On this special International Women’s Day edition of Press Conference USA, host Carol Castiel and VOA International Broadcaster and Current Affairs Producer, Kim Lewis, speak with Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, former US Ambassador to the Republic of Malta, about her distinguished career as a US diplomat and the important contributions women bring to the field of national security and international affairs.
Host Kim Lewis, and VOA Senior TV Correspondent Chris Simkins continue their discussion with author Jesse Holland, author of “Black Men Built the Capital," on historical facts regarding African American achievements in Washington, D.C. including the fact that enslaved black men built the Nation’s Capitol, the White House and other famous Washington structures, in addition to providing other historical contributions in the District.
Host Kim Lewis, and VOA Senior TV Correspondent Chris Simkins discuss little known history facts about the slaves that built the U.S. Capitol, and most of the monuments, memorials and famous buildings in Washington, D.C., in addition to other historical contributions with Jesse Holland, author of “Black Men Built The Capitol.”
Host Kim Lewis, VOA French to Africa Editor Idriss Fall, and Mil Arcega, Television Correspondent for VOA, speak with Professor Lawrence Gostin, Director of WHO Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Laws,
about the worrying spread of the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They discuss the challenging political, economic and cultural context, which exacerbates the spread of the epidemic.