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PBS NewsHour - Segments

Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Shields and Brooks, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app. PBS ...more

Episodes

  • As Minneapolis reels, protests over Floyd's death spread nationwide

    May 29 2020

    Minneapolis is bracing for a possible fourth consecutive night of violent protest. Outrage has gripped the city -- and the country -- since the Monday death of George Floyd at the hands of city police. On Friday, the white police officer who kneeled on Floyd's neck as he gasped for breath was arrested. Yamiche Alcindor reports and Judy Woodruff speaks with special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • George Floyd's death 'no time for incendiary tweets,' Biden says of Trump

    May 29 2020

    Recent images of unrest in cities like Minneapolis resemble demonstrations that occurred during the Obama administration, when protesters took to the streets demanding that law enforcement face justice for their violent treatment of black Americans. Joe Biden, who was vice president at the time, is the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. He weighs in on the situation with Judy Woodruff. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • How response to George Floyd's death reflects 'accumulated grievance' of black America

    May 29 2020

    In the days since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, there have been peaceful protests, violent clashes and persistent calls for justice. But there is a long history behind this particular shocking event. Professor Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is chair of the department of African American Studies at Princeton University, and he joins Amna Nawaz to discuss the broader context. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: Trump says U.S. terminating relationship with WHO

    May 29 2020

    In our news wrap Friday, President Trump announced the U.S. is terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization, to which it gives about $450 million. Trump accuses the group of covering up China's role in the novel coronavirus pandemic. Also, Russia reported its highest daily number of COVID-19 deaths with 232, and India recorded nearly 7,500 new infections in the past 24 hours. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • China's move to tighten control of Hong Kong prompts U.S. policy changes

    May 29 2020

    The Trump administration says it is ending special treatment of Hong Kong in response to China's new security legislation in the territory, as well as Beijing's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The policy change will also sanction Communist Party officials and affect some Chinese postgraduate students coming to the U.S. Nick Schifrin joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the details and what's next. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Shields and Brooks on George Floyd, 100K coronavirus deaths

    May 29 2020

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including former Vice President Joe Biden's comments on the death of George Floyd and what action it should prompt, President Trump's approach toward Twitter and truth and the milestone of 100,000 American deaths from COVID-19. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Remembering 5 lives lost to the coronavirus

    May 29 2020

    As another heartbreaking week comes to a close, we take a moment to honor some of the 102,000 people in the U.S. who have died of the coronavirus so far. Judy Woodruff has stories of five victims, including an artist who helped bring animated characters to life and a former foster child looking to help other kids like him. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • The coronavirus' human and economic toll continue to expand

    May 28 2020

    The U.S. death toll from coronavirus is a number of epic proportions: more than 100,000. But health officials believe that even that staggering number may be an undercount due to testing shortages and incomplete reporting of cases. Meanwhile, the pandemic's economic fallout continues to grow, with another 2.1 million Americans filing for unemployment in the past week. John Yang reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • 'We want justice' for George Floyd, local activist says as violence erupts in Minneapolis

    May 28 2020

    Communities in Minneapolis are reeling from the death of George Floyd, the bitter dynamic many residents feel with law enforcement and how protests have changed over the past day. Minnesota's governor called in the National Guard Thursday to help quell demonstrations that left one person dead. Yamiche Alcindor reports, and Amna Nawaz talks to Tyrone Terrill, a Minneapolis community leader. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: House Democrats shelve FISA bill after Trump's veto threat

    May 28 2020

    In our news wrap Thursday, House Democratic leaders shelved a bill to renew government surveillance tools. The move followed President Trump's promise to veto, after which congressional Republicans "abandoned their commitment to security," according to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Meanwhile, Trump signed an executive order aimed at social media companies, accusing them of bias against conservatives. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Why U.S. economic policy needs to support all Americans to be successful

    May 28 2020

    The economic toll of the pandemic and the ensuing shutdowns continues to grow, with more than 40 million people losing jobs so far. Although economic activity will pick up as businesses reopen, there is growing debate about how government policy can support struggling Americans and a fragile economy. Judy Woodruff talks to Mary Daly, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • What China's move to crack down on Hong Kong means for city's autonomy

    May 28 2020

    China's National People's Congress has created a legislative process to criminalize certain behavior in Hong Kong. Pro-democracy advocates in Hong Kong, as well as the Trump administration, have criticized the move, arguing it erodes the city's freedoms and goes against Beijing's prior promises to respect its autonomy. Nick Schifrin reports on the reaction from Hong Kong and Washington, D.C. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • What Americans are looking for from leaders at a time of extraordinary loss

    May 28 2020

    More than 100,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 so far -- a number unimaginable before the pandemic began. The U.S. has nearly 30 percent of reported deaths worldwide. How does this tragic moment fit into American historical context? Judy Woodruff talks to Andy Slavitt, former acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and presidential historian Michael Beschloss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Could the pandemic usher in a new era of working from home?

    May 28 2020

    Many Americans are working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, and it's unclear when people will or should return to the workplace. The shift toward more remote work could have significant repercussions for employees, companies and the marketplace. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores these transformations -- and their advantages and drawbacks -- in a two-part series. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • A young black pastor's Brief But Spectacular take on preaching with hope

    May 28 2020

    Todd Johnson is the youngest pastor in Warren, Ohio, and preaches at the oldest black Baptist congregation in Trumbull County. He says he has always felt driven to help the people he serves, especially during difficult times -- such as when a community member was killed by police in January 2019. Pastor Todd Johnson offers his Brief But Spectacular take on ministering in the city that raised him. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 100,000 milestone

    May 27 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has reached a fearsome new milestone as of Wednesday night -- 100,000 U.S. lives lost. That number exceeds all the American dead in the Korean and Vietnam Wars combined. Although the House of Representatives made history by allowing proxy votes for the first time to avoid travel amid the pandemic, businesses across the country continued to reopen. Lisa Desjardins reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Dr. Fauci on the 'terrible hit' of 100,000 deaths and being realistic about the fall

    May 27 2020

    The American death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic passed the 100,000 milestone on Wednesday. Dr. Anthony Fauci is one of the country's leading public health officials and a key member of President Trump's Coronavirus Task Force. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the country's "terrible ordeal," how we can contain the virus moving forward and why he is cautiously optimistic about a vaccine. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Pelosi on COVID-19 testing, FISA bill and whether to hold in-person convention

    May 27 2020

    Lawmakers agree struggling Americans need another economic relief package due to the pandemic's fallout. But congressional Republicans and Democrats differ over who should receive that assistance. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joins Judy Woodruff to discuss a new House proposal for COVID-19 testing, being more "prescriptive" about how federal aid is spent and whether to hold an in-person convention. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: NASA scrubs rocket launch due to storms

    May 27 2020

    In our news wrap Wednesday, NASA had to scrub the first launch of astronauts from U.S. soil in nearly a decade due to bad weather. Storms kept the SpaceX rocket stalled at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, but the crew will try again Saturday. Also, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has stepped up criticism of President Trump for refusing to wear a mask in public, calling Trump a "fool." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Remembering influential AIDS activist Larry Kramer

    May 27 2020

    Playwright and pioneering AIDS activist Larry Kramer has died of pneumonia at age 84. He fought for greater resources and awareness of HIV, as well as for gay rights, during the 1980s and 1990s. Kramer was also a novelist and nonfiction writer who was taking on the topic of the coronavirus pandemic at the time of his death. Jeffrey Brown looks back at Kramer's life. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Why George Floyd's death feels like 'a knee on the neck of black America'

    May 27 2020

    It has been a painful two days in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd in police custody. The incident, captured on video, raises questions about the conduct of the specific police officers involved, as well as the department's broader relationship with citizens of color. Yamiche Alcindor reports, and Amna Nawaz talks to Andrea Jenkins, vice president of the Minneapolis city council. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • As China tightens its grip on Hong Kong, how will the U.S. respond?

    May 27 2020

    In Hong Kong, demonstrations have intensified as the threats from China mount. Beijing said recently it would make behavior that it deems anti-Chinese illegal, in a move that is prompting the Trump administration to consider rescinding certain trade and travel privileges for the territory. But how far will the U.S. go? Nick Schifrin joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what's next for Hong Kong. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Many child care facilities remain closed. Who will watch kids as parents return to work?

    May 27 2020

    Who will care for the children of working parents when they return to their jobs, if schools and many child care providers remain closed? The CARES Act allocated $3.5 billion to support child care programs, but a national organization says many providers have yet to receive any funding. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports from Oregon, where a shortage of child care slots preceded the pandemic. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Tayari Jones answers your questions about 'The Street'

    May 27 2020

    Author Tayari Jones wrote the introduction to a new edition of Ann Petry's 1946 novel "The Street," our May pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This. Jones joins Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions about the "The Street," and Jeff announces the June book selection. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Meat-processing plants remain source of concern for new COVID-19 outbreaks

    May 26 2020

    The pace of new U.S. fatalities from COVID-19 has been slowing as the pandemic's toll nears a milestone of 100,000 deaths. Still, restrictions are being lifted, and more economic activity is resuming. On Tuesday, the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange was partially opened for the first time since March. But concerns remain, especially around meat-packing facilities. Stephanie Sy reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders