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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

  • News Wrap: DOJ opposes releasing affidavit supporting search of Trump's home

    Aug 16 2022

    In our news wrap Tuesday, former President Trump called for the release of an affidavit supporting the search of his Florida estate, but the Justice Department said that would impair its investigation. Also, first lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID, Kenya's opposition presidential candidate rejected the election results, and the FDA allows millions to buy hearing aids without a prescription. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Trump critics tested in Alaska and Wyoming primaries

    Aug 16 2022

    Primary elections are taking place Tuesday in Wyoming and Alaska as voters decide whether to back GOP incumbents who have criticized former President Trump. Polls show Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney trailing a Trump-backed challenger as Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska tries to hold on. Also, former Gov. Sarah Palin is running for a U.S. House seat with Trump's support. Laura Barrón-López reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • How Congress overcame deep differences to pass major legislation

    Aug 16 2022

    President Biden on Tuesday signed the Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act into law. The massive economic, climate and health care package comes after more than a year of negotiations among Democrats in Congress and the White House and caps off a summer of legislative successes. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Explosions hit Russian-annexed Crimea as Ukraine vows to retake territory

    Aug 16 2022

    For the second time in a week there were mysterious explosions in Russian-occupied Crimea. A Russian ammunition depot blew up Tuesday in the peninsula's northeast, less than a week after explosions destroyed multiple Russian jets at the Saki Air Base. Ukraine has not officially taken responsibility. This as violence continues near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Nick Schifrin reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Safety of nuclear plant in Ukraine at risk amid ongoing fighting

    Aug 16 2022

    Violence continues near Europe's largest power plant in Ukraine, the nuclear facility at Zaporizhzhia, as Russian and Ukrainian officials continue to trade accusations over who's to blame. Sola Talabi, an adjunct professor and nuclear engineer with nearly two decades in the nuclear power industry, joins Nick Schifrin to delve into the risks and dangers associated with Zaporizhzhia. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • St. Louis combats opioid crisis as overdose deaths skyrocket among Black Americans

    Aug 16 2022

    More Americans died from drug overdoses last year than ever before. And while deaths are up across nearly every demographic since the start of the pandemic, there's been an especially alarming spike in overdose deaths among Black Americans. John Yang reports from St. Louis on the growing public health crisis. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Federal water restrictions in the West underscore severity of climate crisis

    Aug 16 2022

    The federal government on Tuesday announced a second round of water restrictions to states that depend on the Colorado River Basin. The move comes as the American West faces unprecedented challenges to preserve water that continues to recede rapidly. Jennifer Pitt, Colorado River program director for the National Audubon Society, joins Stephanie Sy to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • A journalist's Brief But Spectacular take on telling the whole story

    Aug 16 2022

    David Bornstein is co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, a group that works with news organizations to produce rigorous reporting on responses to social problems. The goal is to "rebalance the news" to provide people a sense of investment and communities with the information they need to participate in a healthy democracy. Here's his Brief But Spectacular take on telling the whole story. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: Rudy Giuliani is target of a criminal investigation involving 2020 election

    Aug 15 2022

    In our news wrap Monday, former President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is now a target of a criminal investigation in Georgia involving the 2020 election, China's military launched new drills around Taiwan, William Ruto won Kenya's presidential election, Brittney Griner appealed her prison sentence, India marked 75 years of independence from Britain, and actress Anne Heche has died. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Women, girls struggle for basic rights in Afghanistan one year after the Taliban takeover

    Aug 15 2022

    It was a year ago on Monday that the Taliban completed its conquest of Afghanistan, capturing Kabul and sending the nation into yet another spiral of turmoil after the chaotic withdrawal of the U.S. and NATO allies. Now, one year on, we begin a series looking back at life under Taliban rule with the plight of Afghan women and girls, whose freedoms have been snatched away. Jane Ferguson reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Rep. Liz Cheney faces steep opposition in Wyoming's primary after becoming a Trump critic

    Aug 15 2022

    Seven of the Republican House members who voted to impeach former President Trump have already retired or lost their primary races. There has not been a more vocal GOP critic of Trump than Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, and she is now facing an uphill battle to retain her seat in Congress. Laura Barrón-López traveled to Wyoming to speak with voters ahead of Tuesday's primary election. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Republican primaries, Democrats' legislative victories

    Aug 15 2022

    NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including this week's closely watched primary elections, President Biden prepares to sign the Inflation Reduction Act, and the continuing fallout from the FBI search of former President Trump's home. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Why the CDC is loosening some of its COVID-19 guidelines

    Aug 15 2022

    As students and teachers across the U.S. prepare to head back to school, the CDC is relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines. It marks a significant shift in how the nation approaches the pandemic as the new guidance prioritizes keeping kids in class. But some health experts worry the agency has gone too far. Julia Raifman, who leads the COVID-19 U.S. State Policy Database, joins Stephanie Sy to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Examining Salman Rushdie's lifelong fight for free speech

    Aug 15 2022

    Three days after being repeatedly stabbed onstage as he was preparing to give a lecture, author Salman Rushdie is recovering while the man accused of attacking him has been charged with attempted murder. Ayad Akhtar, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and novelist and president of PEN America, joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss Rushdie's life, work and the wider impact of the attack against him. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Democrats celebrate legislative win in passing of climate, health and tax bill

    Aug 14 2022

    Congressional Democrats are celebrating a landmark legislative victory after passing the Inflation Reduction Act, which President Biden is set to sign into law this week. Meanwhile, the Justice Department is investigating Donald Trump for potentially violating the Espionage Act after classified documents were found in his home. Special correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Geoff Bennett to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: Online threats rise to 'unprecedented' levels after FBI search

    Aug 14 2022

    In our news wrap Sunday, online threats against federal officials are increasing after the FBI's search of Trump's home, a man drove into a Capitol barrier and died in an apparent suicide, a Palestinian gunman opened fire on a bus in Jerusalem, author Salman Rushdie is "on the road to recovery" after being stabbed in New York, and Freya the walrus has been euthanized by Norwegian authorities. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Climate change is worsening heat waves in oceans. Here's why that's a problem

    Aug 14 2022

    This summer has seen record-high temperatures around the world, but the damaging effects of heat do not stop at the water's edge. In Europe, the Mediterranean Sea has been experiencing elevated temperatures since May, with deadly consequences for delicate underwater ecosystems. Ali Rogin reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Abbi Jacobson on re-telling 'A League of Their Own' for a new generation

    Aug 14 2022

    "A League of Their Own" quickly became a cult classic after its initial release in 1992. Now, 30 years after the film based on the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League premiered in theaters, the Rockford Peaches are coming back to screens. Abbi Jacobson, co-creator and star of the new Prime Video series "A League of Their Own," joins Geoff Bennett to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: Trump's lawyer told DOJ classified documents had been returned

    Aug 13 2022

    In our news wrap Saturday, a Trump attorney told the Justice Department that all classified documents had been returned, the Southern Baptist Convention's handling of sexual abuse claims is under investigation, Salman Rushdie's alleged attacker is charged with attempted murder, Sen. Sinema's campaign donations from Wall Street come under scrutiny, and Italy's largest lake drops near historic lows. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • How a Trump-era policy that separated thousands of migrant families came to pass

    Aug 13 2022

    The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy separated over 5,000 children from their parents, with no tracking process or records that would allow them to be reunited. Atlantic staff writer Caitlin Dickerson joins Geoff Bennett to discuss her investigation into the policy. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • One year after evacuating Afghanistan, teen refugee pursues musical dreams

    Aug 13 2022

    This month marks one year since the U.S. withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan, leading to the evacuation of tens of thousands of Afghan nationals since last August. Now, one teen refugee is pursuing her musical dreams thanks to a guitar donated through a youth-led organization in Phoenix. PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs' Alexis Schmidt reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Author Sophia Nelson shares self-care lessons for pandemic times

    Aug 13 2022

    Stress levels shot up in the spring of 2020 and for a lot of people, they never came back down. Best-selling author Sophia Nelson has a new self-care book aimed at offering some help during the pandemic, "Be The One You Need: 21 Life Lessons I Learned While Taking Care of Everyone but Me." She joins Geoff Bennett to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • FBI retrieved top secret documents from Trump's Florida home

    Aug 12 2022

    A federal judge on Friday unsealed and made public the search warrant for former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. A review of the warrant reveals that the FBI collected more than 20 boxes of items, including some material classified as top secret. Sadie Gurman of The Wall Street Journal and Renato Mariotti, a former federal prosecutor, join Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: House lawmakers give final approval to the Inflation Reduction Act

    Aug 12 2022

    In our new wrap Friday, Democrats are celebrating another legislative victory after House lawmakers gave final approval to the Inflation Reduction Act, author Salman Rushdie was attacked on stage before a lecture in western New York, the polio virus has been detected in New York City's sewage water, shelling continued at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine, and wildfires rage in France. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Assessing threats of political violence and rising extremism on the far-right

    Aug 12 2022

    In response to the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago, Trump supporters have increased calls for a civil war. Those dangerous threats are being fueled by conspiracy theories, and mistrust of the FBI and Justice Department promoted by many Republican politicians. Barbara Walter, professor at UC San Diego and author of "How Civil Wars Start," joins Laura Barrón-López to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Charlottesville reckons with trauma 5 years after a deadly white supremacist rally

    Aug 12 2022

    Five years ago on Friday, extremists marched in Charlottesville, Virginia in a violent demonstration that forced the city and the nation to confront the growing threats of white supremacy and domestic terrorism. Laura Barrón-López visited the city to see what's changed and how residents think President Biden and the country have reckoned with what they witnessed that summer. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • U.S. special envoy for Iran discusses the prospects for reviving a nuclear deal

    Aug 12 2022

    European, Iranian and American negotiators flew to Vienna last weekend to see if they could once and for all come to an agreement over Iran's nuclear program. The Biden administration has been negotiating to reenter a nuclear deal from which the Trump administration withdrew. U.S. Special Representative for Iran Robert Malley, the chief negotiator, joins Nick Schifrin to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Brooks and Capehart on the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago, the investigations surrounding Trump

    Aug 12 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 multiple investigations hanging over former President Trump and primary victories by his supporters who are election deniers. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders