Press Conference USA - Voice of America
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Join host Carol Castiel for 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.
||CleanA Visit to Oman - Press Conference USA - August 26, 2016||In this archived edition of the program, Linda Pappas Funsch discusses her book “Oman Reborn: Balancing Tradition and Modernization.” She tells host Carol Castiel that the Sultanate of Oman is a truly “good news” story in a region wracked by instability. Friend to all and enemy to none, Oman possesses a unique blend of tradition and modernization that has enabled it to succeed where others in the region have failed. Its seafaring history has exposed the Sultanate to remote lands such as Zanzibar which has contributed to Oman’s openness toward other societies and cultures.||8/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComputer Hacking and Cybersecurity - Press Conference USA - August 19, 2016||Computer systems related to several elements of the US Democratic Party were attacked recently in a series of hacking incidents. Who or what is behind these attacks and how is it possible that valuable and potentially embarrassing information could be stolen? Host Rick Pantaleo talks with cybersecurity experts and a former hacker about cyberattacks and hacking.||8/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Satter on Russia - Press Conference USA - August 12, 2016||Host Carol Castiel and Nataliya Robert, broadcaster in VOA’S Ukrainian Service, talk with David Satter, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, about his latest book “The Less You Know, The Better You Sleep: Russia's Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin,” and US-Russia relations in general as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump recently called on Moscow to hack the emails of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, leading to concerns about Russian interference in the US presidential election.||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMonique Villa on Modern Slavery - Press Conference USA - August 05, 2016||Monique Villa tells host Carol Castiel and Adam Xu, Reporter in VOA’s Mandarin Service, that there are over 45 million slaves worldwide. A former journalist and CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Founder of TrustLaw and Trust Women, Villa is a passionate advocate for women’s and slaves’ empowerment. She talks about specific cases of human bondage and how to fight slavery worldwide.||8/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDerek Chollet - Press Conference USA - July 29, 2016||Host Carol Castiel and VOA National Security correspondent Jeff Seldin, talk with Derek Chollet, about his new book, “The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America’s Role in the World.” A former senior State Department, White House and Pentagon official, Chollet argues that President Obama has altered the course of American foreign policy for the better and positioned the United States to lead in the future.||7/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|