Monday, February 8, 2016

  • In Brazil, a race to solve the mysteries of Zika virus
    As Brazil’s Carnival revelers try to party their worries away, government and medical services struggle to combat the Zika epidemic. Health workers are searching for the smoking gun link between the virus and infant microcephaly, while troops attack mosquito breeding grounds and mothers of affected children face the long-term consequences. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports from Brazil.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2016
    Gleyse Kelly da Silva embraces her daughter Maria Giovanna, who has microcephaly, in Recife, Brazil, January 25, 2016. Reuters Photographer Ueslei Marcelino: "Gleyse Kelly da Silva was seven months pregnant when an ultrasound showed her baby's head had stopped growing. Maria Giovanna, now three months, has microcephaly, a deformation characterised by abnormally small heads that can also include brain damage. The condition is suspected to be linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which the World Health Organization has declared a public health emergency. My colleagues and I spent a day with Silva and her family at their home in Recife, eastern Brazil, which is at the centre of a crisis overwhelming local authorities. Silva, a 27-year-old toll-booth worker, became ill in April with a fever, back pain, itching and a rash. 'When I saw her the first time I cried,' Silva said. 'I saw my perfect daughter and thanked God. It was a feeling of love, happiness.' Such an assignment is delicate; you have to be respectful. I felt a responsibility to share their story and highlight the problem. Doctors took blood samples, as well as liquid from the baby's spine, for tests. Silva and Maria Giovanna's father, Felipe Marques, are still awaiting the results. Silva hopes her daughter will not suffer any severe consequences and that she will grow up to walk, talk and play with other children. 'I cannot believe it when the doctors say she will not walk,' Silva said. 'I need to believe that everything will be all right.'" REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "GLEYSE KELLY" FOR ALL IMAGES   TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX26026

Sunday, February 7, 2016

  • How accurate were candidates at the New Hampshire debate?
    Saturday's Republican debate yielded a slew of statements from candidates that warranted fact checking. 'Truth-O-Meter' monitor Jon Greenberg of PolitiFact joins William Brangham from Washington to discuss.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump (L) whispers to Governor Chris Christie (C) as Dr Ben Carson (R) walks past during a commercial break at the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by ABC News at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire February 6, 2016.     REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX25SPD
  • Candidates stump for votes in New Hampshire campaigning
    Voters in New Hampshire are getting their last looks at candidates on the ballot in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. NewsHour's Political Director Lisa Desjardins joins William Brangham from Manchester, New Hampshire, to discuss moments from the last-minute campaigning.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2016
    People wait for the doors to open for a Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump campaign rally at  Plymouth State University on February 7, 2016 in Holdernes, New Hampshire. Democratic and Republican Presidential are stumping for votes throughout New Hampshire leading up to the Presidential Primary on February 9th.
  • Testing an expanded childless tax bonus
    A group of low-income workers in New York City are getting a larger tax refund this year. It’s part of an experiment to see what would happen if the lawmakers expanded the Earned Income Tax Credit, a four-decade-old program with bipartisan support. NewsHour Special Correspondent Karla Murthy reports.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2016

Saturday, February 6, 2016

  • What to watch for in the New Hampshire Republican debate
    With one primary contest over and another three days away, the Republican Party’s leading presidential candidates will meet on the debate stage once again Saturday night. NPR Correspondent Ron Elving joins William Brangham from Manchester, New Hampshire, to discuss.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump (R) talks to Senator Marco Rubio during a break in the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North Charleston, South Carolina, January 14, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane - RTX22GUK
  • Turkey pressured to open border as thousands of Syrians flee
    Government forces in Syria have intensified their offensive on the city of Aleppo, causing tens of thousands of refugees to flee toward the Turkish border, and leading the disbanding of United Nations-brokered peace talks in Switzerland this week. Brian Jenkins of the Rand Corporation joins William Brangham to discuss.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2016
    Internally displaced Syrians fleeing advancing pro-government Syrian forces wait near the Syrian-Turkish border after they were given permission by the Turkish authorities to enter Turkey, in Khirbet Al-Joz, Latakia countryside February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah   - RTX2553R
  • Delegate math means a rocky road to the GOP nomination
    Although primaries and caucuses are scheduled through June, presidential candidates in both parties may emerge with enough delegates to secure the nomination before then. But given the different sets of rules for choosing delegates in each state, a long road to the White House remains. NewsHour Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield reports.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz attends a campaign event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer - RTX25IJQ

Friday, February 5, 2016

  • News Wrap: Unemployment falls to 8-year low
    In our news wrap Friday, while the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in January -- its lowest level in eight years -- the Department of Labor said that only 151,000 new jobs were added to the economy, a slower pace than the last two months. Also, a 6.4. magnitude earthquake rocked southern Taiwan. Local media reported that multiple buildings collapsed.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2016
  • Democratic fight heats up as candidates dash across N.H.
    Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders clashed in MSNBC’s Democratic debate Thursday night, with Sanders attacking Clinton for her ties to Wall Street, while Clinton questioned Sanders’ foreign policy grasp. Meanwhile, former first lady Barbara Bush touted her son Jeb in New Hampshire as snow slowed campaigning for some GOP candidates. Political director Lisa Desjardins talks with Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2016
    Workers build a snow man framed by election signs in Manchester, New Hampshire, February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX25N93
  • Shields and Brooks on Democrats’ fiery debate
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including takeaways from Thursday’s Democratic debate showdown between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, plus how Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio are faring in New Hampshire ahead of the primary.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2016
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  • Brazil grapples with Zika emergency as Carnival begins
    The Centers for Disease Control have released new guidelines for combating Zika virus, including a recommendation that men refrain from unprotected sex with women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Judy Woodruff talks with science correspondent Miles O’Brien, reporting from Brazil, about efforts by the CDC to work with medical services in Brazil to unravel the secrets of Zika.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2016
    Revellers wear mosquito masks in a reference to the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can spread dengue as well as the Zika virus, during a street carnival in Sao Paulo, Brazil, February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker - RTX25I6U
  • Syrian refugees share stories of survival in Lebanon
    While the refugee crisis in Europe has grabbed headlines, Lebanon is now hosting more than 1 million Syrians. Many live in crippling poverty, dreaming of the home they left behind or of a better life in the West, while others have found good fortune trying to make the best of a desperate situation. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson offers some of their stories.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2016
    Women clean the floor of a compound housing Syrian refugees in Sidon, southern Lebanon February 3, 2016. Lebanon has weathered five years of Middle Eastern turmoil remarkably well but its stability should not be taken for granted and it needs long-term financial help to cope with a huge number of Syrian refugees, a senior U.N. official said. To match MIDEAST-CRISIS/LEBANON REUTERS/Ali Hashisho   - RTX25BBK
  • The hidden psychology behind sports teams and their fans
    With the nation tuning in for Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, many sports fans have football on the brain, especially Sports Illustrated editor Jon Wertheim. He recently co-wrote the book “This is Your Brain on Sports,” a look at the psychology and behavior of sports teams and their fans. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with him to learn more about how athletes think.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2016
  • Has the U.S. motto become ‘In Nothing We Trust’?
    Only 19 percent of Americans trust the government to do the right thing most of the time, according to a recent Pew Research poll, down from 77 percent in 1964. This lack of trust isn’t limited to the government -- Americans today distrust everything from churches to public schools. Journalist Jeff Greenfield offers an essay on how we became a nation of doubters.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2016
  • A look inside the Atlantic's first 'underwater museum'
    Jason deCaires Taylor's "underwater museum" was installed this week off the coast of Lanzarote, Spain.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2016
    "Rubicon" figures are installed on the ocean floor. Photo by Jason deCaires Taylor

Thursday, February 4, 2016

  • Why this writer chronicles uncompromising black artists
    She's written about Jimi Hendrix, Toni Morrison and Dave Chappelle, but essayist and critic Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah says she's more interested in the moments that these legends have been true to themselves. Ghansah offers her Brief but Spectacular take on fearlessness and black art.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2016
  • With peace on the horizon, Colombia’s president asks for aid
    As the more than 50-year conflict between the Colombian government and FARC guerillas nears a possible resolution, President Juan Manuel Santos visited the White House Thursday to ask President Obama for new foreign aid funds to expand health and education services into formerly rebel-controlled areas. Judy Woodruff sits down with President Santos to discuss this turning point.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a bilateral meeting with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington February 4, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX25I64
  • Republicans take aim at rivals as Democrats ready for debate
    With the New Hampshire primary drawing near, candidates from both parties revved up with personal attacks. Donald Trump claimed that Sen. Ted Cruz’s Iowa caucus win was tainted, while Gov. Chris Christie accused Sen. Marco Rubio of being “coddled.” Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton faced criticism from Sen. Bernie Sanders over her corporate ties. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2016
    Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks to voters at a town hall campaign stop in Bow, New Hampshire, February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTX25BWZ
  • Amid death’s throes, young doctor examines life for meaning
    By age 36, neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi had earned five degrees across various fields and was at the end of a residency at Stanford. Then he was diagnosed with lung cancer, a disease that killed him 22 months later. Facing death, he wrote “When Breath Becomes Air,” a memoir of his search for meaning in his last days. His widow, Lucy Kalanithi, joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the book.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2016
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  • A journey to Valhalla, Oregon’s hidden canyon
    Few places on this planet have gone unexplored. Just 60 miles from Portland, Oregon, there's a natural wonder that was first spotted in 2010. Last summer, an expedition team navigated for three days to reach their goal: Valhalla Canyon. Oregon Public Broadcasting chronicles that effort in a new documentary.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2016
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

  • How a critical mass of women can change an institution
    Jay Newton-Small, author of "Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works," sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss what happens when a critical mass of women wield power and influence in public life and the workforce.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2016
    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30:  Women Democratic senators (L-R) Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hold a news conference to announce their support for raising the minimum wage to $10.10 at the U.S. Capitol January 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. Thirteen of the 16 Democratic women senators made appearances during the news conference.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
  • Big data meets modern medicine in a life-saving equation
    There are so many ways to spend money on health care, but which offer the most bang for the buck? Dr. Chris Murray is trying to answer that question with an equation that measures the impact of different interventions. Countries that rely on big data have made big strides in health care, but some say the system ignores the human side of medicine. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2016
  • Democrats debate liberal credentials on the trail in N.H.
    As the New Hampshire primary edged closer, Democrats Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton traded charges over who's more progressive and Republican rivals Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz wrangled over the outcome in Iowa. Plus, two GOP candidates, Sen. Rand Paul and Rick Santorum, quit their presidential campaigns. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads a campaign rally at the Derry Boys and Girls Club in Derry, New Hampshire February 3, 2016.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif - RTX25BFN
  • What does Yahoo’s downsizing mean for its future?
    Tech giant Yahoo has long struggled to define a strategy to satisfy investors, consumers and the markets. On Tuesday, CEO Marissa Mayer announced that the company would consider offers for buying its core assets and would be laying off 15 percent of its workforce. Judy Woodruff learns more from Douglas MacMillan of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2016
    Marissa Mayer, President and CEO of Yahoo, participates in a panel discussion at the 2015 Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco, California November 3, 2015. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage - RTX1UN5P
  • Three-parent DNA treatment for rare defect raises debate
    When women have defective mitochondria, their children can inherit terrible, sometimes fatal problems. A new technology, pioneered in England, adds healthy cellular structure from a third person, meaning that children are born with DNA from three people. William Brangham learns more from Jeffrey Kahn of Johns Hopkins University and Marcy Darnovsky of the Center for Genetics and Society.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2016
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  • Mosquito breeding grounds is front line in Zika fight
    The Zika virus has been found in more than 25 countries and at least nine cases have been identified in Florida, prompting the governor to declare a health emergency in some areas. Mosquitoes are the main source, but officials say they are investigating a reported case of sexual transmission in Texas. Gwen Ifill talks to Michael Osterholm of the Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2016
    City health workers fumigate the Guadalupe community as part of preventive measures against the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases in Santa Tecla, El Salvador February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas - RTX25CEG
  • Sweden's welcome to refugees disturbed by violent backlash
    Sweden has a reputation as the world's humanitarian conscience and a safe haven for refugees, but the country has been shaken by a series of protests and violent incidents carried out by right-wing vigilantes. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports on Sweden’s changing climate toward asylum seekers.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • Seeing success, Oklahoma banks on universal preschool
    Children in Oklahoma don't wait for kindergarten to begin public education; there's preschool for anyone who wants it. While costly, the government program has been hailed for the long-term benefits and has become a national model. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports from Tulsa.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2016
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