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Vermont governor confronts deadly heroin crisis as public health problem

JUDY WOODRUFF: A governor broke with tradition yesterday and devoted his entire state of the state address to drug addiction. Peter Shumlin, the governor of Vermont, urged residents to open their eyes to the growing problem in their front yards, rather…  …

Obama say he is undecided on strike against Syria

President Barack Obama told PBS NewsHour senior correspondents Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill on Wednesday that he was still undecided regarding a U.S. strike against Syria. He said he had no interest in an “open-ended conflict” in Syria, but added countries that used chemical weapons needed to be punished. Watch…

Mentorship for new teachers helps combat burnout and improve retention

EmbedVideo(’6880′, ’514′, ’320′); JUDY WOODRUFF: Now a coming crisis in the classroom, as more teachers exit the profession. A nonprofit organization is combating the high turnover rates by mentoring new teachers. Our story comes from Ash-har Quraishi…  …

Phish’s Trey Anastasio on community, commitment and classical music

EmbedVideo(’6848′, ’514′, ’320′); JUDY WOODRUFF: Finally tonight: how a front man of rock is charming new fans in the world of classic music, and yet still jamming for his adoring base after three decades on the road. Jeffrey Brown has our profile.…  …

Judy Woodruff recounts day Ronald Reagan Was Shot

March 30, 1981 was a routine day for Judy Woodruff as she traveled with the press pool to cover a speech by President Ronald Reagan, two months into his presidency, at the Washington Hilton. But the events Woodruff witnessed as an NBC reporter that day more than 32 years ago…

Macabre details emerge in murder trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell

JEFFREY BROWN: And finally: the murder trial of an abortion provider that has captured national attention. Judy Woodruff has the story. JUDY WOODRUFF: A judge and jury in Philadelphia began hearing testimony in the case of Dr. Kermit Gosnell more than a month ago. But over the past two weeks,…

Cain doesn’t know China has nuclear weapons

The rough week for Herman Cain continues. On PBS News Hour Tuesday evening, the GOP candidate once again showed a lack of foreign policy understanding when asked by host Judy Woodruff about China. “Yes, they’re a military threat, they’ve indicated that they’re trying to develop nuclear capabilities, so yes, we…

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