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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

  • News Wrap: Pro-Democracy activists are sentenced in Hong Kong

    Dec 02 2020

    In our news wrap Wednesday, several opposition activists in Hong Kong were sentenced for organizing demonstrations, President Trump sparked congressional opposition with a threat to veto a sweeping defense policy bill, and Afghanistan's government and the Taliban have a breakthrough on peace talks. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Britain approves a COVID-19 vaccine, raising questions about a U.S. rollout

    Dec 02 2020

    Britain's approval Wednesday of Pfizer's COVID vaccine dialed up the anticipation, pressures and questions about vaccines in the U.S. and how the distribution will be handled. William Brangham spoke with Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief scientific officer for the federal government's vaccine program, to learn more about the implementation of a vaccine. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Why this Georgia election official called out Trump's fraud claims

    Dec 02 2020

    A top Georgia election official on Tuesday had sharp words for President Trump and some Republicans, as the president continues to cast doubts on Georgia's election results with disproven claims of widespread fraud. Gabriel Sterling, who works with the Georgia secretary of state's office, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his comments. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Democrats shift position on a sized-down economic relief bill

    Dec 02 2020

    Lawmakers are under pressure to reach another economic relief deal as COVID-19 cases and deaths spike across the country. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin is the second-highest ranking Democrat in the U.S Senate. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss a new bipartisan proposal and why Democrats have changed their stance on a relief bill. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • What are the obstacles for Republican support of a bipartisan relief bill?

    Dec 02 2020

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement Wednesday that the bipartisan COVID relief bill just unveiled should be the starting point for negotiations going forward. Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana is one of the lawmakers responsible for that bipartisan bill. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Renaissance master painter breaks gender barriers centuries later

    Dec 02 2020

    Artemisia Gentileschi, a woman who painted her way to fame in the 1600s was largely forgotten for centuries. But more recently she is getting her full recognition at an exhibition in London's National Gallery. Jeffrey Brown has the story. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Striking the balance between luck and skill

    Dec 02 2020

    Many Americans will carefully weigh the risks when deciding whether to gather together or travel for the holidays amid a global pandemic. Maria Konnikova, poker player and author of "The Biggest Bluff," shares her humble opinion on how to balance luck and skill. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: AG Barr says no evidence of large-scale election fraud

    Dec 01 2020

    In our new wrap Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr has dealt a fresh blow to President Trump's claims of widespread election fraud, and a key scientific committee told the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the first COVID-19 vaccine should go to health care workers and patients in nursing homes. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Health care workers, nursing homes should get COVID-19 vaccine earlier, CDC panel says

    Dec 01 2020

    The recommendations made on Tuesday by the CDC advisory committee about who should get the earliest doses of a COVID vaccine kick off a series of crucial decision points for the coming weeks, including how states make their own decisions about distributing a vaccine. Dr. Paul Offit, professor of pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, joins Amna Nawaz to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Biden's economic team faces unprecedented crises in shift from Trump

    Dec 01 2020

    President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday introduced his economic team, which is planning on making a sharp shift from the Trump years and his economic policies. Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor join Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Why some down-ballot Democrats struggled to hold their seats

    Dec 01 2020

    While President-elect Joe Biden won a decisive victory in the 2020 election, down-ballot candidates from across the country struggled to hold the seats they won in 2018. Rep. Donna Shalala, a Florida Democrat who lost her race against Maria Elvira Salazar, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss why Republicans had success in gaining seats. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Why the pandemic is forcing millennials to move back home with their parents

    Dec 01 2020

    The pandemic has accelerated a change in housing in the U.S. that began well before the spread of COVID-19. Millennials, adults between the ages of 24 and 39, continue to move back home with their parents in significant numbers. For some it's by choice, but for many it's a necessity. Special correspondent Catherine Rampell, who is a columnist for The Washington Post, has the story. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • In Germany, countering the growing influence of anti-immigrant policies

    Dec 01 2020

    For the past five years, the European Union has been strengthening its defenses against asylum-seekers who have flooded into the region fleeing war and poverty. But in some parts of Germany, there is a push against the growing influence of right-wing politics that have impacted policies on migrants. Special Correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Author Elizabeth Acevedo on writing a coming-of-age novel

    Dec 01 2020

    Our November pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, "Now Read This," is "The Poet X" by Elizabeth Acevedo. She spoke to Jeffrey Brown about finding her voice through poetry and why she wrote a novel in verse. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: Ethiopia's leader denies rebels' claims of atrocities

    Nov 30 2020

    In our news wrap Monday, the rebel leader in Ethiopia's Tigray region is insisting that fighting goes on even after losing his capital, and funeral services were held for the founder of Iran's military nuclear program who was killed last week in an ambush that Iran is blaming on Israel. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • COVID-19 infections spike again as restrictions are reimposed

    Nov 30 2020

    Even as hopes grow about the distribution of vaccines in the coming months, COVID-19's impact continues to ripple across the U.S. with enormous consequences. Twenty-six states set records for COVID-related hospitalizations during Thanksgiving week. William Brangham spoke with Dr. CĂ©line Gounder, an epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist at Bellevue Hospital, to learn more. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • What Biden's choices for his economic team say about his priorities

    Nov 30 2020

    President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named a diverse group to lead his economic team, including Janet Yellen, the former head of the Federal Reserve, as his choice for treasury secretary. Jim Tankersley, who covers economics for The New York Times and is author of the recent book, "The Riches of This Land," joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Supreme Court reviews Trump effort to change census data on immigrants

    Nov 30 2020

    President Trump's immigration policies and the U.S. census were back at the Supreme Court on Monday. As John Yang reports, the issues at stake in the case have the potential of shaping congressional and presidential politics for years to come. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Uneasy peace takes hold in contested region of Azerbaijan

    Nov 30 2020

    Ethnic-Armenian forces last week handed over two regions to Azerbaijani control as part of Russia-brokered armistice that ended the six-week war over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Moscow has sent peacekeepers to the ethnic-Armenian enclave, representing the return of its military to Azerbaijan for the first time since the Soviet Union ended. Simon Ostrovsky reports with Pulitzer Center support. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Biden's Cabinet picks and Trump's fraud claims

    Nov 30 2020

    NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including President-elect Joe Biden's selections for top posts in his administration and President Trump's continued claims of fraud in the 2020 elections. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Remembering Tony Hsieh, a visionary who transformed online business

    Nov 30 2020

    Tony Hsieh, the retired CEO of the online shoe store Zappos, died on Friday from injuries suffered in a fire. Throughout the tech industry he had been seen as a visionary who revolutionized online commerce. He was 46 years old. Last year, Steve Goldbloom, of our "That Moment When" team, spoke to Hsieh about his career and the importance of shared values at his company. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • U.K. grapples with lockdown fatigue, Brexit transition

    Nov 29 2020

    The U.K. is currently facing two monumental challenges: managing COVID-19 measures amid protests and lockdown fatigue, and its quickly approaching Brexit from the European Union. Frank Langfitt, NPR Correspondent and author of "The Shanghai Free Taxi" joins Michael Hill from London to discuss the situation on the ground. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Red Hot's 30-year fight against AIDS

    Nov 29 2020

    Thirty years ago, the Red Hot organization was founded to raise awareness and money around the AIDS crisis and was dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS through pop culture. Since then, the organization has collaborated with artists around the world on projects to continue to raise awareness. In commemoration of their anniversary, Red Hot is rereleasing popular track lists in the lead up to World AIDS Day on December 1st. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - htt...more

  • 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