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Episode #5437

KQED 9: Fri, Mar 27, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

*Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, is now being charged with desertion. Nancy Youssef of The Daily Beast will report on what Bergdahl has been doing since he was freed last year in a controversial prisoner exchange for five Taliban commanders who had been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay.
* There will not be a complete drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan this year. President Obama made the announcement during a joint press conference at the White House with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Alexis Simendinger of RealClearPolitics will report on the president's new plan to maintain 9,800 troops in the country through the end of 2015.
*On Thursday, the House passed a bipartisan bill that fixes a massive funding gap in Medicare and permanently changes how doctors are paid under the plan. Alex Wayne of Bloomberg News will explain why this may be the biggest legislative accomplishment for Congress despite the fact that some lawmakers remain opposed to the bill because of abortion language.
*Dan Balz of The Washington Post will report on first-term Senator Ted Cruz's newly announced presidential campaign and will explain how his firebrand conservative politics stack up in against a crowded field of potential Republican contenders.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 30, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 30, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 29, 2015 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 29, 2015 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Mar 28, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Mar 28, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 28, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Mar 28, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 27, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

Episode #5436

KQED 9: Fri, Mar 20, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

*Benjamin Netanyahu's decisive re-election victory has put an added strain on already tense U.S. relations with Israel. The Prime Minister's campaign rhetoric ruling out a Palestinian state and his opposition to President Obama's efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran has the White House considering new options to pursue Middle East peace and, if a two-state solution is really possible. Michael Crowley of POLITICO will take a closer look at what it will take for the president and prime minister to repair relations between the two countries.
* The deadline for the six-nation negotiations to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran is less than two weeks away. David Sanger of The New York Times will have the latest on the U.S. -led talks to curb Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for a gradual end to sanctions on Tehran.
* John Harwood of CNBC and The New York Times will explain the budget battle among Republican lawmakers that is pitting GOP deficit hawks who want to protect war spending against fiscal conservatives who are proposing $5 trillion in spending cuts.
* No one has "officially" declared they are running for the White House in 2016, but the race for big-dollar political contributors has already begun. Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News will explain how billionaire contributors may alter the 2016 presidential election.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 23, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 23, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 22, 2015 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 22, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 22, 2015 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Mar 21, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Mar 21, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 21, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Mar 21, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 20, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

Episode #5435

KQED 9: Fri, Mar 13, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

* Just one day after Hillary Clinton held a news conference to explain her decision to use a personal email account during her tenure as secretary of state, the Associated Press filed a lawsuit against the State Department demanding release of all of her electronic correspondence. Jeff Zeleny of CNN examines the legal and political ramifications surrounding Hillary Clinton's personal email. * Peter Baker of The New York Times reports on the ongoing controversy surrounding the US-led nuclear talks with Iran and the letter Republican members of Congress sent to Iran's leadership expressing concerns about any agreement with the US.
* Nancy Youssef of The Daily Beast reports on the significant advances Iraqi-led forces have made to recapture the northern city of Tikrit which had been under the control of Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists and role that the US military is playing in in that fight.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 16, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 16, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 15, 2015 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 15, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 15, 2015 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Mar 14, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Mar 14, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 14, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Mar 14, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 13, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

Episode #5434

KQED 9: Fri, Mar 6, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

* Joan Biskupic of Reuters has analysis of the legal challenge to the president's signature health care law that played out at the Supreme Court this week. The justices must decide if the insurance subsidies provided to millions of consumers under the Affordable Care Act are legal.
* The Justice Department investigation into Ferguson, Missouri law enforcement practices uncovered a wide-spread pattern of racial bias targeted at minority residents by police, municipal courts and the city government. Pierre Thomas of ABC News reports on the federal investigation that was launched following the police-involved shooting of 18-year old Michael Brown last August. < br>* Josh Gerstein of Politico has the latest on the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton using private email accounts to conduct government business during her tenure as secretary of state.
* Plus, Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times reports on the war of words between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Obama administration over current US-led negotiations designed to limit Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 9, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 9, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 8, 2015 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 8, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 8, 2015 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Mar 7, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Mar 7, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 7, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Mar 7, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 6, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

Episode #5433

KQED World: Sun, Mar 1, 2015 -- 3:30 AM

Joining Gwen Ifill this week:
* John Harwood of CNBC and Juana Summers of NPR have the latest on the congressional standoff over funding the Department of Homeland Security and President Obama's executive action on immigration reform.
* Michael Duffy of Time Magazine takes an in-depth look at the US strategy to destroy ISIS and how the terrorist group is viewed differently across the globe. < br>* Dan Balz of The Washington Post reports on the strategy of GOP presidential contenders attempting to curry favor with the Republican faithful at this week's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 2, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 2, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 1, 2015 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 1, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
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