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Episode #5440

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 17, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

*The 2016 race for the White House continued to take shape this week as two new candidates -- Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Marco Rubio -- officially entered the race. The Democratic frontrunner followed up her low-key announcement video by driving from New York to Iowa to meet with voters in small groups, while Rubio announced a day later in his home state of Florida with a major generational appeal designed to wow tea-party faithful. Dan Balz of The Washington Post returns from his latest trip to Iowa to report on the strategies for the newest candidates and how they're being received in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.
*Back in Washington, lawmakers reached an agreement in the ongoing debate over Iran's nuclear program that will require any U.S.-negotiated deal to be reviewed by Congress before economic sanctions can be lifted. Manu Raju of POLITICO will report on how lawmakers were able to get bipartisan support and remove the threat of a presidential veto. Plus, he'll assess the changing political landscape 100 days into the Republican-controlled Congress.
*This week also marked a major step in restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, beginning with a historic meeting between President Obama and Cuban President Ra?l Castro -- the first face-to-face meeting between the nations' leaders in half a century. Obama followed up his meeting by announcing plans to remove the island nation from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Peter Baker of The New York Times examines how the warming with Cuba is part of a broader effort by the president for rapprochement with some long-time enemies.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 20, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 19, 2015 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 19, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 19, 2015 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 18, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 18, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 18, 2015 -- 1:30 AM

Episode #5439

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 10, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

The FBI and Justice Department have launched independent investigations into the weekend incident in North Charleston, SC involving a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man following a routine traffic stop. Pierre Thomas of ABC News examines how a bystander's video of the shooting may factor into the investigation and the prosecution of the police officer who was fired after being charged with murder.
* Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's presidential campaign rollout left the Tea Party favorite talking more about his prickly relationship with the media and less about his policy positions. John Dickerson of CBS News and Slate Magazine examines Paul's strategy to win the GOP's 2016 presidential nomination by distinguishing himself as a different kind of Republican.
* Meanwhile a parade of GOP presidential hopefuls converged on Iowa this week to court conservatives at the "Homeschool Day at the Iowa Capitol" in Des Moines. Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post returns from the conference to report on the push by Republican contenders to rally support for their presidential aspirations even before they officially become candidates.
* David Sanger of The New York Times reports on the Obama administration's efforts to persuade lawmakers and foreign leaders to get behind the Lausanne framework for an Iran nuclear deal.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 12, 2015 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 12, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 12, 2015 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 11, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 11, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 11, 2015 -- 1:30 AM

Episode #5438H

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 3, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

* After weeks of marathon talks between the US, Iran, and other major powers in Switzerland, a preliminary agreement has been reached on the future shape of Iran's nuclear program. Michael Crowley of Politico has the latest on the terms of the deal that include limitations on Iran's nuclear capabilities and a lifting of economic and financial sanctions by the US and European Union. Plus he has analysis of the political and international reaction to the agreement. * Controversial religious freedom legislation in Indiana and Arkansas has sparked national outrage. John Harwood of CNBC and The New York Times explains how the backlash over religious freedom laws and same-sex rights is changing the culture war in America and forcing potential presidential candidates to choose sides.
* Pete Williams of NBC News reports on the federal corruption charges against Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) who is accused of using his influence to illegally benefit a Florida eye doctor, who is a long-time friend.
* Matea Gold of The Washington Post explains how a new non-profit group supporting Jeb Bush will be able to secretly raise campaign money without disclosing its donors and why other candidates will likely move to add similar nonprofit organizations to their fundraising arsenal.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 6, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 6, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 5, 2015 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 5, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 5, 2015 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
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