VICE News Reports

VICE News Reports

We bring you to the news, week by week. VICE News Reports takes you to the story as it unfolds, giving you the unfiltered sounds of the world today.... Show More

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February 25, 2021 37 min
The U.S. Army needs recruits, and they're looking to Twitch to find them. With the Army’s new e-sports team, they hope to attract young, tech-savvy enlistees by streaming video games online. But they haven’t found a fully receptive audience. And this isn’t the first time the military has slid into our gaming consoles. VICE News Correspondent Dexter Thomas Jr. digs back in military gaming history to explain how we got here.  Re...
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February 18, 2021 44 min
VICE News Senior Reporter Keegan Hamilton travels to Michoacán where Mexico’s modern drug war began and continues to rage. To understand the effects of a seemingly endless cycle of crackdown, cartel re-alignment and civilians being displaced, Keegan tells the story of the right now in this region with unprecedented access to various sides of the war -- including the dominant Jalisco New Generation Cartel led by the DEA’s Most Wante...
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In a pre-dawn raid on January 6th, hundreds of Hong Kong police fanned out across the city in a coordinated operation to arrest dozens of pro-democracy activists and lawmakers in a single sweep. It was the biggest crackdown on the city’s democracy movement and the latest Chinese government effort to curb dissent.  We go to Hong Kong to spend time with one of the people rounded up -- a 23-year old local politician -- and hear from V...
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December 16, 2020 49 min
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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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December 10, 2020 29 min
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 al...
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December 3, 2020 35 min
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 ...
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November 26, 2020 41 min
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 tha...
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November 19, 2020 36 min
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...
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November 12, 2020 34 min
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 h...
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November 5, 2020 32 min
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 ...
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October 29, 2020 34 min
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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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October 22, 2020 32 min
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’...
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October 15, 2020 33 min
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...
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October 15, 2020 36 min
As India’s health professionals battle the spread of COVID-19, some political leaders claim traditional medicine systems can cure the coronavirus. VICE’s Senior Staff Writer Pallavi Pundir reports on how nationalistic fervor for traditional medicine, fake credentialed doctors, and misinformation are gaining momentum in India and making matters worse. All the views, ideas, comments, opinions and statements expressed in this program ...
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October 6, 2020 3 min
VICE News Reports launches October 15, 2020. We bring you to the news so you can hear it for yourself. VICE News reporters and producers take you along as we travel across the globe to where life is happening, right up to the frontline as a story is unfolding. Hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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