Thursday, March 3, 2016

  • Diane Rehm shares the painful story of her husband’s death
    After her husband starved himself to death over the course of nine days rather than continue living with Parkinson’s disease, NPR’s Diane Rehm found herself plagued with questions and fears. She channeled her struggles into “On My Own,” an evocative and incisive memoir. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Rehm to discuss what the book means for her and her ongoing advocacy for assisted suicide.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2016
  • Music enables singer-songwriter to reveal “the beast within”
    Growing up as an Asian-American woman, Thao Nguyen didn’t have many opportunities to express her feral side. Now, as singer-songwriter for the group Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, she can display the primal aspects of her personality onstage. Thao Nguyen offers her Brief But Spectacular take on self-expression and “the beast within.”
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2016
  • ISIS is recruiting more children to carry out massacres
    A new report found there were three times as many suicide attacks in the Middle East committed by children this year compared to last. Experts blame Islamic State propaganda that glorifies martyrdom for indoctrinating orphaned and disaffected children to extremist views. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Mia Bloom of Georgia State University for more on the changing face of Islamic terrorism.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2016
  • Can mutant mosquitoes fight Zika & dengue fever?
    As mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever and Zika virus continue to ravage Brazil, scientists are racing to fight back. Their latest tactic: genetically engineered mosquitoes that will pass along fatal mutations to their offspring, destroying mosquito populations from within. But some researchers worry our limited knowledge of Zika could throw a wrench into this plan. Miles O’Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2016
    (FILES) A file picture taken on August 9
  • Women escrhew Wall Street’s boys’ club and its glass ceiling
    Wall Street has long been considered a men’s-only club -- so what is it like for a woman there, when only 15 percent of traders are female? According to Maureen Sherry, a former Bear Stearns director turned author, the problem goes beyond frat-boy antics and sexual harassment. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to Sherry about how the glass ceiling is repelling women from Wall Street.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2016
    Fed Meets As Speculation Builds On Possible Rate Cut
  • Romney reappears to lead GOP charge against “phony” Trump
    Following Donald Trump’s sweeping wins on Super Tuesday, Republican leaders lit into the frontrunner from all sides in a desperate attempt to blunt his momentum. The most prominent criticism came a few hours prior to Thursday night’s debate, when former Massachusetts governor and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney called Trump “a phony” who is “playing the American public for suckers.”
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2016
    Former Republican U.S. presidential nominee Mitt Romney criticizes current Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a speech at the Hinckley Institute of Politics in Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters
  • Mitt Romney's full speech: ‘Trump is a phony, a fraud’
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke out against Donald Trump Wednesday, calling the current GOP frontrunner a "phony" and a "fraud" while calling on voters to side with another Republican candidate.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2016
    Former Republican U.S. presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks critically about current Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and the state of the 2016 Republican presidential campaign during a speech at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Thursday. Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • Scalia’s absence alters dynamic for abortion case
    The Supreme Court is hearing its first abortion case in nearly a decade, as pro-choice advocates challenge a Texas law they say limits abortion services. Judy Woodruff talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal for a look inside the high court, and Gwen Ifill gets contrasting views on the case from Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood and Clarke Forsythe of Americans United for Life.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2016
    Protesters demonstrated in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 2, 2016 as the court weighed whether a Texas law that imposes strict regulations on abortion doctors and clinic buildings interferes with the constitutional right of a woman to end her pregnancy.  Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
  • Astronaut’s record orbit concludes with safe return
    Astronaut Scott Kelly spent 340 days -- the longest an American has ever been in space -- on the International Space Station before descending into Kazakhstan by capsule Tuesday evening. Kelly’s extraterrestrial sojourn was part of a study on the long-term effects of space on the human mind and body. NASA plans to put astronauts on the two-and-a-half year trip to Mars within two decades.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2016
    Ground personnel help U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly to get out of a Soyuz capsule shortly after landing near the town of Dzhezkazgan (Zhezkazgan), Kazakhstan, March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool - RTS8VED
  • What are the impacts of the UN’s North Korean sanctions?
    The UN has imposed broad sanctions against North Korea in response to its recent nuclear tests. Designed to limit nuclear capabilities, the sanctions would impact many sectors of the insular Asian state’s economy. Judy Woodruff is joined by Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, to discuss her efforts to pass the sanctions and what they mean going forward.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2016
    Japanese ambassador Motohide Yoshikawa speaks to the press with U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power (R) and South Korean ambassador Oh Joon (L) following the United Nations Security Council passing a resolution that tightened existing restrictions on North Korea at the United Nations Headquarters in New York March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTS8ZQU
  • Trump’s Super Tuesday victories don’t mean GOP consensus
    Super Tuesday saw Republican frontrunner Donald Trump score big wins in seven states, throwing the GOP establishment into a panic as his nomination grows increasingly likely. For more on the battle brewing within the party, Gwen Ifill consults with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who endorsed Trump this week, and Mississippi RNC strategist Henry Barbour, who is backing Sen. Marco Rubio.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2016
    Linda Pettet shows off her GOP outfit at a rally for Republican U.S. presidential candidate Marco Rubio in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma February 26, 2016.  REUTERS/Nick Oxford - RTX28SDG
  • After Super Tuesday, Clinton & Trump look beyond primaries
    After scoring significant Super Tuesday victories, presidential frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are turning their attention towards the general election. Judy Woodruff sits down with Reid Wilson of Morning Consult and Susan Page of USA Today to discuss the aftermath of the nation’s largest primary contest and how the rest of the race promises to play out.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about the results of Super Tuesday primary and caucus voting during a news conference in Palm Beach, Florida March 1, 2016.  REUTERS/Scott Audette - RTS8V34
  • Frontrunners widen gap, but rivals remain persistent
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won seven states apiece on Super Tuesday to build on their sizable delegate leads, though their trailing and disappointed rivals vowed to stay in the race. While voters in more than a dozen states prepare to head to the polls over the next two weeks, both frontrunners are beginning to look beyond the primaries.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks about the results of the Super Tuesday primaries at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida March 1, 2016.   REUTERS/Javier Galeano - RTS8UXZ

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

  • Watch the 2016 Super Tuesday special
    In our Super Tuesday special, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump see big wins in six states during the nation’s largest primary voting contest. Also: John Yang and Amy Walter weigh in on the day, Hari Sreenivasan digs into social media figures, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Bernie Sanders finish second, Sen. Marco Rubio vows to stay in the race and Shields and Brooks discuss the race going forward.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2016
  • Hotly contested nominations may be decided today
    The 2016 presidential race has reached its first real climax as Super Tuesday arrives. With the largest number of delegates up for grabs on a single day, Tuesday’s primaries can make or break a campaign. Tens of thousands of voters across a dozen states rally to put their favorite candidate on the ballot, while Democratic and Republican contenders alike make their final pitches for support.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2016
    Poll worker Kenny Smith hands a sticker to a voter on Super Tuesday in Stillwater, Oklahoma March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Nick Oxford - RTS8U8T
  • Analyzing social media for Super Tuesday insights
    Hari Sreenivasan and the NewsHour data team analyze social media for insights on today’s Super Tuesday vote, including: the topics that matter most to Facebook users (racism, discrimination, Christianity and guns), the most-searched Republican candidate on the Internet (Donald Trump), and how Democrats seem to be split along geographic lines.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2016
    Virginia voters line up early to cast their ballots in Super Tuesday elections at the Wilson School in Arlington, Virginia March 1, 2016. Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters
  • Generation gap translates to different political priorities
    The 2016 primary race has been one of the most divisive elections in recent memory. One family in Virginia exemplifies this divide -- and the growing intergenerational gap in political priorities.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2016
  • Reports from the field in key Super Tuesday states
    Even as the votes roll in on Super Tuesday, candidates from both parties are anticipating future primaries. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff consult Celeste Hardlee of Georgia Public Broadcasting and Emily Rooney of WGBH in Boston for more on the Super Tuesday battles in their states. Also, general correspondent John Yang in Florida weighs in on the brewing contest there.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2016
    A supporter cheers as Donald Trump speaks at a Super Tuesday campaign rally in Louisville, Kentucky on March 1, 2016. Photo by Chris Bergin/Reuters
  • Looking back at the origins of Super Tuesday
    Why has Super Tuesday come to play such a critical role in the presidential nomination process? William Brangham takes a look back at the origin of Super Tuesday and how it evolved into the make-or-break contest it is today.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2016
  • Shields and Brooks on Super Tuesday
    Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff join syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks to discuss the issues swirling around Super Tuesday, including how Donald Trump became dominant and the outlook for Bernie Sanders.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2016
  • LA schools grow more inclusive, but at what cost?
    The Los Angeles school system has come far in the last ten years, especially in terms of inclusivity. In 2003, only 54 percent of LA’s disabled students were taught alongside their nondisabled peers; today, it’s more than 90 percent. But some parents worry that general education schools won’t provide the specialized attention their children require. John Tulenko of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

  • Can Rubio and Cruz disrupt Trump’s momentum?
    Gwen Ifill joins Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR to discuss the latest in politics, including growing Republican concerns over Donald Trump’s ascendancy, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz’s strategies for Super Tuesday, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ renewed criticism of Trump’s rhetoric and the grim future facing the GOP.
    Original Air Date: February 29, 2016
  • What do Iran’s elections mean for the country’s future?
    Iran’s election results show modest gains for reformists and moderates in Parliament, but experts remain cynical about prospects for real change, especially since many conservative and hardline candidates also managed big wins. Judy Woodruff talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for more on what the elections really represent.
    Original Air Date: February 29, 2016
    Iranians fill in their ballots during elections for the parliament and Assembly of Experts, which has the power to appoint and dismiss the supreme leader, in Tehran February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/TIMA  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. - RTX28PKD
  • Ransomware attack takes down LA hospital for hours
    One of the greatest threats to private cybersecurity today is ransomware -- a cyber-attack that blocks access to a computer until the hacker is paid a ransom. The problem recently took on new urgency when a hospital in Los Angeles had its entire network shut down for hours, putting hundreds at risk; another high-profile breach hit L.A.’s health department last week. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: February 29, 2016
    Computer illustration by Kacper Pempel/Files/Reuters
  • S.D. considers legislating transgender access to restrooms
    South Dakota would become the first state to restrict transgender students’ access to restrooms if Gov. Dennis Daugaard signs a controversial bill passed by the state Congress. The bill would require transgender students in public schools use only restrooms that match their gender at birth; LGBT activists have called on Daugaard to veto the law. April Brown of the American Graduate team reports.
    Original Air Date: February 29, 2016
  • Film about investigative journalism nabs top Oscar
    On Sunday, the film “Spotlight” pulled off a surprise Best Picture win at the Oscars. An inside look at the uncovering of widespread sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, “Spotlight” celebrates investigative journalism. Jeffrey Brown talks to Margaret Sullivan of the New York Times and Stephen Engleberg of ProPublica about the state of journalism in a world of newspaper cutbacks and layoffs.
    Original Air Date: February 29, 2016
  • Trump continues to offend as Super Tuesday dawns
    Less than 24 hours before Super Tuesday polls open across dozens of states, candidates are working overtime to build support, especially at each other’s expense. While Donald Trump’s momentum continues unabated despite criticism of his refusal to condemn the KKK, both his trailing GOP rivals and the Democratic contenders are hoping to turn the outrage to their favor.
    Original Air Date: February 29, 2016
    Protestors hold hands in the air as they yell at U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign event in Radford, Virginia February 29, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane - RTS8NBP

Sunday, February 28, 2016

  • Fragile ceasefire in Syria breached, Russia says
    On the second day of the ceasefire ind Syria brokered by the U.S. and Russia, opposition groups claimed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad violated the truce. Washington Post reporter Liz Sly joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Turkey to discuss.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2016
    A picture taken on February 27, 2016 in Akcakale in Sanliurfa province shows smoke rising from the neightbourhood of Syrian city Tel Abyad during clashes between Islamic State Group and People's Protection Units (YPG).
ussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry "hailed" the ceasefire in Syria and discussed ways of supporting it through cooperation between their militaries, Russia's foreign ministry said on February 27, 2016. / AFP / STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)