About Vika @vika_aronson
Vika Aronson is podcast producer at the PBS NewsHour.
Vika’s Recent Stories
Health Mar 26The Longest Year: The people we’ve lost to COVID-19
Four people who lost a loved one in the pandemic tell us about what they remember, how they’re grieving and how they're trying to move forward.
Health Mar 19The Longest Year: How the pandemic made inequality in America worse
Generations of inadequate medical care, deeply entrenched economic disparities and a biased system of justice all came to a head, a reminder that for many Americans the hazards of structural racism are a daily reality. We hear the story of…
Health Mar 12The Longest Year: How COVID-19 has reshaped our lives
Take a second to remember what your life was like one year ago. For most of us, it all feels like a distant memory. From how we work to how we learn, who we see and where we can go,…
Nation Mar 05The Longest Year: Fighting ‘the invisible enemy’
In the first episode of a series we're calling "The Longest Year," which tells the stories of the isolation, uncertainty, fear, loss and new understanding that have spread alongside the virus, we focus on the people on the front lines.
Health Feb 05Why we haven’t cracked the mystery of COVID ‘long-haulers’
For people whose COVID-19 symptoms linger for months, the effects can be devastating and debilitating.
Nation Jan 08What 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…
Politics Jan 04What’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.
Health Dec 18How 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…
Politics Dec 07How 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…
Politics Nov 23A 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…