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.
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.