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A weekly dive into the big questions about this city of ours, hosted by Christina Greer, Azi Paybarah and Harry Siegel, and produced by Alex Brook Lynn.
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GovLove - A Podcast About Local Government

Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL)

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GovLove is a podcast about the people, policies and profession of local government. From Mayors and City Managers to interns and everyone in between, we interview the people making a difference in their communities to learn about the great work being done at the local level. GovLove is brought to you by Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL).
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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. ...
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In our news wrap Sunday, Zelenskyy and other Western leaders praised Saturday's House vote approving $61 billion in aid to Ukraine, Palestinian health officials said Israeli airstrikes killed 22 people, including 18 children, in Rafah in southern Gaza, and Roman Gabriel, one of the leading pro quarterbacks of the 1960s and '70s, died at age 83. PBS…
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Among the Western leaders welcoming Saturday's House approval of Ukraine aid was NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who called it a move that "makes us all safer, in Europe and North America." Earlier, John Yang spoke with Stoltenberg from NATO headquarters in Brussels, and discussed how the aid will affect Ukraine's war against Russia. PBS N…
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The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Monday on whether laws limiting homelessness are unconstitutional because they punish people for being unhoused. The case is about laws in a small city in Oregon, but the outcome could reshape policies nationwide for years to come. John Yang speaks with Charley Willison, who teaches public health at Cornel…
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In some cities with growing numbers of people experiencing homelessness, the issue goes beyond encampments in public places -- they're also coping with more people living in cars and RVs parked on city streets. City leaders in Bozeman, Montana, are dealing with the tensions brought on by this more visible display of homelessness. Joe Lesar of Monta…
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In our news wrap Saturday, the House passed a long-delayed $95 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, the Senate approved an extension of a controversial surveillance law, hospital officials say an Israeli airstrike on a house in southern Gaza killed at least nine people including six children, and former Arkansas governor and U.S. Sen…
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Employees at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have overwhelmingly voted to join the United Auto Workers union. It's the first time workers at a foreign car maker's plant in the American South have unionized, giving UAW a foothold in the least-unionized region of the country. John Yang speaks with New York Times reporter Noam Scheiber t…
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In India, voting in the world's largest election is underway for the next six weeks. Prime Minister Modi is heavily favored to win a third term, but his consolidation of power and crackdown on dissent have raised questions about his commitment to democratic values. Irfan Nooruddin, professor of Indian politics at Georgetown University, joins John Y…
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The Israel-Hamas war is inflicting a devastating toll on civilians. The Committee to Protect Journalists says it's also the deadliest conflict for reporters, photographers and camera operators since the group began tracking casualties in 1992. Ali Rogin speaks with CPJ head Jodie Ginsberg about what's driving the mounting death toll and what can be…
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There is an uneasy calm across the Middle East after both Israeli and Iranian officials had muted responses to Israel's apparent retaliatory strike in central Iran. The region had been on edge since an unprecedented Iranian attack and Israeli vows of revenge. Nick Schifrin discussed the latest with Suzanne Maloney of the Brookings Institution. PBS …
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In our news wrap Friday, a man set himself on fire in the park near the New York courthouse where Donald Trump is on trial, police in Paris arrested a man at the Iranian consulate after he threatened to blow himself up and the Biden administration added new sanctions on groups accused of raising money for extremist Israeli settlers in the West Bank…
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On Friday, Capitol Hill saw one of the most significant votes of the year. In the House, the leaders of both parties worked together to oppose the most fiery voices in their caucuses, pushing aid for Ukraine and other allies over a key hurdle. Lisa Desjardins reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders…
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The Biden administration put out new Title IX rules that will increase protections for LGBTQ+ students and change how schools handle cases of campus sexual assault. It reverses several moves made by the Trump administration. William Brangham discussed the changes with Laura Meckler of The Washington Post. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.…
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New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart join William Brangham to discuss the week in politics, including Democrats helping Speaker Johnson get a foreign aid package through the House as he faces backlash from far-right members of his caucus and President Biden's role in easing tensions between Is…
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For years, the stories coming out of Appalachian coal country have been grim: addiction, black lung disease and economic decline. But a new story is now emerging, one where people in recovery are helping their communities rebound. Jeffrey Brown reports from Hazard, Kentucky. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders…
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Achieving true resilience. Danielle Arigoni, Managing Director for Policy and Solutions at the National Housing Trust, joined to podcast to discuss her book Climate Resilience for an Aging Nation. She talked about the demographic trends that lead to an aging population and how vulnerabilities from aging intersect with risks from climate change. She…
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A full jury has been seated in Donald Trump's criminal trial, but jury selection had a rocky start with two previously selected jurors dismissed. One was excused after she said her personal information had been made public. The other was dismissed after prosecutors raised concerns that he may have not been honest in a questionnaire. William Brangha…
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In our news wrap Thursday, police in New York arrested several pro-Palestinian protesters who set up an encampment at Columbia University, President Biden picked up endorsements from members of the Kennedy family, House Speaker Johnson scrambled to get votes for his proposed foreign aid bills and German authorities arrested two German-Russian natio…
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On Thursday, President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's top national security aides talked about Israel's potential response to the Iranian drone attack. U.S. officials think Israel shouldn't respond militarily and are trying to increase economic and diplomatic pressure on Iran to help make their case. Nick Schifrin discussed more with …
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Scientists issued a warning due to record-breaking temperatures in 2023 which accelerated the speed of the second-largest mass coral bleaching event across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Nearly a quarter of all ocean species rely on the reefs. William Brangham discussed the global situation and what's at stake with Julia Baum, a marine ec…
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The United Nations estimates that closing the gender pay gap and giving women more access to loans and capital could give the global economy a $7 trillion bump. These issues are top of mind as leaders gather in Washington for meetings hosted by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. William Brangham spoke with Melinda French Gates about in…
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As Ethiopia continues to face one of the worst droughts in recent history, millions of its people are suffering from acute hunger. The United States resumed shipments in December after suspending aid due to theft allegations. But starvation is still prevalent. Special correspondent Jack Hewson reports from the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia. PB…
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This week we’re joined by Gabe Klein, Executive Director of the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation. We chat about the Joint Office’s white paper focused on best practices and solutions for electric vehicle charging entitled: Community Charging: Emerging Multifamily, Curbside, and Multimodal Practices. White Paper Link The EV Charging Infrast…
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At the U.S. Capitol, there was another collision of the biggest issues facing the country and the world. In the House, Speaker Johnson made more moves in his attempt to pass aid for Ukraine and other allies. But in the Senate, the first-ever impeachment trial of a sitting cabinet official quickly ended. Lisa Desjardins reports. PBS NewsHour is supp…
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In our news wrap Wednesday, President Biden is calling for sharply higher tariffs on Chinese metal products, the Navy flew a patrol aircraft over the Taiwan Strait a day after U.S. and Chinese defense chiefs held talks for the first time since 2022 and the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees says Israeli forces abused some of its staff a…
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Another deadly Russian strike in Ukraine killed at least 17 people, including three children, and injured many more. Officials say three Russian cruise missiles struck the center of the town of Chernihiv, located about 65 miles from the Russian border and less than a hundred miles from the capital city of Kyiv. Amna Nawaz reports from Ukraine. PBS …
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For decades, Israel and Iran have fought one another in the shadows and through proxies. That all changed this past weekend with Iran's direct attack on Israel. Israeli officials said they will retaliate but world leaders are urging restraint. Nick Schifrin has two views on the options for Israel and Iran and the risks with Eric Edelman and Vali Na…
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When presidents of several top Ivy League schools testified about antisemitism on their campuses during a tough hearing this winter, the president of Columbia University was traveling. Wednesday, it was her turn to appear before a House Committee. She strongly denounced antisemitism and hate speech, but some members of the committee felt she had no…
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Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani is in Washington this week on the heels of tension in the Middle East. On the agenda was the future of U.S.-Iraq security cooperation, improving Iraqi economic and political integration with the region and the U.S. helping Iraq develop its oil resources. Geoff Bennett sat down with Al-Sudani to discuss t…
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