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When news breaks, when our world changes, when you need questions answered – or when you need an escape from the headlines – this is where you'll find special, in-depth reporting from ABC News Radio. From hour-long shows covering the COVID-19 pandemic, to thoughtful discussions of politics, to celebrations of the arts. This is audio storytelling at its best, powered by ABC News.

When news breaks, when our world changes, when you need questions answered – or when you need an escape from the headlines – this is where you'll find special, in-depth reporting from ABC News Radio. From hour-long shows covering the COVID-19 pandemic, to thoughtful discussions of politics, to celebrations of the arts. This is audio storytelling at its best, powered by ABC News.

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When news breaks, when our world changes, when you need questions answered – or when you need an escape from the headlines – this is where you'll find special, in-depth reporting from ABC News Radio. From hour-long shows covering the COVID-19 pandemic, to thoughtful discussions of politics, to celebrations of the arts. This is audio storytelling at its best, powered by ABC News.

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English


Episodes

The End of Roe v. Wade

6/24/2022
The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to abortion that existed in this country for almost 50 years. In this ABC News Radio special, we discuss what it means and what happens next – for the American public, and for the court itself. ABC’s Aaron Katersky hosts and speaks to legal experts, advocates on both sides of the issue and our reporters right in between them, as the nation reacts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:48

Juneteenth

6/17/2022
On June 17th, 2021, Juneteenth became a U.S. federal holiday. It commemorates June 19th, 1865, when slaves in Texas were told of their freedom, two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. In this ABC News Special, hosted by Jamia Pugh, we celebrate Juneteenth, by exploring the meaning and history of the holiday. From Tulsa to Texas, we tell stories of resilience, and what it means to be a part of a community. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:21:26

ABC Special: “Guns in America”

6/7/2022
Americans have been faced with multiple mass shootings in such a short amount of time this year. In 2022 alone, there have been more than 240 shootings across the country. Families have been left with no time to grieve before another tragedy occurs, yet their mourning has turned into calls for change. In this ABC News Radio Special, anchored by Michelle Franzen, we hear from ABC’s Amy Robach, Mireya Villareal, and Rachel Scott who interview some of the voices forever changed by gun violence...

Duration:00:15:49

Honor, Hope & Healing 2022

5/28/2022
This Memorial Day weekend, ABC News Radio presents "Honor, Hope and Healing," hosted by Aaron Katersky & Alex Stone. This program spotlights stories of hope, courage and community spirit. We pay tribute to America’s heroes – those lost abroad in service to their country as well as those going above and beyond to help their neighbors here at home. We’ll also look at America’s resilience and determination as we begin to emerge from the pandemic and heal the wounds of the last two years. Learn...

Duration:01:35:41

Texas Elementary School Shooting

5/25/2022
The nation is asking questions – again – after a gunman killed 19 children and two adults in Uvalde, Texas. This ABC News Radio special, anchored by Alex Stone, examines all angles of this week’s elementary school shooting. Can anyone explain how this happened? What should parents tell children? Will anything change? With reporting from ABC’s Jim Ryan and Mireya Villarreal on the scene, White House Correspondent Karen Travers, our investigative team, relatives of people who lost loved ones...

Duration:00:38:14

COVID-19: Two Years, One Million Lives

5/12/2022
One million Americans have now died from COVID-19. In this ABC News special we look back at the last two years and examine how, for the rest of us, life has changed. ABC's Alex Stone visits Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles to check on the morale of frontline workers. Cheri Preston investigates the toll the pandemic has taken on our mental health. Mike Dobuski explores how the lockdown made many rethink their career choices. The pandemic also has highlighted racial and ethnic...

Duration:00:38:10

Los Angeles Riots: 30th Anniversary

4/29/2022
In 1991, four Los Angeles police officers brutally beat motorist Rodney King and their acquittal on state charges prompted one of the worst race riots in American history. On the 30th anniversary of the deadly riots, ABC's Alex Stone went back to the epicenter in South L.A. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:37

Crisis in Ukraine

2/24/2022
Less than 24 hours after Russian forces invaded Ukraine, they were advancing from three directions and threatening to take the capital of Kyiv. This ABC News Radio special examines all angles of the attack that U.S. officials said was designed to “decapitate” Ukraine’s government. ABC’s Alex Stone hosts, with Aaron Katersky reporting from Lviv, Ukraine; Patrick Reevell in Kyiv; Matt Gutman at the border, where there’s already a refugee crisis; and Karen Travers at the White House, where...

Duration:00:37:40

Attack on the Capitol: One Year Later

1/6/2022
On the anniversary of the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, ABC News Radio takes an in-depth look at that consequential day in history and its aftermath. “Attack on the Capitol: One Year Later,” is anchored by ABC News Correspondent Aaron Katersky with reporting from ABC's White House Correspondent Karen Travers and Capitol Hill Correspondent Elizabeth Schulze, featuring interviews from ABC's David Muir with Capitol and Metropolitan police officers who are still carrying the physical...

Duration:00:36:02

The Year in Review - Part 3

12/24/2021
In the final hour of The Year in Review we look back at some of the biggest stories of the year told through our daily podcast Start Here. We take you back to the morning after US gymnasts Simone Biles, McKalya Maroney, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols testified in front of congress over the handling of the Larry Nasser sexual abuse investigation, we hear from an activist fighting for lead-free water in Michigan and break down what was causing GameStop stock to rocket. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:33:18

The Year in Review - Part 2

12/23/2021
In this hour of The Year in Review we listen back some of our best original reporting for our Holiday specials. We'll introduce you to a woman who is fixing "broken" individuals on the streets of Los Angeles, bring you to southwestern Massachusetts where the newest boom is green, explain why flying is becoming an everyday hobby for many. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:14

The Year in Review - Part 1

12/22/2021
In this hour of The Year in Review we look back at some of the biggest stories as reported during our live and special coverage. We start at the beginning of the year with the January 6th attack on the Capitol, then we take you to Minnesota for the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, plus a look back at our coverage of 9/11: 20 years later. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:05

Playback 2021

12/17/2021
Join us as we take a look back at the year's top stories with ABC's Aaron Katersky and Cheri Preston. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:43

On The Move

11/25/2021
This Thanksgiving, ABC News Radio presents “On The Move,” a three-hour special. Alex Stone hosts this in-depth look at the latest in transportation technology and the many ways we move around Planet Earth … and beyond. We’ll meet the scientists and engineers developing a spacecraft that will orbit an asteroid in deep space, gathering valuable, potentially life-saving information. We’ll get a close-up look at the next big thing in aviation, learn about automakers’ plans to go all-electric,...

Duration:01:45:13

America Strong: Cal Fire

9/27/2021
This month ABC News is telling stories of strength and resilience, during one of the darkest stretches in this country’s history. We’re calling the series “America Strong.” ABC's Alex Stone reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:40

America Strong: Old School Businesses

9/20/2021
This month ABC News is telling stories of strength and resilience, during one of the darkest stretches in this country’s history. We’re calling the series “America Strong.” EJ Becker reports from Kansas City. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:39

America Strong: Beauty 2 the Streetz

9/13/2021
This month ABC News is telling stories of strength and resilience, during one of the darkest stretches in this country’s history. We’re calling the series “America Strong.” ABC"s Jason Nathanson reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:26

Remembering 9/11: 20 Years Later

9/11/2021
Saturday marks twenty years since the 9/11 terror attacks. ABC's Aaron Katersky takes us back to that day with a riveting account of how that day unfolded, told through the stories of first responders, survivors and others. The last survivor, pulled from the rubble of the World Trade Center 27 hours after the attack, provides her first-hand account of that day. Finally, we revisit the young women and their then-infants left behind when their husbands and fathers were killed that day and how...

Duration:00:36:58

Help Wanted

9/4/2021
What are we doing to make money now? And what are we doing that we weren’t doing a just a couple of years ago? This Labor Day weekend, ABC News Radio presents “Help Wanted.” Host Cheri Preston explores the ever-changing American labor landscape – which jobs we’re pursuing now and which remain vacant. We’ll look at jobs that have gotten a lot harder and ones that we didn’t even know were jobs. Cheri and the team of ABC correspondents will examine the urgent need for cybersecurity experts,...

Duration:01:36:52

Gun Violence in America

7/30/2021
This Special Report from ABC News Radio explores the uniquely American problem of gun violence and what might be done to reverse the deadly trends. We start by defining the problem – it’s not just mass shootings -- then we examine the effect of gun violence on children, we talk about the connection to mental health, and we visit cities where they’ve tried different solutions, with different degrees of success. Hosted by Aaron Katersky, this special includes reporting by Michelle Franzen,...

Duration:00:37:08