Tuesday, March 29, 2016

  • How this former foster youth defied the odds
    Only about half of all youth in foster care in the U.S. graduate from high school, and just one in 10 enroll in college. But 19-year-old James Turner, raised in foster care since he was 18 months old and now a college student, is not only defying the odds -- he wants to use his education to help other foster youth overcome the same hurdles he did. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2016
    James Turner, a freshman at Florida State University and a foster youth, sits on the bleachers at his former high school in Orlando, Fla.  Photo by Mike Fritz
  • No wave of compassion when addicts were hooked on crack
    Faced with a rising national wave of opioid addiction and its consequences, families, law enforcement and political leaders around the nation are linking arms to save souls. But 30 years ago, it was a different story. Ekow Yankah, a Cardozo School of Law professor, reflects on how race affects our national response to drug abuse.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2016
  • A big endorsement, a criminal charge on the campaign trail
    The presidential candidates turned their attention to Wisconsin, site of the primary season's best big contest. Gov. Scott Walker endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz, who in turn launched another round of criticism against Donald Trump. But recent polling shows that Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are in a statistical tie. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2016
    Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tx., speaks to the crowd at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, Wisconsin March 29, 2016. Cruz's rally came minutes after Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) announced his support of the Cruz campaign. REUTERS/Ben Brewer - RTSCP15
  • What the immigration debate means for the White House race
    Immigration reform is one of the biggest issues of this year’s presidential race, and every contender has their own take. Judy Woodruff talks to Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies, Frank Sharry of America’s Voice and Brittney Parker of the Commonwealth Foundation for more on where the candidates stand on the issue and the role of Latino voters in this election.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2016
    Latino leaders and immigration reform supporters gather at Farrand Field on the campus of the University of Colorado to launch "My Country, My Vote," a 12-month voter registration campaign to mobilize Colorado's Latino, immigrant and allied voters October 28, 2015. The rally was held ahead of a forum held by CNBC before the U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate in Boulder. Photo by Evan Semon/Reuters
  • Without Scalia, Supreme Court splits on union fees case
    The Supreme Court split 4-4 on a case on whether unions can collect fees from government employees who choose not to join. The outcome was an unlikely win for unions and a stark example of the impact of Justice Antonin Scalia's death. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the new dynamics of the divided court.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2016
    People line up to visit the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington.  REUTERS/Gary Cameron
  • FBI cracks the locked iPhone, but legal questions remain
    A conflict between tech giant Apple and the FBI over the encrypted iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters came to a moot point when Justice Department officials announced they had cracked the phone’s security without Apple’s help. Gwen Ifill talks to Devlin Barrett of The Wall Street Journal and Fred Kaplan of Slate for more on how the FBI got what it wanted and what happens now.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2016
    People gather at a small rally in support of Apple's refusal to help the FBI access the cell phone of a gunman involved in the killings of 14 people in San Bernardino, in Santa Monica, California, United States, February 23, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTX28AJM

Monday, March 28, 2016

  • Long-awaited battle for Mosul will be toughest yet
    Since the Islamic State forces overran the city nearly two years ago, Mosul in Iraq has become a vital hub for ISIS’s operations in the region. Now the Iraqi army, supported by Kurdish and American forces, has launched a long-awaited counterattack to reclaim the city -- but will it be successful? Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports from the front lines.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2016
    An Iraqi soldier takes part during a military operation on the outskirt of the Makhmour south of Mosul, Iraq, March 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Azad Lashkari - RTSC878
  • Remembering author Jim Harrison in his own words
    Jim Harrison, a prolific and influential writer of fiction and poetry, was known for his preoccupation with rural American life and his eclectic professional pursuits: he’d been everything from a Hollywood screenwriter to a food writer for Esquire Magazine. Harrison died over the weekend at age 78. Jeffrey Brown looks back on his 2009 interview with Harrison at his home in Montana.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2016
  • Inside the manhunt for Balkan war criminals
    Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is the latest perpetrator to be convicted of war crimes committed during the 1990s Balkan wars. In "The Butcher's Trail," author Julian Borger examines how tough it was to hunt down those responsible for the most grotesque atrocities of the conflict. Borger sits down with chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2016
  • Turning poop into power, not pollution
    Move over solar and wind power, there’s another renewable energy source: poop. Thanks to rapidly advancing “digester” technologies, it’s possible to extract and refine natural gas from the methane in human and animal waste, generating power rather than polluting greenhouse gases. Special correspondent Dan Boyce of Inside Energy and Rocky Mountain PBS reports.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2016
  • Sanders’s three-state sweep doesn’t change delegate math
    Sen. Bernie Sanders made a sweep of three states in primary contests over the weekend. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith join Gwen Ifill to discuss why Sanders has a “math problem” despite his wins, Hillary Clinton’s enthusiasm gap among younger voters, the GOP’s war of words over wives and whether Donald Trump is making headway with the Republican establishment.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016

  • Tennessee lawmakers vote to discontinue 'fetal assault' law
    Tennessee representatives voted to discontinue a controversial law that explicitly allowed prosecutors to charge a mother with fetal assault for using drugs while pregnant. NewsHour's Megan Thompson reports.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2016
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  • Utah sets up first-of-its-kind white-collar crime registry
    In an attempt to combat high levels of fraud, Utah has taken inspiration from the sex offender list, becoming the first state in the US to establish a white-collar felon registry for financial crimes. The Wall Street Journal's Jean Eaglesham joins Megan Thompson to discuss.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2016
  • Are foreign recruits causing idealogical rifts in ISIS?
    The U.S. Director of National Intelligence says the number of men who have traveled from their home countries to join ISIS now exceeds 36,000. The influx of foreign fighters may now be causing ideological discord in its ranks. Wall Street Journal reporter Matt Bradley joins Megan Thompson via Skype to discuss.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2016
    An undated photograph of a man described as Abdelhamid Abaaoud that was published in the Islamic State's online magazine Dabiq and posted on a social media website. A Belgian national currently in Syria and believed to be one of Islamic State's most active operators is suspected of being behind Friday's attacks in Paris, acccording to a source close to the French investigation. "He appears to be the brains behind several planned attacks in Europe," the source told Reuters of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, adding he was investigators' best lead as the person likely behind the killing of at least 129 people in Paris on Friday. According to RTL Radio, Abaaoud is a 27-year-old from the Molenbeek suburb of Brussels, home to other members of the militant Islamist cell suspected of having carried out the attacks.  REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TVATTENTION 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. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. THIS PICTURE WAS PROCESSED BY REUTERS TO ENHANCE QUALITY. - RTS7CLF
  • The Cherokee Nation wants to reverse hepatitis C
    The Cherokee Nation, one of the largest Native American tribes, has become the first community in the U.S. to set a goal of eliminating hepatitis C from its population. Tribe officials plan to screen 300,000 members, whose prevalence of infection for the virus is five times the national rate, and treat them with drugs that have proven 90 percent effective. NewsHour’s Stephen Fee reports.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

  • Rethinking wages for tipped workers
    Due to low federal minimum wages for tipped workers, many grapple with poverty rates. Seven states, however, pay tipped workers full minimum wage before tips. And with minimum-wage hikes looming, some restaurants are pioneering no-tipping policies, eliminating gratuities in favor of higher hourly wages for workers. NewsHour's Alison Stewart reports.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2016
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  • Lawmakers approve emergency aid for Detroit schools
    As Detroit schools slip toward bankruptcy, the Michigan state legislature approved almost $50 million in emergency aid to keep Detroit's public schools open through the end of this year. New York Times reporter Kate Zernike joins Megan Thompson to discuss.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2016
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  • U.S. officials push Europe to bolster security measures
    After the attacks in Brussels, American intelligence and security services have weighed in on European security. Washington Post reporter Adam Goldman joins Megan Thompson from Washington to discuss.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2016
    A girl lights candles as people pay tribute to the victims of Tuesday's bomb attacks, at the Place de la Bourse in Brussels, Belgium, March 26, 2016. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSCCP0

Friday, March 25, 2016

  • Shields and Brooks on Trump-Cruz wife feud
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the terror attack in Brussels and the U.S. fight against the Islamic State, why President Obama was criticized for attending a baseball game, Ted Cruz’s call to patrol Muslim neighborhoods and a war of words about the wives of Cruz and Donald Trump.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2016
  • Why cancer is so hard to fight in rural Kentucky
    Cancer is epidemic in eastern Kentucky, a result of medical illiteracy, limited access to care, unhealthy lifestyles and poverty. In fact, life expectancy in the region is five years shorter than the rest of the nation. But state health officials are aiming to change that with comprehensive prevention and education initiatives. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2016
  • As racial hate groups rise, strategies to shut them down
    What motivates hate groups and domestic terrorists? With the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist movements making a resurgence, special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks to Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center about solutions to stop the hate and encourage tolerance.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2016
    A supporter for the Ku Klux Klan and the Confederate flag yells at opposing demonstrators during a rally at the statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina July 18, 2015. A Ku Klux Klan chapter and an African-American group planned overlapping demonstrations on Saturday outside the South Carolina State House, where state officials removed the Confederate battle flag last week. REUTERS/Chris Keane      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1KURH
  • Fighting ISIS, on the battlefield and online
    Is the U.S. making headway in the fight against the Islamic State group? Judy Woodruff talks to retired Col. Derek Harvey, a former Army intelligence officer, and Brendan Koerner of Wired Magazine about the military offensive against ISIS, including the killing of a senior leader, and the resiliency of the group on social media.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2016
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford speak to press about counter-ISIL operations at the Pentagon, in Washington March 25, 2016.  Islamic State's second in command and other senior leaders were likely killed this week in a major offensive targeting financial operations, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday, the latest in a series of setbacks for the militant group.  REUTERS/Department of Defense/Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee/Handout via Reuters  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 - RTSC99Y
  • News Wrap: Suicide bomber strikes soccer game in Iraq
    In our news wrap Friday, a suicide bomber struck a soccer stadium south of Baghdad, killing 29 people and injuring dozens more. Also, heavy fighting raged in Palmyra as Syrian government forces, supported by Russian airstrikes, fought to recapture the city from the Islamic State and open up eastern Syria.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

  • Why economic anxiety is driving voters to ‘Trumpism’
    Economic anxiety has taken center stage in this year’s election, driving many angry voters to rally behind Donald Trump. According to conservative Charles Murray, this anxiety can be traced back to deep-seated feelings of marginalization among working class families, exacerbated by the perceived disconnect between themselves and the political elite. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: March 24, 2016
    A supporter for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up a sign during a campaign event in Hickory, North Carolina March 14, 2016. Photo by Chris Keane/Reuters
  • Barney Frank takes on Sanders, ‘too big to fail’ argument
    It’s been a common theme this campaign season: Are our banks still too big to fail? Former treasury official Neel Kashkari and presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders have both shared their concerns with the NewsHour. For another perspective on the argument, Jeffrey Brown talks to Barney Frank, former Democratic congressman and co-author of the regulatory Dodd-Frank bill.
    Original Air Date: March 24, 2016
    A man uses a Citibank automated teller machine at a branch in Washington January 19, 2010. Citigroup Inc posted a $7.6 billion quarterly loss on costs related to repayment of U.S. bailout funds and still-high loan losses, but the bank's shares edged higher as some investors saw glimmers of hope. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS) - RTR292W2
  • How N.C. signed a bill dubbed most anti-LGBT law in the U.S.
    A new North Carolina law restricts protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people by repealing a city ordinance that would allow inclusive bathrooms. In addition, the law bars any city from passing anti-discrimination legislation. John Yang explores the implications with Dominic Holden of Buzzfeed News and Loretta Boniti of Time Warner Cable News.
    Original Air Date: March 24, 2016
    Photo by Flickr user torbakhopper.
  • Inventor Ray Kurzweil sees immortality in our future
    What if we could overcome disease and aging to extend our lives indefinitely? Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil says that's a reality that's coming soon. Kurzweil reflects on the exponential growth of technology and the promise of immortality.
    Original Air Date: March 24, 2016
  • News Wrap: U.S. indicts 7 hackers for attacks on banks
    In our news wrap Thursday, the U.S. has indicted seven computer hackers with ties to Iran’s government for malware attacks that cost American financial institutions tens of millions of dollars. Also, government troops opened an offensive to retake Mosul from the Islamic State.
    Original Air Date: March 24, 2016
    Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (L-R), Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch hold a news conference to announce indictments on Iranian hackers for a coordinated campaign of cyber attacks in 2012 and 2013 on several U.S. banks and a New York dam, at the Justice Department in Washington March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSC30U