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Washington journalists journalists provide unique insights and analysis that go beyond the headlines and give listeners the "inside" story on what they see and hear in the news.

Washington journalists journalists provide unique insights and analysis that go beyond the headlines and give listeners the "inside" story on what they see and hear in the news.

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Washington journalists journalists provide unique insights and analysis that go beyond the headlines and give listeners the "inside" story on what they see and hear in the news.

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English


Episodes

US-Russia-Ukraine - September 23, 2022

9/23/2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA's Anita Powell and Steve Redisch about the UN General Assembly where US President Joe Biden and other world leaders called out Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement of escalation of war efforts including nuclear retaliation against Ukraine.

Duration:00:24:58

Queen Elizabeth II: The World's Loss - September 16, 2022

9/16/2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA's Anita Powell and Dan Raviv of Moment Magazine about world reaction to Queen Elizabeth's death, Ukraine’s success in capturing an area from Russian forces, and the latest on the numerous investigations of former president Donald Trump.

Duration:00:24:57

President Biden and the Mid-Term Elections - September 09, 2022

9/9/2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA's Cindy Saine and Steve Redisch about President Joe Biden's campaigns in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania to help Democrats in midterm elections, and more. PROGRAM NOTE: This program was recorded before the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Duration:00:24:59

President Biden's Appearances in Pennsylvania - September 02, 2022

9/2/2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA's Anita Powell and Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer about President Joe Biden's appearances in the battleground state of Pennsylvania and his "soul of the nation" themed address ahead of mid-term elections, the DOJ Trump investigation, and much more.

Duration:00:24:58

Biden-Student Loan-Debt Relief - August 26, 2022

8/26/2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA's Cindy Saine and Steve Redisch about reaction to President Joe Biden's announcement of student loan forgiveness for millions of people, the Department of Justice's investigation of documents retrieved from the estate of former President Donald Trump and much more.

Duration:00:24:58

President Biden and the Inflation Reduction Act - August 19, 2022

8/19/2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA's Anita Powell and Katherine Gypson about President Biden's legislative victory with the new Inflation Reduction Act, what's ahead for Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney after her primary election loss, the FBI's investigation against former President Donald Trump and more.

Duration:00:24:50

FBI Searches Trump's Florida Home - August 12, 2022

8/12/2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA's Cindy Saine and Steve Redisch about the FBI's court-authorized search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, Senate Democrats passing the historic Inflation Reduction Act, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to Africa, and much more.

Duration:00:24:58

China-Taiwan-US - August 05, 2022

8/5/2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA's Anita Powell and Moment Magazine contributor Dan Raviv about China's retaliatory military exercises against Taiwan for hosting a visit by U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, President Joe Biden's second executive order for abortion rights, and more.

Duration:00:24:55

State of the US Economy - July 30, 2022

7/29/2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA's Anita Powell and Steve Redisch on the latest efforts by President Joe Biden, lawmakers, and the Federal Reserve to combat soaring inflation in the U.S., and more.

Duration:00:24:59

Russian-Iranian-Turkish Leaders Meet in Tehran - July 22, 2022

7/22/2022
Kim Lewis talks with Linda Feldmann of the Christian Science Monitor, and VOA's Steve Redisch about Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts in Tehran, President Biden's executive steps to combat climate change, and other stories topping the week.

Duration:00:24:58

Highlights of the Congressional Hearing on January 6th 2021 - July 15, 2022

7/15/2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA's Cindy Saine and Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer about highlights from the latest public hearing of the House Select Committee's investigation of the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, the impact of surging inflation on Americans and the upcoming midterm elections.

Duration:00:24:40

Mass Shooting Near Chicago and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Steps Down - July 08, 2022

7/8/2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA Correspondents Katherine Gypson and White House Bureau Chief Patsy Widakuswara, about the latest mass shooting during a fourth of July parade near Chicago, reaction to the resignation of embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and more.

Duration:00:24:58

Former Trump White House Aide Delivers Shocking Testimony to Congressional Panel - July 01, 2022

7/1/2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA's Steve Redisch and Dan Raviv, Moment Magazine, about the impact of the surprise testimony of former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson during a televised hearing by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Duration:00:24:58

President Joe Biden Calls for 3-Month Suspension of Federal Gasoline Tax - June 24, 2022

6/24/2022
Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA Congressional Correspondent Katherine Gypson and VOA White House Correspondent Anita Powell about President Joe Biden's push for Congress to enact a three-month suspension of the federal tax on gasoline and diesel fuel, and other Issues in the News.

Duration:00:24:59

US Federal Reserve Moves to Help Curb Inflation - June 18, 2022

6/17/2022
Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior national affairs correspondent Chris Simkins and senior reporter for Marketplace, Nancy Marshall-Genzer about the Federal Reserve's move to help curb inflation by increasing interest rates by three quarters of a percentage point,

Duration:00:24:58

First Public Capitol Riot Hearing - June 11, 2022

6/10/2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson and VOA executive producer Steve Redisch about the first televised hearing of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

Duration:00:25:00

US to Send Advanced Weapons to Ukraine - June 04, 2022

6/3/2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine and Moment Magazine contributor, Dan Raviv, about the top stories of the week including the U.S. commitment to send advanced weapons to Ukraine as Russia continues its invasion of the country.

Duration:00:24:58

U.S. Mourns Loss of Lives - May 27, 2022

5/27/2022
Kim Lewis talks with Christian Science Monitor Washington bureau chief, Linda Feldmann and VOA senior national affairs correspondent, Chris Simkins, about the aftermath of the mass shooting of 19 children and 2 teachers at a Texas elementary school, and much more.

Duration:00:24:57

US Primaries - May 20, 2022

5/20/2022
Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA Midwest correspondent, Kane Farabaugh and VOA executive producer, Steve Redisch about the significance of the recent US primary elections for the Democratic and Republican parties and their impact on upcoming midterms, and much more.

Duration:00:24:52

U.S. Inflation - May 13, 2022

5/13/2022
Moderator Kim Lewis talks with Marketplace senior reporter Nancy Marshall-Genzer and VOA senior National Affairs Correspondent, Chris Simkins about inflation as a key political issue in upcoming midterms, Democrats’ strategy for their Women's Health Protection Act and much more.

Duration:00:19:52