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America, Interrupted is an original podcast from the PBS NewsHour about how our lives have been turned upside down and how we're making sense of it.
PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

America, Interrupted PBS NewsHour

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 103 Ratings

America, Interrupted is an original podcast from the PBS NewsHour about how our lives have been turned upside down and how we're making sense of it.
PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    What we saw the day the Capitol was attacked

    What we saw the day the Capitol was attacked

    On Jan. 6, for the first time in more than two centuries, Congress was attacked and overrun, this time by its own citizens. The PBS NewsHour's anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff talks to correspondents Lisa Desjardins, Amna Nawaz and Yamiche Alcindor about what they saw as they reported from inside the Capitol, the grounds that surround it and the White House, respectively-- and what they and other Americans will remember from that day.

    Watch video of the conversation here PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 32 min
    What's at stake in the Georgia Senate runoffs

    What's at stake in the Georgia Senate runoffs

    Amna Nawaz talks to Emory University political science professor Andra Gillespie about why the state found itself with not one, but two runoff elections Jan. 5 - and what we can learn from the state's changing political landscape. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 24 min
    How COVID-19 could worsen America's childhood trauma crisis

    How COVID-19 could worsen America's childhood trauma crisis

    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/funders

    • 23 min
    How rocky presidential transitions have shaped American history

    How rocky presidential transitions have shaped American history

    For most of American history, the transition from president to president-elect has been smooth. The loser accepts his fate, publicly concedes and the winner prepares to take the reigns. And although this election and President Donald Trump's response to losing is unprecedented, there have also been a handful of other bumpy transitions in American history. In this episode, correspondent Lisa Desjardins talks to Yale University professor Beverly Gage about moments when presidential transitions tested the country, why they were so turbulent and how they shaped our society. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 17 min
    A grandmother, a granddaughter and a deep post-election divide

    A grandmother, a granddaughter and a deep post-election divide

    After a bruising election, one President Donald Trump has so far refused to concede, Americans are left trying to repair divides that are deeper and more personal than ever. In this episode, PBS NewsHour correspondent William Brangham speaks to a grandmother and her granddaughter in Michigan as they wade through their political differences and hears what advice they have for others having similar conversations in an unusual holiday season. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 15 min
    Two middle schoolers, their mom and their teacher on what it's like to learn in the pandemic

    Two middle schoolers, their mom and their teacher on what it's like to learn in the pandemic

    Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, schools are using all kinds of models -- virtual, in-person or some hybrid inbetween -- to try to keep kids on track and engaged. Parents and teachers say sometimes it feels like none of them are working. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 28 min

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4.5 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

Medicine Woman 13 ,

Thank you

This was the first podcast that I’ve listen to from your show and Mr. Kidd was great. I live in California and propped 20 it’s on the ballot which I happened to be reading while listening to your show. It is about changing standards for nonviolent crime, probation, and charging nonviolent misdemeanors and felonies sentencing. I thought about the people that I have known that have committed these crimes, as I have worked in the penal code inmates. After listening to this show I had to go back and reread the whole proposition again and then think about those who were wrongfully charged. I have known some of them too. So thank you!
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Anyone whose family is living through this trauma will find your podcast informative and full of hope! If you’re not going through it, it’s time to learn what your neighbors are going through!

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