Monday, February 1, 2016

  • How good is Iowa at picking White House winners?
    How well do the Iowa caucuses predict success for a presidential candidate? Hari Sreenivasan and the NewsHour data team take a look at that state’s track record, what Iowans are posting on social media and how well these voters match up to the country’s demographics at large.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2016
  • How Donald Trump brought unpredictability to Iowa
    From on the ground in Iowa, Judy Woodruff talks to Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith about that state’s broad support for Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz’s ground game and strategy with religious voters, Hillary Clinton’s messaging about her track record and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ record-breaking number of campaign donations.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2016
    Politics Monday
  • A look inside the great Republican revolt
    Is the Republican party revolting against itself? As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff leads a discussion with David Frum and others on the struggle between establishment and antiestablishment factions in the GOP, and what it means for the 2016 race.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2016
    A picture of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hangs outside a house in West Des Moines, Iowa, United States, January 15, 2016. Picture taken January 15, 2016.    REUTERS/Jim Young        TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2502Y
  • Brooks and Cottle on Iowa caucus expectations
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Michelle Cottle, contributing editor to The Atlantic, join Gwen Ifill for a preview of the Iowa caucuses, including how Donald Trump has changed American politics, the tight race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders and what’s next for the Republican establishment candidates.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2016
  • What to watch from the Iowa caucuses
    Political director Lisa Desjardins joins Gwen Ifill to break down a few things to watch for in tonight’s caucuses, including key areas for both parties, the kind of voters Democratic candidates are hoping for and an app that streamlines the caucus process.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

  • Ahead of Iowa caucuses, candidates prioritize voter turnout
    Candidates made their final appeals to likely caucus voters in Iowa on Sunday, imploring their supporters to make it to the polls on Monday. NewsHour's Judy Woodruff joins Alison Stewart from Des Moines, Iowa, to discuss how the individual candidates may fare after Iowans cast the first votes of the 2016 race.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in Dubuque, Iowa January 30, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX24Q34
  • New project will put Harvard’s colonial archives online
    Harvard University has launched a project to digitize almost half a million items from its 17th and 18th century archives – the largest digitizing effort the university has ever undertaken. The letters, journals, documents and drawings tell the story not only of the nation’s oldest institution of higher learning, but also the history of our nation.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2016

Saturday, January 30, 2016

  • 'Schizophrenia gene' discovery sheds light on possible cause
    Medical researchers have discovered a gene that increases the risk of schizophrenia, a mental illness that afflicts more than two million Americans, sometimes causing delusions and hallucinations. Associate Professor of Genetics at Harvard University Steven McCarroll joins Alison Stewart to discuss the findings.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2016
    Genetic research
  • Enlisting college students to fight extremism online
    The federal government has launched an initiative to counter violent extremism among potential homegrown terrorists. Part of the effort enlists college students to develop an online campaign and social media strategy against ISIS propaganda. NewsHour's Christopher Booker reports.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2016
  • Candidates campaign in homestretch to Iowa caucuses
    This weekend marks the homestretch before the Iowa caucuses, where potential presidential candidates collectively spent more time campaigning than any other state. NewsHour's Judy Woodruff joins Alison Stewart from Des Moines, Iowa, to discuss.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2016
    Audience members listen as U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a "Get Out to Caucus" rally at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa January 30, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX24Q39
  • Why is Oklahoma experiencing a spike in earthquakes?
    Over the past six years, earthquakes in Oklahoma have skyrocketed – from less than a handful of 3.0 earthquakes before 2009 to well over 900 last year. The likely culprit: salty wastewater that bubbles up during oil and gas drilling. The rash of quakes has led to tough questions for the energy industry that provides one in five jobs in the state and comprises nearly a third of Oklahoma’s economy.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

  • Brooks and Dionne on GOP debate brawls
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week’s news, including the last Republican debate before Iowa and whether it hurt or helped Donald Trump to sit it out, the tight race between Democrats Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton and how much the caucuses actually matter.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2016
  • Between Clinton and Sanders, a tough fight for Iowa women
    Three days out from the Iowa caucuses, Democrats are weighing whether to go with the presumed favorite, Hillary Clinton, or to defy expectations by championing Bernie Sanders. For both candidates, women are a crucial demographic. Judy Woodruff reports on how Iowa’s female voters see the race.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2016
    Supporters of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders listen as he speaks at a campaign event in Washington, Iowa January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich - RTX24M6W
  • Cruz plays defense in final debate before Iowa
    With Donald Trump abstaining from last night’s GOP debate, other Republican candidates had a chance to take center stage -- and often found themselves in the line of fire. Gov. Chris Christie trumpeted his opposition to Planned Parenthood, while Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio faced attacks on their past support of immigration reform. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz speaks at the debate held by Fox News for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in Des Moines, Iowa January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young  - RTX24HMV
  • On a crowded toy shelf, making room for a new era of Barbie
    Barbie will now come in more shapes and sizes than its iconic, and unrealistic, original form. The decision to diversify was partly about softening sales, but also about the growing sense that the doll seemed out of touch. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2016
    A customer looks in the doll section for a gift in the Village of Paris JoueClub toy shop during the holiday season in Paris November 30, 2011.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau   (FRANCE - Tags: BUSINESS) - RTR2UYSL
  • Drug shortages force U.S. doctors into ‘unethical corner’
    Shortages of some prescription drugs are forcing doctors to make difficult decisions, in some cases choosing one patient over another, or sharing a dose between multiple patients. Hari Sreenivasan learns more about the rationing from Sheri Fink of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2016
    Prescription Drugs
  • A dance to change Denmark’s minds about refugees
    The Danish government has courted controversy by seizing valuables from asylum seekers to pay their living expenses, a policy intended to make the country less attractive to migrants. But one of Denmark’s leading dance troupes is incorporating asylum seekers into its newest ballet to change perceptions across the nation. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant sits in on a rehearsal.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2016
  • Female cadet commands respect at her high school
    Shantell Gonzalez of Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High in Miami refuses to let gender stereotypes get in the way of service to her country: she is the only female CO in her school’s Junior ROTC unit. Our Student Reporting Labs report as part of Outside the Box, a series on the ways that young people are challenging traditional gender roles.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

  • American released from Iran describes constant surveillance
    Matthew Trevithick had been studying Farsi at Tehran University when he was arrested and held for 40 days in the notorious Evin prison, accused of trying to overthrow the government. Trevithick, one of the five Americans set free by Iran in mid-January, joins Hari Sreenivasan to recount his experience in solitary confinement and his feeling of constant surveillance during his time in the country.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2016
  • Will ethanol fuel caucus voters in corn country Iowa?
    Ethanol took center stage in Iowa last week when Gov. Terry Branstad urged voters not to support Sen. Ted Cruz, who wants to repeal the mandate that ethanol be blended into most types of gasoline. Special correspondent David Biello of The Scientific American lays out the political stakes for candidates who oppose the Renewable Fuel Standard.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2016
    Buttons and signs supporting caucusing for ethanol and the renewable fuel standard at the 10th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit in Altoona, Iowa, January 19, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Morgan - RTX233CL
  • Are the best days of the U.S. economy over?
    If you add up all of the innovations made from the late 1800s up to 1970, there's been no comparable stretch of economic growth, before or since, says economist Robert Gordon. According to his new book, "The Rise and Fall of American Growth," slower progress is just the new normal. But in our current computer age, not everyone buys that idea. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2016
    Hands turning cogs with financial figures data
  • News Wrap: More deadly sea crossings for migrants
    In our news wrap Thursday, at least 25 migrants drowned when their boat sank off the Greek island of Samos. Meanwhile, the Italian Navy rescued nearly 300 people and recovered six bodies of Sicily. Also, three more members of an armed militia group surrendered overnight, leaving four holdouts at a wildlife refuge in Oregon.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2016
    Migrants are rescued by the Italian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, in this picture released on January 28, 2016 by Italian Navy. Italy's navy rescued 290 migrants and recovered six bodies from the water near a half-sunken rubber boat on Thursday, the first sea deaths recorded on the North Africa to Italy route this year, a spokesman said.  REUTERS/Italian Navy/Handout via ReutersATTENTION 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. - RTX24F7C
  • Why is Zika virus spreading so quickly?
    Weeks ago, hardly anyone in the U.S. knew what the Zika virus was. Now the mosquito-borne illness is raising serious fears, especially for pregnant women. Judy Woodruff talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health about the dangers of the infection and how to prevent it, in absence of a vaccine.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2016
    Felipe and Gleyse Kelly pose with their daughter Maria Geovana, who has microcephaly, in front of their house in Recife, Brazil, January 25, 2016. Health authorities in the Brazilian state at the center of a rapidly spreading Zika outbreak have been overwhelmed by the alarming surge in cases of babies born with microcephaly, a neurological disorder associated to the mosquito-borne virus. Picture taken on January 25, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino - RTX24A2S
  • What a Trump-free debate will mean for the GOP candidates
    There's a Republican debate in Iowa Thursday night, but the front-runner who has most frequently dominated the spotlight will not be there. Political director Lisa Desjardins talks with Judy Woodruff about Donald Trump’s debate dropout, what the GOP candidates will try to achieve on stage, plus a new ad by Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2016
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Lexington, South Carolina January 27, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane - RTX24BDX
  • Girls build their future in construction class
    High school students Channell Rogers and Sierra Buster refuse to let gender stereotypes prevent them from pursuing construction, a hobby they both enjoy and a career they both aspire to. Our Student Reporting Labs report as part of Outside the Box, a series on the ways that young people are challenging traditional gender roles.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2016
  • How Jad Abumrad turned childhood awkwardness into his job
    Jad Abumrad, co-host of Radiolab, says he grew up in a kind of in-between space, as an Arab kid in Nashville. That experience molded him as a journalist, able to stand back as an observer, and to allow the fumbling awkwardness of discovery to come through. Now Abumrad offers his Brief But Spectacular take on why radio will never die.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2016
    Jad Abumrad
  • Remembering Challenger, disaster that shook up space flight
    Thirty years ago, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded just after takeoff, a tragedy that was broadcast on live television. Nationwide excitement for the mission turned to horror over the crew of seven who died on board. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss how the disaster changed space travel and the perception of NASA.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2016
    The Challenger crew takes a break during countdown training at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in this January 9, 1986 NASA file photograph. L-R: Teacher-in-Space payload specialist Sharon Christa McAuliffe, payload specialist Gregory Jarvis, and astronauts Judith A. Resnik, mission specialist; Francis R. (Dick) Scobee, mission commander; Ronald E. McNair, mission specialist; Mike J. Smith, pilot; and Ellison S. Onizuka, mission specialist. The NASA lost seven of its own on the morning of January 28, 1986, when a booster engine failed, causing the Shuttle Challenger to break apart just 73 seconds after launch.   REUTERS/NASA/Handout  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY OBITUARY) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTR3D375

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

  • Why wildlife preserves in Kenya resemble war zones
    With rhinoceros horn now more valuable than gold on the black market, poaching has reached unprecedented levels. Some wildlife preserves in Africa resemble war zones, as rangers struggle to keep pace with poachers, who may have ties to terrorist groups. Daphne Matziaraki and James Pace-Cornsilk, students at UC Berkeley, traveled to Kenya to learn more.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2016
    Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) rangers take Oath of Allegiance during the passing out parade for 592 rangers at the Law Enforcement Academy Manyani in Tsavo West National Park, October 27, 2015. Kenya Wildlife Services Law Enforcement Academy conducts training programs for uniformed personnel including general security courses for staff from institutions outside the wildlife conservation fraternity especially to combat poaching, KWS officials said. Poaching has surged in the last few years across sub-Saharan Africa, where gangs kill elephants and rhinos to feed Asian demand for ivory and horns for use in folk medicines. Kenya has imposed stiffer penalties -- longer jail terms and bigger fines -- for wildlife poaching or trafficking, saying poaching is harming tourism, a major earner of foreign exchange. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya - RTX1TIJK