Chris Frye - Mayor of New Castle Pennsylvania
On this edition of Press Conference USA, host Carol Castiel sits down at City Hall with Chris Frye, the newly elected Republican Mayor of New Castle, a once booming town 60 kilometers north of Pittsburgh, in the midwestern state of Pennsylvania. Once a Democratic stronghold, New Castle and the surrounding suburbs/townships of Lawrence County, voted for Donald Trump in 2016. VOA’s Castiel spoke with Mayor Frye, the first African American mayor of New Castle, about the challenges of governing a small town in economic decline and Mr. Trump’s electoral prospects in November given the coronavirus pandemic, the slower than expected economic recovery and protests against police violence and racial injustice.
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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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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.
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