Kim Lewis speaks with Virginia Buckingham, head of Boston's Logan Airport at the time of the 9/11 terrorists' attacks and author of the new book, "On My Watch A Memoir." As the world honored those who lost their lives during 9/11, Virginia Buckingham lost life as she knew it and was forced to find resiliency and rebuild. The inspirational lessons she learned can also be applied to the coronavirus pandemic and its aftermath.
On this encore edition of Press Conference USA, host Carol Castiel along with VOA international broadcaster and Current Affairs producer Kim Lewis, talk with Peniel Joseph about his new book, “The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.”
On this edition of Press Conference USA, host, Kim Lewis talks with William Perry, Former US Secretary of Defense and Tom Collina, Ploughshares Fund Policy Director about their co-authored book, "The Button. The Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump." As the world marks the 75th anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the book explores issues of the uncertain control of nuclear weapons and why the US should revise its nuclear weapons policy.
Host Carol Castiel and VOA International Broadcaster and Current Affairs Producer, Kim Lewis, sit down with former US Ambassador to Malta, Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, who discusses her views on race relations in America, her perspective on former Vice President Joe Biden, for whom she once worked, and several other critical issues related to election 2020 including cybersecurity, election security and mail-in ballots.
Statues, monuments and other images honoring Confederate soldiers, slave owners and other controversial historical figures have been taken down or torn down from Virginia to California, either officially or by protestors themselves. Kim Lewis and VOA Senior Television Correspondent Chris Simkins speak with journalist, historian and author Jesse Holland about the implications of these once protected historical landmarks that are now facing a public reckoning, on this edition of PCUSA.
Join VOA's Kim Lewis on this unique edition of Press Conference USA with guest Dr. Julitta Onobanjo, acting director of programs for UNFPA and VOA's Hayde Adams Fitzpatrick as they explore the challenges and breakthroughs women and girls face in menstrual health management, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Host Carol Castiel and Current Affairs producer, Kim Lewis, talk with Peniel Joseph about his most recent book, “The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.,” in which he dispels misconceptions about these two slain iconic civil rights leaders. Joseph paints a nuanced portrait of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. who shared a common vision of dignity and full citizenship for African Americans.
On this edition of Press Conference USA, host Kim Lewis speaks with Dr. Natalia Kanem via Skype about how pandemics such as COVID-19 trigger an increase in violence and sexual exploitation against women and girls worldwide.
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.