Sunday, June 5, 2016

  • How new voter ID laws may affect the 2016 contest
    17 states will have new voting regulations in place for the presidential election this November. 12 states will join the ranks of those requiring voters to show a government-issued photo ID, including North Carolina and Texas. For more insight on these new regulations, Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Reuters National Affairs Editor Jason Szep.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016

  • Venezuela is struggling as oil prices plummet
    Venezuela has the world’s largest reserves of oil, but with the price of oil in a free fall, the country’s economy is shrinking, and the South American nation of 30 million people is suffering. New York Times reporter Nicholas Casey, who is usually based in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the crisis.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2016
    A gas station attendant piles up coins on top of a fuel dispenser at a gas station of state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) before the government raised the price for fuel, in Caracas, February 16, 2016.  REUTERS/Marco Bello   - RTS95DB
  • ‘The Greatest’ to appear on Sports Illustrated cover for 40th time
    Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, who died on Friday at 74, will appear on the Sports Illustrated cover for the 40th time next week. Reporter Tim Layden, who wrote the 39th cover story last fall about the end of Ali’s life and his outspoken approach to social issues, joins Hari Sreenivasan in New York to discuss.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2016
    Muhammad Ali poses with gloves in this undated portrait. File photo by Action Images/Sporting Pictures via Reuters
  • The life and legacy of boxing titan Muhammad Ali
    Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, famed boxer and social activist Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, learned how to fight at an early age, when seeking vengeance for a stolen bicycle. From young Clay to famous Ali, NewsHour looks back on the life and legacy of one of the world’s most recognizable athletes.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2016
    Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay, Jr.; January 17, 1942) American former professional boxer, considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport's history. May 25, 1965, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali after his rematch with boxer Sonny Liston. Ali knocked out Liston in the first round. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty images)

Friday, June 3, 2016

  • Another Trump campaign rally ends in chaotic crowd violence
    Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s Thursday night rally in San Jose, California, quickly descended into chaos as protesters exchanged blows with Trump supporters and police. The melee was the latest instance of escalating violence that has dogged the real estate mogul’s campaign since mid-March, and it shows no sign of abating. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2016
    Victor Cristobal (C), of San Jose, chants during a demonstration outside a campaign rally for Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump in San Jose, California, U.S. June 2, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam - RTX2FFQV
  • Why hiring is at five-year low and the economy is stalling
    According to a new report from the Labor Department, U.S. hiring fell to a five year low in May, with just 38,000 new jobs. Even if those numbers are off, the last quarter shows a similarly disturbing trend: 115,000 jobs added per month, an abnormal drop during this long period of recovery. Hari Sreenivasan talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about why the economy is slowing down.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2016
    Moushumi Paul (R) of the USDA interviews job applicant Sherry Rose (L) at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation "Hiring Our Heroes" military job fair in Washington January 8, 2016. U.S. job growth surged in December and employment for the prior two months was revised sharply higher, suggesting that a recent manufacturing-led slowdown in economic growth would be temporary. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 292,000 last month, the Labor Department said on Friday.     REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTX21K4W
  • Why Chicago made scores of police brutality videos public
    Chicago’s Independent Police Review Board today released scores of video and audio recordings from police-involved shootings and some of them are pretty shocking. The release is part of sweeping police reforms instituted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel after the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, a young black man, by a white officer. Jeffrey Brown talks to Chicago Police Board chair Lori Lightfoot.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2016
    CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 18 : Demonstrators continue to protest the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald December 18, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, who was charged with murder last month in the shooting death of 17-year-old McDonald last year, was indicted on six counts of first-degree murder and one count of official misconduct earlier this week. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
  • Writer, chef, restaurateur Eddie Huang’s cups runneth over
    Eddie Huang hates being pigeonholed. The chef/owner of New York’s Baohaus would rather be known as a man who cooks and happens to run a restaurant. He’s also a man who writes. The son of Taiwanese immigrants wrote about his childhood in “Fresh off the Boat,” which became the basis of the ABC sitcom of the same name. Jeffrey Brown talks with Huang about his new literary effort, “Double Cup Love.”
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2016
    TOP CHEF -- "Captain Vietnam" Episode 1104 -- Pictured: (l-r) Judges Emeril Lagasse,  Eddie Huang -- (Photo by: David Moir/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
  • Shields and Brooks on persistent violence at Trump rallies
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week in politics, including the continued violence at Donald Trump’s rallies, how the Obama administration could have approached the recession differently, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s conflicted presidential endorsement and Hillary Clinton’s new line of attack against Trump.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2016
    Shields and Brooks
  • Restoring the Bay Area’s wetlands one native plant at a time
    The San Francisco Bay’s wetlands are disappearing at an alarming rate due to encroaching urban development, which endangers not only the local ecosystem but worldwide efforts to slow global warming, since the wetlands can store as much carbon as an entire tropical rainforest. Sonia Aronson of the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs takes a look at how residents are working to save the bay.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2016
    The fog shrouded Golden Gate Bridge is seen from the Marin Headlands in Sausalito, California March 21, 2012. A celebration held over the Memorial Day weekend in May will commemorate the bridge's 75th anniversary this year. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANNIVERSARY CITYSPACE SOCIETY) - RTR2ZOWE

Thursday, June 2, 2016

  • Can Sanders pull off upset win over Clinton in California?
    As the primary season heads toward its final weekend of campaigning, all three remaining candidates are canvassing feverishly in California ahead of Tuesday’s vote, especially trailing contender Sen. Bernie Sanders, who’s banking on a big win in the Golden State to reverse Hillary Clinton’s seemingly inevitable march to the Democratic nomination. John Yang talks to Scott Shafer of KQED for more.
    Original Air Date: June 2, 2016
    U S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders waves to supporters during his campaign rally at Colton Hall in Monterey, California, U.S., May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Michael Fiala - RTX2F2J6
  • Prince’s fentanyl OD gives new urgency to opioid epidemic
    The opioid epidemic sweeping the nation once more took center stage after law enforcement officials revealed that music icon Prince’s death in April was due to an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid far stronger than morphine. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Sharon Stancliff of the Harm Reduction Coalition for more on how we can reduce opioid fatalities with better addiction treatment.
    Original Air Date: June 2, 2016
    A vial of Naloxone and syringe are pictured at a Naloxone training class taught by Jennifer Stepp and her daughter Audrey for adults and children to learn how to save lives by injecting Naloxone into people suffering opioid overdoses at the Hillview Community Center in Louisville, Kentucky, November 21, 2015.                  REUTERS/John Sommers II - RTX1VIP5
  • In the eye of legal storm battering Trump — and Trump U.
    Donald Trump’s defunct “Trump University” real estate seminar business continues to garner controversy, especially after hundreds of documents were released this week detailing the aggressive tactics used by Trump employees. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports on the legal firestorm surrounding the business, and Hari Sreenivasan talks to Tom Hamburger of The Washington Post for more.
    Original Air Date: June 2, 2016
    NEW YORK - MAY 23:  Real estate mogul Donald Trump (R) speaks as university president Michael Sexton (L) looks on during a news conference announcing the establishment of Trump University May 23, 2005 in New York City. Trump University will consist of on-line courses, CD-ROMS and other learning programs for business professionals.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
  • These San Francisco activists say build in my backyard
    Job growth in the San Francisco Bay Area has exploded in recent years and many people are being priced out. Blame the NIMBYS, including progressives fighting to protect their quaint neighborhoods by blocking any new construction. Activists battling income equality are fighting to change this with the new Yes-In-My-Back-Yard movement. Special correspondent Duarte Geraldino reports.
    Original Air Date: June 2, 2016
    A housing construction project is seen in San Francisco, California June 2, 2015. The median rent for an apartment in the city is now $4,225 per month, according to local media. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
  • Obama to gun owners — I’m not looking to disarm you
    Wednesday night, the NewsHour hosted President Obama for a wide-ranging interview with Gwen Ifill, followed by a town hall meeting in Elkhart, Indiana. After the broadcast, Obama answered a few bonus questions for the audience, including one query regarding the contentious issue of gun control and Second Amendment rights.
    Original Air Date: June 2, 2016
    June 1, 2016; President Barack Obama holds a town hall discussion with the residents of Elkhart, Indiana, hosted by PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill at The Lerner Theatre, in Elkhart, Indiana.(Photo by Barbara Johnston)
  • Judy Collins still turn, turn, turning with new album at 77
    Folk legend Judy Collins, known for her critically acclaimed covers of Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns” and Pete Seeger’s “Turn! Turn! Turn!” has been making music since the 1960s. Now, at the age of 77, she is still going strong, and is set to release yet another album, “Silver Skies Blue.” Jeffrey Brown charts Collins’ career from its award-winning heights to its tragic depths.
    Original Air Date: June 2, 2016
    Singer Judy Collins performs during the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York March 14, 2011.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR2JWIZ
  • Artist’s ‘earth harp’ a site to behold — and hear
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, installation artist William Close is creating a new kind of musical space with his invention, the earth harp. By fixing 1,000-foot strings to mountain peaks, arches, the tops of skyscrapers, canyon walls or the interior of the Kennedy Center, Close can turn any architectural or natural environment into a totally unique instrument.
    Original Air Date: June 2, 2016
    Musician Andrea Brook plays the Earth Harp, the longest stringed instrument in the world, at the Catrina Festival in Saltillo November 21, 2013. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril (MEXICO - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY) - RTX15OAD
  • Teens on being tethered to their phones and social media
    Teenagers today have never known a world without smartphones and social media, and most of them can’t even conceive of a time where people sat around the dinner table without checking their Instagram pages. We asked a handful of eighth-graders from a Los Angeles public school to give their Brief But Spectacular takes on what technology means to them.
    Original Air Date: June 2, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

  • Questions for President Obama: A Town Hall Special
    President Barack Obama joins Gwen Ifill for a town hall conversation in Elkhart, Indiana, on topics ranging from the economic recovery, education and student debt, political civility, Syrian refugees and more.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2016
    PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill interviews President Barack Obama at a town hall in Elkhart, Indiana, on June 1. Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame
  • Why so many Americans in the middle class have no savings
    Could you come up with $2,000 in 30 days if you had to? As many as 40 percent of American families can’t, despite the improving economy. Among them is Neal Gabler, who is frequently broke despite his successful career as a writer. As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff looks at why Gabler and so many other Americans are struggling with savings.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2016
  • Nepal works to repair its cultural heritage after earthquake
    The massive earthquake that rocked Nepal a year ago killed thousands and displaced many more, but it also left an indelible mark on the nation’s cultural heritage, destroying centuries-old temples and monuments. As rebuilding efforts begin, conflicts are surfacing between the economic aesthetics of tourism and local religious priorities. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2016
    Family members work to rebuild their house a year after the 2015 earthquakes in Bhaktapur, Nepal, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar - RTX2BJHN
  • Beam me up — NASA experiments with inflatable modules
    Over the weekend, astronauts aboard the orbiting International Space Station added a module like none other. Think an RV that expands out the back with extra space for sleeping quarters. In the case of the ISS, it was an inflatable Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM). It’s made of a material stronger than kevlar and could be a game-changer. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2016
    The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) is seen during a media briefing  at Bigelow Aerospace in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 16, 2013. Astronauts aboard the space station will inflate early on Thursday a prototype expandable module, which will be tested for two years as a possible habitat for crews on long-duration missions around the moon or to Mars.   Bill Ingalls/NASA/File Photo/Handout via Reuters  FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RTSFWDP
  • Shields and Brooks on Obama’s NewsHour interview
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week in politics and President Obama’s interview with Gwen Ifill, including the difference between factual analysis and political grandstanding, how effectively the president defended his economic legacy and the recent “Trump University” revelations.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2016
  • Obama: America is not in decline
    Wednesday night, President Obama returned to Elkhart, Indiana -- the first city he visited after reaching the Oval Office -- for an exclusive interview with the NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill, followed by a PBS NewsHour town hall with Elkhart’s citizens. He defended his economic record and denied critics' claims that America is in decline in the wide-ranging interview.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2016
    President Barack Obama talks with co-anchor Gwen Ifill at a town hall discussion in Elkhart, Indiana on June 1. Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame
  • Keeping your family safe and dealing with the ‘what ifs?’
    With horror stories of extremist violence dominating headlines around the globe, it’s easy to get worked up over the threat, however improbable, of domestic terrorism. National security analyst and mom Juliette Kayyem says there’s no such thing as perfect safety, but there are steps you can take to ensure your family makes it through times of crisis -- and it starts with being prepared.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2016
    Well-wishers leave a shirt at a make-shift memorial on Boylston Street a day after two explosions hit the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts in this April 16, 2013 file photo. To match Feature BOSTON BOMBINGS-FILM/    REUTERS/Adrees Latif/Files - RTSE5P9

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

  • Trump attacks media for questioning his donations to vets
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump took a rare defensive posture Tuesday against media inquiries into the money he raised for veterans after skipping a debate in January — but then quickly launched into a no-holds-barred assault on the “dishonest” press. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton picked up California Gov. Jerry Brown’s endorsement. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the media regarding donations to veterans foundations at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 31, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTX2F0UE
  • News Wrap: Terror fears stoke new warning for U.S. travelers
    In our news wrap Tuesday, the State Department warned Americans traveling in Europe this summer to watch out for terrorist attacks, saying that while there is no specific threat, upcoming events such as the Tour de France could be targets. Also, Iraqi forces held off a fierce counterattack by Islamic State militants in southern Fallujah a day after advancing into the city.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2016
    UK Border control is seen in Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport in London June 4, 2014.  REUTERS/Neil Hall  - RTX2EA7V
  • Violence flares in Rio’s slums months before Summer Olympics
    As Brazil prepares for its first Olympic Games, violence is flaring in the notorious favelas surrounding Rio de Janeiro. While a paramilitary policing initiative known as “pacification” stemmed the tide of drugs and crime for a while, economic downturn and widespread police brutality have once again turned the slum districts into war zones. Special correspondent Lulu Garcia-Navarro of NPR reports.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2016
    Supporters of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva confront police officers during a protest in front of Lula's apartment in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker - RTS9ADN