Encounter - Voice of America
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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.
||CleanReligious Freedom around the World - September 22, 2017||On this edition of Encounter, Katayoun Kishi, research associate at Pew Research Center and Kent Hill, Executive Director of the Religious Freedom Institute, discuss the US Department of State’s most recent Annual Report on International Religious Freedom with host Carol Castiel.||22 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRohingya Crisis - September 15, 2017||In the aftermath of the latest crackdown on Muslim Rohingya in Burma, also known as Myanmar, Christina Fink, Professor of International Affairs at George Washington University and Lex Rieffel, Senior Fellow on Global Economy and Development at Brookings Institution discuss with host Carol Castiel root causes of the conflict between the indigenous Rohingya population in Myanmar and the predominantly Buddhist Burmese, and what steps should be taken to peacefully resolve the issue.||15 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpioid Crisis - Part 2 - September 08, 2017||On Part II of this edition of Encounter, we continue our discussion about the opioid crisis in America with Dr. Wilson Compton, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Caleb Alexander, co-director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness, and VOA TV correspondent Chris Simkins. They talk with host Carol Castiel about alternatives to opioids and the role of local communities, individuals and the federal government in addressing the scourge.||8 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmerica's Opioid Crisis - September 01, 2017||On this edition of Encounter we address the opioid crisis in America. Dr. Wilson Compton, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Caleb Alexander, co-Director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness, discuss the causes and scope of the crisis in the United States with host Carol Castiel.||1 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|