Produced by Greta Van Susteren
June 02, 2021
Plugged In-Madam Speaker - Episode 173
The visual of Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sitting behind President Joe Biden during his first address to Congress was a reminder of how American political history has changed. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines Pelosi's career as the first woman Speaker of the House with her biographer Susan Page, USA Today's Washington Bureau Chief. Airdate June 2, 2021.
May 19, 2021
Plugged In-The Global Supply Chain - Episode 171
Global supply chains are again disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic as economic activity starts to resume. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the causes of the shortages and next steps toward normality with Gene Seroka, executive director of the port of Los Angeles and Thomas Goldsby, co-faculty director of the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee. Airdate: May 19, 2021.
May 12, 2021
Plugged In-Global Press Freedom - Episode 170
Journalists worldwide are facing an increase of threats and obstacles to reporting the truth. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the issue of press freedom with Kirstin McCudden, managing editor of the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, and Najib Sharifi, president of the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee. Airdate: May 12, 2021.
May 05, 2021
Plugged In-The Global Climate Crisis - Episode 169
At an American-led climate summit, President Joe Biden set a goal of cutting U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the climate change challenge with Asher Bennett, CEO of Tevva Motors, and Adam Lindquist, director of Baltimore's Healthy Harbor initiative. Airdate: May 5, 2021.
April 28, 2021
Plugged In-Policing and Law Enforcement in America - Episode 168
Following the rare conviction of an American police officer for murder while arresting a suspect, Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the training and tactics of police in the U.S. and its impact on minority communities with James Craig, police chief for Detroit, Michigan, and former mayor of Baltimore, Maryland Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Airdate: April 28, 2021.
April 22, 2021
Plugged In-U.S. Pullout from Afghanistan - Episode 167
President Joe Biden announced the United States will withdraw military troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. Plugged In examines the decision and impact with former U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Laurel Miller, director of the Asia program at the International Crisis Group. Airdate: April 21, 2021.
April 14, 2021
Plugged In-Vaccines and Immunization - Episode 166
Some European countries are going back into lockdown amid a spike of COVID infections and the slow rollout of vaccines. Plugged In examines the issues and the concerns about some vaccines causing rare cases of blood clots with the former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Thomas Frieden. Airdate: April 14, 2021.
April 07, 2021
Plugged In-Crossing the US Border
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.
March 25, 2021
Plugged In - Turkey Breaking The Silence Episode 164
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.
March 24, 2021
Plugged In-COVID and Global Vaccines Episode 163
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.
March 17, 2021
US-Russia Sanctions and Policy
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.
March 10, 2021
Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren-The Pandemic Year
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.
March 03, 2021
Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren-Exploring Mars and Beyond
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.
February 24, 2021
Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren-Social Media: Who Decides?
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.
February 17, 2021
Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren - Turkey: Breaking the Silence
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.
February 10, 2021
Plugged In-Myanmar Democracy in Peril
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.
February 03, 2021
The New COVID Normal
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.
January 27, 2021
The New Biden Administration
Now that the Biden administration is into its second week, Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the range of issues facing the new president with USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Michael O'Hanlon. Airdate: January 27, 2021.
January 20, 2021
Inauguration of Joe Biden & Kamala Harris
Joe Biden was sworn-in as the 46th president of the United States. And Kamala Harris is now America's first woman vice president. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the historic inauguration with Susan Page, USA Today Washington Bureau Chief, and Capricia Penavic Marshall, former U.S. Chief of Protocol. Airdate January 20, 2021.
January 13, 2021
Attack on the Capitol
An attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump and his false claims of massive election fraud prompted Democrats to vote on impeaching the president. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the fast-moving issue with former Capitol Police Chief Terrence Gainer and presidential historian Douglas Brinkley. Airdate: January 13, 2021