Issues in the News moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson and VOA White House correspondent Patsy Widakuswara about the migrant crisis at the US southern border, prospects for gun safety legislation in the wake of another mass shooting, a rise in hate crimes against Asian-Americans and the state of US-China relations.
On this edition of PCUSA, Host Kim Lewis and VOA Senior White House Correspondent Patsy Widakuswara speak with Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, former US Ambassador to Malta about achieving gender parity and gender equality in a COVID-19 world and how the Biden Administration can set the example. Abercrombie-Winstanley's assignments have included election monitoring in the Gaza Strip and an extraordinary assignment where she actively supported gender equality in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
On this edition of Press Conference USA, Host Kim Lewis and VOA Senior Television Correspondent Chris Simkins talk with Jesse Holland, author, historian, journalist, T.V. personality, and professor of media and public relations at George Washington University, about the Great Migration of African Americans from 1916-1970, and how it shaped the political, social and cultural landscape of America.
Host Kim Lewis talks with Jesse Holland, historian, journalist, TV personality, author and professor of media and public relations at George Washington University, about the dynamics of protests. They discuss the significance of the historic “March on Washington” led by Dr. Martin Luther King, protests and uprisings led by African Americans in the late 1960’s, global protests against racial and social injustice in in 2020, and the Black Lives Matter movement, and the recent attack on the Capitol
PCUSA guest host Kim Lewis and VOA Reporter Ayen Bior examine the factors that continue to promote the practice of female genital mutilation/circumcision and efforts to end it, with Justine Coulson, acting Regional Director for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in East and Southern Africa.
Kim Lewis and VOA Television Reporter Hayde Adams Fitzpatrick speak with Dr. Davina P. Durgana, an award winning international human rights statistician and a senior statistician of the Walk Free Foundation's Global Slavery Index. The report explores the need to reframe how we view this human rights violation by viewing modern slavery as an extension of gender inequality that women around the world are subject to every day.
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.