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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.

Episodes

  • As Giuliani defies subpoena, testimony reveals officials raised concern about his conduct

    Oct 15 2019

    Despite the White House's efforts to block the impeachment inquiry process, depositions from long-time diplomats have shed new light on the Trump administration's approach to Ukraine, and how officials were concerned about the actions of President Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to take stock of the latest developments.

  • News Wrap: Hundreds charged in Barcelona protests

    Oct 15 2019

    In our news wrap Tuesday, violence erupted for a second night in Catalonia after nine separatist leaders were convicted of sedition. The night before, more than 170 people were hurt in clashes with riot police. Also, actress Felicity Huffman reported to federal prison in California in the wake of a college admissions scam.

  • This Syrian city embodies the consequences of Trump's decision

    Oct 15 2019

    In 2012, the Syrian city of Manbij joined nation-wide protests. In 2014, those Syrian rebels lost the city to the Islamic State group. In 2016, the U.S. fought back with the help of Kurdish forces, liberating the city. In 2018, U.S. troops arrived to help stabilize Manbij as it recovered. But last week the U.S. started to withdraw, and a free-for-all began. Nick Schifrin reports.

  • How a 'lens of fear' can make officers more likely to use deadly force

    Oct 15 2019

    Atatianna Jefferson was playing video games with her nephew when police arrived to check on a door left ajar. According to her nephew, Jefferson heard noises outside and pointed her gun at the window. Officer Aaron Dean shouted and immediately fired, killing Jefferson. Amna Nawaz discusses police training, race and the use of force with Seth Stoughton of the University of South Carolina.

  • Bipartisan sanctions are 'next best' way to influence Turkey now, Van Hollen says

    Oct 15 2019

    Lawmakers from both parties are angry with Turkey for its military campaign inside Syria against Kurdish forces, and at President Trump for withdrawing U.S. forces. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., one of the lead authors of legislation that would sanction Turkey, tells Nick Schifrin that Trump's decision is having "a devastating impact" and has handed Russia "a lot more leverage in the region."

  • The hot topics 2020 Democrats could debate tonight

    Oct 15 2019

    Twelve candidates will take the debate stage in Westerville, Ohio, Tuesday night. The event comes soon after former Vice President Joe Biden's son spoke publicly about his former role as a board member of a Ukranian gas company. Will it come up in the debate? Yamiche Alincdor joins Judy Woodruff for a preview.

  • Why the founders let Congress define impeachment-worthy crimes

    Oct 15 2019

    The power to impeach a federal official such as the president has been exercised rarely in American history, and U.S. Constitution mentions the word only a handful of times. What were the founders thinking when they included that power, and how have public views of these powers evolved over time? Judy Woodruff looks back with presidential historian Michael Beschloss.

  • Soaring housing costs stretch already-strapped college students

    Oct 15 2019

    For many college students, living costs may exceed the cost of tuition and fees, as affordable housing options are becoming increasingly hard to find. Some find they struggle with debt, or paying for meals; others are at risk for homelessness. As part of our series Rethinking College, Hari Sreenivasan travels to Philadelphia to see how students there are coping.

  • How fiction draws Pulitzer-winner Elizabeth Strout home to Maine

    Oct 15 2019

    Olive Kitteridge is overbearing and hard to love, as well as complicated and compelling. The character at the center of Elizabeth Strout's 2009 Pulitzer-winning novel is also back -- in a new book called "Olive, Again." Strout takes Jeffrey Brown on a tour of some of the small towns in Maine that she's called home and have inspired her work.

  • As U.S. departs Syria, Kurds join Assad regime to fight a NATO ally

    Oct 14 2019

    In the days since the announced withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria, the country's map is being redrawn. Both Turkey and the Russia-backed Syrian regime made territorial advances, and U.S.-partner Syrian Democratic Forces turned to Damascus for support. As a result, an estimated 130,000 civilians have fled their homes, and imprisoned ISIS fighters have escaped. Nick Schifrin reports.

  • The significance of former Russia adviser Fiona Hill's congressional testimony

    Oct 14 2019

    Three House committees questioned Fiona Hill, President Trump's former top Russia adviser, on Monday as part of the impeachment inquiry. Hill, who worked in both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, is considered very knowledgeable about Russia and skeptical of its president, Vladimir Putin. Yamiche Alcindor reports and joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what we know about Hill's deposition.

  • News Wrap: Texas police officer resigns over fatal shooting of black woman

    Oct 14 2019

    In our news wrap Monday, the white police officer who fatally shot a black woman inside her Fort Worth, Texas, home over the weekend has resigned. Body camera video shows the officer, Aaron Dean, firing immediately after shouting at Atatiana Jefferson to show her hands. Also, Spain's highest court convicted 12 Catalan separatist leaders over the region's failed 2017 attempt to secede.

  • What Trump's Syria withdrawal means for the Kurds, Russia and American allies

    Oct 14 2019

    President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria has profound implications for stability both within Syria and throughout the Middle East. Nick Schifrin talks to the University of Oklahoma's Joshua Landis and career diplomat Ted Kattouf of Amideast about how Trump has handled the move and what it means for Syrian Kurds, Russian President Vladimir Putin and other U.S. allies.

  • House Democrats in Trump districts tread delicately on impeachment

    Oct 14 2019

    Only seven of the 235 House Democrats have not articulated support for the impeachment inquiry. Each represents a district President Trump won in 2016. John Yang traveled to upstate New York to find out what constituents are saying to one of the holdouts, Rep. Anthony Brindisi, who narrowly defeated a Republican incumbent in 2018.

  • Amy Walter and Domenico Montanaro on voters' impeachment views, GOP backlash to Syria move

    Oct 14 2019

    Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR's Domenico Montanaro join Amna Nawaz to analyze the latest political news, including public support for the impeachment inquiry, how Republicans feel about President Trump's Syria troop withdrawal and what to look for in Tuesday's Democratic debate.

  • What Ronan Farrow discovered about the systems that cover up sexual misconduct

    Oct 14 2019

    Ronan Farrow's explosive reporting on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct helped launch the MeToo movement in 2017 and won him a Pulitzer Prize in 2018. In his latest book, Farrow accuses NBC, his former employer, of trying to thwart his investigation of Weinstein. Farrow joins Judy Woodruff to discuss "Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators."

  • This Detroit bead museum honors an African legacy while modeling revitalization

    Oct 14 2019

    Detroit is home to an unusual museum that draws on African history and customs, filling an entire city block with installations and sculptures. The MBAD African Bead Museum also allows visitors hands-on experiences -- and acts as a stabilizing force in a distressed area of the city. Special correspondent Mary Ellen Geist reports.

  • PBS launches "NewsHour West," based in Phoenix

    Oct 14 2019

    News doesn't stop when we go off the air on the East Coast, so we're launching "NewsHour West" to update evening headlines for our Western and late-night audiences. Based in Phoenix at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, our Western bureau will serve as a reporting hub for breaking news and feature stories. Correspondent and anchor Stephanie Sy joins Judy Woodruff.

  • Turkish offensive on Kurds brings 'chaos' in northern Syria

    Oct 13 2019

    President Trump on Sunday ordered the withdrawal of nearly all 1,000 U.S. troops from northern Syria as Turkey continued a military offensive against Syrian Kurds that has left the region in chaos. For more on the escalating military offensive in Syria, Sarah El Deeb, a reporter for the Associated Press, joins Megan Thompson from Beirut.

  • It's all in the name for North Macedonia's NATO, EU bids

    Oct 13 2019

    For years, the nation known until recently as the Republic of Macedonia has worked to gain NATO and European Union membership, with efforts blocked by Greece because of a dispute over its name. But in February, the country adopted a new name, North Macedonia, and is hopeful the name change will open the door for membership. Special correspondent Christopher Livesay reports.

  • Trump's reversal in Syria causes 'cracks' in GOP support

    Oct 13 2019

    President Trump saw cracks in support among congressional Republicans last week, following his decision to pull back troops in northern Syria and amid allegations he withheld military aid to Ukraine for political gains. The busy week in politics comes as Democrats prepare for the latest presidential debate set for Tuesday in Ohio. Jeff Greenfield joins Megan Thompson for some analysis.

  • As acting DHS chief, McAleenan pushed Trump border policies

    Oct 12 2019

    Kevin McAleenan is leaving his post as acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security after six months on the job, President Trump announced Friday. During his short tenure, McAleenan oversaw an agency that has moved to drastically curb entry of asylum seekers into the United States. Zolan Kanno-Youngs, homeland security reporter for The New York Times, joins Megan Thompson to discuss.

  • Can sustainable farming save Iowa's precious soil and water?

    Oct 12 2019

    Iowa is a powerhouse producer of corn and soybeans. But all the industrial farming has come at a cost to the environment. Today, there's a growing number of farmers adopting more sustainable practices in a bid to save Iowa's precious soil and water. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Mark Bittman reports as part of our "Future of Food" series, supported in partnership with the Pulitzer Center.

  • Securing some of the most valuable art in the world

    Oct 12 2019

    For nearly 40 years, John Barelli helped secure one of the most precious collections in the world at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He recently spoke to NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson about his extraordinary career and new book, "Stealing the Show: A History of Art and Crime in Six Thefts."