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Full Episode: Federal Probes into Policing, New Defense Chief, Averting a Government Shutdown

December 5, 2014
Justice Department investigates police shootings.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

How will NYPD handle minor offenses after Eric Garner’s case?

December 5, 2014
Following the choking death of Eric Garner, New York police commissioner Bill Bratton promised an overhaul of the police training program, and, with the mayor, addressed how officers should react to minor offenses. For the perspective from City Hall, Gwen Ifill speaks with Zachary Carter, legal adviser to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Will outrage over Garner, Ferguson grand jury verdicts trigger systemic changes?

December 5, 2014
For a broader look at how the Eric Garner case and the intersection of race and justice are resonating with Americans, Gwen Ifill gets perspectives from Candace McCoy of City University of New York and Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker.
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Supreme Court set to decide pregnancy discrimination and free speech, secret 2016 primaries and an unusual ally against ISIS

December 5, 2014
Free speech and Facebook, 2016 presidential campaign, and Iran fights ISIS.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Must employers make special considerations for pregnant workers?

December 4, 2014
The Supreme Court heard a case of a former UPS driver who claims the company discriminated against her while she was pregnant. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal offers some background on the case and Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Marcia Greenberger of the National Women’s Law Center and Karen Harned of the National Federation of Independent Business’ Small Business Legal Center.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

New book examines how preparing for disaster is key to bouncing back

December 3, 2014
Only communities that prepare for the unpredictable -- from health scares to cyber attacks -- can quickly bounce back. But how can we flip the paradigm for dealing with disaster? Author Judith Rodin joins Gwen Ifill for a conversation about her book “The Resilience Divided,” on what defines resilience and how cities can move their focus from relief and recovery to preparedness and readiness.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Why is the UN World Food Program turning off aid to 1.7 million Syrian refugees?

December 3, 2014
A severe cash shortage has forced the UN’s World Food Program to suspend food vouchers, immediately affecting 1.7 million Syrian refugees who are reliant on them for survival. Gwen Ifill spoke with Muhannad Hadi of the World Food Program about what the organization needs to provide December’s vouchers and why providing debit cards for groceries better serves some refugee populations.

Ferguson fallout, Chuck Hagel resigns, and Voice of the Voters

November 28, 2014
Where does the nation turn after Ferguson?
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

What’s next for the city of Ferguson?

November 26, 2014
Just a day after the grand jury announced not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, the city of Ferguson remains tense. Gwen Ifill speaks with Christina Swarns, Litigation Director for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Susan McGraw of St. Louis University, on the grand jury’s role in the legal system and what’s next for the city of Ferguson.