Thursday, February 11, 2016

  • In the market for love? Here’s how economics can help
    These days we turn to online dating to give us more options for a love affair or a life partner. But how do you maximize your chances of hitting the jackpot? Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores how the language of economics can apply to the language of love.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2016
  • How a litter of puppies could help save endangered animals
    As conservationists struggle to save endangered species, a litter of adorable puppies -- and the secret behind their birth -- might provide a helpful breeding tool. The puppies, born in July, are the first successful examples of in vitro fertilization in canids, a technique that paves the way for future interventions for threatened wolves. Science producer Nsikan Akpan reports.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2016
  • Has justice taken a backseat to civil order in Egypt?
    Egypt’s judiciary, once renowned as fiercely independent, now faces criticism for the harsh and lengthy imprisonment of political prisoners under the leadership of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin talks with one family who have tirelessly fought for justice.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2016
    A view of the High Court of Justice in Cairo, Egypt, January 21, 2016. Egypt's highest appeals court adjourned the retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak until April on charges over the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany - RTX23D41

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • How the New Hampshire primary reshuffled the 2016 race
    With the nation’s first primary on the books, what’s next for the 2016 race? Reid Wilson of Morning Consult and Susan Page of USA Today join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss Donald Trump’s landslide win in New Hampshire and whether the other GOP can build momentum in South Carolina, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ potential to capitalize on his victory and distress over a defeat within the Clinton camp.
    Original Air Date: February 10, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders smiles as he waves to the crowd at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary victory rally in Concord, New Hampshire February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton - RTX269RG
  • Egypt’s opposition forcibly muted 5 years since revolution
    Five years after the revolution that toppled the government, Egypt has yet to achieve the movement’s democratic ideals. But there are no more protests because protests are illegal. Freedom of speech curtailed, McCarthy-esque fear pervades under President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, with opposition parties persecuted and former revolutionaries jailed. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports.
    Original Air Date: February 10, 2016
    A pro-government protester chants slogans as they gather in Al-Qaed Ibrahim area in Alexandria, the city's equivalent of Cairo's Tahrir Square, during the fifth anniversary of the uprising that ended the 30-year reign of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt, January 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih   - RTX23Y6I
  • The global threats that keep the CIA up at night
    America's top intelligence officials brought an updated assessment of worldwide threats to the U.S. to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Their top concerns included cyber attacks, the Islamic State group, the war in Syria, North Korea's nuclear activities and a resurgent Russia. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with David Cohen, deputy director of the CIA, to explore the current geopolitical instability.
    Original Air Date: February 10, 2016
    The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in McLean, Virginia, August 14, 2008.      REUTERS/Larry Downing      (UNITED STATES) - RTR2146J
  • Will a Supreme Court move shake the Paris climate accord?
    The Supreme Court temporarily blocked major regulations, designed by the EPA, to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. The move, which has been called unprecedented, means that the Obama administration's rules can't go into effect until legal challenges are settled. William Brangham learns more from Coral Davenport of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: February 10, 2016
    Steam rises from the stakes of the coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant supplied by the neighboring Jim Bridger mine that is owned by energy firm PacifiCorp and the Idaho Power Company, outside Point of the Rocks, Wyoming  March 14, 2014. West Virginia mined 120 million tons (109 metric tons) of coal in 2012, second to Wyoming, or about 12 percent of total U.S. production. Kentucky was third with about 9 percent of output, according to the National Mining Association.  REUTERS/Jim Urquhart  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS) - RTR3H5NS
  • GOP candidates try to build on N.H. results for next vote
    The day after the New Hampshire primary, most Republican candidates -- including winner Donald Trump -- moved on to the next battleground in South Carolina. Meanwhile, Democratic victor Sen. Bernie Sanders moved to broaden his appeal beyond his mostly white voter base. Hari Sreenivasan checks in with Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff ahead of the PBS Democratic Debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    Original Air Date: February 10, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, speaks at a rally at Ground Zero in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, February 10, 2016.  REUTERS/Randall Hill - RTX26E0U
  • Steelworkers’ stories come to life onstage in ‘Sweat’
    “Sweat,” a new play by Lynn Nottage, is a humorous and harrowing look at the decline of the Rust Belt in modern America. Inspired by stories from Reading, Pennsylvania -- once home to one of the richest corporations in the world and now one of the poorest cities in the nation -- “Sweat” examines the lives of steel workers left behind by changing times. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: February 10, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

  • New Hampshire Primary Election Special
    New Hampshire voters gave primary wins to Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders. In this special election coverage of the New Hampshire primary, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff get on-the-ground reporting from political director Lisa Desjardins tally, plus analysis from Mark Shields, David Brooks and Amy Walter.
    Original Air Date: February 9, 2016
  • Which candidates might be worried about N.H. outcomes
    It’s primary night in New Hampshire. Who should be most nervous about the contest? Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about what the candidates are hoping to accomplish in the first primary and why some have started to look past the New Hampshire race.
    Original Air Date: February 9, 2016
    Gwen Ifill and Tamara Keith
  • Why Detroit's teachers are 'sick' of inadequate schools
    Detroit's public schools have been in financial decline for more than a decade as their enrollment plummeted. Now on the brink of insolvency, the district is confronted with decrepit buildings, a chronic lack of resources and fed up teachers who have staged "sick-outs" in protest of the conditions. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: February 9, 2016
    Detroit schools
  • Here's what's on the minds of New Hampshire voters
    How does New Hampshire, home to the nation's first primary vote, compare to the rest of the country? Hari Sreenivasan and the NewsHour data team take a look at the Granite State by the numbers, and what voters there are saying -- and googling -- about this presidential election.
    Original Air Date: February 9, 2016
    A woman with a child on her back prepares to mark her ballot in a voting booth on voting day in Bedford, New Hampshire, February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX267M6
  • GOP factions fight for N.H. voters and the future
    Unlike Iowa, where 85 percent of Republicans identify as conservatives, about half of all New Hampshire GOP voters consider themselves moderate or liberal, while just 20 percent are far right. This divide means a wild intraparty fight for voters as moderate and hardline, establishment and antiestablishment candidates clash over the party’s priorities. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: February 9, 2016
    Supporters of U.S. presidential candidates stand at the entrance to the polling station for the presidential primary at Bedford High School in Bedford, New Hampshire February 9, 2016.   REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX266D5
  • Shields and Brooks on New Hampshire’s primary influence
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to preview the New Hampshire primary with a look at how voter tastes have shifted since past elections, the influencing power of the Granite State, the popularity of Donald Trump and whether there will be more or less clarity about the presidential race at the end of the first primary.
    Original Air Date: February 9, 2016
    Shields and Brooks

Monday, February 8, 2016

  • Could a NATO build-up in Europe reignite the Cold War?
    NATO is undertaking its largest build-up in Eastern Europe since the Cold War, in order to counter recent Russian expansionism. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Ash Carter has proposed quadrupling U.S. spending on boosting its military might in Europe. But is it necessary -- or wise -- to send such a signal to a resurgent Russia? Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2016
    Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) talks to servicemen during a training exercise at the Donguz testing range in Orenburg region, Russia, September 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Pool ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. - RTS1W2Q
  • Candidates offer final pitches before N.H. polls open
    With less than 24 hours before polling starts in New Hampshire, presidential candidates made one final push for support around the state. Jeb Bush and Gov. Chris Christie criticized Sen. Marco Rubio for his debate performance and lack of experience, while Sen. Bernie Sanders’ drew sharper attacks from Hillary Clinton’s camp. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio arrives for a campaign event in Goffstown, New Hampshire, February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX26282
  • N.H. Democrats hear different visions for middle class
    New Hampshire Democrats, weighing votes for either Hillary Clinton or Sen. Bernie Sanders, say that economic issues and the strength of the middle class are their biggest concerns. Both candidates have offered ideas about boosting jobs, reducing college costs and making health care more affordable. Political director Lisa Desjardins explores how their policies are appealing to different voters.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders  waves after his rally at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, New Hampshire February 8, 2016.    REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton - RTX261QH
  • How the Sanders and Kasich campaigns see the fight for N.H.
    The 2016 campaigns have poured money and time into the race in New Hampshire, and now the time has come for voters to pick their favorites. Judy Woodruff talks strategy and the competition with Tad Devine, senior advisor to Bernie Sanders' campaign, and Thomas Rath, senior national advisor to John Kasich's campaign.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate John Kasich speaks to voters during a campaign town hall in Nashua, New Hampshire, February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTX25VIB
  • Clinton camp wrestles with gender and generational divides
    On the night before the New Hampshire primary, Gwen Ifill joins Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR to discuss the collision of gender politics and generational politics in Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the influence of the latest Republican debate, overlapping interests of Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders and how all of the candidates are tempering expectations.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and former U.S. President Bill Clinton pose with supporters during a campaign stop at Manchester Community College in Manchester, New Hampshire February 8, 2016.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif - RTX2620U
  • In Brazil, a race to solve the mysteries of Zika virus
    As Brazil’s Carnival revelers try to party their worries away, government and medical services struggle to combat the Zika epidemic. Health workers are searching for the smoking gun link between the virus and infant microcephaly, while troops attack mosquito breeding grounds and mothers of affected children face the long-term consequences. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports from Brazil.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2016
    Gleyse Kelly da Silva embraces her daughter Maria Giovanna, who has microcephaly, in Recife, Brazil, January 25, 2016. Reuters Photographer Ueslei Marcelino: "Gleyse Kelly da Silva was seven months pregnant when an ultrasound showed her baby's head had stopped growing. Maria Giovanna, now three months, has microcephaly, a deformation characterised by abnormally small heads that can also include brain damage. The condition is suspected to be linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which the World Health Organization has declared a public health emergency. My colleagues and I spent a day with Silva and her family at their home in Recife, eastern Brazil, which is at the centre of a crisis overwhelming local authorities. Silva, a 27-year-old toll-booth worker, became ill in April with a fever, back pain, itching and a rash. 'When I saw her the first time I cried,' Silva said. 'I saw my perfect daughter and thanked God. It was a feeling of love, happiness.' Such an assignment is delicate; you have to be respectful. I felt a responsibility to share their story and highlight the problem. Doctors took blood samples, as well as liquid from the baby's spine, for tests. Silva and Maria Giovanna's father, Felipe Marques, are still awaiting the results. Silva hopes her daughter will not suffer any severe consequences and that she will grow up to walk, talk and play with other children. 'I cannot believe it when the doctors say she will not walk,' Silva said. 'I need to believe that everything will be all right.'" REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "GLEYSE KELLY" FOR ALL IMAGES   TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX26026

Sunday, February 7, 2016

  • How accurate were candidates at the New Hampshire debate?
    Saturday's Republican debate yielded a slew of statements from candidates that warranted fact checking. 'Truth-O-Meter' monitor Jon Greenberg of PolitiFact joins William Brangham from Washington to discuss.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump (L) whispers to Governor Chris Christie (C) as Dr Ben Carson (R) walks past during a commercial break at the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by ABC News at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire February 6, 2016.     REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX25SPD
  • Candidates stump for votes in New Hampshire campaigning
    Voters in New Hampshire are getting their last looks at candidates on the ballot in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. NewsHour's Political Director Lisa Desjardins joins William Brangham from Manchester, New Hampshire, to discuss moments from the last-minute campaigning.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2016
    People wait for the doors to open for a Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump campaign rally at  Plymouth State University on February 7, 2016 in Holdernes, New Hampshire. Democratic and Republican Presidential are stumping for votes throughout New Hampshire leading up to the Presidential Primary on February 9th.
  • Testing an expanded childless tax bonus
    A group of low-income workers in New York City are getting a larger tax refund this year. It’s part of an experiment to see what would happen if the lawmakers expanded the Earned Income Tax Credit, a four-decade-old program with bipartisan support. NewsHour Special Correspondent Karla Murthy reports.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2016

Saturday, February 6, 2016

  • What to watch for in the New Hampshire Republican debate
    With one primary contest over and another three days away, the Republican Party’s leading presidential candidates will meet on the debate stage once again Saturday night. NPR Correspondent Ron Elving joins William Brangham from Manchester, New Hampshire, to discuss.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump (R) talks to Senator Marco Rubio during a break in the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North Charleston, South Carolina, January 14, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane - RTX22GUK
  • Turkey pressured to open border as thousands of Syrians flee
    Government forces in Syria have intensified their offensive on the city of Aleppo, causing tens of thousands of refugees to flee toward the Turkish border, and leading the disbanding of United Nations-brokered peace talks in Switzerland this week. Brian Jenkins of the Rand Corporation joins William Brangham to discuss.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2016
    Internally displaced Syrians fleeing advancing pro-government Syrian forces wait near the Syrian-Turkish border after they were given permission by the Turkish authorities to enter Turkey, in Khirbet Al-Joz, Latakia countryside February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah   - RTX2553R
  • Delegate math means a rocky road to the GOP nomination
    Although primaries and caucuses are scheduled through June, presidential candidates in both parties may emerge with enough delegates to secure the nomination before then. But given the different sets of rules for choosing delegates in each state, a long road to the White House remains. NewsHour Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield reports.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz attends a campaign event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer - RTX25IJQ

Friday, February 5, 2016

  • News Wrap: Unemployment falls to 8-year low
    In our news wrap Friday, while the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in January -- its lowest level in eight years -- the Department of Labor said that only 151,000 new jobs were added to the economy, a slower pace than the last two months. Also, a 6.4. magnitude earthquake rocked southern Taiwan. Local media reported that multiple buildings collapsed.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2016