A surge in the number of migrants trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico is testing the Biden administration's immigration and border policies. Plugged In examines the issue with former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. And VOA's Celia Mendoza reports from the border on how the new policies are being implemented. Airdate: April 7, 2021.
Arresting journalists in Turkey has been made a weapon in its political system. Press freedom has always had its challenges in that country but under the regime of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, its become one of the top jailers of journalists. VOA has produced a new documentary exploring how Turkey cracks down on the free press. Plugged In will shares parts of this incredible production on this special episode “Breaking the Silence”. Airdate March 31, 2021.
As more COVID vaccines are produced, challenges remain to get shots into the arms of people around the world. Plugged In examines the issue with UNICEF USA President and CEO Michael Nyenhuis and Dr. Linda Mobula, assistant professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Airdate: March 24, 2021.
Russia's arrest and imprisonment of opposition leader Alexey Navalny is drawing condemnation and economic sanctions from the United States and the European Union. Plugged In examines Navalny's situation and the future of U.S.-Russian relations under the Biden administration with the director of the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute Matthew Rojansky and Christo Grozev, lead investigator for Bellingcat. Airdate: March 17, 2021.
It has been a year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the pandemic year with infectious disease expert Jennie Lavine. Airdate: March 10, 2021.
Perseverance made a pinpoint landing on Mars, giving us the most detailed perspective yet of Earth's nearest neighbor. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren explores the mission's goals and the future of space travel with Matthew Smith, Systems Engineer for the Mars 2020 mission, and NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green. Airdate: March 3, 2021.
Nearly three and a half billion people worldwide use some sort of social media regularly. Should there be some sort of regulation of content on those platforms? Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the issues surrounding social media with New York Times opinion columnist Kara Swisher and Jillian York from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Airdate: February 24, 2021.
Once an example of democracy in the Middle East, Turkey’s crackdown on dissent now makes it among the biggest jailers of journalists in the world. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren presents a new VOA documentary that explores how Turkey’s once vibrant and competitive media landscape has been suppressed by the Erdoğan government. Airdate: February 17, 2021.
The United States is levying new sanctions on Myanmar's military following its takeover of the country's government on February 1, placing Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest and ending a nearly 10-year experiment in democracy. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the situation with Derek Mitchell, former U.S. ambassador to Myanmar. Airdate: February 10, 2021.
One year into the coronavirus pandemic, vaccine rollout is competing with new, and for some, more contagious strains of COVID. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the challenges ahead with the Director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci. Airdate: February 3, 2021.