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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 NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

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 NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

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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 NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

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Episodes

COVID-19 didn't stop these musicians from performing--here's how

4/11/2021
Over a year of COVID-19 shutdowns continues to be particularly hard for artists who rely on live shows and events to make a living -- and despite streaming platforms like Spotify drawing more business than ever, many independent performers have had to find workarounds to get their music to new fans. For some, getting creative has actually brought new success they might have never found in pre-pandemic times. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker has the story. PBS NewsHour is supported by -...

Duration:00:08:02

Exploring Hate: An inside look at anti-extremism training in the military

4/11/2021
Nearly one in six people charged in the January 6 Capitol siege are military veterans. To address the growing concerns of misinformation and extremism within the ranks, Secretary Lloyd Austin implemented a stand down to train active troops around the world to combat the issue. Special Correspondent Michael Cerre gives us an inside look at the anti-extremism training at a Marine unit. This segment is part of our ongoing initiative: Exploring Hate: Antisemitism, Racism and Extremism. PBS...

Duration:00:26:35

Medical experts, masks, social distancing: Week 2 of Derek Chauvin's trial

4/10/2021
Prosecutors called medical examiners to the stand as the trial of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd, entered its second week. Brandt Williams, Minnesota Public Radio reporter, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the testimonies -- and how this courtroom was different. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:05:02

The ethics of 'vaccine passports' and a moral case for global vaccine equity

4/10/2021
As vaccines continue to roll out globally, wealthier nations have been inoculating their populations at much higher rate than the global South, sparking the debate over "vaccine passports." Northwestern University professor Steven Thrasher, instead, argues in favor of focusing on greater vaccine equity. He joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:05:18

Library of Congress seeks diverse archivists and storytellers

4/10/2021
Founded in 1802, the U.S. Library of Congress is one of the world's largest repositories of human knowledge. Now, a new initiative backed by a $15 million grant seeks to expand the National Archive to include diverse experiences. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano speaks with Dr. Carla Hayden, the first woman and first African American Librarian of Congress about the project. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:06:34

News Wrap: U.S. to see sharp drop in Johnson & Johnson vaccines over quality control issue

4/9/2021
In our news wrap Friday, the U.S. will see a sharp drop in deliveries of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine next week amid quality control concerns at a Baltimore production plant. President Biden released an outline of his $1.5 trillion budget for 2022, and signed an executive order forming a bipartisan commission to study whether to expand the Supreme Court, limit justices' terms. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:06:27

Medical examiner doubles down on original autopsy finding, labels Floyd's death a homicide

4/9/2021
Friday was a closely watched day in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd. It featured key testimony about what led to Floyd's death from medical examiner Dr. Andrew Baker, who performed the initial autopsy on Floyd's body and declared his death a homicide. Special correspondent Fred De Sam Lazaro has our report. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:02:18

Amazon workers' push to unionize is over for now. Here's what it means for the future

4/9/2021
Amazon is the second largest private employer in the U.S. with nearly 800,000 workers. But none of its facilities are unionized and the push to unionize from workers in Alabama is over -- for now. Stephanie Sy speaks to Margaret O'Mara, a professor at the University of Washington, about Friday's victory for the retail giant. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:06:12

Examining the microaggressions and 'building blocks to extremism' within the military

4/9/2021
About 15 percent of the insurrectionists at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 were current or former members of the military. The military admits it has an extremism problem, but advocates say it hasn't taken the necessary steps to tackle it. The Pentagon on Friday announced new initiatives and a new working group to counter extremism in the ranks. Nick Schifrin reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:08:01

Meat-packing plants were the earliest COVID hotspots, but vaccinating workers isn't easy

4/9/2021
Workers in meatpacking factories and livestock farms that supply them are among the hardest hit by COVID-19. Nationwide, at least 50,000 meatpackers have been infected and some 250 lost their lives. But things may finally be looking better for them. Special correspondent Fred De Sam Lazaro reports on efforts to get them vaccinated for his series, Agents for Change. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:05:57

Looking back at the long and often turbulent life of Prince Philip

4/9/2021
Britain's Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's husband of 73 years, died Friday at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh had been hospitalized nearly a month ago for heart surgery. Mourners defied COVID-19 protocols to gather in front of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle to lay flowers and offer condolences. In this report by Chris Ship, we take a look at his lengthy and often turbulent life. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:06:44

Brooks and Capehart on the filibuster, reconciliation, and the American Jobs Plan

4/9/2021
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the filibuster debate, reconciliation and resistance within the Democratic party, the American Jobs Plan, and gun control. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:13:05

The stories behind 5 wonderful lives cut short by COVID-19

4/9/2021
Every Friday, we take a moment now to remember some of the extraordinary lives of those we have lost to the coronavirus. Here are their stories. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:03:42

Breaking down Biden's plan to curb 'blemish' of gun violence in America

4/8/2021
President Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled executive actions to curb gun violence, which he described as an "epidemic" and an "international embarrassment." Nearly 20,000 people died of gun violence last year, and another 24,000 died by suicide. Adam Winkler of the UCLA School of Law is an expert on gun policy and joins Judy Woodruff to discuss Biden's measures. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:06:54

News Wrap: Number of minors at southern border hits all-time high amid claims of abuse

4/8/2021
In our news wrap Thursday, the number of children arriving at the southern border hit an all-time high last month as authorities apprehended nearly 19,000 minors in March. In another mass shooting, a man in South Carolina killed five people before taking his own life. Also, The Labor Department reported unemployment claims rose unexpectedly to 744,000 last week. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:07:04

Floyd died from lack of oxygen, not drugs, medical expert testifies

4/8/2021
Prosecutors began the ninth day of the Derek Chauvin trial with testimony from pulmonologist Dr. Martin Tobin. After showing prepared illustrations and photos of the events, Tobin concluded that Chauvin's knee on George Floyd's neck caused narrowing of the hypopharynx -- a critical area for getting oxygen into the lungs -- and led to his death. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:02:33

How Biden's infrastructure plan aims to tax corporations that move profits overseas

4/8/2021
One major way that President Joe Biden and his team propose paying for his $2 trillion infrastructure plan is by revamping the way U.S. corporations pay taxes. As Amna Nawaz reports, the plan would both raise tax rates, and go after the ways some large companies record profits overseas. Jesse Drucker covers taxes and tax havens for The New York Times and joins us to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:05:38

Pastor reveals the reasons behind COVID vaccine hesitancy in the evangelical community

4/8/2021
As of Thursday, more than 64 million Americans are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, and many others are eagerly waiting for their shots. But among white evangelical Americans, interest in the vaccine isn't as widespread. John Yang speaks with one evangelical leader about why that is, and what can be done to change it. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:06:51

Frontline casualties: The health care workers that lost their lives saving COVID patients

4/8/2021
While a lot has been reported on the struggles of health workers during the pandemic, there's been far less news on the deaths of doctors, nurses and other support staff. A major reporting project has been gathering this crucial information and looking at the pandemic's full impact on frontline workers. William Brangham speaks to reporter Christina Jewett of Kaiser Health News about the project. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:07:08

New book explores the heroic women-run resistance inside Nazi death camps

4/8/2021
Judy Batalion's new book, "The Light of Days," details acts of heroism by Jewish women in the ghettos of eastern Europe - and even within the death camps. She documents how female couriers hand-carried crucial messages, weapons, and ammunition as part of the resistance in besieged Jewish ghettos. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant presents the report for Holocaust Remembrance Day. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:08:52