Wednesday, March 30, 2016

  • News Wrap: Newark to reform policing under DOJ agreement
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the city of Newark, New Jersey, agreed to reform the way its police officers treat minorities under a settlement with the Justice Department. Also, President Obama commuted prison sentences for 61 drug offenders.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2016
    Police walk through Terminal A at Newark Liberty Airport shortly after reopening it to passengers in Newark, New Jersey December 20, 2010. Security forces began allowing passengers back into Newark Airport's Terminal A after the terminal was shut for more than half an hour early on Monday because of a suspicious package, a Reuters witness said. Officials determined the suspicious package contained a computer monitor, 1010 WINS radio reported. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY CRIME LAW TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST) - RTXVWNH
  • Balancing conservation and development in Coachella Valley
    Southern California’s tranquil Coachella Valley has long been an environmental battleground. Home to 27 endangered and threatened species, the valley has also seen enormous population growth, with residents projected to double in the next 20 years. But a government plan 10 years in the making aims to balance conservationism with urban development. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2016
  • How Donald Trump turned media spectacle into campaign wins
    Donald Trump, front-runner for the GOP nomination, has been able to turn celebrity and controversy into nearly $2 billion in free media attention this election cycle. What’s driving his appeal and how has the electorate changed? Gwen Ifill talks to Stuart Stevens, former chief strategist for Mitt Romney, McKay Coppins of BuzzFeed News and Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the University of Pennsylvania.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) afternoon general session in Washington March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSBJSC
  • Seeing Holocaust survivors' stories in the books left behind
    In 1942, Jews from then-Czechoslovakia were taken to the Auschwitz death camp. A window into their lives before the deportation can be found in a new book, "Last Folio," and a traveling exhibition at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington. Jeffrey Brown examines how photographer Yuri Dojc rediscovered their story, and his own.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2016
  • Task force tackles how to support vulnerable Middle East
    There have been tectonic and tragic shifts across the Middle East and North Africa in the five years since the beginning of the Arab Spring movement, with hundreds of thousands dead and millions more displaced. To examine America’s role, in the region, Judy Woodruff talks to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2016
    Shahda, 8, stands at the impoverished Zhor neighborhood of Kasserine, where young people have been demonstrating for jobs since last week, January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra - RTX24F7E

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

  • Iraqi Christians face choice of flight or fight
    For Christians in Iraq, driven from their ancestral lands by the Islamic State, Easter celebrations were overshadowed by the feeling that they might never see home again. Now a small band of the displaced are taking up arms in order to defend their fellow Christians. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2016
  • How this former foster youth defied the odds
    Only about half of all youth in foster care in the U.S. graduate from high school, and just one in 10 enroll in college. But 19-year-old James Turner, raised in foster care since he was 18 months old and now a college student, is not only defying the odds -- he wants to use his education to help other foster youth overcome the same hurdles he did. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2016
    James Turner, a freshman at Florida State University and a foster youth, sits on the bleachers at his former high school in Orlando, Fla.  Photo by Mike Fritz
  • No wave of compassion when addicts were hooked on crack
    Faced with a rising national wave of opioid addiction and its consequences, families, law enforcement and political leaders around the nation are linking arms to save souls. But 30 years ago, it was a different story. Ekow Yankah, a Cardozo School of Law professor, reflects on how race affects our national response to drug abuse.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2016
  • A big endorsement, a criminal charge on the campaign trail
    The presidential candidates turned their attention to Wisconsin, site of the primary season's best big contest. Gov. Scott Walker endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz, who in turn launched another round of criticism against Donald Trump. But recent polling shows that Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are in a statistical tie. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2016
    Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tx., speaks to the crowd at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, Wisconsin March 29, 2016. Cruz's rally came minutes after Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) announced his support of the Cruz campaign. REUTERS/Ben Brewer - RTSCP15
  • What the immigration debate means for the White House race
    Immigration reform is one of the biggest issues of this year’s presidential race, and every contender has their own take. Judy Woodruff talks to Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies, Frank Sharry of America’s Voice and Brittney Parker of the Commonwealth Foundation for more on where the candidates stand on the issue and the role of Latino voters in this election.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2016
    Latino leaders and immigration reform supporters gather at Farrand Field on the campus of the University of Colorado to launch "My Country, My Vote," a 12-month voter registration campaign to mobilize Colorado's Latino, immigrant and allied voters October 28, 2015. The rally was held ahead of a forum held by CNBC before the U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate in Boulder. Photo by Evan Semon/Reuters
  • Without Scalia, Supreme Court splits on union fees case
    The Supreme Court split 4-4 on a case on whether unions can collect fees from government employees who choose not to join. The outcome was an unlikely win for unions and a stark example of the impact of Justice Antonin Scalia's death. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the new dynamics of the divided court.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2016
    People line up to visit the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington March 29, 2016. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday split 4-4 for the first time in a major case since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia on a conservative legal challenge to a vital source of funds for organized labor, affirming a lower-court ruling that allowed California to force non-union workers to pay fees to public-employee unions.   REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTSCOTR
  • FBI cracks the locked iPhone, but legal questions remain
    A conflict between tech giant Apple and the FBI over the encrypted iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters came to a moot point when Justice Department officials announced they had cracked the phone’s security without Apple’s help. Gwen Ifill talks to Devlin Barrett of The Wall Street Journal and Fred Kaplan of Slate for more on how the FBI got what it wanted and what happens now.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2016
    People gather at a small rally in support of Apple's refusal to help the FBI access the cell phone of a gunman involved in the killings of 14 people in San Bernardino, in Santa Monica, California, United States, February 23, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTX28AJM

Monday, March 28, 2016

  • Long-awaited battle for Mosul will be toughest yet
    Since the Islamic State forces overran the city nearly two years ago, Mosul in Iraq has become a vital hub for ISIS’s operations in the region. Now the Iraqi army, supported by Kurdish and American forces, has launched a long-awaited counterattack to reclaim the city -- but will it be successful? Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports from the front lines.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2016
    An Iraqi soldier takes part during a military operation on the outskirt of the Makhmour south of Mosul, Iraq, March 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Azad Lashkari - RTSC878
  • Remembering author Jim Harrison in his own words
    Jim Harrison, a prolific and influential writer of fiction and poetry, was known for his preoccupation with rural American life and his eclectic professional pursuits: he’d been everything from a Hollywood screenwriter to a food writer for Esquire Magazine. Harrison died over the weekend at age 78. Jeffrey Brown looks back on his 2009 interview with Harrison at his home in Montana.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2016
  • Inside the manhunt for Balkan war criminals
    Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is the latest perpetrator to be convicted of war crimes committed during the 1990s Balkan wars. In "The Butcher's Trail," author Julian Borger examines how tough it was to hunt down those responsible for the most grotesque atrocities of the conflict. Borger sits down with chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2016
  • Turning poop into power, not pollution
    Move over solar and wind power, there’s another renewable energy source: poop. Thanks to rapidly advancing “digester” technologies, it’s possible to extract and refine natural gas from the methane in human and animal waste, generating power rather than polluting greenhouse gases. Special correspondent Dan Boyce of Inside Energy and Rocky Mountain PBS reports.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2016
  • Sanders’s three-state sweep doesn’t change delegate math
    Sen. Bernie Sanders made a sweep of three states in primary contests over the weekend. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith join Gwen Ifill to discuss why Sanders has a “math problem” despite his wins, Hillary Clinton’s enthusiasm gap among younger voters, the GOP’s war of words over wives and whether Donald Trump is making headway with the Republican establishment.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016

  • Tennessee lawmakers vote to discontinue 'fetal assault' law
    Tennessee representatives voted to discontinue a controversial law that explicitly allowed prosecutors to charge a mother with fetal assault for using drugs while pregnant. NewsHour's Megan Thompson reports.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2016
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  • Utah sets up first-of-its-kind white-collar crime registry
    In an attempt to combat high levels of fraud, Utah has taken inspiration from the sex offender list, becoming the first state in the US to establish a white-collar felon registry for financial crimes. The Wall Street Journal's Jean Eaglesham joins Megan Thompson to discuss.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2016
  • Are foreign recruits causing idealogical rifts in ISIS?
    The U.S. Director of National Intelligence says the number of men who have traveled from their home countries to join ISIS now exceeds 36,000. The influx of foreign fighters may now be causing ideological discord in its ranks. Wall Street Journal reporter Matt Bradley joins Megan Thompson via Skype to discuss.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2016
    An undated photograph of a man described as Abdelhamid Abaaoud that was published in the Islamic State's online magazine Dabiq and posted on a social media website. A Belgian national currently in Syria and believed to be one of Islamic State's most active operators is suspected of being behind Friday's attacks in Paris, acccording to a source close to the French investigation. "He appears to be the brains behind several planned attacks in Europe," the source told Reuters of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, adding he was investigators' best lead as the person likely behind the killing of at least 129 people in Paris on Friday. According to RTL Radio, Abaaoud is a 27-year-old from the Molenbeek suburb of Brussels, home to other members of the militant Islamist cell suspected of having carried out the attacks.  REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TVATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. THIS PICTURE WAS PROCESSED BY REUTERS TO ENHANCE QUALITY. - RTS7CLF
  • The Cherokee Nation wants to reverse hepatitis C
    The Cherokee Nation, one of the largest Native American tribes, has become the first community in the U.S. to set a goal of eliminating hepatitis C from its population. Tribe officials plan to screen 300,000 members, whose prevalence of infection for the virus is five times the national rate, and treat them with drugs that have proven 90 percent effective. NewsHour’s Stephen Fee reports.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

  • Rethinking wages for tipped workers
    Due to low federal minimum wages for tipped workers, many grapple with poverty rates. Seven states, however, pay tipped workers full minimum wage before tips. And with minimum-wage hikes looming, some restaurants are pioneering no-tipping policies, eliminating gratuities in favor of higher hourly wages for workers. NewsHour's Alison Stewart reports.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2016
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  • Lawmakers approve emergency aid for Detroit schools
    As Detroit schools slip toward bankruptcy, the Michigan state legislature approved almost $50 million in emergency aid to keep Detroit's public schools open through the end of this year. New York Times reporter Kate Zernike joins Megan Thompson to discuss.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2016
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  • U.S. officials push Europe to bolster security measures
    After the attacks in Brussels, American intelligence and security services have weighed in on European security. Washington Post reporter Adam Goldman joins Megan Thompson from Washington to discuss.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2016
    A girl lights candles as people pay tribute to the victims of Tuesday's bomb attacks, at the Place de la Bourse in Brussels, Belgium, March 26, 2016. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSCCP0

Friday, March 25, 2016

  • Shields and Brooks on Trump-Cruz wife feud
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the terror attack in Brussels and the U.S. fight against the Islamic State, why President Obama was criticized for attending a baseball game, Ted Cruz’s call to patrol Muslim neighborhoods and a war of words about the wives of Cruz and Donald Trump.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2016
  • Why cancer is so hard to fight in rural Kentucky
    Cancer is epidemic in eastern Kentucky, a result of medical illiteracy, limited access to care, unhealthy lifestyles and poverty. In fact, life expectancy in the region is five years shorter than the rest of the nation. But state health officials are aiming to change that with comprehensive prevention and education initiatives. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2016
  • As racial hate groups rise, strategies to shut them down
    What motivates hate groups and domestic terrorists? With the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist movements making a resurgence, special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks to Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center about solutions to stop the hate and encourage tolerance.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2016
    A supporter for the Ku Klux Klan and the Confederate flag yells at opposing demonstrators during a rally at the statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina July 18, 2015. A Ku Klux Klan chapter and an African-American group planned overlapping demonstrations on Saturday outside the South Carolina State House, where state officials removed the Confederate battle flag last week. REUTERS/Chris Keane      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1KURH
  • Fighting ISIS, on the battlefield and online
    Is the U.S. making headway in the fight against the Islamic State group? Judy Woodruff talks to retired Col. Derek Harvey, a former Army intelligence officer, and Brendan Koerner of Wired Magazine about the military offensive against ISIS, including the killing of a senior leader, and the resiliency of the group on social media.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2016
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford speak to press about counter-ISIL operations at the Pentagon, in Washington March 25, 2016.  Islamic State's second in command and other senior leaders were likely killed this week in a major offensive targeting financial operations, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday, the latest in a series of setbacks for the militant group.  REUTERS/Department of Defense/Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee/Handout via Reuters  THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTSC99Y