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Host Carol Castiel and other panelists interview best-selling authors, analysts, politicians, U.S. government officials, ambassadors and foreign heads of state about critical issues facing the U.S. and the world.

Host Carol Castiel and other panelists interview best-selling authors, analysts, politicians, U.S. government officials, ambassadors and foreign heads of state about critical issues facing the U.S. and the world.
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Washington, DC

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VOA

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Host Carol Castiel and other panelists interview best-selling authors, analysts, politicians, U.S. government officials, ambassadors and foreign heads of state about critical issues facing the U.S. and the world.

Language:

English


Episodes

Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, D, VA - March 15, 2019

3/15/2019
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Host Carol Castiel sits down with Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, a freshman Democrat from the state of Virginia to discuss a range of domestic and foreign policy issues. A former CIA case officer, Spanberger captured a seat previously held by a Republican for over 38 years. Spanberger, who sits on the House Foreign Affairs and Agriculture committees, discussed her views on immigration reform; climate change; the US-China trade war, including the imposition of tariffs and their effect on...

Duration:00:29:59

Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo - March 08, 2019

3/8/2019
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On this Science Edition of Press Conference USA, host Rick Pantaleo and VOA Health Reporter, Carol Pearson talk with their guests about Ebola, the current outbreak of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo as well a new medication that shows great promise in treating all three species of the Ebola virus that are deadly to humans.

Duration:00:29:59

A Conversation on South Sudan with Zach Vertin - March 01, 2019

3/1/2019
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On this edition of Press Conference USA, Zach Vertin, author of A Rope from the Sky: The Making and Unmaking of the World’s Newest State, talks with host Carol Castiel, John Tanza, Managing Editor of VOA’s “South Sudan in Focus”, and Mitch Beiter, of VOA’s Current Affairs Unit, about the rise and fall of Africa’s newest state, South Sudan.

Duration:00:29:59

U.S. - China Trade Talks - February 22, 2019

2/22/2019
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Can Washington and Beijing avoid an escalation in their trade war? How far will Beijing go to mollify US demands? Robert Daly, Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Wilson Center, talks with host Carol Castiel and White House Correspondent for VOA’s Mandarin Service, Paris Huang, via SKYPE, about the politics and substance of ongoing trade talks. Daly also expounds on numerous geostrategic points of contention between the world’s two largest economies.

Duration:00:29:59

Race Relations in America - February 15, 2019

2/15/2019
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In honor of Black History Month, Professor Justin Hansford, Associate Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard University, talks with host Carol Castiel and senior VOA TV correspondent, Chris Simkins, about the state of race relations in America.

Duration:00:10:39

Vaccination Resistance Movement - February 08, 2019

2/8/2019
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On this Science Edition of Press Conference USA, a discussion on vaccines and the so-called vaccination resistance movement. Host, Rick Pantaleo talks with medical doctor and vaccinologist Dr. Peter Hotez and Christina Hildebrand, founder of an organization that advocates for vaccine and pharmaceutical product choice.

Duration:00:29:59

The Gift of Global Talent - February 01, 2019

2/1/2019
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President Trump has indicated changes are coming to the H1-B Visa program, which allows U.S. employers to hire highly-skilled foreign workers. Host Rebecca Ward and VOA's Philip Alexiou speak with Harvard Professor William R. Kerr, the author of "The Gift of Global Talent: How Migration Shapes Business, Economy, & Society.”

Duration:00:29:59

Africa Hot Spots - January 25, 2019

1/25/2019
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Joseph Siegle, Director of Research at the Africa Center at the National Defense University, talks with host Carol Castiel and Edward Rwema, senior editor in VOA’s Central Africa Service, about current hot-button issues in Africa, including the disputed election results in the DRC, al-Shabab’s deadly attack in Kenya, and protests in Sudan and Zimbabwe.

Duration:00:29:59

US - Saudi Ties - January 18, 2019

1/18/2019
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Host Carol Castiel and VOA Middle East reporter Mohamed Elshinnawi talk with Yasmine Farouk, a Visiting Scholar in the Middle East Program at the Endowment for International Peace, about US-Saudi relations in the wake of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s swing through the region and in light of the killing at the hands of Saudi agents of Saudi-American journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Duration:00:29:59

Afghanistan Update - January 14, 2019

1/14/2019
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What is the current state of play in Afghanistan? Host Carol Castiel and Akmal Dawi, Digital Managing Editor in VOA’s Afghan Service, talk with former US Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ronald E. Neumann, President of the American Academy of Diplomacy about US policy toward Afghanistan.

Duration:00:30:03

Afghanistan Update - January 11, 2019

1/11/2019
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What is the current state of play in Afghanistan? What will it take to remove impediments to lasting peace and stability in that war-torn, strategically located country? Host Carol Castiel and Akmal Dawi, Digital Managing Editor in VOA’s Afghan Service, talk with former US Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ronald E. Neumann, President of the American Academy of Diplomacy about US policy toward Afghanistan and how talk of a US troop drawdown may imperil nascent peace talks with the Taliban.

Duration:00:29:59

Amy Webb - Founder of the Future Today Institute - January 04, 2019

1/4/2019
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The world turns a year older and perhaps a little wiser with its use of technology. To find out the latest trends for the new year of 2019, host Carol Castiel and VOA's Rick Pantaleo speak with Amy Webb, a quantitative futurist and professor at New York University's Stern School of Business.

Duration:00:29:59

The Best of Press Conference USA, 2018 - December 28, 2018

12/28/2018
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On this special year-end edition of Press Conference USA, host Carol Castiel brings you excerpts from conversations with some of her most distinguished guests in 2018: Republican Congressman Will Hurd and Democratic Congressman Brad Schneider; former veteran and Democratic candidate for Congress, Elaine Luria; Doris Meissner, former senior US immigration official; political analyst and author, Bill Galston, and more.

Duration:00:30:00

George Selim, Anti-Defamation League - December 21, 2018

12/21/2018
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On Press Conference USA - join host Carol Castiel and VOA Senior TV Correspondent Chris Simkins as they talk about a recent rise in racism and anti-Semitism with George Selim, Senior Vice President of Programs at ADL (the Anti-Defamation League).

Duration:00:29:59

David E. Sanger, "The Perfect Weapon" - December 14, 2018

12/14/2018
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Host Carol Castiel and VOA’s Rick Pantaleo talk with veteran New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger, about his most recent book: “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age.” The book recounts how great and small powers alike have slipped into a new era of constant sabotage, misinformation and fear.

Duration:00:29:59

J. Peter Pham, US Special Envoy, Great Lakes Region of Africa - December 07, 2018

12/7/2018
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J. Peter Pham, the newly appointed U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, talks with host Carol Castiel and Edward Rwema, senior editor in VOA’s Central Africa Service, about his responsibilities as special envoy and the challenges facing the Great Lakes region with a focus on the upcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Duration:00:29:59

James M. Lindsay: The Empty Throne: America’s Abdication of Global Leadership - November 30, 2018

11/30/2018
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Senior Vice President at the Council of Foreign Relations and author James M. Lindsay discusses his latest book, The Empty Throne: America’s Abdication of Global Leadership, with host Carol Castiel. In the book, he and co-author Ivo H. Daalder explain that by rejecting the pillars of traditional foreign policy, such as strong security alliances, free and open markets and an unquestioned commitment to democracy and human rights, US President Donald Trump not only weakens America but also...

Duration:00:29:59

Science Edition: 100th Anniversary of the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic - November 23, 2018

11/23/2018
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It’s 100th anniversary of the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic. Coming up on the Science Edition of Press Conference USA, Dr. Amesh Adalja, MD, from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, talks with host Rick Pantaleo and VOA health reporter, Carol Pearson, about what many regard as the deadliest flu pandemic in history.

Duration:00:29:59

Woody Carter - "Narada's Children" - November 16, 2018

11/16/2018
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Narrative theologian and author Woody Carter discusses his fascinating new novel, Narada’s Children: A Visionary Tale of Two Cities, with host Carol Castiel. The novel is a spiritual tale of two cities that brings together mystical elements from different religious traditions to connect far-flung communities with a common African heritage.

Duration:00:29:59

Gene Therapy - November 09, 2018

11/9/2018
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High hopes of gene therapy come with fears about its cost. On the next edition of Press Conference USA, Janet Lambert, CEO of Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, joins hosts Rebecca Ward and Rick Pantaleo to discuss emerging gene therapies as well as its costs and benefits.

Duration:00:29:59