Amid the ashes, France vows ‘resurrection’ for Notre Dame
Apr 16, 2019 6:14
In Paris, the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral is extinguished, but devastating damage remains. Parisians stood alongside global travelers at the site Tuesday, paying tribute to the landmark of cultural achievement that has stood for nearly a millennium. Amid the ashes, the rescue of several of the most beloved artifacts seemed miraculous. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Paris.
News Wrap: Trump to shift policy on assets seized by Cuba
Apr 16, 2019 4:20
In our news wrap Tuesday, it has been widely reported that a Trump administration policy will allow lawsuits over U.S. properties seized by Cuba after the 1959 revolution. The move would represent a shift from two decades of U.S. policy. Meanwhile, British protesters calling attention to climate change blocked key intersections and bridges across central London, bringing traffic to a standstill.
‘It’s all a lie,’ Russian billionaire Deripaska says of U.S. accusations in Mueller probe
Apr 16, 2019 9:56
A name that arose during special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was that of Oleg Deripaska, a wealthy self-made businessman, and according to the U.S. government, an ally of Russian president Vladimir Putin. In a rare interview with Deripaska, special correspondent Ryan Chilcote asks the aluminum magnate about the Mueller report.
How drones are delivering lifesaving medical supplies in Rwanda
Apr 16, 2019 5:51
Getting medical supplies to where they are needed fast can mean the difference between life and death outcomes, but moving them efficiently across long distances to remote and rural areas can be difficult for traditional transportation. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Rwanda on how one innovative company is leveraging new technology to accelerate these critical deliveries.
In Niger, rising temperatures mean barren fields — but fertile ground for terrorism
Apr 16, 2019 7:23
In the African Sahel, located between the Sahara Desert and the equator, the climate has long been inhospitable. But now rising temperatures have caused prolonged drought and unpredictable weather patterns, exacerbating food shortages, prompting migration and contributing to instability in countries already beset by crisis. Special correspondent Mike Cerre reports from Niger.
David Brooks on emerging from loneliness to find ‘moral renewal’
Apr 16, 2019 7:01
In his new book, "The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life," New York Times columnist and NewsHour regular David Brooks explores the current American cultural moment, in which he argues we have become self-centered and cognitive at the expense of joy and community. Brooks sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss his personal struggles with social isolation and his choice to be "broken open."
How landscape designer Piet Oudolf captures nature’s ‘emotion’
Apr 16, 2019 6:22
As spring takes hold, sparking thoughts of budding plants and new life, we explore how one of the world’s preeminent landscape designers approaches creating a garden. Piet Oudolf is perhaps best known for his work on New York City’s High Line, though he has designed gardens around the world. Jeffrey Brown met up with Oudolf at his home in the Netherlands to discuss the “emotion” of nature.
For these homeless individuals, comfort comes with a collar
Apr 16, 2019 3:33
An estimated 5 to 10 percent of the million homeless individuals across the U.S. have pets. For the first time, an Arizona survey of local homeless populations has begun to gather information about these animal companions as well as their humans. Samie Gebers of Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism reports on the bond connecting person and pet when all they have is each other.
‘Catastrophic fire’ inflicts major damage on Notre Dame Cathedral
Apr 15, 2019 3:38
In Paris and across the globe, stunned spectators watched in horror as the Notre Dame Cathedral burned Monday. The fire started in the evening, shortly after the building was closed to the public, and appears to have caused “catastrophic” damage to one of the world’s most famous cultural and artistic landmarks. Judy Woodruff talks to Kate Moody of the French news channel France 24 for the latest.
Notre Dame fire prompts global grief for a landmark of civilization
Apr 15, 2019 6:50
A devastating fire consumed parts of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday. While the biggest question is whether the structure itself will survive, there is no doubt that the artistic and historic landmark sustained losses that won’t be recoverable. Judy Woodruff talks to art historian Elizabeth Lev about the “shock” incurred by observing this “iconic monument” engulfed in flames.
Why Notre Dame is part of France’s national identity
Apr 15, 2019 5:32
Notre Dame Cathedral is a seminal touchstone of French history, art and culture, and seeing it sustain devastating damage in a huge fire on Monday sent shockwaves of grief throughout France and the world. Judy Woodruff talks to Gerard Araud, France’s ambassador to the U.S., about the structure’s role within French national identity and feeling as if a part of himself were burning.
More than a dozen tornadoes cut deadly path through the South
Apr 15, 2019 2:38
At least 16 tornadoes touched down over the weekend in parts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, according to the National Weather Service. The twisters flattened several communities and the extreme weather caused at least eight deaths. Meanwhile, more dangerous weather fronts are expected to move across the country in the coming days. John Yang reports.
News Wrap: Redacted Mueller report coming Thursday, DOJ says
Apr 15, 2019 6:05
In our news wrap Monday, the Justice Department says a redacted version of the special counsel’s Russia report will be released Thursday morning. Democrats and some Republicans are still want the entire report to be made public. Also, a federal judge in Florida denied bail for a Chinese woman charged with illegally entering President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.
Trump escalates feud with Rep. Ilhan Omar
Apr 15, 2019 3:05
President Trump has again gone on the offensive toward Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. On Friday, he Tweeted a 9/11 video alongside Omar’s comments about the terrorist attacks, which critics said downplayed them. Rep. Omar says she has since been threatened. As Yamiche Alcindor reports, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic 2020 candidates criticized the president for his incendiary rhetoric.
Andrew Yang on how the U.S. can adapt to its new economic realities
Apr 15, 2019 7:51
Andrew Yang may not have the name recognition of his 2020 Democratic presidential competitors, but he has gained traction since announcing his campaign more than a year ago. Lisa Desjardins sits down with Yang to discuss the proliferation of combative political rhetoric in the U.S., how the country should confront its new economic realities, his proposal for taxes and guaranteed income and more.
Amy Walter and Lisa Lerer on Democrats’ 2020 fundraising rules
Apr 15, 2019 7:58
Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Lisa Lerer of The New York Times join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including evaluating the rise of Democratic 2020 candidates Andrew Yang and Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and first-quarter fundraising results for the Democratic field.
The ‘fairy tale’ redemption of Tiger Woods
Apr 15, 2019 6:28
At age 43, Tiger Woods is now a Masters winner for the fifth time. On Sunday, the legendary golfer secured his 15th major tournament title, and his first since 2008. Nick Schifrin talks to Armen Keteyian, co-author of a book on Woods, for the story of the golf superstar’s early rise, catastrophic fall and triumphant return to the highest levels of his sport.
Yo-Yo Ma on the importance of telling each other our stories
Apr 15, 2019 3:43
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has recorded more than 100 albums, performed in every marquee concert hall across the globe and played for eight U.S. presidents. This weekend, he gave two outdoor concerts along the U.S.-Mexico border, in an effort to highlight the connections that exist between people on either side. Ma offers his humble opinion on “how culture helps us to tell our story.”
Trump’s popularity with his base is giving him running room
Apr 14, 2019 4:53
Democrats and the White House continue battles over the release of President Trump’s taxes and his plans for the border, a growing field of Democratic presidential candidates highlights divisions in the party, and the arrest of Julian Assange sets up a debate around the First Amendment. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with special correspondent Jeff Greenfield to put the week in politics in perspective.
Small but mighty miniature horses offer therapy and hope
Apr 14, 2019 3:27
From dogs and rabbits, to guinea pigs and even birds, pet therapy animals come in all shapes and sizes. But volunteer-based organization Mane in Heaven keeps and trains miniature therapy horses, which they take to schools and hospitals to offer their therapeutic support. Nick Blumberg, from our partner station WTTW in Chicago, reports on the pint-sized equine mission.
Venezuelans facing tumult at home flood into Peru
Apr 14, 2019 8:55
Millions of Venezuelans have fled the country's economic and political crises in recent years, with an estimated 500,000 migrating to Peru in 2018 alone. Many have entered the country on work permits allowing them to stay for up to one year. But with the unending flow of Venezuelans, Peru stopped accepting work permit applications at the end of last year. Special Correspondent Kira Kay reports.
The hunt is on for the last slave ship to arrive in the U.S.
Apr 13, 2019 9:38
Archaeologists are analyzing data from a survey of Alabama’s Mobile River, looking for the Clotilda, the last known slave ship to arrive in America. The ship's survivors were enslaved for a few years before forming a unique community, Africatown. Clotilda descendants say its discovery would highlight their ancestors' story of strength and survival. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports.
Pompeo pushes for Venezuelan sanctions in South America
Apr 13, 2019 3:15
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with leaders in Paraguay and Peru on Saturday as part of a tour of four South American countries. Hari Sreenivasan spoke to Chris Sabatini of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and editor of TheGlobalAmericans.org for more on what issues Pompeo will face during his trip.
Broadway play reexamines the U.S. Constitution
Apr 13, 2019 6:10
A new Broadway production, "What the Constitution Means to Me," is taking a fresh look at the founding document: what it says, who it serves and who it doesn’t. The play’s author and lead actor reexamines the rights laid out in the Constitution and how her own life relates to it. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano reports.
Mobile’s many shipwrecks help tell the area’s long history
Apr 13, 2019 1:50
During last year’s search in Alabama’s Mobile River for the Clotilda -- the last known slave ship to arrive in the U.S. -- archaeologists also gathered data on all kinds of other artifacts that shed light on the area's rich history. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports.
News Wrap: Barr believes spying on Trump campaign ‘did occur’
Apr 10, 2019 6:24
In our news wrap Wednesday, Attorney General William Barr revealed during congressional testimony that he believes U.S. intelligence agencies spied on President Trump’s 2016 campaign. He also said he’s reviewing how the counterintelligence investigation into Russian collusion began. Meanwhile, the president again insisted that he can’t release his tax returns, saying he is under audit by the IRS.
What ‘total victory for Netanyahu’ means for Israel and beyond
Apr 10, 2019 4:49
Near final results in Israel’s elections show both the parties of Benjamin Netanyahu and his opponent, Benny Gantz, winning 35 seats in the national legislature, called the Knesset. But minor parties aligned with Netanyahu’s Likud give that party a majority. John Yang reports from Tel Aviv on how corruption charges weren’t enough to stop Netanyahu’s momentum and what his success means for peace.
What the first photograph of a black hole can reveal about space
Apr 10, 2019 6:57
A black hole is a cosmic abyss with gravity of such intensity that nothing, not even light, escapes it. Now, for the first time, a team of astronomers has released an image of the space anomaly, which is created when a star collapses. Professor Brian Greene of Columbia University and the World Science Festival provides context and talks to Judy Woodruff about this scientific breakthrough.
Antarctica is losing ice at an accelerating rate. How much will sea levels rise?
Apr 10, 2019 10:16
The frozen continent of Antarctica contains the vast majority of all freshwater on Earth. Now that ice is melting at an accelerating rate, in part because of climate change. What does this transformation mean for coastal communities across the globe? William Brangham reports from Antarctica on the troubling trend of ice loss and how glaciers can serve as a climate record from the past.
In Mozambique, Yemen and Venezuela crises, access for aid is hard to come by
Apr 10, 2019 7:14
Mozambique’s official death toll from a deadly cyclone in March has topped 1,000. In the storm’s aftermath, survivors face lack of power, food and supplies, plus deadly outbreaks of diseases like cholera and malaria. Amna Nawaz talks to David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Programme, about his organization's response to that catastrophe as well as those in Yemen and Venezuela.
Amid measles outbreak, NYC health officials strive to promote vaccination, dispel ‘myths’
Apr 10, 2019 6:32
The U.S. is battling one of the largest outbreaks of measles in decades, with 465 cases confirmed nationwide and 78 new cases in the last week alone. New York City alone has 285 confirmed cases since last fall. Dr. Oxiris Barbot, commissioner of its Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, talks to Judy Woodruff about efforts to work with the community to promote vaccination and dispel myth.
EU may offer a Brexit extension, but political complexities remain
Apr 10, 2019 5:13
With the United Kingdom’s initial extension for Brexit expiring Friday, the pressure is on for a gathering of European Union officials to come up with an alternative. Nick Schifrin talks to Amanda Sloat, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and former deputy assistant secretary of state, about breaking news of a possible reprieve for the UK and which EU leaders are taking the hardest line.
Meet J.S. Ondara, the Kenyan folk singer hoping to revive the ‘American Dream’
Apr 10, 2019 4:33
J.S. Ondara grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, listening to American rock and roll. When he was 17, he stumbled upon Bob Dylan -- and his life’s ambitions. Nearly a decade later, Ondara lives in the U.S. and just released his debut album, ‘Tales of America.’ NewsHour Producer Frank Carlson met up with him from his tour in Washington, D.C., to discuss how he hopes to “breathe life” into the American dream.
News Wrap: New York City declares public health emergency over measles outbreak
Apr 9, 2019 6:59
In our news wrap Tuesday, New York City declared a public health emergency over a growing measles outbreak. City officials have confirmed 285 cases of the disease in Brooklyn and Queens since September, mostly among members of the Orthodox Jewish community. Also, President Trump insisted he does not plan to reinstate the policy of separating migrant children from parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Barr’s congressional appearance suggests parties are on a ‘collision course’ over Mueller
Apr 9, 2019 7:11
Attorney General William Barr appeared on Capitol Hill Tuesday to discuss his agency budget. With prompting from House Democrats, he also talked about when Congress and the public will see the Mueller report and how much of it Barr will have redacted. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff with that update, plus fallout from the departure of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and immigration policy.
How Israel’s election represents a referendum on Benjamin Netanyahu
Apr 9, 2019 5:22
Israeli voters went to the polls Tuesday to choose a prime minister and 120 members of the legislature. With election results too close to call, both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Blue and White coalition opponent, Benny Gantz, are claiming victory. For more on Israel’s fractured politics, Nick Schifrin talks to John Yang, reporting from Netanyahu’s election headquarters in Tel Aviv.
U.S. laws aren’t keeping up with spread of hate online, says civil rights advocate
Apr 9, 2019 10:06
Violent hate crimes are on the rise in the U.S. and across the globe. As a result, the ways in which hate groups use social media to threaten, galvanize and radicalize are drawing new scrutiny, including from Congress on Tuesday. Amna Nawaz reports on the Capitol Hill discussion and talks to Kristen Clarke of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a national civil rights organization.
The hidden risks of suicide and depression for seniors living in long-term care
Apr 9, 2019 10:23
By 2030, 20 percent of Americans will be senior citizens. Many will eventually enter long-term care, a move that presents tough choices and challenges for seniors and their families -- including risks of depression and suicide. In partnership with Kaiser Health News, special correspondent Cat Wise reports on how families and facilities are struggling to understand and manage these risks.
In the UK, Brexit supporters feel their will is being thwarted
Apr 9, 2019 7:06
Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking an extension for the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, after failing three times to get Parliament to agree to her proposal. Now some Brexit supporters are afraid their country’s separation from the EU will never happen. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports on the mood in Gravesham, a district south of London, which voted to leave.
How the ’Hoos of Charlottesville could help heal their city
Apr 9, 2019 5:10
March Madness ended Monday with the University of Virginia Cavaliers cutting down the nets in Minneapolis after defeating Texas Tech. For the new champions of NCAA men's basketball, the victory represents a team's redemption and a city's recovery, coming a year and a half after the tragic Charlottesville riots. William Brangham reports.
Why Trump decided Nielsen wasn’t tough enough on immigration
Apr 8, 2019 7:57
On Sunday, President Trump announced the resignation of Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen, who reportedly was forced to step down amid Trump’s growing frustration with the growing number of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Amna Nawaz reports and joins Judy Woodruff with Yamiche Alcindor to discuss why Nielsen fell out of favor with Trump and what the shakeup means for immigration policy.
News Wrap: 4 Americans killed by bomb in Afghanistan
Apr 8, 2019 4:50
In our news wrap Monday, three U.S. service members and an American contractor died in Afghanistan. Pentagon officials said they were killed by an improvised explosive device near Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul. The Taliban claimed responsibility. Also, activists in Sudan say attempts by security forces to quash a protest set off widespread violence, killing at least six people since Saturday.
Nielsen ‘failed’ as head of Homeland Security, Rep. Bennie Thompson says
Apr 8, 2019 5:48
The tenure of outgoing Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen was rife with controversy, from the separation of migrant children and parents to the attempt to keep asylum seekers in Mexico while their cases are processed. Judy Woodruff talks to Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, about her departure and President Trump’s outlook on immigration law.
The Trump administration’s unprecedented move on Iran
Apr 8, 2019 4:33
The Trump administration designated Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization Monday, with the goal of rendering the IRGC “radioactive” to other countries and organizations. The unprecedented move represents one more step in the administration's ongoing “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran, but what does it mean for future attempts at diplomacy? Nick Schifrin reports.
Netanyahu faces tough political battle in competitive Israeli election
Apr 8, 2019 9:42
On Tuesday, Israel will hold hotly contested elections that will decide whether Benjamin Netanyahu wins another term as prime minister. He is facing his most serious challenger in his current 10-year tenure in Benny Gantz, a former Israeli military chief who previously served under Netanyahu. John Yang reports from Jerusalem on what’s at stake, both for the nation and for Netanyahu personally.
Growing 2020 Democratic field emphasizes unity, inclusion
Apr 8, 2019 2:50
In a growing 2020 Democratic field, candidates are crisscrossing the nation to pitch themselves as capable of defeating President Trump. The resignation of Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen and Trump’s fiery rhetoric on asylum seekers gave them plenty to talk about in recent days. Lisa Desjardins reports on Democratic reactions, plus campaign updates from Tim Ryan and Pete Buttigieg.
Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Buttigieg’s values, Trump’s immigration strategy
Apr 8, 2019 7:38
NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including Pete Buttigieg’s headline-making remarks on his religion and homosexuality, "revolution" vs. "restoration" within the 2020 field, the ouster of Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen and how President Trump’s desire to get even tougher on immigration might play with voters.
Biographer Robert Caro on why it’s taking decades to fully capture LBJ
Apr 8, 2019 7:32
Robert Caro is one of the nation’s preeminent biographers, known for meticulous research and taking his time with a subject. Indeed, he began his massive series "The Years of Lyndon Johnson" in 1977, but its final volume won't be published for at least another year. Meanwhile, Caro has written a memoir about how he does what he does, titled simply, "Working." Jeffrey Brown sits down with Caro.
Rwanda builds new national identity 25 years after genocide
Apr 7, 2019 9:03
The Rwandan genocide began 25 years ago today. In just 100 days, an estimated 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutu were killed. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Benedict Moran and video journalist Jorgen Samso traveled to the east African country to speak with victims and perpetrators and to report on how Rwanda is overcoming ethnic differences and building a new national identity.
Can the Electoral College system be changed?
Apr 7, 2019 4:47
As the 2020 presidential campaigns get underway, the debate over the Electoral College system is starting again. In 2016, when Hillary Clinton lost the election despite winning the popular vote, there were new calls to abolish the electoral college. NPR reporter Miles Parks joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss whether the constitutionally mandated system can be changed.
News Wrap: House Democrats authorize subpoenas over Mueller report
Apr 3, 2019 6:02
In our news wrap Wednesday, congressional Democrats are turning up the heat over special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report. The House Judiciary Committee authorized subpoenas for the report and any related materials, while Republicans called the move reckless. Meanwhile, the Senate voted to limit debate on confirmations for many positions nominated by the president from 30 hours to two.
Turkish foreign minister slams U.S. for having ‘no clear strategy’ on Syria
Apr 3, 2019 12:34
How Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot plans to address Chicago’s gun violence ‘epidemic’
Apr 3, 2019 9:30
Democrat Lori Lightfoot was elected mayor of Chicago Tuesday, in a landslide victory that represented several historic milestones. Lightfoot, who is openly gay, will be the first black woman to lead the city. A relative outsider to Chicago’s political scene, she interprets her triumph as a "mandate for change" from its people. Lisa Desjardins talks to the mayor-elect about what comes next.
What controversy around Biden’s behavior says about shifting social norms
Apr 3, 2019 13:37
The past behavior of former Vice President Joe Biden toward women has sparked conversation around the boundaries governing physical contact and consent. Biden has said that norms have evolved since he entered the public sphere. To discuss how that may be true, Judy Woodruff turns to New York magazine’s Rebecca Traister, The Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty and Harvard University's Frank Dobbin.
Antarctic penguins have existed for 60 million years. Can they survive climate change?
Apr 3, 2019 9:26
Ron Naveen used to be a lawyer for the EPA, but he left government in the 1980s to start Oceanites, a nonprofit that tracks the health of penguins that breed on the Antarctic Peninsula. Now, that 800-mile stretch of land is warming faster than almost anywhere else in the world, and the changing climate is affecting the "glorious creatures" Naveen studies. William Brangham reports from Antarctica.
News Wrap: Trump says no ACA replacement until after 2020 elections
Apr 2, 2019 6:02
In our news wrap Tuesday, President Trump said Republicans will wait until after the 2020 elections to offer a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. For now, Trump will ask federal courts to strike down the existing law. Plus, Democrats on the House Oversight Committee moved to subpoena a former chief of White House security clearances, after claims that ineligible staffers received clearances.
How a rule change for Senate confirmation process could affect federal courts
Apr 2, 2019 9:17
The Senate is considering changing the confirmation process for some nominees to federal courts and administration roles. Republicans want to limit debate time to speed up approvals, while Democrats argue that would compromise senators’ ability to vet nominees. Judy Woodruff talks to Kristine Lucius of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the Heritage Foundation's Tom Jipping.
Climate change is killing crops in Honduras — and driving farmers north
Apr 2, 2019 8:39
In rural Honduras, farming has been many residents’ livelihood for generations. But now, rising temperatures and declining rainfall are killing crops and jeopardizing the farmers’ very survival. Special correspondent Marcia Biggs and videographer Julia Galiano-Rios explore how climate change affects these rural populations, driving them into urban areas and ultimately, even out of the country.
Why federal aid for struggling Puerto Rico remains a political battle
Apr 2, 2019 8:38
A wide-ranging disaster relief bill failed in the Senate Monday due to a disagreement about federal aid for Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, the island territory is struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria's damaging blow a year and a half ago. Lisa Desjardins reports on the stalled legislation, and John Yang talks to Associated Press reporter Danica Coto about what’s at stake for Puerto Rico's people.
When a laundromat becomes a library
Apr 2, 2019 7:27
The first five years of a child’s life are critical for language exposure, but studies suggest children in lower-income families often don’t experience the rich literary environment wealthier kids do. A New York City initiative trying to close that gap encourages reading in a spot families visit every week -- but don't usually consider educational. Special correspondent Lisa Stark reports.
The staggering economics of Major League Baseball
Apr 2, 2019 5:51
A new season of Major League Baseball begins this week, after a busy and lucrative winter that saw just 10 players awarded a total of over $2 billion in contracts. What’s behind these huge numbers for superstars, and where does it leave the rest of the player population financially? Amna Nawaz talks to ESPN columnist Jeff Passan, author of a book about baseball players as commodities.
Pop-up pantries aim to reduce food insecurity for college students
Apr 2, 2019 4:27
Food pantries are appearing more frequently in a surprising type of location: colleges and universities. More than 700 educational institutions belong to a national nonprofit aiming to alleviate food insecurity among college students. From PBS station WTTW in Chicago, Brandis Friedman reports on how City Colleges and the Greater Chicago Food Depository are providing nutrition along with knowledge.
News Wrap: Parliament fails again to determine Brexit path
Apr 1, 2019 4:50
In our news wrap Monday, British lawmakers tried again to chart a path for leaving the European Union, but non-binding votes on alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposal failed to achieve consensus. Some members of Parliament lamented the nation’s “entrenched positions.” Also, in Ukraine, a comic actor with no political experience is the frontrunner heading into a presidential runoff.
Why Trump wants to cut aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
Apr 1, 2019 4:29
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen recently declared a "compact” with El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, aiming to reduce their migration to the U.S. But since then, the Trump administration said it will cut aid to those countries, including to programs that seek to address the violence and poverty making their residents desperate to flee. John Yang talks to Nick Schifrin for more.
Honduran migrants deported from the U.S. often face a grim fate
Apr 1, 2019 10:27
The deadly stranglehold of gang violence in Honduras drives tens of thousands of desperate residents to flee north to request asylum in the U.S. But few receive it, often due to a lack of documentation of the persecution they faced at home. Special correspondent Marcia Biggs reports from San Pedro Sula with harrowing stories of the fates of migrants who made it to the U.S., only to be deported.
House committees to issue subpoenas over security clearances, Mueller report
Apr 1, 2019 3:08
Although it's the beginning of a new month, recent partisan tensions on Capitol Hill show no sign of subsiding. Democrats in the House Oversight Committee are investigating Trump administration practices around granting security clearances, while the House Judiciary Committee plans to authorize subpoenas related to the Mueller report. John Yang talks to Lisa Desjardins for details.
What Biden controversy could mean for a potential campaign
Apr 1, 2019 2:36
Although he has yet to declare whether he will launch a 2020 presidential campaign, former Vice President Joe Biden is facing a controversy that could potentially derail it. Two women have revealed past interactions with Biden in which his behavior made them uncomfortable; one of them, Lucy Flores, calls the experience “disqualifying” of Biden as a candidate. Lisa Desjardins reports.
Tamara Keith and Lisa Lerer on Biden behavior and 2020 fundraising
Apr 1, 2019 8:34
NPR’s Tamara Keith and Lisa Lerer of The New York Times talk to Lisa Desjardins about the week in politics, including complaints regarding former Vice President Joe Biden’s interactions with women and the “cultural moment” around sexual misconduct, fundraising for 2020 Democratic candidates so far and what voters are talking about on the campaign trail.
How rapper Nipsey Hussle gave back to the community that raised him
Apr 1, 2019 7:28
Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle died Sunday after being gunned down in broad daylight in Los Angeles. In addition to his successful music career, the native of south L.A. was an entrepreneur and activist, dedicated to initiatives supporting youth and the black community, especially where he grew up. John Yang talks to The Undefeated’s David Dennis Jr. about Hussle’s life and legacy.
Book on conflict in Northern Ireland contains a plot twist that surprised the author
Apr 1, 2019 6:43
The book, "Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland," starts with the 1972 killing of Jean McConville, a widowed Belfast mother and one of roughly 3,500 people who died in brutal decades-long sectarian conflict over Northern Ireland. Author Patrick Radden Keefe sits down with William Brangham to discuss the "intense" experience of writing the book.
A Jewish comedian on why religious beliefs shouldn’t be fair game for derision
Apr 1, 2019 3:02
Comedian Ashley Blaker is an Orthodox Jew. Despite our politically correct modern society, he’s accustomed to strangers judging him by his appearance, making assumptions about his views on Israel and the size of his family. Blaker offers his humble opinion on why religious beliefs shouldn't be fair game for derision.
Climate change pushes Florida’s mangroves north
Mar 31, 2019 10:47
Mangroves are prevalent in tropical south Florida, but the plants have been moving farther north as climate change makes freezing weather less common. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the plant's encroachment and what it means for the future of coastal ecosystems. This story is produced in partnership with Climate Central, and is part of our series "Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change."
Migrant flow intensifies Border Patrol’s staffing crunch
Mar 31, 2019 3:55
In January 2017, President Trump signed an executive order to hire 5,000 additional border patrol agents. Two years later, only 118 have joined the agency. USA Today reporter Alan Gomez talks with Hari Sreenivasan about how changing schedules, remote locations with few amenities, increasing workloads and stress have made recruiting, deploying and retaining agents a challenge.
Sackler family faces continuing legal issues over OxyContin
Mar 31, 2019 9:33
The Sackler family, once known for philanthropy, has been embroiled in lawsuits and settlements to keep details of its pharmaceutical company's activities out of public view. Purdue Pharma is the maker of the highly addictive opioid OxyContin. Author and former New York Times reporter Barry Meier joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss his reporting on the opioid epidemic and the Sacklers.
News Wrap: Non-binding House resolution opposes transgender military ban
Mar 28, 2019 5:54
In our Thursday news wrap, the House passed a non-binding resolution to oppose the Trump administration’s ban on transgender people serving in the military. Democrats called the policy “targeted discrimination.” Also, reporting that special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings exceed 300 pages sparked fresh criticism of Attorney General William Barr, who summarized them in a four-page letter.
Why current U.S. immigration challenge reflects ‘complete political failure’
Mar 28, 2019 8:33
Federal immigration officials in El Paso say they're overwhelmed by a massive influx of families seeking asylum. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has responded to the surge by moving personnel in from other areas, but that could exacerbate the problem by further slowing processing of asylum requests. Amna Nawaz reports and talks to Bob Moore of Texas Monthly about the ‘completely new’ situation.
The U.S. is trying to negotiate peace with the Taliban, but is Afghanistan ready?
Mar 28, 2019 5:37
The U.S. is serious about making peace with the Taliban, but some experts question whether Afghanistan is ready for the U.S. withdrawal that would accompany an accord. As Nick Schifrin reports, Afghanistan currently relies upon American firepower, training and financial support, and it faces risks of renewed violence, government collapse and loss of progressive gains if those resources disappear.
What New York state’s lawsuit against Purdue Pharma says about U.S. opioid battle
Mar 28, 2019 6:17
More than 400,000 people in the U.S. have died from opioid use in the past two decades. As the country tries to contain the crisis, many states and cities are challenging the drug manufacturers in court. The latest lawsuit, brought by New York against Purdue Pharma, comes as the company considers filing for bankruptcy. William Brangham talks to Barry Meier, author of a book about Purdue Pharma.
How Americans feel about Mueller, the media and health care
Mar 28, 2019 8:04
From the Mueller investigation's end to renewed debate about health care, it's been a busy week in Washington. But how are these political issues resonating outside the nation's capital? Judy Woodruff talks to Kent State University professor and columnist Connie Schultz and Chris Buskirk, editor of conservative journal and website American Greatness, about what the Americans they talk to think.
Anxious about debt, Generation Z makes college choice a financial one
Mar 28, 2019 7:59
The amount of student loan debt Americans hold is at a record high, and much of it is shouldered by Millennials--people in their late 20s and 30s. Now, children in Generation Z, the group born after 1996, are facing their own quandary about how to pay for college. As economics correspondent Paul Solman found, some are taking very seriously the prospect of being saddled with a lifetime of loans.
‘The Power’ author Naomi Alderman answers your questions
Mar 28, 2019 6:37
Naomi Alderman, author of our March pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions about “The Power.” Plus, Jeff announces the April book selection.
A college student’s take on overcoming obstacles for family
Mar 28, 2019 3:13
Naomi De La Rosa was nine when her mother was deported from the U.S., after authorities learned she had entered the country illegally a decade earlier. Though she was thrust into a caregiver role for her younger brother and eventually her elderly father, De La Rosa still managed to excel at school. Now a freshman at the University of Arizona, she shares her brief but spectacular take on family.
News Wrap: Trump backs legal challenge to Affordable Care Act
Mar 27, 2019 6:02
In our Wednesday news wrap, the debate over health care is reigniting, as President Trump declares his support for a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, and intent to replace it with “a plan that is far better.” Meanwhile, Trump demanded that Russian troops who arrived in Venezuela over the weekend leave immediately, with “all options” on the table if they don’t.
Does handling of Boeing safety issue reveal ‘fundamental conflict’ for the FAA?
Mar 27, 2019 7:32
In the aftermath of a second deadly plane crash, Boeing is trying to reassure the U.S. government and the public that it is addressing the flight control system on its 737 MAX jets. The feature is suspected of a role in the fatal Ethiopian Airlines incident in March as well as an October Lion Air crash. Amna Nawaz reports and talks to science correspondent Miles O’Brien for technical details.
Awaiting full Mueller report, Washington turns to policy on health care, climate change
Mar 27, 2019 7:34
Yamiche Alcindor and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss upcoming high-profile policy debates in Washington, including President Trump’s desire to eliminate the Affordable Care Act and what he thinks should replace it, Republican and Democratic proposals for funding family leave and ideas for addressing climate change.
As planet warms, scientists explore ‘far out’ ways to reduce atmospheric CO2
Mar 27, 2019 8:56
The U.S. government estimates that the consequences of climate change are already costing the country hundreds of billions of dollars. But even if we stopped using fossil fuels immediately, the globe would continue to warm due to an existing buildup of carbon dioxide. Miles O’Brien reports on how some scientists are now exploring unorthodox means of actually removing the gas from our atmosphere.
On Brexit, Parliament’s only consensus comes as rejection
Mar 27, 2019 7:14
British Parliament voted Wednesday on eight proposals for how the United Kingdom should handle a stalled Brexit, yielding no consensus beyond disapproval for exiting the European Union without a deal. As a result, is the outlook brightening for Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan, which Parliament has rejected twice? Nick Schifrin talks to Allie Renison of the Institute of Directors for analysis.
The critical role of ‘guarded’ Chief Justice John Roberts
Mar 27, 2019 7:28
With the country feeling deeply polarized and a Supreme Court that has moved to the right under President Trump, the role of Chief Justice John Roberts is attracting increased interest and scrutiny, including in "The Chief," a new book by Joan Biskupic. Judy Woodruff talks to Biskupic about the pivotal justice's “guarded” personality, drive to achieve and hallmark judicial decisions.
How theater helps these Syrian refugees manage the trauma of war
Mar 27, 2019 7:09
How does one manage the trauma of war? A group of refugees from Syria, which has been consumed by fighting for eight years, is trying theater. In Glasgow, Scotland, a therapeutic drama program is staging an ancient play about the Trojan War by Euripides in an attempt to help the Syrian refugees reckon with their past, and improve their futures. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
In Washington, perspectives on Mueller report diverge across party lines
Mar 26, 2019 3:35
The Mueller report remains the top story in Washington, but Republicans and Democrats are viewing it from two very different perspectives. Democrats are pressing for full disclosure of the special counsel's findings so they can make their own judgments of the facts, while President Trump and his allies insist the matter is concluded, with the president in the clear. Lisa Desjardins reports.
News Wrap: House fails to override Trump veto on emergency declaration
Mar 26, 2019 6:15
In our Tuesday news wrap, the House failed to override President Trump's veto of a bill to block his national emergency declaration. The 248 lawmakers voting to override fell 38 short of a required two-thirds majority. The declaration still faces legal challenges. Meanwhile, members of both parties denounced Pentagon plans to allocate military funds to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Rep. Collins on ‘politicization’ of the Justice Department
Mar 26, 2019 5:43
A bipartisan effort from the House Judiciary Committee is pushing the Justice Department to explain why it began investigating President Trump for obstruction of justice. Judy Woodruff talks to the committee’s top Republican, Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, about whether he’s satisfied with the attorney general’s summary of the Mueller report and eradicating “corruption” within the Justice Department.
Preet Bharara on ‘troublesome language’ in Barr summary of Mueller report
Mar 26, 2019 6:45
Debate continues over the meaning of Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Mueller report, with Democrats arguing it’s impossible to draw conclusions about President Trump’s culpability without a first-hand examination of the report. Judy Woodruff talks to former federal prosecutor Preet Bharara about the “troublesome language” in Barr’s letter and investigating for truth vs. retaliation.
What’s at stake in Supreme Court consideration of redistricting
Mar 26, 2019 4:59
Can electoral maps go too far in favoring one political party over the other? It’s a question the Supreme Court has previously left unresolved but is considering again as it takes up challenges to congressional maps drawn by North Carolina Republicans and Maryland Democrats. Amna Nawaz talks to National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle about the challenge of a "manageable standard" for redistricting.
New treatments yield hope for stopping tuberculosis, world’s leading infectious killer
Mar 26, 2019 6:41
Sunday marked World Tuberculosis Day. While T.B. doesn’t attract the same attention as influenza, malaria or Ebola, it recently surpassed HIV/AIDS to become the globe's leading infectious killer. In 2018, there were more than 10 million new cases. There hadn’t been a treatment breakthrough for 40 years, but the tide is starting to turn. Hari Sreenivasan shares a story of hope from South Africa.
How the way we talk about suicide can prevent it from happening again
Mar 26, 2019 9:01
Two members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas community have died by apparent suicide. One of them was a survivor of last year’s mass shooting who reportedly struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber of the Columbia Lighthouse Project and Ryan Petty, whose daughter was killed at Parkland, join William Brangham to discuss the troubling phenomenon of teen suicide.
Reba McEntire on women in country music and returning to her roots
Mar 26, 2019 9:06
She's a music and entertainment legend, star of movies, TV sitcoms and Broadway theater -- not to mention a retail mogul. Reba McEntire sits down with Amna Nawaz for a revealing chat about the changes she'd like to see in country music, how she achieved career success and why she’s now going back to her roots.
Republicans celebrate Barr’s summary, while Democrats insist on full report’s release
Mar 25, 2019 9:45
Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Mueller report says the special counsel found no evidence that the president or his campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election. In response, the White House is claiming victory, while Democrats insist the full report be made public. Judy Woodruff talks to Yamiche Alcindor, Lisa Desjardins and NPR’s Carrie Johnson for more.
Will the Mueller report be made public?
Mar 22, 2019 8:49
Will the Mueller report be made public?
Blurb: The day has finally arrived for special counsel Robert Mueller to deliver his report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Attorney General William Barr confirmed receipt of the final report late Friday afternoon. Yamiche Alcindor and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss what we know about it so far and what happens next, including the outlook for its public release.
How the Mueller report represents the beginning of ‘a new phase’
Mar 22, 2019 6:57
There are early indications that the Mueller report does not recommend any further indictments beyond those brought during the nearly two-year investigation. If true, does that mean President Trump is cleared of wrongdoing? Judy Woodruff talks to former federal prosecutor Amy Jeffress and former Justice Department official John Carlin about the “fact-gathering” nature of the investigation.
News Wrap: Trump withdraws North Korea sanctions imposed yesterday
Mar 22, 2019 7:10
In our news wrap Friday, President Trump announced that he is withdrawing sanctions his administration imposed on North Korea just yesterday. According to Trump’s press secretary, Sarah Sanders, the president “likes Chairman Kim” and “doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary.” Also, New Zealand held a day of remembrance for the 50 people who were shot to death at two mosques last Friday.
Shields and Brooks on the Mueller report and what happens next
Mar 22, 2019 13:24
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to analyze the impact of the Mueller report, with Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, participating by phone.
Roads, towns and livelihoods are washed away in Midwest floods
Mar 22, 2019 5:51
Ongoing flooding across the Midwest has left thousands of homes damaged and vast swaths of farmland underwater. Residents and public officials alike are trying to cope with washed-out roads, lost livestock, ruined crops, and a lack of supplies. Meanwhile, weather experts are predicting a “potentially unprecedented” flood season. Judy Woodruff speaks to Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts for more.
Why the caliphate’s fall is ‘a milestone’ but not the end for ISIS
Mar 22, 2019 5:16
After nearly five years of fighting in Iraq and Syria, the Trump administration signaled Friday that ISIS no longer controls any territory in Iraq or Syria. But despite a brutal bombardment, the final holdouts in Baghouz refuse to surrender. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports on why the extremist group’s tenacity could be an indicator of a different battle to come.
Though Mueller report is complete, investigation ‘offshoots’ continue
Mar 22, 2019 4:02
Although the Mueller report has been delivered to the attorney general, the public still knows little of what is contained within it. In addition, numerous other investigations sparked by Mueller’s work are ongoing. Judy Woodruff asks NPR’s Carrie Johnson about details of the report’s delivery, what the White House has seen of it and what happens next.
In Mozambique, cyclone survivors grow frantic amid shortage of food
Mar 21, 2019 2:49
As the death toll from a deadly tropical cyclone climbs to 550, Mozambique’s political situation is adding to the woes of its people. Survivors of the catastrophe are scrambling to find food and supplies, but there’s a sense more aid would be available if the country enjoyed stronger relationships with its neighbors. John Irvine of Independent Television News reports from Mozambique.
News Wrap: Dozens die when ferry capsizes in northern Iraq
Mar 21, 2019 8:00
In our news wrap Thursday, at least 94 people died after an overcrowded ferry sank in northern Iraq. Passengers were celebrating Kurdish holidays when the vessel capsized in the Tigris River near Mosul, where heavy rains and snowmelt fed a strong current. Also, the government of New Zealand banned sales of military-style semi-automatic guns and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
How ‘Brexit paralysis’ is damaging the British government
Mar 21, 2019 4:41
The political divide in the United Kingdom continues to grow fiercer as the deadline for Brexit nears. While Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking an extension for the UK to leave the European Union, every option the country currently has on the table is likely to exacerbate the tensions that have already boiled over. Nick Schifrin reports.
With Trump’s Golan Heights move, Netanyahu may be the biggest winner
Mar 21, 2019 6:19
President Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will now recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a strategic 40-mile strip of land on the Syrian-Israeli border. The decision, which Trump announced via Tweet, overturns decades of U.S. policy in the Middle East. The Woodrow Wilson Center's Aaron David Miller joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the implications for both politics and policy.
Why Louisianans blame government, not corporations, for pollution problems
Mar 21, 2019 9:52
UC Berkeley sociologist Arlie Hochschild traveled to Louisiana, the second-poorest state, to explore why its neediest populations simultaneously rely on federal aid and reject the concept of “big government.” As Paul Solman reports, the author and professor discovered many residents feel betrayed by their state's government for failing to protect them from toxic pollution that risks their health.
How Trump’s executive order on campus free speech could affect colleges
Mar 21, 2019 12:53
President Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring that U.S. colleges seeking federal research funding must certify that their policies support free speech in order to receive it. Amna Nawaz talks to Jerry Falwell Jr., and Georgetown University’s Sanford Ungar about how free expression is constrained on college campuses and what the president’s action will do to change that.
A culinary tradition for the Persian new year
Mar 21, 2019 6:23
Nowruz, the Persian holiday celebrating the new year, is observed in Iran and parts of Western and Central Asia. It marks the first day of the vernal equinox. Najmieh Batmanglij, author of eight cookbooks on Iranian cuisine that are widely celebrated among the Iranian diaspora, reminisces about her Iranian childhood while cooking Persian new year soup with Jeffrey Brown.
The blacklist that rising screenwriters want to be on
Mar 21, 2019 2:58
Franklin Leonard is the founder of The Black List, a website that aims to connect potential screenwriters with filmmakers. The site allows users to upload their screenplays and earn ratings from the site’s community, with the possibility of seeing their work actually produced into a movie. Leonard shares a brief but spectacular take on how the tool could help grow Hollywood inclusivity.
New Zealand mosque suspect embraced white supremacy, previous acts of hate
Mar 15, 2019 3:52
Christchurch, New Zealand’s second-largest city, was the site of horrific carnage Friday, as a gunman stormed two mosques during Friday prayers, killing at least 49 people and injuring dozens more. Police arrested the alleged shooter, who cited other mass killings as inspiration. Amna Nawaz reports on what New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called one of the country’s “darkest days.”
Why alleged New Zealand mosque killer represents a broader ‘social movement’
Mar 15, 2019 11:31
Deadly terror attacks in New Zealand Friday caused global shock, but the extreme anti-immigrant, white supremacist ideology of the suspected Australian gunman is not new. Judy Woodruff talks to Humera Khan of Muflehun, a nonprofit fighting hate and extremism, University of Chicago’s Kathleen Belew and Matthew Knott of the Sydney Morning Herald about the scope of this malignant "social movement."
News Wrap: Trump issues first veto; North Korea warns it may restart missile testing
Mar 15, 2019 4:41
In our news wrap Friday, President Trump cast the first veto of his administration. The action was in response to Congress’ resolution to block Trump’s national emergency declaration over immigration at the U.S. border with Mexico. Meanwhile, North Korea is warning the U.S. that it may restart missile launches and nuclear tests in the wake of failed negotiations in Hanoi last month.
Big week for O’Rourke and Yang on the campaign trail — what about Biden?
Mar 15, 2019 2:35
A crowded field of Democratic 2020 presidential candidates now includes former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who campaigned in Iowa this week, trying to appeal across party lines. Also in Iowa was entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who just became eligible to participate in Democratic debates. Still, a major question remains unanswered: will popular former Vice President Joe Biden run? Lisa Desjardins reports.
Shields and Brooks on New Zealand massacre, 2020 Democrats’ ideology
Mar 15, 2019 11:59
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to analyze the week's news, including hate and tragedy in New Zealand, President Trump’s aggressive and “reckless” rhetoric and the latest updates from the field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.
Dawoud Bey on photography as a ‘transformative experience’
Mar 15, 2019 6:39
For decades, Dawoud Bey has been considered one of the country’s foremost street photographers, known for capturing the everyday lives of black Americans with a deep intimacy. Recently, Bey has shifted his focus to the historical, with an exploration of how the world might have appeared to fugitive slaves on the Underground Railroad. Jeffrey Brown talks to Bey about “making the invisible visible.”
How a scientific approach to crayons yields this artist’s photorealistic portraits
Mar 15, 2019 2:55
With his series of crayon works, Ohio artist Christian Faur is not only creating photorealistic portraits out of art supplies traditionally relegated to children, but he’s also making the crayons from scratch. Jackie Shafer of WOSU in Columbus has this look at the unique and “ridiculously labor-intensive” medium in which Faur does much of his work.
With blocked emergency declaration, Senate delivers Trump a ‘stunning rebuke’
Mar 14, 2019 6:57
The Senate defied President Trump on Thursday, with 12 Republicans helping form a decisive majority to block his declaration of a national emergency over immigration. But the 59-41 vote wasn't a large enough majority to overturn a veto, and Trump vowed immediately to use one--the first of his presidency. Judy Woodruff talks to Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor about the "stunning rebuke."
News Wrap: House votes to release Mueller report publicly
Mar 14, 2019 8:35
The House voted unanimously Thursday that special counsel Robert Mueller's forthcoming report must be made public. The non-binding resolution is intended to pressure Attorney General William Barr to release as much information as possible, but it's unclear if the Senate will take it up. Also, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, is officially running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Remembering former Sen. Birch Bayh, champion of Title IX
Mar 14, 2019 1:44
Former Sen. Birch Bayh, who served three terms as an Indiana Democrat, died Thursday at his home in Maryland. Bayh was the primary architect of Title IX, which bars sex discrimination in colleges, and the 25th Amendment, which empowers presidents to fill vice presidential vacancies and outlines a procedure for declaring sitting presidents unfit. John Yang remembers the influential legislator.
Parliament wants to delay Brexit, as May vows 3rd vote on proposed deal
Mar 14, 2019 4:02
The United Kingdom's political crisis over how to exit the European Union continues. This week, Parliament rejected the option to leave without an agreement, and on Thursday, it voted to delay Brexit for three months. If the EU grants the extension, will it offer Prime Minister Theresa May a "lifeline?" Foreign affairs correspondent Nick Schifrin talks to Peter Spiegel of the Financial Times.
Explosive cheating scandal illuminates hidden inequities of college admissions
Mar 14, 2019 8:27
An explosive scandal around bribery and cheating in college admissions has prompted new questions about access, race and inequality in elite higher education. Judy Woodruff explores some of them with Daniel Golden, senior editor at ProPublica and author of a book on the unfairness of college admissions, and Rashad Robinson, president of Color of Change, an organization focused on racial justice.
This free program trains people how to start a business —but without debt
Mar 14, 2019 8:20
It’s commonly believed that you need money to start a company, but a pair of British entrepreneurs are spreading a different message. Through their initiative PopUp Business School, Alan Donegan and his team train people with little capital, but a lot of ideas, how to turn their entrepreneurial visions into reality. Paul Solman reports on how the free program encourages aspiring innovators.
With ‘Mutual Air,’ this California artist leverages the sounds of science
Mar 14, 2019 5:12
Despite increasingly dire assessments about the outlook for climate change, it can be difficult to remain mindful of our environment’s health on a daily basis. Jeffrey Brown traveled to the Bay Area to meet Rosten Woo, a Los Angeles-based artist whose work offers an unexpected way to become more aware of pollution as we go about our lives: by listening to it.
The dangers of our ‘new data economy,’ and how to avoid them
Mar 14, 2019 3:15
Roger McNamee was an early investor in Facebook and still holds a stake in the social media giant--but he’s also become a vocal critic of its practices, especially around how it handles user data. McNamee offers his humble opinion on why as consumers, we need to stop being passive and take control of how we share our personal information.
What new information led FAA to ground Boeing’s 737 MAX jets?
Mar 13, 2019 6:30
Boeing’s 737 MAX jetliners are grounded across much of the globe -- including the U.S. Days after other nations banned the plane from flying in their airspace, the FAA, which had as recently as Tuesday night insisted the plane was safe, said new information about Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines crash led it to change course. John Yang reports, and Judy Woodruff talks to Miles O’Brien for analysis.
News Wrap: Cohen lawyer defends denials over presidential pardon
Mar 13, 2019 6:03
In our Wednesday news wrap, a lawyer for Michael Cohen defended Cohen’s denials that he had sought a presidential pardon. A letter to Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., chair of the House Oversight Committee, stated that Cohen hadn’t “personally” asked President Trump for a pardon. Also, Trump warned Republican senators not to oppose his national emergency over immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border.
After Manafort’s 2nd federal sentencing, NY prosecutor announces additional charges
Mar 13, 2019 8:10
Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort was sentenced Wednesday to three-and-a-half more years in prison for federal crimes related to foreign lobbying and witness tampering. After the hearing, a New York prosecutor revealed new state-level charges for Manafort, too. William Brangham, who was in the courthouse, reports, and Amna Nawaz talks to former federal prosecutor Jessica Roth for analysis.
The brutal push for peace in Afghanistan after almost 20 years of war
Mar 13, 2019 10:41
The highest level of talks yet between the U.S. and the Taliban concluded Tuesday in Qatar. With videographer Sebastian Rich's exclusive footage of American and Afghan operations in southern Afghanistan, Nick Schifrin reports on how both sides are trying to use battlefield gains to force peacemaking concessions, and gets insight from Nader Nadery, a senior adviser to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
The stunning truth about asbestos use in the U.S.
Mar 13, 2019 10:07
Asbestos is no longer ubiquitous in building materials, and since it's proven to cause cancer, many Americans likely assumed the substance had been banned entirely. But not only is asbestos a naturally occurring mineral, it is also still used to make some household products. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on "broken" U.S. regulation and why we continue to import the carcinogen.
How donkeys are helping kids with autism process their feelings
Mar 13, 2019 3:13
Humans are accustomed to turning to dogs, cats and even horses for comfort and companionship. But now another type of livestock is becoming more popular for its therapeutic appeal: the donkey. As WGBH’s Cristina Quinn reports, equine therapy has branched out to include the smaller, less majestic relative of the horse, and it’s delivering relief for children with autism.
With May’s plan defeated, could a no-deal Brexit be ‘ruinous’ for the UK?
Mar 12, 2019 7:06
Britain's Parliament soundly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s revised Brexit plan. May had secured some concessions from the European Union over the most contentious parts of the agreement, but they weren’t enough for opponents. With less than three weeks until the scheduled date for Brexit, the UK’s trajectory remains unclear. Judy Woodruff talks to special correspondent Ryan Chilcote.
‘Political meltdown’ grips UK after Theresa May’s Brexit defeat
Mar 12, 2019 6:55
The United Kingdom continues to face political turmoil over Brexit, as Prime Minister Theresa May failed to find enough support in Parliament for her amended agreement with the European Union. Judy Woodruff talks to Sir Peter Westmacott, former British ambassador to the U.S., about the most likely courses of action now, May’s “extremely fragile” majority and why Brexit matters across the globe.
News Wrap: Venezuelan government blames Guaido, U.S. for power blackout
Mar 12, 2019 3:44
In our news wrap Tuesday, the Islamic State in Syria urged supporters via social media to launch vengeance attacks around the world. Several hundred die-hard fighters are under siege in the eastern part of the country. Plus, the Venezuelan government said it suspects opposition leader Juan Guaido and the United States are behind the power outage that has crippled the country for nearly a week.
It’s impossible to call Boeing 737 MAX 8 safe, says this aviation expert
Mar 12, 2019 8:13
U.S. aviation experts have convened at the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 amid growing global concern about the safety of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 jet. Although dozens of countries have grounded the planes, the FAA says they're safe. John Yang reports and discusses with Mary Schiavo, a former Transportation Department inspector general who represents the victims of airline accidents.
Water costs balloon in cities along the Great Lakes
Mar 9, 2019 4:42
The Great Lakes are an indispensable source of drinking water for more than 48 million people in the U.S. and Canada. But in six large cities on the shorelines, residents are facing a cost crisis. WBEZ reporter Maria Ines Zamudio discusses the findings of a nine-month investigation by American Public Media, Great Lakes Today and NPR with Hari Sreenivasan.
Human smuggling industry cashes in on U.S. asylum-seekers
Mar 9, 2019 15:34
Migrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border are a money-making enterprise for smugglers and powerful cartels. It's the subject of “Border Hustle”, an investigation and short documentary from The Texas Tribune and Time magazine. Reporter Jay Root joins Hari Sreenivasan for a look inside the dangerous and expensive journeys.
News Wrap: Job creation, unemployment both drop in February
Mar 8, 2019 5:23
In our news wrap Friday, the Labor Department reported a net gain of 20,000 jobs in February, the smallest in nearly 18 months. Still, the unemployment rate fell, while average hourly pay rose more than 3 percent compared to last year. Also, President Trump and former lawyer Michael Cohen traded accusations over Twitter, with each saying the other was lying about discussions of a pardon for Cohen.
What Manafort’s light sentence says about criminal justice disparities
Mar 8, 2019 6:28
A federal judge in Virginia sentenced Paul Manafort to less than four years in prison for tax and bank fraud--far less than the roughly 20 years called for under federal guidelines. The sentence prompted outcry, with critics arguing Manafort’s punishment highlights disparities in our criminal justice system. Judy Woodruff talks to Kevin Sharp, a former federal judge, for an insider’s perspective.
In stunning lawsuit, U.S. women’s soccer team challenges pay, working conditions
Mar 8, 2019 6:08
The U.S. women's soccer team hopes to defend its World Cup title this year. But on Friday, International Women’s Day, all 28 team members filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, arguing they suffered years of institutionalized gender discrimination--and lower pay. Elizabeth Mitchell of the New York Daily News and soccer star Julie Foudy join Amna Nawaz to discuss.
After failed summit, what’s next for U.S. policy on North Korea
Mar 8, 2019 5:01
A little over a week after the second summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un ended early and without a deal, North Korea watchers have published satellite imagery indicating that a dismantled rocket launch facility is now being reassembled. What does this development mean for U.S. strategy on denuclearization? Nick Schifrin joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.
Shields and Gerson on Democrats’ bigotry resolution, Trump investigations
Mar 8, 2019 11:51
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to analyze the week in politics, including the House Democrats' resolution condemning hate and bigotry, congressional investigations of President Trump and the field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.
Embracing classical music and its potential for ‘sonic salvation’
Mar 8, 2019 6:06
Classical is a music genre hampered by a tendency to exclude or intimidate newcomers. But Clemency Burton-Hill, creative director at WQXR, a public classical radio station serving New York, wants to change that. An evangelist for art that leaves her “wonderstruck” but is limited by “barriers to entry,” Burton-Hill sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss music and her new book, “Year of Wonder.”
Why recreating ancient artifacts may be the future of archaeology
Mar 8, 2019 2:58
Have you ever heard of an archaeologist who burns, hammers or smashes artifacts? That’s what Metin Eren does, except it’s with replicas. Eren is a rising star in the field of experimental archaeology. In his lab at Kent State University, he tests recreations of early stone tools, trying to understand their purpose and design--and what those meant for human development. Nsikan Akpan reports.
News Wrap: Manafort sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison
Mar 7, 2019 5:27
In our Thursday news wrap, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in prison for bank and tax fraud. He could receive another 10 years in a separate case. Also, another firestorm has erupted around former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, who told Congress he hadn't sought a presidential pardon, but whose lawyer now says Cohen did discuss one with the president’s team.
What the firestorm over Rep. Omar’s remarks says about anti-Semitism in America
Mar 7, 2019 11:38
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., faced a firestorm recently after suggesting political support for Israel might entail "allegiance to a foreign country." After critics slammed her remarks as anti-Semitic, the freshman congresswoman apologized, and House Democrats wrote a resolution condemning bigotry. Nick Schifrin talks to The Israel Project’s Josh Block and J Street’s Jeremy Ben-Ami.
Despite Trump’s tariffs, the U.S. trade deficit keeps growing
Mar 7, 2019 3:45
The economy, and the U.S. trade deficit specifically, is a major focus of President Trump’s agenda, driving his decision to impose tariffs on Chinese goods. But the latest data indicates the trade gap is actually growing, to its highest level in over a decade. Amna Nawaz talks to the Brookings Institution's David Wessel about rising American consumption and a healthy way to manage the deficit.
Will Brexit jeopardize 21 years of peace in Northern Ireland?
Mar 7, 2019 9:06
As the Brexit deadline looms, the United Kingdom and the European Union are both feeling uncertain. Ireland faces an especially complex dynamic: It will remain part of the EU, but it shares a border with the UK's Northern Ireland, which will not. Twenty-one years after the Good Friday Agreement, what does Brexit mean for peace in a fraught region? Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports.
Spike in horse fatalities at Santa Anita Park casts shadow over racing industry
Mar 7, 2019 3:54
Santa Anita Park is one of the country’s most famous and storied horse racing venues, and this weekend it was due to host a major prep contest for May’s Kentucky Derby. But a spike in deaths among horses training there -- 21 have died since December 26 -- has prompted the track to close for testing, amid rising alarm from critics who fear the sport is too grueling to begin with. John Yang reports.
How kids are adapting to a cashless culture
Mar 7, 2019 7:14
A quarter of the U.S. population is made up of people born from the mid-1990s to around 2010, known as Generation Z. When it comes to making purchases, this group is accustomed to buying online and using credit cards, but less familiar with cash. How does the absence of tangible currency, and the constant exposure to digital advertising, affect their relationship with money? Paul Solman reports.
Why changing juvenile corrections is critical to American criminal justice
Mar 7, 2019 3:38
Prison reform is a major topic within the national political conversation. For many incarcerated people, the path to jail begins in the teen years; at any given time, roughly 50,000 young people are held in juvenile prisons. Johnnie McDaniels, former executive director of the Henley-Young Juvenile Justice Center, shares a brief but spectacular take on the "revolving door" of juvenile corrections.
News Wrap: Trump says ‘too early’ to determine if North Korea is rebuilding missile site
Mar 6, 2019 5:24
In our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump reacted cautiously to signs North Korea may be rebuilding a missile launch site. When asked about satellite images of new construction, Trump said “it’s too early to see” but that he would be “very disappointed” if the reports prove true. Also, House Democrats delayed a resolution that indirectly rebukes Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for comments on Israel.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski on disagreeing with the president
Mar 6, 2019 8:27
Few Republicans disagree publicly with President Trump more than Alaskan Sen. Lisa Murkowski. She has diverged from the White House stance on health care, the environment and the Supreme Court, among other issues. Now Murkowski is bucking her party by refusing to support Trump’s national emergency declaration over funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. She talks to Judy Woodruff about why.
What a broad, bipartisan public lands bill means for the American wilderness
Mar 6, 2019 3:58
President Trump is expected to sign a sweeping bipartisan lands bill into law this week, with broad implications for development of wilderness areas, state conservation funding and hunting and fishing on public lands. Judy Woodruff sits down with Lisa Desjardins to discuss the details of the landmark legislation, including its unusually high level of support in both chambers of Congress.
These Saudi citizens in the U.S. criticized their government. Now they live in fear
Mar 6, 2019 9:45
As President Trump’s nominee to be ambassador to Saudi Arabia testified before the Senate on Wednesday, he faced questions from some senators about the Saudi pattern of cracking down on dissidents. Even in the United States, Saudi citizens, including students and scholars, have experienced threats and harassment in response to their public criticism of the Saudi government. Nick Schifrin reports.
How NIH plans to fight the sexual harassment that could drive women away from science
Mar 6, 2019 8:09
A milestone report on sexual harassment in science has identified pervasive problems and policy shortcomings at the field's highest levels. In response, NIH apologized for not addressing more quickly “the climate and culture that has caused such harm.” William Brangham talks to NIH's director, Dr. Francis Collins, about the risk of potentially driving women away from careers in scientific fields.
Novelist Valeria Luiselli on writing to document ‘political violence’
Mar 6, 2019 5:14
The U.S. is reportedly experiencing illegal immigration at the highest rates since 2007, with significant increases in the number of unaccompanied minors. It is these child migrants who are the subject of Valeria Luiselli’s book “Lost Children Archive.” Luiselli talks to Jeffrey Brown about her experience helping child asylum seekers, balancing truth and fiction and "political violence."
A humble opinion on accepting risk in order to choose joy
Mar 6, 2019 3:26
Hobbies can offer an amazing sense of purpose and fulfillment, and many of us acquire new ones as we grow older. But what happens when a pursuit of passion poses risk of physical harm? Novelist Jane Hamilton shares her humble opinion on being willing to accept danger in exchange for a life well lived.
In eastern Alabama, communities reel from tornado’s ‘annihilation’
Mar 5, 2019 5:48
Officials have released the names of 23 people confirmed dead from a tornado that hit Lee County, Alabama, on Sunday. Rescue efforts are winding down, though many residents will face a long road to recovery after losing homes and livelihoods to the 170 mile-per-hour winds. John Yang reports and Judy Woodruff talks to Mayor F.L. “Bubba” Copeland of Smiths Station, one of the hardest hit areas.
News Wrap: Trump blasts House investigations as ‘a disgrace’
Mar 5, 2019 5:50
In our news wrap Tuesday, President Trump blasted congressional Democrats over a series of new investigations into his administration. The House Judiciary Committee is seeking information from 81 people linked to the president, who calls the probes “a disgrace.” Also, House Democrats plan to vote Wednesday to condemn anti-Semitism, in an apparent rebuke to freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.
Trump invokes ‘socialist nightmare’ ahead of 2020
Mar 2, 2019 4:04
President Trump gave his longest speech ever on Saturday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, held in Maryland. Touting his 2016 victory, he said he will win 2020 presidential bid by an even a wider margin. He also railed against special counsel Mueller’s investigation and attacked Democrats as socialists. New Yorker reporter Osita Nwanevu joins Hari Sreenivasan.
What the SpaceX launch means for America’s space program
Mar 2, 2019 4:00
The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida early Saturday on its way to the International Space Station. If the mission is successful, NASA astronauts could head into space from American soil later this year for the first time since 2011. Loren Grush, a senior science reporter with The Verge, joins Hari Sreenivasan, to talk about the launch's significance.
Libya’s political instability makes room for ISIS to regroup
Mar 2, 2019 9:34
This week Libya's prime minister and the a rival opposition leader agreed to hold nationwide elections in the war-torn country. A previous election attempt was delayed as territorial disputes and instability were allowing groups like ISIS to take advantage of the power vacuum. Christopher Livesay reported from inside Libya in October, 2018 with funding from the Pulitzer Center.
News Wrap: Somali siege ends with al-Shabab attackers dead
Mar 1, 2019 6:00
In our Friday news wrap, Somali forces battled al-Shabab militants in Mogadishu, killing the attackers to end a siege that left 29 civilians dead. Also, Otto Warmbier's parents rebuked President Trump for not holding North Korean leader Kim Jong Un responsible in their son's death. Otto Warmbier was detained in North Korea in 2016 and died after returning to the U.S. in a coma the following year.
Reports indicate Trump ordered Kushner’s security clearance, despite concerns
Mar 1, 2019 7:58
President Trump is again facing questions about the security clearance of son-in-law Jared Kushner. Multiple news outlets reported this week that the president ordered John Kelly, then his chief of staff, to grant Kushner’s clearance despite concerns from intelligence officials about his financial dealings and foreign contacts. Judy Woodruff talks to Bloomberg’s Caleb Melby for the details.
Why climate change is an ‘all-encompassing threat’
Mar 1, 2019 7:18
Although a candidate just entered the 2020 presidential race with a platform centered on climate change, some experts say Americans aren’t fully aware of the scope and seriousness of global warming. Among them is David Wallace-Wells, who argues in a new book that the severity of the climate crisis has not yet been acknowledged, let alone addressed. He sits down with William Brangham to discuss.
Shields and Brooks on Cohen testimony, North Korea summit
Mar 1, 2019 12:30
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to analyze the week in politics, including reverberations from Michael Cohen’s appearance before the House Oversight Committee and conclusions from the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi.
‘Leaving Neverland’ tells disturbing stories of child sex abuse
Mar 1, 2019 10:07
A new documentary is reigniting questions about pop icon Michael Jackson. Airing on HBO, “Leaving Neverland” profiles two men who say Jackson sexually abused them as children. One of them, Wade Robson, testified in Jackson's defense during a trial that saw him acquitted of child-molestation charges. John Yang talks to director Dan Reed about why he wanted to tell the troubling story.
‘True West’ stars Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano on Sam Shepard’s ‘profound sensibility’
Mar 1, 2019 6:36
The Sam Shepard play “True West” is a revival of an American theater classic. The play has been a magnet for great actors since it was written in 1980. In this contemporary version, it stars Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano, who sit down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss the “double natures” of their characters and the complex inspiration of playwright Shepard.
After months of buildup, Hanoi talks conclude early — with no deal
Feb 28, 2019 4:40
After 8,000 miles of travel and hours of high-stakes discussion, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walked away from the Hanoi summit without a deal. U.S. officials said that while North Korea agreed to reduce its nuclear facilities, their concessions didn't warrant the requested lifting of U.S. sanctions. Nick Schifrin reports on the much-anticipated meeting's abrupt conclusion.
News Wrap: Pakistan plans to release Indian pilot, with a warning
Feb 28, 2019 5:07
In our news wrap Thursday, Pakistan's prime minister, Imran Khan, said he will release a captured Indian pilot as a “peace gesture” but warned India against escalating the situation. Tensions over the disputed territory of Kashmir have reignited recently. Also, floodwaters in California are slowly receding after the Russian River burst its banks overnight, partly submerging homes and businesses.
How ‘overreach’ by Trump and Kim set summit up for failure
Feb 28, 2019 7:42
Talks fell apart between President Trump and Kim Jong Un at their second summit this week in Hanoi. Although Trump characterized the meeting’s tone as “very friendly” despite an early end, it nonetheless failed to achieve any of the administration’s stated goals. Judy Woodruff talks to Jung Pak of the Brookings Institution and Frank Jannuzi, president of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation.
The ‘stunning’ details Cohen offered about Trump’s business
Feb 28, 2019 7:29
During a public hearing before the House Oversight Committee, former Trump attorney Michael Cohen discussed the president’s personal, political and financial affairs. William Brangham talks to The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold and Andrea Bernstein, co-host of the podcast "Trump, Inc.," about "startling" details of Trump's business and why Congress might want to talk to Allen Weisselberg.
Unprecedented Netanyahu indictment roils Israeli election
Feb 28, 2019 4:05
Israel’s attorney general has recommended indictment for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over allegations of corruption. But Netanyahu is denying the accusations and characterizing the move as a political tactic timed to diminish his prospects in an upcoming election, which could grant him a fourth term. John Yang reports.
How the House passed the first major gun bill in a generation
Feb 28, 2019 4:57
The House has passed its first major gun control legislation in decades, as the Democratic majority sends two bills related to background checks for gun buyers on to the Senate. A Republican majority there is unlikely to approve either measure, but their progress to date reflects how Democrats are pushing for gun change in the wake of more mass shootings. Judy Woodruff talks to Lisa Desjardins.
Why these House Democrats think Medicare for All is the best path for U.S. health care
Feb 28, 2019 8:22
In the U.S., health care costs continue to rise, insurance is more difficult to obtain and millions lack access to care entirely. As a result, some House Democrats want to implement a single-payer, universal coverage system in which all costs are paid by the federal government. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., talks to Amna Nawaz about the benefits of expanding Medicare for all Americans.
How economic inequality might affect a society’s well-being
Feb 28, 2019 8:23
Economic inequality is a major theme in the American political dialogue. As the country’s wealthiest people continually become richer at the expense of the poor, some research suggests they may actually become less happy and healthy. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the nuanced data and the challenges of evaluating a society’s well-being.
Remembering versatile musician Andre Previn
Feb 28, 2019 1:23
Andre Previn was a composer, conductor and performer who played jazz with greats Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Carter. He also earned Academy Awards for his musical contributions to films such as “Gigi” and “My Fair Lady.” Married five times, including to Mia Farrow, Previn died at age 89.
Cohen calls Trump ‘a conman’ and ‘a cheat’
Feb 27, 2019 3:18
In public testimony before the House Oversight Committee, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen said some of his past offenses were “for the benefit of, at the direction of, and in coordination with” President Trump. He also called his former boss a conman, racist and cheat but said he had no "direct evidence" of Trump's campaign colluding with Russia.
Committee GOP say ‘pathological’ Cohen has no credibility
Feb 27, 2019 1:10
During Michael Cohen's public, televised congressional testimony Wednesday, Republicans were quick to attack his credibility. They questioned Cohen about his decade of loyalty to President Trump, whether he was disgruntled over not getting a White House job and why he submitted fraudulent documents. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., said Cohen is “pathological" and that "no one should ever listen" to him.
What new information came out of Cohen hearing?
Feb 27, 2019 4:31
The testimony of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen in front of the House Oversight Committee produced plenty of material. Lisa Desjardins, who attended the hearing, and Yamiche Alcindor join Judy Woodruff to discuss the day’s key takeaways, including House Republican and White House attacks on Cohen as not trustworthy and Cohen's argument that Trump ran for president solely to enrich himself.
Cohen accuses Trump of inaccurately reporting finances to IRS, banks
Feb 27, 2019 5:51
In his congressional testimony on Wednesday, Michael Cohen produced evidence of hush money paid to porn actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, to keep her from revealing an affair with President Trump. Cohen also accused the president of inflating his financial assets during dealings with banks but under-reporting them to the IRS. Judy Woodruff talks to Lisa Desjardins for more.
Why Cohen’s answers on Russia could pose potential legal problems for Trump
Feb 27, 2019 4:17
During his appearance before the House Oversight Committee, Michael Cohen was questioned about possible ties between the president and Russia, as well as Trump’s relationship with Roger Stone. Yamiche Alcindor talks to Judy Woodruff about the significance of the information Cohen relayed and whether any of it could pose a potential legal problem for the president.
In Hanoi, Trump looks to develop a ‘phased’ North Korean denuclearization
Feb 27, 2019 5:45
Last June's summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un marked the first time a sitting U.S. president met a North Korean leader. Now the two are convening in Vietnam, whose economic resurgence U.S. officials hope can serve as an incentive for North Korea to prioritize cooperation with the U.S. Judy Woodruff talks to Nick Schifrin, who is reporting from Hanoi, about the summit's policy goals.
News Wrap: Violence continues between India and Pakistan over Kashmir
Feb 27, 2019 4:45
In our news wrap Wednesday, Pakistan said it shot down two Indian warplanes and captured one pilot amid escalating tensions over Kashmir; India said it lost a single plane and pilot. Pakistan’s prime minister called for “dialogue” between the two nuclear-armed nations. Plus, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari appealed for unity a day after winning a second term in Africa’s largest democracy.
Louis Armstrong archive brings musician’s influence into the modern era
Feb 24, 2019 11:29
Louis Armstrong, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, left behind a vast trove of materials including collages, scrapbooks, and audio recordings when he died in 1971. The Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens digitized its archive and is building a new campus to make his materials more accessible and to carry the Armstrong legacy to new generations. Megan Thompson reports.
Mexico tries new approach to asylum-seekers at the border
Feb 24, 2019 3:28
On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on a resolution to stop President Trump’s national emergency declaration to fund construction of walls and barriers on the border with Mexico. But what is actually happening at the border? Hari Sreenivasan spoke with Texas Tribune reporter Julián Aguilar about Mexico’s handling of asylum seekers and the much talked about caravans.
On Oscar day, science meets climate change at the movies
Feb 24, 2019 3:42
Disaster movies don’t often get Oscar nods, but they are getting attention from climate change scientists. Kate Marvel, an associate research scientist at Columbia University co-hosts a new podcast called ‘Anthropocinema’ where science meets movies. Marvel joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss what Hollywood gets right and wrong about climate.
Nigerian nun rebukes Catholic Church during Vatican sex abuse summit
Feb 23, 2019 4:48
Strong criticism and admissions of cover-ups marked the third day of the Vatican summit on sexual abuse. Prominent Nigerian nun Veronica Openibo said the Catholic Church has reached a “disgraceful and scandalous place” and a German Cardinal admitted some files on abusers were destroyed. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay joins Hari Sreenivasan from Rome with reaction.
Violence at the Venezuelan border, humanitarian aid blocked
Feb 23, 2019 6:37
The Venezuelan National Guard clashed with protesters on Saturday and humanitarian aid was blocked from entering the country from Colombia and Brazil. For the latest on Venezuela's continuing political crisis, Hari Sreenivasan spoke with special correspondent Nadja Drost from Urena, Venezuela and The New York Times' Nicholas Casey from Cucuta, Colombia.
New York moves to regulate a ‘likely human carcinogen’ in drinking water
Feb 23, 2019 9:45
New York state is proposing the country’s first firm limit on a chemical found in drinking water in heavy concentrations in some Long Island, New York communities. 1,4-dioxane has been labeled a “likely human carcinogen” by the EPA, but is not currently regulated in drinking water at the federal level. Hari Sreenivasan reports in this follow-up to our 2017 story.
How the Pentagon plans to fund Trump’s border wall, as House tries to block it
Feb 22, 2019 3:40
On Friday, House Democrats took a first step toward terminating President Trump’s national emergency declaration. Some 226 representatives, including a Republican, signed onto a resolution from Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, to block the move. Meanwhile, Pentagon officials briefed congressional staffers on how they might implement the president’s wall order. Lisa Desjardins updates Judy Woodruff.
News Wrap: Trump to bar federally funded clinics from making abortion referrals
Feb 22, 2019 6:00
In our Friday news wrap, the Trump administration announced it will bar federally funded family-planning clinics from referring women for abortions. Abortion opponents applauded the move, while abortion rights advocates condemned it. Also, R&B star R. Kelly will face multiple counts of aggravated sexual abuse. He was charged in Chicago for crimes involving victims between 13 and 17 years old.
After announcing full withdrawal, Trump says U.S. will keep hundreds of troops in Syria
Feb 22, 2019 4:09
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Friday that a few hundred American troops may stay in Syria as a stabilizing force after the majority of U.S. forces withdraw. Still, American allies fear that ISIS will have the capability to create a powerful insurgency as U.S. presence in Syria recedes. Nick Schifrin talks to Judy Woodruff about President Trump's new plan and the reaction to it.
Why Venezuela’s Chavistas are fiercely loyal to Maduro, despite economic crisis
Feb 22, 2019 8:02
Violence has broken out in Venezuela as opposition groups, led by Juan Guaido, attempt to bring in foreign aid against the will of President Nicolas Maduro. Despite international support for Guaido, a fiercely loyal minority of Venezuelans known as Chavistas are determined to keep Maduro in power -- and the U.S. out. Special correspondent Nadja Drost and videographer Bruno Federico report.
Labor secretary under fire as disturbing Epstein details continue to emerge
Feb 22, 2019 6:54
A federal judge ruled Thursday that prosecutors led by current Labor Secretary Alex Acosta broke the law when he was U.S. attorney in Florida. Acosta's team allegedly concealed a plea agreement from more than 30 underage victims who had been sexually abused by billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. Amna Nawaz talks to Julie Brown of the Miami Herald about the troubling details she heard from victims.
Shields and Brooks on Trump declaration, Bernie Sanders’ 2020 bid
Feb 22, 2019 12:30
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze the week in politics, including how Congress is reacting to President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency over immigration, the 2020 candidacy of Bernie Sanders and whether democratic socialism is becoming mainstream.
‘Moonlight’ writer hopes audiences leave his new play ‘full of questions’
Feb 22, 2019 6:23
The hit Broadway play “Choir Boy” chronicles an African-American prep school and its star pupil, the choir boy, who happens to be gay. Written by Tarell McCraney, a MacArthur Fellowship recipient, the play explores themes not often addressed publicly within the black community or outside it. Jeffrey Brown sits down with McCraney to discuss what it means to bring important voices to the stage.
How The HistoryMakers strives to share the African-American experience
Feb 22, 2019 3:55
This weekend, many PBS stations will air “An Evening with Ken Chenault,” a special about the man who was chairman and CEO of American Express for 17 years. It was created by The HistoryMakers, a Chicago-based oral history project collecting the stories of African-Americans from all around the world. Jeffrey Brown previews the special with HistoryMakers founder Julieanna L. Richardson.
News Wrap: Pope Francis opens historic summit on sex abuse
Feb 21, 2019 4:53
In our news wrap Thursday, Pope Francis opened a landmark Vatican summit on the Catholic Church’s clerical sex abuse crisis. Some 190 bishops and other leaders listened as he shared 21 proposals for specific action. Meanwhile, a federal judge in Washington imposed a full gag order on Roger Stone in response to an Instagram photo he posted of the judge with apparent crosshairs next to her head.
Smollett case appears to unravel, as police file charges
Feb 21, 2019 8:07
Nearly three weeks after claiming he was the victim of a violent racist and homophobic attack, “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with disorderly conduct and filing a false police report. If convicted, the 36-year-old actor faces up to three years in prison and could be forced to pay the cost of the nearly month-long investigation. Amna Nawaz talks to Derrick Clifton of NBC News.
‘Fantasies of violence’ motivated Coast Guard officer with weapons stockpile
Feb 21, 2019 5:22
Christopher Paul Hasson, a Coast Guard officer and self-proclaimed white supremacist, is facing drug and weapons charges after federal agents discovered a stockpile of firearms and ammunition at his Maryland home. Also found was a list of his apparent targets, including Democratic politicians and journalists. Amna Nawaz talks to the Anti-Defamation League's Oren Segal about the threat.
Do-over election in N.C. congressional district requires new primaries
Feb 21, 2019 4:14
A new election has been ordered in a North Carolina congressional race still contested after more than three months. The decision follows four days of hearings on alleged voting fraud by an operative working for Republican candidate Mark Harris. Numerous witnesses testified that McCrae Dowless illegally collected absentee ballots. Judy Woodruff talks to NPR's Miles Parks about what happens next.
Why Andrew McCabe sees the president as a threat
Feb 21, 2019 15:01
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has published a new book that includes some stunning allegations about President Trump -- including that he is the "most prolific liar" McCabe has ever encountered, despite decades of dealing with sophisticated criminals. McCabe sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss why FBI investigations aren't political and whether he plans to sue over his termination.
Wisconsin nonprofit seeks to better connect U.S. farmers with their Mexican employees
Feb 21, 2019 7:32
Mexicans who come to the U.S. seeking employment often leave their loved ones and culture behind. In Wisconsin, a nonprofit helps connect American farmers with their migrant employees through language and cultural education. Some of the farmers travel to Mexico to visit the families of their workers -- who can't risk the trip home themselves. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
Who holds the power in potential U.S.-China trade war?
Feb 21, 2019 5:25
With trade negotiations between the U.S. and China now in high gear, President Trump has suggested he might delay the latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods, currently scheduled to take effect March 1. Paul Solman reports on the disadvantages China faces in these trade negotiations, what options the country may have to retaliate and why trade wars can be "very, very stupid" maneuvers.
News Wrap: Mueller’s Russia investigation may be complete
Feb 20, 2019 6:34
In our news wrap Wednesday, various news organizations report that the special counsel’s office may be ready to present its findings in the Russia investigation. A report would go first to Attorney General William Barr, who would submit a summary to Congress. Democrats want the report made public. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the U.S. against deploying new missiles in Europe.
As historic summit on church sex abuse begins, critics say pope’s credibility is at risk
Feb 20, 2019 7:37
On Thursday, Pope Francis opens a historic four-day summit on clerical sex abuse in the Catholic Church, following a year of explosive allegations from Catholic dioceses around the world. Although the pope has vowed not to tolerate misconduct or its concealment moving forward, critics say he isn’t doing enough -- and that his legacy is at risk. Special correspondent Christopher Livesay reports.
Unanimous Supreme Court decision limits states’ ability to seize personal property
Feb 20, 2019 4:07
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday to limit civil forfeiture laws allowing law enforcement to seize property from those suspected of committing a crime. In the unanimous decision, the high court sided with a low-level drug offender who argued that the seizure of his $42,000 Land Rover by law enforcement was an excessive fine. Amna Nawaz talks to the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle for more.
Where Democratic presidential candidates stand on health care reform
Feb 20, 2019 7:51
Health care continues to be a major issue on Americans' minds, and as Democratic presidential candidates launch their campaigns, it's also a policy priority for them. Lisa Desjardins reports on the contenders' various proposals and talks to Dylan Scott of Vox about terminology and branding, political calculations and how Americans view an expanded government role in health care.
ISIS affiliate expands territory in West Africa
Feb 17, 2019 4:26
While President Trump is declaring military victory over ISIS in Syria, an Islamic terrorist group in West Africa is gaining territory in northeast Nigeria and surrounding countries. Wall Street Journal reporter Drew Hinshaw joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the how the Islamic State West Africa Province is growing as counter-terrorism efforts in the region decline.
How Venezuela’s political crisis began and what’s next
Feb 17, 2019 6:01
The U.S. and dozens of other countries are pressuring Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to resign and allow Juan Guaido to take over. Monday, President Trump is expected to address the escalating political crisis in Venezuela during a speech in Florida. How did the crisis begin and what’s next in the region? Columbia University's Christopher Sabatini joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
Academy Award-nominated film ‘End Game’ examines end-of-life care
Feb 17, 2019 6:45
The Academy Award-nominated documentary "End Game" looks at different approaches in palliative care for people with terminal illness. The film follows medical practitioners, patients, and their families, as they tackle the difficult questions that arise during end-of-life care. NewsHour Weekend's Hari Sreenivasan sat down with the film's directors, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, to learn more.
Pope sends ‘signal’ by defrocking ex-cardinal for sexual abuse
Feb 16, 2019 4:57
Pope Francis has defrocked ex-Cardinal and Archbishop Theodore McCarrick after officials at the Vatican found him guilty of sexually abusing both minors and adults.The announcement made Saturday comes less than a week before international church leaders meet to address the sexual abuse crisis in the church. Rev. James Martin, editor-at-large for America magazine, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
Violent protests in Haiti may mean a humanitarian crisis
Feb 16, 2019 4:32
Violent protests in Haiti against the government are threatening the country with a humanitarian crisis. President Jovenel Moïse is refusing to resign, there is mounting debt, and allegations of corruption. Both the U.S. and Canada are warning citizens not to travel to haiti and some tourists are stranded there. Miami Herald reporter Jacqueline Charles updates Hari Sreenivasan on the situation
On the front lines: One doctor’s decades-long fight to heal Haiti
Feb 16, 2019 10:12
A devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti created an unprecedented health crisis that led the U.S. to grant Haitians Temporary Protected Status. But with the Trump administration's plan to eliminate TPS, 60,000 Haitians living in the U.S. may be deported. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano reports on one doctor's efforts to confront Haiti's health challenges amid a possible influx of deportees.
Which funding sources does Trump plan to use for wall money?
Feb 15, 2019 6:05
President Trump declared a national emergency Friday over immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border, so he can redirect billions of dollars to build additional sections of wall there. Trump plans to take roughly $6 billion from the Defense Department and millions from other sources. Judy Woodruff talks to Yamiche Alcindor about expected legal challenges and why the president's data is problematic.
News Wrap: Upon court order, ICE stops force-feeding 2 detained asylum seekers
Feb 15, 2019 4:24
In our news wrap Friday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has stopped force-feeding two asylum seekers at an El Paso detention center who had been on a hunger strike. Also, the top Pentagon official says the U.S. will not abandon the fight against ISIS, despite plans to leave Syria. In Germany, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the U.S. will “continue to support” the coalition.
California attorney general calls Trump’s national emergency ‘reckless’
Feb 15, 2019 4:31
Several states and organizations are preparing legal challenges to President Trump’s national emergency declaration over immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border. One of them is California, whose attorney general, Xavier Becerra, talks to Amna Nawaz about why Trump’s “reckless” action inappropriately reallocates taxpayer money, is without precedent and could violate the Constitution.
Kobach: Illegal immigration constitutes emergency under ‘extraordinarily broad’ act
Feb 15, 2019 5:26
Although some Republicans have criticized President Trump's national emergency declaration, others endorse it. One of them is Kris Kobach, former Kansas secretary of state, who talks to Amna Nawaz about the “extraordinarily broad” nature of the National Emergencies Act, why a wall is a "force multiplier" and how we don’t know the true volume of illegal drugs coming across the U.S.-Mexico border.
What should happen to thousands of foreign ISIS fighters?
Feb 15, 2019 4:47
In Syria, U.S.-backed Kurdish forces are retaking the final territory of the Islamic State. As the caliphate dissolves, however, what will happen to the 40,000 foreign fighters who joined the terror group’s ranks over the past few years? Many of them have been detained, but the path for prosecuting them, and preventing them from driving an ISIS resurgence, remains unclear. Nick Schifrin reports.
Why Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg believes he’d make a good president
Feb 15, 2019 7:41
Pete Buttigieg, Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, recently announced he has formed an exploratory committee to consider a run for the presidency in 2020. Only 37 years old and with no federal government experience, Buttigieg might seem an unlikely candidate. He sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss tax policy, his new book and why he believes his generation's voices aren't being heard.
Shields and Brooks on Trump’s national emergency, Democratic platform shift
Feb 15, 2019 11:28
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to analyze the week in politics, including the president’s national emergency declaration, how congressional Republicans are reacting to it, the 2020 presidential field and whether Democrats are pushing their platform too far to the left.
Oscar nominee Regina King says ‘Beale Street’ a reminder of black resilience
Feb 15, 2019 6:32
Set in New York City in the 1970s, “If Beale Street Could Talk” is the film adaptation of a James Baldwin novel about Tish and Fonny, a devoted young couple almost torn apart by racism and wrongful imprisonment. Jeffrey Brown sits down with actress Regina King to discuss her Oscar-nominated performance as Tish's mother in the film, pledging to work with women and the hardest thing about parenting.
Trump and Congress gear up for a fight over national emergency plan
Feb 14, 2019 8:13
Congress is preparing to send a government funding package that contains a compromise on allocations for border security to President Trump, who has announced his intention to sign the bill. However, Trump also plans to declare a national emergency in order to access additional money for a border wall. Judy Woodruff talks to Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor about what comes next.
News Wrap: Pence blasts European allies over Iran nuclear deal
Feb 14, 2019 5:53
In our news wrap Thursday, Vice President Pence criticized European allies for staying in the Iran nuclear deal, saying they were intending to break U.S. sanctions against Iran. His remarks came at a conference discussing peace and stability in the Middle East. Also, the Senate confirmed William Barr as attorney general. He previously served in the role under former President George H.W. Bush.
Why Trump’s national emergency plan could present a ‘major constitutional test’
Feb 14, 2019 7:51
After signing a congressional funding bill, President Trump plans to declare a national emergency to obtain additional money for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. But would such an executive action be lawful? Judy Woodruff speaks with former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta about who decides what constitutes a national emergency and whether the president is attempting to circumvent Congress.
In upcoming interview, McCabe describes ‘panic’ at DOJ after Comey firing
Feb 14, 2019 6:38
Andrew McCabe, former acting FBI director, says in an upcoming interview he feared President Trump would undermine the investigation into Russian election interference once Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. John Yang talks to NPR’s Carrie Johnson about McCabe’s claims of “panic and alarm” in the Justice Department, Trump’s reaction and the latest revelations in the special counsel’s probe.
Parkland teacher who survived shooting calls arming faculty ‘asinine’
Feb 14, 2019 12:11
Thursday marked the first anniversary of a deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Across the country, Americans paused to observe a moment of silence in honor of the 17 lives lost in the tragedy. Amna Nawaz talks to Sarah Lerner, one of the teachers at school during the crisis, about how she has coped and why having a gun wouldn't have helped her.
Political, business dynamics prompt ‘stunning reversal’ on Amazon NYC headquarters
Feb 14, 2019 8:48
Amazon abruptly announced Thursday that it will not build a headquarters in New York, after some local politicians expressed strong opposition toward the company’s plan. The “stunning reversal” is a major blow to the politicians who helped broker the deal, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Judy Woodruff talks to J. David Goodman of The New York Times.
On Valentine’s Day, a dating coach’s advice for modern love
Feb 14, 2019 2:46
Matthew Hussey is a dating coach, columnist and New York Times bestselling author. In today's world of apps and short attention spans, Hussey says being "more demanding" can actually lead to greater success. On this Valentine’s Day, Hussey shares his brief but spectacular take on modern love and romance.
Congress scrambles to iron out complicated funding legislation
Feb 13, 2019 7:38
Congressional negotiators revealed more about a proposed funding deal Wednesday, but President Trump has yet to indicate whether he'll sign it. With just two days left before a second government shutdown would take effect, the pressure is on to hammer out the legislation's details. Judy Woodruff talks to Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor about potential sticking points and "political theater."
News Wrap: House votes to limit U.S. involvement in Yemen
Feb 13, 2019 6:21
In our news wrap Wednesday, the House rebuked President Trump by voting to limit U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen. The measure would end U.S. military assistance for a Saudi-led bombing campaign against Iranian-backed rebels. Plus, as President Trump seeks to up the pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the House Foreign Affairs Committee chair criticized Trump's "saber rattling."
Senate Republican signals opening for contractor back pay, in critical hour of negotiation
Feb 13, 2019 7:30
While a tentative bipartisan agreement exists to fund the government and avoid a second shutdown, more work must be accomplished quickly to meet Friday's deadline. Senate Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., talks to Judy Woodruff about the outlook for President Trump to sign the bill if it passes and whether Republicans would support back pay for federal contractors affected by the shutdown.
Democrat-led cities and states move toward universal health care on their own terms
Feb 13, 2019 9:11
Health care continues to be a top political issue. While some congressional Democrats consider universal health coverage, state and local governments are already pushing ahead with proposals to corral costs and broaden access to care, including for the undocumented. Special correspondent Sarah Varney shares stories from California and New York, two states pursuing ambitious health care agendas.
Where the Democratic candidates stand in the race to 2020
Feb 10, 2019 4:02
NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield puts the week in politics into perspective -- from the lack of moderate or self-identified centrists in the Democratic presidential race so far, to what the blackface controversy in Virginia says about race relations in America. Also, one of the stories you might have missed--what the current farm economy may mean for President Trump.
Returning to the small town that Walmart left behind
Feb 10, 2019 8:05
For nearly 20 years retailers in downtown Winnsboro, South Carolina struggled to compete with Walmart's cheap products and one-stop shopping. As we reported in 2016, Walmart closed its supercenter there three years ago, one of 154 stores it shuttered across the country that year. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker returned to see what life after Walmart is like for the small American town.
Consumers may lose protections in proposed payday lending changes
Feb 10, 2019 4:27
In a major win for the payday lending industry which gives quick loans at exorbitant interest rates, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing changes to regulations that protect borrowers from being trapped in long-term debt. Ken Sweet, Associated Press’ business reporter, joins Hari Sreenivasan for more.
The tense U.S.-Iran relationship, 40 years after the Islamic Revolution
Feb 9, 2019 5:17
This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Iranian revolution when Ayatollah Khomeini returned to establish an Islamic republic and toppled the U.S.-backed regime of the Shah. Suzanne Maloney of the Brookings Institution joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the history of U.S.-Iran relations, Iran’s economy, and what’s next.
Border wall funds debated by Congressional committee
Feb 9, 2019 4:13
A bipartisan group of Congress members working on a deal to avoid another partial government shutdown next Friday are still negotiating some major issues including the funding amount for increased border security and number of detention beds. Annie Karni of the New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan for an update on the talks.
Modern construction in Rome yields ancient discoveries
Feb 9, 2019 5:08
Work on Rome’s new state-of-the-art subway line near the Colosseum has been plagued by delays, but it’s also unearthed a surprise treasure trove of thousands of artifacts, including a Roman military barracks and an ancient home with more than a dozen rooms featuring frescoes, mosaic floors, and other decorations that are nearly intact. NewsHour Weekend Special correspondent Christopher Livesay reports.
Frustration erupts on both sides at Whitaker’s House testimony
Feb 8, 2019 1:59
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker insisted Friday he hasn’t “interfered in any way” in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. His much-anticipated testimony came before a contentious hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, now led by Democrats. Lisa Desjardins reports.
News Wrap: Supreme Court blocks La. law restricting abortion providers
Feb 8, 2019 6:30
In our Friday news wrap, the Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a Louisiana law that would have required abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, which abortion rights advocates say is an effort to shut down clinics. Meanwhile, U.S. humanitarian aid headed for Venezuela arrived at a Colombian border city.
Why Bezos’ accusations against the National Enquirer are a ‘big deal’
Feb 8, 2019 7:42
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is accusing the National Enquirer of extortion and blackmail. Bezos says its parent company, AMI, tried to deter him from investigating how the tabloid obtained intimate photos of his extramarital affair. The New York Times' Jim Rutenberg tells Amna Nawaz about AMI CEO David Pecker's relationship with President Trump and how Bezos' ownership of the Washington Post factors in.
Remembering iconic Michigan lawmaker Rep. John Dingell
Feb 8, 2019 2:46
Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., passed away Thursday at the age of 92. He was the longest-tenured member of Congress, serving for nearly 60 years before retiring in 2015. The son of a 12-term congressman, Dingell was known as a dealmaker particularly passionate about healthcare reform, which his father had proposed in the 1940s. Judy Woodruff looks back at his long and prolific career in the House.
Saudi crown prince threatened to harm Khashoggi in 2017, says New York Times
Feb 8, 2019 5:12
The New York Times reports U.S. intelligence recorded Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman saying in 2017 that he would “use a bullet” on Jamal Khashoggi if the journalist didn't stop criticizing the Saudi government. Meanwhile, Congress is "furious" over the Trump administration's response to Khashoggi's murder. Nick Schifrin talks to Lisa Desjardins and Times reporter Mark Mazzetti.
This grieving family wants pharmaceutical companies held accountable for opioid deaths
Feb 8, 2019 9:36
An estimated 400,000 Americans have died as a result of opioid use. But grieving families say the national response to the health crisis is inadequate. In her coverage of the epidemic, Associated Press reporter Claire Galofaro profiled Cheryl Juaire, who lost her son to a heroin overdose in 2011. Galofaro and Juaire talk to William Brangham about how they are trying to increase opioid awareness.
Shields and Brooks on Virginia turmoil, Supreme Court abortion ruling
Feb 8, 2019 11:21
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze the week in politics, including chaos at the highest levels of Virginia government, the effectiveness of congressional investigations, the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling and the legacy of Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich.
Singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves on using music as an escape
Feb 8, 2019 7:25
Country music singer and songwriter Kacey Musgraves is nominated for four awards at this weekend's 61st annual Grammy Awards. Just 30 years old, the Texas-born musician is enjoying her journey in the music industry -- and doing it on her own terms. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Musgraves to discuss how she wants to defy expectations for both the country music genre and herself.
News Wrap: House panel debates forcing Trump to disclose his tax returns
Feb 7, 2019 6:27
In our news wrap Thursday, a House Oversight Panel is reviewing whether President Trump should be forced to disclose his tax returns. Meanwhile, the House Judiciary Committee approved a tentative subpoena for acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker after he said would not testify before Congress about the Russia probe unless the subpoena was dropped.
Virginia political turmoil leads to moment of reckoning for Democrats
Feb 7, 2019 10:03
With two Virginia state leaders admitting to wearing blackface and another accused of sexual assault, Democrats are debating not only a change in leadership but what their party stands for. Amna Nawaz is joined by Washington Post reporter Eugene Scott and Harvard University historian Leah Wright Rigueur to discuss this moment of reckoning in American politics.
Is the U.S. entering a new arms race with Russia?
Feb 7, 2019 8:42
The U.S. has withdrawn from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, saying Russia was violating the arms control deal that dates back to the Cold War. Now, Russia plans begin to building mid-range nuclear missiles. Nick Schifrin speaks with Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Andrea Thompson about whether the U.S. can avoid a new arms race.
Why Democrats say the U.S. needs a Green New Deal to combat climate change
Feb 7, 2019 6:40
Democrats on Thursday introduced what they are calling the Green New Deal. The plan would require the U.S. government to reduce carbon emissions by overhauling how we get around, how we power our buildings and how we grow our food. William Brangham speaks to Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., who is co-sponsoring the resolution with freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York.
How an economist’s idea to create kidney transplant chains has saved lives
Feb 7, 2019 9:55
What happens if you need a kidney transplant and don’t know someone who is a biological match? A Nobel prize-winning economist has a solution: transplant chains. Donors agree to give to a stranger in exchange for a kidney for their loved one, but it has to start with someone willing to give without getting anything in return. Paul Solman has the story of two donors who volunteered to do just that.
How a culture of secrecy covered up the abuse of nuns in the Catholic Church
Feb 7, 2019 6:14
Pope Francis is publicly acknowledging for the first time that clergymen have sexually abused nuns. Private reports that were sent to top Vatican officials, but not publicly reported on until much later, indicate the abuse goes as far back as the 1990s. John Yang speaks to Associated Press reporter Nicole Winfield about why it took so long for the accusations to come to light.
Caroline Clark’s brief but spectacular take on using technology to speak
Feb 7, 2019 4:18
Caroline Clark was diagnosed as deaf at the age of two. Born into a hearing family, she reflects on her relationship to words and how she turned to technology to help her speak. Clark now works with the Baker Institute, providing speech therapy for children, and offers her brief but spectacular take on being deaf.
News Wrap: Iraqi president objects to Trump’s comments on monitoring Iran
Feb 4, 2019 4:24
In our Monday news wrap, Iraqi President Barham Salih slammed President Trump for suggesting U.S. troops might stay in Iraq to monitor Iran, saying Iraq had not been consulted about the possibility and that U.S. troops are in Salih’s country solely to fight extremist groups. Meanwhile, leaders from 10 European Union states backed opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president.
The racist role of blackface in American society
Feb 4, 2019 12:07
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam now says he is not pictured in a 1984 yearbook photo of people in blackface and Ku Klux Klan costumes, although he admits he wore blackface on a separate occasion. Regardless, he is facing calls to resign. Yamiche Alcindor talks to Duke University’s Mark Anthony Neal and The Atlantic's Vann Newkirk about the role of blackface in America's fraught racial history.
Scotland’s Sturgeon on why failure to reach a Brexit deal would be ‘catastrophic’
Feb 4, 2019 9:51
The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union in just seven weeks but still has no plan for the departure. In fact, Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's first minister, says the UK is “not remotely prepared” to extricate itself from the EU. Sturgeon sits down with Amna Nawaz to discuss the dire implications of a so-called hard Brexit and why she is advocating for a new Scottish independence vote.
Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Northam scandal, State of the Union expectations
Feb 4, 2019 9:11
NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter from the Cook Political Report join Lisa Desjardins to discuss the week’s political news, including a call from Democratic leaders for Gov. Ralph Northam to resign, the broader implications of the Northam scandal for our American conversation on race and what to expect from President Trump’s State of the Union address.
Why New England Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick is football’s ‘greatest tactician’
Feb 4, 2019 5:33
The New England Patriots have won their sixth Super Bowl. It was a contest between the oldest coach-quarterback duo, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, and the youngest, the Los Angeles Rams’ Sean McVay and Jason Goff. It was also the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever. John Yang talks to Washington Posts sports columnist Sally Jenkins about the detailed discipline of the Belichick-Brady "perfect storm."
At Washington’s Arena Stage, a dramatic interpretation of Vladimir Putin’s rise
Feb 4, 2019 5:44
A new play showing at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., chronicles the rise of a young Vladimir Putin to power in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union. "Kleptocracy," written by Kenneth Lin, offers a glimpse into Putin’s confrontation with oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky and explores what might have happened if Russian power had fallen into different hands. Jeffrey Brown reports.
Author Dani Shapiro on the power and danger of family secrets
Feb 4, 2019 3:13
After taking a DNA test on a whim, author Dani Shapiro discovered that her beloved late father had not been, in fact, her biological parent. She had been conceived using a sperm donor, and as was common at the time, the real story of her conception was kept secret. Shapiro shares her humble opinion on why not knowing the truth can cause more pain, rather than less.
Calls for Virginia governor’s resignation grow
Feb 3, 2019 6:12
Two days after a racist yearbook photo emerged, Ralph Northam, Virginia’s Democratic governor, refuses to resign even as members of his own party demand he step down. In his press conference on Saturday, Northam denied being in the photo. Judith Browne Dianis of Advancement Project, a national civil rights organization and Richmond- based radio host Roben Farzad join Megan Thompson for discussion.
Earth’s most massive living thing is struggling to survive
Feb 3, 2019 5:42
What looks like 47,000 separate trees spread out over 106 acres in Utah are actually all offshoots from a single, massive Aspen tree root. It’s known as Pando and it is believed to be the largest living organism on Earth. But scientists say that overgrazing by deer and elk is now threatening Pando's survival. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports.
As U.S. cedes leadership on climate, China steps up
Feb 3, 2019 4:51
Since taking office, President Trump has withdrawn the U.S. from the Paris accord, questioned climate science, and sought cuts to clean energy research. Meanwhile, China has become the world's biggest investor in green technology. In a new book, "Will China Save the Planet?" Natural Resources Defense Council's Barbara Finamore argues China could become the world's next leader climate change.
Virginia governor denies he is in racist photo, refuses to resign
Feb 3, 2019 4:37
Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam reversed course on Saturday and denied he is one of the people in a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook. Despite demands for his resignation from members of his own party, Northam said he would not step down. Annie Linskey, a reporter for The Washington Post, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Richmond, Virginia to discuss.
As pressure mounts in Venezuela, military support helps Maduro hold power
Feb 2, 2019 4:45
Thousands of people took to the streets as president Nicolas Maduro and his rival and self-proclaimed leader of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, held competing rallies in Caracas. Even though Guaido enjoys support from countries including the U.S., the Venezuelan military continues to support Maduro. Joshua Goodman of the Associated Press joins Hari Sreenivasan.
Bringing new cuisines, building structures, refugees rebuild American cities
Feb 2, 2019 5:28
Throughout the country, refugees have rebuilt and revitalized many small cities and towns that are facing slowing economies and declining populations. Adam Bedient, whose film “Mahira Patkovich: A Refugee Rises” highlights the impact of Bosnian refugees in Utica, NY and Andrew Lim of New American Economy, a bipartisan research and advocacy organization for immigration reform join Hari Sreenivasan for more.
Italy’s government targets town known for taking in migrants
Feb 2, 2019 6:51
For 20 years, the small Italian town of Riace has been a beacon for several thousand immigrants from around the world. But Italy's new populist government has recently lodged charges against the town's longtime mayor for aiding illegal migration, and is cutting off funds to refugees who have bolstered Riace's population. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports.
News Wrap: Trump says ‘good chance’ of declaring emergency over border wall
Feb 1, 2019 5:28
In our Friday news wrap, President Trump says he’s closer to declaring a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, a move that could let him use defense and other funds to build a physical wall there. Also, the Midwest's brutal cold blast has finally begun to subside. Weekend temperatures may rise 80 degrees from extreme recent lows, which caused widespread disruption and at least 25 deaths.
Critics say U.S. withdrawal from INF could spark a new arms race with Russia
Feb 1, 2019 5:01
The U.S. announced Friday it's withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or INF, due to Russia's alleged violation of its terms. Russia counters that the U.S. is the one breaking the pact. If the two countries can't come to an agreement, they risk backtracking on a deal that helped ease Cold War tensions. Nick Schifrin reports on whether the move could spark a new arms race.
How growth in manufacturing jobs drove January’s strong economic results
Feb 1, 2019 6:25
The U.S. economy added 304,000 jobs in January, according to new economic survey data. Although the government shutdown pushed the unemployment rate higher, the payroll report shows that hiring was much stronger than expected. John Yang talks to Neil Irwin of The New York Times and Danielle Paquette of The Washington Post about what the numbers mean and why manufacturing jobs are so important.
Sec. Azar on how new proposal ‘brings transparency’ to drug pricing
Feb 1, 2019 9:24
A new rule bans pharmaceutical companies from providing rebates to middlemen and insurers in exchange for choosing their drugs. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar also called on Congress to pass a new prescription drug discount plan that would apply to all patients, even those without government-funded coverage such as Medicare. Sec. Azar joins to Judy Woodruff to discuss the details.
How fallout over Colin Kaepernick’s protest still affects the Super Bowl
Feb 1, 2019 5:30
Two compelling NFL teams will face off in Sunday's Super Bowl, concluding a season that saw TV ratings rebound from several years of decline. But the fallout over Colin Kaepernick’s protests, and the league's response, still lingers. Amna Nawaz talks to Michael Fletcher of ESPN’s The Undefeated about the "troubling racial dynamic" between NFL owners and players and how it affects their fans.
Shields and Brooks on Northam photo scandal, abortion and border standoffs
Feb 1, 2019 13:27
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze the week in politics, including the uproar over a racist photo on the medical school yearbook page of Gov. Ralph Northam, D-Va., the furor erupting over state legislation related to third-trimester abortions, hope for resolving the border wall standoff and the widening 2020 field of presidential candidates.
How self-taught photographer Gordon Parks became a master storyteller
Feb 1, 2019 6:13
Photographer and journalist Gordon Parks used his camera as a tool to help the world understand the experience of African-Americans in the U.S. A current exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, titled "Gordon Parks: The New Tide," examines the first ten years of his career, and exhibit curator Philip Brookman sits down with Jeffrey Brown to share more about the artist's life and work.
Midwest sees all-time low temperatures due to polar vortex
Jan 31, 2019 2:53
Extreme winter weather in the Midwest has left at least 15 people dead. Power outages and extreme stress on utility systems added to worries in Chicago and Detroit, while in Wisconsin, emergency shelters sought to offer the homeless refuge from the cold. A respite from the record-breaking deep freeze is expected this weekend, as the cold air moves east. Amna Nawaz has more on the weather crisis.
News Wrap: At least 15 detained migrants staging hunger strikes, ICE confirms
Jan 31, 2019 4:33
In our Thursday news wrap, President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi faced off over funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump tweeted his frustration toward congressional Democrats, while Pelosi said determining border security policy requires a “cost-benefit analysis.” Also, at least 15 detained migrants are staging hunger strikes, with some being force-fed through nasal tubes.
Why the EU is helping Iran avoid U.S. sanctions
Jan 31, 2019 6:35
U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018 meant that Iran didn't receive some of the billions of dollars of economic benefits it was promised when it entered the agreement. Now, France, Germany and the U.K. have formed a company intended to direct funds and goods to Iran, bypassing U.S. sanctions. Nick Schifrin talks to David O’Sullivan, EU ambassador to the U.S., about their motivation.
Chris Christie on why he would have made a better president than Trump
Jan 31, 2019 8:24
Former Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., was one of many Republican candidates who ran for president in 2016. After pulling out of the race, Christie became a vocal supporter of President Trump, a longtime friend. Christie joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his new book, “Let Me Finish,” which Democratic adversary he thinks Trump should fear in 2020 and why he would have made a better president.
After shutdown, what’s next for border security negotiations
Jan 28, 2019 7:50
Thousands of federal employees went to work Monday for the first time since before Christmas. The 35-day partial government shutdown ended Friday after President Trump signed an agreement to fund closed government agencies for three weeks, while Congress continues to negotiate over border security. But will that be enough? Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor join Amna Nawaz with the latest.
News Wrap: Chinese tech giant Huawei faces U.S. criminal charges
Jan 28, 2019 4:52
In our Monday news wrap, Matthew Whitaker, the acting attorney general, says special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is close to completion. Whitaker said he’s been fully briefed and hopes to receive the final report as soon as possible. Also, Chinese tech giant Huawei now faces U.S. charges of stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile, as well as violating sanctions on Iran.
Rep says ‘it’s possible’ Democrats would support more than $5.7 billion on border security
Jan 28, 2019 6:22
Lawmakers have three weeks to devise a border security plan that will satisfy President Trump, who threatens to declare a national emergency or shut down the government again if they fail. A bipartisan group of 17 legislators will work to draft legislation. One of them, Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., joins Amna Nawaz to discuss evidence-based solutions, the asylum process and humanitarian aid.
U.S. and Taliban peace talks make progress toward ending war in Afghanistan
Jan 28, 2019 10:36
The draft framework of an Afghan peace deal: If the Taliban agree to a cease-fire, working directly with the Afghan government and preventing terror groups from using Afghanistan as a base for planning attacks, U.S. forces will withdraw. John Yang talks to the International Crisis Group’s Laurel Miller and the Center on International Cooperation’s Barnett Rubin about this "complicated" process.
Washington state’s measles outbreak coincides with low rates of immunization
Jan 28, 2019 6:38
Washington state is experiencing an outbreak of measles, with 35 confirmed cases in a single county. The disease's flare-up is reinforcing concerns about insufficient immunization in some communities. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health about why measles remains a serious disease and how to address misinformation within the anti-vaccination movement.
For hundreds of thousands of U.S. asylum seekers, a ‘life in limbo’
Jan 28, 2019 3:38
The U.S. has a backlog of hundreds of thousands of immigration cases. José represents one of them: After fleeing violence in his birth country of Nicaragua, he requested U.S. asylum and passed a credible fear interview. But with a scheduled hearing in immigration court canceled due to the government shutdown, his future here is uncertain. Tomeka Weatherspoon of Houston Public Media has the story.
Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on shutdown fallout, 2020 presidential race
Jan 28, 2019 7:55
NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter from the Cook Political Report join Amna Nawaz to discuss the resolution of the partial government shutdown, what the latest polls show about support for President Trump, new entrants to the 2020 presidential race and Democratic congressional ambitions.
Cindi Leive’s brief but spectacular take on female power
Jan 28, 2019 3:38
Journalist and women’s advocate Cindi Leive was “Glamour” magazine’s editor in chief for 16 years. She reflects on the well-known phenomenon of men interrupting women and engaging in other dismissive treatment, at everyday places of work all the way to the Supreme Court. This is her brief but spectacular take on female power.
Last school year, 4 million students were on lockdown
Jan 27, 2019 4:38
During the last school year, more than 4 million students participated in at least one lockdown, most often in response to a perceived gun or violent threat, a Washington Post report found. And these perceived threats, psychologists say are causing students trauma. Reporter John Woodrow Cox joins Hari Sreenivasan for more.
In South Africa, tribal communities feel threat of titanium mine
Jan 27, 2019 10:06
In South Africa, tribal communities living on the country's famous strip at the Eastern cape called the Wild Coast worry that a proposed multi-million dollar titanium mine will trample their homes. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Martin Seemungal reports.
Ebola patients stranded by violence in Democratic Republic of Congo
Jan 27, 2019 4:12
An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is growing, the World Health Organization said Friday, having killed 436 of more than 700 infected. This region also volatile, where health workers are attacked and armed conflict is preventing emergency responses for treatment. International Rescue Committee’s Stacey Mearns joins Hari Sreenivasan for more.
Venezuela spiraling with political, economic crises
Jan 26, 2019 4:31
As Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó continues to hold rallies across the nation after declaring himself ‘acting president,’ international pressure is mounting on Nicolás Maduro, who was sworn in for a second term after an election riddled with fraud. The New York Times reporter Ana Vanessa Herrero joins Hari Sreenivasan from Caracas for more.
What Roger Stone’s indictment could mean for Trump
Jan 26, 2019 4:38
President Trump’s long-term advisor Roger Stone was indicted Friday for allegedly coordinating with WikiLeaks to find damaging information about 2016 presidential competitor Hillary Clinton. New York University professor Ryan Goodman says it’s a move that could also implicate Trump himself, if federal investigators find that he encouraged the cover-up. Goodman joins Hari Sreenivasan.
Tattooed, Mexican-American and female: Classical maestra keeps symphony in tune
Jan 26, 2019 8:06
Among more than 20 of the major U.S. symphony orchestras, only one woman has the top job of principal conductor. But women are making better gains in the nation's smaller ensembles. Jessica Bejarano is leading the San Francisco Civic Symphony, as well as the path for other women like her trying to reconfigure gender roles. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Joanne Elgart Jennings reports. This is part of an ongoing series of reports called “Chasing the Dream,” which reports on poverty and opportunity in America, and is supported in part by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Invasive Asian carp: an expensive menace but a surprising entrée
Jan 26, 2019 4:06
Asian carp are fast-growing invasive species that for decades have pushed out native marine life up and down the Mississippi watershed. But as state and federal officials spend hundreds of millions of dollars to stop Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is serving them for dinner. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports.
How ‘pressure mounting’ on Trump led him to make temporary deal
Jan 25, 2019 7:04
On Friday, President Trump announced a deal to reopen the government for three weeks. The funding plan does not include immediate money for a border wall. It will allow Democrats and Republicans to negotiate a longer-term solution without the shadow of the shutdown hanging over them -- in theory, at least. Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor join Judy Woodruff with the latest.
Of temporary funding deal, Rep. Lujan says ‘we’re all moving forward’
Jan 25, 2019 5:35
After President Trump reached a deal with Congress to reopen the government and fund it for three weeks, “we’re all moving forward,” says Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M. He talks to Judy Woodruff about what he sees as the administration’s “lack of empathy,” why the president should take responsibility for the shutdown and anticipating a “robust conversation” about border security.
After indictment, pressure on Stone is ‘significant,’ says former prosecutor
Jan 25, 2019 8:57
Former Trump adviser Roger Stone has been indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller on seven counts, including obstructing an investigation, making false statements and tampering with a witness. The indictment focuses on the relationship with WikiLeaks head Julian Assange and damaging emails released by WikiLeaks. Nick Schifrin reports and discusses with former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti.
News Wrap: Trump administration’s new asylum policy takes effect
Jan 25, 2019 3:36
In our news wrap Friday, the Trump administration began returning Central American migrants seeking legal asylum to Mexico while their cases are processed. Because the U.S. has a backlog of 800,000 asylum cases, the process can take years. Plus, signs of progress toward peace emerged in Afghanistan, as the Taliban named one of its co-founders to join negotiations with the U.S.
For federal workers, temporary funding deal may yield only temporary relief
Jan 25, 2019 7:11
Although the government will reopen for at least three weeks, the shutdown’s economic consequences for federal workers, government contractors and businesses have already been felt around the country. For perspective on this enduring impact, Amna Nawaz is joined by LaJuanna Russell, whose human resources firm contracts with the government, and Brad Hufford, a grant manager at FEMA.
Shields and Brooks on shutdown resolution, Roger Stone indictment
Jan 25, 2019 11:56
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the deal to reopen the government temporarily, the president’s falling approval ratings and the indictment of former Trump adviser Roger Stone.
What’s next for popular podcast ‘Ear Hustle,’ now that co-host has left prison
Jan 25, 2019 7:39
In 2017, the NewsHour reported on the first podcast produced entirely from inside of a prison. “Ear Hustle” offers a rare look at inmate experiences, from race relations to sharing a tiny cell. One of the show’s co-hosts was released in November, and Jeffrey Brown went back to California to catch up with him and find out what’s next for the hit podcast.