Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • What shrugging off a two-state solution could mean for peace
    With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his side, President Trump served notice that he's not wedded to long-standing U.S. support for a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Hari Sreenivasan gets analysis from Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, and Brookings Institute's Tamara Wittes.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
    U.S. President Donald Trump (R) greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a joint news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 15, 2017.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTSYUDS
  • Scientists scramble to safeguard vital environmental data
    Since the election, members of many scientific and research groups have been archiving government data they believe could be jeopardized by the new administration. Their fear is that without data, you can’t have environmental regulation. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien took a look at one of those efforts underway at New York University.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
  • Former Trump adviser claims no Russian meetings
    Carter Page, a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, is among those alleged to have had contact with Russian officials, and was named in an uncorroborated dossier. Page, who manages an energy investment company, joins Judy Woodruff to combat claims of campaign contact with Russian officials, calling recent reports “fake news” and “public relations attacks.”
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
    One-time advisor of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump Carter Page addresses the audience during a presentation in Moscow, Russia, December 12, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin - RTX2UP14

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • Fighting student homelessness by helping the whole family
    If a homeless student is worrying about where he is spending the night, it’s likely he’s not going to be thinking much about his homework. And in one of the poorest districts in Kansas, educators have realized that to help homeless students they needed to do more to help homeless families. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week traveled to Kansas City to explore their unique program.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2017
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 14, 2017
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump's National Security Adviser Michael Flynn abruptly resigns, causing upheaval in the White House. Also: A look at possible changes in Mideast policies during the Trump administration, a Kansas school helps homeless students overcome challenges and the UCONN women's basketball team makes history.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2017
    White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (C) arrives prior to a joint news conference between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 13, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTSYJDE
    February 14, 2017
  • How UConn women’s basketball became synonymous with winning
    The UConn Women's basketball team hasn't lost a game since 2014. That streak -- 100 straight games -- has never been approached by any other NCAA team -- male or female. William Brangham talks to Christine Brennan of USA TODAY about this groundbreaking accomplishment.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2017
    The UConn women hoist the East Regional championship trophy after a 86-65 victory over Texas in their Elite Eight game on Monday, March 28, 2016, at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. (John Woike/Hartford Courant/TNS via Getty Images)
  • Democrats demand independent probe after Flynn resignation
    Michael Flynn’s short tenure as national security adviser is done, but the firestorm over his resignation has just started. John Yang and Lisa Desjardins offer a look at the fallout from both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2017
    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. February 14, 2017.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTSYOQW
  • News Wrap: Russia reportedly deployed new missile
    In our news wrap Tuesday, The New York Times reported that Moscow has deployed a ground-launched cruise missile, which the Obama administration had objected to in its testing phase. Also, 500 U.S. troops arrived in Romania as part of a mission to shore up NATO allies in Eastern Europe.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2017
    Interior Ministry members stand guard near Russian military vehicles before a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade in central Moscow, Russia, April 29, 2015. Russia will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two on May 9. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1AVCK
  • National Security Council in turmoil amid Flynn departure
    What’s happening in the White House in the midst of Michael Flynn’s resignation as national security adviser, and what are the real-world consequences of that upheaval? Judy Woodruff speaks with Greg Miller of The Washington Post and The New York Times’ Michael Gordon.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2017
    FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump talks to members of the media as retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn stands next to him at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo - RTSYJB6
  • How deep will the Senate delve into Flynn investigation?
    How far will the Senate go in investigating the events that led to the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, amid wider concerns about Russian interference in the election? Judy Woodruff gets two reactions from Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., who both sit on the Intelligence Committee.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2017
    White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (C) arrives prior to a joint news conference between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 13, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSYJB0
  • Will Trump's affinity for Israel translate into new policy?
    President Trump talked during his campaign of moving the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, seeming to favor Israel in his policy stances. But more recent comments suggest the administration could be more in line with long-standing American policy based on the two-state solution. What’s ahead for Mideast policy? Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports from Jerusalem.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2017
    A man cycles past signs bearing the name of U.S. President-elect Republican Donald Trump in Tel Aviv, Israel November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2TLPD

Monday, February 13, 2017

  • Is the focus on his staff keeping Trump from making policy?
    In recent weeks, several members of President Trump’s administration have come under scrutiny for potentially not measuring up in their new roles. Judy Woodruff sits down with NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report to discuss the latest on Michael Flynn, if the president likes keeping his staff on edge and whether the focus on personnel is obstructing policy progress.
    Original Air Date: February 13, 2017
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 13, 2017
    Monday on the NewsHour, chaos at the National Security Council. Also, what Michael Flynn’s conversations with Russia mean for national security, flooding fears in Northern California, life under a Nigerian terror group, using technology to verify humanitarian crises, political analysis with Tamara Keith and Amy Walter and the memoir of American fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger.
    Original Air Date: February 13, 2017
    U.S. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn boards Air Force One at West Palm Beach International airport in West Palm Beach, Florida U.S., February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTSYDJN
    February 13, 2017
  • Tommy Hilfiger on why fashion is important
    As a child, Tommy Hilfiger’s struggles in school and undiagnosed dyslexia led him to think he wasn’t smart. But coming of age in the 1960s, he developed an interest in expressing himself through what he wore. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Tommy Hilfiger to discuss why he decided to write a memoir, what he dislikes in a piece of clothing and why fashion is an important part of pop culture.
    Original Air Date: February 13, 2017
  • What Flynn’s contact with Russia means for national security
    President Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has come under fire for pre-inauguration conversations he had with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. Judy Woodruff speaks with The New York Times’ David Sanger and Leon Panetta, former director of the CIA, about Flynn's actions and what the controversy suggests about the early weeks of the Trump administration.
    Original Air Date: February 13, 2017
    From L: Director of the United States National Economic Council Gary Cohn, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, Senior Adviser to the President Jared Kushner and White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon wait for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump before their joint news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 10, 2017.     REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX30IE5
  • Oroville Dam highlights challenges of water management
    At Northern California’s Lake Oroville, water levels receded Monday, stopping the overflow of water from the dam’s emergency spillway. This reduced the risk of immediate uncontrolled flooding -- but longer-term concerns remain. William Brangham speaks with Jeffrey Mount of the Public Policy Institute of California about the massive evacuation that took place and the outlook for the dam's future.
    Original Air Date: February 13, 2017
    Water is released from the Lake Oroville Dam after an evacuation was ordered for communities downstream from the dam in Oroville, California, U.S. February 13, 2017.  REUTERS/Jim Urquhart - RTSYI5E
  • News Wrap: Pressure mounts against national security adviser
    In our news wrap Monday, multiple reports suggest President Trump’s national security team is in disarray -- and the fate of adviser Michael Flynn hangs in the balance -- after the release of calls between Flynn and Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. Also, President Trump fired back at North Korea after the country test launched a new ballistic missile. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: February 13, 2017
    National security adviser Michael Flynn (R) and Senior Counselor Steve Bannon board Air Force One at West Palm Beach International airport in West Palm Beach, Florida U.S., February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTSYC05
  • A rare glimpse into the brutality of life under Boko Haram
    Last year, the news service Voice of America received a stunning trove of videos from Nigeria: 18 hours of footage recorded by the country's militant group Boko Haram in 2014. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Ibrahim Alfa Ahmed of VOA about how the organization verified the videos, their brutal content and what we can learn from the rare glimpse into the operations of a terror organization.
    Original Air Date: February 13, 2017
    A Nigerian army convoy vehicle drives ahead with an anti-aircraft gun, on its way to Bama, Borno State, Nigeria August 31, 2016. Picture taken from inside a vehicle. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde       SEARCH "BAMA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.  - RTX2OFV5
  • How technology can help verify human rights abuses
    Humanitarian crises like those in Syria’s Aleppo sometimes make headlines. But how do we identify such atrocities when they are occurring thousands of miles away? A new program at UC Berkeley is training students to leverage social media, geolocation and other high-tech tools to document human rights abuses, and their findings have been brought to the UN. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.
    Original Air Date: February 13, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Feb. 12, 2017
    On this edition, for Sunday, Feb. 12, North Korea fires a ballistic missile in defiance of the international community and President Donald Trump mulls next steps for his immigration ban that was blocked by federal courts. Later, hear from people living in cohousing communities that are intergenerational by design. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2017
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a banquet for contributors of the recent rocket launch, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on February 15, 2016. State media said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended the celebratory banquet on Saturday for scientists, technicians and officials involved in February 7's launch of a long-range rocket called Kwangmyongsong-4,  carrying what North Korea said was a satellite. 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      - RTX271A6
    February 12, 2017
  • With missile test, North Korea may be testing Trump
    North Korea appeared to fire a ballistic missile on Sunday as a challenge to President Donald Trump. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was with Trump at his Florida estate Mar-a-Lago when they received the news, called the move “intolerable.” For more on the implications, Jon Wolfsthal, a fellow at Harvard University and former special assistant to President Barack Obama for nonproliferation issues, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C.
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2017
    Passengers watch a TV screen broadcasting a news report on North Korea firing a ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, February 12, 2017.  REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji - RTSY8NE
  • Jailed green card holder who voted could face deportation
    Last week a Fort Worth, Texas jury convicted a legal permanent resident from Mexico who is not a U.S. citizen of illegally casting ballots in five elections going back to 2004. Rosa Maria Ortega was sentenced to eight years in prison and could face deportation. Associated Press reporter Paul Weber joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the case.
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2017
    An election official answers a question for a voter on November 6, 2012 in Mansfield, Texas. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images
  • Trudeau and Trump to meet for the first time
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet President Donald Trump for the first time on Monday when he visits the White House and topics like trade, immigration and national security top their agenda. For a preview of the meeting, New York Times reporter Ian Austen joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from the Canadian capital of Ottawa.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2017
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for a working dinner with heads of delegations for the Nuclear Security Summit at the White House in Washington March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSD2XZ
  • Cohousing communities help prevent social isolation
    Groups in Denmark and the U.S. are choosing to live in intentionally intergenerational communities, which emerged to strengthen social ties between aging seniors and their younger counterparts who are balancing work and family. People living in them say the model fosters an interdependent environment and helps everyone feel more comfortable with the process of getting older. NewsHour Weekend's Saskia de Melker reports.
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Feb. 11, 2017
    On this edition for Saturday, Feb. 11, hundreds of undocumented immigrants arrested by federal agents during raids in six states now face deportation. Also, states compete to attract companies that are looking for the best financial incentives. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2017
    The Metropolitan Detention Center is seen after ICE immigration raids in Los Angeles, California February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTX30J3Y
    February 11, 2017
  • Raids across the country rattle immigrants
    Raids this week ordered by the Trump administration has led to the detention and possible deportation of hundreds of immigrants around the country. While the government says they were routine, advocacy groups say it was a stepped-up effort by a president who drew a hard line on immigration during the campaign. For more context, USA Today immigration reporter Alan Gomez joins Hari Sreenivasan from Miami.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2017
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detain a suspect as they conduct a targeted enforcement operation in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on February 7, 2017. Picture taken on February 7, 2017.   Courtesy Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via REUTERS      ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. - RTSY4HK
  • Somalia president sworn in amid refugee crisis
    Somalia, one of the seven countries named in President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigration, swore in President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, nicknamed “Farmajo,” this week. Mohamed takes over as thousands of Somalis are living in the Dadaab refugee complex in neighboring Kenya, the world’s largest refugee camp. NPR reporter Eyder Peralta joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2017
    Somali refugees are pictured at the Ifo camp in Dadaab near the Kenya-Somalia border, May 8, 2015. Kenya's government threatened to close the Dadaab refugee camp, which with about 350,000 Somali refugees is the world's biggest refugee camp, as a security risk. The United Nations refugee agency urged Kenya to reconsider an order to close the teeming Dadaab refugee camp, warning that sending Somali refugees back to their homeland would have "extreme humanitarian and practical consequences". REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya - RTX1C4ZT
  • GE, other corporations shop for best relocation deals
    American companies have often moved manufacturing plants in search of cheaper labor or easier access to raw materials. But inside the U.S., states are competing with each other to attract new companies and the jobs they bring. In turn, corporations leverage their position to shop around for the best deals and tax incentives to relocate. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Christopher Booker reports.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2017
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