Thursday, January 15, 2015

  • Drive the car of the future? No, it drives you
    A big sensation at the Consumer Electronic Show this year was a preview of the autonomous driving car, a vehicle equipped with a supercomputing chip and software that can recognize other vehicles and obstacles. Special correspondent Steve Goldbloom takes the passenger seat in one of these connected cars.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2015
  • #NotTrending: Stashing packages, paying Indonesia’s poor
    When we only pay attention to the things that are trending in our social networks, we may be missing some compelling stories. Carlos Watson, CEO of website Ozy, joins Gwen Ifill to share a few overlooked items, like a Polish entrepreneur’s innovative shipping system, and how Indonesia’s new president is reaching out to the poor.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2015
  • Nigeria's new literature prize boosts African writers
    Here's a story that isn't dominating the headlines, but deserves a close look: Three African authors are nominated for a relatively new fiction literature prize, and the finalist will walk away with £15,000 and a continental book tour. The Etisalat Prize is funded by  Dubai-based Etisalat, a prominent telecom company in Africa, with the goal of
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2015
  • The right to die in Belgium: Inside its euthanasia laws
    With the most liberal laws in the world governing physician-assisted suicide, surveys in Belgium show overwhelming support for its legality. Doctors say euthanasia gives terminally ill patients experiencing constant and unbearable suffering a practical and humane way to die peacefully. But even in a country with far-reaching acceptance, controversy still remains.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 14, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we look at post-shootings France, where a new edition of Charlie Hebdo sold out and dozens were arrested for hate speech. Also: why so many people are already throwing their hats into the 2016 presidential race, how military sex offenders fly under the radar, a new Obama administration plan to cut methane emissions, and two climbers successfully climb Yosemite's El Capitan.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2015
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  • Yosemite free climbers complete their gripping feat
    Two climbers successfully scaled the near-vertical slab of El Capitan's Dawn Wall in Yosemite National Park, using their fingers and feet without additional aids. After 19 days, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are the first to free climb the entire granite face. Gwen Ifill talks to Chris Weidner of the Boulder Daily Camera about their pinnacle achievement.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2015
  • Obama administration announces goal to rein in methane leaks
    The Obama administration announced a plan to significantly cut methane emissions produced by gas and gas wells by the year 2025 through executive action. Judy Woodruff talks to Coral Davenport of The New York Times and Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University about President Obama’s strategy in addressing climate change and how environmentalists and the industry are reacting to the proposal.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2015
  • How military sex offenders fly under the radar at home
    There are hundreds of service members who have been convicted of sex offenses but never appear on any public registry once they leave the military, disappearing into neighborhoods across the country and, in some cases, preying on new victims. Special correspondent Mark Greenblatt of the Scripps News Service reports.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2015
  • 2016 hopefuls aim to prove their worth in campaign warm up
    From launching book tours to hiring staff to meeting with top donors, several potential presidential candidates have started taking steps in the long race to the White House. Gwen Ifill looks at the campaign landscape with Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and the Washington Post’s Nia-Malika Henderson.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2015
  • Do Western Muslims face a free speech double standard?
    The Charlie Hebdo shooting has sparked debate about the protections and limits of free speech. Judy Woodruff talks to Bertrand Vannier of Radio France and Daisy Khan of the American Society for Muslim Advancement about whether Muslims face a double standard when it comes to free expression and the reaction to Charlie Hebdo’s controversial post-attack cover.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2015
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  • News Wrap: House GOP vote to block Obama immigration action
    In our news wrap Wednesday, House Republicans challenged President Obama’s executive actions protecting millions from deportation by voting for a broader bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. Also, Kremlin officials warned of cuts on government spending and double-digit inflation.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2015
  • France arrests dozens for hate speech
    Three million copies of Charlie Hebdo sold out as people snatched up the first issue of the satirical French newspaper since the deadly attack. Their cover, showing an image of the Prophet Muhammad with a sign reading, "Je Suis Charlie," prompted negative reactions from around the Muslim world. Meanwhile, French officials made 54 arrests in a crackdown on hate speech. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 13, 2015
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, more than a dozen lawmakers from both parties met at the White House to talk shared priorities and conflicts. Also: Ohio voters weigh in on political dysfunction, an update on Boko Haram’s reign of terror in northern Nigeria, what you need to know about this year’s flu season and getting police in India to treat human trafficking and forced prostitution as a crime.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2015
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  • Facing widespread flu, officials urge antiviral drug use
    This year’s flu season is shaping up to be one of the worst in recent years. Judy Woodruff talks to Dr. Tom Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about this year’s influenza strain and the benefits and limitations of using antiviral drugs for patients sick with flu. The CDC director also gives an update on the Ebola outbreak response in West Africa.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2015
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  • Why Boko Haram's reign of terror has been tough to track
    In early January, Boko Haram militants attacked the remote northern Nigerian town of Baga, but it was days before reports of the massacre got out, with estimated death tolls ranging from 150 to 2,000. Gwen Ifill speaks with Nii Akuetteh of the African Immigrant Caucus about disturbing reports about young girls being use as bombers and how recent violence will affect Nigeria’s upcoming elections.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2015
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  • What do Ohio voters want? More political cooperation
    What do Americans think about Washington politics and productivity over the last two years? Across the political spectrum, one thing that many seem to agree on is that both parties share blame for dysfunction and stasis. Judy Woodruff talks to voters in Columbus, Ohio, about their hopes for the new Congress.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2015
  • Indian activists confront tradition to fight sex trafficking
    In India, a new law punishes human traffickers rather than the girls who have been forced into prostitution, sometimes by family members. In the second report of a two-part series, special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro joins human rights activists and the police as they go into homes and brothels in search of victims of the sex trade.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2015
  • Despite milder tone, immigration may pose political impasse
    The leaders of the Republican-controlled Congress were among more than a dozen lawmakers who gathered at the White House to talk common ground and areas of conflict with President Obama. Political director Domenico Montanaro and political editor Lisa Desjardins join Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff to discuss the tone of the meeting and the persistent political sticking points.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2015
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  • News Wrap: French leaders vow to fight Islamic radicals
    In our news wrap Tuesday, Prime Minister Manuel Valls addressed the French National Assembly, saying France is at war with terrorism, not Islam or Muslims. Meanwhile, investigators probed deeper into the weapons and financing behind last week's terror attacks. Also, President Obama renewed a push to improve American cyber-defenses.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2015
  • Allah-Las play 'Better Than Mine'
    Allah-Las play "Better Than Mine" from their new album "Worship the Sun" in the KEXP studio.For more Art Beat:
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

  • Investing in America’s cultural capital
    The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities turn 50 this year. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Jane Chu of the NEA and William “Bro” Adams of the NEH about the contributions artists and humanists make to American society and the political pressure arts agencies feel to prove their worth.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2015
  • French Jewish community not surprised by kosher market siege
    Even before last week's attack in Paris, attacks on the Jewish community in France have been on the rise, prompting many to flee the country. Gwen Ifill talks to the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg about the growing threats facing Jews in France.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2015
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  • How can Washington bridge its ‘Partisan Divide’?
    Former congressmen Martin Frost, a Democrat, and Tom Davis, a Republican, say that money, media and gerrymandering are at the root of American political polarization. They join Judy Woodruff to discuss their new book, “The Partisan Divide,” and some suggestions for ending political gridlock.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2015
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  • PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 12, 2015
    Monday on the NewsHour, we explore why Yemen is a hotbed for jihadism. Also: Rising anti-semitism in France prompts more Jews to leave for Israel, holding India’s police forces accountable in the fight against human trafficking, how the oil price affects American car buying, a bipartisan plan to unstick Capitol Hill gridlock and the role of the arts and humanities in the economy.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2015
    French soldiers patrol near the Eiffel Tower as part of the highest level of "Vigipirate" security plan after a shooting at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo
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  • Terrorist training of Paris attacker puts spotlight on Yemen
    One of the brothers involved in the Paris attacks received al-Qaida training in Yemen. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to explain why that country is a hotbed for jihadism, and to examine the competition and cooperation between al-Qaida and the Islamic State.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2015
  • Police inaction hampers human trafficking crackdown in India
    In India, outrage over a fatal gang rape of a college student two years ago has helped bring about some protections for women who are the victims of sex trafficking, but getting police to enforce the law is still a challenge. In the first report in a two-part series, special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro follows a human rights group working to crack down on human trafficking and find victims.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2015
  • How automakers, car buyers are responding to low gas prices
    Since last year’s Detroit Auto Show, gas prices have dropped by nearly a third. With the new lower prices, demand has gone up for big new SUVs and sedans, but automakers have also switched gears to develop more fuel-efficient cars. Gwen Ifill speaks with John Stoll of The Wall Street Journal about the tension between the two trends and convincing car buyers to think long-term.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2015
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  • News Wrap: IS supporters hack U.S. military social media
    In our news wrap Monday, social media sites belonging to the U.S. Central Command’s were hacked by a group who said they acted on behalf of the Islamic State. Threats against members of the military were posted on the @CENTCOM Twitter feed. Also, French officials said as many as six members of a terror cell may be on the loose following the terrorist attacks in Paris.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2015
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