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    Democrats celebrate legislative win in passing of climate, health and tax bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 6:14

    Congressional Democrats are celebrating a landmark legislative victory after passing the Inflation Reduction Act, which President Biden is set to sign into law this week. Meanwhile, the Justice Department is investigating Donald Trump for potentially violating the Espionage Act after classified documents were found in his home. Special correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Geoff Bennett to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: Online threats rise to 'unprecedented' levels after FBI search

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 2:54

    In our news wrap Sunday, online threats against federal officials are increasing after the FBI's search of Trump's home, a man drove into a Capitol barrier and died in an apparent suicide, a Palestinian gunman opened fire on a bus in Jerusalem, author Salman Rushdie is "on the road to recovery" after being stabbed in New York, and Freya the walrus has been euthanized by Norwegian authorities. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Climate change is worsening heat waves in oceans. Here's why that's a problem

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 4:24

    This summer has seen record-high temperatures around the world, but the damaging effects of heat do not stop at the water's edge. In Europe, the Mediterranean Sea has been experiencing elevated temperatures since May, with deadly consequences for delicate underwater ecosystems. Ali Rogin reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Abbi Jacobson on re-telling 'A League of Their Own' for a new generation

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 7:17

    "A League of Their Own" quickly became a cult classic after its initial release in 1992. Now, 30 years after the film based on the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League premiered in theaters, the Rockford Peaches are coming back to screens. Abbi Jacobson, co-creator and star of the new Prime Video series "A League of Their Own," joins Geoff Bennett to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: Trump's lawyer told DOJ classified documents had been returned

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 2:49

    In our news wrap Saturday, a Trump attorney told the Justice Department that all classified documents had been returned, the Southern Baptist Convention's handling of sexual abuse claims is under investigation, Salman Rushdie's alleged attacker is charged with attempted murder, Sen. Sinema's campaign donations from Wall Street come under scrutiny, and Italy's largest lake drops near historic lows. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    How a Trump-era policy that separated thousands of migrant families came to pass

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 7:47

    The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy formalized the separation of over 5,000 children from their parents as a deliberately cruel measure to deter future migrants, with no tracking process or records that would allow them to be reunited. Atlantic staff writer Caitlin Dickerson joins Geoff Bennett to discuss her investigation into the policy. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    One year after evacuating Afghanistan, teen refugee pursues musical dreams

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 4:29

    This month marks one year since the U.S. withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan, leading to the evacuation of tens of thousands of Afghan nationals since last August. Now, one teen refugee is pursuing her musical dreams thanks to a guitar donated through a youth-led organization in Phoenix. PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs' Alexis Schmidt reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Author Sophia Nelson shares self-care lessons for pandemic times

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 5:54

    Stress levels shot up in the spring of 2020 and for a lot of people, they never came back down. Best-selling author Sophia Nelson has a new self-care book aimed at offering some help during the pandemic, "Be The One You Need: 21 Life Lessons I Learned While Taking Care of Everyone but Me." She joins Geoff Bennett to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    FBI retrieved top secret documents from Trump's Florida home

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 9:30

    A federal judge on Friday unsealed and made public the search warrant for former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. A review of the warrant reveals that the FBI collected more than 20 boxes of items, including some material classified as top secret. Sadie Gurman of The Wall Street Journal and Renato Mariotti, a former federal prosecutor, join Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: House lawmakers give final approval to the Inflation Reduction Act

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 5:32

    In our new wrap Friday, Democrats are celebrating another legislative victory after House lawmakers gave final approval to the Inflation Reduction Act, author Salman Rushdie was attacked on stage before a lecture in western New York, the polio virus has been detected in New York City's sewage water, shelling continued at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine, and wildfires rage in France. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Assessing rising extremism on the right

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 6:34

    In response to the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago, Trump supporters have increased calls for a civil war. Those dangerous threats are being fueled by conspiracy theories, and mistrust of the FBI and Justice Department promoted by many Republican politicians. Barbara Walter, professor at UC San Diego and author of "How Civil Wars Start," joins Laura Barrón-López to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Charlottesville reckons with trauma 5 years after a deadly white supremacist rally

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 8:23

    Five years ago on Friday, extremists marched in Charlottesville, Virginia in a violent demonstration that forced the city and the nation to confront the growing threats of white supremacy and domestic terrorism. Laura Barrón-López visited the city to see what's changed and how residents think President Biden and the country have reckoned with what they witnessed that summer. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    U.S. special envoy for Iran discusses the prospects for reviving a nuclear deal

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 8:21

    European, Irania and American negotiators flew to Vienna last weekend to see if they could once and for all come to an agreement over Iran's nuclear program. The Biden administration has been negotiating to re-enter a nuclear deal from which the Trump administration withdrew. U.S. Special Representative for Iran Robert Malley, the chief negotiator, joins Nick Schifrin to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Brooks and Capehart on the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago, the investigations surrounding Trump

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 12:42

    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the multiple investigations hanging over former President Trump and primary victories by his supporters who are election deniers. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    DOJ files motion to unseal search warrant used for Trump's Florida residence

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 9:13

    U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday he personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant for former President Trump's home in Palm Beach, Florida. FBI agents executed the warrant at Mar-a-Lago this week. They were reportedly searching for classified documents but more details could soon be revealed. Former federal prosecutor Jessica Roth joins William Brangham to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: Nation's average gas price drops below $4 a gallon

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 3:20

    In our news wrap Thursday, the average gas price in the U.S. dropped below $4 a gallon for the first time in months, the CDC removes a longstanding recommendation to quarantine after close contact with those infected with COVID, an armed man was killed by police after trying to force his way into the FBI's Cincinnati field office, and parts of the arctic are warming faster than the global average. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Rainforests in the Congo Basin are under threat as the DRC opens land to oil, gas drilling

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 4:55

    On a multi-country tour of Africa this week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken has been making the case that the U.S. can be a quote "equal partner" with African nations. In that vein, he recently announced a new partnership between the U.S. and the Democratic Republic of Congo in an effort to protect some of that nation's natural treasures. William Brangham reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Faith leaders discuss how their religions approach the divisive issue of abortion

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 12:51

    While many say the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is the answer to decades of prayer, some faith leaders fear their religious rights will be infringed amid new abortion restrictions. Amna Nawaz spoke with three faith leaders about how their religions approach the issue of abortion. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Firearms industry scrutinized for how it markets to consumers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 9:40

    The debate over gun control in America often centers around firearms production and distribution. But in recent years gun company marketing techniques have come under scrutiny, as major manufacturers seek out a new and arguably vulnerable audience. Paul Solman has the story. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Examining the tax provisions in the Democrats' budget bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 7:25

    As the House prepares to cast the final vote Friday on the Democrats sweeping climate and health care bill, we take a look at how the legislation also impacts tax policy. Michael Graetz, a professor of tax law at Columbia University and co-author of "The Wolf at the Door: The Menace of Economic Insecurity and How to Fight It," joins Lisa Desjardins to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Iranian artist's surrealist work explores restrictions on women and immigrants

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 5:11

    As a young woman in Iran, and later as an immigrant to the U.S., artist Arghavan Khosravi has been subjected to many restrictions. But on the canvas, she renders it all through fanciful and magical layers. Jared Bowen of GBH Boston met up with her at Khosravi's first museum show at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire. It's part of our arts and culture series, "CANVAS." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: Trump refuses to answer questions in civil investigation

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 4:44

    Wednesday on the NewsHour, former President Trump says he refused to answer questions in a civil investigation into his real estate dealings, inflation in the U.S. has eased with consumer prices up 8.5 percent in July from a year ago, China says it's winding down military drills around Taiwan, Kenyans await election results, and President Biden signed a bill to help veterans exposed to burn pits. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Iranian man charged for trying to assassinate former national security adviser John Bolton

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 5:47

    The U.S. Justice Department charged an Iranian national with plotting to kill John Bolton, who was national security adviser to President Trump. Federal officials say the suspect was a member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, who allegedly tried to hire a hitman for $300,000 that was actually an FBI informant. Nick Schifrin joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Sen. Tim Scott discusses his new book 'America, a Redemption Story'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 8:37

    The month of August has been full of surprises, from President Biden's recent legislative victories, to the overwhelming victory for abortion rights in Kansas and the FBI's search of Mar-a-Lago. But it's unclear if such events will influence the midterms. South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott, who is up for reelection, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his new book, "America, a Redemption Story." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    America's most vulnerable bear the brunt of high inflation

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 6:42

    While inflation eased slightly last month, it continues to remain high and new data shows it's having an outsized, negative impact on Native American, Black and Latino families in particular, according to a poll out this week from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard University. Alonzo Plough, chief science officer of the foundation, joins William Brangham to discuss the specifics. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    How the Inflation Reduction Act could affect your taxes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 6:22

    There's a $1 trillion gap between what Americans owe in taxes and what the government collects. The Democrats' budget deal would unleash nearly 100,000 new IRS agents to round up all that missing money. Former IRS Commissioner John Koskinen joins Lisa Desjardins to discuss the impact the crackdown on tax evaders will have on the nation's bottom line. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    What Republicans and Democrats are focusing on for midterm elections

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 8:08

    With less than three months until the midterms, Democrats hope recent legislative successes will help bolster their campaigns. But Republicans are betting they can win back control of Congress. Democratic strategist Joel Benenson, who worked with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and Neil Newhouse, lead pollster for Mitt Romney and John McCain's presidential bids, join Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Patriotic tattoos become a liability for Ukrainians amid reports of Russian torture

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 6:45

    Shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, some Ukrainians got tattoos to show support for their country. But as the war drags on, those patriotic symbols have become a liability. Special correspondent Simon Ostrovsky reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Abandoned oil and natural gas wells pollute the environment across Louisiana

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 5:03

    Tens of thousands of abandoned oil and natural gas wells sit idle across the United States. Known as orphan wells, they pose significant dangers to nearby residents and the environment after being ignored or forgotten by the companies who drilled them. States and taxpayers are often left to clean them up. Roby Chavez, who has been reporting on this from Louisiana, joins Stephanie Sy to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    What we know about the FBI's search of Trump's Florida home

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 6:45

    Former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence was searched Monday night by the FBI. Reports suggest the search was a part of investigations into whether Trump took classified records from the White House to his Florida home, marking a dramatic escalation into various investigations swirling around him. Carrie Johnson, who covers the Justice Department NPR, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: Pompeo meets with the Jan. 6 committee

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 6:13

    In our news wrap Tuesday, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the Jan. 6 panel, former President Trump and his former Vice President Pence wage another proxy battle in Wisconsin, Kenya held national elections, President Biden signed the CHIPS Act into law, Serena Williams announced plans to retire from tennis, and legendary Motown songwriter and producer Lamont Dozier has died. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer discusses Democrats' major climate and health bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 10:43

    President Biden on Tuesday signed the bipartisan CHIPS Act into law, just days before his top health care, tax and climate change bill known as the Inflation Reduction Act heads to the House, where it's likely to pass after proceeding through the Senate along party lines. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who played a key role in getting the bill passed, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on why the FBI raid on Trump's estate is 'alarming'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 6:58

    Questions are swirling after the FBI searched former President Trump's Florida home. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who served as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Arkansas under President Reagan, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the political implications. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Former Alabama Sen. Doug Jones discusses the FBI probe at Mar-a-Lago

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 6:45

    Former Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, a Democrat who served as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama under President Clinton, joins Judy Woodruff with some perspective from the Democratic side of the aisle on the FBI search of Trump's residence. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    U.S. makes diplomatic push in Africa to counteract Russian and Chinese influence

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 9:06

    Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo Tuesday as part of a tour across sub-Saharan Africa to unveil the Biden administration's new strategy for the region. It comes as Russia and China try to raise their own influence. Cameron Hudson of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Kholood Khair of Confluence Advisory join Nick Schifrin to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Author Mohsin Hamid explores the construct of race in his new novel 'The Last White Man'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 6:17

    A work of imagination asks us to see race in a new way from a novelist once again taking on magical realism in his fiction. Jeffrey Brown talks with Pakistani writer Mohsin Hamid for our arts and culture series, "CANVAS." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    How Democrats coalesced around the Inflation Reduction Act

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 5:51

    After working through the weekend, Democrats are on the cusp of passing an historic, half-trillion dollar spending package. It's a mere fraction of what President Biden first sought more than a year ago, but significant nonetheless. Lisa Desjardins is here to unpack what's in the deal and how party leaders managed to shepherd it to the finish line when losing a single vote would have sunk it. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: U.S. to send another $1 billion in aid to Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 4:03

    In our news wrap Monday, the U.S. is sending $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine as Ukrainians warn the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant is in jeopardy, a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza is holding after Israel killed 44 Palestinians, China is planning more military exercises around Taiwan, and investigators in New Mexico search for a car possibly connected to the murders of four Muslim men. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    White House economic adviser Brian Deese discusses the Senate budget bill and inflation

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 7:36

    The Senate's passage of the Inflation Reduction Act is a major legislative victory for the Biden administration and it comes after months of negotiations on Capitol Hill. Brian Deese, chair of the National Economic Council and President Biden's top economic adviser, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    What the reconciliation bill would do to boost clean energy and combat global warming

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 6:15

    If the House passes the Inflation Reduction Act in the coming days it will lead to by far the biggest investment the federal government has made on tackling climate change. Several estimates have indicated the initiative may mean a 40 percent reduction in America's carbon emissions by 2030 from 2005 figures. Paul Bledsoe of the Progressive Policy Institute joins William Brangham to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Amy Walter and Annie Linskey on how the Inflation Reduction Act could impact the midterms

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 7:55

    Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter and Annie Linskey of The Washington Post join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including the Democrats' major legislative victory with the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act in the Senate and what that could mean for November's midterm elections. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Residents in the Southwest struggle with the health effects of nuclear ore extraction

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 9:40

    Residents of the Southwest including many Indigenous people have for years been exposed to high levels of radiation from uranium extraction and refining, a toxic legacy from the Cold War's weapons program and nuclear power generation. Stephanie Sy reports in partnership with investigative news outlet ProPublica on a community's fight for survival and to hold a company and government accountable. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

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