Friday, February 17, 2017

  • 'Moonlight': Black and Kevin
    In this scene from 'Moonlight,' actors Trevante Rhodes, who plays "Black," and Andre Holland, who plays "Kevin," talk in the kitchen after not seeing each other for years
    Original Air Date: February 17, 2017
    February 17, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • Being an outsider is actually an immigrant’s advantage, says this writer
    Who better to teach American literature than a resident alien who was born in Zambia? That’s how Namwali Serpell, a self-identified outsider, sees it. Serpell, a writer and associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley, gives her Brief But Spectacular take on being an immigrant.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
  • Why one Texas sheriff fears tougher immigration enforcement will make her city less safe
    After President Trump was sworn in, one Texas sheriff made a policy change limiting cooperation with agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, fearing that undocumented people won't trust police if they're afraid of being deported. Taking action to make her city a “sanctuary” has drawn criticism and retaliation. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
  • Full Episode February 16, 2017
    Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump takes on charges of Russian connections, the news media and a new immigration order in an animated and wide-ranging news conference. Also: What’s causing more white Americans to die in middle age, sanctuary cities take a stand against the president's immigration policies and an English professor's take on her own life as an immigrant.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
    February 16, 2017
  • 'Deaths of despair' are cutting life short for some white Americans
    In spite of decades of advancements in health care, diet and safety, white Americans are now living shorter lives, a trend that has surprised experts. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports out of Maysville, Kentucky, an area struggling with an increase in addiction, overdoses and suicide.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
  • News Wrap: Mulvaney confirmed to run Budget Office
    In our news wrap Thursday, the Senate narrowly confirmed Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a tea party conservative from South Carolina, to run the White House Budget Office. Republican Sen. John McCain joined Democrats in voting against Mulvaney. Also, David Friedman, the president's choice for ambassador to Israel, apologized at his confirmation hearing for some of his past fiery rhetoric.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
    Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) testifies before a Senate Budget Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination of to be director of the Office of Management and Budget in Washington, D.C. in January. Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters
  • Does Trump’s confrontational style help him as president?
    President Trump continuously attacked the news media in a news conference on issues like the resignation of Michael Flynn and questions swirling around his campaigns possible connections with Russia. Judy Woodruff gets reaction to the president’s performance from Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
  • Trump denies reported chaos in wide-ranging news conference
    During a more than hour-long news conference, President Trump rejected charges of ties between his campaign and Russia, blasted the intelligence community for leaks and repeatedly attacked the news media. Judy Woodruff, Hari Sreenivasan and Lisa Desjardins offer a look at and fact-check of the president’s remarks.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • How the concealed carry debate plays out on college campuses
    In 1966, America’s first mass school shooting took place at the University of Texas, Austin, leaving 16 dead. Today, Texas is one of eight states that allows concealed weapons to be carried on public college campuses, prompting vigorous debate. With “Tower,” a new documentary on PBS’s Independent Lens that re-examines the incident, we get a look at how students feel about having guns at school.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
  • What it’s like to create a TV show that makes people talk
    Jenni Konner, one of the three showrunners of the HBO comedy "GIRLS" and collaborator to Lena Dunham, gives her Brief But Spectacular take on why it's so important to her to be creating avenues for dialogue for women and girls, be it through the show or their newsletter "Lenny Letter."
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
  • Puzder drops out; Trump slams leaks over Russia reports
    Andrew Puzder, President Trump's nominee for labor secretary, withdrew from the running on Wednesday, two days after National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned under fire. Meanwhile, President Trump ignored reports of contacts between campaign advisers and Russian intelligence and instead went after the media and complained about leaks. Lisa Desjardins and John Yang report.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
  • Klobuchar asks why Trump officials want Russia connection
    Democrats on Capitol Hill are calling for an independent investigation to address unanswered questions surrounding Michael Flynn's resignation and new reports of regular contact between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Judy Woodruff speaks with Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., about what and how she would like to probe in the wake of Flynn’s departure.
    Original Air Date: 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 Feb. 15 at the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo by 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
    Carter Page, one-time advisor of president-elect Donald Trump, addresses the audience during a 2016 presentation in Moscow, Russia. Photo by Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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