Issues in the News - Voice of America

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Sinopsis

Prominent Washington correspondents discuss topics making headlines around the world.

Episodios

  • Blinken/Afghanistan - September 17, 2021

    17/09/2021 Duración: 25min

    Issues in the News moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson and correspondent for Marketplace, Kimberly Adams about U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's handling of tough questions by lawmakers on Capitol Hill over the Biden administration's handling of the evacuation from Afghanistan, divisions between progressive and moderate Democrats over the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package, the message sent by voters in the U.S. state of California who rejected an effort to remove Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom from office, a new defense alliance that intends to send China a message, and the significance of a planned Justice for J6 rally in Washington, D.C. Listen to Issues in the News on the Voice of America.

  • Afghanistan/Taliban - September 10, 2021

    10/09/2021 Duración: 25min

    Issues in the News moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine and VOA executive producer Steve Redisch about international reaction to the Taliban's announcement of an all-male interim government for Afghanistan, challenges in September for Democrats to finalize a massive $3.5 trillion spending package before key deadlines set by leadership in both the House and Senate, President Biden outlines strategies to curb the COVID-19 delta variant with new mandates included, and America commemorates the 20th anniversary of the September 11, terrorists' attacks and reflects on what lessons have been learned. Listen to Issues in the News on the Voice of America.

  • Aftermath of US Led Afghanistan Exit - September 03, 2021

    03/09/2021 Duración: 25min

    Issues in the News moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine and columnist for Newsday, Dan Raviv, about the political ramifications of the U.S. led withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan; the passage of a Texas state law that critics argue violates the constitutional right to an abortion; the fallout from hurricane Ida, the fifth-strongest hurricane ever to make landfall in the continental U.S.; and an international update on the Covid pandemic. Listen to Issues in the News on the Voice of America.

  • Evacuations Continue in Afghanistan Despite Ongoing Attacks - August 27, 2021

    27/08/2021 Duración: 25min

    Moderator Kim Lewis speaks with Senior Marketplace reporter Nancy Marshall-Genzer and VOA executive editor Steve Redisch about the ongoing precarious evacuation of Americans from Afghanistan; Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Southeast Asia; FDA approval of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine; Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's victory in defusing an internal rift between moderate and progressive Democrats over two complementary infrastructure proposals.

  • US/Afghanistan - August 20, 2021

    20/08/2021 Duración: 24min

    Issues in the News moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA White House correspondent Patsy Widakuswara and political and foreign affairs correspondent Shayna Estulin about the ramifications of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, questions on how Americans and Afghan allies and their families will be evacuated from the country and the future of women's rights under a Taliban rule; compounding problems of natural disasters and political instability in Haiti and the science behind the Biden administration's recommendations for a COVID-19 booster shot.

  • Democrats Push $3.5 Trillion Spending Plan - August 13, 2021

    13/08/2021 Duración: 25min

    Issues in the News moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine and VOA senior national affairs correspondent Chris Simkins about reaction to the US Senate narrowly passing a $3.5 trillion budget resolution as well as a rare bipartisan vote of approval for a $1 trillion infrastructure plan, the fallout and resignation of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo after an investigative report found he sexually harassed 11 women, the ongoing violence and human rights abuses in Afghanistan, the return to mask wearing and restrictions due to the COVID-19 delta variant and a new U.N. report on climate change calls for immediate and rapid action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Mask Requirements Updated as COVID Delta Variant Surges Across US - August 06, 2021

    06/08/2021 Duración: 24min

    Issues in the News moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA White House bureau chief, Steve Herman and columnist for Newsday, Dan Raviv about the status of COVID-19 vaccinations for eligible adults in the United States, new mask recommendations from the CDC and the latest efforts by the Biden administration to get vaccines to more countries; why both Democrat and Republican politicians find aspects of the bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure proposal frustrating; increasing pressure on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign after an investigation by the state's attorney general concluded he had sexually harassed almost a dozen women; and why people inside and outside of Afghanistan worry about the country's future.

  • Democrat Led Investigative Panel on Capitol Attack Opens with Riveting Testimony - July 30, 2021

    30/07/2021 Duración: 25min

    Issues in the News moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA Congressional correspondent, Katherine Gypson and VOA executive editor Steve Redisch about riveting testimony and video footage of four police officers who were overwhelmed by a mob during the attack on the Capitol, what's ahead after the GOP Senate voted to begin work on a $1 trillion national infrastructure plan, President Joe Biden's new foreign policy focus as the U.S. will end its combat mission in Iraq, the CDC's new mask wearing guidelines as COVID-19 variants continue to spread and world reaction to super star gymnast Simone Biles' decision to withdraw from some competitions at the Tokyo Olympics. Listen to Issues in the News on the Voice of America.

  • $1.2 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposal May Move Forward Despite Senate Stall - July 23, 2021

    23/07/2021 Duración: 25min

    Issues in the News moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior diplomatic correspondent, Cindy Saine, and senior reporter for Marketplace, Nancy Marshall-Genzer, about growing congressional challenges on infrastructure, police reform, COVID-19 and the economy facing the Biden administration, the ramifications of a widespread cyber-attack on Microsoft allegedly conducted by China, controversial Israeli phone surveillance software allegedly misused amid a global hacking scandal, the Tokyo Olympics and global concern over the spreading of the Delta variant of the coronavirus. Listen to Issues in the News on the Voice of America.

  • U.S. Politicians Battle over Voting Rights Legislation - July 16, 2021

    16/07/2021 Duración: 25min

    Issues in the News moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA Congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson and correspondent for Marketplace Kimberly Adams about the ongoing battle between Democrats and Republicans over voting rights legislation, what's next after Senate Democrats agree to a $3.5 trillion human infrastructure package, the impact of the crises in Haiti and Cuba on the Biden Administration, and much more. Listen to Issues in the News on the Voice of America.

  • US-Afghanistan - July 09, 2021

    09/07/2021 Duración: 25min

    Issues in the News moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb and VOA executive editor Steve Redisch about concerns over the rapid withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, the unexpected assassination of Haiti’s President, the status of Covid vaccinations in the United States and how the Biden administration will deal with the increasing challenge of ransomware attacks thought to originate from Russian-based actors. Listen to Issues in the News on the Voice of America.

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