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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

  • Biden formally introduces his national security team to the nation

    Nov 24 2020

    As President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday continued to ratchet up his cabinet after weeks of delays in the White House transition process, President Trump and White House aides sent contradictory messaging about the handover of power. White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the transition. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • What Biden's national security team says about his world view

    Nov 24 2020

    President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday formally introduced his national security team as he begins the transition process to the White House after a weeks-long delay. Judy Woodruff speaks with Leon Panetta, former secretary of defense and CIA director during the Obama administration, and Andrew Card, former U.S. secretary of transportation under President George H. W. Bush., to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: Attacks imminent on Ethiopia's rebel-held region

    Nov 24 2020

    In our news wrap Tuesday, more cities and states are reimposing COVID-19 curbs days before Thanksgiving, human rights groups are sounding alarms over Ethiopia's imminent attack on a rebel region, twin explosions killed 14 people in Afghanistan, and David Dinkins, New York City's first Black mayor has died. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • As the holidays approach, demand for food soars in the U.S.

    Nov 24 2020

    As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches millions of people are out of work and struggling to put food on the table. And as food insecurity soars across the nation due COVID-19, the hardest hit are often children and people of color. Lisa Desjardins has the story. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Wisconsin hospitals face critical staffing shortages during COVID-19 surge

    Nov 24 2020

    Wisconsin is in the midst of a month-long surge of cases that is hitting rural areas of the state particularly hard. And about 70 percent of Wisconsin's hospitals will face a dearth of medical professionals by the end of this week. John Yang speaks with William Melms, chief medical officer at Marshfield Clinic Health System in Wisconsin, to learn more. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • This group is training the next generation of women in national security

    Nov 24 2020

    Women make up less than 40 percent of the U.S. State Department's leadership, and 26 percent at the Pentagon, according to a 2018 study by the New America Foundation. But women working in national security professions are drawing attention to the disparities and leading efforts to train the next generation of women in national security and foreign affairs. Ali Rogin reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Soccer star Megan Rapinoe on living in a world created by men

    Nov 24 2020

    Megan Rapinoe is best known for her successful soccer career, leading the U.S. women's national team to two World Cup championships and an Olympic gold medal. She's also known for her fierce advocacy for social justice. Judy Woodruff recently spoke with Rapinoe about her career, causes and new book, "One Life." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • How Mexico City became a global center for contemporary art

    Nov 24 2020

    Mexico is a country where violence often dominates headlines. But in recent years, its capital has experienced something of a contemporary arts boom. Mexico City's annual Zona Maco festival has grown to become Latin America's largest art fair -- and a global center of creative culture. Jeffrey Brown reports on how the impact of Mexico's artistic surge can be felt far beyond museums. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • GSA recognizes Biden victory, opening up transition to White House

    Nov 23 2020

    The General Services Administration is calling President-elect Joe Biden the "apparent winner" of the 2020 presidential election, a move that could allow the transition process to finally begin after being delayed by the Trump administration. It comes as Biden on Monday announced several nominations to his cabinet. Yamiche Alcindor joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Biden transition gains momentum as Trump continues to deny election results

    Nov 23 2020

    President-elected Joe Biden named the first wave of top cabinet positions on Monday, even as President Trump continued to deny he lost the election. White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest election developments, and how a handful of Republican senators are now telling Trump to give up his fight. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • How Biden's national security team seeks to represent 'the diversity of America'

    Nov 23 2020

    President-elect Joseph Biden on Monday announced the nominations for his national security team, including the first Latino to head the Department of Homeland Security and the first woman to lead the intelligence community. Wendy Sherman, the former undersecretary of state for political affairs during the Obama administration, joins Nick Schifrin to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: AstraZeneca reports promising results on a COVID-19 vaccine

    Nov 23 2020

    In our news wrap Monday, Astra-Zeneca became the third major company to report promising results on a COVID-19 vaccine, the world's greenhouse gas emissions have fallen during the pandemic but not enough to reduce record levels and General Motors is abandoning a legal challenge to California's clean air standards. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Fauci: Thanksgiving gatherings will put families at risk

    Nov 23 2020

    As hospitalization and death rates continue to rise due to COVID-19, millions of Americans across the country are preparing this week for the Thanksgiving holiday. Judy Woodruff speaks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease doctor, to learn more about how families can celebrate the holidays safely amid the pandemic. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Battered by storms, Central Americans struggle to survive amid COVID-19

    Nov 23 2020

    During the past three weeks two massive hurricanes -- Eta and Iota -- have slammed into Central America causing devastation to a region already reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic. Nick Schifrin reports on how many across Central America are still struggling to survive. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Biden's White House transition

    Nov 23 2020

    The head of the General Services Administration Monday authorized President-elect Joe Biden to begin transitioning to the White House weeks after voters went to the polls and as Biden continues to make selections to top cabinet posts. NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss that development and the latest political news. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • What global success of Mexican filmmakers means for the next generation at home

    Nov 23 2020

    Mexico has a rich history of cinema. But in recent years, a number of Mexican filmmakers have found remarkable success on the international stage. For Canvas, our ongoing arts and culture series, Jeffrey Brown shares a story produced before the widespread international response to the COVID-19 pandemic. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Thanksgiving in the time of COVID-19: Tips on staying safe

    Nov 22 2020

    Ahead of the holiday season, the CDC is urging families not to travel for Thanksgiving or have multiple households meet for meals. Andrea Salazar Lopez with NewsHour's Student Reporting Labs explores the inherent dangers during this most challenging Thanksgiving. And if you do decide to gather, she shares some strategies that could lower your risks. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • A Maryland college honors the lives of enslaved people

    Nov 22 2020

    St. Mary's College of Maryland unveiled a new memorial yesterday honoring the lives of enslaved people of southern Maryland. It tells the story of "resilience, persistence, and creative problem-solving that defined the lives" of the enslaved people that lived there between 1750 and 1815, and asks: How can higher education institutions can atone for their legacy of slavery? Ivette Feliciano reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Puerto Ricans voted for statehood. Will it happen?

    Nov 22 2020

    Puerto Ricans voted 'yes' on a referendum asking whether or not the territory should become a U.S. state. But with control of Congress still yet to be determined and some in Washington making the issue of Puerto Rican statehood a partisan issue, what's the prospect of it actually happening? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Jenniffer González-Colón, Puerto Rico's Resident Commissioner and non-voting representative in the US House of Representatives. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/...more

  • Erin Brockovich on America's water crisis and why no one is coming to save us

    Nov 22 2020

    Erin Brockovich, the environmental activist who shot to prominence after her successful lawsuit against the Pacific Gas & Electric Company in 1993, joins Christopher Booker to discuss her new book "Superman's Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis And What We The People Can Do About It," and why she remains optimistic despite the dire situation. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • A record hurricane season is ending. What does climate change have to do with it?

    Nov 21 2020

    Hurricane Iota made landfall in Central America earlier this week as a Category 4 storm. It's the 30th storm this Hurricane season, surpassing 2005 as the year with the most hurricanes ever. With this record Atlantic Hurricane season officially ending this month, Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Kevin Reed, a professor at Stony Brook University and director of the Climate Extremes Modeling Group about the connection between climate change and hurricanes. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www....more

  • Art Garfunkel on Paul, music, and his legacy

    Nov 21 2020

    After so many years, shows, and questions about his relationship with his on again-off again musical partner, Art Garfunkel is telling his side of his story. Whether in his 2017 book "What Is It All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man," or the occasional interview-- Garfunkel has started talking. Christopher Booker sat down with him just before his book was released in paperback earlier this year. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • LGBTQ foster kids have a harder time finding permanent homes

    Nov 21 2020

    According to a recent study, more than a third of kids in New York City's foster care system identify as LGBTQ. Most of those children end up in group homes and treatment centers, rather than finding permanent homes with families. Ivette Feliciano speaks with Mary Keane of You Gotta Believe, a New York City adoption center, about the challenges these young people face in the foster system. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Biden forges ahead with transition despite Trump's efforts to overturn state results

    Nov 20 2020

    President Donald Trump shows no signs of conceding the election despite vote counts showing President-elect Joe Biden leading by millions of votes. Judy Woodruff, Yamiche Alcindor, and Lisa Desjardins discuss the latest on Trump's continuing legal challenges and growing impatience from lawmakers and the incoming Biden administration about the resistance to accepting the election results. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Trump's refusal to concede 'just awful for the country,' former Sen. Jeff Flake says

    Nov 20 2020

    President Donald Trump's refusal to concede the election "does not speak well" for the president, former Republican Sen. Jeff Flake says, but it's also a problem for the Republican Party. Judy Woodruff talks with Flake about why the president's resistance is "just awful for the country," and why he thinks it poses a danger to democracy. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders