VICE News Reports

VICE News Reports

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Monaea, a 2020 Diary
Dec 16, 2020 49 min

Monaea, a 2020 Diary

2020 has been a YEAR, and it’s not done yet. This episode, we hand over the mic to Monaea Upton in North Minneapolis. She’s 17 years old, and she’s been keeping an audio diary of her senior year of high school -- during online learning, the aftermath of the George Floyd protests, and a spike in neighborhood gun violence. We take you inside her world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Ware State Prison Riot
Dec 10, 2020 29 min

Ware State Prison Riot

Introducing VICE News podcast, Source Material. This innovative new show takes you straight to the source -- using recordings gathered by everyday people living through extraordinary events, all without a host. This episode takes you inside an uprising that happened at Ware State Prison in Georgia in August 2020 and gives a sense of what it was like to experience it in real time. Source Material is a multimedia project that is also a video series. Watch on VICE.com for original episodes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Ending A Forever War
Dec 03, 2020 35 min

Ending A Forever War

As the US accelerates troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, we examine a fatal attack on a maternity ward and what it says about the current state of peace in America’s longest war. VICE News correspondent Hind Hassan and producer Adam Desiderio travel to Kabul to tell the story of one midwife who was present during the attack that happened on the heels of the peace deal. Field produced and directed by Ana Sebescen. Special thanks to producers Khwaga Ghani and Aleem Agha for their work on the ground. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
ARMED PART 3: The Guardians
Nov 26, 2020 41 min

ARMED PART 3: The Guardians

After the mass shooting at Parkland, a new law required that every school in the state of Florida had to have someone armed on campus at all times. The cheapest way to fill that requirement? For schools to let their teachers or other staff carry a gun. We take you to two schools in neighboring districts in the first week of school in the midst of new COVID protocols — one that embraces arming staff as the only solution, and one that resists arming staff, only to find themselves boxed into a corner. This is the third episode of a three part series about arming teachers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
ARMED PART 2: The Good Guys
Nov 19, 2020 36 min

ARMED PART 2: The Good Guys

We take you inside a training that transforms school teachers into armed educators. This is the second episode of a three part series about arming teachers and what exactly it means to be safe in school. In this episode producer Jen Kinney follows Angie, an Ohio elementary school teacher with almost no firearm experience, as she learns to use a gun and roleplays shootings in a real school. If she passes, Angie will be able to carry a gun in her classroom. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
ARMED PART 1: Soft Targets
Nov 12, 2020 34 min

ARMED PART 1: Soft Targets

For the past two years, producer Jen Kinney has been looking into the movement to arm teachers in schools, and what it means for students, teachers, staff and parents when teachers start to carry guns in the classroom. Part 1 of this three-part series follows Cooper Caffrey, who was shot by a classmate in eighth grade. A few years later, his Ohio school decided to arm its teachers. Cooper’s school is one of many in 19 states that have armed staff. We take you inside the fight that divided the school. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
An Election of Consequence
Nov 05, 2020 32 min

An Election of Consequence

As the U.S. watches for the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, we turn to a surprising comparison. Last year a contested presidential election led to President Evo Morales leaving Bolivia--and pitched Bolivians into a state of conflict and uncertainty. We tell the story of what Bolivians lived through a year ago, and why it might help us understand what’s happening right now in the U.S. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Antifa Paradox
Oct 29, 2020 34 min

The Antifa Paradox

Is Antifa even a thing? Ahead of an election positioned as “us” versus “them,” the specter of “Antifa” has become an easy boogeyman to either accept or reject out of hand. VICE News takes a serious look at what it is and what it is not. VICE News Correspondent Alzo Slade reports from across the country. Watch Alzo Slade’s documentary on Antifa here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Into the Fire with Wildfire Hotshots
Oct 22, 2020 32 min

Into the Fire with Wildfire Hotshots

VICE News embeds with an elite crew of firefighters -- the Forest Service Hotshot crew out of Eldorado National Forest in California -- as they battle wildfires during one of the worst fire seasons on record, with short staffing in the middle of a pandemic. Think of them as the Navy SEALS of firefighters. VICE News correspondent Michael Anthony Adams reports. Want to see what the frontline of wildfire looks like? Check out Michael’s segment here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Bubble
Oct 15, 2020 33 min

The Bubble

We take you inside the NBA/WNBA bubble told through exclusive recordings. To salvage their 2020 seasons amid the pandemic, the WNBA and NBA create a “bubble” where players and staff are walled off from the rest of the world. We follow two players, Monique Billings, a starting forward for the Atlanta Dream, and Udonis Haslem, captain of the Miami Heat, during their first months inside the Bubble. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers