Saturday, April 9, 2016

  • Texas tackles old convictions with new science
    Texas leads the U.S. in both incarceration rate and number of exonerations of people wrongfully convicted. But it's also the first state to implement a Junk Science Law, which provides defendants whose trials were prosecuted with flawed scientific evidence direct access to a retrial.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016

  • Brooks and Marcus on Democrats' clash over qualifications
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including escalating hostilities between Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, Bill Clinton’s Black Lives Matter confrontation, questions about whether Donald Trump can clinch the GOP nomination and who stands to win big in New York.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2016
  • Al-Shabaab exploits Kenya's divisions to wage war
    Kenya is the U.S.’s primary ally in the fight against east Africa’s deadliest terror group. Its long war against al-Shabaab has taken a heavy toll and there are fears that reprisals from Kenyan security forces against ethnic Somalis are only breeding more enemies. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin and producer Zach Fannin report in a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2016
  • Clinton-Sanders campaign combat cools off
    As Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton reached a kind of verbal truce over who's qualified to be president, the front-runner's camp also dealt with a confrontation that occurred between former President Bill Clinton and a protester over his and his wife’s record on crime and race. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally at the Pierce Arrow Museum in Buffalo, New York, April 8, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton - RTSE82R
  • Will Pope Francis’s manifesto on family bring change?
    In a landmark manifesto on family life, Pope Francis called for Catholics to put conscience over dogma on critical moral issues. His statement also suggested a possible relaxing of the ban on divorced Catholics taking communion. Judy Woodruff gets reactions from Gloria Purvis of Global Catholic Network, Amanda June Gargus of Georgetown University and Marianne Duddy-Burke of DignityUSA.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2016
    Pope Francis arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican April 6, 2016.  REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi - RTSDSCW
  • Violent, overcrowded Alabama prisons hit a breaking point​​​
    Alabama has the most overcrowded prison system in the nation: More than 24,000 inmates are housed in a system designed for half that number. The violence, overcrowding and actions taken by the federal government pushed state government to action, passing a penal reform bill. But does it go far enough? Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2016
    What is the role of the U.S. criminal justice system, and how can prisons better serve its community and its inmates? Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters
  • How robotics helped a paralyzed man cross the finish line
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a car accident severed Adam Gorlitsky’s spinal cord 10 years ago, paralyzing him from the waist down. But the former high school cross country and track athlete was back on his feet last weekend, finishing a 10K race with the help of a special robotic suit.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2016

Thursday, April 7, 2016

  • This Rust Belt town is rebounding thanks to refugee
    In the midst of a campaign season filled with anti-migrant rhetoric, the once-downtrodden town of Utica in upstate New York has been more welcoming; one out of every four citizens there is a refugee. But Utica’s commitment to resettlement isn’t purely humanitarian -- its open door policy is also a pioneering economic tool for revitalizing the Rust Belt. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2016
  • Anita Hill on the Thomas hearings: ‘I would do it again’
    Twenty-five years ago, Anita Hill testified about sexual harassment from then-nominee Clarence Thomas. Now a new HBO film dramatizes the high-profile political battle that captured the nation’s attention and changed Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Hill joins Gwen Ifill to look back at the case, her experience and how it would have been different today.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2016
    Anita Hill, the subject of the film "Anita" poses for a photo during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, January 21, 2013.  REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES - Tags: PORTRAIT ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR3CT1R
  • Obama administration steps up to rein in big business
    The Obama administration has taken steps to rein in big businesses this week: New rules issued by the Treasury Department regarding tax loopholes ended a $160 billion deal between Pfizer and Allergan. Meanwhile, the Justice Department has filed an antitrust suit against a proposed oil giant merger, and more may follow. Gwen Ifill talks to Jim Tankersley of The Washington Post for more.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2016
    A woman passes by the Pfizer World Headquarters building in the Manhattan borough of New York, November 23, 2015.  Pfizer Inc  on Monday said it would buy Botox maker Allergan Plc  in a record-breaking deal worth $160 billion to cut its U.S. tax bill by moving its headquarters to Ireland.   REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTX1VI00
  • Democrats swap shots over qualifications
    Sen. Bernie Sanders questioned Hillary Clinton's qualifications to be president, linking her to Wall Street, after Clinton suggested in interviews that Sanders "hasn't done his homework." Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz swiped at Donald Trump for compromising on conservative values and Gov. John Kasich's campaign released a new ad in New York ripping on Cruz.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich - RTSE110
  • Mining conditions trap Indian workers with lung disease
    In India's Rajasthan desert, the work of mining sandstone can be lethal. Silicosis, a slow, irreversible loss of lung function, is easily preventable with masks, but workers wear little protection in the blazing heat. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how neglect, social indifference and poor education mean that laws for workers' safety are rarely enforced.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2016
  • Padma Lakshmi on the best part of being a model
    As a professional model and television host, Padma Lakshmi can travel the world and live the glamorous lifestyle most people only dream about. But one of the best benefits of her fame is the ability to fight for women, especially against female-specific diseases like endometriosis, which she suffers. Lakshmi offers her Brief But Spectacular take on food, travel and celebrating all things female.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2016
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

  • Scientists search for El Niño secrets
    When weather events like El Niño impose themselves, everybody on the planet feels it. Scientists are getting better at predicting El Niño, but there is still a lot they don't know amid an absence of data. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien follows along as weather scientists gather information in Hawaii by air and by sea.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2016
  • What does the Wisconsin primary mean for the road ahead?
    Tuesday’s primary contest in Wisconsin saw trailing presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Bernie Sanders pick up much-needed double-digits wins over their front-running rivals. For a closer look at what these victories could mean for the road ahead, Judy Woodruff talks to Ronald Brownstein of Atlantic Media and Dante Chinni of the American Communities Project.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz arrives at his Wisconsin primary night rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, April 5, 2016.     REUTERS/Jim Young  - RTSDRGN
  • Empowering India's street vendors as entrepreneurs
    In India, home to the world's fastest growing economy, most workers, from street vendors to rickshaw drivers, aren't on the books, making them vulnerable to harassment by corrupt officials and policemen. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro profiles one group trying to protect vendors and improve their lives and businesses.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2016
    A roadside vendor arranges tomatoes on his handcart as he waits for customers under a flyover in Ahmedabad, India, March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave - RTS9S9H
  • Why there’s been a dangerous diabetes spike around the globe
    According to a new study from the World Health Organization, diabetes cases have quadrupled over the last 40 years, mostly in poorer nations. Today, 8.5 percent of all adults worldwide suffer from the chronic disease, and 3.7 million deaths are linked every year. For more on the emerging health crisis, William Brangham talks to Dr. Etienne Krug of the World Health Organization.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2016
    A person receives a test for diabetes during Care Harbor L.A. free medical clinic in Los Angeles, California September 11, 2014. The four-day clinic provides free medical, dental and vision care, prevention resources and follow-up care to thousands of uninsured, under-insured and at-risk individuals and families. Photo by Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
  • Should U.S. scale back objectives for Middle East peace?
    Is there any reason to hope that the peace process between Israel and Palestine will ever bear fruit? To explore that question, John Yang sits down with David Makovsky of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Hisham Melhem of Al Arabiya.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2016
    Israeli right-wing protesters demonstrate outside a military court during a hearing of an Israeli soldier whom the military said has been arrested after he shot a wounded and motionless Palestinian assailant in Hebron on March 24, near the southern Israeli city of Kiryat Malachi, in this March 29, 2016 file picture. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/Files  - RTSDU2B

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

  • This art gallery requires a wetsuit
    A new Florida art installation is taking viewers to a new locale: the bottom of the sea. Visitors at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary can now inspect an underwater gallery of 12 photo illustrations mounted on the sunken remains of a WWII-era ship in the midst of the world’s second largest artificial reef, provided they’re willing to make the 90-foot dive.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2016
  • What winning Wisconsin means for the candidates
    Wisconsin’s primary contest is the center of the political universe Tuesday night, with frontrunning candidates hoping to bolster their leads while trailing contenders fight to stay alive. Donald Trump, losing in statewide polls, spent the day attacking Sen. Ted Cruz, while Hillary Clinton turned her attention to the upcoming New York primary. John Yang joins Gwen Ifill for more.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters as she arrives at a campaign rally with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (L) in Cohoes, New York, April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSDL4W
  • The stories behind the unseen eviction crisis
    Every year, American families are evicted from their homes in the millions. But while economic controversies like unemployment rates and welfare reform continue to grab headlines, the eviction crisis has gone largely unreported. Sociologist Matthew Desmond examined the experiences of evicted families for his new book “Evicted,” and joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss what he learned.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2016
  • Is Merrick Garland making headway with the GOP?
    Despite Congressional Republicans’ pledge not to hold any confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland made the rounds on Capitol Hill again Tuesday, meeting with GOP Senators John Boozman of Arkansas and Susan Collins of Maine. Gwen Ifill talks to Sen. Collins for more on the day’s events and what they could mean for the battle over Antonin Scalia’s empty seat.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2016
    U.S.  Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland arrives for his meeting with Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins on Capitol Hill in Washington April 5, 2016.  Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
  • The Wisconsin primary by the numbers
    Tuesday night’s Wisconsin primary represents one of the biggest electoral prizes left in this campaign season for Democrats, with 96 pledged delegates up for grabs. But the contest holds a significant delegate pool for Republicans as well, with 42 available. A strong showing here could pave the way for further gains down the line. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2016
    A voter casts his ballot at the Tippecanoe Library during voting for the Wisconsin U.S. presidential primary election in Milwaukee April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski - RTSDPOO
  • Why digital education could be a double-edged sword
    Public education is becoming increasingly digitized -- these days, schools can compile everything from a student’s grades to their eating habits in online profiles. But while this technology facilitates personalized learning, it also puts student data at risk of being compromised and misused, and extra security could come at the expense of education. John Tulenko of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2016
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  • Is there a racial ‘care gap’ in medical treatment?
    A new survey has found implicit biases in medical students that may explain why black patients are sometimes undertreated for pain, with some students believing that black people feel less pain and have thicker skin than white people. For more on the perplexing discovery, Gwen Ifill talks to Dr. David Satin of the University of Minnesota and Dorothy Roberts of the University of Pennsylvania.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2016
    Higher levels of a set of blood markers correlate with premature death, and scientists may have figured out why. People Photo by JGI/Jamie Grill/via Getty Images
  • As ISIS loses ground, scholars return to historical sites
    The spread of the Islamic State militants and other extremist groups across the Middle East and North Africa forced international archaeologists to abandon dozens of beloved historical sites like Mosul and Palmyra. But as ISIS begins to lose momentum and territory, there is hope that scholars can return to the region and continue their work. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2016
    A view shows the Roman Theatre in the historical city of Palmyra, in Homs Governorate, Syria April 1, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki  SEARCH "PALMYRA SANADIKI" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES - RTSD6WH

Monday, April 4, 2016

  • Why the Peshmerga, key ally against ISIS, are broke
    Since the Islamic State overran much of Iraq in 2014, Kurdistan and its Peshmerga militia have been waging a long battle for freedom; today, they are a top ally in the fight against ISIS. But constant warfare and government instability have left the region teetering on the edge of economic catastrophe, and aid is slow in coming. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2016
    A military officer from the coalition forces (R) speaks to Kurdish Peshmerga fighters during a training session by coalition forces in a training camp in Erbil, north of Iraq, March 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Azad Lashkari - RTSA0LN
  • News Wrap: N.Y., Calif. to adopt nation's top minimum wage
    In our news wrap Monday, governors in New York and California signed bills that raise their minimum wage to the highest in the nation over time. Also, the Supreme Court unanimously upheld a Texas law that counts overall population, not just eligible voters, in drawing districts.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2016
    A woman stands outside the building where California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill hiking California's minimum wage to $15 by 2023 in Los Angeles, California, United States, April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTSDKJY