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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

  • Stranded in the U.S., American Samoans are unable to go home

    Nov 28 2020

    American Samoa is one of the few places in the world with zero reported COVID-19 cases. The U.S. territory, 2,600 miles from Hawaii, shut down its borders in March to commercial flights to prevent the spread of the virus to its 55,000 residents. The cost? An estimated 562 American Samoan residents are stranded and still waiting for when they can get home. Laura Fong reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Mistakes, victories in one hospital during COVID-19

    Nov 28 2020

    What has it been like handling the COVID-19 pandemic day to day in a busy hospital? Dr. Adam Jarrett, Chief Medical Officer at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersey and co-author of: "In the Time of COVID: One Hospital's Struggles and Triumphs," joins Michael Hill to discuss the daily effort to save lives and keep staff safe. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Family, sobriety and parenting: an indigenous woman tells her story

    Nov 28 2020

    We continue our series, 'Turning Points': stories produced, directed and told by indigenous people from Yellowknife in Canada's Northwest Territories, part of an empowerment journalism project in partnership with the Global Reporting Center. Tonight, we hear from Louise Beaulieu, who speaks about being placed in a religious residential school, losing her language and culture, and her struggle with alcoholism. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: Federal appeals court rejects Trump's election challenge in Pennsylvania

    Nov 27 2020

    In our news wrap Friday, President Trump has lost yet another legal round in his bid to challenge the election results, "Black Friday" unofficially ushers in the holiday shopping season under the pall of the pandemic, and thousands of Indian farmers march on New Delhi. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Iran's top nuclear scientist reportedly killed in an attack

    Nov 27 2020

    Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed Friday when a truck laden with explosives blew up near a car that was carrying him and gunmen shot and killed him, Iran's state media said. But who was this man and who may have killed him? Nick Schifrin spoke with Norman Roule, former national intelligence manager for Iran at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • High hospitalization numbers are putting a strain on nurses

    Nov 27 2020

    There are now more than 90,000 people hospitalized in the country with COVID-related illness, the highest number since the pandemic began. Hospital ICU's are nearly filled in some places, and the U.S. currently averages more than 1,500 deaths a day. Amna Nawaz spoke with Bonnie Castillo, executive director of National Nurses United, to learn more about the strain this is putting on health workers. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Native Americans renew decades-long push to reclaim millions of acres in the Black Hills

    Nov 27 2020

    President Trump's visit this year to Mt. Rushmore has drawn new attention to a decades-long battle between Native Americans and the federal government over millions of acres in South Dakota. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the campaign to reclaim that land. This report is in partnership with the Under-Told Stories Project and is part of the series, "Agents for Change." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Death toll surges as migrants try to reach Europe

    Nov 27 2020

    There's been a surge in the numbers of people drowning in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean as migrants from Africa try to reach Europe. Activist groups are blaming European Union policies for their deaths and have been critical of its border agency, Frontex, for its cooperation with the Libyan coastguard. NewsHour Special Correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Capehart and Abernathy on why Trump is still casting doubts on the election

    Nov 27 2020

    Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart, and Gary Abernathy, an Ohio-based writer and contributing columnist to The Washington Post, join Amna Nawaz to discuss this week's politics, including President Trump's undermining of the election process and President-elect Joe Biden's picks for top cabinet posts. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Honoring 5 victims of the COVID-19 pandemic

    Nov 27 2020

    Each Friday since the coronavirus outbreak began, NewsHour has been offering tributes to just some of those who have perished from COVID-19. During this Thanksgiving holiday, we remember five special people who have fallen to the pandemic. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • How independent bookstores are weathering tough economic times

    Nov 27 2020

    These are perilous times for independent bookstores. More than one independent bookstore has closed each week since the pandemic began, and 20 percent across the country are in danger of closing, according to a recent study by the American Booksellers Association. Jeffrey Brown has the story. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: Americans adjust to a Thanksgiving impacted by surging COVID-19 infections

    Nov 26 2020

    In our news wrap Thursday, Americans adjust to a dramatically different Thanksgiving Day with surging COVID-19 cases across the country, and Ethiopia's prime minister says he's ordered the final assault against the rebellious region of Tigray as human rights groups raise concerns about civilians. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • U.S. Supreme Court blocks New York's cap on religious services

    Nov 26 2020

    In a 5-to-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court overnight blocked New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's effort to slow rising COVID-19 cases with a cap on the number of attendees at religious services in high-risk communities. Amna Nawaz speaks with the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle, and Dr. Dara Kass, an associate professor of emerging medicine at Columbia University, to learn more about the decision. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • On Thanksgiving, remembering those we've lost due to COVID-19

    Nov 26 2020

    On this Thanksgiving Day, tens of thousands of our friends and neighbors have one less person at the table because of COVID-19. It is this pandemic, and the devastation it has wrought in this country, that makes this holiday so different for all of us. Judy Woodruff takes an extended look back at just some of the more than 260,000 Americans lost so far to COVID-19. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Essential workers' Brief But Spectacular takes on what they're grateful for this year

    Nov 26 2020

    During the last eight months, our Brief But Spectacular team has profiled numerous brave voices whose work has been deemed essential and whose lives have been transformed by the pandemic. We reconnected with them this past week to ask how they're doing and hear what they've learned. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Biden urges national unity as Trump erases former adviser's conviction

    Nov 25 2020

    President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday urged national unity during this holiday season as President Trump erased the criminal conviction of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, for lying to the FBI during the Russian investigation. White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Trump grants Michael Flynn a full pardon for lying to the FBI in Russian probe

    Nov 25 2020

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, for lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. Devlin Barrett, of the Washington Post, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the circumstances surrounding Flynn's conviction and pardon. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Analyzing Biden's possible pick for secretary of defense

    Nov 25 2020

    President-elect Joe Biden made news this week when he announced key members of his national security team. But missing from that lineup is his choice for secretary of national defense. Nick Schifrin joins Judy Woodruff for a breakdown of the transition and a look at one leading candidate for the nomination. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: Hong Kong's leader says law criminalizing dissent has brought stability

    Nov 25 2020

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Hong kong's chief executive says the territory has regained stability thanks to a national security law imposed by China, a deadline expires in Ethiopia for leaders in a rebellious northern region to surrender, and soccer legend Diego Maradona dies at age 60. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Navajo Nation's health care system strained by COVID-19

    Nov 25 2020

    The Navajo Nation, home to more than 170,000 Navajo, has been hit hard by COVID-19. More than 600 Navajo have died of COVID-19 in parts of three states, and daily positive cases are soaring. Stephanie Sy spoke with Dr. Daniel Mays, of the University of California, San Francisco's Heal program, and Dr. Sophina Calderon, deputy chief of staff at a tribal hospital in Tuba City, Arizona, to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Six months after George Floyd's death, what has changed in Minneapolis?

    Nov 25 2020

    Six months ago, George Floyd was killed under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, triggering protests and spasms of property destruction in cities across America. The Minneapolis Police Department is now facing calls for its abolition while struggling with high attrition and low morale. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports as part of his series, "Agents for Change." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Mexican chef Gabriela Cámara on food as a force for social good

    Nov 25 2020

    Cuisine inspired by Mexico can be found almost everywhere in the United States. But at chef Gabriela Cámara's restaurants -- on both sides of the border -- dishes with fresh, local ingredients put a unique twist on traditional favorites. Jeffrey Brown caught up with Cámara to discuss why she sees food as a powerful social force. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • How Americans are approaching Thanksgiving differently this year

    Nov 25 2020

    Public health officials remain concerned too many people are traveling this holiday week to be with loved ones, even though air travel is 60 percent below where it was at this time last year and with millions of Americans deciding to stay home. Before the holiday begins, we gathered voices from around the country to hear their thoughts about approaching Thanksgiving differently this year. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • 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