Monday, September 8, 2014

  • Can the Islamic State group be destroyed?
    President Obama announced a multi-step campaign to work with regional partners to destroy the Islamic State. How realistic is that goal? Judy Woodruff discusses the details and its feasibility with Feisal Istrabadi of Indiana University, Frederic Wehrey of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Hussein Ibish of the American Task Force on Palestine.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2014
  • Obama’s delay on immigration draws fire from both parties
    President Obama is delaying any executive action on immigration reform until after the midterm elections in November. While both Republicans and Democrats criticized the decision, the Obama administration renewed its request for $1.2 billion to deal with the influx of unaccompanied immigrant minors from the southern border. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

  • How NATO member states could gain from Ukraine crisis
    While much of Ukraine's future seems to be in the hands of Russia's Putin, other NATO member states concerned about Russian aggression may end up benefiting from the conflict. Kimberly Marten, a political science professor at Barnard College and Columbia University, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2014
  • Boko Haram 'empties out entire countryside' in new attacks
    Boko Haram, the militant Islamist movement in Nigeria, has been launching new attacks in Africa in an effort to gain more territory. But the group, notable for kidnapping hundreds of young schoolgirls, appears to be shifting its tactics. Drew Hinshaw of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Ghana.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2014
    Nigerian officials announced Thursday that 2,000 villagers are unaccounted for and feared dead after Boko Haram burned 16 villages on Monday.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

  • Why students may benefit from year-round schooling
    At one school in West Virginia, administrators, teachers and parents swear by a year-round calendar that has the same number of teaching days as any other school, just spread throughout the year. Special Correspondent Alison Stewart explores how changing the school calendar can affect student achievement.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2014
  • Who will fight the Islamic State on the ground?
    Amid the growing threat posed by the Islamic State, President Obama recently called for a "ground game" in Iraq to help tackle the jihadist group. But who would make up that force? Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss US efforts to defeat the Islamic State.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2014
  • U.S. unemployment decrease reflects more workforce dropouts
    According to Friday's jobs report, the unemployment rate dropped from 6.2 percent to 6.1 percent. However, the number of Americans dropping out of the workforce rose. Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to talk about the long-term effects these exits may have on the nation's economy.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2014
  • Lifesavers in training: A day in the life of working dogs
    At the Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia, service dogs go through a rigorous training course, including search and rescue, obedience and agility drills in order to eventually fill a variety of jobs helping people.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

  • After fatal gun accidents, children find comfort in poetry
    In a shocking accident, a nine-year-old girl shot and killed her instructor last week at an Arizona gun range. When children are involved in fatal incidents, what helps? Jeffrey Brown shows how some families have turned to poetry.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
  • Barbara Walters reflects on Joan Rivers’ legacy
    As a pioneer for women in comedy, the unapologetically crass Joan Rivers made friends with comics and celebrities alike. Judy Woodruff speaks with broadcast journalist Barbara Walters, who laments the loss of her friend and performer who “loved what she did.”
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
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  • Shields and Brooks on ex-Virginia Gov.’s guilty verdict
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including the Ukrainian cease-fire, ex- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s guilty verdict and the shifting Kansas Senate election.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
  • Jobs report falls below expectations
    Though economists predicted a month of strong hiring, only 142,000 positions were added to the market in August. Paul Solman explains why the growth disappointed many.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
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  • Doubts rise over Ukraine, Russian separatist cease-fire
    From the NATO summit, world leaders expressed their support for the ceasefire between Ukraine and Russian separatists. However, previous peacemaking delays and further violence have given reason for doubt. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Nicholas Burns, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, and John Mearsheimer of the University.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
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  • Can dogs be trained to detect the smell of cancer?
    For the past few decades, researchers have been exploring the possibility that cancer, possibly created by the growth of tumors, actually has a particular odor -- and dogs can pick up on that smell. Some doctors believe this area of research may lead to more efficient screening methods and cancer treatment procedures. Special correspondent Dr. Emily Senay reports.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
  • Remembering Bruce Morton as one of the 'boys on the bus'
    The famous "Boys on the Bus" -- the gaggle of reporters who covered the 1972 McGovern/Nixon race, memorialized in Tim Crouse's book of the same name -- lost another of their number today. Longtime CBS and CNN correspondent Bruce Morton died Thursday in Washington after a battle with cancer. He was a near 30-year veteran of CBS News, who covered everything from Vietnam to Civil Rights to politics.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
  • Agnes Obel taps into the piano's 'dreamy nature'
    Danish musician Agnes Obel spoke to Art Beat about her "piano music" before a recent concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2014
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  • Obama: U.S. skeptical of Ukraine cease-fire
    President Barack Obama, speaking at the tail end of the NATO summit in Wales, said he was skeptical that a cease-fire between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russia rebels would hold.The president also mentioned NATO leaders' decision to form a rapid response force against Russian aggression. Obama also said NATO leaders agreed to form a coalition against Islamic State militants.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Will the NFL be safer this year?
    The NFL has been heavily scrutinized for encouraging gameplay at the expense of player safety. As the league kicks off its 95th season, new rules are aimed at preventing injuries and reducing contact. Jeffrey Brown discusses the league’s adjustments with DeMaurice Smith, the Executive Director of the NFL Players Association, and Dr. Matthew Matava of the NFL Physicians Society.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2014
  • Saving the Great Lakes from toxic algae
    How can the great lakes recover from agricultural runoff and toxic algae blooms? Yesterday, the EPA announced it will distribute $12 million to educate farmers and improve water quality in the region. Detroit Public Television’s Christy McDonald speaks with scientists about their search for a solution to runoff-fueled toxins.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2014
  • Can an Independent steal Kansas from the GOP?
    In a last ditch effort to steal Kansas from the Republican Party, Democrat Chad Taylor withdrew from the Senate race leaving Independent Greg Orman to challenge Republican incumbent Pat Roberts. Taylor, who was criticized for his weak ties to Kansas, sidestepped after recent polls suggested Orman was a more competitive candidate. Judy Woodruff speaks with Jonathan Martin of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2014
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  • Justice Department looks for answers in Ferguson
    Judy Woodruff speaks with Robert Driscoll, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, and Tracie Keesee, Center for Policing Equity, on what to expect from the Justice Department’s civil rights investigation of the Ferguson police department.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2014
  • Can a cell phone video get your kid into college?
    Colleges and universities are getting increasingly creative with their admissions essay prompts, but a small liberal arts college has set a new precedent. In lieu of recommendation letters, extracurricular activities and test scores, Goucher College in Maryland will accept a two-minute video submission. Jeffrey Brown discusses this strategy with Jose Antonio Bowen, president, Goucher College.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2014
  • Once rising GOP governor convicted of fraud
    The corruption case against former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen has come to a close. In a dramatic end to the emotional saga, the former governor wept as the jury charged him with 11 counts of corruption and his wife with eight. Judy Woodruff debriefs with Matt Zapotosky of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • The cost of keeping undocumented minors in the U.S.
    The influx of unaccompanied minors across the southern border has mounted pressure for reform, but executive action on the issue has slowed. Jeffrey Brown talks to Thomas Hodgson, sheriff of Bristol County, who has overseen the placement of 989 unaccompanied minors in his region, to discuss the exploitation many of these children encounter.
    Original Air Date: September 3, 2014
  • The roots of ‘Anonymous,’ the infamous hacking community
    As online hacking becomes more common, interest in the individuals and groups behind such cyber attacks rises. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with David Kushner of The New Yorker on the origins of one of the most infamous hacking groups, “Anonymous.”
    Original Air Date: September 3, 2014
  • How one student’s dyslexia changed a community
    When Liz Woody’s son Mason was in third grade, he struggled to read basic words. After Woody moved Mason to a specialized school, she set out to transform techniques to reach struggling readers. John Tulenko of Learning Matters has the story.
    Original Air Date: September 3, 2014
  • How can Obama handle so many crises abroad?
    Unrest in Ukraine, Islamic State militants in Iraq and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa have dominated news coverage for the past three months. Judy Woodruff evaluates the Obama administration’s response to these challenges with Vali Nasr, a former State Department official, Eric Edelman, a former State and Defense Department official and David Ignatius of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: September 3, 2014
  • What’s on NATO’s agenda?
    The burgeoning crisis in Ukraine and its relationship with Russia are set to take center stage at the NATO summit that starts in Wales on Thursday. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss U.S. and European reactions to a potential cease-fire agreement between Ukraine and Russia, as well as NATO’s stance on the ISIS militant group and Afghanistan.
    Original Air Date: September 3, 2014
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