Tuesday, June 23, 2015

  • Not Trending: Can horses help rehabilitate inmates?
    When we only pay attention to the things that are trending in our social networks, we may be missing some compelling stories. Carlos Watson, CEO of website Ozy, joins Gwen Ifill to share a few overlooked items, including a man trying to reform schools in Oakland, and a program that aims to transform the lives of inmates.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2015
  • Already suffering Greece struggles with flood of migrants
    As Greece grapples to reach a deal with international creditors to avoid bankruptcy, the country is also being hit hard with a surge of arriving migrants – straining scant resources even further. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from the island of Lesbos, which is on the front lines of Greece’s migrant crisis.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2015
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  • Hate those robocall polls? The FCC is cracking down
    In the years since the federal "Do Not Call" registry, there's been a big rise in the number of robocalls -- automated and recorded calls and texts that barrage your phone repeatedly. Judy Woodruff interviews Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, about why the FCC is giving companies more power to block them at consumer request, plus subsidies for broadband internet.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2015
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  • How should the South see its Confederate past?
    As more politicians and governments call for the removal of the Confederate flag from public life, and retailers like Amazon and Walmart bar the sale of flag memorabilia, Judy Woodruff talks to Jack Hunter of Rare.us, author Isabel Wilkerson and Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention about Southern legacy and confronting difficult history.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2015
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  • How Kalief Browder became the face of Rikers Island abuse
    New York City has announced sweeping reforms at Rikers Island, following a class action lawsuit over the abuse of inmates. Earlier this month, Kalief Browder, a former Rikers prisoner, committed suicide. He was held for more than 1,000 days without a trial before being released and endured a brutal detention. The New Yorker’s Jennifer Gonnerman, who brought his story to light, joins Gwen Ifill.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2015
    Flowers rest on top of pictures of Kalief Browder in New York June 11, 2015. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday vowed to push reforms at the city's troubled Rikers Island prison complex after the reported weekend suicide of the 22-year-old Browder who had been held there for three years without being convicted of a crime. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson  - RTX1G64W
  • Ernesto L. Abeytia's 'Pamplona' inspired by midnight in Spain
    Ernesto L. Abeytia's poem “Pamplona,” previously published in "The Albion Review," was inspired by the poet's travels while living and studying in Madrid.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2015
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Monday, June 22, 2015

  • Finding the roots of Dylann Roof’s radical violence
    The mass shooting in Charleston isn’t just an isolated event, but can be seen as part of a troubled history of racial hatred and violence in the United States. What makes someone embrace racist ideology and what can be done to stop it? Gwen Ifill talks with Richard Cohen of the Southern Poverty Law Center, former FBI special agent Gregg McCrary and Paul Butler of Georgetown University Law Center.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2015
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  • Awaiting debt deal, Greeks resist expected reforms
    As Greece awaits an emergency economic deal to stave off bankruptcy -- which could come later this week -- some are urging the government not to give in to demands of the country's international creditors. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Athens.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2015
    A man waves a Greek national flag while standing at the premises of the parliament building during a rally in front of the parliament building calling on the government to clinch a deal with its international creditors and secure Greece's future in the Eurozone, in Athens, Greece, June 22, 2015. Euro zone finance ministers welcomed new Greek proposals for a cash-for-reform deal on Monday but said they required detailed study and it would take several days to determine whether they can lead to an agreement to avert a default. REUTERS/Yiannis Liakos/Intimenews  GREECE OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN GREECE	
  • Aquaponic farming saves water, but can it feed the country?
    Aquaponics, a system of farming that uses no soil, also uses far less water than traditional agriculture. But while the technique is gaining attention, it remains a very niche way to grow produce due to economic limitations. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports from Half Moon Bay, California.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2015
  • Rulings on raisins, hotel registries favor individual rights
    The Supreme Court today ruled on cases that set boundaries in the government’s power over individuals. One concerned the government's right to regulate prices of raisins by seizing crops, and another challenged a Los Angeles law requiring hotels to give guest lists to the police. Gwen Ifill discusses the rulings with Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2015
    The Supreme Court stands in Washington May 18, 2015. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters
  • Why the U.S. military exposed minority soldiers to toxic gas
    During World War II, the U.S. government conducted experiments with mustard gas and other chemicals on thousands of American troops. A new NPR investigation has found that some military experiments singled out African-American, Japanese-American and Puerto Rican servicemen by race. Judy Woodruff learns more from Caitlin Dickerson of NPR and Susan Smith of University of Alberta.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2015
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  • Time to take down the Confederate flag? Candidates weigh in
    With the racially-motivated shooting at Charleston’s Emmanuel AME Church Wednesday, some prominent South Carolina politicians, including Gov. Nikki Haley, are saying it is time to take down the Confederate flag from the state house. Susan Page of USA Today and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss how the presidential candidates are reacting.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

  • Can Greece be saved from possible economic collapse?
    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will make his case for financial relief at an emergency Eurozone Summit on Monday. As the June 30 deadline approaches for Greece to make a 1.6 billion Euro debt payment, Tsipras hopes for debt relief support from the EU. Wall Street Journal reporter Ian Talley joins Hari Sreenivasan to talk about what’s at stake during Monday’s negotiations.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2015
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  • UN report: Global refugee crisis has hit all-time high
    The world refugee crisis appears to be getting worse according to a U.N. report that shows the number of forcibly displaced people to be nearly 60 million -- a 35 percent increase within the past three years alone. Somini Sengupta of the New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan for more perspective on the refugee crisis.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2015
    Syrian Kurds walk by Turkish soliders after crossing into Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on September 19, 2014. Several thousand Syrian Kurds began crossing into Turkey on Friday fleeing Islamic State fighters who advanced into their villages, prompting warnings of massacres from Kurdish leaders. AFP PHOTO/ILYAS AKENGIN (Photo credit should read ILYAS AKENGIN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Israeli Arabs join forces in Knesset to change status quo
    Israel has 1.7 million Arab citizens, some 20 percent of the country's population. Yet nearly half of the country's Arab population live in poverty. This spring, Arab Israeli lawmakers rallied under a unified political bloc for the first time, ushering a new generation of Arab Israeli lawmakers into parliament who intend to change the status quo.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2015
    An Israeli-Arab woman arrives at a polling station to cast her ballot for the parliamentary election in the northern Druze-Arab village of Maghar January 22, 2013. Israelis voted on Tuesday in an election that is expected to see Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu win a third term in office, pushing the Jewish state further to the right, away from peace with the Palestinians and towards a showdown with Iran. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) - RTR3CSJU

Saturday, June 20, 2015

  • S.C. Councilman: Shootings ‘racially motivated terrorism'
    Councilman William Dudley Gregorie, a trustee of Emanuel A.M.E Church where Wednesday’s shooting took place, says Charleston continues to evolve from its racially-charged history. Gregorie joins Hari Sreenivasan to talk more about how the city has changed, and what he sees for the future of Charleston.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2015
    A photo of one of the slain victims is pictured as part of makeshift memorial outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where a mass shooting took place, in Charleston, June 20, 2015. Mourners arrived in Charleston from around the United States on Saturday to pay their respects to nine black churchgoers killed in the attack this week, with services planned throughout the day ahead of a rally in the state capital later in the evening. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX1HE0K
  • What we know so far about Dylann Roof's motivations
    Reuters reporter Luciana Lopez has been in South Carolina covering the fallout of the tragic shooting in Charleston on Wednesday, where nine people were killed at Emanuel AME Church. What do we know about the motives of Dylann Roof, who has been charged with nine counts of murder? Lopez joins Hari Sreenivasan from Mt. Pleasant, S.C. for more.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2015
  • FBI: Blacks most often targeted in hate crimes
    An estimated 260,000 suspected hate crimes happen in the U.S. every year. More than 50 out of every 1 million black citizens was the victim of a racially motivated hate crime in 2012, the highest of any group, according to FBI data. Washington Post reporter Christopher Ingraham joins Hari Sreenivasan from Baltimore to put this week’s attack in perspective.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2015
    Dylann Storm Roof appears by closed-circuit television at his bond hearing in Charleston, South Carolina June 19, 2015 in a still image from video. A 21-year-old white man has been charged with nine counts of murder in connection with an attack on a historic black South Carolina church, police said on Friday, and media reports said he had hoped to incite a race war in the United States. REUTERS/POOL - RTX1HBQ7
  • Elephant tusks crushed in NYC to protest ivory trade
    On Friday, illegal elephant ivory was put on display and then destroyed in the center of Times Square in New York City. Elephant poaching is soaring according to conservation groups, as a pound of ivory can fetch $1,500 on the black market. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2015
    Carved pieces of confiscated ivory are placed out to be crushed in New York's Times Square June 19, 2015. More than a ton of ivory confiscated from New York and Philadelphia was crushed in Times Square on Friday to show intolerance for elephant poaching and the illegal ivory trade, federal wildlife authorities said.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid    - RTX1HAQA

Friday, June 19, 2015

  • What Cuba can teach America about farming
    Many people in America are proponents of the organic food movement, and worried about the potentially harmful effects of pesticides on their health or the environment. In Cuba, farmers have gone organic for a very different reason – they had to. In this final instalment of our series “The Cuban Evoltion” Jeffrey Brown looks at food and farming.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2015
    A man walks by a farm in San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba, on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. Cuba, which had been pushing to attract more foreign investment in agriculture even before U.S. President Obama's announcement normalizing relations, could become a significant market for companies like Caterpillar Inc. Photographer: Bloomberg
  • Shields and Brooks on S.C. shooting, Pope’s encyclical
    From a racial hate crime that rocked the nation, to the Pope’s call for action on climate change, there has been no shortage of issues to spark national debate and discussion this week. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss these topics and more.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2015
  • As Iran nuke deadline looms, is a deal likely?
    As the June 30th deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran approaches, both nations are feeling the pressure. Gwen Ifill talks to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz about whether a deal will come through, and what it might look like.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2015
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  • Charlie Rose on how Vladimir Putin sees the world
    Charlie Rose interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Judy Woodruff talks to him about Russia’s role in the Ukraine conflict, Russian-American relations, and the enigma that is Vladimir Putin.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2015
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  • This is what a civil war looks like
    Many people think of the civil war in Yemen in broad terms - Shia versus Sunni, Saudi Arabia versus Iran. But what does the constant fighting mean to those in the country? Jane Ferguson examines how the ongoing struggle is affecting everyday Yemenis, providing an on-the-ground perspective on the war.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2015
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  • South Carolina still reeling after devastating hate crime
    Wracked by grief, Charleston is struggling to recover in the wake of the shooting at Emmanuel AME church. During a bond hearing for gunman Dylann Roof, family members of victims presented a portrait of grief, strength, and forgiveness.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2015
    Larry Gorham rode his bicycle to pay his respects outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina June 19, 2015, two days after a mass shooting left nine dead during a bible study at the church. REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX1H94D

Thursday, June 18, 2015

  • Is Cuban art inhibited by censorship?
    In the latest installment of our series “Cuban Evolution,” Jeffrey Brown explores the world of art in the country. He takes a look at the booming and vibrant art market that exists, as well as the limits on free expression that remain.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2015
    Opened last year, The Cuban Art Factory is a former cooking oil plant that's been converted into a massive nightlife venue, with multiple art galleries, live music spaces, bars and a dance club. Just next door, in the smokestack, is a restaurant, The Cocinero, with a great open air lounge. Taken together, they’re a one-stop shop for food, music, art and drinks. Photo by Frank Carlson
  • Poet Sarah Kay’s ‘Brief but Spectacular’ take on poetry
    If you had two minutes to give the world your take, what would you say? Each week, PBS NewsHour's new series “Brief but Spectacular” will feature some of the brightest minds of today, offering passionate takes on topics they know well. The first installment features poet Sarah Kay’s take on gratitude.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2015
  • Are bosses cheating workers out of overtime?
    If you work more than 40 hours a week, you are supposed to get overtime. But if you are an “executive” earning more than $23,600 a year, you don’t qualify. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores how this loophole can lead to abuse, and whether regulations will be changing anytime soon.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2015
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