As COVID-19 spreads in the U.S., the death rate among African Americans is twice that of white citizens. What are the factors for this disparity? Are they biologic? Cultural? Economic? We speak to Joseph P. Williams, Senior Editor at U.S. News World Report, about the disturbing connection between race and health in America.
Andrew Smith is a journalism professor who contracted COVID-19 during a class trip to the UK. After returning home to Kansas, he soon found himself in the ICU fighting for his life. Andrew joins us to share his ordeal with the virus and his road to recovery.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in the U.S., shortages of basic safety supplies, such as masks and gowns, endangers the lives of nurses and other health professionals – as they attempt to heal the sick. We speak to Zenei Cortez, a registered nurse and co-president of National Nurses United, about the life threatening burden placed on U.S. health workers.
As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates in the U.S., doctors are forced to make hard choices on who will receive life saving treatment – and who cannot be saved. To speak on the heavy burdens set upon U.S. health workers, we are joined by Dr. Calvin Sun, an Attending Physician at multiple emergency rooms in New York City.
Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, many U.S. states are under a strict “shelter in place” order. But what does “shelter in place” mean to those without a home? Sharing a perspective directly from the homeless community is Theo Henderson – an activist and host of the podcast, “We the Unhoused.” Theo, himself, is also Unhoused.
Mike is an elderly man living in a poor area of Washington, DC. Drug crime and gun violence are a regular problem for his neighborhood. At 63, he survives on government welfare, odd jobs, and panhandling. As the coronavirus outbreak intensifies, Mike shares his fears about his health, his future, and the community.
India, the world’s second most populous nation, began a 21-day lockdown to try and stop the spread of COVID-19. But are the measures taken by India’s government too little – too late? To discuss the latest on India’s battle with COVID-19 – we were joined by Dr. Shashi Tharoor.
Over the weekend, Italy’s death toll from COVID-19 passed 5,000. That’s the highest of any country – including China – since the global pandemic began. We spoke to Seema Gupta, an independent journalist based in Rome, about the life or death struggles faced by the government, healthcare workers, and the public during this escalating crisis.
Under the shadow of a growing pandemic, three U.S. states held presidential primaries on Tuesday. But are in-person primaries are safe during the outbreak? And how have the politics of the election been transformed? Joining us to discuss the effect COVID-19 is having on U.S. elections is Steve Chaggaris, an independent journalist and political analyst based in Washington, DC.
COVID-19 has affected our work, travel, social life, financial security, and ability to plan for the future. But how can we break past conflicting messages from science, media and political leaders? Joining us to talk about information, misinformation – and how to avoid panic – is risk and behavioral scientist Dr. Sweta Chakrabourty.
With COVID-19 now a global pandemic, people around the world have been told to self-quarantine to reduce the spread of the virus. But how do you decide if it’s necessary for you, or your family? To help us look at questions around when – and how – to self quarantine, we’re joined by Dr. Sweta Chakraborty, a risk and behavioral scientist based in Washington, D.C..
COVID-19 is now a global pandemic. Is it time to cancel your vacation and stay at home? To help navigate the risks of traveling and large crowds, is epidemiologist and public health expert Dr. Eric Feigel-Ding.
After months of protests over a controversial citizenship law, India is now dealing with some of its worst religious violence in decades. Are the recent policies and rhetoric of President Narendra Modi’s government – which many call “nationalistic” – fueling these attacks? With us to discuss the most recent violence in India is author and economic expert Salman Aneez Soz.
On Saturday, the U.S. and Afghanistan’s Taliban signed a peace deal. Less than 72 hours later, a bombing attack at a football game in Khost province has raised doubts it can last. Is there any hope? To discuss the reality of making peace with the Taliban, we were joined by Tabish Forugh, a former official with the Afghan government, and a political analyst.
The Philippines has officially ended the VFA, which allows U.S. troops in the country for joint exercises and training. How will this affect regional balance of power moving forward? With us to discuss the Philippines decision is Brian Becker, Executive Director for the ANSWER coalition based in Washington, D.C..
With the world’s economy more interdependent than ever – how are governments and business leaders handling the crisis? And will we be prepared if the virus – and its economic effects – continue to spread? We speak to Arthur Dong, professor at Georgetown University’s School of Business in Washington, D.C. and advisor to U.S. firms operating in China.
Between voter apathy, boycotts, and fears of Coronavirus – turnout for Iran’s parliamentary elections was the lowest since the founding of the Islamic Republic in 1979. With us to talk about disillusionment among Iran’s voters is Ghanbar Naderi. He’s an Iranian journalist and political commentator in Tehran.
Syrian forces continue their advance to retake Idlib province – an opposition held area on the border of the two countries. Many fear a new refugee and security crisis will overtake Turkey and the region. Edmund Ghareeb, a professor at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs joins us to discuss where the latest crisis will lead.
Does growing support for Bernie Sanders defy critics who say he’s unelectable? And, in the year 2020, what is it about the word “socialist” that has establishment Democrats so worried? We’re joined by Nomiki Konst, a political strategist and host of “The Nomiki Show.”
Does Trump’s Mideast peace plan favor Israel at the cost of normalizing oppression on the Palestinian people? Is there any hope for a settlement moving forward? For a Palestinian view, we’re joined by Ali Abunimah – co-founder of The Electronic Intifada website and author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine.
China’s movie market is booming – and doesn’t need Hollywood for the next big blockbuster. If you’re an explorer of good films around the world, China may be your next destination. With us to talk about the rise of China’s movie industry is Janet Yang. She’s a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning producer with deep roots in China.
After the U.S. Senate’s near party-line vote to acquit, what’s next for Donald Trump’s presidency? The Democratic lawmakers that tried to end it? And Americans faith in their own government? We’re joined by conservative Alex Vogel, former general counsel for the National Republican Senatorial Committee and CEO of the Vogel Group.
Coronavirus has spread to at least 23 countries – with infections and related deaths exceeding 2003’s SARS epidemic. Is a full blown pandemic near? We spoke to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.
After years of contentious debate among politicians and citizens – the United Kingdom is no longer a part of Europe. But how will business, trade, immigration, and British identity be transformed? And who’s ready? We were joined by Steven McCabe, Associate Professor and Senior Fellow at the Centre for Brexit Studies at Birmingham City University.
As China scrambles to end the Coronavirus outbreak, those in Wuhan and other cities kept under quarantine are asking: Are we safe? To talk about life under quarantine, we’re joined by Zhao Yunfei. He’s a CGTN correspondent who’s been inside Wuhan since the outbreak began.
Seventy five years after the liberation of Auschwitz, anti-semitism is on the rise. With many survivors passing on from old age, many worry their voices – and lessons – may be forgotten. To examine the legacy of the holocaust, we were joined by Erin McGlothlin, Chair and Associate Professor of German and Jewish Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
For President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, the battle lines are clearly drawn. But is this what the founding fathers had in mind when they wrote Article One of the U.S. Constitution? Lincoln Mitchell – a political analyst and professor at Columbia University joins us to explore the problems with America’s impeachment process.
Libya’s civil war continues to escalate as the international community scrambles to find a political solution. Though a recent summit in Berlin did result in an agreement to stop the flow of arms into the war-torn country, will it be enough to kickstart peace negotiations – and steer Libya away from a complete collapse? Hafed Al Ghwell, Senior Fellow at SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, joins us to talk about the latest.
On Wednesday, U.S. President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu signed a “Phase One” trade deal at the White House. But what does it accomplish? To break down the agreement, we were joined by James P. Moore, Jr., CEO and Founder of the Washington Institute for Business, Government and Society. PLUS: CGTN’s Nathan King shares his observations from the signing and the nearly two-year trade dispute.
After nearly 20 years and more than $6-trillion spent on endless conflicts – what has America gained? We spoke with Ron Paul, former Republican Congressman and presidential candidate, about the current standoff with Iran, and what drives the U.S. push to war.
On Jan. 12, 2010 — a magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck the island nation of Haiti. In 2020, the political structure is in chaos, and reconstruction promised by the world is largely unfulfilled. We speak to Kim Ives, English Editor at Haiti Liberte, about the challenges facing Haiti ten years after the earthquake.
For Iraq, its security, and its people – how much longer can the war torn country endure being the battleground for the Iran-U.S. conflict? We speak to Ismael Al Sodani, a security and military expert who previously served as Brigadier General for the Iraq Army.
Did the U.S. assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani benefit Tehran’s goals and diminish America’s stature in the world? To help us understand the deepening impact, we were joined by Mansour Farhang. He’s an Iran analyst and professor of politics at Bennington College.
Kurt Bardella is an Asian American media analyst who left the Republican party after Trump’s election. Bardella explains his reasons for leaving, and the dangerous role of identity politics in American democracy.
If all nations immediately ceased carbon emissions, would it make a difference to stop climate change? We speak to journalist and author David Wallace-Wells about his latest book that ponders a bleak future of our own creation.
Colombia is home to an estimated 1.3 million Venezuelan refugees, including young mothers and children. Because of their status, thousands of these children have no nationality. CGTN’s Michelle Begue joins us to discuss the legal limbo facing these families.
In a bombshell revelation, government documents show U.S. officials misled the American public about the war in Afghanistan. To discuss the Afghanistan Papers and broader implications for America’s longest war, we were joined by Dr. Ahmad Wais Wardak.
In Beirut, dozens were injured after anti-government demonstrators and riot police clashed over the weekend. To better understand the cause of Lebanon’s latest unrest, we were joined by Habib Battah – an investigative journalist based out of Beirut.
An interview with Bollywood actress Richa Chadha about India’s ongoing rape crisis. She speaks on the danger and frustration faced by India’s women – as they struggle to be heard by law enforcement, the government, and the culture as a whole.
CGTN’s Nathan King speaks to Regina Ip, member of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, about the destabilizing effect riots have on the city, lessons learned by police – and how actions by the U.S. Congress may have a negative impact on the cause it claims to support.
Many of the Amazon’s indigenous people are being attacked and killed as they try to protect their homes from illegal ranchers and other land grabs. Andrew Miller, Advocacy Director for Amazon Watch, joins us to discuss the current plight of Amazon’s indigenous.
To discuss all things impeachment – and how to survive political arguments over Thanksgiving dinner – we are joined by Eleanor Clift, a political columnist for The Daily Beast, and Alex Vogel, CEO of the Vogel Group.
El Salvador also has one of the highest rates of violence against women. It’s no surprise that many are seeking a permanent solution. Suicide. CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez joins us to talk about the Salvadoran women trapped in an endless cycle of despair – and what – if anything – can be done about it.
Exiled President Morales claims he was victim of an orchestrated coup, but his opponents say he violated the constitution and is inciting his supporters to violence. Bolivian journalist Raul Peñaranda joins us to explain the latest and where this unrest may lead.
In 1979, student protesters overran the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, seizing the staff there as hostages. Ambassador John Limbert talks about being a hostage during the 1979 #IranRevolution, and his thoughts on U.S.-Iran diplomacy today.
Last week’s open impeachment hearings investigating President Trump was the first chance for American’s to evaluate the integrity of – not only the witnesses – but those charged with questioning them. We speak to Elie Mystal of the Above the Law website about key moments – and what to expect in the coming days.
St. Louis, a once prosperous American city, has been ravaged by decades of chronic poverty and violent crime. We’re joined by producer Danny Gold, whose latest feature, ‘The Red Line’, examines the lives of those caught in a cycle of social neglect – and what some are trying to do about it.
After the offensive against Syrian Kurds and hostile actions towards NATO – many say Turkey’s President Erdogan did not deserve the honor of a White House visit with U.S. President Trump. Professor Hossein Askari of GWU joins us to discuss what Trump and Erdogan hope to gain from their controversial relationship.
Chile has been in the grips of mass demonstrations and violence. Scores dead, thousands arrested, and no ending in sight. Chilean Vice Minister of Trade Rodrigo Yanez joined us to talk about the growing crisis in his country and what, if anything, the government is doing to address it.
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