Wednesday, August 12, 2015

  • Transforming Boston's untapped talent into mini maestros
    If you take a look at orchestras around the country, you'll find a striking lack of black and Latino players. Changing the face of classical music is the mission of Project STEP, a Boston organization that for more than 30 years has been teasing talent out of kids who otherwise might be overlooked. Special correspondent Jared Bowen of WGBH reports.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2015
  • News Wrap: Hundreds injured in deadly China explosions
    In our news wrap Wednesday, a blast at a Chinese warehouse for hazardous materials lot off a much larger explosion, sending a gigantic fireball into the air. At least 13 were killed and up to 400 injured. Also, former President Jimmy Carter, 90, announced that he has cancer.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2015
    Vehicles are seen burning after blasts at Binhai new district in Tianjin municipality, China, August 13, 2015. Huge explosions hit an industrial area in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin late on Wednesday, triggering a blast wave felt kilometers away and injuring scores of people, Chinese media reported. REUTERS/Stringer CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1O3LY
  • Sudden Chinese currency devaluation has global consequences
    Following market forces, China again devalued the yuan, rocking world stock and currency markets for a second straight day. According to some analysts, the change could hurt U.S. companies that do a lot of business inside China, like Apple and Coca-Cola. Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Eswar Prasad of Cornell University and Michael McDonough of Bloomberg.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2015
    An investor checks on his mobile phone in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, July 29, 2015.  Beijing may be struggling to put a floor under its tumbling stock market but it has managed to lock the yuan into an incredibly tight band against the dollar, despite pledging again to allow more exchange rate volatility. REUTERS/Stringer CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA   - RTX1M7GA
  • How Clinton's emails can be made classified after the fact
    Hillary Clinton turned over her personal email server to the Justice Department Tuesday, following new details that some of the emails contained classified information. Gwen Ifill learns more from Anita Kumar of McClatchy Newspapers.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2015
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a community forum about substance abuse in Keene, New Hampshire August 11, 2015.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX1NYN0
  • Sanders scores first lead over Clinton in New Hampshire
    How's the 2016 horse race shaping up? Sen. Bernie Sanders has taken the lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, though he still trails by wide margins in national polls. Donald Trump heads up the Republicans in both that state and Iowa, while the lineup of other top GOP candidates continues to shift. Political director Lisa Desjardins offers an update.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2015
    Vermont Senator and U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders snaps a selfie with supporters at a campaign town hall in Manchester, New Hampshire, August 1, 2015.  REUTERS/Dominick Reuter - RTX1MP2M

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

  • Rapid resegregation for public schools like Michael Brown’s
    Since 1988, American schools have grown more segregated. Jeffrey Brown talks to New York Times Magazine writer Nikole Hannah-Jones -- who recently wrote about school segregation in Ferguson, Missouri -- and Sheryll Cashin of Georgetown University Law Center.
    Original Air Date: August 11, 2015
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  • Not Trending: Using drones for search and rescue
    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 search and rescues uses for drones, the most powerful Indian politician most of us have never heard of, plus the promise of genetic testing for stuttering.
    Original Air Date: August 11, 2015
  • Strangers step inside this portal to make global connections
    Imagine a piece of art that connects you instantly in conversation to a stranger living around the world. Artist and former television news producer Amar Bakshi created an installation called "Portals" that invites people to come together for chit chat and more. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: August 11, 2015
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  • All-women team goes on the hunt for poachers in South Africa
    Named for the most feared snake in Africa, the Black Mambas are a specially trained all-female anti-poaching team. Day and night, they sweep through a South African game reserve, protecting rhinos and other endangered species and looking for any signs of poachers. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports.
    Original Air Date: August 11, 2015
  • What does the yuan’s decline mean for the U.S.?
    What does a weaker yuan mean for China and the global economy? Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal and Orville Schell of the Asia Society join Judy Woodruff to discuss the economic and geopolitical factors.
    Original Air Date: August 11, 2015
    Chinese one-hundred yuan banknotes are arranged for a photograph in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. China devalued the yuan by the most in two decades, a move that rippled through global markets as policy makers stepped up efforts to support exporters and boost the role of market pricing in Asia's largest economy. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • From Google to Alphabet, what does the change mean?
    Tech giant Google is restructuring. A newly created holding company called Alphabet will now be the umbrella for its core business of Internet searching -- still called Google -- as well as other divisions like home automation and X Labs. Gwen Ifill discusses the changes with David Yoffie of Harvard Business School.
    Original Air Date: August 11, 2015
    Letters spell the word "Alpahbet" as they are seen on a computer screen with a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in Paris, France, August 11, 2015. Google Inc is changing its operating structure by setting up a new company called Alphabet Inc, which will include the search business and a number of other units.    REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol  - RTX1NWLA

Monday, August 10, 2015

  • Pious Philippines rolls out reproductive health law
    Teen pregnancies rose by 50 percent in the Philippines over the last decade. Now that predominantly Roman Catholic country has begun implementing a law -- contested for years -- that requires public health facilities to offer free contraceptive services. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports that the fight by religious opponents hasn’t ended.
    Original Air Date: August 10, 2015
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  • Missionary recounts Ebola fight as both doctor and patient
    Dr. Kent Brantly contracted Ebola while treating patients during last year's epidemic in West Africa. He was airlifted from Liberia back to the U.S. and received an experimental drug and other treatment at Emory University Hospital. Brantly joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss his experience, faith and new book, "Called for Life.”
    Original Air Date: August 10, 2015
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  • The secular parent's guide to teaching kids about faith
    How do you explain religion to your kids when you don't follow a specific faith? Author, journalist and NewsHour online parenting columnist Wendy Thomas Russell sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss her new book, "Relax, It's Just God."
    Original Air Date: August 10, 2015
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  • How peaceful Ferguson anniversary protests turned violent
    Police critically wounded an 18-year-old black man overnight in Ferguson, Missouri, where mostly peaceful protests marked the anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown. Authorities say Tyrone Harris Jr. and others shot at officers, who in turn shot back, wounding Harris. Judy Woodruff learns more from Yamiche Alcindor of USA Today.
    Original Air Date: August 10, 2015
    Protesters yell at a police line shortly before shots were fired in a police-officer involved shooting in Ferguson, Missouri August 9, 2015.  Two people were shot in the midst of a late-night confrontation between riot police and protesters, after a day of peaceful events commemorating the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a white officer one year ago.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1NPUD
  • Why Clinton is saving her attacks for Republicans
    Hillary Clinton seized on remarks by Donald Trump and other Republicans to criticize their stances on women’s issues while campaigning in New Hampshire. Gwen Ifill talks to Susan Page of USA Today and Tamara Keith of NPR to discuss Trump’s continued dominance and how others are responding, plus why massive crowds are gathering to hear Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.
    Original Air Date: August 10, 2015
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign town hall meeting in Exeter, New Hampshire, August 10, 2015. Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters

Sunday, August 9, 2015

  • Is the militarization of police on the downswing?
    During the protests that followed the shooting death of Michael Brown, the spectacle of Ferguson police patrolling the streets in combat gear sparked another conversation about the militarization of police. Matt Apuzzo, a reporter for The New York Times, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: August 9, 2015
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  • One year after Michael Brown's death, the state of Ferguson
    Still healing one year after the racially charged, fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, Ferguson Councilman Wesley Bell joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from St. Louis, to discuss the state of the city today.
    Original Air Date: August 8, 2015
    FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 08:  Laura Charles protests outside the Ferguson Police Deptartment to mark the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown on August 8, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. Brown's death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
  • Idaho mountains declared federal wilderness area
    A big swath of Idaho wilderness will now be protected from development, thanks to legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama on Friday. The law ended a 40-year effort that was supported by environmentalists, ranchers, recreation groups and Idaho's Congressional delegation. Idaho Public Television's Rocky Barker reports.
    Original Air Date: August 9, 2015

Saturday, August 8, 2015

  • ISIS reportedly holding Christian civilians captive
    The U.S.-led coalition is carrying out more air strikes on the Islamic State’s positions in Syria and Iraq. In Homs province, ISIS is said to be holding more than 200 residents captive, most of which are believed to be from Christian families. For more on the conflict and kidnappings, New York Times reporter Ben Hubbard joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Turkey.
    Original Air Date: August 8, 2015
    A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014. The offshoot of al Qaeda which has captured swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic "Caliphate" and called on factions worldwide to pledge their allegiance, a statement posted on jihadist websites said on Sunday. The group, previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as ISIS, has renamed itself "Islamic State" and proclaimed its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghadi as "Caliph" - the head of the state, the statement said. REUTERS/Stringer (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST )  BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE - RTR4BHO3
  • NRA-backed bill aims to keep guns from the mentally ill
    On the cusp of James Holmes's life sentence, Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn is sponsoring a bill to help states better report people known to be mentally ill to the FBI database of individuals prohibited from buying guns. The bill has garnered support from several organizations, including the National Rifle Association. Washington Post reporter Mike DeBonis joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: August 8, 2015
  • New guidelines may encourage end-of-life discussions
    A national movement to normalize end-of-life discussions among family and friends is on the rise. With Medicare planning to cover these conversations with physicians, The Conversation Project, a Boston-based non-profit, is highlighting the importance of talking openly about dying. Special Correspondent Lynn Sherr reports.
    Original Air Date: August 8, 2015
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Friday, August 7, 2015

  • News Wrap: U.S. economy adds 215,000 jobs
    In our news wrap Friday, the Labor Department's July jobs report revealed another solid month. Employers added a net of 215,000 new jobs and the unemployment rate held steady. Also, Kabul was rocked by bombings that killed scores of people. A massive truck bomb flattened an entire city block and a suicide bomber blew himself up at a police academy.
    Original Air Date: August 7, 2015
  • Why do most movies still fail to reflect U.S. diversity?
    In a survey of the 100 top grossing films between 2007 and 2014, 30 percent of all speaking or named characters were women; less than 30 percent of such roles went to actors who were not white. Jeffrey Brown talks to Dylan Marron, blogger for "Every Spoken Word," and Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post about the widespread lack of diversity in Hollywood.
    Original Air Date: August 7, 2015
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  • Seeking refuge in UK, migrants get stuck in Calais
    The French port of Calais has been inundated with thousands of migrants seeking ways to reach the United Kingdom. Blocked from transportation across the English Channel, the migrants have established a squalid camp, while residents of Calais feel the crisis is hurting the town. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: August 7, 2015
  • Ferguson takes steps toward change
    It’s nearly a year since Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, setting off a firestorm of protest and political activism around aggressive law enforcement and race. Hari Sreenivasan talks to community members about how the events have set changes in motion.
    Original Air Date: August 7, 2015
  • Shields and Brooks on GOP debate standouts
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the first Republican presidential debate, whether Vice President Joe Biden is considering a 2016 run and Sen. Chuck Schumer’s announcement that he won’t support the Iran nuclear deal.
    Original Air Date: August 7, 2015
  • How Katie Ledecky is dominating distance swimming
    Swimmer Katie Ledecky has been blowing by the competition and setting records at the world championships in Russia. She’s currently on pace to sweep the 200, 400, 800 and 1,500 meter freestyles at a single world championship. To find out more about Ledecky’s incredible feats, Hari Sreenivasan speaks to sports commentator and former Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders.
    Original Air Date: August 7, 2015
    How Katie Ledecky is dominating distance swimming