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03
DEC

US-Omicron Variant - December 03, 2021

Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior White House correspondent Patsy Widakuswara and Newsday columnist Dan Raviv, about the Biden administration's strategy on handling the newly detected omicron variant of the coronavirus, challenges facing House Democrats in getting major legislation passed by the end of the year, the U.S. Supreme Court poised to accept a Mississippi law that could overrule the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision on abortion, and U.S. concern over Russian troop movements near the Ukrainian border. Listen to Issues in the News on the Voice of America.
26
NOV

US-Inflation - November 26, 2021

Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine and VOA executive producer Steve Redisch, about Americans' concern over inflation as the holiday season arrives, the Biden administration's call for the release of 50-million barrels of reserved oil to help control rising fuel prices, the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol issues more subpoenas as it deepens its probe of rallies that preceded the attack, and so much more. Join us for Issues in the News on the Voice of America.
19
NOV

Biden-Xi - November 19, 2021

Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA Senior Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine and Senior Reporter for Marketplace Nancy Marshall-Genzer about the take-aways from President Joe Biden's virtual meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, his signing of a bipartisan $1-trillion infrastructure bill and what it means for Americans, the push by House Democrats to vote on a $1.75 trillion social spending package, the effects of inflation on Americans and on Biden's presidency, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's Africa trip to advance US-Africa partnerships, and more. Listen to Issues in the News on the Voice of America.
12
NOV

Biden-Infrastructure - November 12, 2021

Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine and VOA executive producer Steve Redisch, about President Joe Biden's public campaign to promote his bipartisan infrastructure bill, the significance of Vice-President Kamala Harris' meeting with world leaders in Paris, the House Select Committee's escalating investigation into the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and more. Join us for Issues in the News on the Voice of America.
05
NOV

Biden's Climate/Domestic Agendas - November 05, 2021

Moderator Kim Lewis talks with Newsday columnist, Dan Raviv, and VOA senior national affairs correspondent, Chris Simkins, about President Joe Biden's announcement of a new climate infrastructure initiative at the UN Climate Conference as his Democratic party pushes to solidify his sweeping domestic agenda, the surprising results of some U.S. elections, and what some parents are saying about the approved COVID-19 vaccine for children. Join us for Issues in the News on the Voice of America.
29
OCT

Democrats-Human Infrastructure - October 29, 2021

Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson and VOA executive producer Steve Redisch about the Democratic party's struggle to unite on President Joe Biden's human infrastructure spending package, the political ramifications of the upcoming Governor's election in Virginia, President Biden's pledge to stand with southeast Asian nations and so much more. Join us for Issues in the News on the Voice of America.
22
OCT

Biden's Spending Package Challenges - October 22, 2021

Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine and White House correspondent Anita Powell about the challenges facing President Joe Biden in getting the Democratic party to reach a compromise on his spending package, the significance of holding former advisor to President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon in criminal contempt by the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the purpose of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's meeting with two of South America's strongest democracies and so much more. Join us for Issues in the News on the Voice of America.
15
OCT

Moderate, Progressive Democrats Differ on Spending - October 15, 2021

Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine and senior reporter for Marketplace Nancy Marshall-Genzer about the daunting challenges ahead for House Speak Nancy Pelosi in trying to satisfy both moderates and progressives of the Democratic party while trimming the cost of the $3.5 trillion social benefits package, why political eyes are intently watching the close governor's race in Virginia, how the G-20 major economies are tackling the crises in Afghanistan and Ethiopia, and so much more. Join us for Issues in the News on the Voice of America.
08
OCT

Senate Deal Extends Debt Ceiling Deadline - October 08, 2021

Issues in the News moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA Congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson and VOA executive producer Steve Redisch about the last-minute compromise by lawmakers to temporarily raise the debt ceiling until early December, continued negotiations among congressional Democrats to reach consensus over the scope and cost of supplemental infrastructure bill, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's effort to repair damaged relations with France stemming from the AUKUS deal and much more. Join us for Issues in the News on the Voice of America.
01
OCT

Biden's Domestic Agenda - October 01, 2021

Issues in the News moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine and VOA White House correspondent Anita Powell about the brinksmanship involved in passing two infrastructure bills, which are key to US President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda. They also discuss fallout from congressional hearings on the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, a historic meeting between President Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and the ramifications of North Korea's third recent missile launch. Listen to Issues in the News on the Voice of America.
01
OCT

Biden's Domestic Agenda - October 01, 2021

Issues in the News moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine and VOA White House correspondent Anita Powell about the brinksmanship involved in passing two infrastructure bills, which are key to US President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda. They also discuss fallout from congressional hearings on the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, a historic meeting between President Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and the ramifications of North Korea's third recent missile launch. Listen to Issues in the News on the Voice of America.
24
SEP

Biden Highlights Challenges of COVID, Climate Change and China at UNGA - September 24, 2021

Issues in the News moderator Kim Lewis talks with Nancy Marshall-Genzer, senior reporter for Marketplace and Steve Redisch, VOA executive producer, about President Joe Biden's first address to the UNGA as a head of state and at a time of unprecedented global crises, Democrats on Capitol Hill continue to work to get a bipartisan infrastructure deal passed before their self-imposed September 27 deadline, the plight of thousands of Haitians at the US/Mexico border and the Taliban's rejection of American concerns over a presence of terrorists in Afghanistan. Listen to Issues in the News on the Voice of America.

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