PREVIOUSLY AIRED SHOWS

  • Washington journalists from print, wire services, and broadcast media discuss the top news stories of the week.

    Drawing on their contacts and sources at the White House, Capitol Hill and elsewhere, our panel of journalists provide unique insights and analysis that go beyond the headlines and give listeners the "inside" story on what they see and hear in the news.

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    Broadcast Schedule

    Issues in the News is broadcast on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. You can also listen to us via affiliate stations in your area. Check your local radio station guide for more information.

    • Friday: 2330 UTC
    • Saturday: 1530 & 2230 UTC
    • Sunday: 0130, 0430, 0930, 1130, 1530 & 2130 UTC

    Meet our Moderators and Panelists

    • David Rennie: Washington Bureau Chief, The Economist
    • Tom DeFrank: Contributing Editor, The National Journal
    • Linda Feldmann: Washington Bureau Chief, Christian Science Monitor
    • Michael Williams: Contributor, CBS Radio News
    • Dan Raviv: National Correspondent, Israeli-based channel i24News
    • Laura Meckler: Staff Writer, Wall Street Journal
    • Oren Dorell: Foreign Affairs Reporter, USA Today
    • Paul Brandus: White House Correspondent, West Wing Reports

    Contact:

    Email: issues@voanews.com

    Facebook: CarolCastielVOA

    Twitter: CarolCastielVOA

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    Issues in the News
    Washington, DC 20237 USA

  • Join host Carol Castiel for this 30-minute weekly newsmaker program that provides listeners around the globe with information and insights on a wide range of topics spanning U.S. politics, foreign policy, global health, science and culture. 

    About Press Conference USA

    Carol Castiel hosts this 30-minute weekly newsmaker program that provides listeners around the globe with information and insights on a wide range of topics spanning U.S. politics, foreign policy, global health, science and culture.

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    Broadcast Schedule

    Press Conference USA is broadcast on Saturdays and Sundays. You can also listen to us via affiliate stations in your area. Check your local radio station guide for more information.

    Saturdays: 0430 1130 1230 1730 1930 2130 UTC

    Sundays: 0330 1430 1800 UTC

    About Your Host

    Carol Castiel moderates and produces not only Press Conference USA but Encounter as well.  She also oversees the production of Issues in the News, VOA’s roundup of the week’s top stories by distinguished Washington journalists.

    Before joining the Voice of America, Carol was a consultant/freelance journalist specializing in the promotion of trade and investment between the United States and Africa. She was also a contributing editor to the London-based West Africa Magazine. Carol is fluent in Portuguese, French, and Spanish. She holds an M.A. degree in International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.

    Contact:

    Email:  pcusa@voanews.com

    Facebook:  CarolCastielVOA

    Twitter:  CarolCastielVOA

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    PCUSA
    Washington, DC 20237 USA

  • Join host Carol Castiel each week as she and two advocates from the world of politics, culture, public policy, or academia debate and discuss a critical issue in the news. This program brings depth, perspective, and insight to the world around us. Issues that affect our lives and global stability are debated and discussed in a free-wheeling, unscripted discussion of fact and opinion.

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    Broadcast Schedule

    Encounter is broadcast on Saturdays and Sundays. You can also listen to us via affiliate stations in your area. Check your local radio station guide for more information.

    • Saturdays: 0330 0930 1430 1800 and 2330 UTC
    • Sundays: 0530 1230 1730 1930 UTC

    About Your Host

    Carol Castiel moderates and produces not only Encounter but Press Conference USA as well. She also oversees the production of Issues in the News, VOA’s roundup of the week’s top stories by distinguished Washington journalists.

    Before joining the Voice of America, Carol was a consultant/freelance journalist specializing in the promotion of trade and investment between the United States and Africa. She was also a contributing editor to the London-based West Africa Magazine. Carol is fluent in Portuguese, French, and Spanish. She holds an M.A. degree in International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.

    Contact:

    Email: ​encounter@voanews.com

    Facebook: ​CarolCastielVOA

    Twitter: ​CarolCastielVOA

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    Encounter
    Washington, D.C. 20237 USA