Saturday, September 23, 2017

  • Restoring full power to Puerto Rico 'could take a year'
    As the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico remains without power after Hurricane Maria pummeled it earlier this week, authorities are worried that an 88-year-old dam that was swollen with more than a foot of rain might flood the homes of 70,000 people living below it. For more on the dire situation, Jessica Ríos Viner reporter with the newspaper El Nuevo Día, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2017
    Length: 172
    A woman reacts while she looks at the damages in the house of her mother after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama
  • Police have killed more than 1,000 with Tasers since 2000
    Almost all 18,000 police departments in the U.S. issue their officers Tasers, or stun guns, as a non-lethal alternative to subdue people they might see as a threat. But in a five-part series, Reuters documented more than 1,000 incidents since 2000 in which their Tasers have killed people. Peter Eisler, who co-reported the series, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2017
    Length: 248
  • Merkel beating backlash to refugee policy in reelection bid
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision in 2015 to admit more than a million migrants and refugees into the country has come to define this year’s election. While Merkel is the leading candidate for what would be her fourth term, critics say those policies might have opened a window for far-right politics to gain a foothold. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2017
    Length: 534
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a top candidate of the Christian Democratic Union Party (CDU) for the upcoming general elections campaigns in Torgau

Friday, September 22, 2017

  • Great books to fall for now that summer’s over
    From Toni Morrison to Bruce Handy’s take on children’s literature, we offer eight must-read books to add to your bookshelf this fall. Louise Penny, author of ”Glass Houses.” and Pamela Paul, “author of “My Life With Bob,” join Jeffrey Brown to share their recommendations for the season.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2017
    Length: 488
  • Kaine: Jamming a health care bill through Congress isn’t OK
    Sen. John McCain’s announcement on Friday that he will not support the Graham-Cassidy bill has put the fate of the GOP’s efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare into doubt. Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., about his impressions of Graham-Cassidy and a Democratic effort led by Sen. Bernie Sanders to expand Medicaid to everyone, plus his reaction to President Trump on North Korea.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2017
    Length: 415
  • Mexico continues search for quake survivors and answers
    Search-and-rescue missions continue across Mexico City in the wake of the massive earthquake that struck the country Tuesday afternoon. There is a rush to bring machinery in and clean the rubble, but some worry that an abrupt clean-up would erase the lessons of why certain buildings collapsed. Judy Woodruff talks to William Brangham about how the city is addressing damaged buildings.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2017
    Length: 390
  • Puerto Rico residents after Maria say, 'we've got nothing’
    Stories from storm victims in Puerto Rico are emerging after Hurricane Maria knocked out communications and power on the island. It could take years for some Caribbean islands to fully recover as the storm continues to move across the region with Category 3 strength. John Yang talks to Rodney Williams, governor-general of Antigua and Barbuda, about rebuilding efforts there.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2017
    Length: 327
  • News Wrap: Kim Jong Un threatens to ‘tame’ Trump
    In our news wrap Friday, Kim Jong Un responded to President Trump’s threats to North Korea by warning the president that he would face consequences “beyond his expectations” and further escalating the war of words between the two leaders. Also, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed to continue building Iran’s arsenal of weapons as the country unveiled a new missile capable of reaching Israel.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2017
    Length: 422
  • What’s next for health care after McCain rejects GOP plan?
    Sen. John McCain dealt a major blow to Republicans’ latest effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act by announcing he will not vote for the Graham-Cassidy reform proposal. Judy Woodruff sits down with Lisa Desjardins to discuss what this means for GOP leaders hoping to roll back President Obama’s signature health care law.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2017
    Length: 172
  • Shields and Brooks on GOP’s health care uncertainty
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the fate of the latest Senate Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, President Trump’s role in the special Senate election in Alabama and what that runoff says about the state of the GOP, plus the president’s debut address at the United Nations.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2017
    Length: 762
  • PBS NewsHour full episode September 22, 2017
    Friday on the NewsHour, Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico in the dark after the powerful storm devastates the Caribbean islands. Also: Searching for life in the rubble of Mexico's deadly earthquake, Sen. Tim Kaine on the future of health care reform, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news and a look at some must-reads for the fall.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2017
    Length: 3251
    September 22, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

  • How 3D animation can help us understand molecular science
    Art and science have in some ways always overlapped, with early scientists using illustrations to depict what they saw under the microscope. Janet Iwasa of the University of Utah is trying to re-establish this link to make thorny scientific data and models approachable to the common eye. Iwasa offers her brief but spectacular take on how 3D animation can make molecular science more accessible.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2017
    Length: 178
  • How ranchers say Trump’s wall would change the border
    Ranchers in Arizona have seen plenty of changes along the southern U.S. border over the years. But they say their biggest concern is not immigration, but a rise in drug and human trafficking. We hear their story in a new multimedia series produced by USA Today Network called “The Wall,” which explores how President Trump’s proposed wall might affect those along the border.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2017
    Length: 340
  • Why Melinda Gates thinks the U.S. must protect foreign aid
    As President Trump stressed his “America-first” approach in remarks to the United Nations this week, Bill and Melinda Gates hosted a conference to unveil the results of a three-year-long Gates Foundation study on the world’s major health issues. Judy Woodruff spoke with Melinda Gates about the importance of U.S. leadership in world health, and how tech is affecting teens today.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2017
    Length: 525
  • After Harvey and Irma, what’s the future of flood insurance?
    This hurricane season has caused widespread damage and left some parts of the U.S. and its territories in complete ruins. The National Flood Insurance Program was created in the 1960s to insure high-risk areas like these. But by bailing out homeowners, is the program encouraging people to live in flood-prone areas? Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the problems plaguing this program.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2017
    Length: 629
  • Will Trump walk away from the Iran nuclear deal?
    President Trump has long denounced the Iran nuclear deal, most recently at the UN summit. But is he willing to leave it? As Trump faces a deadline to recertify Iran’s compliance with the 2015 accord, Rob Malley, a lead negotiator on the agreement, and Stephen Rademaker, a state department staffer under George W. Bush, talk with Judy Woodruff about what would happen if the president walks away.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2017
    Length: 627
  • News Wrap:Manafort offered briefings to Russian billionaire
    In our news wrap Thursday, President Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort, acknowledged that he offered “private briefings” to a Russian billionaire with Kremlin connections, but a spokesman said no briefings ever occurred. Also, after Congress pressed Facebook for details about ads bought by a Russian agency last year, the company said it will turn over the contents of some 3,000 ads.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2017
    Length: 78
    Donald Trump's then-campaign chair and convention manager Paul Manafort speaks at a press conference at the Republican Convention in Cleveland last year. Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters
  • What will new U.S. sanctions mean for North Korea?
    After President Trump signed new sanctions against North Korea on Thursday, Kim Jong Un called him “deranged” and said the president will “pay dearly” for his threats. Judy Woodruff talks with David Cohen, former deputy director of the CIA and an undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at the Treasury Department, about what new sanctions mean and how other countries will respond.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2017
    Length: 230
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 in this undated photo released by KCNA
  • Hurricane Maria’s destructive tear across the Caribbean
    Hurricane Maria lashed the Dominican Republic with heavy wind and rain on Thursday, a day after the storm pounded the island of Puerto Rico. The Hurricane ravaged other islands across the Caribbean, including Dominica and St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The devastation cut off power for many and left at least 19 dead across the Caribbean. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2017
    Length: 168
  • In Mexico, a race against time to find earthquake survivors
    Hundreds of rescuers in Mexico continued to search for survivors Thursday after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday left at least 270 dead. A collapsed school in Mexico City sparked a desperate search for a girl that gripped the country, but later reports said there was no missing child at the school. William Brangham joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest on the rescue efforts.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2017
    Length: 383
  • PBS NewsHour full episode September 21, 2017
    Thursday on the NewsHour, rescuers scramble to find survivors after that powerful earthquake caused a school and dozens of other buildings to collapse. Hurricane Maria leaves parts of Puerto Rico completely devastated before regaining strength and turning its fury on the Dominican Republic. And a conversation with Melinda Gates about the impact of tech on teens and the importance of foreign aid.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2017
    Length: 3271
    People walk next to fallen electric poles and traffic signs after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Salinas, Puerto Rico, September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins - RC160D8D2AF0
    September 21, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

  • Historic Hurricane Maria devastates housing in Puerto Rico
    Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico early Wednesday morning, ripping off roofs and cutting power for most of the island. P.J. Tobia reports on the widespread damage that is adding pressure to the territory’s long-standing financial problems, then Judy Woodruff is joined by Carlos Mercader, spokesman for Puerto Rico’s governor, to get an update from the ground.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2017
    Length: 463
  • News Wrap: Rouhani condemns Trump’s Iran remarks
    In our news wrap Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned President Trump’s speech at the UN and warned against walking away from the nuclear deal with Iran. Also, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley defended the President Trump’s recent warning to North Korea but said the president is not giving up on diplomacy to end the North's nuclear and missile programs.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2017
    Length: 234
  • What you need to know about Graham-Cassidy health care bill
    Republican’s long-fraught effort to repeal the ACA has regained momentum in the Senate just as a critical deadline looms for the GOP. The new health care bill, sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Bill Cassidy, would bring sweeping changes to the current system. Lisa Desjardins and Sarah Kliff of Vox join John Yang to explain the policy and politics behind the bill.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2017
    Length: 501
  • Why Mexico City is vulnerable to earthquakes
    Tuesday’s earthquake was Mexico’s second in less than two weeks, bringing back memories of the country’s catastrophic 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. What makes the region prone to earthquake damage? Judy Woodruff asks seismologist Lucy Jones to explain the science.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2017
    Length: 244
  • Bloomberg: Threatening doesn’t work in diplomacy
    As world leaders and dignitaries gather for the UN General Assembly, Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York and CEO of Bloomberg L.P., hosted a special forum about today's economic challenges. Bloomberg joins Judy Woodruff for a conversation about sending aid to the U.S. Virgin Islands, reactions to President Trump’s remarks and the state of U.S. immigration policy.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2017
    Length: 460
  • How smugglers stand to profit from Trump’s border wall
    A reinforced border wall was President Trump's signature campaign promise, but following through may not deter drug and human smugglers with so much money at stake. A new multimedia project by USA TODAY NETWORK called "The Wall" explores the complex reality of life on the border. Daniel Gonzales of The Arizona Republic sits down with William Brangham to discuss his reporting.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2017
    Length: 562
  • Do Russia's war games have a darker purpose?
    In Russia, recent military exercises pitted its forces against NATO in an imaginary war in Belarus. While Russia may see NATO as a foe interested in regime change, the West also sees Russia as a threat to international order. Is there a more underhanded strategy behind Russia's military exercises? Nick Schifrin reports.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2017
    Length: 322