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 26, 2016
STANLEY GREENBERG In our encore edition of Press Conference USA, in the run-up to the so-called Super Tuesday, US primary elections in more than a dozen states, host Carol Castiel and VOA Congressional Correspondent Cindy Saine, speak with Democratic pollster, Stanley Greenberg, about his recently published book “America Ascendant: A Revolutionary Nation’s Path to Addressing its Deepest Problems and Leading the 21st Century.”
February 19, 2016
KRISTEN CLARKE In commemoration of Black History month, host Carol Castiel and Kim Lewis, host of VOA’s Africa News Tonight, talk with Kristen Clarke, president & executive director of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) about combating discrimination faced by African Americans and other marginalized communities as well as President Obama’s plans to nominate a new Supreme Justice after Justice Scalia’s sudden death.
February 12, 2016
DAVID SATTER Host Carol Castiel and Natasha Mozgovaya, host and editor in VOA’s Russian Service, speak with David Satter, author and longtime observer of Russia and the former Soviet Union, currently a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, about Vladimir Putin’s kleptocratic regime and the sustainability of his power. His forthcoming book is “The Less You Know, The Better You Sleep: Russia's Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin.”
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.
After calling the Russian president the 'most dangerous man in the world,' the former chess champion and democracy activist sat down with VOA