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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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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

Exploring why gun violence has soared during the pandemic, and how to combat it

4/19/2021
The nation is convulsed again by a new spasm of shootings, as police in three states investigated weekend attacks on the heels of Friday's bloodbath in Indianapolis. Gun violence in America has remained high throughout the pandemic. By some early estimates, 2020 is one of the worst years for homicides in recent times. Amna Nawaz speaks to The Trace's Champe Barton about efforts to change gun laws. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:07:39

Here's what happened during closing arguments in the Derek Chauvin trial

4/19/2021
Monday saw the closing arguments in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin. The verdict to come is being closely watched in Minnesota and other cities around the country -- many of them braced for protests, marches and potential unrest. Special correspondent Fred De Sam Lazaro reports on the final case made Monday by prosecutors and Chauvin's defense. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:05:02

'Courageous vulnerability': Sikhs reflect on targeted attacks after FedEx shooting

4/19/2021
We take a moment to remember the lives lost in the recent FedEx shooting. While we still don't know about the suspect's motive, half of those killed were Sikhs. The Sikh community, which has grown over many years in the Indianapolis area, is in mourning. Simran Jeet Singh, a senior fellow at the Sikh coalition who is connected to the Indianapolis community, joins Amna Nawaz to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:06:41

News Wrap: All Americans above age 16 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

4/19/2021
In our news wrap Monday, everyone over the age of 16 in the United states is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination. India, meanwhile, reported nearly 274,000 new cases as New Delhi went under a one-week lockdown to try to stem the spread of the virus. There's word that U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died of a stroke the day after confronting pro-Trump extremists on January 6. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:04:45

Israel pushes forward with successful vaccine program, but Palestinians feel left behind

4/19/2021
With the world's highest COVID-19 vaccination rate, Israel recently has begun employing a vaccine passport program that allows immunized people access to a normality that's denied people who've not had the shots. But as special correspondent Martin Himel reports, the program's success in Israel is not mirrored in the Palestinian territories, where the virus runs rampant. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:08:35

Ingenuity's flight on Mars rings in a new era of aviation

4/19/2021
NASA has made plenty of history with space flights to Mars. But on Monday began a new chapter: it flew on Mars for the first time using an experimental helicopter, Ingenuity. Miles O'Brien takes us out of this world. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:03:33

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on the infrastructure package, fundraising in the GOP

4/19/2021
NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Lisa Desjardins to discuss the latest political news, including the Biden infrastructure plan, fundraising efforts inside the Republican Party, and how Americans perceive the government. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:08:26

'A lesson in authenticity:' Andra Day reflects on the experience of playing Billie Holiday

4/19/2021
The new film "The United States Vs. Billie Holiday" takes on the life of "Lady Day," the great Billie Holiday. And the woman playing her -- Andra Day -- is winning raves of her own with a nomination for best actress at the upcoming Oscars. Jeffrey Brown speaks with the actress about how she prepared for the role for our ongoing arts and culture series, CANVAS. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:06:47

In 'Kusama: Cosmic Nature,' a dialogue between art and the natural world

4/18/2021
Yayoi Kusama's work has been described as transformative: both for the observer and for her exhibit's surroundings. The Japanese artist's latest exhibition, postponed initially because of the pandemic, aptly uses a 250-acre landscape as the setting for her exhibit "Cosmic Nature." NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports from New York. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:03:48

Sam Amidon mines the 'intensity & strangeness' of tradition to make music uniquely his own

4/18/2021
Sam Amidon is a singer-songwriter on the fiddle, banjo, and guitar, but he's mostly known for recasting traditional American folk songs into vibrant contemporary soundscapes. He spoke to NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Tom Casciato about his Vermont upbringing and how he pairs the sounds of traditional folk music to those of free jazz and more. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:07:01

Biden hopes to pass more bills in first 100 days

4/18/2021
President Biden is seeking bipartisan support on issues like infrastructure, refugee admissions, immigration and ending the 20-year-old Afghanistan war as he nears completing 100 days in office. Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins to discuss his agenda and the political will to support it. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:04:47

New details, but few answers, about Thursday's Indianapolis shooting

4/17/2021
More details about the mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility Thursday night continue to emerge, including the names of victims, that the FBI had previously interviewed the shooter, and that half of those dead from the shooting come from a Sikh background, raising more questions around the killer's motive. Lawrence Andrea, Public Safety and Breaking News Reporter for the Indianapolis Star, has been covering the shooting and joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss. PBS NewsHour is...

Duration:00:02:41

Why field training officers are hindering police reform

4/17/2021
The Derek Chauvin trial and shootings of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo by the police have renewed calls for police reform. A Marshall Project investigation, which reviewed 10 large city departments and its field trainers, found that the officers and their training methods are one of the biggest roadblocks to police reform. Marshall Project staff writer Simone Weischelbaum joins. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:05:00

Prince Philip is laid to rest after small funeral amid COVID-19 restrictions

4/17/2021
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who died last week at 99, was laid to rest at St. George's Chapel on Saturday. The funeral, which was an intimate affair due to COVID-19 restrictions in the UK, was attended by only 30 members of the royal family, including the Queen, who sat alone. Special Correspondent Ryan Chilcote joins for more. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:04:15

What are my chances of hospitalization even after being fully vaccinated?

4/17/2021
The latest on COVID-19 and vaccines: Johnson & Johnson shots continue to be on pause as health officials investigate extremely rare side effects; Moderna and Pfizer vaccination appointments are becoming easier to snag in many states; and what scientists are learning about the vaccine's efficacy against variants and 'breakthrough infections.' ProPublica reporter Caroline Chen joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:07:16

Indianapolis mayor calls for national action on gun laws after FedEx shooting

4/16/2021
Police in Indianapolis have spent Friday looking for answers after a gunman shot eight people to death and then killed himself. The incident prompted President Biden to call the nation's gun violence incidents a "national embarrassment." The bloodshed stunned a city that's been hard hit by gun violence, and its mayor is calling for national action. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:03:46

Chicago sees massive protests after police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo

4/16/2021
Questions over the fatal shooting and the role of the police in the death of a teen are front and center in Chicago. There, the mayor, city officials and community leaders are taking stock of how police respond with force, and whether more changes are needed. Stephanie Sy speaks to Hans Menos, the Vice President of Law Enforcement Initiatives for the Center for Policing Equity, for this report. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:07:11

News Wrap: AG Garland rescinds Trump-era curb on consent decrees for police

4/16/2021
In our news wrap Friday, the U.S. Justice department rescinded a Trump-era curb on consent decrees, making it easier to investigate police departments and press for major changes in use of force. An Indiana man has become the first person to plead guilty to federal charges in the January assault on the U.S. Capitol. Russia responded to new U.S. sanctions today with penalties of its own. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:05:03

Biden flip-flops on refugee policy after blowback for keeping Trump-era restrictions

4/16/2021
Friday saw the Biden administration giving mixed messages on refugee admission. After receiving blowback for keeping the historically low refugee cap set by President Trump, the White House quickly reversed its position, and said it will move to lift them. Yamiche Alcindor has more on the flip-flop, and discusses it with Jenny Yang, the vice president of advocacy and policy at World Relief. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:04:10

Trans athletes say they are being 'othered' as record number of bills seek to limit rights

4/16/2021
It's been a record-breaking year of bills proposed in state legislatures that would limit transgender rights - from access to medical care to sports participation. Despite that, a new PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll found that Americans across the political spectrum oppose those efforts, and more than half of people personally know someone who is transgender. John yang has our report. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:07:10