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March 08, 2013 6:54 PM

On the Line

Published March 08, 2013


Everybody’s talking on HashtagVOA.

From hard issues to hot topics, HashtagVOA explores what people are talking about on social media. And it’s a program in which you, the viewer, can join the worldwide conversation through Facebook and Twitter.  Host Cal Perry engages top experts to provide answers to your questions. The program airs each Tuesday at 1730 UTC on www.voanews.com and continues daily @HashtagVOA on Twitter and www.facebook.com/hashtagvoa

This Week's Program:

On the evening of June 17, 2015, nine people were gunned down in Charleston, South Carolina, in a church steeped in the history of the U.S. civil rights movement. The suspected shooter and his racist “manifesto,”  published on social media, have sparked a debate in the U-S about hate crime, gun control, the Confederate flag, and the definition of “terrorism.”  HashtagVOA discusses.

Joseph P. Riley Jr. :Mayor, City of Charleston
Keith Waring: District Seven Councilmember, Charleston City Council
Max Abrahms: Professor-Political Science, Northeastern University
Dave Cullen: Author, “Columbine”
Amanda Scott: VOA