Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

  • As Sanders closes in on Clinton in Iowa, tougher attacks
    Presidential candidates are sharpening their attacks in the weeks before the Iowa contests. Judy Woodruff talks to Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about ramped up rhetoric on the campaign trail as Sen. Bernie Sanders closes the gap with Hillary Clinton in Iowa.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2016
  • Can setting bipartisan goals disrupt political dysfunction?
    As the presidential campaigns compete hard to win over voters, the bipartisan group No Labels is trying to bring the parties together, rallying candidates around a policy agenda pledge focused on jobs, Social Security and Medicare, balancing the federal budget and energy security. Judy Woodruff talks to the group’s co-chairs, former Gov. Jon Huntsman and former Sen. Joe Lieberman.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2016
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  • What a challenge to union fees could mean for organized labor
    Can teachers who are not union members be required to pay some union dues? That question is being weighed at the Supreme Court, which heard arguments in a case that could have wide ramifications for organized labor. Judy Woodruff learns more about the case from Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2016
    The Supreme Court issued two decisions on Thursday that  targeted different issues of free speech.
  • How student athletes get around career-ending head injuries
    Like the NFL, NCAA schools and teams have taken new precautions to protect student athletes from long-term effects of head injuries. But some players who have been medically disqualified are still finding a way to return to the field. Hari Sreenivasan talks to David Armstrong of online news site STAT.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2016
    Jan 2, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback James Whitaker (9) is tackled by Arizona State Sun Devils long snapper Mitchell Fraboni (63) during the first half at Chase Field during the Cactus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports - RTX20U89
  • The ethics of Sean Penn's 'El Chapo' conversation
    Before Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera was recaptured by Mexican authorities, the American movie star and activist Sean Penn met with Mexico’s most wanted man in a jungle hideaway to interview him for Rolling Stone magazine. William Brangham discusses the ethical questions raised by Rolling Stone’s methods with Angela Kocherga, Borderlands bureau director of Cronkite News.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2016
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  • Poetry helps youth at a juvenile detention center find peace
    Free Write Jail Arts and Literacy aims to help troubled youths in Chicago’s Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center address their personal issues by writing poetry about their circumstances and upbringing. Jeffrey Brown talks with poet Reginald Dwayne Betts, who turned around his life with writing and education after eight and a half years in prison.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2016
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