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Washington journalists journalists provide unique insights and analysis that go beyond the headlines and give listeners the "inside" story on what they see and hear in the news.

Washington journalists journalists provide unique insights and analysis that go beyond the headlines and give listeners the "inside" story on what they see and hear in the news.

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Washington journalists journalists provide unique insights and analysis that go beyond the headlines and give listeners the "inside" story on what they see and hear in the news.

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English


Episodes

President Joe Biden Calls for 3-Month Suspension of Federal Gasoline Tax - June 24, 2022

6/24/2022
Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA Congressional Correspondent Katherine Gypson and VOA White House Correspondent Anita Powell about President Joe Biden's push for Congress to enact a three-month suspension of the federal tax on gasoline and diesel fuel, and other Issues in the News.

Duration:00:24:59

US Federal Reserve Moves to Help Curb Inflation - June 18, 2022

6/17/2022
Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior national affairs correspondent Chris Simkins and senior reporter for Marketplace, Nancy Marshall-Genzer about the Federal Reserve's move to help curb inflation by increasing interest rates by three quarters of a percentage point,

Duration:00:24:58

First Public Capitol Riot Hearing - June 11, 2022

6/10/2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson and VOA executive producer Steve Redisch about the first televised hearing of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

Duration:00:25:00

US to Send Advanced Weapons to Ukraine - June 04, 2022

6/3/2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine and Moment Magazine contributor, Dan Raviv, about the top stories of the week including the U.S. commitment to send advanced weapons to Ukraine as Russia continues its invasion of the country.

Duration:00:24:58

U.S. Mourns Loss of Lives - May 27, 2022

5/27/2022
Kim Lewis talks with Christian Science Monitor Washington bureau chief, Linda Feldmann and VOA senior national affairs correspondent, Chris Simkins, about the aftermath of the mass shooting of 19 children and 2 teachers at a Texas elementary school, and much more.

Duration:00:24:57

US Primaries - May 20, 2022

5/20/2022
Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA Midwest correspondent, Kane Farabaugh and VOA executive producer, Steve Redisch about the significance of the recent US primary elections for the Democratic and Republican parties and their impact on upcoming midterms, and much more.

Duration:00:24:52

U.S. Inflation - May 13, 2022

5/13/2022
Moderator Kim Lewis talks with Marketplace senior reporter Nancy Marshall-Genzer and VOA senior National Affairs Correspondent, Chris Simkins about inflation as a key political issue in upcoming midterms, Democrats’ strategy for their Women's Health Protection Act and much more.

Duration:00:19:52

Supreme Court: Roe v. Wade - May 06, 2022

5/6/2022
Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine and VOA executive producer Steve Redisch about the ramifications of a leaked draft opinion that shows the U.S. Supreme Court prepared to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision

Duration:00:24:59

Western Military Unite For Ukraine - April 29, 2022

4/29/2022
Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA White House bureau chief, Patsy Widakuswara and Newsday columnist Dan Raviv about the more aggressive stance of western defense officials and NATO allies against Russia's invasion of Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macon's recent re-election and its significance for the transatlantic alliance, Tesla CEO Elon Musk's cash deal to acquire social media giant Twitter, and other top stories.

Duration:00:24:58

Russia's New Offensive - April 22, 2022

4/22/2022
Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA White House correspondent Anita Powell, and VOA executive producer Steve Redisch about the significance of Russia's new offensive to take control of eastern Ukraine, the U.S. commitment to send an additional $800 million in military assistance to Ukraine, the U.S. Department of Justice’s intention to appeal a federal ruling striking down the mask mandate for public transportation and other top stories.

Duration:00:24:56

US Increases Military Support for Ukraine - April 15, 2022

4/15/2022
Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA Congressional Correspondent Katherine Gypson and Senior Reporter for Marketplace Nancy Marshall-Genzer about reaction to President Joe Biden's allegation that Russian President Vladmir Putin may be committing "genocide" in Ukraine and the U.S. increase of military support for Ukraine, the effect of rising inflation in the U.S. on the upcoming mid-term elections, a guilty verdict in the trial of Thomas Robertson for his actions and participation in the...

Duration:00:24:58

War Atrocities in Ukraine Outrage World - April 08, 2022

4/8/2022
Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine and VOA executive producer Steve Redisch about the global outrage over the images and reports of mass killings of Ukrainian civilians by Russian controlled troops and President Joe Biden's call for evidence to put Russian leader Vladimir Putin on trial for war crimes, tension among EU allies over energy sanctions against Putin, and other stories topping the week.

Duration:00:24:58

Biden-Europe-Russia - April 01, 2022

4/1/2022
Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA White House correspondent Anita Powell and Newsday Columnist Dan Raviv about the top stories of the week including analysis of US President Joe Biden's recent diplomatic tour of Europe, Congress' response to the President's $5.8 trillion budget proposal, President Biden’s push to pass new COVID-19 funding for vaccines and testing, and much more.

Duration:00:24:58

Russia -"War Crimes" - March 25, 2022

3/25/2022
Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine and Christian Science Monitor Washington Bureau Chief Linda Feldmann, about the latest ramifications of Russia's continued invasion of Ukraine, including the Biden administration's determination that Russian forces have committed war crimes, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson's responses to GOP attacks during her confirmation hearings, and the life and legacy of Madeleine Albright, the first female...

Duration:00:24:58

Ukraine-Aid - March 18, 2022

3/18/2022
Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA White House correspondent Anita Powell and Marketplace senior reporter, Nancy Marshall-Genzer about Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's plea to U.S. Congress for renewed assistance to counter Russia's invasion of Ukraine, President Joe Biden's announcement of new military assistance plus an additional $800 million dollars to Ukraine, NATO's measures to reinforce allies' security, concern over China possibly strengthening Moscow's military, and lots...

Duration:00:24:58

Biden-Oil - March 11, 2022

3/11/2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine and VOA executive producer, Steve Redisch about the latest developments and fall out from Russia's continued invasion of Ukraine, including President Joe Biden's announcement that the U.S. will ban all Russian oil imports, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris' trip to Poland to assure the country of continued U.S. and NATO support, world reaction to the growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, and lots more.

Duration:00:24:58

Biden-Russia Sanctions - March 04, 2022

3/4/2022
Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA White House correspondent Anita Powell and VOA executive producer, Steve Redisch about Russia's invasion of Ukraine topping President Joe Biden's first State of the Union address and his rallying bipartisan support, his announcement to go after Russian oligarchs and close U.S. airspace to Russian planes, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's plea for international assistance as Russian troops stepped up their offensive by bombarding residential areas,...

Duration:00:24:58

Russia's Invasion of Ukraine - February 25, 2022

2/25/2022
Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine and columnist for Newsday, Dan Raviv, on world reaction and the ramifications of Russia's military invasion of Ukraine and the Supreme Court's decision that ends former President Donald Trump's legal efforts to block lawmakers from obtaining requested documents that could highlight key circumstances surrounding the January 6, 2021 riots.

Duration:00:24:59

Russia-Ukraine Crisis - February 18, 2022

2/18/2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA's Cindy Saine and Steve Redisch about escalating tensions on the Russian-Ukrainian border, President Joe Biden's continued efforts to promote his bipartisan infrastructure law and other Issues in the News

Duration:00:24:59

Russia/Ukraine Tensions - February 11, 2022

2/11/2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA's Anita Powell and Nancy Marshall-Genzer, of Marketplace, about the ongoing diplomatic efforts of the U.S. and its allies to de-escalate tensions regarding Russian troops along the Ukrainian border and other Issues in the News.

Duration:00:24:58