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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

  • Jubilant crowds take to the streets to celebrate guilty verdict in Chauvin trial

    Apr 20 2021

    Former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of murder and manslaughter. A panel of six white and six Black or multi-racial jurors convicted him on all three charges Tuesday afternoon. Floyd's death last May ignited a wave of public protests that rocked the nation -- and Tuesday's verdict set off celebrations outside the courthouse in Minneapolis. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • 'Sigh of relief:' Saint Paul Mayor says Chauvin verdict a welcome sign of accountability

    Apr 20 2021

    Amna Nawaz takes a closer look now, at how the nation, and, in particular, how African American communities across the country, are dealing with the jury's decision. Melvin Carter is the mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota, which, along with its neighbor, Minneapolis, form the state's "Twin Cities". He is the first African American to hold that office, and joins us to discuss the verdict. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • How the Chauvin verdict could become a 'defining moment' for future policing

    Apr 20 2021

    To discuss the trial and verdict of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, Judy Woodruff is joined by Chuck Wexler, the executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum, and Janai Nelson, the Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Floyd's supporters hope to see systemic change emerge from guilty verdict in Chauvin trial

    Apr 20 2021

    White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor has been following Derek Chauvin's trial in the murder of George Floyd and brings us the reaction on Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: Democrats block effort to censure Maxine Waters for Chauvin trial comments

    Apr 20 2021

    In our news wrap Tuesday, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives blocked a vote on censuring congresswoman Maxine Waters. Latino lawyers and community leaders in Chicago called for a federal investigation of the police shooting of Adam Toledo. The Biden administration will allow 22,000 extra seasonal workers into the U.S. this year. Banks and tech stocks pulled the broader market down. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Greener skies: How sustainable aviation fuel could help stem airplane emissions

    Apr 20 2021

    Air travel is picking up steadily as more Americans get vaccinated. While that's good news for the industry, it's bad news for climate change prevention efforts. Miles O'Brien looks at efforts to reduce airplane emissions and help airlines fly greener skies, with reporting done in tandem with the international journalism project called, "Covering Climate Now," and co-produced by PBS NOVA. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • From figurehead to partner: How Walter Mondale transformed the office of vice president

    Apr 20 2021

    Former Vice President Walter Mondale passed away Monday night at his home in Minneapolis. He was a lifelong public servant who transformed the role of vice president, and championed civil rights under Jimmy Carter before losing his own run for the presidency to Ronald Reagan. William Brangham has this look at Mondale's life and legacy. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Al Gore on how Walter Mondale made the vice president's role a 'substantive partnership'

    Apr 20 2021

    Former Vice President Walter Mondale passed away Monday night at the age of 93. He was a lifelong public servant who transformed the role of vice president, and championed civil rights under President Jimmy Carter. For more on the way he changed the role of vice president and his political legacy, we are joined by another former Vice President, Al Gore. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • George Floyd's family vows to 'keep fighting' for just policing after Chauvin verdict

    Apr 20 2021

    After a Minneapolis jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty in the murder of George Floyd, President Joe Biden spoke with the Floyd family over the phone. While happy with the verdict, the family vowed to continue efforts towards bringing systemic change in policing. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Exploring why gun violence has soared during the pandemic, and how to combat it

    Apr 19 2021

    The nation is convulsed again by a new spasm of shootings, as police in three states investigated weekend attacks on the heels of Friday's bloodbath in Indianapolis. Gun violence in America has remained high throughout the pandemic. By some early estimates, 2020 is one of the worst years for homicides in recent times. Amna Nawaz speaks to The Trace's Champe Barton about efforts to change gun laws. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Here's what happened during closing arguments in the Derek Chauvin trial

    Apr 19 2021

    Monday saw the closing arguments in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin. The verdict to come is being closely watched in Minnesota and other cities around the country -- many of them braced for protests, marches and potential unrest. Special correspondent Fred De Sam Lazaro reports on the final case made Monday by prosecutors and Chauvin's defense. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • 'Courageous vulnerability': Sikhs reflect on targeted attacks after FedEx shooting

    Apr 19 2021

    We take a moment to remember the lives lost in the recent FedEx shooting. While we still don't know about the suspect's motive, half of those killed were Sikhs. The Sikh community, which has grown over many years in the Indianapolis area, is in mourning. Simran Jeet Singh, a senior fellow at the Sikh coalition who is connected to the Indianapolis community, joins Amna Nawaz to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: All Americans above age 16 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

    Apr 19 2021

    In our news wrap Monday, everyone over the age of 16 in the United states is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination. India, meanwhile, reported nearly 274,000 new cases as New Delhi went under a one-week lockdown to try to stem the spread of the virus. There's word that U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died of a stroke the day after confronting pro-Trump extremists on January 6. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Israel pushes forward with successful vaccine program, but Palestinians feel left behind

    Apr 19 2021

    With the world's highest COVID-19 vaccination rate, Israel recently has begun employing a vaccine passport program that allows immunized people access to a normality that's denied people who've not had the shots. But as special correspondent Martin Himel reports, the program's success in Israel is not mirrored in the Palestinian territories, where the virus runs rampant. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Ingenuity's flight on Mars rings in a new era of aviation

    Apr 19 2021

    NASA has made plenty of history with space flights to Mars. But on Monday began a new chapter: it flew on Mars for the first time using an experimental helicopter, Ingenuity. Miles O'Brien takes us out of this world. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on the infrastructure package, fundraising in the GOP

    Apr 19 2021

    NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Lisa Desjardins to discuss the latest political news, including the Biden infrastructure plan, fundraising efforts inside the Republican Party, and how Americans perceive the government. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • 'A lesson in authenticity:' Andra Day reflects on the experience of playing Billie Holiday

    Apr 19 2021

    The new film "The United States Vs. Billie Holiday" takes on the life of "Lady Day," the great Billie Holiday. And the woman playing her -- Andra Day -- is winning raves of her own with a nomination for best actress at the upcoming Oscars. Jeffrey Brown speaks with the actress about how she prepared for the role for our ongoing arts and culture series, CANVAS. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • In 'Kusama: Cosmic Nature,' a dialogue between art and the natural world

    Apr 18 2021

    Yayoi Kusama's work has been described as transformative: both for the observer and for her exhibit's surroundings. The Japanese artist's latest exhibition, postponed initially because of the pandemic, aptly uses a 250-acre landscape as the setting for her exhibit "Cosmic Nature." NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports from New York. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Sam Amidon mines the 'intensity & strangeness' of tradition to make music uniquely his own

    Apr 18 2021

    Sam Amidon is a singer-songwriter on the fiddle, banjo, and guitar, but he's mostly known for recasting traditional American folk songs into vibrant contemporary soundscapes. He spoke to NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Tom Casciato about his Vermont upbringing and how he pairs the sounds of traditional folk music to those of free jazz and more. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Biden hopes to pass more bills in first 100 days

    Apr 18 2021

    President Biden is seeking bipartisan support on issues like infrastructure, refugee admissions, immigration and ending the 20-year-old Afghanistan war as he nears completing 100 days in office. Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins to discuss his agenda and the political will to support it. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • New details, but few answers, about Thursday's Indianapolis shooting

    Apr 17 2021

    More details about the mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility Thursday night continue to emerge, including the names of victims, that the FBI had previously interviewed the shooter, and that half of those dead from the shooting come from a Sikh background, raising more questions around the killer's motive. Lawrence Andrea, Public Safety and Breaking News Reporter for the Indianapolis Star, has been covering the shooting and joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported b...more

  • Why field training officers are hindering police reform

    Apr 17 2021

    The Derek Chauvin trial and shootings of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo by the police have renewed calls for police reform. A Marshall Project investigation, which reviewed 10 large city departments and its field trainers, found that the officers and their training methods are one of the biggest roadblocks to police reform. Marshall Project staff writer Simone Weischelbaum joins. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Prince Philip is laid to rest after small funeral amid COVID-19 restrictions

    Apr 17 2021

    Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who died last week at 99, was laid to rest at St. George's Chapel on Saturday. The funeral, which was an intimate affair due to COVID-19 restrictions in the UK, was attended by only 30 members of the royal family, including the Queen, who sat alone. Special Correspondent Ryan Chilcote joins for more. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • What are my chances of hospitalization even after being fully vaccinated?

    Apr 17 2021

    The latest on COVID-19 and vaccines: Johnson & Johnson shots continue to be on pause as health officials investigate extremely rare side effects; Moderna and Pfizer vaccination appointments are becoming easier to snag in many states; and what scientists are learning about the vaccine's efficacy against variants and 'breakthrough infections.' ProPublica reporter Caroline Chen joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Indianapolis mayor calls for national action on gun laws after FedEx shooting

    Apr 16 2021

    Police in Indianapolis have spent Friday looking for answers after a gunman shot eight people to death and then killed himself. The incident prompted President Biden to call the nation's gun violence incidents a "national embarrassment." The bloodshed stunned a city that's been hard hit by gun violence, and its mayor is calling for national action. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders