Monday, April 7, 2014

  • American Graduate St. Louis: Job Mentoring
    St. Louis's Nine Network looks at how Purina's job mentoring program helps local high schoolers.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2014
  • Steve Scafidi Jr. reads a poem about Abraham Lincoln
    Steve Scafidi Jr. reads his poem "Portraits of Abraham Lincoln with Clouds for a Ceiling" at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2014
    Steve Scafidi Jr.  reads ‘Portraits of Abraham Lincoln with Clouds for a Ceiling’

Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • What’s the quality of the jobs gained in March?
    NewsHour takes another look tonight at the latest unemployment report. Bloomberg Senior Economist Nela Richardson speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about whether the the jobs counted as recovered of the same quality as those lost in the Great Recession. Richardson says BLS analysis shows that nine of ten jobs gained in March paid less that the of $44,000 per year.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2014
  • New report shows water on Saturn’s moon
    A report published this week in Science magazine gave new details about the presence of water on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Is is a sign of the possibility of life elsewhere in our solar system? One of the the article’s authors, David Stevenson of the California Institute of Technology, speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about the implications of the findings.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2014
    This diagram illustrates the possible interior of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
  • ‪Boomtowns like Querétaro spur economic growth in Mexico‬
    ‪Mexico is now the third biggest trading partner of the United States. But with poverty afflicting half of the country's 120 million people, the country faces an uphill battle toward future prosperity. Correspondent Martin Fletcher reports from Queretaro.‬
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2014
    Pilar Abaroa, Communications Manager of Bombardier Aerospace Mexico and Martin Fletcher at the plant in Queretaro, Mexico.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Voters head to the polls in Afghanistan
    Millions of voters came out for the presidential elections in Afghanistan on Saturday in the country’s first democratic transfer of power since the Taliban were ousted from power. The scene varied throughout the country with violence reported in some areas and ballot shortages in others. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Kevin Sieff, the Washington Post’s bureau chief in Kabul
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2014
    An Afghan woman casts her vote at a polling station in Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 5, 2014
  • Viewers respond to teacher tenure report
    Viewers respond to NewsHour’s report on a lawsuit brought by nine California students challenging teacher tenure.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2014
  • Subway poetry project connects NYers
    Madeline Schwartzman’s mission is connect people in what she sees as an increasingly individualized society. Every day as she travels by subway Madeline asks fellow commuters to write a poem in her notebook. Some refuse, some accept, and now more than 100 of their poems are posted on Madeline’s website, 365 Day Subway: Poems by New Yorkers.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2014
  • Organization offers free tax help
    The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program is a nationwide organization of tax preparers available to help low-income taxpayers. Last year alone, VITA helped prepare almost one and a half million individual tax returns completely free of charge.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2014
    Couple at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
  • Is your tax preparer actually prepared?
    Each year about 42 million tax returns - nearly one-third - are prepared by tax professionals who are unaccredited and unregulated by the IRS. After a plan to regulate them was struck down by a federal court last year, there's more regulation on hairdressers in most of the country. Critics say this leaves low-income taxpayers, who depend on benefits in the tax code, particularly vulnerable.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2014
    Income Tax -- Rapid Refund Here sign

Friday, April 4, 2014

  • Remembering photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus
    Veteran AP journalists Anja Niedringhaus and Kathy Gannon were traveling with election workers, soldiers and police in Khost province in Afghanistan when a police commander approached and shot them. Niedringhaus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, was killed and Gannon was hospitalized. Kathleen Carroll, executive editor of The Associated Press, remembers Niedringhaus with Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2014
  • Afghan women share stories of surviving abuse
    Despite some progress in the treatment of Afghan women since the 2001 fall of the Taliban, there are thousands of females accused of so-called moral crimes who have been jailed or have fled to safe houses in fear of their lives. The Center for Investigative Reporting teams up with filmmaker Zohreh Soleimani, who has directed a documentary, "To Kill a Sparrow,” that sheds light on their oppression.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2014
  • In 'Flash Boys,' a story of Wall Street reform from within
    Much of the stock market trading that occurs today is done with computer servers, completing hundreds of millions of orders in a system known as high-frequency trading. Author Michael Lewis has made this practice the subject of his latest book, “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.” He joins Judy Woodruff for a discussion about Wall Street trading and reform.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2014
  • Shields and Brooks on the power of campaign donors
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including a Supreme Court ruling that lifts campaign donation limits, as well as public criticism for a pro-baseball player’s paternity leave.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2014
  • Senator Shaheen on why Afghan women need protecting
    Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., is among the lawmakers looking into possibly granting Afghan women asylum in the United States in domestic abuse cases.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2014
    Jeanne Shaheen

Thursday, April 3, 2014

  • Demystifying the ins and outs of college expenses and aid
    It’s the time of year when students around the country are receiving college acceptance letters. Now comes the number crunching: how will they pay? Hari Sreenivasan talks to Claudio Sanchez of NPR and Roberta Johnson of Iowa State University about calculating the costs and navigating the financial aid options.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2014
    Harvard Ends Early Admission Policy
  • U.S. created ‘Cuba Twitter’ to sow unrest, reports AP
    An investigation by The Associated Press suggests that the USAID developed a bare-bones text messaging system called ZunZuneo, similar to a Twitter-style social media platform, to offer Cubans a system of free communication and encourage democracy. Thousands of private cellphone numbers were used to circumvent tight government controls. Gwen Ifill learns more from the AP’s Jack Gillum.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2014
  • What drove Fort Hood gunman to open fire?
    Army officials shed new light on the suspected gunman believed to have perpetrated the second mass shooting at Fort Hood in five years. Three people were killed and 16 wounded before Ivan Lopez, an Iraq veteran, killed himself. Judy Woodruff talks to Phillip Carter of the Center for a New American Security and retired Brig. Gen. Stephen Xenakis.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2014
    Multiple Soldiers Wounded By Shooter At Fort Hood
  • Avoiding common mistakes in the financial aid process
    College-bound students know which schools have accepted them; now they have to figure out which ones they can afford. Hari Sreenivasan talks to NPR education reporter Claudio Sanchez and Iowa State University financial aid director Roberta Johnson about the maze of college financial aid and what students and parents need to know to navigate it.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2014
  • What does a medieval lit scholar see in 'Game of Thrones?'
    Brantley Bryant, associate professor of medieval literature at Sonoma State University, shares what he sees of The Canterbury Tales, the Morte d'Arthur and Beowulf in HBO's "Game of Thrones."For more Art Beat:
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2014
    Game of Thrones
  • Author Carlotta Gall on U.S.-Afghan relations
    Carlotta Gall, author of "The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014", says U.S.-Afghan relations took a nosedive after President Hamid Karzai ran for a second term.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2014
    Carlotta Gall talks about her new book, "The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014". PBS NewsHour screen image

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Former prisoner strives to help others behind bars
    During Michael Santos’ 26 years in federal prisons, he read books on history and law, earned undergraduate and master’s degrees and wrote seven books about the criminal justice system. Now, just six months after his release, Santos is imploring prisoners to follow his lead, and speaking out against the U.S. correctional system. Jeffrey Brown has the story.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2014
    MAN WITH A MISSION monitor santos
  • At start of rainy season, thousands still displaced in CAR
    More than 800,000 people have been displaced in the Central African Republic in the past year, caught in the crossfire between warring groups. Gwen Ifill talks to Mark Yarnell of Refugees International about the multiples layers of the human rights emergency there, and the debate in the international community on how to respond.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2014
    Clashes in Central African Republic
  • High court rules 5-4 against cap on campaign money
    The Supreme Court struck down overall limits on political contributions, meaning individuals are now allowed to give the maximum contribution to as many candidates or political committees as they wish. The Court was split in a 5-4 decision, with the liberal justices dissenting. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal joins Judy Woodruff to offer some background on the case.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2014
  • Debating the high court’s campaign finance decision
    Does the Supreme Court’s decision to lift the overall limit on political contributions hurt democracy and encourage corruption, or does it affirm free speech rights? Hari Sreenivasan gets reactions from Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice and Erin Murphy, the attorney who argued and won the case before the high court.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2014
    Supreme Court Strikes Down Limit One can Donate To Political Campagnes.
  • How the upcoming election will test Afghanistan
    The upcoming presidential election will mark Afghanistan’s first democratic transition from one elected leader to the next. Hari Sreenivasan examines recent terrorism and threats of violence meant to scare voters, and previews the election and candidates with Nazif Shahrani of Indiana University and Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2014
  • IMF chief Lagarde on the hurdles facing economic growth
    The International Monetary Fund’s Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks to Judy Woodruff about the importance of financial and structural reforms in Ukraine, measuring the effects of sanctions on Russia, combating a sluggish global economy and encouraging women to access the job market.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2014
  • Comparing Pot Potency to Liquor
    Amsterdam cafe owner Michael Veling compares pot potency to liquor.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2014
    Amsterdam cafe owner Michael Veling compares pot potency to liquor.