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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, Brooks and Capehart, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app. PBS...more

Episodes

  • New Mexico wildfires leave devastation amid historic drought

    May 22 2022

    In New Mexico, thousands of firefighters are battling a colossal wildfire that has become the largest in state history. A historic drought coupled with climate change has led to longer and more destructive wildfires across the West. Michael Mann, a professor of atmospheric science at Penn State University and author of "The New Climate War" joins Geoff Bennett to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: Biden arrives in Japan after wrapping up visit to South Korea

    May 22 2022

    In our news wrap Sunday, President Biden is in Tokyo after wrapping up a three-day visit to Seoul, concerns grow over the spread of the monkeypox virus, Poland's president addressed Ukraine's parliament, Pennsylvania's Democratic nominee for Senate John Fetterman was released from the hospital after suffering a stroke, and 40 tons of baby formula arrived in the U.S. from Europe. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • How one Ukrainian refugee is adjusting to life in the U.S.

    May 22 2022

    More than 6 million Ukrainians have fled their country since Russia's invasion in February. While most of those refugees made their way to neighboring European countries, some are now living in the United States. PBS Wisconsin's Marisa Wojcik spoke with one woman about her difficult decision to leave and how she's coping with life in America. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • New documentary explores forgotten wars happening around the world

    May 22 2022

    A new documentary aims to draw attention to the wars, fighting and atrocities happening around the world that are often under-covered or forgotten. Correspondent Ali Rogin sat down with French philosopher, journalist and author Bernard-Henri Lévy to discuss his film. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Cancer survivor and amputee defies the odds running marathons and breaking records

    May 22 2022

    Marathon runner Jacky Hunt-Broersma has been setting new records since she lost her leg to cancer 20 years ago. She joins Geoff Bennett to discuss how she's breaking barriers and challenging misconceptions about athletes with disabilities. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Biden aims to bolster America's influence in Asia to counter China, North Korea

    May 21 2022

    President Biden is halfway through a five-day trip to South Korea and Japan in an effort to expand American influence and rebuild economic ties in a region where China and North Korea's power remains significant. In Seoul Saturday, he and South Korean President Yoon Suk-Yeol agreed to expand joint military exercises. Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America joins Geoff Bennet to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • White House COVID response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha discusses the growing virus surge

    May 21 2022

    A new COVID wave is accelerating across the U.S. with cases rising in almost every state. New daily cases are up by more than 50 percent from just two weeks ago, while COVID-related hospitalizations rose by 12 percent over the last week. This as the CDC signed off on Pfizer COVID boosters for children ages 5 to 11. White House COVID response director Dr. Ashish Jha joins Geoff Bennett to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: Biden signs $40 billion aid package for Ukraine

    May 21 2022

    In our news wrap Saturday, President Biden signed a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine, the first military flight carrying baby formula from Europe is expected to arrive this weekend, Australian voters ousted sitting Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Israeli forces shot and killed a 17-year-old Palestinian in the occupied West Bank, and at least two people died in a Michigan tornado. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Hundreds of years after Haiti paid to be free from slavery the costs are still being felt

    May 21 2022

    Haiti is one of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere, yet the reasons for that are often overlooked. The New York Times recently conducted an unprecedented investigation into those root causes, which includes revelations about Haiti's former colonizer: France. The Times' Catherine Porter, who led the team that uncovered the story, joins Ali Rogin to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • What Native American children endured at one Missouri boarding school

    May 21 2022

    For the first time, the U.S. government released a report this month detailing the abuse and mistreatment of Native children who were forcibly sent to boarding schools in the 1800s. NewsHour's St Louis community reporter Gabrielle Hays, who has been reporting on one school in Missouri that fits into this painful history, joins Geoff Bennett to discuss what she uncovered. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Investors scramble as the S&P 500 dives into bear market territory

    May 20 2022

    Financial markets closed out the week with yet another head-spinning day, with one of the main indexes, the S&P 500, plunging for almost three hours into bear market territory, signifying a drop of 20 percent or more from its prior record. Jason Furman, an economist at the Harvard Kennedy School who served as a top adviser to President Obama, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: CDC approves Pfizer COVID vaccine booster shots for children ages 5 to 11

    May 20 2022

    In our news wrap Friday, children in the U.S. ages 5 to 11 began receiving their Pfizer COVID vaccine booster shots after the CDC gave its final approval, a federal judge rules COVID asylum restrictions must continue on the border, the Justice Department unveiled new efforts to combat hate crimes after the massacre in Buffalo, and Russia claims it's taken full control of the city of Mariupol. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Biden focuses on technology gaps and security during his first trip to Asia as president

    May 20 2022

    President Biden's trip to Asia aims to improve economic and security relations with allies in the region, with plans to introduce a new regional economic framework designed to counter China's influence. Nick Schifrin reports, and Judy Woodruff speaks with Frank Jannuzi of the Mansfield Foundation and Bonnie Glaser of the Asia program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States to learn more. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Calls for Biden to cancel the widespread financial burden of student debt grow louder

    May 20 2022

    President Biden has indicated he will soon announce a decision on whether he will cancel $10,000 in student debt for college graduates. It's a decision being widely anticipated but also much debated over its scope and merits. Katherine Welbeck of the Student Borrower Protection Center and Marc Goldwein of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget join Amna Nawaz to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • New York struggles with a sharp rise in violent crime amid COVID-19

    May 20 2022

    After hitting near historic lows pre-pandemic, crime has been spiking in many parts of the U.S., including in the nation's most populous city. Shootings in New York City have more than doubled this year compared to the same time period in 2019. The city's new mayor has made public safety his top priority, while polls show half of New Yorkers view crime as the leading issue. Jeffrey Brown reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Brooks and Capehart on the Buffalo mass shooting, primary results, public opinion on Roe

    May 20 2022

    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the reaction to the racially motivated massacre in Buffalo, the implications of primary results as the U.S. moves toward general elections and public opinion Roe v. Wade. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: Biden backs Finland and Sweden's NATO bids as Senate votes to send Ukraine aid

    May 19 2022

    In our news wrap Thursday, President Biden backs Finland and Sweden's bids to join NATO, the U.S. Senate voted to send Ukraine an additional $40 billion in military and economic aid, a grand jury indicted the white man accused of killing 10 black people at a Buffalo supermarket on a first-degree murder charge, and the Jan. 6 panel has requested an interview with Republican Rep. Barry Loudermilk. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Most Americans support Roe v. Wade but many want some abortion restrictions, poll shows

    May 19 2022

    The leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court that suggests the justices may soon overturn Roe v. Wade has made abortion one of the biggest political debates of the year. On Thursday, the Oklahoma Legislature passed a near-total ban on abortion. Our new PBS Newshour/NPR/Marist poll sheds new light on Americans' views on the subject. Lisa Desjardins walks us through some of the numbers. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Biden invokes Defense Production Act to counter dearth of baby formula

    May 19 2022

    President Biden is under pressure on a number of fronts right now, including getting more done and showing better results that people can feel in the near future.That's particularly true when it comes to the shortage of baby formula around the country. Brian Deese, the Biden administration's director of the National Economic Council, joins Geoff Bennett to discuss some of those concerns. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • How quickly will infant formula be back on shelves?

    May 19 2022

    The baby formula shortage in the United States has been severe for some time, with stores now missing 40 percent of their usual supplies. There have been stories of parents driving hours to find what they need, or in some cases, watering down formula. NewsHour's Ali Rogin, who has been reporting on this issue, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Russia's war in Ukraine could lead to a global food crisis

    May 19 2022

    The U.S. on Thursday accused Russia of using food as a weapon in its war on Ukraine, and in turn, creating a global food security crisis. Ukraine grows enough food to feed 400 million people, and Ukraine and Russia together account for a third of the world's wheat exports. But Russia's invasion and blockade of Ukrainian ports are preventing exports of grain and steel. Nick Schifrin reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Political scientist Ian Bremmer on the world's ability to address major global crises

    May 19 2022

    With Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the pandemic, climate crisis and extreme political polarization, the dangers currently facing the world are stark. A new book, "The Power of Crisis: How Three Threats - and Our Response - Will Change the World," delves into those topics. Author Ian Bremmer, who runs the Eurasia Group, a global risk research and consulting firm, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Cultural divisions and political entrenchment transform evangelical voting bloc

    May 19 2022

    The Supreme Court's leaked draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade has brought the intersection of politics and religion to the forefront, including in the Evangelical Church. The Atlantic's Tim Alberta recently delved into these issues in his recent article, "How Politics Poisoned the Evangelical Church." He joins Amna Nawaz to discuss the church's swing to the hard right. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • MerleFest celebrates music from the Appalachian region and boosts the local economy

    May 19 2022

    MerleFest has been a mainstay on the music circuit since 1988. People flock to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina each year to celebrate music of the Appalachian region, which has helped the local economy. Jeffrey Brown went to take a look for our arts and culture series, "CANVAS." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: Omicron variant drives spike in U.S. COVID-19 cases

    May 18 2022

    In our news wrap Wednesday, COVID cases are spiking as federal health officials call for indoor mask mandates, Russia released video of Ukrainian soldiers abandoning the Azovstal steel plant, the U.S. embassy reopened in Kyiv, Finland and Sweden handed in their applications to join NATO, and a former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge in George Floyd's death. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Breaking down the primary results and what they mean for midterm elections

    May 18 2022

    On Tuesday, the busiest primary day so far of the 2022 midterm elections, there were mixed results for Republican candidates endorsed by former President Trump. And for Democrats, several races provided the first true test of what the party's message will be. Lisa Desjardins reports, and David Wasserman of The Cook Political Report, and Errin Haines of The 19th, join Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Abortion access becomes central issue in Pennsylvania's race for governor

    May 18 2022

    Abortion access is now a key issue in races across the U.S. after news the Supreme Court is on the verge of overturning Roe v. Wade. But the stakes are especially high in Pennsylvania, where two candidates with sharply divided stances on the issue will face off for governor in an election that may determine abortion law in the state. Lisa Desjardins reports on how the issue is shaking up the race. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Buffalo massacre highlights how mass shooters are able to obtain weapons legally

    May 18 2022

    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul took steps Wednesday to strengthen the state's "red flag" law after an accused gunman in the Buffalo massacre bought the weapon used in the attack despite being held for a mental health evaluation last year. Hamline University criminal justice professor Jillian Peterson, a forensic psychologist and co-founder of The Violence Project, joins John Yang to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Government watchdog report details Taliban's rapid takeover in Afghanistan

    May 18 2022

    Taliban fighters last year swept through Afghanistan and seized the capital in a matter of weeks. How they were able to do so and why the Afghan military collapsed so quickly has been debated ever since. A government watchdog on Wednesday released the first U.S. report on what happened. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko joins Nick Schifrin to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Soccer players on U.S. men's and women's national teams get pay equity for the first time

    May 18 2022

    The U.S. Soccer Federation announced a historic deal Wednesday to ensure equal pay between the men's and women's players. U.S. soccer became the first national team to equalize pay and bonuses in the sport, including for World Cup play. Briana Scurry, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, 1999 World Cup champion and author of the forthcoming book, "My Greatest Save," joins Geoff Bennett to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • New exhibit chronicles work of late painter Barkley Hendricks and his use of the camera

    May 18 2022

    Barkley L. Hendricks was a contemporary American painter who made pioneering contributions to Black portraiture and conceptualism. Special correspondent Jared Bowen of GBH Boston takes us to an exhibit of his work at Brandeis University's Rose Art Museum, and shows us how Hendricks used the camera as what he called his "mechanical sketchbook." It's part of our arts and culture series, "CANVAS." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders