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This eleven-part podcast series, a companion to PBS' Valentine's Day television special, The Hidden Epidemic: Heart Disease In America, features best-selling author, Dr. Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Larry King of CNN's Larry King Live and the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, along with Julie Bain, Health Director at Reader's Digest magazine. In conversation with Julie Bain, Dr. Roizen explains ten different, easy steps you can take to a healthier heart. In the eleventh podcast, Larry King tells ...
 
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. ...
 
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Operation Warp Speed may have produced effective COVID vaccines in record time, but administering them has been another matter. Just 9 million of the more than 25 million doses distributed have been given out, according to the CDC. But the Trump administration on Tuesday made big changes to the program. Jennifer Nuzzo, an epidemiologist at Johns Ho…
 
The nation entered the weekend on edge about the coming presidential inauguration. Investigators are still delving unto the trauma that shook Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, as authorities brace for what's yet to come. Nick Schifrin reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders…
 
President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled a major legislative package to address the twin health and economic crises now facing his administration. The $1.9 trillion plan would bolster funding for states, schools and small business, among other proposals. Heather Boushey, an incoming member of the Biden administration's White House Council of …
 
In our news wrap Friday, COVID-19 has now killed more than 2 million people worldwide since it emerged in China just over a year ago, White House says President Trump will depart Washington on the morning of the inauguration, the timing of the Trump's impeachment trial remains undecided, thousands of migrants in Honduras have started north in the y…
 
The unprecedented show of military force to defend the peaceful transfer of power is not just taking place in Washington, D.C. The FBI says there are threats to all 50 state capitols, where there could be armed protests. In Pennsylvania, 450 National Guard troops will protect the state capitol in Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman joi…
 
One key piece of President-elect Biden's plan to fight COVID is to make major changes to how vaccines are distributed around the country. The plan comes amid a report that the vaccine reserves the Trump administration has promised to ship to states do not actually exist right now. Dr. Peter Hotez, an infectious disease specialist at Baylor College …
 
One key piece of President-elect Biden's plan to fight COVID is to make major changes to how vaccines are distributed around the country. The plan comes amid a report that the vaccine reserves the Trump administration has promised to ship to states do not actually exist right now. Dr. Peter Hotez, an infectious disease specialist at Baylor College …
 
The U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday that military-force levels in Afghanistan are now at 2,500 service personnel -- the goal President Trump had set. This is the lowest number of American troops since the U.S. first invaded the country in 2001, and comes as the Afghan government and Taliban peace talks stall. Special correspondent Jane …
 
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including President Trump's historic impeachment, the fallout from the Capitol insurrection and President-elect Biden's economic relief plan. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/fund…
 
The timing of a Senate impeachment trial for President Trump remains up in the air, as authorities investigate potential threats during the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, who is planning a nearly $2 trillion economic package to combat COVID-19 and the resulting economic fallout. Yamiche Alcindor and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to…
 
In our news wrap Thursday, coronavirus deaths in U.S. near 390,000, former Michigan officials charged in Flint water crisis, watchdog finds Justice Department knew President Trump's border policy would separate children from parents, President-elect Biden taps deputy defense secretary David Norquist to temporarily lead the Pentagon, and 2020 essent…
 
Prosecutors in Michigan announced 41 criminal charges against nine former state and city officials Thursday in the Flint water crisis, including Michigan's former governor. Sandra Jones, executive director of R. L. Jones Community Outreach Center at the Greater Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, joins John Yang to discuss the impact the public he…
 
Since last week's riot at the Capitol, more and more companies are cutting ties with Donald Trump, and dozens of corporations suspended political contributions to the 147 members of Congress who refused to certify the election of Joe Biden. Paul Solman reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders…
 
The events at the Capitol, beginning with a violent mob and ending with the second impeachment of President Trump, have exposed deep rifts in the Republican Party. With Trump set to leave office, we discuss the GOP's future with Lanhee Chen, a Hoover Institution fellow who's advised several Republican presidential candidates, and Gary Abernathy, a …
 
As the days dwindle in the Trump administration, they are still issuing rules and regulations, sanctions and designations that could have impacts both abroad and at home, beyond the end of the administration. William Brangham and Nick Schifrin discuss Trump's orders and how some of them might hamstring the Biden administration. PBS NewsHour is supp…
 
In the 1960s, Ruby Bridges became the first African-American student to integrate into an entirely white public school system in New Orleans. She joins Charlayne Hunter-Gault, who followed in Bridges' footsteps 60 years ago and desegregated the University of Georgia along with Hamilton Holmes, to discuss racism and civil rights in the modern era. P…
 
President Trump on Wednesday became the first president in America history to be impeached twice. Yamiche Alcindor joins Judy Woodruff to discuss how the president reacted to his impeachment and how he may deal with a Senate trial should it take place after he leaves office. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders…
 
Ten Republican members in the House of Representatives joined Democrats Wednesday in voting to impeach Donald Trump. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican from Illinois, is among a handful of Republicans who broke from their party to vote in favor of impeaching the president following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week. He joins Judy Woodru…
 
In a 232-197 vote Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Trump for a second time, with just one week left in his term. Texas Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro, who is one of the managers of the impeachment trial, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the history-making day. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour…
 
Thousands of members of the National Guard will be in Washington, D.C. for President-elect Biden's inauguration after the violent attack at the U.S. Capitol last week raised concerns over security. Many of those worries also extend to 50 state capitols, where the FBI says protests will take place as well. Nick Schifrin spoke to Michigan Attorney Ge…
 
In our news wrap Wednesday, pandemic deaths in the U.S. hit another high Tuesday with more than 4,300, the virus pushes the federal budget deficit to a new record, New York City is terminating all contracts with the Trump organization, President-elect Biden taps Samantha Power to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development, and a woman on de…
 
They've become known as "long haulers" -- people who've been infected with COVID-19 but can't seem to rid their bodies of its effects months later. Their symptoms run the gamut, from shortness of breath to heart palpitations to extreme fatigue. And this mystery has the medical community scrambling. Stephanie Sy reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by…
 
They've become known as "long haulers" -- people who've been infected with COVID-19 but can't seem to rid their bodies of its effects months later. Their symptoms run the gamut, from shortness of breath to heart palpitations to extreme fatigue. And this mystery has the medical community scrambling. Stephanie Sy reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by…
 
President Trump projected defiance as he faces his greatest political peril yet with an unprecedented second impeachment. He denied any responsibility on Tuesday for the riot that engulfed the halls of the U.S. Congress last week. Yamiche Alcindor and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/…
 
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by a majority of Democrats, will begin impeachment proceedings on Wednesday, as more Republicans indicated they may vote to remove President Trump from office. Florida Democratic Rep. Val Demings is a member of the Judiciary and Homeland Security committees. She joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the Ho…
 
With daily cases crossing 250,000, COVID-19 has killed nearly 380,000 people in the U.S. -- the highest in the world. As states roll out vaccines in phases amid reports of the two more transmissible variants from the UK and South Africa in the country, experts warn that arresting the virus spread is key to stopping the pandemic. ProPublica's Caroli…
 
As many countries began their COVID-19 vaccination rollouts last month, one country quickly charged ahead of the pack: Israel. The Middle Eastern nation is now the world's top vaccinator per capita, already inoculating more than 1.5 million people, or nearly 20 percent of its total population. But as it faces a growing number of COVID-19 cases, can…
 
The death toll from COVID-19 has passed 365,000 in the U.S. with 130,000 people hospitalized with it now. But the best hope for moving past the pandemic -- mass vaccinations -- is going slower than had been expected. Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, joins Stephanie Sy to discuss. PBS N…
 
The U.S. is stumbling out of the gate in getting the COVID-19 vaccine distributed in 2021, as a more contagious variant of the virus spreads around the country. Dr. Robert M. Wachter, the head of the department of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, joins William Brangham to discuss the vaccine rollout, and why he thinks the …
 
Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Christopher Booker about some of the most memorable stories he covered in what turned out to be an out-of-the-ordinary year: New York state's first mobile COVID-19 testing site, the George Floyd protests in New York City, and working through social distancing while out in the field. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https:…
 
NewsHour Weekend producer Zachary Green speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about his most illuminating work in 2020: covering race, equity, and the Black Lives Matter movement in small-town America, and on figuring out the best way to cover -- and fact-check -- the COVID-19 Task Force press briefings. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/ne…
 
As COVID-19 cases rise across the country, one of the worst-hit areas right now is the Southeast. That includes Georgia, where many hospitals are at or near capacity. Georgia is also lagging behind many other states in giving out vaccinations. Judy Woodruff spoke with Dr. Shanti Akers, a pulmonologist at the Phoebe Putney Health System in Albany, G…
 
The U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs operates the nation's biggest hospital system, serving millions of former service members around the county. But according to a series of investigative reports in ProPublica, that system has suffered badly during the pandemic, and is failing to protect its own health staff. William Brangham spoke with ProPub…
 
Since the first reported case of COVID-19 a little more than a year ago, the pandemic has taken a devastating toll in the U.S. -- far worse than in many other developed countries. Donald G. McNeil Jr., a science and health reporter for The New York Times, joins Judy Woodruff to give some perspective. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.o…
 
In the first two weeks of America's vaccination campaign, just 2 million people have received the first of the two required doses for their vaccinations -- far short of the Trump administration's projections of 20 million vaccinations by the end of this year. William Brangham spoke to Dr. Carlos del Rio, a professor of global health at Emory Univer…
 
As the pandemic continues spiraling out of control in much of the U.S., the number of infections have declined in recent weeks in Scotland County, Missouri. But despite that good news, medical professionals there may not receive any doses of the coronavirus vaccine until the end of January, and they fear their community could soon have another surg…
 
When President-elect Joe Biden enters the Oval Office three weeks from now, his health team will be tasked with taking over the U.S. response to COVID-19, including the vaccine rollout. One of the members of Biden's team is Dr. Rochelle Walensky, who was named the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She joins Amna Nawaz…
 
For much of the year, millions of Americans have been hunkering down and avoiding crowds to try to stay safe from COVID-19. But with that, many have also been delaying important medical care, sometimes with devastating consequences. John Yang reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders…
 
At key moments over the last year leaders around the globe made critical mistakes that worsened the pandemic and led to more deaths. That's the argument put forth by the New Yorker's Lawrence Wright in "The Plague Year," an article that fills the magazine's entire January issue. Wright explains what went wrong in an interview with Senior National C…
 
NewsHour Weekend's Connie Kargbo joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss some of her most impactful work from 2020: necessary 'elective' surgeries being suspended during the pandemic due to hospital overflow; vaccine hesitancy; and how aging caregivers, at risk for COVID, ask themselves-- who will care for my diasbled loved one when I'm no longer around?…
 
As vaccines rollout throughout the country, frontline healthcare workers are the first to receive the COVID-19 protection. Dr. Alexis Langsfeld, a New York physician, spoke with NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Karla Murthy about the vaccination and the surge in cases across the country. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/news…
 
A major battle is underway over abortion rights in Poland. The country's constitutional court, whose legitimacy has been questioned by some, has made it even harder for Polish women to get abortions. The move has been condemned by the European Parliament and human rights groups like Amnesty International. Special Correspondent Malcolm Brabant repor…
 
The U.S. has approved a second COVID-19 vaccine, made by Moderna, to begin rollout on Sunday. With America regularly recording more than 3,000 COVID-19 deaths per day, the much-needed additional doses will provide a boost to efforts to vaccinate healthcare workers, but may take months to reach the general population. Propublica health reporter Caro…
 
In this episode, PBS NewsHour correspondent William Brangham talks to special correspondent Cat Wise and reporter Laura Santhanam about why the pandemic is likely making the childhood trauma crisis worse and how caregivers can help their kids and themselves through this trying time. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/…
 
Despite the fact that many school districts worked at being prepared during the pandemic, this fall has been a tough road for students, parents and educators. Most used some form of hybrid learning, but many have felt it's not safe enough to have children in the classroom. And for some students, virtual learning means that they are falling further …
 
Tens of thousands of people grow up in and around Chicago's predominantly black neighborhood of Austin, one of the city's biggest and most violent, where experts say disinvestment and systemic racism are major drivers of childhood trauma. Special correspondent Cat Wise and producer Sam Lane report as part of our series, "Invisible Scars: America's …
 
Residents and staff in most long term-care facilities will start receiving vaccinations next week. More than 1 million Americans live in nursing homes and they've been especially vulnerable to COVID-19. Amna Nawaz spoke with Dr. Richard Feifer, chief medical officer for Genesis Healthcare, a large for-profit nursing home company, to learn more. PBS…
 
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