Join host Carol Castiel for this 30-minute weekly newsmaker program that provides listeners around the globe with information and insights on a wide range of topics spanning U.S. politics, foreign policy, global health, science and culture.
Join host Carol Castiel for this 30-minute weekly newsmaker program that provides listeners around the globe with information and insights on a wide range of topics spanning U.S. politics, foreign policy, global health, science and culture. Carol and other panelists interview bestselling authors, analysts, U.S. government officials, ambassadors and foreign heads of state about critical issues.
February 05, 2016
ASRA NOMANI Host Carol Castiel and Eva Mazrieva, broadcaster in VOA’s Indonesian Service, speak with Asra Nomani, co-author of a provocative opinion editorial in the Washington Post entitled “We actually ask you not to wear a hijab in the name of interfaith solidarity,” and co-founder of the Muslim Reform Movement, a new initiative of Muslims and their allies advocating peace, human rights and secular governance.
January 29, 2016
SCIENCE EDITION: NEW DISCOVERIES From finding a possible giant 9th planet on the edge of the solar system to the brightest and most powerful supernova ever seen to evidence of the existence of a parallel universe or multiple universes, PCUSA Science edition host Rick Pantaleo talks with some of the scientists behind these remarkable astronomical discoveries.
January 22, 2016
STANLEY GREENBERG In the run-up to US primary elections in Iowa and New Hampshire, host Carol Castiel and VOA Congressional Correspondent Cindy Saine, speak with Democratic pollster, Stanley Greenberg, about his recently published book “American Ascendant: A Revolutionary Nation’s Path to Addressing its Deepest Problems and Leading the 21st Century.”
January 15, 2016
JEFFREY GORSKY Host Carol Castiel talks with Jeffrey Gorsky, US diplomat and author about his recently published book “Exiles in Sepharad: The Jewish Millennium in Spain.” The book recounts the ups and downs of the one-thousand year Jewish history in Spain from about 711 to 1654, first under predominantly Muslim Arab rule and later under Catholic rule.
January 08, 2016
WILLIAM LAWRENCE On this edition of the program, host Carol Castiel and Mohamed Elshinnawi, Middle East reporter in VOA’s English Division, talk with William Lawrence, former Director of North Africa and Middle East programs at the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID), currently Visiting Professor of International Affairs at George Washington University, about the viability of Libya’s recent power sharing agreement and the danger posed by the growing presence of ISIS, as well as prospects for Tunisia’s fledgling democracy on the fifth anniversary of the uprising which sparked the so-called Arab Spring.
January 01, 2016
AMY WEBB, CEO & FOUNDER OF WEBBMEDIA GROUP Host Carol Castiel and Rick Pantaleo, VOA Science reporter in VOA’s English Division, speak with Amy Webb-- futurist, author and CEO and Founder of Webbmedia Group, about upcoming technological and digital trends for 2016 and beyond.
December 25, 2015
BEST OF 2015 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 2015 such as the Ambassadors of Britain and France to the United States, senior Democratic and Republican members of Congress and renowned counterterrorism expert Ali Soufan..
After calling the Russian president the 'most dangerous man in the world,' the former chess champion and democracy activist sat down with VOA