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Carrie Hessler - Radelet, Peace Corps Director - Press Conference USA

Host Carol Castiel talks with Carrie Hessler – Radelet, the 19th Director of the Peace Corps, about the organization’s mission, goals, and significance since its inception 55 years ago when it was founded by President John F. Kennedy. Tra Mi, reporter from VOA’s Vietnamese Service, joins Carol to highlight the first-ever Peace Corps program in Vietnam, which was announced by President Barack Obama during his visit to that country in May. Peace Corps volunteers for the first time are also heading to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.