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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

  • Biden administration begins push for action on COVID-19 relief

    Jan 25 2021

    President Biden had a full Monday lifting a ban aimed at transgender troops, imposing a ban centered on COVID-19, and extending a mandate to buy goods made by Americans. White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Trump impeachment trial threatens new divisions in Congress

    Jan 25 2021

    The 50-50 split in the new U.S. Senate is leading to delays in confirmations and committee assignments. It comes as the Biden administration looks for an early effort on COVID-relief, and as the Senate prepares for former President Trump's impeachment trial. Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor join Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Biden's relief plan faces resistance from both sides of the aisle

    Jan 25 2021

    Republicans and some Democrats are pushing back against President Biden's $1.9 trillion relief plan meant to address a host of health and economic issues brought on by the pandemic. Heather Boushey, a member of the Biden administration's White House Council of Economic Advisers, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: Putin condemns protests supporting jailed opposition leader

    Jan 25 2021

    In our news wrap Monday, Russia's President Vladmir Putin condemned mass protest in support of jailed opposition leader Alexi Navalny, President Biden suggests that the nation could soon vaccinate 1.5 million people a day against COVID-19, Dominion Voting Systems is suing former President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and Brazil's president faces protests over his handling of the COVID crisis. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • What is driving the disparities in vaccine distribution?

    Jan 25 2021

    There have been more than 40 million Pfizer and Moderna vaccine doses delivered around the U.S. thus far, with more than half of those administered. But while the pace has increased, the rates of vaccination vary widely by states and counties. Dr. Jennifer Kates, senior vice president and director of global health at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, joins Amna Nawaz to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Indian farmers converge on Delhi to protest agricultural deregulation

    Jan 25 2021

    For more than two months, farmers in India have camped just outside the capital, Delhi, demanding the repeal of new laws that deregulate agriculture, which directly employs near half the country's 1.3 billion people. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports in partnership with the Under-Told Stories Project as part of his series, "Agents for Change." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on President Biden's executive actions

    Jan 25 2021

    NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including President Biden's first days in office, the prospects for bipartisanship in Congress, and former President Trump's impeachment trial. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • In Miami, making live theater work during the pandemic

    Jan 25 2021

    Miami, one of the top tourist destinations in the U.S., has been hit hard by COVID and the travel shutdown. Officials at Miami International Airport say traffic is off by more than half, impacting hotels, restaurants, and hot spots like Miami Beach. But somehow live theater is happening. In fact, Miami is now home to the largest live production in the country. Jeffrey Brown reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Environmentalists, industries are trying to find a methane solution

    Jan 24 2021

    Methane emissions caused by human-related activities, especially from livestock, and oil and gas industries, are responsible for 25% of global warming, according to the United Nations. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the growing call by environmentalists and the oil and gas industry to measure and curb methane emissions. The report is part of our ongoing series on climate change, "Peril and Promise." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Biden rolls back Trump-era climate policies, commits to tackling crisis

    Jan 24 2021

    In his first hours in office, President Biden signed executive orders aimed at tackling the climate crisis and rolling back Trump-era policies, some of which denied the science of human-caused climate change. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano spoke with May Boeve, executive director of climate justice organization 350.org, about the potential impact of Biden's new climate commitments. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Shell Oil President on methane emissions, carbon capture

    Jan 24 2021

    Gretchen Watkins, the president of oil and gas major Shell Oil has taken a tough stand on methane emissions. She joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the methane problem, the need for regulation and her ideas for what the Biden administration should do to address the issue. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Obama wanted to close Gitmo. Will Biden be able to finally do it?

    Jan 23 2021

    President Biden's Secretary of Defense, General LLoyd Austin has said he would follow through on President Obama's efforts to close Guantanamo Bay, the prison for terrorism detainees. Today, its population is down to nearly 40, including six detainees cleared for release. Michel Paradis who has represented Gitmo detainees and has authored the book " Last Mission To Tokyo" joins for more. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • COVID-19 shutdowns bring new popularity to old winter pastime

    Jan 23 2021

    After months of shutdowns and restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, some ski resorts are cautiously reopening in the U.S. and Europe. But not in France. Worried about outbreaks, French ski resorts can't use their chair lifts or open their chalets. But the shutdowns are spurring demand for a much slower snow sport: snowshoeing. And one French company is stepping up production to meet demand. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Navalny's popularity spreading in Russia amid massive protests over his arrest

    Jan 23 2021

    Tens of thousands of people in over a dozen Russian cities defied heavy police presence Saturday to protest the arrest of Alexei Navalny, a leading political opposition figure to Putin. Navalny's poisoning, recovery, return to Russia, and his organization's viral videos are turning him into a "household name" in Russia, according to PBS NewsHour's Special Correspondent Ryan Chilcote. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • As Biden gears up to bolster vaccination, logistical challenges remain

    Jan 23 2021

    President Biden has set a goal to vaccinate 100 million Americans in his first 100 days even as federal and state officials grapple with logistical challenges and the absence of a national inoculation plan. ProPublica reporter Caroline Chen joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the confusion surrounding the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in the nation. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Building a new generation of civil rights lawyers

    Jan 23 2021

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund recently launched a civil rights lawyer scholarship program as a pipeline to "address racial injustice and inequality in the South." NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano spoke with Associate Director-Counsel, Janai Nelson about the program and its significance in the current political climate. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Biden aims to counteract the economic damage wrought by COVID-19

    Jan 22 2021

    President Biden has now signed at least 29 executive actions in his first few days in office, many geared toward marshaling government resources to tackle the myriad issues brought on by the pandemic. White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Senate nearing a deal on timing of Trump's impeachment trial

    Jan 22 2021

    Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are nearing a deal to begin an impeachment trial for former President Trump on Feb. 8, as they continue to iron out the final details including the length of a trial and allowing witnesses. This comes amid debates over sharing power in a 50-50 Senate. Dan Bush joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: Biden invokes Defense Production Act to ramp up supply of COVID-19 vaccines

    Jan 22 2021

    In our news wrap Friday, President Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to ramp up the U.S. supply of COVID-19 vaccines, National Guardsmen are back at the Capitol amid outrage over reports they were ordered out on Thursday, Russia welcomed Biden's proposal to extend limit on the two countries' nuclear arsenals, and the first ever international treaty to ban nuclear weapons went into effect. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Trump leaves office facing mounting debt, devalued assets and scarcity of willing lenders

    Jan 22 2021

    One of the consequences of the chaos of the U.S. Capitol is a distancing of banks and other business from former President Trump. He now faces a delicate and difficult situation with his businesses, debt and taxes. Paul Solman reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Lloyd Austin breaks 'brass ceiling' as first Black defense secretary

    Jan 22 2021

    The confirmation of Retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as the first Black secretary of defense is a milestone. Nick Schifrin reports on how it also spotlights the racial disparities at the highest level of the military ranks. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Brooks and Capehart on Biden's agenda and Trump's impeachment trial

    Jan 22 2021

    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the historic inauguration, the Biden administration's early actions and a looming impeachment trial. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Looking back at the life of baseball legend Hank Aaron

    Jan 22 2021

    One of America's greatest athletes, Henry Louis Aaron, died Friday at the age of 86. The famed baseball player endured blatant racism for much of his life, eventually breaking Babe Ruth's home run record. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. Howard Bryant, a sports writer and author of, "The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron," joins Jeffrey Brown to look back on Aaron's life. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Remembering 5 extraordinary lives lost to COVID-19

    Jan 22 2021

    As we passed the grim milestone this week of more than 400,000 Americans killed by COVID-19, we take a moment to remember another five of the extraordinary lives lost. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Biden begins his presidency with a flurry of executive orders

    Jan 21 2021

    President Biden moved on a broad front Thursday to put his stamp on national policy, unveiling a number of new measures and pledging to confront the nation's public health crisis with COVID-19. White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor joins Judy Woodruff to discuss Biden's response to the pandemic, confirmation hearings and former President Trump's impeachment trial. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders