Six months into the global coronavirus pandemic, there are few signs of a rebound for the airline industry. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the economic and safety issues for airlines with commercial and military pilot Tammie Jo Shults, Nick Calio of Airlines for America and economist Brian Pearce with the International Ait Transport Association. Airdate: September 1, 2020.
As the United States reaches a grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-related deaths, Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the road ahead. Joining Greta is former Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Tom Frieden, emergency room physician and former COVID patient Dr. Mizuho Morrison and Diana Berrent, who created Survivor Corps, a support group for people suffering from post-COVID diseases. Airdate: September 23, 2020.
Disney's live-action remake of "Mulan" is drawing criticism beyond what's on the screen. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines China's influence on Hollywood movies and the convergence of economics and entertainment with movie industry executive Chris Fenton and Aynne Kokas, University of Virginia communications professor and expert on the intersections of the U.S. and China media and technology. Airdate: September 16, 2020.
As we find more and more ways to use plastic, more and more plastic waste is finding its ways into our water and our air. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the issue with biogeochemist Janice Brahney and Boyan Slat, founder of The Ocean Cleanup. Air date: September 9, 2020.
The U.S. presidential campaign kicks into high gear. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden ask Americans for their votes amid a coronavirus pandemic that has caused an economic recession while protests for racial justice echo in the streets. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the campaign trail ahead with Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, former Republican National Committee chairman Haley Barbour and former CNN White House Correspondent Frank Sesno. Air
Political turmoil in the African nation of Mali and the European country of Belarus threatens the stability of their regions. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the situation with Eurasia Group founder Ian Bremmer; Kanstantsin Lashkevich, Managing Editor for the Belarus service for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; and Salem Solomon from VOA's Africa Division. Airdate August 26, 2020.
The United Arab Emirates became the third Arab state to formally recognize Israel. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the deal and its impact on the Middle East with White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, Israel's ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer and Yasmine Farouk from the Carnagie Endowment for International Peace. Air date: August 19, 2020.
Africa recently counted its one-millionth confirmed case of coronavirus and health officials fear there are many more uncounted. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the challenges of dealing with a pandemic with Dr. Michel Yao, the Emergency Operations Manager for WHO Africa and Dr. Linda Mobula, Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Airdate: August 12, 2020.
The coronavirus continues to spread in the United States and elsewhere, impacting the world's economy and social fabric. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the challenges posed by the pandemic with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. Air date: August 5, 2020.
The United States accuses China of spying and intellectual property theft, ordering Beijing to vacate its consulate in Houston, Texas. China responds by kicking the U.S. out of its consulate in Chengdu. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the escalating tensions with Bonnie Glaser from the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Lynette Ong from the University of Toronto. Air date: July 29, 2020.