Monday, June 8, 2015

  • GOP candidates take different stances on national security
    Our political analysts are back start the week with a 2016 campaign debrief. NPR’s White House correspondent Tamara Keith and USA Today’s Washington bureau chief Susan Page join Judy Woodruff to discuss Republican candidates in Iowa over the weekend, Hillary Clinton’s stance on voting rights and the threat that is Bernie Sanders.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2015
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  • How 'Serial' shined a light on our troubled justice system
    It’s a true crime story that captivated a nation more than 15 years after it happened: Adnan Syed is serving a life sentence after being convicted of the 1999 of killing his high school girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, in Baltimore. William Brangham examines how the podcast “Serial” raised questions about Syed’s defense, and how the case continues to make news.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2015
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  • Texas community questions police use of force at pool party
    A video capturing a white policeman pushing a unarmed black girl in a swimsuit and pointing his gun at other black teens has sent ripples of outrage through a Dallas suburb and across the country. Police had been called to a neighborhood pool party on Friday, where some say the use of force was over the top. William Brangham talks to Leona Allen of The Dallas Morning News.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2015
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  • How did two killers escape from maximum security?
    In upstate New York, two prisoners from the state's largest maximum security prison were discovered missing Saturday. Since then, police have swept the town and countryside, searching for the two convicted murdered who cut through cement walls and steel gratings to emerge from a manhole outside the prison's walls. William Brangham talks to Jesse McKinley of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2015
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  • News Wrap: Former SC cop indicted for black suspect’s murder
    In our news wrap Monday, a grand jury indicted former policeman Michael Slager for killing a black man, Walter Scott, as he tried to run away. The prosecutor says a video of the shooting will be key to the trial. Also, President Obama acknowledged setbacks in Iraq in the fight against the Islamic State militant group, conceding that there is no full plan in place to train the Iraqis.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2015
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Sunday, June 7, 2015

  • Early results indicate Erdogan’s super majority dreams done
    An interesting turn of events in Turkey's parliamentary election: The ruling party was favored to win big, but early results show it could end up losing its majority altogether. Steven Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations joins Alison Stewart via Skype with analysis of the early results.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2015
    Supporters wave Turkish national and party flags outside the AK Party headquarters in Ankara, Turkey, June 7, 2015. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's hopes of assuming greater powers suffered a serious blow on Sunday when the ruling AK Party failed to win an outright majority in a parliamentary election, partial results showed. With 94 percent of ballots counted, the AKP had taken 41 percent of the vote, according to broadcaster CNN Turk, a result which will leave it struggling to form a stable government for the first time since it came to power more than a decade ago. REUTERS/Umit Bektas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
  • Greece and Russia dominate the G-7 summit 2-day talks
    At the very start of the G-7 summit, President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced they're united in standing up to Russian aggression in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin was not invited to the summit. But, with only two days to meet, what can the group really accomplish? WSJ's Anton Troianovski joins Alison Stewart via Skype with more on the summit in Germany.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's President Francois Hollande (L-R) attend a working dinner at a G7 summit at the hotel castle Elmau in Kruen, Germany, June 7, 2015. Leaders from the Group of Seven (G7) industrial nations met on Sunday in the Bavarian Alps for a summit overshadowed by Greece's debt crisis and ongoing violence in Ukraine. Photo by Michael Kappeler/REUTERS

Saturday, June 6, 2015

  • Can Nigeria's new president wipe out Boko Haram?
    The week after the inauguration Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's new president, was marred by a series of attacks, all blamed on the Islamic militant group Boko Haram. But President Buhari has vowed to eradicate the group. The Wall Street Journal's Drew Hinshaw joins Alison Stewart via Skype from Accra, Ghana.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2015
    Nigeria's President-elect Muhammadu Buhari departs after meeting with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street in London, England, May 23, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall - RTX1E7E7
  • What Gawker's vote to unionize means for the media industry
    For the first time ever, workers at a major online media outlet, Gawker Media, voted earlier this week in a landslide to unionize. Gabriel Arana, senior media editor at The Huffington Post, joins Alison Stewart to discuss.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2015
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Friday, June 5, 2015

  • Automated traffic cameras left in legal limbo in Ohio
    Automated traffic cameras are used by hundreds of towns across the country to detect and ticket motor violations, but not without controversy. Advocates say they make communities safer, but foes argue they raise revenues. Ohio officials passed a law banning the cameras from ticketing without a police officer present, but it hangs in the balance as the state debates its constitutionality.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2015
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  • Is Erdogan stirring election tensions?
    Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the high tensions ahead of the Turkish election, including a deadly attack on a Kurdish political rally.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2015
    Demonstrators shout anti-government slogans during a protest in central Istanbul, Turkey, May 31, 2015. Hundreds of people gathered at the main shopping and pedestrian street of Istiklal near the Taksim Gezi park to mark the second anniversary of anti-government protests that spiraled into nationwide demonstrations against the leadership of Tayyip Erdogan. REUTERS/Murad Sezer  - RTR4Y7XR
  • Why aren't generic drugs coming to market sooner?
    The FTC's recent $1.2 billion settlement over the drug Provigila has brought so-called
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2015
    Seroxat pills are seen in this illustration picture taken in Bucharest April 19, 2013. Britain's competition body accused GlaxoSmithKline of market abuse for striking deals with three generic drugmakers that paid them to delay launching cheap copies of its antidepressant Seroxat. GSK, Britain's biggest drugmaker, said it believed it had acted lawfully. If it is found to have broken the law, it could be fined up to 10 percent of its worldwide turnover, which amounted to 26.4 billion pounds ($40.4 billion) in 2012. The move by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is the latest example of regulators trying to curb "pay-for-delay" deals, following a series of investigations against drug companies by U.S. and European antitrust officials.   REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA  - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY HEALTH)   - RTXYS79
  • Shields and Brooks discuss Clinton on voting rights
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the 2016 candidacies of former Gov. Martin O’Malley, Sen. Lincoln Chafee, former Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Lindsey Graham, why Hillary Clinton is talking about voting rights, whether Republicans have a better Islamic State strategy and Joe Biden’s personal loss.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2015
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  • Why isn't there a better test to detect Ebola?
    In Sierra Leone, health care workers use infrared thermometers to monitor those who may have come in contact with Ebola. It takes 21 days before they can be deemed virus-free. That’s why researchers are trying to create more precise infection detection. In the second in the series, science correspondent Miles O’Brien looks at the efforts to create faster, more reliable testing for the virus.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2015
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  • Cyber thieves breach ‘gold mine’ of federal employee data
    The FBI is investigating a massive cybersecurity breach at the Office of Personnel Management’s files containing personal information on millions of government employees, including those with high-level security clearances. Jeffrey Brown talks to Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and CTO of Crowdstrike, about what may have been stolen, who’s behind the hack and how it could've been prevented.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2015
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  • Unemployment rate goes up for all the right reasons
    The May jobs report was surprisingly strong. Employers added 280,000 jobs, marking a rebound from the year's first quarter and stemming fears of an economic cool down. Judy Woodruff learns more from Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2015
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Thursday, June 4, 2015

  • From NBA to Belmont Stakes, expect a weekend of champions
    The Stanley Cup, the NBA playoffs, the women's World Cup and the Belmont Stakes: It's a busy week in the world of sports. William Brangham explores all of the upcoming contests with Kevin Blackistone of ESPN and Mike Pesca of Slate's "The Gist" podcast.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2015
    Oct 17, 2014; Bridgeview, IL, USA; USA player Carli Lloyd (10) celebrates with teammates Tobin Heath (17) , Sydney Leroux (2) and Meghan Klingenberg (16) after scoring a goal against Guatemala during a women's World Cup qualifier soccer match at Toyota Park. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports - RTR4AMR6
  • Tech-age butlers aren’t just for superheroes anymore
    If you're too busy and you want to outsource your chores, there are apps galore these days. Now there’s Alfred, a new online service that aims to scale up the business of butlering by offering relatively low-cost help with shopping, cleaning and errands in certain neighborhoods. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2015
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  • To crack Ebola's code, scientists search for animal host
    The deadly Ebola virus normally spreads among animals but occasionally spills over to humans, to dire effect. To understand how such diseases make that jump, scientists must find the animal host. But the hunt for live samples of Ebola in animals has never turned up a smoking gun. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien follows epidemiologists in Sierra Leone on their hunt for deadly diseases.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2015
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  • Sen. Lindsey Graham on fighting IS, securing Social Security
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican presidential candidate, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the fight against the Islamic State group, his stance on Social Security and retirement, why he supports increasing legal immigration, plus how his life was turned upside down by the death of his parents and the prospect of becoming America’s first bachelor president since Grover Cleveland.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2015
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  • Another flare up underway as Ukraine-Russia tensions mount
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told his military to prepare for a possible "full scale" invasion from Russia. That warning came a day after fighting resumed in Eastern Ukraine, with casualties of 25 dead and dozens more injured. Gwen Ifill talks to David Herszenhorn of The New York Times about the ongoing tensions and failed cease-fire.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2015
    A firefighter works to extinguish a fire at a local market, which was recently damaged by shelling, in Donetsk, Ukraine, June 3, 2015. Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists on Wednesday fought their first serious battles in months and Ukraine's defense minister said an attempt by rebels to take the eastern town of Maryinka had been thwarted. Ukraine's military said the Russian-backed rebels had tried to advance using tanks and up to 1,000 fighters west of the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk, in the most significant escalation of the conflict in around three months and in defiance of a ceasefire deal. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko - RTR4YOCJ

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

  • Opposite parties, same goal: change U.S.-China relations
    China is on track to eclipse the U.S. as the world's largest economy by 2016, and it hasn’t been shy about flexing military muscle. Henry Paulson and Bob Rubin, former treasury secretaries from different parties, say the U.S. and China need to correct their relationship in order to ensure global stability. Judy Woodruff reports as part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama listens as Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during their news conference in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 12, 2014. Obama will travel to Myanmar and Australia as part of a week-long trip to Asia to attend summits. 
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  • Economic needs collide with preservation in the Grand Canyon
    Millions come to the Grand Canyon every year to marvel at its natural beauty, but in a remote corner of the Navajo Nation, there's a part of the canyon that few tourists see. A group of developers hopes to change that by building hotels, restaurants and an aerial tram. Ryan Hill, a student reporter from Arizona State University, looks at what that could mean for the Navajo community.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2015
    The sun sets at Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona, April 14, 2015. Picture taken April 14. Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters
  • Millions donated, why haven’t more Haitians been helped?
    In 2010, a catastrophic earthquake ravaged Haiti, leaving 1.5 million people homeless. The American Red Cross raised nearly $500 million for relief efforts, announcing plans to create new communities. But an investigation by ProPublica and NPR has concluded that the Red Cross response has been plagued by failures. Jeffrey Brown interviews NPR investigative correspondent Laura Sullivan.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2015
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  • Number of labs mistakenly shipped live anthrax grows
    Live anthrax was shipped to 51 labs across the country and to three foreign nations. That's a larger number than previously disclosed by the Pentagon, and there could be more. Judy Woodruff talks to Nancy Youssef of The Daily Beast.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2015
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  • Should you be prepared for health care sticker shock?
    Under the Affordable Care Act, the expected health care price spikes for coming year range from 20 to 85 percent. Those who are covered by their employers are also paying more out of pocket. What’s behind the increases? Gwen Ifill talks to Dr. David Blumenthal, president of the Commonwealth Fund, and Larry Levitt, Senior Vice President of Kaiser Family Foundation.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2015
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  • News Wrap: Divers race to rescue passengers on cruise ship
    In our news wrap Wednesday, Chinese authorities called in more divers to search for more than 400 people still missing since Monday, when a cruise ship capsized by tornado-force winds on the Yangtze River. Also, more than 700 migrants in an overloaded fishing boat made it to shore in Myanmar, after being held at sea for days by the country's navy.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2015
    A man is pulled out alive by divers and rescuers after a ship sank at the Jianli section of the Yangtze River, Hubei province, China, June 2, 2015. More than 200 divers combed a capsized Chinese ship in the Yangtze River on Wednesday looking for more than 400 missing people, many of them elderly Chinese tourists, as Premier Li Keqiang called for a transparent investigation. Picture taken June 2, 2015. REUTERS/China Daily CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTR4YKQM

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

  • Experimental Karachi school teaches students to aim high
    In one of Karachi's toughest neighborhoods, where the reality of violence and terrorism looms, the Kiran School encourages disadvantaged children to dream big. The goal: prepare them to attend top schools alongside children from the upper class, despite the huge odds stacked against them. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Pakistan.
    Original Air Date: June 2, 2015
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