Sunday, January 10, 2016

  • Oldest school desegregation program grows in Rochester, NY
    The Urban-Suburban program in Rochester, New York, has given minority children the opportunity to attend schools in the suburbs that have a far larger population of white students. The program is growing, but questions still remain remain about whether the exchange has actually increased integration in the region's schools, which remain as segregated as ever. NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2016
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  • U.S. mulls ending program that urges Cuban doctors to defect
    As part of the normalization of U.S.-Cuban relations, the Obama administration is considering ending a program that encourages Cuban doctors and nurses working outside of the country to defect to the U.S. The program has approved more than 7,000 applications since 2006. Reuters White House Correspondent Jeff Mason joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C., to discuss.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2016
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  • Remains of 144-year-old whaling shipwreck discovered near Alaska
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2016
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Saturday, January 9, 2016

  • How will China's economic woes affect the U.S.?
    The crash in the Chinese stock market this week unnerved investors around the globe, as the world's second largest economy suffered from a volatile stock market and falling currency. NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the country's economic woes and the effect on the U.S. economy.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2016
    An investor takes notes of stock information in front of an electronic board at a brokerage house in Beijing, China, January 8, 2016.  REUTERS/Jason Lee        TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX21HN4
  • Anti-migrant protests turn violent in Germany
    Germany has accepted more than a million asylum seekers in the past year, and on Saturday, anti-immigrant sentiment was on display in response to New Year's Eve assaults on women, allegedly by migrants. NewsHour Special Correspondent Malcolm Brabant joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Cologne, Germany, to discuss the protests and investigation.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2016
    Police use pepper spray against supporters of anti-immigration right-wing movement PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West) during a demonstration march, in reaction to mass assaults on women on New Year's Eve, in Cologne, Germany, January 9, 2016.     REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay  - RTX21NF6
  • White House talks terrorism with Silicon Valley
    This week, senior White House officials and some of the most prominent figures in Silicon Valley met to seek common ground on the fight to help law enforcement curb suspected terrorists using the internet and smartphones. Dawn Chmielewski, a reporter for Re/code, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Los Angeles to discuss.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2016
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  • The opioid epidemic’s toll on pregnant women and their babies
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2016
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Friday, January 8, 2016

  • New Year's assaults stoke tensions over migrants in Germany
    In Cologne, Germany, more than 100 young women were assaulted by crowds of men during New Year's celebrations. German authorities say they have identified 18 asylum seekers among the 31 suspects linked to the troubles, polarizing public opinion about that country’s open door immigration policy. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: January 8, 2016
    A police vehicle patrols at the main square and in front of the central railway station in Cologne, Germany, January 5, 2016. A mass attack by about 1,000 men, described by witnesses as being of North African appearance, on women celebrating New Year in the city of Cologne has caused outrage across Germany. Police say some 60 women have reported being robbed, threatened or sexually molested at the New Year's celebrations outside the twin-spired cathedral in Cologne by young, mostly drunk, men. There is also one allegation of rape.    REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay  - RTX2140Q
  • Brooks and Corn on Obama confronting gun control
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and David Corn, Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones, join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including President Obama’s proposals for gun control, an update on the GOP presidential race and the first successful Republican repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
    Original Air Date: January 8, 2016
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  • Will real-time data for consumers lead to healthier living?
    Wearable health and fitness gadgets have broken into a sprint at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. And no wonder: An estimated 500 million people worldwide now diligently record their steps and leaps. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien examines how a perfect storm of tech advances have driven a boom in real-time health data for consumers, and how it may affect medicine.
    Original Air Date: January 8, 2016
    A Gear S2 Classic Platinum smart watch is displayed in the Samsung Electronics booth during the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada January 7, 2016. The watch is compatible with most Android smartphones. REUTERS/Steve Marcus - RTX21H68
  • Hiring got a bounce in 2015, while wages stayed flat
    The U.S. economy added 2.6 million jobs overall in 2015, part of a two-year gain that was the best since the late '90s. Yet wage growth remained relatively slow. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez explores the final jobs report of last year and more with Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: January 8, 2016
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  • What the capture of ‘El Chapo’ means for Mexico’s drug wars
    Joaquin Guzman, a.k.a "El Chapo," perhaps the world's most notorious drug lord, was arrested nearly six months after his elaborate escape from a high-security prison in Mexico. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Alfredo Corchado of Arizona State University about what the capture means for the Mexican government.
    Original Air Date: January 8, 2016
    Mexican soldiers stand guard atop a vehicle on a street awaiting the arrrival of recaptured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at the Navy's airstrip in Mexico City, Mexico January 8, 2016. Mexico recaptured the world's most notorious drug lord Guzman with U.S. help in a violent standoff on Friday, six months after he humiliated President Enrique Pena Nieto by tunnelling out of a maximum security prison. Guzman, head of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel whom Pena Nieto first caught in February 2014, was captured in an early morning raid that killed five in the city of Los Mochis in the drug baron's native state of Sinaloa in northwest Mexico. REUTERS/Henry Romero - RTX21L8K
  • Reginald Dwayne Betts, 'For the city that nearly broke me'
    Reginald Dwayne Betts reads 'For the city that nearly broke me' for the PBS NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: January 8, 2016
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Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Want to be happy? Giving is more gratifying than receiving
    'Tis better to give than to receive, goes the old saying. But better for whom? Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks with psychology scholars about the ways altruism can benefit those who give.
    Original Air Date: January 7, 2016
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  • How drawing opens up doors for this documentarian
    Illustrative journalist Wendy MacNaughton offers her Brief but Spectacular take on telling undertold stories through drawing.
    Original Air Date: January 7, 2016
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  • 'Making a Murderer' interrogates fairness of justice system
    "Making a Murderer," a new true crime documentary on Netflix, tells the story of Steven Avery, a man exonerated of a sexual assault after serving 18 years in prison, only to be charged and convicted of murder. Presenting recorded police interrogations and court proceedings, the filmmakers raise questions about the criminal justice system. Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos join William Brangham.
    Original Air Date: January 7, 2016
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  • How do we solve stubborn segregation in schools?
    Despite a historic Supreme Court ruling outlawing segregated schools, today huge numbers of students remain in separate and unequal schools, most in inner cities. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks with Pedro Noguera of the University of California, Los Angeles, about the consequences of such inequality and what can be done.
    Original Air Date: January 7, 2016
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  • U.S. revises advice on sugar, cholesterol and red meat
    There’s a new set of dietary guidelines from the federal government for the first time in five years, advising against eating too much sugar and red meat, while allowing moderate drinking of alcohol and coffee. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Allison Aubrey of NPR about how the government revised its recommendations.
    Original Air Date: January 7, 2016
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  • Will big money spent on TV ads pay off for 2016 candidates?
    Political advertising could break records in 2016: some experts estimate Americans will see $4.4 billion spent on TV ads. But will all that spending pay off for presidential candidates trying to rise in the polls? Political director Lisa Desjardins offers a look at some of their strategies and Gwen Ifill learns more from Matea Gold of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: January 7, 2016
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  • What does the market crash say about China’s economy?
    The Chinese stock market dropped 7 percent in the first 29 minutes of trading, before shutting down to stem further losses. China’s second major crash in the past four days drove investor skittishness around the globe, including a Dow loss of nearly 400 points. Gwen Ifill learns more from David Wessel of the Brookings Institute.
    Original Air Date: January 7, 2016
    A pedestrian looks at an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various countries outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, January 7, 2016. Japanese stocks fell on Thursday morning after China's central bank weakened the yuan - sparking a sharp strengthening of the yen, hurting exporters and tarnishing sentiment in a market already on edge over geopolitical tensions and signs that China's economy is slowing. REUTERS/Yuya Shino TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX21CKS

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

  • How should the world respond to North Korea's h-bomb claim?
    Gwen Ifill talks with former Obama administration official Wendy Sherman and Siegfried Hecker, former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, about why we should be worried about North Korea’s purported test of a hydrogen bomb, how world powers should respond and possible motivations for Kim Jong Un.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2016
    People take part in a mass rally at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to mark North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's New Year Address in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 5, 2016.     REUTERS/KCNA ATTENTION 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. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX214FG
  • A boom year for the auto industry also had some big busts
    In 2015, Americans spent roughly $570 billion dollars on more than 17 million cars and trucks, breaking a record set 15 years earlier. But it was also a year of automaker scandal, including a probe into GM's defective ignition switch problems, faulty airbags found in more than 19 million vehicles and Volkswagen's emissions cheating. Judy Woodruff talks with David Shepardson of Reuters.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2016
    A General Motors Chevrolet dealership is shown April 24, 2014 in Royal Oak, Michigan. Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images
  • Fighting the debt trap of triple-digit interest rate loans
    Payday loans are supposed to be a short-term quick fix for those who can't get traditional credit. But the loans are rarely actually short-term, and borrowers frequently need to take out a second loan to pay off the first. Special correspondent Andrew Schmertz reports from South Dakota, where some state lawmakers are trying to cap triple-digit interest rates that many struggle to pay.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2016
    The House Appropriations Committee voted Thursday to block proposed rules from the Obama administration that sought to crack down on short-term, high-interest payday loans.
  • Left behind by banks, poor Americans pay more to borrow
    It’s expensive to be poor. Unable to maintain a minimum balance or provide the necessary ID to open a bank account, many low-income Americans rely on fringe financial services like check cashing stores and payday lenders, which charge interest rates that can reach the triple digits. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Mehrsa Baradaran, author of "How the Other Half Banks."
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2016
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  • For disabled children, making the world a custom fit
    MacArthur fellow Alex Truesdell sees a world of possibilities in a simple piece of cardboard. At her Adaptive Design Association, cardboard furniture and learning tools are built for children with disabilities to help them realize their potential. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2016
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  • A new map to unearth Alaska’s treasures
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, the U.S. Geological Service released its first-ever digital map of Alaska, revealing thousands of geological details that can be used to contribute to new scientific assessments of the northern-most state.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2016
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  • Young deportees start over after growing up in U.S.
    Even before recent raids by the Department of Homeland Security, hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants have been deported annually. And those who grew up in the U.S. have found themselves living in what feels like a foreign country. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro talks to some young people who are starting over and feeling culture shock after having to leave the U.S.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2016
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • A day of pride for Afghan girl grads amid growing threats
    It was a very special day for the Zabuli Education Center, located about 100 miles north of Kabul. For the first time, girls in that village graduated from high school. Special correspondent Beth Murphy of the Ground Truth Project reports on the hopes and challenges for students and educators there.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2016
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