, Kentucky, November 21, 2015.                  REUTERS/John Sommers II - RTX1VIP5