Issues in the News - Voice of America
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Join us each week as prominent Washington D.C. correspondents discuss topics making headlines around the world.
||Issues in the News - March 08, 2014||Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, and Stephen Collinson, White House Correspondent for Agence France Presse discuss escalating Russian – Ukrainian tensions in light of Russia’s incursion into Crimea and US and European diplomatic efforts to peacefully resolve the crisis.||3/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Issues in the News - March 01, 2014||Moderator Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to National Journal, Abderrahim Foukara, Washington Bureau Chief of Al Jazeera TV, and Tim Mak, Washington Correspondent for The Washington Examiner discuss the crisis in Ukraine and the tensions between the US and Russia, speculations over the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s proposed cut back of the military budget, and the decision by Arizona’s governor to veto a controversial anti-gay bill.||3/1/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Issues in the News - February 22, 2014||Moderator David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief & Lexington Columnist for The Economist, Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to National Journal, and Jonathan Landay, Senior National Security & Intelligence Correspondent with McClatchy Newspapers discuss the crisis in Ukraine, the situation in Syria, and the UN report on North Korea human rights abuse.||2/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Issues in the News - February 15, 2014||Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to National Journal, and David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief for The Economist discuss the crisis in Syria, French President Francois Hollande’s visit in the US, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s backing of Egypt's military chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in his "bid for the presidency", and the US politics.||2/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
What happened to Issues?
Why has Encounter replace Issues? Issues in the News was an excellent open discussion. Encounter is stilted.