Wednesday, May 11, 2016

  • Uber hits major speed bumps across the U.S.
    The meteoric rise of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft is hitting speed bumps across the country: legal settlements with drivers in California and Massachusetts; a decision to suspend services in Austin, Tex.; and now, a union in New York City. Hari Hari Sreenivasan talks to Mike Isaac of the New York Times for more.
    Original Air Date: May 11, 2016
    The Uber logo is seen on a vehicle near Union Square in San Francisco, California, U.S. May 7, 2015.    REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/File Photo - RTX2C0YV
  • A modern retelling of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice
    Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” is one of the most celebrated novels in the English language, but time may have diluted its impact for modern audiences. Author Curtis Sittenfeld set out to update the classic work to 21st century Cincinnati in her new book “Eligible,” and joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the universal themes of the story and her admiration for the original.
    Original Air Date: May 11, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

  • Why the Amazon milk frog is the world’s greatest gymnast
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a German research team from Kiel University used high speed cameras to capture the incredible gymnastic feats of the Amazon milk frog in slow motion. The NewsHour’s Julia Griffin explains how this tiny creature puts mankind’s best athletes to shame.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2016
    An Amazon Milk Frog (Trachycephalus resinifictrix), native to the rain forests of South and Central America, sits atop a branch in a display at the American Museum of Natural History's "A Chorus of Colors" live frog exhibit in New York City, June 10, 2009. More than 200 live frogs from around the world are on display at the Museum through January 3, 2010.   REUTERS/Mike Segar   (UNITED STATES ANIMALS ENTERTAINMENT ENVIRONMENT) - RTR24J3F
  • Cruz forces still question Donald Trump’s conservative cred
    He may be the GOP’s presumptive nominee, but Donald Trump still faces an uphill battle to bring party leaders around to his side before the general election. Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Ted Cruz’s former delegate operations director Ken Cuccinelli and Corey Stewart, the Trump campaign’s Virginia state chairman, for more on Trump’s chances of unifying the party behind his candidacy.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2016
    Former Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) arrives to talks to the media outside of his Senate office on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  - RTX2DPT2
  • News Wrap: Deadly heartland tornadoes pummel Oklahoma
    In our news wrap Tuesday, Oklahoma began recovery operations after a barrage of tornadoes ripped through the central and southern parts of the state, devastating homes and killing at least two people. Also, the Alberta wildfire that forced nearly 90,000 to flee Fort McMurray has moved away from the city, allowing repairs to begin; officials said it will take weeks before evacuees can return.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2016
  • A nursing home and day care share a roof — and it’s magic
    What can a 5-year-old learn from a 95-year-old? At Seattle’s Providence Mount St. Vincent nursing home, that question is answered daily. You see, “The Mount” also houses a child care center of 125 tots. And the full cycle of life on display is magic. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2016
  • The battle for Minnesota’s $1 trillion mining jackpot
    Minnesota’s Arrowhead region sits atop a trove of precious metals: mining companies say the area holds four billion tons of raw material like copper and nickel, a haul worth $1 trillion. But local residents and activists are taking a stand against encroaching mining operations, citing the potentially disastrous environmental consequences. Josh Buettner of Iowa Public Television reports.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2016
  • Understanding racism in the 21st century
    At the Library of Congress’ annual Jefferson Lecture on Monday, documentarian Ken Burns highlighted the U.S.’s long history of institutionalized racism and its present-day ramifications. For more on the problems surrounding race in America, and some possible solutions, special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks to Rev. David Billings of the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2016
    Protestors carry signs during a demonstration by "Black Lives Matter" in Los Angeles, California August 11, 2015. In Los Angeles on Tuesday, a group of protesters from the movement disrupted a police commission meeting on the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of unarmed black man Ezell Ford, who was killed during a struggle with a police officer. REUTERS/Phil McCarten - RTX1NZJC
  • How the 'Southwest Airlines of Europe' makes a profit
    Sometimes called "the Southwest Airlines of Europe," Norwegian Airlines makes a profit even though it undercuts prices of U.S. and foreign competitors. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports from the islands of Guadeloupe on how the low-cost airline took a risk that the bigger carriers wouldn't touch.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2016
    A Norwegian aircraft makes its final approach to land at Malta International Airport at dusk as another plane leaves contrails while flying overhead, outside Valletta September 28, 2013.  Picture taken September 28, 2013.

Monday, May 9, 2016

  • NC governor: We need clarity on bathroom law
    The fight over North Carolina’s controversial bill to restrict restroom access by biological gender intensified Monday. The state’s governor and legislature filed suit against the federal government, rejecting the Justice Department’s assertion that the law violates transgender people’s civil rights. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory talks with Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2016
    A bathroom sign welcomes both genders at the Cacao Cinnamon coffee shop in Durham, North Carolina May 3, 2016. The shop installed the signs after North Carolina's "bathroom law" gained national attention, positioning the state at the center of a debate over equality, privacy and religious freedom.   REUTERS/Jonathan Drake        - RTX2CPEL
  • Oil-reliant Saudi Arabia envisions a new economic path
    As global oil prices drop, Saudi Arabia is struggling against its reliance on oil export revenues. Over the weekend, the first signs emerged of an ambitious new plan to diversify the Saudi economy while maintaining power in the Middle East. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Sarah Ladislaw of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Simon Henderson of The Washington Institute for more.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2016
    A gas flame is seen in the desert near the Khurais oilfield, about 160 km (99 miles) from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia June 23, 2008. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji/File Photo - RTX2D0F5
  • What actually happens to your recycled electronics?
    The U.S. leads the world in e-waste, and while electronic recycling is increasingly popular, what happens after consumers drop off their unwanted products is less clear. A watchdog group has found a lot of tossed junk, with its toxic components, winds up in poorer nations -- and that very little recycling is going on. Special correspondents Ken Christensen and Katie Campbell of KCTS report.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2016
  • Clinton works to win over women voters
    As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton pivot toward the general election, both have redoubled their appeals to women voters. While Clinton spent the day discussing family issues in Virginia, Trump took to the stage to decry Clinton as the “enabler” of her husband’s infidelities. Meanwhile, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he would step down as co-chair of the RNC if Trump asked. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2016
    A supporter of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a sign at a "Women for Hillary" campaign rally in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S. April 18, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTX2AK6P
  • How private schools kept decades of sexual abuse secret
    Startling allegations of sexual abuse in private schools have surfaced over the past few years. At least eight schools in New England have launched or disclosed sexual abuse investigations this year alone; according to a new Boston Globe report, some 67 schools in the region have faced similar accusations since 1991. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Todd Wallack of the Boston Globe.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2016
  • How Trump stumped the GOP elite
    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest in politics, including why Hillary Clinton’s appeal to women voters is getting mixed results, how Clinton and Donald Trump can build their stock among women and whether Trump can bridge the deepening divides within the Republican party.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2016
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Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • Philippine front-runner drawing comparisons to Trump
    Voters in the Philippines are on the verge of choosing a new president. The front-runner’s brash and profane style has earned him comparisons to Donald Trump. Rodrigo Duterte, longtime mayor of the southern city Davao, has also been accused of the extra-judicial killings of a more than a thousand people. Joining Megan Thompson from Manila is Reuters reporter Karen Lima to talk about the election.
    Original Air Date: May 8, 2016
    Philippine presidential candidate and Davao city mayor Rodrigo 'Digong' Duterte gestures during a "Miting de Avance" (last political campaign rally) before the national elections at Rizal park in Manila in the Philippines May 7, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco - RTX2D9JN
  • Somalia intelligence agency may use children as spies
    A new report reveals that the East African nation of Somalia, which has been fighting with the support of the U.S. an insurgency by the radical al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabab, is using children as informants. A Washington Post exclusive reports that it could be a flagrant violation of international law. The newspaper’s Deputy Foreign Editor Mary Beth Sheridan in D.C. joins Megan Thompson to discuss.
    Original Air Date: May 8, 2016
    A Somali soldier takes position at the scene of a suicide attack by al Shabaab militants in capital Mogadishu June 21, 2015. Four Islamist gunmen were killed after detonating a car bomb and shooting their way into a national intelligence agency training site, the internal security ministry said, adding that the government did not suffer any casualties during the attack. REUTERS/Feisal Omar       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1HFKT
  • Thousands of students are seeing Broadway smash ‘Hamilton’
    This spring, 20,000 public high school students from low-income neighborhoods in New York City will get the opportunity to see “Hamilton,” the Broadway smash hit nominated this week for a record 16 Tony Awards. Students can see the show as part of a new classroom curriculum designed around the show to encourage creativity and foster student interest in history. NewsHour’s Saskia de Melker reports.
    Original Air Date: May 7, 2016
Richard Rodgers Theatre

Lin-Manuel Miranda	Alexander Hamilton
Javier Muñoz	Alexander Hamilton
Carleigh Bettiol	
Andrew Chappelle	
Ariana DeBose	
Alysha Deslorieux	
Daveed Diggs	Marquis De Lafayette
Thomas Jefferson
Renee Elise Goldsberry	Angelica Schuyler
Jonathan Groff	King George III
Sydney James Harcourt	
Neil Haskell	
Sasha Hutchings	
Christopher Jackson	George Washington
Thayne Jasperson	
Jasmine Cephas Jones	Peggy Schuyler
Maria Reynolds
Stephanie Klemons	
Emmy Raver-Lampman	
Morgan Marcell	
Leslie Odom, Jr.	Aaron Burr
Okieriete Onaodowan	Hercules Mulligan
James Madison
Anthony Ramos	John Laurens
Phillip Hamilton
Jon Rua	
Austin Smith	
Phillipa Soo	Eliza Hamilton
Seth Stewart	
Betsy Struxness	
Ephraim Sykes	
Voltaire Wade-Green	
Standby: Javier Muñoz (Alexander Hamilton)

Production Credits:
Thomas Kail (Director)
Andy Blankenbuehler (Choreographer)
David Korins (Scenic Design)
Paul Tazewell (Costume Design)
Howell Binkley (Lighting Design)

Other Credits:
Lyrics by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Music by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • Growing wildfire in Canada displaces tens of thousands
    At least 1,600 homes and buildings have burned this past week in a fire in Alberta, Canada that continues to grow. So far no injuries have been reported, but more than 80,000 people have been displaced. New York Times reporter Ian Austen joins Megan Thompson via Skype from Canada to discuss.
    Original Air Date: May 7, 2016
    A helicopter flies into thick smoke while battling a major forest fire outside of Fort McMurray May 4, 2016. REUTERS/Topher Seguin - RTX2CVJI
  • In historic election, London elects first Muslim mayor
    Human rights lawyer and Labor party leader Sadiq Khan is London’s first Muslim mayor. The son of a bus driver and seamstress, Khan was sworn in Saturday. Wall Street Journal reporter Jenny Gross joins Megan Thompson via Skype from London for more detail on the election.
    Original Air Date: May 7, 2016
    London's Mayor elect, Sadiq Khan, leaves Southwark Cathedral in London, Britain, May 7, 2016.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls - RTX2D8HZ
  • California program offers cash to reduce gun violence
    A local government-run program in Richmond, California, pays some young men up to $1,000 a month for as long as nine months if they achieve personal goals and stay out of trouble. The program targets some of the most dangerous people on the street, suspected, or previously convicted, of committing gun crimes. Yet critics say paying former criminals to reduce gun violence is the wrong approach.
    Original Air Date: May 7, 2016

Friday, May 6, 2016

  • As Trump tries to coalesce GOP, Obama urges ‘scrutiny’
    Friday saw presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump try to organize party leaders behind his upcoming presidential bid, but the real estate mogul faced more major defections from lawmakers still unwilling to embrace his controversial candidacy. Meanwhile, President Obama weighed in on Trump’s rise to the top of the Republican party for the first time. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: May 6, 2016
    File photo of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump by Chris Tilley/Reuters
  • Puerto Rican economic disaster leaves residents struggling
    For years, the Puerto Rican economy has been in decline, and the U.S. territory is now on the brink of disaster, with $72 billion of overall debt and an unemployment rate twice that of the mainland. As the island’s government is forced to suspend funding for vital services, hundreds of Puerto Ricans are leaving every day, while those who remain struggle to stay afloat. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: May 6, 2016
    The Government Development Bank (GDB) is seen in San Juan, November 30, 2015. Puerto Rican officials talked tough ahead of a major debt payment due on May 2, 2016, with the U.S. territory's governor predicting default, and chances slipping for a restructuring deal with creditors.   Reuters/Alvin Baez/File Photo - RTX2BYU8
  • Sanders on strategy, foreign policy & the outlook for DNC
    Though the battle for the GOP nomination ended with Donald Trump’s victory, the fate of the Democratic party’s candidacy is still in question, as trailing contender Sen. Bernie Sanders has vowed to fight on until the DNC convention. Sanders joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his superdelegate strategy, Hillary Clinton’s criticism of his foreign policy experience and what could happen if he loses.
    Original Air Date: May 6, 2016
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses the crowd during a campaign rally at Heritage Hall in Lexington, Kentucky, U.S. May 4, 2016. REUTERS/John Sommers II     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2CW69
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump’s nomination triumph
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including what Donald Trump’s ascension as the GOP’s presumptive nominee means for American politics, the fate of the Republican party after Trump, why Hillary Clinton hasn’t been able to finish off Sen. Bernie Sanders and the role of “big ideas” in this election cycle.
    Original Air Date: May 6, 2016
  • A contemporary composer considers legacy of Johannes Brahms
    Saturday will mark the 183rd birthday of the celebrated German composer and pianist Johannes Brahms. A complicated and utterly self-guarded man, Brahms liked to claim that his music didn’t flow from his heart, but the soulful and passionate nature of his compositions tells another tale. For more on what makes Brahms’ music so beautiful and enduring, Jeffrey Brown talks to composer Rob Kapilow.
    Original Air Date: May 6, 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016

  • Seeing Robert Mapplethorpe’s idea of perfection
    Artist Robert Mapplethorpe found himself at the center of the culture wars of the 1980s and ‘90s for his best-known work, homoerotic and often explicit photographs that drew the ire of federal lawmakers. Now two major Los Angeles museums have mounted a retrospective of his work, asking viewers to take another look. Jeffrey Brown examines the artist’s life and legacy.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2016
  • Trump the leader of the free world? Two GOP perspectives
    Donald Trump may be the GOP’s presumptive nominee, but that doesn’t mean party leaders are lining up to throw support behind him. On Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan became the highest ranked Republican to say he’s not ready to endorse Trump. Judy Woodruff gets two conservative perspectives from Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., and John McCormack of the Weekly Standard.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives for his campaign rally at the Century Center in South Bend, Indiana, U.S., May 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski - RTX2CIGI