Plugged in with Greta Van Susteren

VOICE OF AMERICA  |  Podcast , ±28 min episodes every 1 week, 4 days  | 
Plugged in with Greta Van Susteren examines various aspects of United States policy by interviewing policy makers and having discussions with opinion shapers. After hosting news programs for CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, Greta Van Susteren brings her interviewing skills and curiosity to VOA for a weekly 30 minute dive into America’s international relationships.

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Shoura: An Experiment in Reconciliation

Shoura is a small town in Iraq once held captive by the most brutal terrorist organization in the world. Once ISIS was routed and left, the townspeople were left to try to forge peace with the families of their former enemy. Can they succeed in ending the cycle of violence? Plugged In follows one town’s journey in Voice of America’s powerful award-winning documentary “Shoura: An Experiment in Reconciliation.” Airdate: October 21, 2020.

Treating COVID-19

President Donald Trump's recovery from COVID-19 was made possible by a combination of medical treatments. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines what experts have learned and how they have adapted treatments to help patients recover and keeping others healthy and safe. Joining Greta is infectious disease expert Dr. Monica Ghandi from USCF/San Francisco General Hospital and Dr. Joseph Allen, professor at Harvard University. Air date: October 14, 2020.

COVID in the White House

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are among at least a dozen top White House or other government officials diagnosed with COVID-19. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the President's treatment with former Director of the Centers for Disease Control Dr. Tom Frieden and ABC News Political Director Rick Klein helps clarify the effect it has on the presidential election campaign. Airdate October 7, 2020.

Pandemic Travel Turbulence

Six months into the global coronavirus pandemic, there are few signs of a rebound for the airline industry. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the economic and safety issues for airlines with commercial and military pilot Tammie Jo Shults, Nick Calio of Airlines for America and economist Brian Pearce with the International Ait Transport Association. Airdate: September 1, 2020.

Fighting a Pandemic

As the United States reaches a grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-related deaths, Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the road ahead. Joining Greta is former Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Tom Frieden, emergency room physician and former COVID patient Dr. Mizuho Morrison and Diana Berrent, who created Survivor Corps, a support group for people suffering from post-COVID diseases. Airdate: September 23, 2020.

China vs. Hollywood

Disney's live-action remake of "Mulan" is drawing criticism beyond what's on the screen. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines China's influence on Hollywood movies and the convergence of economics and entertainment with movie industry executive Chris Fenton and Aynne Kokas, University of Virginia communications professor and expert on  the intersections of the U.S. and China media and technology. Airdate: September 16, 2020.

USA Votes 2020

The U.S. presidential campaign is kicking into high gear. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden ask Americans for their votes amid a coronavirus pandemic that has caused an economic recession while protests for racial justice echo in the streets. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the campaign trail ahead with Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, former Republican National Committee chairman Haley Barbour and former CNN White House Correspondent Frank Sesno. Airdate: September 2, 2020.

Unrest in Mali & Belarus

Political turmoil in the African nation of Mali and the European country of Belarus threatens the stability of their regions. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the situation with Eurasia Group founder Ian Bremmer; Kanstantsin Lashkevich, Managing Editor for the Belarus service for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; and Salem Solomon from VOA's Africa Division. Airdate August 26, 2020.

The Israel-UAE Deal

The United Arab Emirates became the third Arab state to formally recognize Israel. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the deal and its impact on the Middle East with White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, Israel's ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer and Yasmine Farouk from the Carnagie Endowment for International Peace. Air date: August 19, 2020.

Coronavirus Challenge in Africa

Africa recently counted its one-millionth confirmed case of coronavirus and health officials fear there are many more uncounted. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the challenges of dealing with a pandemic with Dr. Michel Yao, the Emergency Operations Manager for WHO Africa and Dr. Linda Mobula, Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Airdate: August 12, 2020.

Challenges in a Pandemic

The coronavirus continues to spread in the United States and elsewhere, impacting the world's economy and social fabric. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the challenges posed by the pandemic with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. Air date: August 5, 2020.

U.S.-China: Escalating Tensions

The United States accuses China of spying and intellectual property theft, ordering Beijing to vacate its consulate in Houston, Texas. China responds by kicking the U.S. out of its consulate in Chengdu. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the escalating tensions with Bonnie Glaser from the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Lynette Ong from the University of Toronto. Air date: July 29, 2020.  

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