FILE - Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, who served as the US Ambassador in Malta, addresses participants during a gay pride parade organized by the Malta Gay Rights Movement in Sliema, outside Valletta, June 30, 2012.
Host Carol Castiel and VOA International Broadcaster and Current Affairs Producer, Kim Lewis, sit down with former US Ambassador to Malta, Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, who discusses her views on race relations in America, her perspective on former Vice President Joe Biden, for whom she once worked, and several other critical issues related to election 2020 including cybersecurity, election security and mail-in ballots.
Carol Castiel
Fri, 07/24/2020 - 18:30
Demonstrators shield themselves from tear gas launched over a fence by federal officers during a Black Lives Matter protest at…
Listen to a panel of prominent Washington journalists as they deliberate the latest top stories of the week including some U.S. major city mayors have called for federal government officers to immediately leave. Join moderator Michael Williams, Contributor to CBS Radio in Washington and panelists Star Parker, Radio and Television Commentator and Molly Ball, National Political Correspondent for Time Magazine on the Voice of America.
VOA Connect Episode 131, Real Talk (no captions)
We continue our special series Americans and Guns with a profile of a woman who turned tragedy into activism after her husband died by gun suicide, and we explore what some of the challenges of growing up Black in America.  
Islamabad Halts Construction of Hindu Temple Amid Controversy
Construction for the Pakistani government-approved Shri Krishna Mandir complex in Islamabad has been halted by municipal authorities amid protest by hardline Islamic clerics and politicians who say the Hindu temple has no place in the Pakistani capital
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Sat, 07/18/2020 - 18:45
A classroom is prepared for a reopening amid a coronavirus pandemic, at a grammar school in Kleinmachnow, Germany, April 16, 2020.
Host Carol Castiel talks with Scott Sargrad, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Education under the Obama Administration, now Vice President of K-12 Education Policy at the Center for American Progress, and Johnathan Butcher, Senior Policy Analyst in the Center for Education Policy at The Heritage Foundation, who spar over whether and how schools should open as the coronavirus pandemic increases in many regions across America.
Carol Castiel
Fri, 07/17/2020 - 19:05
In this Dec. 17, 2019 photo made available by NASA, engineers watch the first driving test for the Mars 2020 rover in a clean…
NASA continues to prepare for the scheduled July 30th launch of its newest Mars rover, Perseverance. Michael Meyer, chief scientist for Mars Exploration at NASA headquarters, joins Rick Pantaleo to talk about the new rover and its Mars 2020 mission on this Science Edition of Press Conference USA.
Rick Pantaleo
Fri, 07/17/2020 - 18:30
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies before a House Committee on…
On this edition of Issues in the News, a panel of prominent Washington journalists deliberate the week's top stories, including global coronavirus infections top 13 million cases marking another milestone in the spread of the disease. The moderator is Dan Raviv, Columnist for Newsday and the panelists are Kimberly Adams, Correspondent for Marketplace Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to the National Journal.
Real Talk
VOA Connect Episode 131 - We continue our special series Americans and Guns with a profile of a woman who turned tragedy into activism after her husband died by gun suicide, and we explore what some of the challenges of growing up Black in America.
Guns and Suicide
Jennifer Lugar’s husband committed suicide using a legally purchased handgun. She is now on a mission to stop the rising tide of gun suicides in the US.   Reporter/Camera: Deepak Dobhal
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Fri, 07/17/2020 - 14:53
Raising Black Males
Two mothers of black children share their fears and pride of raising sons in America. Reporter: Marsha James, Camera: Jeff Swicord, Producer:   Jacquelyn De Phillips
Marsha James
Fri, 07/17/2020 - 14:52
Coronavirus Anxiety
A mental health therapist offers tips for easing stress during the pandemic. Reporter/Camera/Producer: Jeff Swicord
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Fri, 07/17/2020 - 14:51
Teddy Bears in Windows
During the pandemic, a California neighborhood in California finds socially distanced comfort in banging pots and searching for teddy bears. Reporter/Camera: Matt Dibble, Adapted by: Zdenko Novacki
Charlie Daniels
Charlie Daniels, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame best known for "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," died last week after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. Border Crossings host, Larry London interviewed him in July of 2007. Charlie had just Charlie had just released a new cd “The Charlie Daniels Band Live in Iraq” and a new book “Growing Up Country.”
FILE - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks with journalists while wearing a protective face mask.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19 as Brazil trails only the United States in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths. On this Latin American edition Encounter, host Carol Castiel talks with Eric Farnsworth, Vice President of the Council of the Americas and the Americas Society, and Benjamin Gedan, Deputy Director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center about the pandemic’s political, economic and social ramifications on the region.
Carol Castiel
Fri, 07/10/2020 - 19:05
Paul Stefano - Democratic Party Chairman of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
In the run-up to the 2020 US elections, host Carol Castiel sits down with the Chairman of the Democratic Party of Lawrence County in the “battleground” state of Pennsylvania, about the prospects for Democrats in a county that voted by a wide margin for Donald Trump in 2016.
Carol Castiel
Fri, 07/10/2020 - 18:30