Friday, September 2, 2016

  • A rebuilt Joplin thrives, but emotional damage lingers
    The tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, in May 2011 was one of the most destructive in U.S. history. Five years later, the city seems to be thriving -- possibly even better off than it was before. One key to its success? Getting residents to stay, says Jane Cage, chair of the Citizens Advisory Recovery Team. But the emotional trauma from that day still lingers. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: September 2, 2016
    Volunteers cut wood floor planks for a house under construction in Joplin, Missouri May 16, 2012. May 22 marks the one year anniversary of a deadly EF-5 tornado that ripped through the town, killing 161 people. The tornado damaged or destroyed about 7,500 homes and 500 other buildings, but the city is now well into a recovery mode that has spurred some segments of the local economy. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) - RTR326HP
  • Why Hermine is the first hurricane to hit the U.S. in years
    Early Friday morning, Hurricane Hermine hit Florida’s Big Bend region on the Gulf Coast, causing major damage and a state of emergency for more than 50 counties. Climate Central’s Sean Sublette joins William Brangham to consider what Hermine tells us about weather patterns, why it’s the first hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. in over a decade and what we might expect from future storms.
    Original Air Date: September 2, 2016
    A huge pine tree is shown after falling through a home from the wind and rain damage of Hurricane Hermine in Tallahassee, Florida September 2, 2016.  REUTERS/Phil Sears REUTERS/Phil Sears - RTX2NW00
  • We now know what Clinton told the FBI -- but should we?
    On Friday, the FBI released two key documents from its investigation into the private email server Hillary Clinton used as secretary of state. One file contains the FBI’s notes from its interviews with Clinton; the other summarizes the agency’s findings. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with NPR’s Carrie Johnson about what new information these materials reveal and why their publication is controversial.
    Original Air Date: September 2, 2016
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 22. The congressional committee is investigating the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, when Clinton was the secretary of state. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Thursday, September 1, 2016

  • Interpreting Donald Trump’s tough immigration proposals
    Talk of a Mexican border wall and fighting illegal immigration were big applause lines for Donald Trump in his Wednesday night speech in Arizona. Lisa Desjardins recaps his remarks and Gwen Ifill gets perspectives from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Marielena Hincapié of the National Immigration Law Center and Karthick Ramakrishnan of the University of California, Riverside.
    Original Air Date: September 1, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses the National Convention of the American Legion in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., September 1, 2016. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston - RTX2NS34
  • Georgetown tries to make amends for profiting from slavery
    Georgetown University is taking an unprecedented step to respond to and apologize for its ties to slavery. The university will give special preference to applicants who are descendants of Georgetown’s slaves, plans to rename a building in honor of one of the slaves and will create an institute to study slavery. For greater context, Hari Sreenivasan speaks with the MIT’s Craig Steven Wilder.
    Original Air Date: September 1, 2016
    The campus of Georgetown University, top right, is seen past the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders are staking out positions ahead of next month's budget battle, setting up their sixth showdown over how to avoid defaulting on the U.S. debt and shutting down the government. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • How Lemony Snicket channels his bewilderment into words
    You may not have heard of Daniel Handler, but you’ve probably heard of his pen name: Lemony Snicket. Handler, author of the children’s book series “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” says much of children's’ literature is about “enforced morality,” but he focuses on the bewildering nature of childhood. Handler gives his Brief but Spectacular take on putting his bewilderment into words.
    Original Air Date: September 1, 2016
  • What would trade policy look like in a Clinton White House?
    Hillary Clinton, long associated with free trade agreements, has made a big switch this election. Economics correspondent Paul Solman sits down with Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, a leading progressive lawmaker and one of Clinton’s supporters, for a discussion of her views on America’s role in the global economy.
    Original Air Date: September 1, 2016
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton addresses the National Convention of the American Legion in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Bryan Woolston/Reuters
  • What veterans think of their options for president
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump brought their campaign messages to the American Legion this week. So what do veterans think of the two candidates? Polls show Trump leading the veteran vote by double digits, but when veterans are asked who they feel would be most supportive of them, the candidates are even. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: September 1, 2016
    Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars salute as they recite the pledge of allegiance during their convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane - RTSJQG7

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

  • An author’s eulogy for ‘White Christian America’
    The demographic makeup of America is undergoing a visible change, and with it, America’s culture -- dominated by White Christian culture -- and power structures are shifting, too. That’s the premise of Robert Jones’ new book, “The End of White Christian America.” Judy Woodruff speaks with Jones for more.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2016
  • Trump talks of building a wall and a relationship in Mexico
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto Wednesday ahead of a speech on immigration. In the past, Trump has spoken of Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals; Peña Nieto has compared Trump to Hitler. How did this meeting come to be? Gwen Ifill talks to Roger Noriega of the American Enterprise Institute and The Arizona Republic’s Dan Nowicki.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2016
    Donald Trump, while a presidential nominee, visited Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico City on Aug. 31, 2016. Photo by Henry Romero/Reuters
  • What those on the border think about building a bigger fence
    Donald Trump’s talk of building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico has been one of the most-repeated tropes of his campaign. Currently, there stands a 652-mile-long wall running across the almost 2,000 mile border. It stretches not just along deserted areas, but also along bustling cities like Nogales, Arizona. Special correspondent Angela Kocherga gives us a glimpse of life at the border.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2016
    A child looks at U.S. workers building a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall at Sunland Park, U.S. opposite the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, August 26, 2016. Picture taken from the Mexico side of the U.S.-Mexico border. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez - RTX2N89F
  • Turning student inventions into the next big thing
    It’s back-to-school season, but these students have taken their brainstorming outside the classroom to solve pressing, real-life problems. Visit a competition where teams of student inventors pitch their entrepreneurial ideas to guests posing as investors, who vote on the best startup ideas. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports from Portland, Oregon.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2016
  • An accusation comes to light against filmmaker Nate Parker
    A new film, “The Birth of a Nation,” tells the story of Nat Turner, a historic figure who led a bloody slave rebellion in 1891. But lately this highly anticipated movie has been in the news because of revelations that Nate Parker, writer and lead actor, was accused of rape in college. Jeffrey Brown talks to Roxane Gay of Purdue University and Mike Sargent, chief film critic for Pacifica Radio.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2016
    LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 11:  Vanguard Award recipient Nate Parker speaks onstage at the Sundance Institute NIGHT BEFORE NEXT Benefit at The Theatre at The Ace Hotel on August 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

  • For travel memories, Russell Banks prefers words to images
    Novelist and poet Russell Banks used to feel guilty about not taking pictures to document his trips. Now, he doesn't even bring a camera with him, believing that visually recording an experience would effectively remove him from it. In contrast, describing sights in writing imprints images upon his memory. Banks shares an essay on how a camera can distinguish between a traveler and a tourist.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2016
  • EU: Apple owes Ireland nearly $15 billion in back taxes
    After uncovering an illegal deal, the European Union ruled that Apple pay over $14.5 billion in back taxes to Ireland. The EU’s antitrust regulator found that the country and the tech giant had made an agreement that allowed Apple to pay less than 1 percent in corporate tax for over a decade. Apple plans to appeal the decision. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2016
    European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager gestures during a news conference on Ireland's tax dealings with Apple Inc at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium August 30, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Vidal - RTX2NKZR
  • Mass graves of ISIS victims discovered across Iraq and Syria
    Documenting atrocities committed by the Islamic State can seem impossible. A new report from the Associated Press, however, catalogs 72 mass graves around Syria and Iraq -- including one site that held 1,700 bodies. Gwen Ifill speaks with the AP's Lori Hinnant about the locations of these burial sites, what happened to the victims entombed within them and whether anyone is being held responsible.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2016
  • Preparing Chicago teachers for high-need urban classrooms
    Preparing Chicago teachers for high-need urban classrooms.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2016
    The National Housing Conference analyzed 210 metro areas to see whether workers in public education could afford to buy or rent a home.
  • How Donald Trump’s ground strategy ‘defies convention’
    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have very different ground strategies in key states. While Clinton has devoted substantial resources to establishing local campaign offices and on-the-ground personnel, Donald Trump has defied this standard practice, keeping field operations much more limited. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Lisa Desjardins, who co-authored a report on the subject with Daniel Bush.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2016
    ARLINGTON, VA - AUGUST 27: Hillary Clinton supporters and volunteers work at the Virginia Victory Coordinated Campaign Field Office August 27, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia.  (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)
  • Tourism in Iceland is booming -- but it's not all good news
    As war, terrorism and uncertainty pervade the globe, travelers are flocking to Iceland -- regarded as one of the safest nations on the planet. Fishing used to be the country’s most profitable industry, but in recent years, tourism has claimed the top spot. Still, the buzz and the economic benefits it delivers are accompanied by challenges. Malcolm Brabant reports Iceland's tourism 'growing pains.'
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2016
    Iceland's national flag and a church are seen in the town of Vik, Iceland April 22, 2010.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo - RTSFTO2

Monday, August 29, 2016

  • Clinton & Trump are talking about minorities -- but to whom?
    As summer winds down, the presidential campaign ramps up. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton highlighted racial issues this week, while Trump appeared to soften on immigration. Meanwhile, some swing states may be out of contention. For political analysis, Gwen Ifill speaks with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Stuart Rothenberg of the The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report.
    Original Air Date: August 29, 2016
  • An extremist’s path to academia -- and fighting terrorism
    Jesse Curtis Morton begins work as a counterterrorism researcher at George Washington University this fall. But his path to the position was highly unconventional: until 2012, Morton was Younus Abdullah Muhammad, a Muslim extremist who founded a radical Islamist website. His decision to go undercover and assist in counterterrorism efforts while in prison changed his trajectory profoundly.
    Original Air Date: August 29, 2016
  • News Wrap: U.S. tells Turkey to focus on ISIS, not Kurds
    In our news wrap Monday, top American officials accused Turkey of focusing on Kurdish groups in their military campaign against Syria, instead of on ISIS. Also, in Yemen, a suicide truck bomb tore into a gathering of military recruits, leaving at least 54 dead and 70 wounded. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place in the southern city of Aden, near two schools and a mosque.
    Original Air Date: August 29, 2016
    A Turkish soldier on an armoured personnel carrier waves as they drive from the border back to their base in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern Gaziantep province, Turkey, August 27, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas  - RTX2N8Z1
  • Did outcry on social media lead to Mylan’s generic EpiPen?
    After news broke that the price of EpiPen injectors has skyrocketed, the allergy medicine’s maker, Mylan, announced its intention to offer a generic version of the product, to be sold at half the market price of the original. The New York Times’ Andrew Pollack and the University of Minnesota's Stephen Schondelmeyer talk with Gwen Ifill about the role public outcry played in the company's decision.
    Original Air Date: August 29, 2016
    There are some competitors to EpiPen, but they haven’t caught on. Photo by Greg Friese/via Flickr
  • Chicago gun violence is ‘clear failure’ of criminal justice
    Nykea Aldridge was walking her baby in a park on Chicago's South Side when she was killed in crossfire. The tragedy has sparked a conversation about rising gun violence in the city, where homicides exceed those in New York and Los Angeles combined. John Yang speaks with Chicago Life's Rev. Jedidiah Brown and Lori Lightfoot, president of the Chicago Police Board, for more on the crisis.
    Original Air Date: August 29, 2016
    CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 28: People attend a prayer vigil for Nykea Aldridge outside Willie Mae Morris Empowerment Center on August 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, was shot in the head and killed when a stray bullet struck her while she was pushing her baby in a stroller Friday afternoon near an elementary school on Chicago's south side. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
  • A vibrant picture of Brooklyn in the tumultuous 1970s
    “Another Brooklyn,” by Jacqueline Woodson, is not a typical coming-of-age novel. It takes place in Brooklyn in the 1970s, an environment in which drugs were ubiquitous, white flight was on the rise and young girls of color relied on each other for support. Woodson grew up in that era herself, and Jeffrey Brown meets with her in Brooklyn to discuss how she sees writers as 'history keepers.'
    Original Air Date: August 29, 2016
    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 19:  Jacqueline Woodson attends 2014 National Book Awards on November 19, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

  • Philippines groups condemn extrajudicial killings
    In the two months since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in the Philippines with a promise to crack down on illegal drugs, police said they have gunned down more than 700 suspected dealers and users who resisted arrest. For more on the drug war, Paul Henson, the North America bureau chief of ABS-CBN International The Filipino Channel, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2016
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at the wake of a soldier killed in an encounter with communist rebels at a military Camp Panacan in Davao city, in southern Philippines August 7, 2016. REUTERS/Lean Daval Jr - RTSLIJ7
  • How should media decide to publish controversial images?
    When the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published cartoons of the prophet Muhammad in 2005, protesters set fire to Danish embassies. Flemming Rose, the paper’s culture editor at the time, was the target of an assassination plot. More than 10 years later, Rose sits with Hari Sreenivasan in New York to talk about freedom of expression around the world.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2016
    Islamabad, PAKISTAN:  Activists of Pakistani Islamic party Jamaat-e-Ahle Sunnat hold placards and banners during an anti-cartoon protest rally in Islamabad, 13 March 2006.  Some 1,000 protesters marched on the streets to protest against the controversial publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. Twelve cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed were first published in Denmark's Jyllands-Posten newspaper in September 2005 and have since been reprinted elsewhere, igniting demonstrations throughout much of the Islamic world.             AFP PHOTO/Aamir QURESHI  (Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Saturday, August 27, 2016

  • Italy marks national day of mourning after quake
    As Italy held a national day of mourning, rescue workers spent a fourth day searching for survivors of a devastating earthquake that killed at least 291 since it struck on Wednesday. For the latest, NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay joins Hari Sreenivasan from Amatrice, Italy.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2016
    Firefighters stand next to a collapsed house following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy, August 27, 2016. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca - RTX2NABM