Thursday, June 9, 2016

  • News Wrap: ISIS attacks kill dozens in Baghdad
    In our news wrap Thursday, Islamic State suicide attacks killed at least 31 in Baghdad in what Iraqi officials say were a response to the government’s military campaign to recapture Fallujah. Also, Israel dispatched hundreds of additional troops to the West Bank and revoked entry permits for over 80,000 Palestinians after a Palestinian gunman killed four in Tel Aviv.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2016
    Firemen hose down a burning building at the site of car bomb attack in Baghdad al-Jadeeda, an eastern district of the Iraqi capital, June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily - RTSGOU8
  • World Bank creates new fund for faster disaster response
    When the Ebola outbreak struck West Africa in 2014, it took months for international agencies to funnel money into the affected areas. Eventually, more than 11,000 people died and the economic cost topped $10 billion. Now, the World Bank is creating a fast-disbursing fund to combat pandemics as soon as they unfold. Hari Sreenivasan talks to bank president Jim Yong Kim to learn more.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2016
    The Ebola virus treatment center where four people are currently being treated is seen in Paynesville, Liberia, July 16, 2015. REUTERS/James Giahyue  - RTX1KJ0C
  • How do humans gain power? By sharing it
    In the past, violence was the quickest route to establishing dominance. But today, people gain influence by advancing the welfare of others, according to economist Dacher Keltner. The more power people derive from helping others, however, the more likely they are to prioritize selfishness over altruism -- leading to what Keltner calls a ‘power paradox.’ Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2016
  • New rendition of 'Porgy and Bess' offers a 'greater truth'
    Since its first performance in 1934, “Porgy and Bess” has earned acclaim as one of American history’s best pieces of musical theater. But over time, many have come to view the opera’s black characters as stereotypes. Now, a new production in Charleston aims to rectify the issue by emphasizing the characters’ -- and the city’s -- African roots. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2016
    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10:  David Alan Grier and the cast of “Porgy and Bess” perform onstage at the 66th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 10, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
  • On the radio, silence speaks the loudest
    People tend to be afraid of silence -- they develop verbal defense mechanisms like small talk to instantly fill gaps in conversation. But according to radio journalist Alex Blumberg, some of the most amazing moments on air come from the “raw electric silence” of true emotion. Blumberg gives his Brief But Spectacular take on good tape and why silence really is golden.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode June 8, 2016
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton reflects on the general election to come. Also: What Clinton’s historic nomination means for America, Donald Trump’s general election roadmap, earthquake-stricken Nepal looks to curb child labor in the brick industry and NASA scientists fight outer space fire with outer space fire.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters during her California primary night rally held in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., June 7, 2016.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton - RTSGHN8
    June 8, 2016
  • Can Nepal eliminate brick industry reliance on child labor?
    Heavy lifting is a way of life in Nepal. But the 250,000 workers -- many of them children -- manning the Himalayan country’s brick kilns suffer on a different level, toiling in terrible conditions and earning less than one cent per brick. In collaboration with the Christian Science Monitor, special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on efforts to reform Nepal’s critical brickmaking industry.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2016
    Rahul Maji, 12, who lives and works with his family at a brick factory, pushes a cart as he works in Kathmandu January 2, 2014.  A group of Nepalese youth associated with the non-profit organisation called "Gothalo Nepal" has taken initiative to provide basic education to the children belonging to the underprivileged family once a week in this brick factory.  REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT) - RTX16ZWC
  • NASA scientists try to stop space fires -- by setting the
    Confined spaces, low gravity and high concentrations of oxygen mean any unexpected fire on a space station could well be a death sentence, especially since fire extinguishers aren’t very effective away from Earth. So NASA scientists are trying to develop a new kind of firefighting tool by starting their own space fires and studying how they unfold. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2016
  • GOP time spent on Trump is time away from attacking Clinton
    Though Tuesday’s primaries were dominated by Hillary Clinton’s history-making victories in California and New Jersey, Donald Trump picked up big wins as well. But the real estate mogul’s rapport with the GOP is still tenuous, thanks to his widely condemned and racially charged standoff with a federal judge. Judy Woodruff talks to Susan Page of USA Today and Reid Wilson of Morning Consult for more.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event on the day several states held presidential primaries, including California, at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, New York, U.S., June 7, 2016  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTSGHCT
  • News Wrap: GOP will be absent from Calif. Senate race
    In our news wrap Wednesday, no Republican earned enough primary votes to qualify for California’s Senate race, meaning that for the first time in Golden State history, two Democrats will face one another in a November runoff. Also, Italian authorities took custody of an alleged migrant-smuggling kingpin, who was arrested in Sudan and extradited to Rome to face charges.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2016
    First time voter Kimberly Medina, 19, votes during the U.S. presidential primary election at Gates Street Elementary School in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 7, 2016.   REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni - RTSGG8G
  • What political experts and historians think of Clinton’s win
    Hillary Clinton’s groundbreaking ascension to the Democratic party’s presidential nomination is one of the most significant victories for women in American history. For more context on this pivotal moment, Gwen Ifill talks to Rebecca Traister of New York Magazine, presidential historian Ellen Fitzpatrick and John Lawrence, former chief of staff to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves as she arrives to speak during her California primary night rally held in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., June 7, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSGHHP
  • After historic victory, Clinton on “great threat” of Trump
    Hillary Clinton made history with sweeping wins in New Jersey and California Tuesday night. The former First Lady and Secretary of State became the first woman to clinch a major party’s presidential nomination, setting up a fall showdown with Republican nominee Donald Trump. Clinton joins Judy Woodruff to reflect on her record of public service and upcoming battle for the White House.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2016
  • A push to rebuild Nepal without child labor
    In Nepal, as many as 60,000 children work in brick kilns, with many working up to 15 hours a day in dangerous conditions for little to no pay.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2016
    Young men and boys stack bricks inside a kiln on April 14, 2016 in Dharke Bazar in the Dhading district, Nepal. Despite a national law that bans children under the age of 14 from working, many work alongside their families in the country's brick making industry. Photo by Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

  • As transgender teens struggle, one Ky. school leads the way
    Gender dysphoria is a difficult situation for a teenager to manage; nearly half of all transgender teens around the country report having suicidal thoughts. Some schools are taking steps to address the issue, such as Atherton High School in Louisville, which became Kentucky’s first to adopt an official policy for transgender students. Yasmeen Qureshi of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2016
    DURHAM, NC - MAY 11:  A gender neutral sign is posted outside a bathrooms at Oval Park Grill on May 11, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina. Debate over transgender bathroom access spreads nationwide as the U.S. Department of Justice countersues North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory from enforcing the provisions of House Bill 2 (HB2) that dictate what bathrooms transgender individuals can use.  (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
  • AP calls Clinton Democratic nominee; Trump alienates GOP
    The AP has declared Hillary Clinton the presumptive Democratic nominee, a conclusion that was reaffirmed when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi endorsed her -- although Sen. Bernie Sanders is still hoping for an upset in California. Meanwhile, Donald Trump faces criticism from the GOP over his racially charged standoff with a judge. Political director Lisa Desjardins and John Yang report.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in San Jose, California, U.S. June 2, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTX2FFO7
  • News Wrap: Turkish car bomb kills 11; Obama welcomes Modi
    In our news wrap Tuesday, a car bomb killed 11 and wounded 36 in Istanbul; Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed not to be intimidated by terrorism despite the city’s fourth such attack this year. Also, the leaders of the world’s two largest democracies met when President Obama welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House to discuss climate change.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2016
    Forensic experts (L) and firefighters stand beside a Turkish police bus which was targeted in a bomb attack in a central Istanbul district, Turkey, June 7, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSGCF6
  • PBS NewsHour full episode June 7, 2016
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, the AP declares Hillary Clinton the presumptive Democratic nominee as California goes to the polls. Also: Mitch McConnell’s take on the presidential race, the Sicilian Mafia throws a new twist into Europe’s migrant crisis, why Brock Turner’s six-month sexual assault sentence is drawing national ire and a Kentucky school leads the way in the battle for transgender rights.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets the crowd at a campaign rally at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 6, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTSGBD5
    June 7, 2016
  • Mitch McConnell talks 'outrageous' Trump, overcoming polio
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the national face of the GOP. With five terms under his belt, McConnell is also the longest-serving senator in Kentucky history; his extended and colorful career takes center stage in his recently published memoir, “The Long Game.” McConnell joins Judy Woodruff to reflect on the state of American politics today and the 2016 presidential race.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2016
  • Migrants across Mediterranean face uncertainty, Mafia
    As summer arrives, thousands of migrants are embarking upon perilous Mediterranean crossings to get to Europe. In Sicily, authorities attempting to deal with the influx discovered a four-billion-dollar ruse: a migrant reception center that turned out to be a front for powerful Mafia families. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2016
    Migrants sit in their boat during a rescue operation by Italian navy ship Grecale (unseen) off the coast of Sicily, Italy, in this handout picture courtesy of the Italian Marina Militare released on May 6 2016. Marina Militare/Handout via REUTERS    ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY.  - RTX2D3RJ
  • Light sentence for Stanford rapist sparks national outrage
    Last week, 20-year-old Stanford swimmer Brock Turner was sentenced to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. Turner was facing up to 20 years, and the lenient sentence has drawn criticism from observers -- including the victim, who had pushed in court for a harsh punishment. Judy Woodruff talks to Michelle Anderson of City University of New York for more on the case.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2016
    Former Stanford student Brock Turner who was sentenced to six months in county jail for the sexual assault of an unconscious and intoxicated woman is shown in this Santa Clara County Sheriff's booking photo taken January 18, 2015, and received June 7, 2016. Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department/Handout via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY - RTSGGYZ

Monday, June 6, 2016

  • Can either party achieve unity after contentious primaries?
    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report join Gwen Ifill to discuss the latest in politics, including Donald Trump’s racially charged standoff with a federal judge, how a diverse electorate could hurt Trump in the general election and whether the Democrats or the Republicans are in a tougher spot.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2016
  • News Wrap: Tropical storm slams FL; Syrian forces make gains
    In our news wrap Monday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared emergencies in 34 counties after Tropical Storm Colin brought 50-mile-per-hour winds and torrential rain to the Panhandle coast. Also, U.S.-backed forces in Syria closed in on the city of Manbij -- the Islamic State’s last stronghold on the Turkish border -- which sits on a major supply route to the Islamic State capital of Raqqa.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2016
    ENGLEWOOD, FL - JUNE 06: Jody Green tries to control her umbrellas as she walks along the beach as waves from Tropical Storm Colin crash along the shore on June 6, 2016 in Englewood, Florida. The Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency with Tropical Storm Colin as it brings high winds and a serious threat of flooding.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
  • PBS NewsHour full episode June 6, 2016
    Monday on the NewsHour, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders go all-in in the Golden State ahead of Tuesday’s primary. Also: Amy Walter and Stuart Rothenberg talk politics, why Gary Johnson thinks 2016 is a third-party year, Muhammad Ali’s legacy outside the boxing ring, U.S. Route 66 makes a historic comeback thanks to its legendary past and remembering David Gilkey’s life and works.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton makes a speech during a campaign stop in Lynwood, California, United States, June 6, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake  - RTSGAA0
    June 6, 2016
  • In Democratic race, CA’s delegate haul still up for grabs
    Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton inched closer to the party’s nomination with primary wins in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands over the weekend. But she and Sen. Bernie Sanders are neck-and-neck in the Golden State, which boasts the largest delegate prize of the election cycle. As Californians prepare to head to the polls Tuesday night, both candidates are going all-in. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2016
    LOS ANGELES, CA- JUNE 04: Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Olympic Plaza on Saturday June 04, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA. The primary in California is June 7th. (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post via Getty Images)
  • Why a former governor thinks 2016 is a third-party year
    With the general election likely to feature party nominees of unprecedented unpopularity, third-party contenders such as Libertarian candidate and former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson are looking to reap big gains with a dissatisfied electorate. Johnson joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his platform, how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump fall short and what he hopes to achieve in the election.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2016
    Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson gives acceptance speech during National Convention held at the Rosen Centre in Orlando, Florida, May 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Kevin Kolczynski - RTX2EQIU
  • ‘The Greatest’ was an icon beyond the world of boxing
    Sports icon Muhammad Ali, who died Friday, is widely considered the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. But Ali is just as well known for his actions outside the ring, especially his refusal to join the military after he was drafted during the Vietnam War. William Brangham talks to Gerald Early of Washington University in St. Louis about Ali’s momentous decision and his enduring legacy.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2016
    Muhammad Ali (R) (formerly Cassius Clay), is seen here with his trainer Angelo Dundee ahead of his fight with Ernie Terrell at the Astrodome, Houston, Texas, U.S.Feburary 6, 1967.Mandatory Credit: Action Images / MSI/File Photo EDITORIAL USE ONLY. - RTSFZ23
  • A resurgence for the ‘Mother Road’: revitalizing Route 66
    U.S. Route 66, running 2,400 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica, was once one of the most-traveled highways in the nation; John Steinbeck referred to it as the “Mother Road.” But the rise of the Interstate Highway System led to a loss of traffic, devastating communities that relied on the route’s travelers. Now, Route 66 is making a comeback, thanks to its storied past. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2016
    Expanded Disneyland California Adventure Park features signs from Route 66 as a theme in Cars Land at the park in Anaheim, California June 5, 2012. The debut of Cars Land marks the completion of a five-year expansion at Disney California Adventure. Picture taken June 5.  REUTERS/Alex Gallardo (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TRAVEL) - RTR33LDR
  • NPR journalist lost in Afghan ambush left a prolific legacy
    Some stories can be told only because of journalists who are willing to risk their lives. Award-winning photographer David Gilkey of NPR and Afghan journalist and translator Zabihullah Tamanna were two such voices. The two died Sunday in a Taliban ambush in southern Afghanistan. David Greene of NPR joins Gwen Ifill to remember the life and work of David Gilkey.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2016