Wednesday, April 27, 2016

  • How a Seattle murderer slipped through the cracks
    In 2009, Jennifer Hopper and Teresa Butz were attacked and sexually assaulted in their home; Butz did not survive. In “While the City Slept,” Eli Sanders, a Pulitzer winner for his reporting on the case, examines the troubled life of their attacker, a mentally ill man who had repeatedly slipped through the cracks of the mental health and justice systems. William Brangham talks to Sanders for more.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2016
  • Analyzing Trump’s tough-talking foreign policy speech
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump articulated his foreign policy approach Wednesday morning, promising to always put American interests and security first. For two perspectives on Trump’s speech, Judy Woodruff talks with Trump foreign policy advisor Walid Phares and former State Department official Nicholas Burns.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, United States, April 27, 2016.  REUTERS/Jim Bourg - RTX2BXUW
  • Hastert faces sex abuse past in hush money case
    Dennis Hastert was once second-in-line for the presidency. But on Wednesday, the former speaker of the House was sentenced to 15 months behind bars for banking violations. During the hearing, Hastert admitted that he sexually abused minors decades ago. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Natasha Korecki of Politico for more on the case.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2016
    Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the Dirksen Federal courthouse for his scheduled sentencing hearing in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. April 27, 2016.  REUTERS/Frank Polich - RTX2BVKZ
  • News Wrap: Supreme Court hears McDonnell corruption appeal
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s corruption appeal with seeming sympathy, as both liberal and conservative justices suggested the federal bribery law is too broad. Also, House Speaker Paul Ryan suggested the White House asked for too much money to combat Zika virus, likely delaying a decision on the matter until after the upcoming recess.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2016
    Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is trailed by reporters as he departs after his appeal of his 2014 corruption conviction was heard at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S. April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2BWZH
  • Trump shares worldview as Cruz rolls out running mate
    Donald Trump talked foreign policy in a speech in Washington, a day after sweeping all five Northeast primaries and going after Hillary Clinton for "playing the woman card." Rival Sen. Ted Cruz meanwhile vowed to fight on, with a big campaign announcement. And Sen. Bernie Sanders showed no signs of quitting despite Clinton's nearly insurmountable delegate lead. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz stands with Carly Fiorina after he announced Fiorina as his running mate at a campaign rally in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY  - RTX2BYKI
  • The shock of finally seeing the full spectrum of emotion
    A medical procedure used to diagnose damage from brain injuries may also help some autistic patients make connections and understand emotions they’ve never experienced. Author John Robison underwent that experimental therapy, detailed in a new memoir, “Switched On.” Hari Sreenivasan talks with Robison about his experience.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

  • Will Northeast primaries help front-runners seal the win?
    Five Northeastern states go to cast their primary ballots on Tuesday. While front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hope to run up big margins and big delegate wins, Sen. Bernie Sanders insisted he would continue campaigning no matter the night’s outcome. Judy Woodruff talks to Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Dave Davies of WHYY for more.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S. April 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTX2BMW5
  • These key decisions can shape your post-college destiny
    This time of year, high school seniors and their families are thinking about where they’ll be headed to college in the fall. In “There Is Life After College,” author Jeffrey Selingo examines how one’s post-college years are influenced by crucial choices made before students even enroll. Selingo sits down with William Brangham for a conversation.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2016
  • Artist turns Chicago’s empty spaces into positive change
    An internationally recognized artist, Theaster Gates is well versed on how to shape materials into meaningful forms. But Gates applies those principles to more than just art -- he’s also a renowned urban developer who shapes downtrodden neighborhoods into community gathering places and low-cost housing. Gates joins Jeffrey Brown to explore the intersection of art and activism.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2016
  • Why assassins are hunting these Burundian refugees in Kenya
    One year ago, Burundi's president announced he was running for a third term, which triggered a failed coup, protests and a violent crackdown. Hundreds died and at least 220,000 have left the country. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports from Nairobi, where some Burundian refugees from the opposition have fled for safety, but instead are being hunted down by men sent by the government.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2016
  • Why going green is growing on U.S. farmers
    The U.S. agriculture industry used enough energy in 2011 to power a state the size of Iowa for a year. Today, as renewable energy becomes cheaper and more accessible, many farmers are committed to going green, both as a means of cutting costs and for the sake of future generations. Harvest Public Media’s Grant Gerlock reports on how and why farmers are keeping fossil fuels out of the cornfield.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

  • Can environmentalism become a bipartisan movement again?
    Though now one of the most politically divisive issues in the country, the environmental movement once enjoyed strong support from both Democrats and Republicans. In his new book “Getting to Green,” author Fred Rich asserts that a return to those bipartisan roots is key for future success. Rich joins Hari Sreenivasan for more.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
  • Trump rails against rivals’ deal to step aside
    Donald Trump stepped up the insults of his Republican competitors after news of a non-compete agreement between Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz, in a bid to deprive Trump of a majority of delegates going into this summer's convention. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S., April 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Dominick Reuter - RTX2BMFZ
  • Can a Cruz-Kasich alliance stop Donald Trump?
    Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest in politics, including whether Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich’s unlikely alliance against Donald Trump will work, the path forward for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s campaign and how Hillary Clinton is aiming to position herself as a contrast to Trump.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
  • Maryland voters torn over tight Democratic Senate fight
    Voters will go to the polls in five East Coast state primaries on Tuesday. But in Maryland, it’s the Democratic primary race between Rep. Chris Van Hollen and Rep. Donna Edwards to replace longtime Sen. Barbara Mikulski that’s dominating the headlines -- and exposing some of the same establishment-outsider divisions playing out on the national stage. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
  • How politics got in the way of needed Nepal earthquake aid
    One year ago, the first of two massive earthquakes ripped through Nepal, killing more than 8,000 people. Some $4 billion of assistance was pledged to the rebuilding effort, but political gridlock and corruption have left the displaced survivors to largely fend for themselves. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
    A woman walks out from her house damaged during the 2015 earthquakes in Bhaktapur, Nepal, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2BJHQ
  • With ‘Lemonade,’ Beyonce shows she’s an artist in control
    Pop sensation Beyonce’s sixth studio album, “Lemonade,” made an immediate impact with its innovative release as a visual album on HBO and through the music streaming service Tidal. For more on the groundbreaking work, which addresses both her personal troubles and the larger history of black women, Jeffrey Brown talks to Salamishah Tillet of the University of Pennsylvania.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016

  • Saudi Arabia rethinks dependence on oil revenue
    After a slump in global oil prices, Saudi Arabia’s monarchy is expected to announce a new vision for economic and political reform. Saudi Arabia is the world’s second largest oil producer behind the U.S. and is being forced to rethink its reliance on oil money. Editor of Foreign Policy magazine David Rothkopf joins Megan Thompson for more insight.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2016
    An old fuel pump is seen during early hours in desert near the village of Sila, at the UAE-Saudi border, south of Eastern province of Khobar, Saudi Arabia January 29, 2016. Picture taken January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed - RTX25D6H
  • Thirty years after Chernobyl, children are getting sick
    It will be 30 years on Tuesday since the world's worst nuclear power plant disaster took place in Chernobyl, now part of Ukraine. People who remained in the region continued eating local produce and milk with radiation levels two to five times higher than what are considered safe levels. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano reports on how local families say children are getting sick.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2016
  • How are voters expected to lean in Pennsylvania primary?
    Of the five northeast states holding primaries on Tuesday, Pennsylvania is the biggest prize, with 71 national convention delegates at stake for Republicans and 210 for Democrats. Political reporter Jonathan Tamari from the Philadelphia Enquirer joins Megan Thompson with the latest on what to expect from Tuesday’s vote.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2016
    Voting machine operator Robin Coffee-Ruff hands a sticker to a voter who cast his ballot at West Philadelphia High School on U.S. midterm election day morning in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 4, 2014.  REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) - RTR4CT7R
  • Grim realities on the ground in Ukraine
    Ukraine has faced many challenges in the two years since violent protests drove the country’s president from office. The Russian occupation of the Crimean Peninsula in particular sparked a military conflict between pro-Russian secessionists and Ukraine’s government. Correspondent Kira Kay and Producer Jason Maloney from the Bureau for International Reporting take us inside Ukraine to asses the country’s struggle for political change and stability.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

  • The cost of rebuilding after massive Ecuador quake
    Officials in Ecuador say the massive earthquake one week ago today has killed at least 600 people, injured more than 4,500 others and left 25,000 people homeless. Beyond the human cost of the tragedy, Ecuador now faces a struggle to find the funds to rebuild. Wall Street Journal reporter Sara Schaefer joins Megan Thompson via Skype from Bogota, Colombia with the latest.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2016
    A girl is pictured next to a line of clothes hung out to dry outside a tent at the Reales Tamarindos airport which is used as a shelter, after being evacuated from her home in Portoviejo, after an earthquake struck off Ecuador's Pacific coast, April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero - RTX2BA3T
  • Should the private sector rebuild American infrastructure?
    As the U.S. grapples with a growing list of transportation infrastructure needs and limited public funds, more states are looking to public-private partnerships as a means of fixing and replacing aging bridges, tunnels and roads. But is there a downside for taxpayers? NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2016
  • Jon Cleary on 'trying to find the funkiest music I could'
    New Orleans is the birthplace of American jazz, and one fixture in the city’s music scene is piano player and singer Jon Cleary. Cleary, who recently won a Grammy award, is one of the headliners playing New Orleans Jazz Fest this week. NewsHour’s Mori Rothman has this profile.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2016
    MANCHESTER, TN - JUNE 13:  Musician Jon Cleary of Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen performs onstage at That Tent during Day 3 of the 2015 Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival on June 13, 2015 in Manchester, Tennessee.  (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic for Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival)

Friday, April 22, 2016

  • Propaganda is effective weapon as al-Shabab makes resurgence
    More than 100 Kenyan troops died in a January attack by terror group al-Shabab. Last week, the group released a video of the operation. As al-Shabab makes gains, is it also winning the propaganda war? Special correspondent Nick Schifrin takes a closer look at the group’s messaging in cooperation with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2016
  • Va. governor: Felons who've paid their debt deserve to vote
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed a sweeping order Friday to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons within the state. McAuliffe described the action as an effort to reverse decades of voter repression, but state Republicans accused the governor of abusing his powers to help Hillary Clinton win a valuable swing state. McAuliffe joins Judy Woodruff for more.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2016
    COLUMBIA, SC - APRIL 25:  Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe delivers remarks at the South Carolina Democratic Party state convention April 25, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, former Sen. Lincoln Chafee, and Sen. Bernie Sanders also spoke to the convention.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • News Wrap: Nations sign Paris Agreement on climate change
    In our news wrap Friday, more than 170 countries signed the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Also, the official death toll from last week’s earthquake in Ecuador climbed again, reaching 587. And as aid workers warn of delays in distributing supplies to the survivors, a new threat has emerged in the form of mosquito-borne illness.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2016
    Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, delivers his opening remarks at the Paris Agreement signing ceremony on climate change at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York, U.S., April 22, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar
  • What’s causing a rising rate of suicide?
    The national suicide rate has hit its highest point since 1986, according to statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control. Among middle-aged Americans, the gender gap narrowed between men and women who took their own lives. For 10 to 14-year-old girls, the rate has tripled in the past 15 years. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Katherine Hempstead of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2016
    A depressed young woman sits alone against a concrete pillar. Denmark