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PBS NewsHour - Segments

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 -


News Wrap: American soldier who fled to North Korea back in U.S. custody
In our news wrap Wednesday, an American soldier who fled to North Korea in July is now back in U.S. custody, Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges, the mass exodus of ethnic Armenians out of Nagorno-Karabakh is accelerating after Azerbaijan recaptured the region and President Biden announced a $100 million research effort against drug-resistant bacteria. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
05:23 27.09.23
GOP Rep. Lawler on the disagreements in his party that could lead to a government shutdown
As the nation moves closer to a government shutdown, there is still no sign of a way out ahead of the Saturday night deadline. Whenever a deal is ultimately struck to avoid a shutdown or reopen the government, moderate Republicans will likely play a prominent role. Congressional Correspondent Lisa Desjardins discussed that with GOP Rep. Mike Lawler of New York. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
06:59 27.09.23
Antitrust lawsuit accuses Amazon of harming consumers and small businesses
The Federal Trade Commission and 17 states brought a sweeping lawsuit against Amazon, accusing it of violating antitrust laws. It's the federal government's latest suit aimed at curbing the power of Big Tech. The FTC and states allege Amazon illegally built and maintained a monopoly that harms customers and competitors. Geoff Bennett discussed more with John Newman of the FTC Bureau of Competition. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
06:03 27.09.23
Cassidy Hutchinson discusses what she saw and experienced in the Trump White House
Cassidy Hutchinson made history last summer delivering explosive testimony before the January 6 committee. As a top aide to President Trump's chief of staff Mark Meadows, Hutchinson had a front-row seat to the final months of the Trump White House. She spoke with Amna Nawaz about what it was like to break with Trump and her new book, "Enough." PBS NewsHour is supported by -
10:09 27.09.23
Political theorist promotes 'Our Common Purpose' plan to reinvent American democracy
A new Pew Research Center study confirmed what you might already suspect: Americans feel intense dissatisfaction with the way our government currently works and a growing distaste for both political parties. One of the main voices calling for sweeping change is Danielle Allen, a political theorist at Harvard. Judy Woodruff followed her to Tennessee for her series, America at a Crossroads. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
11:01 27.09.23
How the war in Ukraine and Russian influence is shaping Slovakia's upcoming election
When the war in Ukraine began, its western neighbor Slovakia was one of the first European Union countries to provide military aid. That support, as well as Slovakia's westward orientation, could soon be ending. The nation of 5.5 million is slated for elections on September 30 and the party predicted to win is advocating for a more pro-Russian stance. Special correspondent Simona Foltyn reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
08:13 27.09.23
Student research project draws attention to price disparities in low-income neighborhoods
A student research project in Boston is drawing attention to price disparities between grocery stores in high and low-income neighborhoods. Student journalist Sriya Tallapragada reports in this story produced during NewsHour's Student Reporting Labs Summer Academy, where teens from around the country come together to hone their journalism, film and storytelling skills. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
04:17 27.09.23
Government shutdown deadline looms amid new concerns about potential effects
More warnings about the potential effects of a government shutdown came Tuesday with concern from both the Department of Justice and the American Legion that national security could be affected and a signal from Moody's that it would downgrade U.S. credit. Congress has until Saturday to figure this out. Congressional Correspondent Lisa Desjardins reports on where things stand. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
05:00 26.09.23
News Wrap: Supreme Court clears path for 2nd majority-Black congressional district in Ala.
In our news wrap Tuesday, the Supreme Court cleared the way for a new congressional map in Alabama with a second majority-Black district, the federal government and 17 states are suing Amazon accusing it of stifling competition and forcing inflated prices, the auto workers strike hit day 12 with President Biden joining the picket line and South Korea held its first military parade in a decade. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
05:45 26.09.23
Harris calls potential government shutdown 'completely irresponsible'
Several issues are swirling this week with potential economic and political fallout, including the ongoing auto workers strike, a looming government shutdown and the first hearing in the impeachment inquiry into President Biden. Geoff Bennett spoke to Vice President Kamala Harris about all of it at Morehouse College in Atlanta where she courted young voters as part of a month-long college tour. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
11:08 26.09.23
UAW president discusses Biden joining picket line and union's demands from automakers
In a first for a sitting president, President Biden joined a picket line in Michigan Tuesday to show support to striking members of the United Auto Workers union. It's the second week of strikes against Detroit's Big Three automakers, GM, Ford and Stellantis. Amna Nawaz spoke with UAW President Shawn Fain about Biden's visit and the union's demands. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
08:02 26.09.23
Some Lahaina residents return to find what's left of their homes after Maui wildfires
It's been seven weeks since the deadliest American wildfires in more than a century swept through the Hawaiian island of Maui. Some residents in the hardest-hit neighborhoods of Lahaina are finally getting a chance to return home. William Brangham reports from Maui on what life is like for those who survived. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
10:57 26.09.23
An inside look at Ukrainian soldiers on frontline of grueling counteroffensive
The U.S. has sent Ukraine tens of billions of dollars of weapons and senior U.S. military officials predict Ukraine has only about a month to make progress against Russia before rainy weather makes movement difficult. With the help of the Pulitzer Center, Nick Schifrin, videographer Eric O'Connor and their team spent a week on the frontline and has this inside look at the counteroffensive. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
11:06 26.09.23
What's next for Hollywood after writers and studios reach tentative deal to end strike
Writers and the major studios reached a tentative deal after nearly five months of striking. In the coming days, members of the Writers Guild of America will vote to approve the new contract, which includes pay increases to keep up with streaming and protections around the use of artificial intelligence. Geoff Bennett discussed the deal and the ongoing actors' strike with Janice Min of The Ankler. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
07:52 25.09.23
News Wrap: Ethnic Armenians flee Nagorno-Karabakh after Azerbaijan takeover
In our news wrap Monday, Ukrainian military officials claim a missile strike on the Russian navy's Crimean headquarters killed Russia's Black Sea Fleet commander, thousands of ethnic Armenians are fleeing the Nagorno-Karabakh region after Azerbaijan recaptured it last week and the Biden administration announced it's investing $1.4 billion into improving the nation's aging railway system. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
03:04 25.09.23
Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on the economic and political impact of a government shutdown
NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter join Amna Nawaz to discuss the latest political news, including the implications for the U.S. economy and political landscape as a potential government shutdown looms and union workers continue their strike against car manufacturers. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
09:47 25.09.23
Biden hosts Pacific Island leaders in latest effort to counter China's influence
President Biden hosted a gathering of Pacific Island leaders Monday that was equal parts about the U.S. growing its relationships and working to counter China's power in the region. Biden promised the nations economic and climate-related help and dedicated a new U.S. Coast Guard mission. Lisa Desjardins discussed the tensions across the Pacific Rim with Zach Cooper. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
06:56 25.09.23
Family of Black teen suspended from school for his hairstyle sues Texas leaders
The family of Darryl George, a Black student in Texas suspended over his dreadlocks, has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton. They allege Abbott and Paxton are not enforcing the Crown Act, which says there can be no action taken against someone based on hair texture or hairstyles. Geoff Bennett discussed more with State Rep. Rhetta Bowers. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
04:41 25.09.23
What scientists hope to learn from asteroid sample returned to Earth on NASA spacecraft
You may have heard about a NASA probe that successfully brought some samples from a deep-space asteroid back to Earth. It took four billion miles to get them, but researchers believe it will be worth it. You also may be wondering just why scientists want these samples from what's essentially a huge rock flying through space. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien explains. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
07:53 25.09.23
Sheila Johnson discusses her groundbreaking career and new memoir 'Walk Through Fire'
Sheila Johnson made history as America's first Black female billionaire after co-founding BET. She broke barriers and found success as an entrepreneur, hotel mogul and co-owner of multiple professional sports teams. But that success came at a cost and masked deep pain and trauma. Amna Nawaz sat down with Johnson to discuss her new book, "Walk Through Fire: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Triumph." PBS NewsHour is supported by -
09:09 25.09.23
A Brief But Spectacular take on finding your voice
Writer Mary Otis' work grapples with issues of addiction, artistic purpose, and mother-daughter relationships. She recently performed excerpts from her debut novel, "Burst," at Lincoln Center in New York City. She shares her Brief But Spectacular take on finding her voice. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
03:11 25.09.23
News Wrap: GOP hardliner blasts McCarthy's plan to avoid government shutdown
In our news wrap Sunday, House negotiations to avoid a government shutdown enter their final week, France is ending its military presence in Niger, talks continued in the auto workers and Hollywood strikes, NASA retrieved its first asteroid samples from space, Ethiopian Tigist Assefa broke the women's world record at the Berlin Marathon, and Megan Rapinoe is playing her final game with the USWNT. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
03:08 24.09.23
WTA returns to China despite unresolved questions about tennis star Peng Shuai
When Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai disappeared after accusing a high-ranking official of sexual assault, the Women's Tennis Association said it would not hold tournaments in China until her whereabouts were known. Two years later, there's still no official word about Peng, but the WTA's China Open begins Tuesday in Beijing. John Yang speaks to Sophie Richardson at Human Rights Watch for more. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
05:26 24.09.23
How a lack of regulation for tattoo ink puts Americans' health at risk
Nearly one in three Americans surveyed this summer said they have at least one tattoo, according to the Pew Research Center. But while tattoo artists are required to have a license in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, tattoo ink is totally unregulated in the United States. Dr. Thomas Rohrer, a dermatologic surgeon, joins John Yang to discuss the associated health risks. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
05:18 24.09.23
Why unexpectedly high ambulance bills are still a problem in the U.S.
In a medical emergency, you want to get to a hospital as quickly as possible. But what happens when the cost of that transportation is hundreds or thousands of dollars, even with insurance? NewsHour health reporter Laura Santhanam joins Ali Rogin to discuss how a legal loophole is creating a dangerous dilemma for families across the country. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
05:19 24.09.23
The life of Lydia Mendoza, the 1st queen of Tejano music
For Hispanic Heritage Month, as part of our "Hidden Histories" series, we look back on the life of Lydia Mendoza, a Mexican American singer whose music bridged styles and cultures to tell the stories of the working class. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
04:17 24.09.23
News Wrap: Tropical Storm Ophelia drenches communities along Atlantic Coast
In our news wrap Saturday, Tropical Storm Ophelia made landfall in North Carolina, the family of a Black high school student suspended for his hairstyle is suing Texas Gov. Abbott and Attorney General Paxton, car dealers may soon feel ripple effects of the auto workers strike, and Secretary of Homeland Security Mayorkas met with the president of Honduras in Texas to discuss migration. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
02:56 23.09.23
College hopefuls face changing admissions landscape after Supreme Court ruling
This fall is the first college application season in which schools are prohibited from considering race and ethnicity when making admissions decisions, after June's landmark Supreme Court ruling. Sandy Baum, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute's Center on Education Data and Policy, joins John Yang to discuss how this affects college-bound students and their families. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
07:05 23.09.23
Rollout of driverless cabs in select U.S. cities raises safety questions
If you call a taxi in some U.S. cities, the car that picks you up might not have a driver. Self-driving "robo-cabs" are generating a lot of interest and controversy, and major technical questions remain. Aarian Marshall, a staff writer for WIRED who covers transportation, joins Ali Rogin to discuss the state of autonomous vehicles on the road. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
06:19 23.09.23
Why cricket is having a resurgence in popularity in America
Cricket was once one of the most popular sports in the United States, until baseball became entrenched as America's game during the Civil War. Now, the sport that was first played in England is seeing a resurgence across the pond, thanks in part to thriving South Asian immigrant communities who revere the game. Amna Nawaz reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by -
07:00 23.09.23