Friday, January 30, 2015

  • How civilians caught in the Ukraine conflict are coping
    Fierce fighting has resumed between pro-Russian rebels and government forces in Eastern Ukraine, killing civilians on both sides. Meanwhile, scheduled peace talks were abandoned when rebel delegates refused to participate. Judy Woodruff talks to Shaun Walker of The Guardian about how civilians are coping with violence and and shortages.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2015
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  • News Wrap: U.S. economy slows but wages rise
    In our news wrap Friday, the government reported that GDP growth slowed significantly in the last part of 2014, but wages and benefits rose at the best pace in six years. Also, former Gov. Mitt Romney announced he will not run for president again in 2016.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2015
  • How do you count the homeless population in one night?
    Nearly 300 volunteers had until 2 a.m. to find and and survey every homeless person they can find on the streets of Washington, D.C., one of 18 assigned areas nationwide. It’s part of Department of Housing and Urban Development’s annual point-in-time count of the homeless. Last year, HUD counted a nationwide total of 578,424 homeless, 7,748 of whom lived in the District.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 29, 2015
    Thursday on the NewsHour, a new study suggests that keeping juvenile offenders out of jail could reduce crime rates. Also: The disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner is declared an accident, pros and cons of a nuclear deal with Iran, proposed changes for veterans’ benefits, controversy over the depiction of war in “American Sniper” and the economics of betting on the Super Bowl.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2015
    January 29, 2015
  • Bookies bank on sports fans who bet with their hearts
    Economics correspondent Paul Solman visits Las Vegas, the global epicenter of sports gambling, to learn how research and analytics separates the sports betting pros from the average joes.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2015
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  • ‘American Sniper’ provokes debate on Iraq, depictions of war
    "American Sniper" has been nominated for six Academy Awards and is on track to be the biggest box-office war film ever. But the drama based on the life of a late Navy Seal, said to be the most lethal sharpshooter in U.S. military history, has rekindled debate about the Iraq war and the glorification of killing, as well as the veracity of Chris Kyle's own account. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2015
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  • Weighing risks and benefits of making a deal with Iran
    As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff examines the challenges and opportunities of reaching a nuclear deal with Iran.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2015
    General view of Imamzadeh Helal Grand mosque in the city of Aran
  • Commission offers major reforms for soldiers’ pay, benefits
    In light of soaring health and benefit costs for members of the armed forces, a committee created to offer reforms is calling for big changes. Hari Sreenivasan examines the recommendations with Alphonso Maldon, chair of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2015
  • News Wrap: Islamic State prisoner swap deadline passes
    In our news wrap Thursday, the Jordanian government demanded confirmation that a pilot held hostage by the Islamic State is still alive before they release a female prisoner in a ransom deal. Also, an Afghan soldier killed three American security advisors and wounded another person at a military airport in Kabul.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2015
  • Why keeping young offenders out of jail could reduce crime
    Juvenile offenders kept under supervision close to home, rather than in secure, state-run facilities, are significantly less likely to be arrested again or commit more serious crimes, according to a new study. Judy Woodruff discusses the findings with Xavier McElrath-Bey of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth and Michael Thompson of the Council of State Governments Justice Center.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2015
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  • Using AirAsia Flight 8501’s mistakes to prevent crashes
    The black box from AirAsia Flight 8501 provided some answers about what caused the crash, but also opened up questions about automation and why mistakes from past accidents haven’t been corrected. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Gwen Ifill to discuss eerie similarities between AirAsia’s flight and past crashes and why the still-missing Malaysia Airlines flight was declared an accident.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2015
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  • Deaf since birth, artist explores the social rules of sound
    Christine Sun Kim is a sound artist who has been deaf since birth. Art Beat met up with her at Artisphere in Virginia to learn more about her installations and her explorations of the social rules governing sound.For more Art Beat:
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2015
    Christine Sun Kim

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 28, 2015
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, officials in Jordan consider a potential prisoner exchange with the Islamic State, deviating from a long-standing policy on negotiating with terror groups. Also: Battling Heroin addiction with prescription drugs, the Koch brothers’ plans for 2016, whether the U.S. should mend relations with Iran, a new generation of veteran lawmakers and libraries reach out to homeless.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2015
    January 28, 2015
  • Library social worker helps homeless seeking quiet refuge
    Meet the nation's first full-time library social worker. Instead of trying to keep homeless residents from taking shelter in the urban haven of public libraries, San Francisco has adopted a new approach: employing a trained professional to address the needs of these visitors. The NewsHour’s Cat Wise reports.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2015
    QUIET COMFORT homeless library monitor
  • How a new generation of vets wants to shape military policy
    The new Congress has the fewest military veterans since World War II, but recent veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are on the rise. What priorities do they bring to Capitol Hill? Judy Woodruff talks to Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., a former Air Force colonel and pilot, and Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., a retired Marine captain.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2015
  • Is it time to open the door to better relations with Iran?
    Historian Robert Kaplan says that geo-political necessities have given longtime enemies, the United States and Iran, some pressing common interests. Is it time to open the door to a working relationship? As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff interviews Kaplan and others about the complexities of warming relations.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2015
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  • How the Koch brothers turned into political power brokers
    Potential presidential candidates for 2016 have started to court donors -- and vice versa. Charles and David Koch, influential libertarian billionaires, plan to spend nearly a billion dollars in the next election cycle. Matea Gold of The Washington Post joins Gwen Ifill to discuss their sway over American politics.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2015
    Brothers David Koch, left, and Charles Koch.
  • What’s behind Islamic State’s prisoner swap demand?
    The Jordanian government said it would release a female Iraqi suicide bomber who had been sentenced to death, in exchange for a pilot captured by the Islamic State in December. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss why Jordan appears to be negotiating with the terror group.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2015
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  • News Wrap: Fighting flares between Hezbollah and Israel
    In our News Wrap Wednesday, Hezbollah rocket fire killed two Israeli soldiers on the Israel-Lebanon border. The Israeli military fired back with airstrikes and artillery fire. Also, Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to be the next attorney general, went before the Senate for her confirmation hearing.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2015
  • Promising heroin treatment unavailable in many states
    More than 90 percent of heroin users who detox cold turkey will relapse, but there’s a dispute over prescribing drugs to help addicts get clean and keep them from deadly overdoses. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Ryan Grim of The Huffington Post about the recent rise of heroin and the debate over addiction treatment.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 27, 2015
    Tonight on the program, we take a look at the aftermath of a blizzard that dumped more than two feet of snow on New England. Also: offshore drilling may resume in the Atlantic, North Dakota's booming oil industry braces for a winter freeze, a dispute how to prevent terror attacks in Europe, President Obama walks a fine line on human right in Saudi Arabia, and the risk of losing world languages.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2015
    January 27, 2015
  • What does the world lose when a language dies?
    “Language Matters,” a new PBS documentary, explores how linguistic heritage and traditional cultures around the world are at risk of being lost forever. Jeffrey Brown talks to the show’s host, poet Bob Holman, about the fight to revive languages on the brink.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2015
  • Is the U.S. pushing Saudi Arabia enough on human rights?
    Saudi Arabia is an important Western ally in an increasingly tumultuous region, but the country has a mixed record on human rights, including restrictions on the rights of women and harsh punishment for those who speak out. Has the U.S. struck the right balance between its interests and concerns? Judy Woodruff talks to Tom Porteous of Human Rights Watch and Gary Sick of Columbia University.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2015
    Photo by Jim Bourg/Reuters Saudi Arabia's King Salman gestures to the media as he sits with U.S. President Barack Obama at Erga Palace in Riyadh, Jan. 27. A court testimony by Zacharias Moussaoui, a former al-Qaida member serving life in federal prison, has renewed questions of a link between the government of Saudi Arabia and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. While some American officials urge for the release of 28 pages of classified documents relating to Saudi Arabia from a joint congressional inquiry into the attacks, others say no such link exists and making the material public would serve no purpose.
  • Obama avoids criticizing treatment of Saudi blogger on visit
    On a visit to meet Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz, President Obama advocated for tolerance and free speech but did not discuss a Saudi blogger's punishment of 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2015
  • U.K. struggles to stop Islamic radicalization spike
    British authorities say that hundreds of Muslims have left the United Kingdom to join jihadist groups in Syria. As counterterrorism officials try to track the flow of potential fighters in and out of the country, some in the British Muslim community are working to help young people resist the call of radicalization. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports from London.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2015
  • North Dakota’s oil boom braces for a winter cooldown
    With oil prices plummeting, North Dakota’s drilling industry is starting to feel the slowdown. And it's not just oil companies -- it’s hitting their contractors and suppliers, too. Special correspondent Emily Guerin of Inside Energy reports on how businesses are preparing for slower demand this winter.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2015
  • Why open Atlantic offshore drilling now?
    Not even 48 hours since announcing a plan to block drilling in Alaska’s arctic wildlife refuge, the Obama administration rolled out a plan to open up parts of the southern Atlantic coast for oil and gas exploration. While lawmakers from Virginia to Georgia support the move, politicians in the North worry about safety standards. Judy Woodruff learns more from Amy Harder of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2015
  • News Wrap: Snowstorm buries Boston, spares New York
    In our news wrap Tuesday, blizzard conditions hit parts of southeastern New England with deep snow and high winds. Also, the Islamic State released a new threat to kill a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2015