Wednesday, January 14, 2015

  • Obama administration announces goal to rein in methane leaks
    The Obama administration announced a plan to significantly cut methane emissions produced by gas and gas wells by the year 2025 through executive action. Judy Woodruff talks to Coral Davenport of The New York Times and Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University about President Obama’s strategy in addressing climate change and how environmentalists and the industry are reacting to the proposal.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2015
  • How military sex offenders fly under the radar at home
    There are hundreds of service members who have been convicted of sex offenses but never appear on any public registry once they leave the military, disappearing into neighborhoods across the country and, in some cases, preying on new victims. Special correspondent Mark Greenblatt of the Scripps News Service reports.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2015
  • 2016 hopefuls aim to prove their worth in campaign warm up
    From launching book tours to hiring staff to meeting with top donors, several potential presidential candidates have started taking steps in the long race to the White House. Gwen Ifill looks at the campaign landscape with Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and the Washington Post’s Nia-Malika Henderson.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2015
  • Do Western Muslims face a free speech double standard?
    The Charlie Hebdo shooting has sparked debate about the protections and limits of free speech. Judy Woodruff talks to Bertrand Vannier of Radio France and Daisy Khan of the American Society for Muslim Advancement about whether Muslims face a double standard when it comes to free expression and the reaction to Charlie Hebdo’s controversial post-attack cover.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2015
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

  • Facing widespread flu, officials urge antiviral drug use
    This year’s flu season is shaping up to be one of the worst in recent years. Judy Woodruff talks to Dr. Tom Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about this year’s influenza strain and the benefits and limitations of using antiviral drugs for patients sick with flu. The CDC director also gives an update on the Ebola outbreak response in West Africa.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2015
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  • Why Boko Haram's reign of terror has been tough to track
    In early January, Boko Haram militants attacked the remote northern Nigerian town of Baga, but it was days before reports of the massacre got out, with estimated death tolls ranging from 150 to 2,000. Gwen Ifill speaks with Nii Akuetteh of the African Immigrant Caucus about disturbing reports about young girls being use as bombers and how recent violence will affect Nigeria’s upcoming elections.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2015
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  • What do Ohio voters want? More political cooperation
    What do Americans think about Washington politics and productivity over the last two years? Across the political spectrum, one thing that many seem to agree on is that both parties share blame for dysfunction and stasis. Judy Woodruff talks to voters in Columbus, Ohio, about their hopes for the new Congress.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2015
  • Indian activists confront tradition to fight sex trafficking
    In India, a new law punishes human traffickers rather than the girls who have been forced into prostitution, sometimes by family members. In the second report of a two-part series, special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro joins human rights activists and the police as they go into homes and brothels in search of victims of the sex trade.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2015
  • Despite milder tone, immigration may pose political impasse
    The leaders of the Republican-controlled Congress were among more than a dozen lawmakers who gathered at the White House to talk common ground and areas of conflict with President Obama. Political director Domenico Montanaro and political editor Lisa Desjardins join Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff to discuss the tone of the meeting and the persistent political sticking points.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2015
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  • Allah-Las play 'Better Than Mine'
    Allah-Las play "Better Than Mine" from their new album "Worship the Sun" in the KEXP studio.For more Art Beat:
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

  • Investing in America’s cultural capital
    The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities turn 50 this year. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Jane Chu of the NEA and William “Bro” Adams of the NEH about the contributions artists and humanists make to American society and the political pressure arts agencies feel to prove their worth.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2015
  • French Jewish community not surprised by kosher market siege
    Even before last week's attack in Paris, attacks on the Jewish community in France have been on the rise, prompting many to flee the country. Gwen Ifill talks to the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg about the growing threats facing Jews in France.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2015
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  • How can Washington bridge its ‘Partisan Divide’?
    Former congressmen Martin Frost, a Democrat, and Tom Davis, a Republican, say that money, media and gerrymandering are at the root of American political polarization. They join Judy Woodruff to discuss their new book, “The Partisan Divide,” and some suggestions for ending political gridlock.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2015
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  • Terrorist training of Paris attacker puts spotlight on Yemen
    One of the brothers involved in the Paris attacks received al-Qaida training in Yemen. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to explain why that country is a hotbed for jihadism, and to examine the competition and cooperation between al-Qaida and the Islamic State.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2015
  • Police inaction hampers human trafficking crackdown in India
    In India, outrage over a fatal gang rape of a college student two years ago has helped bring about some protections for women who are the victims of sex trafficking, but getting police to enforce the law is still a challenge. In the first report in a two-part series, special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro follows a human rights group working to crack down on human trafficking and find victims.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2015
  • How automakers, car buyers are responding to low gas prices
    Since last year’s Detroit Auto Show, gas prices have dropped by nearly a third. With the new lower prices, demand has gone up for big new SUVs and sedans, but automakers have also switched gears to develop more fuel-efficient cars. Gwen Ifill speaks with John Stoll of The Wall Street Journal about the tension between the two trends and convincing car buyers to think long-term.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2015
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Sunday, January 11, 2015

  • What can be done to prevent youth radicalization?
    A former CIA deputy director told PBS NewsHour Weekend on Saturday that a major concern for the U.S. is the possibility of radicalized young men with EU or American passports entering the country to carry out terrorist attacks like those committed in France recently. Humera Khan from Muflehun joins Hari Sreenivasan to talk about actions being taken to combat terrorist organization recruitment.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2015
  • Former NYPD officers talk police-minority relations
    A major topic of conversation in recent months has been the often fraught relationship between police and minority communities. Last week, NewsHour Weekend spoke to the President of the Brooklyn chapter of the NAACP and retired NYC police lieutenant Julian Harper, who were critical of police. Tonight, two former NYPD officers talk about the challenges they faced serving low-income communities.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2015
  • Monarch butterflies could get endangered species status
    Every year, millions of North American monarch butterflies head south for the winter -- but recently their numbers have plummeted by up to 90 percent. In Washington, responding to a petition submitted by conservation organizations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced a year-long review that could mean the the butterflies are placed on the Endangered Species List.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015

  • What dangers could terror threats abroad pose to the US?
    John McLaughlin, a former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington for more on what the overseas terror threats could mean for life in the United States.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2015
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  • Some French citizens on edge after Paris terrorist attacks
    In the aftermath of this week's terrorist attacks in Paris as French citizens try to move on, some are still on edge, despite many marches and gatherings of solidarity throughout the country. Rachel Donadio of the New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Paris to gauge the general mood on the streets.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2015
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Friday, January 9, 2015

  • Does stronger economy mean higher interest rates in 2015?
    2014 was the best year for job growth since 1999, pushing unemployment rate to 5.6 percent, according to the Labor Department. What does that mean for interest rates in the next year? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the task of the Federal Reserve to maintain growth while keeping inflation at bay and whether the new numbers are as rosy as they appear.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2015
    Top economists, including several former Fed officials, react to Merle Hazard's last central bank ballad, "Dual Mandate." Photo by Flickr user ctj71081.
  • Consumer electronics get more connected
    The Consumer Electronics Show, the world’s largest technology exhibit, is a launching pad for groundbreaking products, but this year, many of the innovations on display focus on improving the connectivity and interactivity of everyday consumer products, from a 3D printing pen to a GPS dog tracking device. Special correspondent Steve Goldbloom reports.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2015
  • Shields and Brooks on Paris terrorism and tolerance
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss this week’s news, including the geopolitical and social consequences of the terrorist attacks in France, as well as what to expect from the new Republican-controlled Congress.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2015
  • Would free tuition boost success at community colleges?
    President Obama’s plan to make the first two years of community college free could help up to 9 million students and add educated employees to the workforce. But it would cost the federal government billions and would have to pass a GOP-controlled Congress. Hari Sreenivasan gets reaction to the proposal from Andrew Kelly of American Enterprise Institute and Josh Wyner of the Aspen Institute.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2015
  • High volume of potential terror threats challenges France
    How worried should Western nations be about future attacks in the same vein as the Paris shootings? Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Peter Neumann of King’s College London and former White House counterterrorism official Juan Zarate about what security officials should focus on now and why terrorists have moved to soft targets like shopping malls and office buildings.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2015
    French intervention police take up position near the scene of a hostage taking at a kosher supermarket near Porte de Vincennes in eastern Paris January 9, 2015. Photo by Youssef Boudlal/Reuters
  • Paris police hunt for woman tied to supermarket siege
    Mark Austin of Independent Television News talks to Judy Woodruff from Paris about the search for a woman believed to be involved in the supermarket hostage siege and how Parisians are feeling after the death of three terrorists.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2015
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Thursday, January 8, 2015

  • Death of cartoonists draws out defense of free expression
    Pens -- weapon of choice of the murdered cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo -- were raised in their honor at vigils around the world. Jeffrey Brown talks to two editorial cartoonists, Tom Toles of the Washington Post and Ted Rall of the Los Angeles Times, about the role of satirical cartoonists in society and their declining number in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: January 8, 2015