Produced by Greta Van Susteren
January 06, 2021
Education in a Pandemic
From kindergarten to graduate school, education for an estimated 1.6 billion students has been disrupted because of the coronavirus pandemic. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines how students, teachers, and staff have adapted to keep up and keep safe with Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, and John Katzman, co-founder of The Princeton Review. Airdate: January 6, 2021.
December 30, 2020
2020 A Year In Review
2020 has been a historic year as a coronavirus pandemic paralyzed most of the world at some point, creating economic, social, and political shockwaves that will be felt well into the new year. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the year that was with Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow and Director of Research for Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution and Dr. Francis Collins, director of the U.S. National Institutes for Health. Airdate December 30, 2020.
December 16, 2020
The COVID Vaccine
A new coronavirus vaccine is injecting hope for an end to the deadly pandemic. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren looks at who gets the first doses, when will everyone else get theirs, and the challenges ahead for distributing the vaccines worldwide with infectious disease and vaccine behavior expert Rupali Limaye from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Medicine. Airdate: December 16, 2020.
December 09, 2020
Biden Preparing to Lead
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has been busy selecting his cabinet and other top advisers. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the priorities of the incoming administration with Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution and Carol Browner, former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Airdate: December 9, 2020.
December 02, 2020
Surges & Vaccines
Coronavirus cases are surging around the world and the United States faces a possible post-Thanksgiving holiday "surge upon a surge." Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the situation with the pandemic as vaccines are on the horizon with Dr. Francis S. Collins, director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Mizuho Morrison, an emergency room physician at the University of Southern California Medical Center. Airdate: December 2, 2020.
November 25, 2020
Education in a Pandemic
From kindergarten to graduate school, education for an estimated 1.6 billion students has been disrupted because of the coronavirus pandemic. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines how students, teachers, and staff have adapted to keep up and keep safe with Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, and John Katzman, co-founder of The Princeton Review. Airdate: November 25, 2020.
November 18, 2020
Protecting the Elephants
Earth's giants are running for their lives, illegally hunted for their ivory tusks. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the issue of elephant poaching as VOA Pentagon Correspondent Carla Babb follows U.S. Special Forces on a mission to Gabon to help protect the elephants. And actress Kristin Davis explains her work protecting elephants in Kenya. Airdate: November 18, 2020.
November 11, 2020
USA 2020 Decision
Joe Biden is projected as the winner of the 2020 U.S. election. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the outcome, the legal objections raised by President Donald Trump, and the challenges facing the President-elect in bringing together a divided nation with Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist George Will and Peniel Joseph, University of Texas professor and author. Airdate: November 11, 2020.
November 04, 2020
USA VOTES 2020
America's long presidential election campaign has ended, and the outcome is still to be determined. Plugged In examines the state of the 2020 presidential race and America's political direction with former Republican National Committee chairman Gov. Haley Barbour and Larry Sabato, politics professor and director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. Airdate: November 4, 2020.
October 28, 2020
Russia: Peril and Poison
August's poisoning of Alexei Navalny may have been Vladimir Putin's most audacious act of revenge towards an opposition figure. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the Russian leader's pattern of silencing opposition to his regime via poisoning and targeting killings with Putin critic and chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov and Matthew Rojansky, director of the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute. Airdate October 28, 2020.
October 14, 2020
President Donald Trump's recovery from COVID-19 was made possible by a combination of medical treatments. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines what experts have learned and how they have adapted treatments to help patients recover and keeping others healthy and safe. Joining Greta is infectious disease expert Dr. Monica Ghandi from USCF/San Francisco General Hospital and Dr. Joseph Allen, professor at Harvard University. Air date: October 14, 2020.
October 07, 2020
COVID in the White House
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are among at least a dozen top White House or other government officials diagnosed with COVID-19. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the President's treatment with former Director of the Centers for Disease Control Dr. Tom Frieden and ABC News Political Director Rick Klein helps clarify the effect it has on the presidential election campaign. Airdate October 7, 2020.
September 30, 2020
Pandemic Travel Turbulence
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.
September 23, 2020
Fighting a Pandemic
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.
September 16, 2020
China vs. Hollywood
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.
September 09, 2020
Plastics in the Environment
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.
September 03, 2020
USA Votes 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
August 26, 2020
Unrest in Mali & Belarus
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.
August 19, 2020
The Israel-UAE Deal
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.